There were so many pretties out there this past weekend, but there sometimes has to be something that makes me stop in my tracks to pry those Andrew Jackson's out of my wallet. Not that I am cheap or anything. I like to think of myself as "thrifty", and a woman who "considers a field and buys it". Not that I have bought any fields lately. Well maybe small, very small fields.
So when I was browsing up and down, row upon row of booths filled with every this and that you can think of, my eyes came upon this little grouping.
A breaksfast set, in the most creamy blue color you have ever laid your eyes on.
I have a real weakness for china and pretty dishes. Mostly ones made in England and the good ole US of A. This set is Johnson Brothers made in England. Can't you just picture some fine lady receiving her breakfast in bed served on this beautiful display of china?? Egg in the egg cup, oatmeal in the bowl and toast under the cover. A perfectly brewed pot of tea or coffee with fresh cream and a dash of sugar. So very lovely.
One object that I search for whenever I have an opportunity is a Depression glass pattern called Heritage. My Mom had a few cups and saucers, and when she passed away I brought them home. I have found a large platter, and a large serving bowl, an orphan saucer or cup every now and then. So whenever I stop in an antique mall, I keep an eye out for something to add to my collection.
At our last stop of the day, I found this cup in the first booth when we entered the store. It was a rather large store, and the further back I went I came across an orphan saucer. Yipee..... but that is not all. On further investigation, there was a pile of dishes all marked 1/2 off. It was there that I found some of these -
What a very nice addition to my collection.
As we had put many miles on the car, the GPS had directed us to an Air Force Base town. Jet planes were soaring overhead as we drove down the main road. Jets in formation darted back and forth as crowds were watching from the streets. It was a full, fun and exhausting day.