Friday, February 8, 2008

Show & Tell Friday

Welcome to Show & Tell Friday! I really am glad you've stopped by for a visit and I hope you'll feel free to comment on anything you see here.

This week I'd like to tell you about a very special teapot and my really nice mom.

About five and a half years ago my mother, who lives about 2,000 miles from me, came for a wonderful visit. It was a really nice time because my husband and I had just moved into our very first home that we owned and she helped me to get settled.

One day she and I were out and about shopping and enjoying our time together. We stopped at a local store and came across this teapot. It was on sale for a great price, I think it was about $5.00 and my mom, being of the generous sort, couldn't wait to buy it for me.

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As I shared with you a few weeks ago, I have a few special teapots and teacups & saucers but I didn't feature this particular one in the show & tell. And now I know why.

Now just the other day, while browsing at the second-hand store, I noticed a creamer and sugar bowl on the shelf.

Immediately I realized that it looked very similar to my green and white teapot at home. Now, I don't like to waste money so I quickly called home to my dh and asked him to please check the pattern on the green and white teapot and to check the stamp on the bottom. I was happy to hear that yes, it was a match! Then I began to examine the pair for cracks and chips and to my surprise, there were none. I was so happy. Then I noticed the price.....only $2.99 for the set! I knew right then that this was treasure bound for my home.

Yeah! I now had a beautiful matching teapot, creamer and sugar bowl.

The best part was calling up my mom and sharing with her how I found the matching set. It was as if she was just a few blocks away instead of thousands of miles!

And don't you just love a good find at the second-hand store? I sure do.

You can read more
Show & Tell stories at Kelli's house. Why don't you stop over and see all the neat treats!



mrsjojo said...

WOW!! Thank God for 2nd hand stores. What a fabulous find for you.

Hootin' Anni said...

How lucky!!! What a great find.

My show n tell is a Valentine wreath I made this week. I do hope you can drop by for a visit.

Constance said...

What a great story! I'm not a hot tea drinker but I love teapots! Go figure! My Mom lives about 11 hours away and I miss her a lot. Many times I am doing something that I know she would enjoy and I wish that she were there with me.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful find. Thanks for sharing.

ellen b. said...

I absolutely love a good find at the second hand store! You did very well! How fun to complete that set!

Cheryl said...

What a great find! Now...I think I would google that name on the bottom to see what other pieces are out there... maybe on ebay? lol

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh my, that is really a special find.

Barbara H. said...

Wow, that is an amazing find and a great deal!

Mrs M said...

What an amazing find and what a fabulously low price!

Aren't 2nd hand stores fantastic? You may have to spend time wandering around, but you always find treasures :-)

Anonymous said...

What a great story. Wouldn't it be funny if someday you find cup and saucers to match for $1 each.

Kathy b

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Pretty tea set! What a blessing to find the sugar and creamer that matches, like it was just sitting there waiting for you!


genny said...

Thanks for telling us about that and your tea set is pretty.

Linda said...

I enjoyed your sweet story and the teapot fome your mom is so pretty. How lucky to find the matching creamer and sugar and at a sale price. Love those second hand stores. Linda

Connie Marie said...

WOW! What a fun thing to find. This will bring your pleasure for many, many years... especially the stories of them being great bargains.

Julieann said...

That is a neat story about how you found the marching peices. I just love the green too.


Lady_MSnow said...

That's so neat that you were able to find a matching set. :D

Feathering My Nest said...

I'm so happy for you. Yes, I love a great find like that. What a blessing. Kathi

Anna said...

Wow!!!!! What a great find..Those are beautiful, thanks for sharing...
Mine is up too:
Scattered Thoughts Of Mine

Nora Lee said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful find! I love them. Thanks also for stopping by my show and tell.


Kelli said...

That is wonderful, Jessica! What a sweet mom you have to come help you settle into your new home and give you a special gift. You must have been very excited to find the matching creamer and sugar bowl!

Jewelgirl said...

I like teapot sets. You are so
lucky to find the sugar and creamer
and at that price! WOW :)