Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I'm in Love!

Those of you who have been reading my blog know that I love dishes. So when I saw this china pattern posted on someones blog I went straight over to e-bay to scope it out. Some of the pieces can be really pricey, like $350.00 for a teapot!! The pattern is called Billingsley Rose by Spode, it is one of their oldest patterns. Some of the vintage pieces with the "red mark" are commanding some big prices. Luckily, I found some pieces that were priced reasonably. I think the seller was trying to clear them out so they offered them for 65% off. I got 2 dinner plates, 2
cups and saucers, 2 demitasse cups and saucers, two salad plates and 2 extra saucers, plus shipping for a total of $50.00.

I love the pink roses and the lacy edges. I thought that they would go so well with the lace on the shades of the chandelier. Now, I'm at odds whether to move the wire shelf into the hall with the blue dishes or what.

Saturday Jennifer (my daughter) and I went shopping. She got new tennies, so cute with pink trim. Since Cindy of My Romantic Home shops at Marshall's all the time I told Jen, lets swing around the corner and go to Marshall's. I found a beautiful oval mirror there that has a frame that looks carved with some roses. The only drawback is it is black with some brownish antiquing on it. There are lots of you out there that love all things black but it isn't me. So I need to paint t it white and antique it down. I love the mirror in the dining room of Kelly on Rose Vine Cottage, Two. So I'm thinking of putting the mirror in the place of the shelf and adding some of the rose dishes with it. The mirror would reflect the crystal chandelier and increase the light in the room. Mmmmmmmm!

I also bought a couple of other things, one at Marshall's and one at Home Goods, all real good buys but require some redoing, I'll share them with you later. If you get the chance go over to Kelly's site and see what you think of the mirror... One thing that got me thinking about changing the shelf , is the wall behind the rack is the French blue and the blue and white dishes don't show up as good as they would with a white or cream back ground and the creamy white dishes and mirror would "pop' more. Any opinions??


Neabear said...

You have been having fun finding fun things. Pretty things too. Can't wait to see what you decide to do. I would think that the contrasts would be better. But that can be a matter of personal opinion too. Try it both ways and see which you like better. Could be interesting to have the light reflecting in the mirror.

C Maisy said...

Love, love , love the dished. Sooo feminine.
Be sure to post the pics of the other items you bought.
Can't wait~

Sheila said...

Great find for sure. Love those dishes.. You will be happy when you get the mirror frame painted.. I love painted pieces as well. Please do hurry.. you know how we shabby chicetts are.. lol Sheila

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I swear...Marshalls should be PAYING me with all the advertising I do for them! haha! Love the dishes! I've always wanted one of those wire racks...I just love them but I don't have any room for one now!

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Sandy, The dishes are to die for, they are so pretty. I've found a lot at the SA, but they're not Spode. I can't afford those either. I've tagged you for 7 random facts about yourself. If you can't or don't want to participate, it's OK, but it'll be fun and I'd like to get to know more about you. Go to my blog to get the rules. Thanks, Jean


Oh I love the dishes you bought!! Such a pretty pattern. I'm not sure where you are wondering about the paint color so I can't comment on that, I was a little confused?? Doesn't take much though (; I do love my mirror in my dining rm and my chandy shines in it and it does add to the lighting. Good luck and I'll check back to see what you have done.

Mary said...

Your dishes are so pretty! I'm looking forward to seeing what else you purchased.

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

The dishes are beautiful! Of course I love anything with roses on them. Please come over to my blog I have an award for you! Thanks, Esther

glimpse of my world said...

Stopping by to say hello to you! What a find! love the dishes.. hope all is well

Anonymous said...

Nice dishes you bought.
ebay is great!
I like your blog.
Have a nice sunday.

la petite perle said...

Hello! How fun to find you blog! What a great find you did! I will soon come back to see what more lovely things you will show!
Warmly//la petite perle!

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Dear Miss Sandy,

Hey... is everything alright? You haven't posted for a few days and you haven't been by to see me in a few either. I know this b-e-c-a-u-s-e... you haven't left me any comments. Please let us know if there is something that we can do for you.... even if it's only to pray.

I hope that this finds you happy and well. I miss you.

Penny Sue

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Yep - It's me again with a P.X. that I always completely forget!!!

There is a giveaway, on
graphicpretties.blogspot.com for a free graphic layouts for your blogpage.. let's get excited people... it's a giveaway. If you are interested, please go directly to her blotspot.. which is listed on my website.

Good luch and best wishes.

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Hi Honey,

I hope you are doing well. I know the feeling of blogger block. I usually think "who in the world is gonna care about what I have to share or show pictures of or say...????" But then again, I think it might have something to do with the fact that even in my simple life experiences, it's nice to know that I might have something encouraging to say to someone out there in blogland.

I miss your posts! But you just take whatever time you need before you come back. Just know that you are missed by me.

Penny Sue

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Dear Miss Sandy,

I just wanted to let you know that I still miss you.

I had a woman stop by my workplace today to give me paperwork to run for a Borough Councilperson. I tried running the last voting period as a write in... but I was only approached by a person on borough council 2 weeks before voting. Anyhow... I might actually get involved in borough politics (not a good word here) and perhaps have an opportunity to have an influence on my hometown community. I really need to pray and seek Godly advice for a correct decision. This choice could change the course of my life.

Sandy, I miss you... and I hope all is well.. let me know, if you get the opportunity.

Penny Sue

Happy To Be said...

I just came across your blog and I have to say I just love it..Happy Valentine's day to you...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

debbie said...


Anonymous said...

Just popping in to wish you a Happy Valentines day dear freind!


glimpse of my world said...

Hi Sandy.. email me your address I have something for you... valariekerby@mac.com

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Dear Sandy,

Thanks for dropping in to let me know that you are ok, although not feeling up to par. It's ok to have those kinds of days. I hope you aren't sick. Here in our town there is a dreadful head/sinus/chest thing going around... and I thought I was coming down with it last weekend. I come in contact with so many people at the grocery market, handling dirty money and all. I was feeling really rundown, but I ended up sleeping as much as I could and took cold medicine for two days and nights and nothing came of it! WooHoo!!

The sun has been shining for 4 days straight... I'm worried. Could we be starting a new trend here in northeastern Pennsylvania!? Sincerely though, it has been so nice, and has had such a positive effect on my attitude. Usually winters around here are pretty gloomy.

Please keep in touch honey, and let me know how you're doing. Is your Mom ok? How did the doctor visit go?

Penny Sue

Angie said...

I love those dishes... beautiful!

Tea Time With Melody said...

Love the dishes. I too found my china for a steal on ebay. I also like the variety of mirrors found at Home Goods I am studying a couple of choices as we speak.