Monday, February 4, 2013

Beauty is Not Perfect

Hi Friends!

Sometimes “just because it is pretty” works for me when it comes to a thrift find. Especially an old broken piece of china or porcelain. So, for my first nod to Valentines Day, I thought I would share this pretty little pink rose design creamer and one of my favorite pink teacup sets.

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She sat all alone of a thrift store shelf. Her handle had been broken off at some time during her life.

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Although she had pretty little delicate feet, she was no longer desirable by anyone.

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Just tossed on a dirty cluttered thrift store shelf. Hidden behind unbroken and more collectable items, she sat unloved and lonely. At one time she was part of a pretty tea service. Brought out with pride when guests visited. Until some careless moment, she was mishandled (yes, pun intended LOL).

I thought she still had beauty and a purpose. When I spotted her and saw that she was only “valued” at .39 cents at this store, I decided to take her home and let her have a new life on my nightstand.

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She now proudly holds cough drops on an old cotton doily and tarnished little silver tray.

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With the crazy freezing cold snowy blizzard one day and then a rainstorm and 60 degree weather the next day, my throat is sore and scratchy and I am pretending it is not just a symptom of a cold coming on.

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The cough drops are needed as is a lovely cup of a pretty and yummy pink tea. (Thank you Katie for this delicious tea!)

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It’s the little things that bring out a smile for me.

I’m joining:

Tea Time Tuesday

Tuesday Cuppa Tea

You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Table Top Tuesday

What's it Wednesday

Share Your Cup Thursday

25 comments:

  1. Aww. She was rescued and is now loved. She is a beauty! I hope you are feeling better! The color of that tea is so so pretty! Looks yummy and soothing!
    Karen

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  2. Oh what a sad story with a happy ending. I thought the gravy boat was adorable too, didn't even notice it didn't have a handle! The teacup and saucer is lovely too. Have a happy week.
    FABBY

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  3. Wonderful! She is lovely and now at home and loved. A fabulous story and so true- beauty isn't all about perfection.
    ~Tanya

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  4. Very pretty pink cup. I need a little bowl to have my cough drops handy by my bed too...have a leftover cough from the flu 3 weeks ago...

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  5. Diann, that is such a great way to use that pretty gravy boat. I know she's proud to be in service again. Such a pretty pink tea cup and saucer. Perfect for pink tea and for getting into the Valentine mood. You are still in my prayers. laurie

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  6. You are so kind to lost and broken orphans Diann. Hope your sore throat doesn't develop into a bad cold.
    Judith

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  7. I'm a sucker for the chipped and broken pieces also! Hope you feel better soon!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  8. we all are broken; and we all need a Savior. what a beautiful reminder of His care!

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  9. So glad she found a good home! Love the beautiful pink cup, sooo pretty!
    Nancy

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  10. Diane I am glad you rescued that little piece of china. It is so pretty!

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  11. So pretty and lovely to put it to use again. Hope your throat is unscratchy soon.

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  12. So glad your pretty little dish has been put to good use again. Wonderful idea for holding cough drops by the bedside and I do hope you stay well, Diann. I just got over the cold myself. Your teacup is really pretty and a hot cup of tea always helps one feel better. Thank you for coming to tea my friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  13. Oh, I agree! It couldn't be more perfect. It's been used and loved and is still pretty! I posted an old Bible that is tattered and tossed. I will treasure it! Sweet hugs!

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  14. Great rescue, I think she is very pretty.

    Cynthia

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  15. What a beautiful pattern; and a creative way to hold those cough drops. I hope you're feeling better. I bought an organic tea from Kroger's called Throat Coat. It seemed to help in soothing my throat.

    Brenda
    http://bcronmiller.blogspot.com/ (Homemaking)
    http://bjcronmiller.blogspot.com/ (Recipes)

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  16. A lovely pattern...I can see why you brought her home. A bit of cheer for the cough drops...which I hope you WON'T be needing for long.....Pretty blush pink teacup too. Take care of yourself! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  17. So sweet! What a great story, you should fluff it up a little and enter it somewhere : )

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  18. What a lovely pattern on your creamer, Diann. I'm glad you rescued and put it to good use. Your pink teacup and the tea itself are pretty. Hope you feel better soon!

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  19. Hi Diann!!!


    Thank you for rescuing a beautiful piece of china. I am the same with items
    that are missing a piece or has a crack in it. They are still useable in a lot of ways.

    I love the pink flowers. It's so cute!!

    Pam

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  20. Love this wonderful creamer, and such a beautiful pattern. So glad you saved it. Great tea cup too. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  21. The creamer is sitting in a lovely setting and so admired again so you have rescued a treasure. Isn't this weather fickle? I can sympathize for I have had headaches and sinus thus hitting the medicine cabinet and good cup of Assam! Your pretty pink teacup and saucer are just perfect for a pick me up of tea. As you drink your tea I hope your cold disappears.

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  22. Diann,
    What a sweet post and I love how you rescued this lovely piece from that dusty thrift shop shelf...

    Thanks for always stopping by!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  23. Such a darling post and what a fortunate little lady she is to be taken home and loved by you! Get well soon!

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  24. Ahh, what a happy ending to the story. She look so proud holding those cough drops. I'd have brought her home, too.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  25. What a lovely cough drop holder! You are so clever!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Diann :)