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Wednesday, March 25, 2015


In the keeping room is a cupboard with my collection of California Provincial by Metlox-Poppytrail.
Some pieces were given to us by my mother-in-law when we were first married and I fell in love with the pattern.  Roosters, right up my alley!

antique cupboard





Over the years we have kept our eyes peeled when strolling through antique shops and have built up a nice collection, but not enough pieces to use for supper or when company comes to visit.

Well, that just changed!  I won the bid at auction and look what was just unpacked.

my auction win




Some pieces are duplicates, but who can't use more bowls!
I didn't need quite so many coffee cups either, but that' alright.
So often I have to pass pieces by because the price is way too high, but I got all of this for a steal!

my auction win




Plenty of dinner plates, soup bowls, salad plates, platters, serving bowls, divided serving dishes, and bowls with lids.  A pair of rooster salt and pepper shakers too!  

my auction win of dishes




It appears this collection came from someones shop.
There are sticker price tags with bar codes and lots of masking tape, so I'll be soaking and removing labels for a while!

 California Provincial by Metlox-Poppytrail




I can't wait to fill up the cupboard once all the sticky tags are removed and everything has been washed and dried!

antique maple cupboard in the keeping room


It feels so good to get pieces that you've been searching for at a great price!
Have you found any steals lately?


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18 comments:

  1. They are just perfect for your new kitchen Cindy...how wonderful to have gotten such a great deal!

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  2. Oh, I love it when that happens! It's been a while since I've had that kind of luck, but always hopeful. Lucky you!

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  3. Cindy! I'm so happy for you to find these dishes! I love them too but could never afford them. They are so cheerful and like you, I love Roosters! They will look great in your cupboard! Oh, and the little salt and pepper shakers! ;) I'm not jealous, no I'm not! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. What a great buy = they are beautiful. So glad you won the bid. They will looks so good in your hutch.
    Mary

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  5. Wow! Looks like you hit the motherlode of dishes there, Cindy. I am glad you found them and that they were a great price. Now you have plenty to set an extra place for ME at the table. What's for dinner? lol xo Diana

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  6. Lucky you! I'm sure you will smile every time you pass by the keeping room cupboard and see all of your beautiful new dishes on display!

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  7. looking forward to seeing how you style them. Just love your room.

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  8. I'll bet that was ONE HEAVY BOX!

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  9. Had my morning laugh.. Roo dishes…Roo and kanga too? No, short for rooster! :) i hang out with my grands a lot! These are lovely dishes. Know you will enjoy these in the days to come.

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  10. Congrats on winning the bid on those super cute dishes!...So great to have a good number of place setting for those large gatherings....

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  11. Oh, how I love to collect dishes! I found a large quantity of my favorite, "Liberty Blue" at a shop last summer and have been a happy camper ever since!

    Good for you with your new finds.

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  12. How exciting!! This is quite a stash. I love Roos too :)

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  13. Pretty roo dishes, and I just love those elegant chairs!
    Brenda

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  14. Cindy, this is an absolutely stunning collection and it's great to hear you got them for the right price:) They will look so pretty on your table and in your cabinet. Hope you are having a nice week!

    (I heard back from Chris re/ the velvet hearts and she's working it.. so I'll be in touch)

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  15. How adorable. So glad they make you smile!

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  16. Goodness Cindy, you made out like a gem finding those beauties. I am so happy for you. You must be thrilled. Happy Easter to you and yours. Blessings, Linda

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