Thursday, November 10, 2011

I came, I saw, I bid! (And won!) Shelley China Sets & More

Last night I attended a local auction about 30 minutes away.

I ran into an old friend from our antique mall and she introduced me to a new dealer. We had a lot of fun chatting about all of the things available to us on the tables. I explained how I look for roses often... due to the name of my store.

(Everything you see here is listed here on Bella Rosa Antiques)


There were lots of roses to bid on! Check out this amazing Shelley English bone china set. All three pieces in super condition. This is the rambler rose pattern in the dainty shape. I also happened to get the second set below in violets.



I think this set would appeal to a collector as well. After all, Shelley teacups are highly sought after by teacup enthusiasts... I did a post recently on the history behind Shelley china.



This piece I bought at an auction last year and decided to pass it on.


I can't keep everything, can I? I do try.


Lovely lustre on this plate.

I like how the roses and violets are combined into one theme.



Rhinestone necklace....a little sparkle for your holiday!

Wouldn't you like to find this in your stocking?



Or maybe you'd like to find this vintage glitter house...

around here they are called "Putz" houses.



I for one, would really like something like this.

The jeweled decoration is gorgeous!


Or maybe soft pastels make you smile.



Serve up some sweet eye candy on this three part tray.



This celluloid vanity set does not look as pretty in the photo


as it is in person. The blue is really stunning.


The swirled gold decoration is the perfect touch!


The hand mirror is in great condition. These


are usually found with cloudy glass or spots. Not this one!



And the tray is glass inside with a lace interior.

Delicate but oh so lovely!




Just look at that petit point center!




Bookends are also hard to find. This pair is marked "Made in Occupied Japan"


for the time period that Japan was occupied by allied forces.


There are many collectors who like to find the pieces made during those few years.



I have said this before but I really really like how the teal blue and pink roses are

paired in this plate. Just the right mix for a beautiful palette!





And I could not list new things without adding some antique rose postcards.




All found here in my JUST LISTED category.
http://www.bellarosaantiques.com/category_25/Just-Listed.htm



Joining up with the pinkies for PINK SATURDAY! Hop on over to How Sweet the Sound for all kinds of colorful pink inspiration.

11 comments:

Venus Blues Hideaway said...

Your finds are great. I love antiques of ALL kinds. When you step onto our front porch it looks like you stepped back in time to the early 1900's. We collect garden/farm implements and I especially love the old kitchen utensils. We went to Canton Tx. this past weekend (huge flea market and collector fair) and I found a vintage egg grader. Have you ever seen one of those?? It is really an awesome little gadget that grades your eggs based on their weight. Your blog is great. If you get a chance, pop over to mine. Would love to have you. You could even become a follower, if you want to :)

Hope to get to know you better.

Faye

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Great wins! You are so knowledgeable about antiques. My favorite is the vanity set with the lace tray. So dainty!

Susie Jefferson said...

You have a great eye! And did very well with your 'wins' - they're lovely. Happy Pink Saturday from the UK!

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

What a haul! I wish I had a great auction house close to me. Thx for sharing.

HPS

LL

dana said...

How fun...to spend some time with fellow vendors at an auction! It appears that you did very well!! I love that PINK Putz house....never heard them called that, but I am glad to know!

I hit an ant. mall open house today and a gross flea market...found stuff at both of them that I plan on reselling at my Christmas show the first of Dec. I think I only paid too much on one item! :)

Have a great PSat!!!! L, Dana

chubskulit said...

Simply beautiful!

My Pink, have a nice weekend!

pinkkandy said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!!!!!!!
Thankful for a warm house and cups of coffee...children running and laughing through this house..pray you are having a good day!
I love these finds! I never find anything so great

pinkkandy said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!!!!!!!
Thankful for a warm house and cups of coffee...children running and laughing through this house..pray you are having a good day!
I love these finds! I never find anything so great

pinkkandy said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!!!!!!!
Thankful for a warm house and cups of coffee...children running and laughing through this house..pray you are having a good day!
I love these finds! I never find anything so great

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