On September 27th I wrote a post about Visiting the Wedgwood China Factory. In that post I mentioned that the only blue Jasperware I owned was a miniature teapot Christmas tree ornament.
I receive weekly E-mail notifications of Estate Sales in my area, but seldom go to any. Last Wednesday [10/17] was different, however. When I looked through the photographs of items being sold at one of the sales I noticed some Wedgwood Blue Jasperware. My hubby and I left home before the sale was scheduled to start, and found 35 people in line ahead of us. Our admittance tickets were #36 and #37. #1 - #25 were the first to go in, so we
patiently impatiently waited our turn! ;-)
When we entered, I spotted the Jasperware sitting on an end table in the living room. Would it be within a price range I could afford or was willing to pay? I quickly walked over to it, and checked the price tag which read $65. I couldn't believe my eyes! I inspected it carefully, and aside from some dust, it was in mint condition. I happily proceeded to the checkout table to make it mine! This is what I purchased:
Sugar and Creamer
Two Teacups - Interestingly, the inside of one teacup is glazed and the other isn't.
All the pieces are marked Wedgwood, Made in England. But where there's genuine, there'll always be imitation! As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Below is my imitation Jasperware dresser set that I've had for so long I don't even remember where I purchased it.
And since we're in the master bedroom, have a look around. The secretary desk in the corner was rescued from my in-laws basement many years ago. The drop-leaf lid was disassembled, and hardware was missing. My hubby ordered new hardware, repaired it, and antiqued it a wood tone, which it remained for several years until it was given its new color when the bedroom was redecorated. It holds my stationery, greeting cards and gift wrap supplies. The teapot on the bed tray is a recent purchase from Marshalls.
Below is a close-up photo of a sampler that hangs over our bed. Our daughter lovingly stitched it for our 25th Wedding Anniversary.
And below is a Precious Moments counted cross stitch she did for our 20th Anniversary.
I love the color blue, and find it so calming and restful. The Jasperware tea set won't reside in the bedroom permanently, but it provided the right color palette for photographing to share with you.
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Today I'm linking to Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Antiques and Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea