Thursday, March 29, 2012

Vintage Sugar Bowl

I am just dying to show you my bedroom makeover, but until we start having some sunny days around here I'm having a hard time getting pretty pictures with natural light. I'm trying to appreciate the spring rains but I have to say the sunshine will be very welcome when it finally comes.

In the meantime, I thought I'd show you the latest addition to my mix-and-match violet tea set. I haven't been actively looking for pieces to add to it, because I have enough cups and saucers now to host a pretty good size tea party.
I was browsing a thrift store a few weeks ago and spotted a violet sugar bowl. I didn't have a sugar bowl!
It even had the lid with it. I've seen other sugar bowls at thrift stores and garage sales that are missing their lids. As I picked it up to examine it, I realized it went with the snack plates sitting under it, and they were priced as a set-- $6 for 5 plates and the sugar bowl. 

Now I ask you-- what would one do with a set of five snack plates (complete with rings for the cups to sit in-- but no cups) and a sugar bowl, except add it to an eclectic tea set? I couldn't pass up a deal like that, could I? Of course not.
The plates are shell-shaped and I thought they would match the one snack-set that my friend Denise sent me awhile back. It turns out that these plates are slightly bigger and the pattern is a little different. This isn't the first time I've added to my set thinking one piece matches another piece I already have, and then they turn out to be different. That's one aspect I enjoy so much about this collection.
I've also added a couple of vintage violet greeting cards that I came across among some old family letters. And my sister-in-law recently gave me a beautiful vintage hanky with embroidered violets to add to the display. (I had taken this picture before she gave it to me.)

I wonder what will be added next? A cream pitcher would be at the top of my wish list, but we'll see.

Since it's Thursday, I'll join in with Vintage Thingies Thursday @ Colorado Lady... and hopefully by next Thursday I'll have some pictures to show you of my "new" vintage bedroom furniture.


LV said...

I have not seen that pattern before. I really like it and sure you will find other pieces in time.

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love your violet china set. You have quite a nice collection. I have a sugar bowl, little cream pitcher and a candy dish in this beautiful pattern. I want more after seeing all your beauties :) Visiting from VTT~

LBP said...

Oh how I love dishes with purple on them.... My dining room is set right now with my violet dishes. Great score on the sugar bowl.



Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Beautiful dishes! I am posting for the next few weeks on my trip to Europe hope you can stop by! Blessings, Debbie

Coloradolady said...

These are beautiful! I love the pattern. I would have bought the plates too!! Happy VTT

Briana Jeffers said...

Oooh, I love your violets tea set!