"Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
~ Henry Van Dyke

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Don't you love a bargain?

In a shop I stopped in at on the way to Cranberry Cottage, I happened to find a bargain. It was laying on the floor under a bargains table. I almost did not even see it...

I found a matching decorative cake plate to my larger one I already had. They are made of wood with a painted taupe grey paint distressed effect. It was marked down so well that I had to get it. *grins* When bringing it home, the fun began. One of my cloches fit on it perfectly so I was able to use the two well together.

Under this cloche is a piece of my handmade bobbinlace, a porcelain heart and a watercolor portrait of Samuel Pepys which was a souvenir from a little shop in The Cotswolds.

The two plates are now standing to greet all who come to visit on my sideboard in the living room.

17 comments:

Elizabethd said...

How lovely to find a partner for your cake stand. It looks so attractive.

Kathy A. said...

That is indeed a treasure and they look beautiful together.

Linda said...

This was a lucky find...the stands are wonderful and look so pretty with the treasures and cloches.
I loved seeing all your pretty hearts, especially the way you have decorated with them...hope you had a sweet Valentine's Day...hugs, Linda

Carolien said...

Nice bargain, Heidi!
Have a nice evening & hugs, Carolien

Deborah said...

Wonderful finds, Heidi! They look lovely together.

Leslie said...

How absolutely gorgeous Heidi!!

ahomespunyear said...

What a lucky, and lovely find. Don't you just love it when that happens! They look so good together - made for each other.

DonnaTN said...

What a great stroke of luck to find a matching cake stand. It was meant to be! They make a handsome pair!

Susan in SC said...

Very pretty! What a great find!

Nancy said...

Well, that was a good find. Hope you had fun at the cottage and hope you had a wonderful birthday.
Love you, Mom

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What luck to find that cake stand! I've been catching up on your past few posts, and your terrace turned out so nice. It's amazing what a difference the cleaning made :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Anonymous said...

Your cake stands look so pretty and what a fortunate find you had in spotting the second one.

Hugs
Hazel C (UK)

Brigitte said...

Wonderful finds indeed. That little procelaine heart looks like a real treasure.

Wild Rose said...

You were obviously meant to stumble upon this find. Do you ever have the feeling that something is just waiting there for you to come along?

Have a lovely weekend.

Marie x

Jenny said...

Finding unexpected simple treasures is something that makes my heart sing. Your cake stand is truely a special find, and I love what you put in it. The Cotswolds is a place I want to see so badly, maybe after the kids finish college...grins... in the mean time, Jane Austen and Beatrix Potter will have to get me by...Hugs from Ca.

ohiofarmgirl said...

It looks wonderful..and inviting!
Thanks for asking for my Mom..her next appointment is on Thursday when she will get the results of some of her test. I am praying for healing and restoration!
I will check out your bathroom too. Dianntha

Melanie said...

Beautiful! I love cloches...