Sunday, January 19, 2020

Thrifted Coffee Service

I've been a thrifter for years and years.
My first pieces of furniture were flea market finds way, way back in the day.

I haven't gotten away from thrifting but now that I have a job again, the temptation to run to Hobby Lobby is strong. 
So one of my resolutions this year was to shop resale before buying new.
One of my thrift stores benefits families in crisis.
I found a wonderful ironstone coffee service there last week.

It has an ivy relief with a sweet pink detail.
I popped it up to the top shelf of my corner cupboard.
It was $28.00 for all three pieces.

I thought it was a great deal benefiting a good cause.

The clock is Clio by Wedgwood. 

I popped some dried flowers in a milk glass pitcher.

The sweet petit point lamb came from my antique store.

The black and gold teapot was thrifted.

The napkin ring came from my mother in law.
Her mother hand painted all of the china.
She didn't marry until later in her life so she had time to paint china in her spare time.

The art nouveau boxes came from an estate sale.

I thought you would like to see.
Speaking of seeing.
My "cheating" ways have finally caught up with me. I noticed that my distance vision (which used to be almost perfect) was not as good. My new prescription glasses are in production.
No more glasses used as a headband for me.
I'll show them to you when they are ready.

That is it for now.
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Very cute glasses! Love all the sweet china cabinet pretties! The coffee set is wonderful and so nice to have the biscuit keeper to match. x Karen

  2. Katie,
    So many pretty things in this china Cupboard!! Love the black and gold tea pot!! I need to start to go thrifting again.... I like your goal of buying Resale first.....I hope you have a great week!!

  3. that corner cabinet is absolutely amazing. love that the individual shelves are lighted. beautiful china and tea service and the black/gold teapot is the perfect accent. adorable glasses!

  4. You look so cute in the glasses. Love al your china in the cabinet. Very pretty.
    Happy New Week.

  5. You have such pretty pieces, Katie! What a treasure to have all that hand painted china. I'm sure you'll enjoy your new glasses!

  6. I really like your new $28 purchase. I think that was a real smart deal.
    I also want new glasses

  7. It takes awhile to get used to full time glasses! But you'll look great. and I love the various coffee services. Don't you adore a good find?!