...are ya still with me?
Last weekend we headed over to the Antique Festival of the Ozarks held here in Springfield. This is a new show in it's second year, that my husband and I really enjoy. You can find a little of everything here, definitely not categorized as garage sale items. As we like to say, "Retail at it's finest", if you get my drift. Not particularly bargain shopping, but real antiques and collectibles, very much worth the time and price of admission to the show.
A dealer friend of mine, Teresa, who always has interesting things and great prices had a space at the show, and the whole time we were "visiting" I kept glancing at this old Brown Transferware tureen.
It had been broken and "repaired" many years ago, but that kind of thing really doesn't deter me, if I find something that I want. Hey, stick it on a shelf, or turn it the other direction. Little imperfections, or even big ones, don't keep me from buying.
At the time I couldn't remember the name of this certain design of transferware, but when I checked the Internet I found the name of the pattern, Burmah, which is highly influenced by Japanese motifs. It's a piece from the Aesthetic Movement which started in the latter part of the 19th Century. As a counter reaction to the Industrial Revolution in England, artists and designers looked for opulence and imagination in art and life which translated into the Aesthetic movement, Craftsman Style, and then into Art Nouveau.
I checked out some platters that would match at This Site
but since I only paid a smidge for the tureen,
I thought I'd let the $375 platters just be a dream for now.
OK, history lesson over, but don't you love learning something new?
So let's see what was happening with last week's Valentine Party,
Julia, from Vintage with Laces has some of the most romantic creations.
Take a peek at her lovely lace hearts she made for Valentines gifts.
MaryAnn from Classic Casual Home has something new and gorgeous!
Love her one of a kind bejeweled clipboards.
Sandi from a Cottage Muse shared some adorable vintage Valentines.
Kerry from House TalkN created a romantic table for two
with this wonderful grouping of candleholders.
Karen from Decor to Adore created this
Romantic Shadow Box. She even has a tutorial.
and who could resist some vintage Puppy Love from Walnut and Vine?
Thanks everyone for joining in and broadcasting the Valentine Party!
I really appreciate you taking the time to come over here
and join in on the party week after week.
You all are the best!!
I also want to mention Dee from French Bleu Vintage,
a new sponsor,
is having a 25% off Sale early tomorrow morning,
at her wonderful online Shop
Be sure and check her blog for the code.
Hope you'll join in for the party today
"with anything vintage or vintage inspired"
Please have a visible link to Common Ground
within your blog post.
I'll be joining in at these great party places:
What Have You Redone at Redoux
Inspiration Friday at The Picket Fence
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Home Sweet Home at the Charm of Home
Show and Tell at My Romantic Home
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Thriftin on a Thursday at Savvy City Farmer