This Weekend’s Final Tally

Today I hit one more antique mall here in Virginia Beach. When I got home I realized that the last three cups I bought today finished my tea cups and saucers hunt! Whew…

Here is what the tally is right now:

Teacups and Saucer = 45 out of 45 needed

  • Matched with Plate = 29 total
  • Unmatched with Plate = 16
  • Need 16 more plates

Unmatched Cups and Saucers

Tea Pots = 14 out of 20 needed

  • Need 6 more tea pots

Butterpats = 25 out of 45 needed

  • Need 20 more butterpats

Creamers = 4 out of 10 needed

  • Need 6 more creamers

Sugars = 4 out of 10 needed

  • Need 6 more sugars

After these last pieces are found, we have to start looking for silverware, linens, cake stands and placemats. I hate to say it, but I think I am kind of glad that zoning is taking a little longer. Now I have time to find just the right pieces!

73 thoughts on “This Weekend’s Final Tally

  1. belocchio says:

    Good shopping! Gorgeous china. Virginia

  2. Jerry says:

    Congrats! Good story and I look forward to meeting you folks when I get back to the east coast!

  3. vanbraman says:

    Looks like you are off to a good start in your hunt. I am sure that the next group will be easier as you already have a lot of good contacts from finding the first group.

    • Thank you! I think finding those last 16 plates are going to be the hard part. I need them to somewhat match the cups. But I have enjoyed the finds so it won’t be too much of a hardship. 😉

  4. RobynG says:

    Love seeing your finds! My mother or I one have bowls, or cups and saucers in the pattern on the saucer in photo number 4. My grandfather owned a very large antique store in Southern Illinois when I was growing up and so my mother and I have always cherished antiques, and especially dishes. Going auctions is always a treat when we are together. Enjoy your shopping!

    • That one is a really nice pattern! I bet your set is beautiful! I don’t think I could own an antique store. I wouldn’t want to sell any of them! But what a great experience to have it in your childhood!

  5. You have some beautiful pieces and you certainly are a woman on a mission. What fun it must be to shop for everything. You have made lovely choices and each piece is gorgeous.

    • Thank you! Now you will have to come enjoy the finds once we open!

      • I will definitely be making a reservation when you open. I have friends in Virginia and am putting off visiting them until you are open so I can do both.

      • Aw that is so sweet! We hope we can open soon so you can see them! Don’t forget to get your raffle tickets so you can have a chance to win a free weekend!

      • I just saw the raffle page and plan on buying some. The beds are gorgeous. Regal really. Your B&B is going to be amazing and I really love watching it all take shape what a labor of love it is.

      • Thank you! The French Canopy came from what we saw at Montiplier. They just added this style bed in the room that James Madison stay the last years of his life. When we walked in, we both looked at each other and said, that is the bed for the Madison room! I am so glad you are joining us for this journey. It has been fun getting to know you! I can’t wait to meet you in person!

  6. terry1954 says:

    you have good taste, have fun looking for the rest, i love antiquing also!!

  7. nancyc says:

    Those are all so pretty!

  8. Very nice.

    I once lived in Virginia Beach. My father was stationed at the Naval base.

    S. Thomas Summers
    Author of Private Hercules McGraw: Poems of the American Civil War

  9. squirrel circus says:

    My favorite teacup from your haul this weekend is the one with the swirls that make it look like a peppermint candy; if peppermints came with floral motifs. 🙂

  10. what will you do with your life when you’ve found everything you think you need?????

  11. Angeline M says:

    Really beautiful finds! What fun to shop for these things.

  12. shofar says:

    Wow! I thought that you might have that many tea cups and saucers! I have 3 antique Chinese and 1 Japanese tea pot, and tea cups among my china on a 4 shelf cabinet. Wish I had room for some English tea sets as pretty as yours!

  13. This reminds me of a bride gathering her trousseau. I don’t think anyone in California knows what a butterpat is. Maybe. I doubt it. Love to see your progress. The dishes are beautiful. I love, love, dishes. But I’m a southern girl, so of course!

  14. They’re wonderful!

  15. Beautiful tea cups and saucers, I think I may even have a few the same LOL! 🙂
    Guest are going to be spoiled!

  16. You should give all of us who love to antique the role of pickers. In the south finding butter pats and teapots isn’t too difficult. Enjoy your search!

  17. Amy says:

    Too beautiful! It must be time-consuming– to pick, shop, and haul them back home…

  18. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

    I like unsouthernbelle’s suggestion…to have us antiquer’s go out and shop for you too!! I would be in antique heaven!! 😉 The teacups have such a delicate beauty about them…. Patty

    • Thank you! I tell you what, if you find something that is related to James Madison, email me and I will let you know if we can afford it. But check out my comment back to unsouthernbelle. I think you might like what I said. 🙂

  19. Wow! I actually have a plate just like the second one shown! So wonderful…thank you for sharing!

  20. Lillie says:

    I LOVE seeing all your cups and saucers together like that! Your earlier posts have inspired me to start my own tea cup collection. It’s just so exciting when I find a nice vintage set and bring them home and look up the marks online to read some of the history. Now I need a new display cabinet! THANK YOU for being a fabulous inspiration!

  21. lessandragr says:

    Such a beautiful array of cups and saucers! My ladies’ group is giving a high tea benefit in December and we’ve been gathering together everyone’s antique teacups and teapots – such fun!

  22. These unmatched cups and saucers are even more beautiful than perfectly matched sets! Good eye…and continued happy hunting!

  23. basildonkitchens says:

    Good job! I can’t wait to see them all in person (though it may be a while yet – on both our parts). It looks like fun hunting and gathering! They are all soooo pretty.

    • Thank you! I have to say I am pretty good at the hunting and gathering part! But I can’t wait to share them with everyone once we open! It just isn’t moving fast enough for me!!

  24. Pat says:

    Golly!! All of the dishes are so beautiful! I know it’s going to be grand when you’ve got it all together,I’d sure like to come for supper,I just know you’re a good cook! 😀 D Love ya Michelle

  25. Diane says:

    check out riverside mill in weldon nc just off 95 south 200 mill street weldon nc . It is only 20 minute accross the state line..just follow the bill board signs.
    there are over 61 dealers it was and old cotton mill you should find something you need there!
    Just tell them Diane sent you! HAPPY SHOPPING!
    p.s. love your blog!

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