Monday, February 11, 2013

Who’d Believe It? Another Tureen!

I certainly don’t believe it.  Usually when I decide to look for something to start a collection, that’s when I don’t find them!  I just posted last week about how I lucked out and found a tureen at Goodwill.  The other day, I decided to stop at the local antique mart since I hadn’t been in since November.

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I found this tureen as I was doing my peeking into booths to see what was what.  No price, but the booth vendor was there and said $5.00.  Sold!  It was filthy, but a run through the dishwasher cleaned her up nicely.  Here is how the collection looks right now.


As a bonus, I found these two Friendly Village dinner plates.

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I wasn’t even looking for these, but I thought I saw what looked like transferware peeking out from dishes that were on top of these.  When I moved the other dishes out of the way, I saw these. 


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I’ve been looking for some Friendly Village dishes since their scenes are so pretty.  Finding two worked out well for me, since it is just the two of us now.  I try to just buy two plates if I see a dish pattern I like.  For $3.00 a piece they came home with me, too.

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Pretty good for a spur-of-the-moment stop and $11.00!  If my luck holds out, I might be able to get the last tureen I need within the next few weeks {instead of months}.

Linking up with

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm

Treasure Hunt Thurs. at From My Front Porch To Yours

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Unknown said...

I love tureens and have a few of them myself - but those dishes?
They're just beautiful!!!

Chris said...

Hi Kathy,

It's always fun to watch a collection grow. You're on a roll, girl!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice addition to your tureen collection, Kathy. Nice price too.

Gail said...

OMGoodness Kathy! You are so lucky!! They look great on top of your cabinets. Hope you have a wonderful week. Gail

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, so glad you found another gorgeous tureen and what a great price too. Love the gorgeous plates as well. You sure hit it just right with these finds. I hope you do find the last one soon. They look beautiful atop your cabinets.

Love your new header too. Gorgeous.
Have a great week.
hugs, Celestina Marie

Cynthia said...

What great finds, the tureen is beautiful and will really add to your colection.


Okio B Designs said...

Good for you! It's so funny because I'm trying to find something and now that it's on my mind, I can't find it anywhere but I know once I stop focusing on it, I'll find it. Nothing exciting - just a gingham shirt. But you get the point. =)


Anonymous said...

I love your tureen collection! They are my favorites.Your starting a great collection.I love the plates too.


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


Great treasures, Kathy- so glad for you!

Jan Hermann said...

You certainly are having great luck at finding your tureens! They're beautiful...and so reasonably priced too.

I have loved Friendly Village china since I first set eyes on it - but with all the sets of dishes/china I already have collected, I don't know if I have room..............oh wait! I emptied out some things I hadn't used in quite a while and took the to Goodwill........I have an entire cabinet I could fill.

Hmmmmmmmmmm...just might have to start looking for some Friendly Village China...come on now...where are you Friendly Village? I'm looking for you!

Jan :)

DIYbyDesign said...

Great find. I am the same way. Usually when I am looking for something I can't find it either. What great luck for you. They look beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Lucky, lucky you! I love your new tureen and they look great above your cabinets. The plates are pretty too.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Ann said...

I was fortunate enough to inherit my mother-in-law's 12 piece place seting of Friendly Village. I am always on the look out for additional pieces. You really got a deal on those plates! I just got 4 mugs at $4 each.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your tureen, it is fabulous and the plates are wonderful. I havn't seen the church scene. Great find. Hugs, Marty

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Wow! You have been lucky! And for only $5, what a great price.

farmhouse-story said...

LOVE your tureens, kathy! i've never seen plates like these--very pretty, though:) i buy dishes in two's, too! love to mix and match them.

Unknown said...

Kathy, I would never think to collect tureens, and here they are absolutely beautiful all grouped together. The dishes are wonderful! I hadn't heard of this pattern.
Love your new header! It truly does capture your style. Elegant and French! Always a pleasure to see a comment from you. I know when I follow your link back, I will be wonderfully surprised. E

The Feathered Nest said...

How wonderful is THAT Kathy??!! They look perfect above your cabinets too...I love it when you find great stuff at the thrift! Hope you have a great week sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

You have one great looking collection Kathy. I'm sure it won't take long to find the last tureen. The plates are so pretty too. You really scored!!!

Jean @ said...

You are so right, Kathy. When I'm looking for something I don't find it. So, you are very lucky to have found two tureens in about a week! Good on ya! I love how they look on the cabinets. Now I have to find something to collect for the top of my cabinets...hmmm....more scales, perhaps?!! :-)

This N That said...

You're too much..I'd believe it..They are all very pretty and you'll never stop :) There is no last tureen !!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Kathy,
You did snatch up a LOVELY soup tureen. Lucky you.
Have a happy Valentine's week.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, lucky you! Of course you don't want to find another one too soon, half the fun is the hunt! Love your new blog header!


Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Ooooooh, you had a really good day! I love the shape of your new tureen - AND the pricetag!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Totally TRILLED for you! Whoooot! Whoooooooot!

Don't you just LOVE IT when things work out.

I found an amazing tureen at a thrift the other day...they wanted $98 for it!! They are going to have it for a LONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG time!


Connie said...

Hi Kathy, your soup tureen collection looks wonderful there above your cupboards. I don't believe that I know another person that collects them, but yours are so pretty, that you may have many followers see them and start collecting, too :)
Have a lovely Valentine's Day.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Anonymous said...

You've lucked out on your finds Kathy. I am like you normally are and only find what I was looking for after I've given up and picked out something else. You got the tureen for a great deal. I highly suspect the people who run the local thrift stores must read blogs to know what is popular because these like this are way too expensive here.

You may know I have a weakness for plates, so I really like theones you got. So perfect for the fall and winter months with the darker colors. Can't way to see a tablesetting with these new finds!

Hope you are having a great week!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for sharing your treasures at my those beautiful plates and the tureen was a steal:)


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Between you and two always find the greatest things at the GW!!

Unknown said...

That is a lovely tureen and the Friendly Village plates were a great find. I saw a single saucer at the estate sale I just posted about, and they wanted $10 for it. I bought a large white platter and two little ironstone pitchers all for $5 instead.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Lucky you! I LOVE Friendly Village! Blessings, Tammy

Anonymous said...

love both finds! The tureen collection is looking good. And I'm pretty sure I have one of those plates hanging in my sunporch. The village scene is so pretty. Mine is a church I think. Little Bit from

Pamela said...

Oh Kathy I am so in love with your new treasures!! I keep hoping to luck up on some brown transferwear. Great finds. Thanx for sharing at THT.

miss flibbertigibbet said... ARE the lucky girl! I see some but never with such pretty lines....once or twice I'v snagged one though! They look great on top of the cabinets!

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