March 14, 2010

New Little Prince and some Olde Market Finds!

Sweeter than pie and I can't wait to snuggle with my new Little Prince!
Here's two year old brother 'the tattoed chef' mixing up a batch of something good..
I'll be seeing my little guys in April but meanwhile...the markets are calling.

How could I even pass this one up?  A large cuppa Grandma...
....with Coffee on the other side.  Either way, can't go wrong!

 Lately I've been clearing up the clutter and adding to my ironstone (old & new) collection.
I just love the way it looks so crisp and clean and most of it has been pretty inexpensive.  The stack of bowls upper right are some of my favorites and found at ssshhhh (walmart) of all places.  Just last week I spotted the olde ironstone bowl (on the top shelf)  in an antique booth.  It has some cracks but doesn't matter, I love the size and shape.  The two pitchers and rectangle plates were a steal at a summer yard sale and are the real deal! A score and thus began the ironstone addiction!  I picked up the cafe au lait bowl today for a few dollars.  It doesn't appear to be old and it's a little misshapen but none of that matters!  It is beautiful in my eyes! The remainder of the collection is new from Macy's or  HomeGoods.  Good deals are still out there and it helps me to know exactly what I'm looking for yet always leaving room for a wonderful suprise, like this wire dish strainer!  It tugged at my heart strings...

I think it looks great with vintage monogrammed silverware, linen napkins and 50 cent plates!

What are you lovin that you've found recently?

Hope you all have a happy week!  xo Roberta

8 comments:

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Roberta... oooh, everything is so very pretty! I LOVE the dishdrain with plates and silver in it! I found a vintage wicker baby carriage I wanted, but knew the price I'd pay if I brought it home was more than what it cost! (we are running out of room for all my "saves!)... it is still calling my name... xoxo Julie Marie

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Ooooh, and your new little prince and his brother are adorable!!! You will have so much fun with them... just precious! And the grandma coffee cup is too pretty! I had to go back for a second look at everything... love it all! xoxo Julie Marie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Roberta
Well your new Little Prince and his 'tattooed chef brother' haha are the highlights of this show... How exciting for you.... The Grandma cups are quite sweet also... but pass the wire dishrack my way.. what a great find... Take care and have a great week xx Julie

Mimi and Tilly said...

Hi Roberta, what a totally beautiful baby! Your crockery displays are so pretty. I hope you're having a great week. Hugs, Emma.

Bethany said...

Yes! This is exactly the stuff I love, too. Simple and white and clean with plenty of vintage to keep it interesting!

Dona said...

Congratulations Grandma! Baby boys are such funny little creatures:) Lucky you!!!

BTW~~~I also love ironstone! Its classic simplicity will never go out of style!

Tutti Chic said...

Oh Roberta-that white on white is SO pretty!!! Love the deals! Your new little grandson is just gorgeous! What a doll & I bet you can't wait to get your hands on him! I love the "bella" it suits you so well!We are enjoying our little giana & can't get enough of her. I hope the two grandbabies get to meet some day~xoxo chris p.s. the color of the walls (gray) is in my blog banner with the clocks & the mirror in it. LOVE IT! Everything has changed here so much-lol! I'll post more pics on the blog when I can stay home long enough to take them (I'm always at my daughters holding that baby!lol!)big hug~

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Hi Roberta ~ Im a little late to the party but I just read my first copy of PORCH and saw your gorgeous items.Then I checked out your blog and see your gorgeous family. Too adorable for words. Congrats on your new grandson. I want to go back and enjoy more but I just wanted to say hello and I appreciate all your hard work.

Dee