Sunday, November 02, 2008

The good candy

I've watched for Hadley Pottery since Andrew's aunt sent him a charming child-size set.

On Halloween, I snapped up this thrift store collection for $40. I've since decided to sell it and save the money for something we truly need.

It was a fun find, though! And now for a few more treasures:

24 comments:

Jane said...

What a delightful set! Maybe you could enjoy just one meal off those dishes for fun before you sell them!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Thanks for linking our scavenger hunt! We are always trying to find ways to have frugal fun like that.

Good for you on selling your pottery if you truly don't need it and can be happy without it. I have that happen all the time, I find something I've "always wanted" for a great price and I justify it in my mind. Then later I realize just because "I've always wanted something" doesn't mean I've always needed it or will be less happy without it!

Blessings,
Melissa

hyperactive lu said...

What a beautiful set!

Anonymous said...

I would be interested in purchasing these items from you. Are you selling them on ebay?

Take care
Michelle
www.somersetcottage.blogspot.com

Michelle Smiles said...

I've not heard of Hadley Pottery before (despite my pottery addiction - I try not school myself in new ways to feed said addiction) but what a cute set.

Hope all is going well!

Shannon M said...

That is too cute:) I'm glad you're up and about!

Anonymous said...

Why, why, why with 3 small children would you consider selling this charming pottery!!! I have collected Hadley and my niece does now. I will be watching eBay if that is where you are selling it. Elise may be very unhappy someday if she ever finds out you had it and let it go!

Anonymous said...

Oh boy! I'd keep it! It is absolutely charming!

Kay

Anonymous said...

I am sorry you have to sell something so pretty for something you need. I have done the same when faced with tough choices.

Marsha said...

I've not heard of Hadley Pottery. It *is* darling but I understand your desire to let it pass through your hands. Sometimes the thrill really is in the hunt.

Thank you for linking to my little post on the holidays and for the very kind comment. One wonders sometimes what readers are thinking and I appreciate the moments you spent telling me.

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

It's just that when I brought it home and faced the task of reorganizing my cupboard, I realized...

...I really didn't need any more dishes.

Now the kids HAVE chipped several of my otherdishes, all of which are secondhand, but it just seems to make more sense to sell these as a collection and pick up odd blue-and-white plates to fill in with my others.

I have my eye on purchasing a couple of educational products which would enrich the whole family more than dishes!

Anonymous said...

Will you be selling these on eBay? If so, will they be as the lot shown in the picture or listed individually? I would love the opportunity to own these. Thank you in advance for letting us know when (if?) we may bid. I hope you don't put them on Craigs list as I do not live in your area.

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

I will probably put them in a local consignment store. with a new baby I doubt my ability to pack them and get them to the post office safely.

I'm still working on getting those thank-you notes sent to the right addresses!!!

Cookie said...

Well, DO TELL the consignment shop once you have taken them there. There are plenty of us who live in the area that will RUN to get our hands on them!

Anonymous said...

Consignment shop? Drat....

Guess that leaves me out of the running for them! They sure are cute...

GL getting a great price for them.

Rachel

Anonymous said...

Please know that I am not intending to sound harsh, and I understand that you know what is best for your family and we only get glimpses of your life from what you share with us on the blog.

I am the daughter of a Mom who never saved anything. She spent money carefully, she had no choice. We have treasured photos from our childhood and alot of great memories, more than most people have. My sibligs and I were'nt raised to be marterialistic and we aren't to this day.

I don't have children, but my sister does. She would love to have something as unique and precious that she (we) played with, if even occasionally, with her girls (no boys in the family). I guess what I'm saying is please be sure of your decision, while the present is of utmost importance, sometimes a little future thinking is something to consider.

Blessings,
Mitford

Amy said...

Those are so cute, Meredith. I am just always impressed with the finds that you score. Great job!

Catherine said...

Thanks (I think) for linking to hotwaterbath - now I have ANOTHER blog to read! :)

Sandy said...

I'm more and more becoming the "basic" entertainer. I am actually not going to as many garage sales either cuz I don't want more "stuff!" So I can relate.
I read Melissa's post on the scavenger hunt - it was great!
I'll address your question too, either by email or a post :) Happy Monday!

Anonymous said...

It would have to be some kind of major educational product that could enrich my mind more than those dishes could enrich my soul! I know not everyone likes Hadley pottery, but if you do, how could you possibly not hang on to these. Maybe you could name your price and haul them to an UPS store for them to package and add the packing and shipping charges. I would be willing to bet you could sell them easily if you did.

Anonymous said...

I want to add my 2 cents in there too. I agree with the Mitford poster about keeping these for the kids some day. I understand we can not keep everything, but if an Aunt gave a set of this china to your oldest child I think it would be very sweet to have a set for the rest of the children too.
I too grew up in a house where nothing was kept. It was all 'clutter' to my mother and she threw everything out. If she decided we were to big to play with it any more it was gone. I remember crying so hard when my doll bed, doll clothes closet, and chair were taken and given away. My grandfather hand made those items for ME. Yet she felt no shame in puting them into a Goodwill box because I was too old to play with dolls any more. My mother was a neat freak. (not being unkind, but she was way over the top) To this day I have 1 toy from my child hood. I do not really know how I managed to keep it, a Smokey the Bear teddy bear, that I treasure. Smokey sits in my sewing room watching me work...
Meredith, do what is right for your family, I know you always will, but do think about keeping those dishes for your little girl's own collection. She might be very glad to have them in a few years. Roxie

Anonymous said...

Yikes! Come on. These dishes that Meredith just found at a consignment shop HAVE NO SENTIMENT ATTACHED! She is not selling her son's set and it sounds like she is sure she can pick up a few more. She has MANY lovely things in her home that her children can cherish.

When my grandmother passed, she had curios of lovely things that never saw the light of day. My mother dutifully moved them all to her house to fill a room and collect dust. I kept Grandma's glass mixing and serving bowls and the cups we always had tea from...and I use them daily. I used these things with her. This reminds me daily of the wonderful lady she was. And my mother has a conniption fit whenever I say I will USE her china when it is left to me. I don't want my children to get something someday and say, "It always sat in the cupboard. I think Mom said it belonged to "X". I do have beautiful things from Grandma but they are put away and not thought about.

Meredith, I appreciate your appreciation of beauty, but not enslavement to. With no sentimental strings attached, I would consider this a windfall to bless your family and thrill someone else's. If you choose to buy a good educational item it's hard to measure the value that will add to your children's ability to reason, think, and understand.

Cindy
(I confess, I'm a teacher!)

Janel M said...

I relate to arranging the cupboards and having no extra room. I've got to do some major re-org so I can fit my new pressure cookers in a cabinet somewhere... ugh

Miss G said...

Hi Meredith, just wanted to say I miss your blogging but still fully respect your taking time for you and your family. I just read through your November posts from last year for "a fix". Blessings! Kelly