Friday, May 23, 2014

Finds From McKinney



Here are two of my favorite finds from
when I was down in McKinney Texas
a few weeks ago.


The porcelain jar advertises my favorite
tea - English Breakfast. It's a reproduction,
but that's ok with me. It was just $12.


The jar is functional as tea should be kept
in a dark place to maintain the flavor.


I have been avoiding buying any transfer
ware because there's a fine line between
collecting and hoarding, and I think I
cross it too easily.



I was sure if I started buying transferware,
I would get obsessed with it.

But, this little rooster handle got to me so
I promised myself just this one. And at
just $14 it wasn't much of a risk.


Now the dreaded first dish has slipped in.

If you're like me, you know what I'm
saying...



Thanks for stopping by!




19 comments:

  1. Beautiful pieces! I can see why you bought them; I would have bought them, too! : )

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  2. Beautiful, thanks for sharing:-)

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  3. If I found those two pieces, I couldn't resist them either. I keep my transferware collecting to the red and white or green and white and they have to be fabulous pieces. That rooster piece is definitely fabulous. Great finds.

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    1. Oh no Miss Maggie. You've just given me the idea to start collecting "just a little", which in my world will get out of control. I'll just look at your collection and drool.

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  4. What a great find! The tin is so cute and the transfer is, um delightful! The dish under sets it off. Ooolahlah! I love the rooster.

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  5. Hi, you hoarder, you....hahhaaa....yep, I do indeed know what you're talkin' about. Seems my things around Sweet Nothings Summer House grow by leaps and bounds...I buy a cute piece of white ironstone and seems by the next morning, it's grown into 5 or 6 more pieces...first thing I know...I've got a new collection. We, us women, must be born with the COLLECTION gene....hahhaaa
    O, and by the way, I just linked to follow you thru Friends Connect....

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  6. That is a beautiful transfer ware piece. I think you were justified to buy it.

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  7. Rivercrest Cottage,
    Yep!
    You've done it now!!!
    That O N E dish has slipped in. . .and it's amazing!!!
    Love the little handle!
    You can be assured, I'll be watching as more roo transferware arrives upon the scene!!! (wink, wink)
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  8. Love your transferware and your tea jar! I love shopping in Old Downtown McKinney! There are treasures galore!

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  9. Love the little covered dish. LOL...I think I have crossed the line and some would call me a hoarder!

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  10. Love the pieces you found . I would have picked up the one with the rooster on it too. Best of luck with that hoarding addiction. LOL
    Kristi

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  11. Oh My!! I would have bought this sweet dish with the little rooster on top too. The perfect little dish! Me too I love the patterns and color on transferwear, Its so easy to start buying the thing we love.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  12. Oh my goodness, both of your treasures are fabuous and I love them. Great prices too.

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  13. Who can resist these treats when the price is so good? You'll enjoy them every time you see them...so glad you stopped by my Blog - I enjoy making new blog friends. Ai've signed on to follow you too so I'll be back!

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  14. I couldn't have resisted the transferware either, great finds! and what a great price.
    Jeannie

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  15. These are such beautiful treasures!!! The rooster handle is precious!

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