Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Iowa Treasures

First of all Sharon and I shopped till I dropped! I had to beg her to take me home on Friday night after we went to Sisters Christmas open house! We had shopped all day long and I was so exhausted I couldn't go another step! But Saturday morning I was ready, willing and able to start all over again, so off we went!

The only things I bought in Iowa were smalls, and I got tons of Ironstone. (One of my all time favorites!) I even bought some brown and white ironstone, can you believe that! I sold every piece of brown and white I took to the last Marburger Farms show. Sorry there's not more to show, but I was afraid to spend much money with the economy like it is! Oh, yes and Christmas is right around the corner!



I think I hit the jackpot on pitchers!






Old crusty pearls.




Thought this glove form was cool.

Can never get enough old photos.

Just had to have these black door knobs.


Theothertheresa

23 comments:

JB Knacker said...

What great ironstone pieces! Looks like you and Sharon did very well. I buy my soap from Sharon and it is selling very well! She seems to have the magic touch and know where to find all the good stuff. Happy Thanksgiving! Brenda

mannequinsnewlook said...

Oh Theresa. The ironstone is great. I don't collect it, but really like the brown and white, something earthy about it. You and Martha come anytime; have room for both of you and we can go junking. Just finished painting the Al and Martha room today and cleaning the hardwood to put furniture back. So, ready whenever you are! carrell

countrycharisma said...

Hey Theresa, I think I just posted a comment to you by manniquinsnewlook, a blog I am working on for a friend. sorry, carrell

Shop Keeper... Pamela said...

Goodness... you did hit the jack pot on ironstone... that is one of my favorites. Beautiful filled with fresh greenery for the holidays...

Hoping you a Wonderful, Blessful Thanksgiving Day, Pamela

The English Cottage Collection said...

Wow! I am drooling at your haul of ironstone and br. transferware, my two favs too!! How fun......I am from Iowa and would love to go back sometime to my old hunting grounds! Happy Thanksgiving Theresa

mishebe said...

Isn't fun to shop til you shop? lol you got some great finds. mishelle

sassytrash said...

Wow! What a haul of great stuff! You find such great treasures. Hope you will be returning to Lakewood sometime, it can be really good or not so good-I had a good show, but the next one is 4 days before Christmas-that will be interesting. Happy Thanksgiving!

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

Holy Cow TOT! I am, well, blown away yet again by all the good stuff you buy! I love it all esp those black door knobs and, of course, the ironstone. Those pitchers!!!! Will you save one for me? I have small ones but nothing large ;)
ox lulu

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Girl, you won the Lotto with all this loot!! I see some awesome things that just might have my name of them!!

sweetpea said...

Hey TOT! Looks like fun was had by all! Have a happy Thanksgiving! Hugs to Craigy Poo!

Love Ya!
Shelley

fascinatingfinds said...

Now thats a good day when you come home with all that cool stuff. loved the pictures, I love everything thing you got. I thought I thought I had you on my blog list but I'm adding you now, hope you do the same
Cheryl

Sandy said...

Mmmmmm! I love brown & white transferware!

The Victorian Parlor said...

Looks like you had a great time and came back with great treasures! Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

I'm so glad you stopped by to say hi. I hope you are having a nice Thanksgiving day. Wow you really found some wonderful things! I am really loving the brown and cream ironstone. I found some princess pink ironstone. Have you ever seen that or know of it's value? It was a fun thing for a girl who likes pink but now my taste is turning to more your style. Ahh shucks...I really don't know what style I am. I love it all.
Hope the economy doesn't touch you!
Blessings
Becky

Sweet Repose said...

WOW...it just didn't look like that much sprawled all over your truck and my floor, but you did good. Good shoppin' partners are hard to find...you might wanna work out before ya come the next time...we'll try to find another Ol' Man's Creek out in the boonies...what a blast I had...and next time I'll be prepared and COOK...my kitchen is totally different now, I brought in that white table and cupboard top from that side porch and have all my scents in it...I like it much better. That's what happens when you leave me alone...how's the studio comin???

Hope you two had a wonderful turkey day, headin for Sisters' tomorrow, she said the open house was a good one, I'm anxious to hear 'bout it.

Later gal...nut

Cheryl said...

Wow, What an assortment of ironstone you found..all in one place too? Great Find! I love to collect the pitchers, platters, and soup turrenes. I love your style and your blog! Come on over for a visit sometime..cherylscottagehome.blogspot.com

Maison Douce said...

Love all your treasures...!! And they all look so great together...
Isabel

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

No butter pats????? Lauri

trash talk said...

Lordy, I would have broken half of it before I ever got it back home! Great stuff. And what? No butter pats to lure my darling Laurie away with? Debbie

ShabbyInTheCity said...

What a haul! You got some great things :)
I just read about the furniture polish and pillowcases :)LOL.

Anita said...

Hey- you did get a TON of great stuff. Glad to know you liked Iowa- we happen to love it here- even with the snow....

Anita

vikki said...

such wonderful treasures you found! glad you found them in good ol' ioway! & some at a fave place of mine across the river! don't let the 'nut' fool ya about gittin' in shape, she is still resting since you've been here! love the small cabinet in pic #3, the one sitting on a table behind all the goodies... love, love the jar with the clocks & clock faces in it. glad you had a good time. sharon is a wonderful person! hugs & blessings, vikki ♥

High Desert Diva said...

Hello! Am I ever glad you clicked into my blog. Yours is fab. Love, love your decorating style and the treasures you've found to resell. Linkin' ya!