My Alpine Home

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I’m in the (Midnight Mood) for love. . .

Yesterday I headed to the post office to mail packages for the two Valentine Swaps that I had joined.  While I was down town I decided to hit our local thrift.

I found the prettiest service for 4 dishes by Royal Prestige.  I smiled when I read the name ‘Midnight Moon’.

Perfect for these beauties with the midnight border filled with dainty flowers.

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It prompted me to do something that I have been thinking about for a while.  To open an etsy shop.  I loved these sweet things, but I don’t have a lot of pink in my home.

But before I listed them I had to play a while.  It’s not often I get a chance to join the teatime parties.

Working on etsy so no homemade goodies today.  Just a simple ginger twist herbal tea and a store bought cookie.

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This quote on the back of the tea bag will make all of you tea lovers smile.

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I do have a pretty teapot and sugar bowl to go with this ginger tea.  Pink and white roses and carnations to match the ‘Midnight Mood’ setting.

I just hope they don’t have me wanting to traipse into the kitchen at midnight for a spot of tea. lol!

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I placed them on my red chargers with the beaded edge.  It made the darker shade in the roses pop.  Notice the pretty embroidered napkin?

I pulled from some of my Valentine vignettes to decorate the center of the table.  My pink gazing ball was the perfect shade of pink.

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I found these dishes in the collectors case so they were a little more pricey.  I really didn’t know much about them, just thought they were so pretty.  When I came home and googled them I found that just a cup and saucer was selling for $15 on ebay.  Wouldn’t they be a wonderful Valentines Day gift?

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We’ll see how this etsy goes.  I love the hunt for vintage items, but I just can’t keep them all.  I thought it would be a fun way to share my finds!

I’d love if you checked out my new shop on my sidebar!  I have more items to list.  Just gotta get better at taking pictures.

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with these lovely parties:

Rose Chintz Cottage for Teatime Tuesday

Artful Affirmations for Teacup Tuesday

Bernideens Tea Time Blog for Friends Sharing Tea

How Sweet the Sound for Blog Shop

Green Willow Pond for What We Accomplished Wednesday

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party

Revisionary Life for Thrifty Life Thursday

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday

33 comments:

Art and Sand said...

beautiful dishes . . . beautiful tea pot . . . how fun that you are doing an Etsy shop.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such pretty dishes! I'll visit your Etsy shop for sure. Wishing you good luck with it. I need to list some items in mine and try to sell some of my treasures also.
hugs, Linda

Cindy said...

Your dishes are pretty. Good luck with your Etsy shop. Earlier this morning I opened my own Etsy shop. Well, I've gotten as far as naming it anyway!
Take dare,

Cindy
Cynthia's Vintage in VA

allisamazing said...

What a great find! Have fun with your Etsy shop :)

Kris said...

Good find!
XO Kris

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Good for you Jann! I've been talking about opening an Etsy shop for almost a year. I may be coming to you for advice. :)

Love your sweet dishes, and the teapot.

Liz Hockamier said...

Oh they are tempting! I love them with the red chargers. I'm sure that they will sell right away. :)

Good luck with your etsy shop.
~Liz

Donna Wilkes said...

Such a romantic tablescape. i am a new Etsy Shop owner too. Going to check yours out.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Beautiful teapot.

Audrey said...

Very pretty Jann, Beautiful dishes.
Good luck with your Etsy shop.
Blessings,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

The Old Parsonage said...

Bravo for you. Great find! I have a friend who has been trying to set up an etsy shop for almost a year, but never gets it together. Was it hard?


Leann

cynthia lee designs said...

Great find...very pretty dishes!! Congrats on opening your Etsy shop. I started working on one a while back, but never opened it. With all the things that I make...guess I really should open it.
hugs,
Cindy

Terri said...

Congratulations on opening your Etsy shop! Yay! Best wishes for your success.
Your new china find is wonderful. This pattern is delicate and classy.
Hugs,
Terri

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I am so excited for you to sell on Etsy! I have been selling vintage on Etsy for 2 years and I am thoroughly addicted! I started it because I just love thrifting and buying but I don't need any of it! So now, it is all mine, but I get to share it with the world through my shop. Many blessings to you on your new shop! Going to check it out now!

Lulu said...

Sweet finds. I stopped at a thrift shop the other day to drop off some things and to my surprise can home with 6 new plates that matched others I have. I'm not usually that lucky. Good lunch with Etsy.

Creations By Cindy said...

I love it all and I mean ALL! My kind of thrift store shopper. The dishes are so pretty but that Tea pot really caught my eye. I have one somewhat like that one. Wish I had one of those cookies right about now to go with my coffee! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Congratulations on the opening of your Etsy shop, Jann! I wish you much success. I love the pink gazing ball and the teapot is adorable. Pretty dishes too. So happy you could join me for tea time and enjoy your week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Marie Blackburn said...

Jann you are going to have so much on Etsy. I just opened my store last week and already had my first sale. I'll keep my eyes open for your shop. Congratulations and have fun!
~Marie@The Interior Frugalista

Bernideen said...

Loving your post and tea time Jan! And yes - can't wait to get into the garden but NOT today!

Deborah Montgomery said...

visiting from Rose Chintz Cottage link party. Congratulations on opening an etsy shop. What a great excuse to buy vintage items :)! Hope it goes well for you. I will check it out!

Rose L said...

Good luck with the etsy

From the Old InkWell said...

very pretty china and the colors are so unique. Your centerpiece got my eye with the paper flowers. Did you make this? Wish you'd tell us more about it. Looks like something that would be pretty and fun to make.

Katharine Devinney said...

Thanks for the kind comments on my blog. I checked out your blog because the Mrs. Olson commercials made me laugh when I was a kid. Both of my parents are from Sweden and have strong accents even though they have been in the US way longer than in Sweden. Thanks for following too.

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

What a pretty tea post! I am loving those paper flower posy you made...they add the perfect accent for your lovely tea setting:)Loving your new thrifty find...such a pretty pattern so aptly named:)Congratulations on your etsy shop! I know you will have lots of fun:) Hugs, Poppy

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh my goodness you have so much cute stuff that I have seen on your blog over time that you and an Etsy shop would be made for each other! :)
Case in point your latest finds! :)

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Look at all of your pretties! Who can resist such?

Maureen Wyatt said...

I checked out your shop Jann and wish you all good luck with it. My sister has an Etsy shop and has really enjoyed it. What fun to do all the shopping you like and have a place to pass the treasures on to others!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Such beautiful dishes Jann! It's so fun to find a treasure like them at a thrift store or flea market. But I know what you mean about not being able to keep everything. That's why I started an Etsy and Marie has an Etsy shop also. I've inherited so many things now that I've kept the cream of the crop and let go of the rest either to family, dear friends or my Etsy shop.

It's a great way to pass the beauty on to others to appreciate. I always include any personal stories about a piece I sell, if there is a story. Customers love that bit of knowledge!

Blessings & best wishes on your ETSY!! Edie Marie, going to visit your shop now

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Those are beautiful plates Jann. They make a pretty little tablescape with all your pink goodies. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Good luck with your Etsy shop! I favourited it!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That dish pattern is lovely, Jann! Congratulations on opening an etsy shop!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Pretty dishes, Jann! I wish you lots of success, and fun, with your Etsy shop!

Revi said...

I wanna gazing ball...:) How cool that you started an Etsy shop! I'll favorite you. :) Thanks for sharing your finds at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday!
-Revi