Sunday, March 15, 2009

A LITTLE SHOPPING EXCURSION

Yesterday was a beautiful day in Colorado, so we decided to go to the Antique Show & Sale at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. They have this show four times a year, and there is always a wide variety of items and a wide variety of prices! We have been antiquing out and about for about 45 years, and don't purchase too much any more. But I'm always on the lookout for brown transferware from the 19th Century especially at a good price.

I bought this gravy boat yesterday for $14. It is in perfect condition; and I figured at that price for something with an 1800s registry mark, I couldn't go wrong!

Just look at the aesthetic period decoration on the handle.

It's a real charmer.

We had lunch out; and with this treasure to bring home to enjoy, it was a great day.

Thanks for stopping by,
Sally

16 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's beautiful Sally! I can see why it caught your eye!

Shelia said...

Oh, Sally, this is so beautiful! It was made in the 1800s? I think you got a great deal! It's so lovely! I think you must have had a great weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Beautiful Sally!

Susan

Raggedy Girl said...

What a pretty little treasure. I am sure you were pleased to find it at such a nice price.

Roberta Anne

Tootsie said...

great find! awesome find at that price!

xinex said...

It's a beautiful transferware, Sally! Glad it found a good home....Christine

Smilingsal said...

I'm happy for you that you found this treasure. I know that you collect the brown and I'm sure this is a great addition.

Bo said...

Hi Sally...I'm loving the photo in your header...the vignette you are displaying there is wonderful...
It is amazing your gravy boat is in such excellent condition...it is very pretty! ;-) Bo

Sue said...

I'm jealous Sally!! I was suppose to go to the monthly big antique show this weekend but it rained and the Boss won't take the new truck out in thr rain....only a man...your find is beautiful and what a great price for such an old piece....glad you had fun....Sue.

nikkicrumpet said...

Very pretty...and It's gotta be a bargain price if you love it that much!

imjacobsmom said...

That is so pretty! Our fairgrounds sale should be coming up here pretty soon. I hope you saved something good for me. ~ Robyn

Carrie said...

What a wonderful find at a great price. The aesthetic design is very pleasing.

santamaker said...

Sounds like the perfect day!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That gravy boat is so pretty, and wow! you're right, can't go wrong for $14! Sounds like a wonderful day. laurie

Jill said...

Sally,
What a beautiful piece. I think you got a good deal! I hardly ever run across brown transferware. It seems like I can't find red anymore either!

Very pretty sitting atop those red books!

~Jill

bj said...

Oh, Sally...this is a WONDERFUL gravy boat..How lucky you were to get it for that great price...so glad you had such a good day!
xo bj