Monday, May 14, 2012

May Kitchen Cabinet and More

This month I'm using another set of dishes by
Villeroy & Boch .
This is the Botanica pattern.
I remember buying this whole set at a
 neighborhood house sale for $40. 
Scooped it up I did before anyone
 else spotted these under the table.
It's a  5-piece service for 8
with lots of extra pieces.
Which, according to Replacements
 is valued at $1544.
My Longaberger Cornflower Blue
is on the upper shelves.
There was another beautiful set of dishes
for sale that day. Sadly I did not get those.
Blue Danube
Still thinking about them all these years later. 
(This set now sells for $830 on Replacements.)
Cobbler's Bench at Christmas
Cobbler's Bench for Fall
But I did get one of my favorite
antique pieces at that sale.
My fabulous cobbler's bench  
It was $150. We could have sold it
 to 6 people on our way carrying it out
 for 3 times as much.
Larry was getting tempted and I told him
 "Do not put it down!"
That was a close call!


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  1. Hi Rita! OH, I love our cabinet and your petty dishes! I do believe you got a great bargain on those dishes. I know the feeling about loosing out on a treasure! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Great finds for you Rita. Beautiful dishes and love the bench. I clicked on the bench images to get a closer look at what you had on it.

  3. That's a really pretty pattern -- don't think I have ever seen that one. Your cobbler's bench is to die for, and I am glad you got it home without being accosted!

  4. So pretty, Rita! What a lovely pattern. Great cobblers bench, too. I love how you have it set up. Love your MAY letters, too!

  5. OMG all those pieces for $40.00!!!!!!!! What a steal! That pattern is beautiful, I would love to have it. PERFECT for spring and summer. Love the cobbler's bench, so good that you got it out safely:):) XO, Pinky

  6. What pretty dishes and great deals.

  7. What superb dishes Rita, I love the Longaberger ones too. The cobblers bench was a seriously great find and looks fabulous.
    Rose H

  8. Love those dishes...and what a bargain! Your bench is gorgeous! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  9. Very nice scores there! My Mikasa Just Flowers are discontinued but don't seem to have risen in value like your Villeroy set. It's not a complete set either, like yours is. Hope you had a great Mother's Day.

  10. Don't you just love it when you get such a deal!! I love the dishes. The cobbler's bench is just awesome.

  11. Love the cobbler's bench, how fantastic is that and I love your dishes. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  12. Goes to show that if you buy what you love, it all goes together. These are so pretty and you have a way of making everything come together. That's what I find fascinating and inspiring about your site, i.e. how you play with what you have to make it work.

  13. love blue danube pieces and villeroy & boch.hugs, amber