Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday Show and Tell.......IN MEMORY OF PRINCESS DIANA......Thrift Store Finds.......






This is a cup I found in a thrift store for a dollar years ago. Had no idea it would become so collectible........ My granddaughter, Erin, photographed the cup pictures............



Hi everybody, it's Show and Tell Time over at Kelli's...........

Today marks the Tenth Anniversary of Princess Diana's tragic death....


This is a 1984 Life Magazine that I kept over the years, having no idea, that Diana and Charles' lives would play out as they did......







When she and Prince Charles married, I got up in the middle of the night to watch the wedding on television. She always was special to me.....I think because she came across as shy and unassuming....it was really hard to believe that she had been killed in the wreck.......she was indeed the people's princess....the Queen of Hearts.....

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I'm showing you some of my recent thrifting finds........I collect pewter and white dishes along with lots of other things........I'm not a purist when it comes to collecting....if I like it I don't mind that it may have a chip or whatever.....


These are some old, not the best, oval platters that caught my eye and a round small plate.....



Salt and pepper shakers..........


Three rounded mugs that I really like for a dollar each....maybe someday I'll happen up on some more like these....





This three piece ironstone set was just $2.00........ I have a set of white ironstone that I got many years ago.........I like to mix and match it with my Blue Willow and Red Willow dishes....





Thanks for dropping by my home......you are always welcome................







25 comments:

Tracy said...

Lovely, Betty! I especially like the ironstone.

Barbara H. said...

What neat finds! I love the mugs and salt and pepper shakers and ironstone! They would mix and match with so many things.

Myrna said...

great finds! All of the pieces are lovely. I really like the Ironstone!

Lana G! said...

Wow! Great finds - love them all!

Connie said...

Isn't it fun treasure hunting?? You got some really nice things. Thanks for sharing.

Take care,
Connie

Mine is up.

Penless Thoughts said...

What neat finds! I had a pair of pewter candle sticks that were given to me as a gift in the 70's. I recently passed them on to my oldest daughter to display in her home.

I like your idea of mixing your pewter and white dishes.
Susan

Hootin'Anni said...

LOVE those salt and pepper shakers! Wow.

My show n tell is shared.

Tracy said...

Betty,
Thanks for alerting me to the changes! Those really are collectors items. I still like the ironstone.(0;

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh my Betty. Glad I came back!!! Thanks for asking me to. Those are really collectors items.
Susan

LBP said...

What great thrift finds! I love your pewter collection.

Hootin'Anni said...

Stunning!! Thanks for the return invitation. Those are all priceless collectibles.

Jen said...

How wonderful of you to have such a memorable Show and Tell. I sat in our bed with our 5 month old daughter held close the night she died....I cried and my husband just looked at me and said...Jen...she is better off than us. He was so right..a couple of days later Mother Theresa died....I remember sitting in church thinking....2 remarkable women pass within a week of one another...they were together in heaven looking down on all of us. Great memories Betty...thanks for sharing with us.

Lana said...

Wow!, Ten years already. That is amazing. The cup is great. Definitely a collectible.

ellen b said...

You have quite a lot of great treasures to show us today. I really enjoyed your Pewter. Your finds are great. Dear and I have tankards like the ones you have.
Blessings...

dot said...

Betty, you find the neatest things!
I think the whole world loved Diana.

PEA said...

When I was at the antique mall last weekend I noticed that they had various items with the royal family on them and they are indeed quite a collectible now! It truly is hard to believe it's been 10 years ago already since Diana's death...I still remember that tragic day as if it was yesterday. Love all your thrift finds, such a fun feeling to find such treasures:-) xox

Kathleen Marie said...

What wonderful treasures. I watched the entire wedding scenario. I was so fascinated and still am. I am the same way with the Kennedy's here. Being raised Irish/Catholic they were like our prince and princesses... Tragedy hit them young as well.

Thank you for sharing!

God Bless!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Nice collection! Pewter is so pretty. The magazine with Diana reminded me I have a Time magazine I kept about her when she died.

Katherine

Julieann said...

The magazine is such a treasure!!! I remember the wedding on TV too. Great show and Tell.

Julieann

Tammy said...

I love all of these beautiful collectibles!

But how fitting that you should show this Diana collection today on her anniversary. I was just upstairs watching something about her life...and I so remember her wedding, too. She did, indeed, seem to have the fairytale life ahead of her...none of us could have imagined what heartache awaited her throughout her adult years...and her sudden death at only 36.

I can't believe it's been ten years! I was still newly married and my husband was out to sea...and when I turned on the TV and saw the coverage I was completely in shock...and ended up crying the rest of the day.

Marci said...

You found some good deals. Don't you love it when something is sitting there waiting for you at a great price?? =)

Barbara said...

I met Diana's Father when visiting his country home, Althorp while Diana was still alive. I said to him, I am sure yu are so very proud of Diana. You know what he said "I am very proud of all of my children". Wasn't that nice.

I bought a bottle of wine from his cellars and he signed the label. I decided a few years ago to throw it away. I found out afterwards that some folks in the USA would have loved to have it. There you go.

cityfarmer said...

Oh, the Diana days...I miss her so.
I re-posted a blog from last year on this day...you might really enjoy it...captured memories of meeting her in person in Chicago.

love to you this Lord's Day

Kelli said...

I loved Princess Diana ever since I was a little girl. I can't believe it has been 10 years since her death. So sad. Your mug is a lovely reminder of her! You found some wonderul treasures at the thrift store...very nice!

Kelli

T*mmy said...

I had a special affinity to the Princess as she was born the same year as me and we had children in much the same order.

I hate it that she lost her life in such a way, but am very proud of the way her sons have turned out, and I think a lot of that is owed to her way of raising them!

How nifty that you have such a collectable in that mug and I myself have many of the magazines of the time that I collected, I thought to share them on a post but just did a tribute instead.

Your other thrift finds are lovely too!
:)