Our 14 year old son is my garage sale buddy and really looks forward to our early Saturday mornings this time of year. He is difficult to get out of bed on school days but on Saturdays he is up at the crack of dawn with the garage sale listings he clipped from the newspaper on Friday. We found some great items this week, including an almost new Scrabble game for $1. I will share the other finds later.
By 9:30 we were finished at yard sales so I dropped him off at home. I then headed about 45 minutes west towards Guelph, Ontario to the Aberfoyle Antique Market for their Saturday Spring Special Antique Show (it is usually just on Sundays.) There is so much to see, some good deals and lots of expensive items.
Today I noticed a black transferware platter with a farm scene that I really liked. When I asked the vendor the price, he said he was only selling all of the pieces in a lot and for $20. I have seen lots of platters for that price so it was a good deal for the lot. The china came with a large platter, a medium platter, 4 side plates and 6 dinner plates (but I only saved these three because the others were badly chipped and cracked), a newer plate and a bowl. The side plates have lambs laying in a field and the dinner plate has cows and a barn (or maybe it is a home.)
The medium platter is 11.5" x 15" and has a scene of men and women loading a hay wagon. The condition is great.
This newer plate has a Spode Copeland stamp, as does the bowl. The platters and plates do not have a stamp but have a Copeland impression. I'm not sure how old they are but I love that the transferware pattern has agricultural scenes.
For now I am displaying them in the white pine jam cupboard in our dining room. Normally the door is closed and the view is through the wire on the door.
I'll try to get some full photos of the cabinet once I finish arranging things and in better lighting. And I need to take tons more photos of the other things I found today. Thanks so much for all the kind comments on my blog being featured in the Site Seeing section of Romantic Homes Magazine (that post here.) Hoping you have a great weekend and I would love to hear if you found any great deals this weekend.
I'm sharing this at....
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