Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Vintage teawares from Wisconsin

The "American Pickers" guys I mentioned yesterday may find all the motorcycles and metal signs, but I think I'm getting pretty good at sniffing out the teaware bargains up north. In one antiques shop in Plymouth, Wisconsin, I came across some of the prettiest teacups I've seen in a while, like this pale pink Grosvenor Bone China cup and saucer I found for just $6.

I loved the soft white rose design, and the teacup was in such pristine shape I wondered if it had ever been used. (It has been now!)

Of course I'm always on the hunt for vintage Christmas teacups, and I was thrilled to find this one, marked Princess Anne Bone China, likewise in great condition.

Of course what *really* thrilled me about this set was the price!

In Sheboygan Falls, I ponied up just $2 for a lidless tea canister marked "Czechoslovakia" which is now happily serving as a container for spatulas and large spoons on my kitchen counter. I love it!

And I can't resist pretty dinner plates for $1.50, like these Pope-Gosser plates. At this price, I could give these away with treats and they'd be cheaper than "throwaway" plastic. Again I'm impressed with the prices of things in Wisconsin, and if I had more storage room I would have brought home much more!

12 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh wow! Super teacup finds! I especially love the tea canister!

Rosemary said...

Wow! Such beautiful treasures... and great prices! Love (want!) the Christmas cup!

Sylvia said...

WOW! You are good at finding great things at great prices!

loralie said...

Great finds. You must have a wonderful collection.

Joy said...

Oh, how pretty! Especially those plates, and for such a price! Isn't it fun to find such great souvenirs of your trip? :-)

Linda J. said...

You GO girl!! Beautiful bargains at fantastic prices!!

relevanttealeaf said...

You outdid yourself on this antique hunt! I love everything, and you can't beat the prices. We don't have bargains like that in Michigan - or at least not in my area.

Marilyn said...

Love the sweet color of the first teacup. You have certainly found some bargains. Lucky you with the Christmas cup and plates. What a good idea to buy gorgeous plates like these for cookie plates and gifts.

Ginger said...

Great buys!

Ruthie Miller said...

You find the Best buys!! Love them all once again. Pretty gold teacup and how great to find another Christmas teacup. The plates are so lovely too. You have an eye for sure.
The baby boys are precious too.

Anonymous said...

Oh my Goodness, Angela - you have really 'topped' yourself this time,
w-o-w! Such great finds, I love them all. You have such good taste*
Joanie
*remind me to start an 'Angela Shopping Fund: I will gladly pass along $50. toward anything that you find 'two' of. I love your taste in teacups and plates!

Kaye said...

Those plates are gorgeous. I would have bought every one they had. Enjoy using them!