Saturday, July 18, 2009

Silver tea set and last day for giveaway!

At a garage sale a while back I got this brand new silver plated tea set for $45 dollars. I think that’s a good price… Anyone know? Either way I love it! I have always wanted one! This one came with a teapot, coffeepot, sugar, creamer, and tray. From the same lady I also got two shabby chic decorating books. Victoria’s At Home With White, and Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic. They have been a lot of fun to read! I highly recommend!

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I love how everything has little feet in the set! It’s all so pretty :)  I just couldn’t pass it up I had to go to the grocery store down the street buy gum and get cash back to buy it LOL. The books were only $1 dollar each! Yay! Also everyone don’t forget that today is the last day to enter my giveaway HERE! I’ll announce the winner tomorrow! Hope your garage sales have been fruitful! All the best!


Shelia said...

Hi Alli!
Oh, the tea set is absolutely gorgeous! I think that was a great price and you got so many pieces plus the tray! Good job, young one!
I love those books too! Hope you have a great weekend,
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

xinex said...

I think you got a great deal. The set is very ornate and very pretty. The books look like they are a lot of fun to browse through...Christine

tales from an oc cottage said...

HOLY COW!!!! You are truly THE luckiest duck alive! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
I am soooooooooo jealous! It's gorgeous! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! ;)

m ^..^

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Yes, I think you got a deal, Allison! Good shopping! What does it say on the bottom of the tray? Who made it? Do you see a maker's mark of some kind? If so let me know what it is, and I'll see if I can tell you something about it. Look on the bottoms of the pieces themselves, too.


Sheila :-)

Terry said...

Howdy Alli
WOW ,WOW and WOW !!!!!!!!
How do you find these awesome
one of a kind deals ?????
You really are the luckiest shopper I have ever come across :)
Blessings to you Alli .
Enjoy .
Now when are you going to throw a tea party and invite us over to celebrate this delightful treasure,
nothing like a great big flat out hint :)
Seriously you really found an amazing set .
I love those feet !!!!
Happy Trails

ksarra said...

I am soooo IMPRESSED with your decorating style and the great bargains you find! What a fun blog.

Rosemary said...

Hi Alli,
Great deal on the tea set. I think $45 is good for the whole set.
The books are amazing at $1 each.
Great little shopper you are!!!
I will be posting some of my recent finds soon.

Karen said...

You are braver than I - it is just toooooooo hot out to go garage sale hunting!
Love the tea set. Great deal! Look it up on It will give you an OVER valued cost.
:) Karen

Lisa said...

Love the set! I think if you are happy with what you paid then it is fine. You may have found it cheeper but it is a full set with tray and in great condition so I'd say less than $10 a piece and it matches was a bargin! Love the books! I regret getting rid of my Shabby Chic book (or at least I cannot find it!!) Good deals!
Hugs, Lisa

Andrea Amu said...

Great find! That's a beautiful silver tea service!

Tracey said...

The tea set is so pretty.
Great find!

Sares said...

Great for YOU! That tea set is fabulous! I would definitely say you got a bargain. Is it solid silver or silver plated? Love the books too. I saw a Rachel Ashwell one at Goodwill recently but was too cheap to pay $4! Happy Pink Day and have a great weekend!

debbie said...

What a have a good eye...I agree with Shelia...what are the marks on the bottom of each sure is gorgeous
I would have bought it also
An amazing price on the beautiful books....I have not read them but have seen them advertised and not for the $1.00 you bought them for
Angel Hugs

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Allison....I knew you were looking for a silver tea service when you seen mine on my blog and now you found one! It is so pretty! As for price, I didn't pay that much because I bought my pieces separate and put it together but I have seen some realllllly expensive sets in antique stores, so I think you did great! I love the little "feet" on the bottom of them too! Also great deal on the books!!

Cheri Peoples said...

Had you heard that Rachel Ashwell closed her shop? So that is a tresure you got.
3rd week Give Away

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

I have both books and they are both wonderful. Especially At home with White. I love it...Thats a very pretty teaset. I love Silverware.

Terry said...

Howdy ALli
Just checking in to see if the Tea was ready :)
Have a wonderful day .
Happy Trails

Cori G. said...

Hi Allidink! Those are some great finds at great prices too. I paid $20 for my Victoria book, but it's one of my favorites!!!

xoxo Cori

Oh and congratulations to # 56!! How funny is that random generator...LOL!!

Betty said...

OMG!... What a deal Allison ...lucky girl ... the tea set is beatiful! .. I hope you really use it some day.
Hugz ...Betty

Betty said...

I was given Rachael's book as a gift a couple years ago and I love it ..I have used some of her ideas... I miss seeing her on TV.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Great set! I'd be curious what the marks are on the bottom(s), if any. I think you got a very good deal, but as my mom always says "it's only worth something if you like it." :-)

Erin said...

Wonderful tea set - seems like a good deal especially if you love it! Erin

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

You are a girl after my own heart- I can never pass up silver, esp. a tea set!