Monday, April 25, 2011

U is for Unbelievable!

The most unbelievable thing is that April is almost over, and this twice a week blogger has managed to blog every day (except Sunday) for this month. Only five more blogs to go.

This blog is about an unbelievable event (at least to me.) For about the past 10 years, my mom, sister, and I have been getting together once a week. (That's not the unbelievable part.) Tuesday was declared Mommy's Day Out. After we discovered that we are all grandmothers, we declared it Grannies Day Out.

Anyway, on this particular Grannies Day Out, we found ourselves in an antique/flea market barn. But, wait! I'm getting ahead of my story.  

About 15 years ago, Hubby and I were in a  major remodeling project of our house. I had been inspired after watching The Carol Duvall Show,and had decided to decorate the kitchen in sunflowers, using blue and yellow. I made seat cushions and place mats with sunflowers.

 Shortly after the kitchen project was finished, my mom presented me with this tea pot. I loved it! 
 She also made this cross stitch sign for me. I was hooked on sunflowers.

Now, back to Grannies Day Out and the antique/flea market shop. We were sauntering around each little shop. Talking, joking, laughing, and touching everything. We wandered into a shop with lots of dishes, and my eyes spotted this:
This is a poor re-creation of the shop!
 In and amongst all the knick-knacks sat this cream and sugar set. I exclaimed that it was a perfect match to my teapot. The original price was $5 for each piece, but, the price had been slashed to $2.50 for each piece. I put them back on the shelf, and continued on. But, I couldn't get it out of my mind, that here sat the perfect matches to the teapot I had had for 10 years. What were the odds? I knew I would never come across anything like that again. So, I went back and got them. And now the set is happily reunited and sitting all together on my shelf!
 Apparently, it was my "lucky" day, because I also found this cute little guy. He jumped up and said, "Take me home with you! Take me home with you!"  What could I do? He was only $8. 

He's so happy in his new home. And he makes me smile.


  1. Love your bright, sunny, kitchen decor...sunflowers are also amongst my daughter's favourites! What a lucky find for you to discover the two 'missing', matching pieces to your now complete set :)

    Have fun filling that piggy with all your small change! And, well done on almost completing your goal of posting daily on your blog!!!

  2. What great finds! I found an extra set of christmas dishes in that exact same way. This set was discontinued and I thought I would never find them and voila! there they were! Loved this post! enjoy the sunflowers! Blessings, Joanne

  3. Looks like a fun shopping day! Congrats for making it to the last A-Z week!

  4. Fancy finding two pieces with the same design and I love the idea of your Granny's day out.

  5. Oh that's so exciting! When I am a grandma I would love to have a grannies day out, it looks like a lot of fun!

  6. I can't believe April is almost over either.

    Those are some great antique finds!

  7. What's unbelievable is that you didn't scoop the sugarbowl and creamer up immediately!!!!!!! LOL! How could you NOT have gotten it, it was meant for you to find. :)

  8. I have enjoyed your post, especially the sunflowers.

    I have awarded you the Versatile blogger award.


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