Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Lucky Find for Tea Time

Welcome Sweet Friends To
"A Lucky Find for Tea Time"

For many weekends Hubby and I would go treasure hunting and come back unsuccessful.

But two weeks ago we had a lucky find!

We found this vintage Aynsley for $3.50 less 10 percent.

It was in perfect condition and it was love at first sight....with the pale turquoise and pink rose....

Do you think the price made me love it even more?

I wanted to share this cane back chair that I found for $20 and chalkpainted it a few months ago.

When you chalkpaint fabric it turns to almost  leather. 

It was a lot of work and took several coats of paint but I am pleased with the result.

I am really enjoying my impatiens at the cottage in the U.S.

 Did you know that in Vancouver, B.C. impatiens have a mildew fungus and weren't available at any nurseries this year.  I found only the New Guinea impatiens when purchasing my bedding plants in Canada.

Thank you for joining me today Sweet Friends for

A Lucky Find for Tea Time!

I will be joining these beautiful blogspots this week:

 Bernideen's ~
Friends Sharing Tea
Martha ~ 
Tea on Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Teatime Tuesday
Sherry ~
Home Sweet Home
Teacup Tuesday

Beverly ~
Pink Saturday

Hope to see you there!


  1. Oh my Karen, that is a lucky find! I am not savvy when it comes to a lot of brand collectible names, but I love the soft aqua and pink!! Your chair turned out lovely. I have not tried painting fabric yet. I love the vignette in the sweet tray. I have a candle holder just like that only green. I found it at a local antique shop. Thought it would be fun for Halloween, but I have used it a lot for my every day vignettes as well. Do you know anything about it? Love yours in blue! Sorry to hear about the Impatiens in Canada. They are one of my favorite shade plants!

  2. The tea cup is so sweet--always fun to find a deal! I love the chair--it looks great!

  3. What a beautiful teacup, Karen! It surely was a wonderful find at that price! I saw a similar one last week and they wanted $38 for it. So, good for you! I love your chair makeover and the parasol. Such a lovely post and thank you for sharing it with us and joining me for tea. Have a delightful week.


  4. Hi Karen: I love that cup and only $3.50 amazing. How many homes do you have lady? One in the US and the other in Canada. You are one lucky woman. Let me know how you are doing. Sending hugs your way, Martha

  5. I like the chair redo and find it interesting that the material turned to a leather-like consistency.
    No impatiens across Canada as I couldn't purchase any in Ontario either. I hope this fungus matter can be resolved because I used them in several shady places.

  6. What a great job you did on your chair. I love giving furniture new life with paint. Now I will have to do something to share with YOU.

    Your Aynesly Tea Cup is exquisite. I like it so much, that I simply had to pin it to my Tea Cup Tuesday Pinterest Board, linking directly to your blog post. It was is so nice sharing Tea Cup Tuesday with you. My blog is stop by for tea cup fun, and say "hi".

  7. Hi Karen,
    Your new teacup is gorgeous and what a buy it was!! It is so perfect for you.
    I love how you redid your chair with chalk paint and brought new life to it. Great job!

  8. Hi Karen, What a beautiful chair! I've been looking for something like that forever, but around here they are way too expensive! Love your new teacup, too! Your tea time this week is so lovely, enjoyed it so much!

  9. I think you have a lovely bargain there. I also recognize the Mills River tray as one I used to sell years back. I love the way your chair turned out! Great finds!

  10. Wow your teacup is beautiful--as was the price. Lucky! You did a great job on that chair. I really like the tableau you created with the parasol.

  11. I can't believe you were able to get that teacup at that price!! Incredible. It is such a lovely one too. Love the rose and the color. That is a very pretty teapot too.
    Smiling at your good fortune, Ruthie (formerly of Lady B's)

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  13. Love the teacup. Two of my favorite things - roses and aqua/ turquoise colour. The bargain makes it even sweeter! Love the chair. I have a similar diamond in the rough waiting for me to get to work on it.

  14. What a gorgeous finds Karen. And at such a steal. The tea cup is such a pretty pattern. The rose is stunning. And the cane chair reminds me of ones owned by my grandmother. Such a nostalgic piece and it looks amazing in that color. Great job.