Spring has arrived and along with it there is an increase in estate sales in my area. I have enjoyed scoping them out on-line during the week and being ready to hit the ground running Friday morning. My husband was off on Friday and I brought him along to share in the fun. Patience is not one of his strong points and I had to laugh as he waited "patiently" in line for 30 minutes before going into the first sale. He kept his "this is crazy" and "don't these people have anything better to do" comments to a minimum and actually made a few friends in the crowd. He even managed to find out about another estate sale nearby that hadn't been advertised. When it was our turn to go in, he got to work.
I headed straight for the kitchen in hopes of getting a farmhouse scale I had seen in the on-line pictures. The scale was already gone, but my husband found these plates I had missed. We have a collection of these Copeland Spode plates in the "Fruit and Flowers" pattern. I love the texture of the embossed daisies around the rim. This set is "Bermuda Flowers".
I spotted this planter hiding behind a cabinet door that had been left open. I am trying to learn more about ironstone, porcelain and stoneware in general and I love this unique piece. It could hold so many things and can tuck into a corner or fit on a shelf.