Friday, October 4, 2013

Sharing a Few Vintage Treasures Over Tea

I spent some time this morning doing laundry and ironing some new treasures I found in a local antique shop. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I love, love, LOVE vintage linens and while I was out the other day shopping for the Tea-Cup Exchange (more info below) I found some linens and a silver spoon to take home with me. I also priced several pieces of ironstone and will be heading back for those!

I made myself a cup of honey-ginseng tea to enjoy while snapping some photos of my new treasures for today's post.

I fell in love with this little silver sugar spoon. It was just sitting on a shelf all by its' little lonesome and was marked 20% off. It was a bit tarnished but I polished it this morning and it cleaned up nicely. I have a sugar bowl that my mom gave me and it was begging for a silver spoon! 

Underneath the spoon is this very large white, lace-edged napkin that was actually in a bag of miscellaneous linens which I would have paid full price for BUT it was marked 50% off and it was a steal!!!!

In the bag was the placemat above, and the remaining linens in the images that follow.

There were three of these placemats which are made of the loveliest white linen. It is hard to see in this photo but they are so, so pretty.

There were a couple napkins like the one above as well. These were so delicate and though they were not meant to go with these placemats, you can see that they do match well enough. (I have really come to love and appreciate the mismatched look)

A closeup of the embroidery on the little napkin above and the crocheted edging. Exquisite!

A matching placemat...

shown here with the coordinating pretty...

I love adding to my "odds and ends" collection of placemats and napkins. I used to live in a world where everything had to match. Now, however, I much prefer a table of mismatched linens. 

Now I get to drink my tea....

I am so looking forward to seeing the results of Stephanie's Teacup Exchange. Click here to see what we are doing! My package is just about ready to ship out. I hope to get to the post office today! So stay tuned. I will post photos of the teacup I receive in the mail as well as a link to Stephanie's Blog at The Enchanting Rose of all the teacups received by participants of the exchange. I suspect this may be the beginning of my collection of mismatched teacups to go with my mismatched linens!

Linking up with:
Thrifty Things Friday Click Here For the Link.
Share Your Cup Thursdays Click Here For the Link.


  1. The embroidery on the napkins is so pretty! I agree with you, I think "odds and ends" collections are so special. They show that the objects were unique and selected because they were loved.

  2. I love the idea of having a antique sugar bowl with a vintage silver spoon! I am a big tea drinker and my kitchen is just begging for something as cute as what you found. Don't you love finding things you love where you have no issue paying full price just to find out they are on sale? Makes them so much sweeter :-)


  3. I stopped by to say hi and let you know I had your name for the teacup exchange and here you are posting about the exchange. :o) I mailed out your package this morning so hopefully you'll receive it in a week or so.

    Your blog looks lovely and I'll have to spend some time looking around.

    Have a great week!

  4. Oh what a great find! A box of linens for 50 off. That is fabulous! I too like the mismatched look. With linens and dishes as well. The sugar spoon is lovely. perfect for tea! Sure wish I would have found that blog exchange. I would have loved to have joined! Thanks for sharing with SYC. happy to be a new follower!