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Friday, September 17, 2010

More flea market goodness!!!

You guys know by now how much I love a good flea market, right? Of course you do! I had wanted to go back to Metz, France this past weekend for their big flea market, but Indy had a soccer game, so I had to put in the mom duty. A few weeks ago we had another glorious Saturday here in Heidelberg and James Bond, Indy and I went to the local flea market (they hold them once or twice a month). We slept in quite late, so by the time we got there, many of the vendors were packing up. This is great though, because you can score super deals. They'd rather make some money than pack it all up and take it home.  I found a guy with a few pieces of my favorite pattern.  He sold me 2 cups and saucers and 2 salad plates for 3 Euro:



We came across a lady with a van FULL of transferware.  Heaven!  She had been a collector for years and was now selling if off.  She had beautiful stuff.  Beautiful and expensive.  She had entire sets of Villeroy and Boch dinnerware, complete with all the serving pieces.  I wanted them, but 105 pieces costs a whole lot of Euro, and she wasn't willing to break up the sets.  She had already started packing them up, but let me peek around inside her van and I found a set that I loved!  She let me pull it out and I knew I had to have it.  I love green plates and these were beautiful.  It had 6 plates, 6 bowls (2 different, but patterns), a serving platter, 2 serving bowls, sugar, creamer and 1 small plate.




She wanted 40 Euro for the whole set, but we didn't have that much and wouldn't have paid it anyway.  I had 20 Euros and some change, and she said, that would be fine!  Huzzah!  Then, she threw in a coffee pot, sugar and creamer for free! 

For 23 Euro and some change, we came home with this:


I have to say, I'm not a big fan of the coffee pot, sugar and creamer, but James Bond likes it, and it was free, so who am I to gripe?  I did look it up on Replacements, Ltd, and it's pretty expensive.  I feel bad that she just threw it in, being that it's worth so much, but I certainly couldn't turn it down.


I can't WAIT for the next flea market!

11 comments:

A Mom on Spin said...

My parents still use dishes like that for every meal.

Me?

Our dishes came from Target. . .

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I have two plates like your red trandferware pattern! Love it! Aren't the flea markets in Europe fun? I used to live near Metz in Piennes. If you get a chance, hit the market in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (in Provence) on a Sunday...best ever!!! I got two wonderful Quimper plates there! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Julie the Army Wife said...

Lovely!

Charlene said...

I love old dishes. I don't have a lot of them, but that's because I don't have unlimited room for them. I do have a coffee pot similar in the Blue Onion pattern.

Allison @ I heart Change said...

Wow. You score some serious deals at the flea market.

Most of our plates are blue willow that came from Kroger when I was a little kid and really into Little House on the Prarie (they went into my hope chest). I love using old things like that which have a story behind them.

family of 4 on the move! said...

Love the dishes!! Great score for you!
I am dying to go to Metz and might be going in October...cross your fingers I actually do go!! :)

Satakieli said...

I adore that green set! And how could you not love the coffee pot and creamer set?! I think it's gorgeous!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

I remember that post - love seeing all the pics of the various items! This was a major score, I cannot believe you paid so little!

Now you have to invite me for brunch so you can show them off ;-)

AmyLK said...

Fabulous finds! Congrats!

Amanda said...

You really do make some great finds! Those are wonderful. :)

Jennifer Bowen said...

Great finds! I would love to accompany you the next time you go to one of these flea markets. You always find the nicest patterns.

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