Yesterday we went to a spring barn sale (the same sale we went to in the fall when I got my typewriter and vintage suitcase). I came home with a few treasures that I'm very happy with.
I found a set of ten pretty blue floral dishes. When I got them home, I looked on the bottom for the maker and discovered they were Haviland china! They were a steal, too. I bought the set for the six luncheon size plates, but I've found uses for the other pieces, too.
The one dinner plate I put on my wall in place of a tray. The color is perfect and I am absolutely loving it. The teapot was missing the lid so I'm using it right now as a pencil holder. I also thought I could use it as a vase in the future. The saucers will be great to put a candle on, or jewelry, etc.
I found this chenille bedspread in a pile of other bed linens. I wasn't sure if the size was right for my bed but when I saw the price I decided to take a chance on it.
It does fit my bed but it has a bit of a stain in the middle. I could try washing it, but for now I have it folded at the end of my bed.
The last thing I found was this small vintage bowl. It's in really good shape.
I thought about saving it in my hope chest but then I decided to go ahead and get some use out of it. I'm planning to put some shells in it this summer.
Do you have barn sales where you live?