The first thing I found was a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee cup, saucer and plate. I may already have the cup and saucer--I collect all kinds of royalty china (think plates, mugs, cups and saucers), but I don't have a sandwich (or is it a dessert?) plate, and the price was right at $2.50. What's interesting to note is that although it was the Queen's Silver Jubilee (back in 1977), the cup and saucer are rimmed in gold.
It was a great day for finding roses. My first acquisition was no doubt a ceramics class project. It probably went for cheap (a buck) because somewhere along the line the bowl that went with it was broken. Will I find a bowl to put it in? Who knows. This picture is deceiving; the pitcher stands about 9 inches tall. For now, I think I'll use it as a vase.
Next up, I got a bone china, pink roses cupt and saucer. Someone at the co-op (where I used to have a booth), told me that either Loblaws or A&P had a china giveaway during the early 1960s and this cup and saucer (with a number of others) was one of the items. I've sold a number of these over the years, but this one I'm keeping for me. And at a buck, it was a bargain. At the same place (where I took pictures of the farm animals) I got a cute little bone china, yellow rose creamer. I seem to be amassing a lot of bone china, but as long as I can fit it in the china cabinet, I figure I'm good to go.
Next up was this little beauty. Back in my co-op days, I'd sold a number of similar prints like this, but they were much bigger. I like the fact this this little beauty is only 4 x 5 inches. I'm not keen on the frame (which is even more tacky than the picture) so I may have to spend some bucks to find it something better. But in the meantime, I'm hanging this over my desk (along with the rose print I got a few weeks back).
I took a break from pretty stuff to get some useful stuff, too. Okay, only one thing was actually useful. It was a mini muffin pan. I sometimes make mini quiches, but I only had one pan, which is a pain, because the recipe makes 24. I saw this for a quarter and decided that it was time to make more mini quiches. If I get my act together, I'll post the recipe sometime soon.
I love a bargain, and I got these bath salts, honey-almond soap, and a candle (with an old-fashioned Watkins soap label) for 10 cents each. At that same sale, I got loads of blank note cards (of sheep, teddy bears and lace, fairies, and lots and lots of cats, for $3.50). No doubt about it. I won't have to buy note cards for a L-O-N-G time.
All-in-all, a great junking day.