Saturday, January 21, 2012

Weekend Catch-up Post...

The weekend is here and it sure did come in with a BANG here in my little neck of the woods!  I woke up around 2am to a very LOUD clap of thunder.  Scared me half to death!  Isn't it unusual to be having thunderstorms this time of year?

As promised this post will be full of antique shop/peddler's mall finds but first I want to share with you what Lori U. won in my giveaway.  I may or may not add a thing or two to it but this will give you a good idea of what I will be sending off to her........

Lori I hope you enjoy the spoils of this giveaway!  It's just a hodgepodge of things but that's the fun of putting together a giveaway...each item doesn't necessarily have to have anything to do with the other.


Before I start posting pics of the goodies I recently acquired I have to tell you how MAD I am!  Since I posted about finding those peanut butter Cheerios a few of you have told me that you went out looking and bought some for yourself as well.  I polished off my first box and have been looking for more.

  Each time I go to Walmart I go down the cereal aisle scanning the many flavors of Cheerios and the peanut butter ones are NOT THERE!!  

I ended up buying a box of cinnamon flavored ones and they are yummy but there are NOT peanut butter Cheerios!  I will not give up.  

Masterchief on the other hand is a happy camper...

Sausage and cheese on a fresh baked crust will do that to a guy!  


Now let's get going with the goodies I picked up recently...........

Blue Willow Child's Tea Set
I have been looking for one of these for a while now and Masterchief found this one on E-bay.

Etched Wine Glasses

You can see the detail better on the second picture.  I had bought a very thin, delicate one some time back but it was a bit too delicate for my klutzy hands and it took me no time at all to break it. These are just a bit more sturdy and I have to go through 7 of them before I get to the last one!

You know that heavy white china that they serve your meal to you on when you go to a diner?  I like that stuff!  I have several old platters and bowls and when I saw these two little bowls for just one dollar each I grabbed them up fast.  I like the smaller one best.

Now what do you suppose I could display in these lovely little things?

Well what did you expect?  :o)

Set of 4 Old Blue Willow Plates
Remember those plates.  You will see them again.

Five Pound Calumet Tin
I put my 14 oz. tin beside it so you could see the size of my new one.  I can't believe they actually bought baking powder in five pound tins!  I guess they made alot of biscuits back then, huh?

Calumet tin takes it's place among my other cans

Amber scissor frog.
Tiny blue bottle.

Now for the big find I'm most excited about...

Antique Oak Stash Cabinet
This one has glass in the front and the sides. I have yet to go through some bins in the back closet.  More pics to come!

Each shelf has grooves to hold plates up but I only wanted that on the very top shelf.   Now I need more scissors for all my frogs!

Look what I just saw when I looked over my shoulder!
 Just look at that sneaky look on his face!  Just when I think not one more jar could possibly fit up there...he finds a way to squeeze more in.

I know this has been a long post and if you are still with me you deserve a gold star!  Thanks so much for sticking it out.  I hope you all have a relaxing and stitch-productive weekend.  I sat down last night to stitch for a while and it seemed that for every x I crossed I had to rip two or three out!

Today is a new day!

~~Peggy Lee


jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

wow what a find, and isn't it funny how there is always room for one more,,,, one more anything. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your glasses.
Be always in stitches.

natalyK said...

Love the amber flower frog and the new display hutch. Great finds! Have a stitchy weekend!

Carmen Sutton & Jean Hohulin said...

Love your new cabinet Peggy it will take no time to fill up!

Catherine said...

Great stuff Peggy!! MC sure does have a devilish'd better watch him closely! ;)

Nancy said...

That cabinet is beautiful! You are sending Lori a wonderful giveaway win! Enjoy your weekend!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What great finds you have, my dear! Love all your goodies! Oh, those ripped x's are probably because you were looking out the corner of your eye at all your pretties!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Major jealousy here on the Blue Willow - my very first set of dishes was a set of Blue Willow from my husband's best friend, who died many, many years ago. Since then I've picked up pieces here and there and a few years ago my sister bought a bunch at an estate sale for me. I can't seem to get enough. Many of my pieces are chipped but I just love them more because they are well used. Then a couple of years ago my great aunt left me her Blue Willow dishes when she passed away. She knew how much I love them and I was the only one of the kids who ever did. I'm so glad she remembered me! blessings, marlene

Shirlee said...

I enjoyed your post very much & enjoyed seeing all your finds! Blessings, Shirlee

MoonBeam said...

Lots of goodies, big and small, some edible! Sounds like the hunt has been fun.


Natasha said...

Wow Peggy you picked up some beautiful things, but of course my favorite is that china hutch!!!

I have one simalar with the glass on all three sides... It was passed onto me after my Mom died. But it has been at my dads house for 6 years. It is to delicate to move from Ohio to Californis where I now live.

One day it will grace my home :)

I hope you find those PB Cherrios. Have a great Saturday!!

CalamityJr said...

What wonderful finds! And you are a very brave lady, using that gorgeous cabinet for stash - you have to keep it neat with all that glass!

Mouse said...

oooo sorry you run out of cherrios your face is a picture ... love all your finds and that glass cabinet is gorgeous :) love mouse xxxx

Kellie said...

Hi Peggy Lee! Isn't this KY weather crazy lately? I spent 30 minutes in the hallway with my school kiddos this week due to a tornado warning. So weird here in January. Love your cute giveaway! Where did you find those cute Pink Panther socks? Love those! Love all your treasures as well. That cabinet is especially gorgeous! Hope you have a fun stitchy weekend (without thunder!). :)

cucki said...

wow so many lovely goodies..
have fun xx

Chris said...

Good luck on your quest to find those cheerios!
I love resturantware too,my everyday dishes are a pattern by Wellsville. I have the oval plate, the vegetable sides the custards, etc. They make me smile.
Have a great weekend!

Penny said...

I love those Pink Panther socks. :)
Hope you are able to find your Cheerios again.
What wonderful goodies you found - I love the Blue Willow plates. And look at that stash cabinet - lots and lots of room. :)

Deborah said...

Love the display cabinet. Just beautiful. I must say that I am quite taken with the amber frog. It's a color I don't have. Have a great week end.

Mary said...

Great finds! Love the cabinet, too!

Bekca said...

Lori is one lucky lady, I'm sure she'll love all of your gift Peggy Lee. You certainly have had some luck too with the bargains lately, the cabinet is gorgeous.
Best wishes.

Mindi said...

You picked up some fabulous finds at the peddler's mall! Love the amber flower frog, I really need to get out and see if i can find a few.

Lori is a lucky lady with that giveaway stash, those pink panther socks are great!

Jan said...

Goodness sakes, child, you are a your expression with the 'no chocolate cheerios'. Now I am going to have to hunt for these!! lol

I LOVE your new oak cabinet...such fun and all of that space!!! Be sure and show more pics when it gets full, bet it isn't long till it does! Your Master Chief shares my passion for antique canning jars...I run out of places for them, so I have been trying to do better, and just buy ones, that have a different look!! Love how yours' look on top of the cabinet, and your tins are special too!!

The giveaway stash looks like a really fun package to receive...good for Lori!!!

Carol said...

Oh, I'm with you, Peggy--blue and white just makes my heart sing. I love your lovely Blue Willow plates and that tiny, tiny bottle is adorable!! Great find in the oak cabinet, too :)

sure hope you can locate more of those pb cheerios soon!!

Suzanne said...

Great treasures you picked up! I have never heard of Cheerios having flavours before, too bad we miss out over here. :(