Last weekend I got to go to London for a Girls’ Weekend. The 4 moms that went left 11 children at home with their dads for 3 days. Our apartment ended up being just one block from the Portobello Road Market. It was an ideal location. We walked by Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic store on Friday night and then Saturday morning I was up and searching for treasures by 8:15. There are more pictures of my shopping adventures on my Brocante Treasures Facebook page.
Here are some photos of my finds once I had them home.
All of this flatware came from a box of mismatched pieces. The man selling them said in years past all of these would have been thrown away. Can you imagine throwing these away?
I added my new finds to my growing collection of flatware. Looks like we need to do some more eating around here.
These little pitchers were being cleared out by a woman that makes her own tiered plate trays. She wasn’t using the pitchers and they were a good deal. Now I have them home and I love them.
I didn’t buy these in London, but I have been working on more Christmas decor. I love this bust with his santa hat. My frame with JOIE, joy, is just over our mantel.
These beauties were in a clearance bin, the woman who I bought them from thought they were of a cricket pitch. When she put her glasses on later she saw that it was Lourdes, France. I snapped them up! They were made in Sarreguemines and they are in excellent condition.
These little two handled cups have the best colors, blue and hot pink, on them. I asked the woman, and her mother, what these two handled cups were used for and they said in the 1950s when these were made they could have been used for just about anything. I think miso soup would be so fun in these cups.
This Spode bowl with the deer and brown transfer ware pattern will look lovely with the rest of the fall themed dishes.
I only bought the 2 flowered pieces in this picture, but I love the mix of all the different blue and whites together. The coffee pot and platter are ironstone from the 1930s.
Another piece of ‘Genuine Ironstone” this bowl is very heavy. I love the purple and all of the soft colors.
This plate immediately made me think of this canvas I had at home. I love all of the bright colors in the plate and the canvas.