A Little Find

I couldn't resist this cute little butter pat at an antiques store we stumbled upon.

This is my second butter pat, and this one is a lovely soft yellow colour. Labeled Petal Ware by Grindley and made in England. Oh how I wish they had more. This one was a bit pricey for my liking at $3.50 Cdn as my first butter pat only cost 75 cents.

My sister-in-law and I were on our way back from a trip to Guelph, Ontario for a great fabric sale that wasn't so great after all. On the way home we spotted an antiques store in the tiny town of Rockwood. We would have missed it except for spotting some vintage finds on the narrow sidewalk. These are the four items  I was most interested in but they were out of my comfortable price range. My sil was also eyeing the little white iron stand and imagining towel or quilts rolled up in it, but neither of us had room for it in any of our bathrooms.

It was fun poking around the different little rooms and seeing some treasures that were similar to ones we already owned. And having a fun day with my sister in love.
We are home from a lovely and relaxing little holiday with family and spending time on a few projects this week. Do you enjoy stumbling upon little shops on your travels?

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  1. I love thrifting for finds. Love your putter pat dish. somedays or better than some when you are looking for certain things.

  2. What a cute find. You know me, my car has radar for such places.

  3. Yes, I love to find new junk shops while travelling.

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  5. i am loving that wire basket you had in your hand and that white rack.
    There's nothing I love more than browsing thru antique stores, especially ones we stumble on.
    I drove from south of Helena, MT one time to Rapid City, S.D. to pick up a very good friend to bring her back to MT. On way back we'd stop to look when the urge hit us at little towns along the way. One I really remember was a little town called Buffalo, WY where we stopped for an hour or so It took us little longer to get back to our place in MT but we had such a good time.
    We now live west of Grand Junction, CO where there aren't that many antique stores, never any antique shows, total bummer. What stores there are, aren't open that often and are very pricey. Have to be content with thrift stores.

  6. What fun - and the butter pat dish is adorable. Don't you with you had a big truck at times like that! Linda

  7. One of the things that I love to do is find little antique stores wherever I go. My hubby has learned to pull over when he hears me oooing and awwwing.
    Hugs, cindy

  8. Hi! I've visited your blog a few times but have never left a comment. I thought it was time I said hi and tell you how much I enjoy your posts.

    My husband and I stopped by that antique store in Rockwood one time when we were driving through the area (we live near Oshawa and can't remember why we were going through Rockwood). We also enjoyed poking around the different rooms.

    I really like the butter pat dish...so cute and can be used for different things.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Ravenhill Cottage

  9. Hi Elizabeth,
    What a cute little butter pat. My daughter and I were out for lunch just the other day and they used butter pats. Ours were blue and white floral. I now feel like I have to add them to the list of things to buy while thrifting!
    All the Best,

  10. Love your butter pat - so that's what they're called! I can never resist either. I just call them my "tiny little dishes." :)

    Found you at the Thrifty Treasures party!


  11. It's always fun to find a new haunt. Butter pats are just cute, and I'm an ironstone lover, so I love this.


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