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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Lenox White Linen China

When you are traveling what do you like to shop for? Is it shoes and clothing? Or jewelry and souvenirs?
 Me, I head to the local thrift stores.  

I set out for the local Goodwill yesterday in search of a couple of things and look what I found! Two lovely bone china covered vegetable bowls. I spied the smaller one first and thought it was quite charming so into my basket it went. Around the corner on another shelf was a very large covered dish equally charming. Wait, could these two go together?  I flipped them over and very clearly on the bottom they were stamped LENOX.

You're familiar with the Lenox china company aren't you? It is considered America's premier bone china manufacturer. The company was founded in 1889 by Walter Scott Lenox and is still thriving today. No less than 6 Presidents have chosen Lenox china to grace the tables at the White House.

This pattern is called White Linen and features flowers and vines trailing up a basket weave design. 

The smaller bowl has fluted sides interspersed with flowers.

 Oh, and here is the original price tag on the smaller of the two. Let me just say, I paid WAY less than that! I've seen the larger dish on Replacements Ltd. for $279.00!

My daughter chose a Lenox pattern when she got married  four years ago. The classic Federal Platinum is a favorite and I know she uses it often for holidays and other special occasions.

I've said it before and I repeat - white dishes are my favorite!! They are so versatile, can be dressed up or down, used every day or for special occasions. But I do believe in quality. Look for well known manufacturers whose products have stood the test of time and you won't be sorry.
I haven't decided yet whether to keep these. They might be a bit challenging to take home to Arizona, so if you have any interest email me at

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Urban Relics Consignment

I'm back in Georgia and had to stop in at one of my favorite consignment stores
Urban Relics.

What exactly is a consignment store and how does it differ from a thrift shop or antique store? Well, a consignment store takes items from clients on approval to do the selling for them. So if you are moving or remodeling and don't want the hassle of having your own garage sale or using ebay or craigslist, that's where a consignment store steps in . They can tell you what your item is worth and how much you might get for it. Most consignment stores take 50% of the sale price. Consignment stores are a great place to shop for gently used items. They will NOT take all of your broken, cast off and outdated items. 

So, back to Urban Relics...

 Debbie Greene has had her shop for about 5 years now.Consignment stores are very eclectic but she does an amazing job of making everything look put together.

The front of the shop has some great displays, 
very Farmhouse Chic

 and Martha's Vineyard Nautical .

In a consignment store you can find anything from charming sets of vintage children classic books, 

to gleaming copper, 

 and my favorite, ironstone!

There were lots of baskets,  

a wonderful antique tiger oak  sideboard,  

and a contemporary mirrored dresser. 

At Urban Relics you won't find clothing, but there are gently used designer handbags, 

and lots of fun jewelry. 

 Of course, I found a couple of fun things to take home with me. I know I'll wear this beaded necklace with my lavender and turquoise t-shirts. And I love these new aqua tumblers from Pottery Barn at a fraction of the original price.
It's well worth a stop in to Urban Relics whether you're redecorating or just browsing!
Located at 4651 Sandy Plains Rd, Roswell, GA

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