This last Saturday couple of my best blogging friends and I went to Springfield Missouri to go to a fabulous fun Tea Room then do some antique shopping. It was a Birthday trip for Ms Bernideen's special day.
Gina planned this trip and we were not disappointed. It was so fun at Ms Gilore's Tea Room. Read Bernidenn's post about the trip she has wonderful pictures of it all. I didn't get any pictures of the tea room however took pictures of some of my purchases.
This was my thrill of the day, my first antique 1800's staffordshire royalty figurine statue.I wasn't sure who this was so sent an email after I got home to an expert on these Richard Cottrell who is on facebook and gave up his wonderful blog on his 1845 home and fabulous antiques. Click on his name to go to his previous posts where Gina and had brunch with him and did a tour of this fabulous house.
Hope you have been watching Queen Victoria on PBS? anyway Richard told me this large figurine was Queen Victoria' and Prince Albert's oldest son and his wife, the clock represents his time waiting on the throne . How very interesting to me. This is approximately 12 inches in height.
You that know me know I love cobalt blue and white dishes and ran across these at a I would call a junky flea market but glad we stopped because I got these for $12. I don't need another set of tea cups however couldn't resist.
Now even though we were celebrating Bernideen's birthday she gifted me with one of her wonderful tea cozies. I LOVE this needlepoint cover. It is just fabulous in my book. I went right home ( next day really) and put it on my large teapot. Here is her etsy shop where she sells them.
I also purchased some pearl handled forks at the nice antique mall where I got my staffordshire then at the flea market where I got my cups and saucers I got this little blue and white hinged box for 75 cents !!!!!
We left at 7:30 am and I drove back in my drive at 9:45 pm. Do you remember Gina's blog
Now to end this post in fun I want to show you something I got at an estate sale very recently. Ugly however very interesting. I have friends who will want this LOL
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