I've been meaning for a while now to show a few antiques I've picked up and here there.
These little ironstone pieces were found at Oliver and Rust's Fall sale. The pretty little spoon rest is beside my stove, and I use the larger butter pats as saucers for pillar candles.
This collection of smaller ironstone pitchers was found out of town on Kijiji, and picked up by my lovely sister Monica, along with two matching trays. It's all the same wheat pattern. It's much creamier and more aged than a lot of my other collection, so it's displayed by itself in the dining area.
This lovely little alabaster lamp was found at an antique store in Waterford. Being in working condition, I thought it was a steal at $15.
I also recently found this more ornate alabaster lamp on a trip to the Finger Lakes region. It was also a great find at $38. It's replaced the slightly smaller one on my night table.
A while ago, a customer came into the store and said that her sister was selling some ironstone. I was happy to find a few pieces, including this fruit bowl.
And while they aren't new, I recently pulled out my small collection of brown transferware for my kitchen shelves. I always love displaying a few collected pieces that suit the season. It's a welcomed change in the kitchen.
My other two favourite brown pieces are the platter and covered serving dish on the top shelf, both of which are quite old and well loved. I was happy to use each piece again on my thanksgiving table this year.
And while it's not an antique, I found this versatile wicker tray on the clearance shelf at Home Sense the other evening. It was only $18. I've been looking for a sturdy, square one for a while now. I have quite a few wicker things in my home; baskets, nesting chests, trays and evening our dining room chairs. They add a natural touch, as well as warmth and some texture to what is quite a lot of white and wood. It's for these same reasons that I tend to choose natural fibre rugs.
We been enjoying watching our view of the back woods change of the past weeks, as the weather gets colder and the leaves take on their beautiful Fall colours. And while many of the trees are starting to let go of their leaves and look rather bare, we know it won't be long before the view is pristine white, and each branch is covered in a delicate blanket of snow.