Friday, June 14, 2013

Laura's Treasures

An old friend, retired one year, went to auction of an antique store going out of business. Laura bid on ten pieces in a box and won. She phoned to see if I could help her identify her finds.

Such a treat to see new treasures. Many pieces had their original 'for sale' tag and that helped in the identification too. CM and Son England, circa 1890 "Oban" pattern.

This post is a bit 'picture heavy' but if you enjoy seeing vintage pottery and glass it  does have some lovely treats. Maling #101_.

Lovely turquoise and white glass jug (above).

Pottery J and M Bell 1850-1870 Scenic blue/white platter with a very old chip (below).

Finding a Fenton Amethyst vase is always a treat.

Flow blue and elaborate sugars and footed bowl with a peek at the box in which the china was packed.

She thinks that the two pictures below are Royal Nippon Cobalt. Circa 1880

Two different footed handled sugar bowls (above)

A very old dish, painted (below)

Royal Grafton Willow pattern platter circa 1900.

Always a favorite activity, identifying new treasures.

Sharing with: Mockingbird Hill Cottage, Sir Thrift A Lot, Debbiedoos, How Sweet the Sound Pink Saturday, Rooted in Thyme, Common Ground, Five Days 5 Ways, French Country Cottage, Diana Rambles, Serenity Now, Embracing Change, Chic on a Shoestring, The Home Girl, Nifty Thrifty, Twigg Studio


  1. Boy oh boy!! I would say your friend made a haul. Love those Flo Blue pieces. I just love old vintage dishes. Beautiful items.


  2. Wow, what a great bunch of pieces.

  3. Your friend certainly lucked out with her bid! Fabulous treasures! Love the sweet sugar bowls!

  4. High there are a lot of beautiful pieces I really like the Maling vase. How are you doing? I just figured out how to get connected at the Howe Sound pulp mill so I am very happy to be back on line ttys Rob

  5. She sure got a box filled with treasures! I love the platters.

  6. What a treasure trove! Every single piece is just beautiful. I can only imagine the history of these items.

  7. Man did she score! Lovely haul for sure :) I wish they made (affordable) dishes like that nowdays....

  8. What a great box of treasures...and a treasure in a true friend like you is the best! Good for you helping with the identification.
    I'm only recently getting interested in seeing this post (linked MHC fav.thing) was very helpful for me,too!

    have a great week...thinks for showing! Pat

  9. Oh! What beautiful treasure!!!!
    I am a little envious.
    Smiles, Dottie

  10. Good Morning Joy, Oh this was such a treat, so many beautiful items. I joined Claudia for My Favourite Thing and I saw your blue and white photograph and as a lover of blue and white I had to pop over to say hello.
    I love the Royal Grafton design and the little bon bon dish is so lovely. Auctions are wonderful, if you are there at the right time, just as your friend was, there are delights to be had.
    Joy, I have enjoyed my visit so I have become a new follower and I look forward to many more posts.
    I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! as you will be made most welcome.
    Best Wishes

  11. This WAS a treat! :) That footed bowl is my favorite but I enjoyed each and every one : )

  12. Good morning Joy, I love your blog name. My fave color is green.

    Laura really was lucky to win all of these fabulous treasures. You featured them so beautifully.
    Wishing you a happy pink Sat. and weekend.
    xo, Jeanne

    1. My favorite color is green too! Love to hear that!

  13. Wow, what a lot of really beautiful things in that box! I enjoyed seeing them.

  14. I just found your blog from Rooted in Thyme. I've been an antiques collector since I was a child. My blog is Would love for you to visit. The Inspired Sunday tab has my antiques postings.
    Have a great weekend!

  15. I'm drooling. Just a bit. I love, love vintage pottery and china and your friend found some absolute treasures! She must be thrilled.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week,



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