Monday, April 23, 2012

A Gift For The Table Top

I was so happy last week when my friend Carol, from Old Glory Cottage informed me I had won her wonderful giveaway!
I needed something so positive to happen. Furthermore, the items were as if someone had picked them out personally for me!

So on to the table top!
Our kitchen table we had handmade by the Amish a few years ago.
We were looking for something for the kitchen that would not take up too much room but we would have enough room when we eat dinner.
We designed it with drop downs on both sides.
After we designed it I realized how very much it looks like my Grandparents table in the dining room!
I guess we stick with what we like!
And call me old but I still like oak for a 110 yr old house.

here is my Carol got in all in the box???
cute little card
beautiful linen towel I may use as a runner
a match holder in perfect shape

adorable little red top salt and pepper shakers, sitting on top of another gorgeous vintage towel.
I do not know what is wrong with my camera....half of the pictures I took are missing, the battery keeps slipping and turns off my camera.....with me something does not work at all times!
Even a gorgeous vintage tablecloth...and to think I was drooling over some this weekend, 
I wanted one so bad!

beautiful summer flowers

Now on to my flea market find.....a perfect match for the table.

A red Pyrex square bowl and 4 small bowls
The lady had the small bowls marked at $5 a piece, I wanted to buy the large bowl and  2 small, but she did not want to separate them? what? they are individually marked?
 I was confused and said I would think about it?
We went on about our way.
So my friends and I discussed it since the large bowl was marked at $15 and each little bowl was $5
the entire set would be $35....I can not spend that right now.

So we all decided $25 was a good price for all the pieces.
I am a good spotter and have pretty good knowledge of things, Patty in the group is the schmoozer and talker, BUT Rhonda knows how to dicker and get the price she wants!
We make a good trio.
So Rhonda went back and forth with the lady, until she finally gave in and sold the set to us for $25!
$10 over my budget for the day and I still feel a little guilty.
I would never of thought that a year ago...but things change.

The large one is marked 525B
and the smaller ones 410 12oz

Rhonda got us a Pyrex book for reference
thinking this is what I got?
The book shows yellow, but is sure looks like my set?
All this is going to 1515
The things Carol so thoughtfully sent me will look good in here,
what do you think?
1515 kitchen

I start vacation a week from today and can't wait to get the kitchen all decorated.
Thanks so much Carol!


Anonymous said...

Very nice. Love the linens and the dishes. They looks great together.

NanaDiana said...

Love your little oak table. I have a similar one also made by the Amish people...with the drop down leaves that pop up to make a round table. They sure do make wonderful, sturdy furniture, don't they?

I love all the things you are showing and it is all going to be just great in the kitchen. Can't wait to see it all stage and ready! xo Diana

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

This giveaway was meant for you! The pyrex is perfect and I love the little salt and pepper shakers. Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I appreciate your words of support more than you can know. Have a great week!

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh my you have the best stuff. Good thing I don't live near by or it may show up in mine.

C'est moi Claudette said...

Oh Ann, this present was absolutely PERFECT for you and your kitchen. I LOVE the red and that little match box is so sweet.
I like the word "dicker". I've never hear that word. I'll have to use it when I'm shopping.
Have a wonderful holiday week my friend.
I'm off to N.C. May 5th to see my girls. I'm SOOOO excited.

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Congrats on all your finds, especially your gorgeous Wilendur tablecloth! I spotted it right away and came right over!


Rose H (UK) said...

I feellike those gorgeous things have come 'home' :o)
Have a great week Ann,
Rose H

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Congratulations on your win! And on the Pyrex bowls. I'm glad you got them for $25. :)

Have a great vacation!

Mecky said...

Congratulations on your win. I was so happy that you won. I thought they would look perfect in your Kitchen!!!

Great find on the red bowls. That is odd that she had them priced seperately but didn't want to sell them sperately! 25.00 is a good price. Don't feel quilty.
Have a good week!

Tete said...

Yeah! Congrats on the win and the things you got are so you! So happy for you and I know they will look just perfect in your granny's kitchen. Love the pyrex and great buy. I sure don't understand her pricing them each and then not wanting to sell them apart. Goofy people out there!

Chubby Chieque said...

That's an absolutely a great present.

Love the set. Now, you are so ready for the Spring party, aren't you.

Happy TTT,

Richard Cottrell said...

You are the queen of the kitchen. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I think, fabulous! All the way around! LOVELY giveaway! I agreee it was meant for you. I've never seen the Pyrex in that shape, Pretty cool!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Ann, so glad that if I didn't win Carols give away you did. lol! Seriously, it looks just perfect in your kitchen! Love your cheery colors. The floor, love, love it! You did great with your find. Sounds like you are a terrific trio! Also almost forgot. Your Asmish table is simply gorgeous!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Ann,
I love everything you are so right it was like these gifts were made just for you! The table cloth is lovely, I have had my eye on them too. This weekend my Sister and I are going to a country fair and I hope to find a vintage table cloth there.
Your table is so beautiful! and since it was made by the Amish it will last a life time and beyond. I would love a hand made table like yours.
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

I love that vintage tablecloth! I really think you got a deal on the pyrex even though it was a bit over your budget. Have a great day.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Wonderful table and wonderful win! I love the dishes. The red is hard to find. So decorative!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I really like the bowls and tablecloth but LOVE you kitchen floor and your header photo.

Stephanie said...

That giveaway was meant for you. It will be perfect in your kitchen. The linens are so cheery looking.

Unknown said...

Hi Ann! Isn't Carol's stuff great!
Perfect for you and those Pyrex Bowls! That is the set...they came in various Ya Scored! Oh and welcome to the club. We don't want to be here, but we have great company to get us thru 8o)

Coloradolady said...

love your table and all of your goodies. They pyrex is grand!! Have a great VTT!

Anonymous said...

How fun that your pretty win goes so well with your gorgeous pyrex find!!!

Oh I do love vintage linens and love that tablecloth and runner!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Love it, I'm a Pyrex fan, but oh, those vintage linens. Sweet towel & your Wilendur tablecloth is fabu!

Old Fashioned Gal said...

I just love your blog!!! So many fantastic finds! Glad to be the newest follower!