Monday, May 11, 2009

Flea market dessert server

The last thing I found at the Irvine flea market was a two tiered silver dessert server :) Many of you probably recall the Target one, well I returned it and found this little beauty :)

flea market etc 010 flea market etc 009 I haven’t had a tea party yet so I haven’t covered it with any treats but I tried putting a little vignette on it to make it look more pretty :)

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Any other fantabulous ideas from you lovely ladies? All the best everyone!


Lallee said...

Alli, you have found some wonderful flea market items lately. You're building a wonderful collection. I loved seeing your fur babies too. Really cute!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Alli, that's gorgeous!

It doesn't have to be a reno to join in! This is perfectly frugal & fabulous!

Stephanie / Steppi / Loo Loo said...

I love it! Especially the little feeties and with the white bird and pearls. I insist we have a tea party...

"Tea for Stephanie, tea for Allison, and tea for Nonna!"


Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Great goodies and neat finds, I miss the good ole swap meets of days gone by! Is that the book in the photos below, did you get it?

bj said...

It looks just perfect the way you have it....
Have a happy day!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Allison,
I love the little silver server....I found a divided silver server at Goodiewill and I use it on my dresser in my bedroom for my jewelry and cologne bottles. I guess it depends on what room you are using it in.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh the little feeties! Too cute.
You could fill it with soaps and pretty handtowels or get some small containers to place on top to hold paperclips and other office supplies.

Nothings gonna change my world...except blogging. :)

Brenda Eason said...

Beautiful...see good things come to those who wait.

Cathy said...

Oh Allison...I love it!!! I think it's my favorite!!! You are so great at treasure hunting!!! I could use your eye here in Texas!!!

I hope all is well with you and school is going great!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Say hello to Taylor for me!!!

Barb said...

Cute. Great find.
I like 4 and 5 the best.
(you know i would probably fill it full of treasures) =0)

Blessings on your day.

barbara jean

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Hi there! I'm playing catch up today and see I've missed a whole bunch. What FABULOUS finds you've made lately. I love, love, love the dessert server...and the feet just give it that little extra umph to make it oh so cute! I really like the bird sitting on it like that :0)
The compote is quite the find too, and the linens are awesome. I love linens!
Hope all is well with you and I wish you a happy day!!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Great find, Allison! Oh, it's so pretty! You go, girl! :-)



Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I always will pick an antique over something new. Good choice!

Time to plan a tea party! Can I come?

Rosemary said...

So pretty Alli,
Great finds!!
I would put lots of differnt things in this. Sweets of course. Maybe shells for summer, old buttons, old skeleton keys, mercury glass items, birds and nests, ribbon. I could go on and on. Enjoy your treasures!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh I love servers! That one is fabulous!!

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Gail McCormack said...

Love your Desert Server
Your arrangements are wonderful!

Sares said...

I like your dish. I always look for silver things when I go looking for treasures!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Did I miss the Target one? I must have because I don't remember it. I LOVE this one. It's beautiful. These come in handy, especially at Cristmas...or anytime really. You did good!!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Hi Allison, I didn't know there was a flea market in Irvine. I've been trying to get over to the one in Long Beach, but this would be much closer for me. Great finds. I love the footed tier tray. Much more character than the Target one. Before you know it, you'll be set for a tea party! Glad you like my music, even my 22 mo. old is starting to sing 1,2,3,4! That's my lullaby to her! :-)

Bonjour Madame said...

What a gorgeous versatile piece! You have so many uses for this...
- appetizer tray
- cookie or sweets tray
- jewelry holder
- candy tray (disply with colorful seasonal wrapped candy)
- you can put it in your bathroom closet or vanity to hold soaps
- display on vanity and put lipsticks on it
- folded scarfs could be layered on it

It's really pretty.