Friday, September 16, 2011

Serendipity Tea...

For the longest time I have been wanted to add a pretty, delicate, with a touch of pink tea-cup to my small collection...But alas this humble farm girl can just not justify paying $25 for a tea-cup...Pink or otherwise...

How fortunate for me that in order to avoid an "unhappy accident" we had a very "happy accident" indeed...

Lil Sara, as 3yr olds are apt'd to do, requested a potty break while we were in a store with no bathroom...Fortunately right next door is one of our (my) favorite thrift stores...My eldest daughter was a volunteer there for a short time also....

So we leave daddy to choose his own cell phone and we pop next door to use the facilities...

Once business was taken care of, we of course must check the kitchenware section for any treasures that might have been donated...this is a RULE...and can not be broken...

Oh rapture...Oh joy...Hear the heavenly music ring...3 little delicate tea-cups and matching saucers, with just a tiny touch of pink on the flowers sat waiting for me...What a truly serendipitous moment...

My heart was just pounding as I reached out to turn over the delicate corset shaped cup and saucer to check the price...I just knew I would be walking out empty handed, because there is NO WAY, I can afford them...Oh! But this could not be...$1 each...yup...I walked out of there with all 3 tea-cups and matching saucers for a mere $3.21...

The other thing I found under the saucer was a red and gold sticker that says, Metasco - Japan.

Blessings Kelsie

PS: I think I had a little too much fun taking photos of this cups....Must be love


Sharing today for:
Show and Tell Friday @ http://romantichome.blogspot.com/


Pink Saturday @ http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com


Rose Chintz Cottage & Inspirations @ Tea Time Tuesday

Lady Katherine Tea Parlor @ Tea Time Tuesday

Wander Lee and Pam's @ Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday

Terri, Artful Affirmations @
Tea Cup Tuesday

16 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Kelsie,
Oh, don't you just love it when that happens! The teacups are indeed very sweet! What a lovely find. Thank heavens for little girls and their potty breaks! Be sure to link up with me next week and have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

ImSoVintage said...

Oh boy. I love it when I find something I love and especially at such a great price. It is especially exciting when it just pops up so unexpectedly. Yahoo for you.
Laura

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

don't you love it when you get these little "gifts" ...
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The French Hutch said...

Your lucky day indeed. The teacup was just waiting for you to come in and take it home. Its very lovely and you stole it for three dollars.
Happy Pink Saturday

~Emily
The French Hutch

On Crooked Creek said...

Kelsie,
The Heavens parted and the God of all smiled down on you today with your cup and saucer find! I am smiling that there are three...two daughters and yourself! Isn't God just amazing! Enjoy!
Fondly,
Pat

My Crazy Quilt Life said...

Happy for your C/S find! I know the thrill. I have quite a few myself and love them all. I also live in Florida ~ Winter Springs.

chubskulit said...

Very pretty!

My Share of Pink, have a fabulous weekend!

rosie said...

I just love your rules Kelsie!! Makes perfect sense to me... and I love love your new cups..

Dreaming said...

I love your quest for tea cups with a hint of pink. I admire your fortitude to stick to something affordable! I am in awe of your photography! If the thrift store had thought to set the cups up and picture them the way you did, they would have been able to get a million bucks for them... that's the way you made them look!

I'd love to know more about your collection.

Katherines Corner said...

what a lovely discovery! Truly beautiful. I have a teacup collection too.Hugs and wishes for a weekend filled with Happy!

Snap said...

Kelsie,

It was meant to be! Beautiful, delicate design on your new cups. Liked the *bling*, too! Happy Tea Day!

Marie said...

What a cute story on how you found your pretty teacups! Love how you styled it too for these post.
-Marie

Wanda Lee said...

Dear Kelsie,

Love your pretties and the delightful story of how you found them also!..,

In fact I just love your overall look and feel for this week's teatime! ~ So simple, sweet and utterly, elegantly charming with your pretty crystal sparkly baubles cascading so artfully from the teacups!..,

Happy Tuesday Tea's and have a marvelous week!

Hugs, Wanda Lee

Johanna said...

Hello Kelsie,
your post made me smile a lot. I imagine what my husband would say in this situation. "Can't you just visit with the kids the bathroom without buying tea cups?" You did right. We cannot! Great opportunities have to be taken immediately. The cups are really beautiful, very charming. And you mmade great photos! Have a lot of fun with this treasures.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi said...

Oh I know the feeling of coming across "just the treasure" I was hoping for and yet really never thought to find! A lovely post!

Terri said...

Wonderful story of finding your tea cups! They are truly pretty, and I am sure you will enjoy using them regularly! Thank you so much for sharing with us.
Hugs,
Terri