Tuesday, June 2, 2009

STIMULATING THE ECONOMY WITH TRANSFERWARE!


You all know of my obsession with 19th century Aesthetic period brown transferware. Well, I've had my eye on this little tureen for way over two years at a local antique mall. I've visited it many, many times always thinking it was way too much money! During a period of about two months the tureen was missing, but then it magically reappeared.

I'm on Social Security so was eligible to receive the government's gift (?) of $250 stimulus money. I decided that when the check arrived, I would do my part to stimulate the economy by buying the tureen! Isn't it a beauty?

Most of my stimulus money is still unspent. Guess I had better save it for my grandchildren - they will need it when they inherit our national debt!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Sally

13 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The tureen is beautiful!! I spent my "stimulus" on a lens! J is eying a leaf blower!!

Shelia said...

Oh, you silly Sally! I'm glad you were able to get this tureen - it's gorgeous! I thank you for your contribution to the economy! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That is a real beauty! I think you spent your money wisely, and this is the BEST way to stimulate the economy - buy something you love. laurie

ceekay said...

Sally....you did good for the economy! My stimulus money...went to pay of prior stimulating on my part!!!

Chari said...

Hi Sally...

How are you doing, my friend? It was so nice getting your note the other day...you've been a busy bee!!! I was just looking at your sunroom post...I love how you've "spruced" everything up!!! Your new rug is just gorgeous...I love all of the colors in it! And your new pillows are so bright and cheery...just perfect for a sunroom!!! I hear you...about the cool, rainy weather...and it looks like it is going to remain that way for another week! No complaining here though...our lawn is just soaking it all up and probably looks better than it has in a long while...so nice!!!

Okay...let's talk about you doing your part to stimulate our economy! Hehe! Ohhh Girl, don't even get me started on this subject!!! But I would like to talk about your pretty brown transferware tureen...it's fabulous!!! Ohhh...I would have been eyeing that little beauty too...it's lovely! I'm so happy for you, my friend...that you finally got it!!!

Love ya,
Chari
PS...Yes, we are going to Texas...in about 3 wks. I'm getting so excited!!!

Picket said...

You 'stalked' that gorgeous tureen for two years!!!!!? Oh I couldn't have stood it...that thing is beautiful....I love brown transferware like that...good thing it doesn't 'call' me very often..I couldn't afford to 'answer' lol lol I do so appreciate your sacrifice in helping our economy! lol Have a great week sweetie!

xinex said...

Oh I love the tureen, Sally. It's gorgeous! Nice to get something unexpected. Wish I got some stimulus money too...Christine

Susie Q said...

I love this! These colors of transferware have been a favorite of mine. You have stimulated the economy and stimulated my envy juices! *laugh* Things of beauty are a joy forever!

Love,
sue

Chatelaine said...

Lovely soup tureen. I hope you fill it with some hearty soups.

Soup tureens always remind of Autumn, my fsvorite season.

Enjoy it!

Smilingsal said...

We're still waiting for our check. Rats.

imjacobsmom said...

I bet your heart stopped when the tureen disappeared...I had that happen one year when I bought my snowman platter and mugs. As it turned out, the owner of the shop brought it home for a party. I asked for a discount since it was "used". I'm a little bit younger than you guys, so I don't receive a stimulus check. It's supposed to be in my paycheck. Funny, I haven't noticed it though. I'm glad that you got it - it is a lovely piece. ~ Robyn

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

The tureen is gorgeous! I love the delicate pattern!

Manuela

debra said...

OMG Sally, now I know what this stuff is, Hi I am Deb from Australia, my mother (who would was born in 1917) has now passed, gave me a gravy boat and large serving platter, with this pattern on it, It belonged to her mother before her, she told me to take it long before she was infirmed, as she was frightened her sister lol would grab it, and she diddnt want her to have it lol, I treasure it, but never really knew what it was, I will now go and do some research on it. Oh and I have just spent the past hour or so reading through your blog, it is fabulous. Cheers Debra (a very young 50 year old )