A Box of Dirty Mix and Match China

Hi everyone!

As most of you already know, I am one of those thrifters that doesn't mind getting dirty for fun thrifty finds. Yup, when I go thrifting, I dress accordingly. Meaning clothes that are comfy and can take dirt or grass just fine. Nine times of out ten, you can find my tush plopped down on the ground or the floor going through the stuff tucked away in in dirty old boxes. These are "Mish-Mash" boxes to me. And I love them!

I really love to find these boxes at flea markets. This is the true wheeling and dealing Mecca of my little life! LOL It is the ultimate Treasure Hunt to me. Sometimes I walk away with nothing but filthy hands and a dirty bum but, other times I find wonderful pretties at very good prices!

Well, at an outdoor flea market I found such a box. I want to show you a few of the things that were in this box that are tea related. Yup, not my normal teascape today. Instead, I am just showing you found treasures!

Here are all my tea item finds in the state I found them.

I was so excited to find all these different pieces because I have been looking for odds and ends china. I have several Christmas present projects in the works and I needed these. About 90% of these will be turned into different things and used as gifts. This bunch of china cost me $2.25 total. And I will be able to now finish 4 different gifts. Woohoo!

I also wanted to show you this cute pig teapot my mom found for me at a yard sale recently.

How cute is that?

Well, although this wasn't a teascape, I hope you enjoyed my new finds with me! Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Diann, You found some beautiful pieces. I will be interested to see what you make with them. One neat idea is a tea cup and saucer glued to a 3 foot or so stake; you put it in the garden and can even put a little birdseed in it. I really like the little saucer with the blue roses and your cream and sugar is adorable.
    Blessings, Beth

  2. Oh, Diann, you made yourself quite a haul! I really like the saucer with the blue roses on it too. Aren't you going to have fun? I have you linked up for tea. Thanks for sharing and for joining me for Tea Time. Wishing you a lovely week ahead.


  3. AWw..these are all so darling..such beaties..i love the pink roses on those cups..goprgeous!! Shie on! you are a thrifting wizardess!!

  4. Diann I love those boxes you have to dig in also. You found some really pretty pieces! Hope you will show us what you make with them! Cute teapot! Hugs, Linda

  5. Did you say "pig"? cute. I love the pic of the first single cup, it's so fall! That is exactly what I see when I walk around the creek!

  6. The thrill of the hunt! Yes that is it! Love the tea cups! ♥O

  7. Diann, I love those boxes too! What a treasure trove you have there. The pretty vintage roses and the cute tea pot. Well done, tami

  8. Diane I love your teacups! Anything with roses always is a sell for me!!

  9. What a bargain! I once had a sugar and creamer like you show, with cups and saucers.I let them go to someone else when room became a problme. The rule of one in, two out is just not working correctly here! :)

  10. Wow Diann, what a great box of treasures. I would love to see what you are creating with these gems. And the teapot is so cute!


  11. Diann....all wonderful tea time items! I too am a dig in the dirty stuff kind of gal :)


  12. I love a real treasure hunt also, the dirtier the place the greater the treasures! I would love ll of this china!


  13. for $2.25, you hit a jack pot for mismatch china! How I envy you! totally box of treasures and all so beautiful with pink roses..

  14. I love to dig thru boxes too...your tea cups are very pretty!!!


  15. Diann too cute you are very good at finding these treasures!

    Come and see my latest find! Would love your thoughts....

    Art by Karena

  16. Diann,
    All the teacups are beautiful...Each one of them have their own unique disigns...What a great treasure you have...Lovely post..katherinellen

  17. You truly are the Queen Of Thrift! What a find. Will you be showing us what you make for Christmas using this box of china?

  18. You are a wise woman to see the possibilities in another's unwanted dishes.
    The little pig is cute.

  19. Amazing that all of these little treasures were in one box! My heart skipped a beat on the 3rd picture. I have the little creamer, given to me by my grandmother. It sits on a matching saucer. My aunt tells me my when my grandmother was a young girl, she saw this in a storefront window and saved her pennies over time to buy it. My grandma was born in 1901 so that should tell you how old it is if it's the same piece from the same era.

  20. I can't believe you bought all those treasures for just $2.25 - what a find! Using them to make gifts sounds interesting.

    That is a cute little pig teapot your Mom found.

  21. Dianne, this is a very thrifty find and worth a dirty bum! You must have been delighted to spot the box. There are some lovely tea cups in there!
    Have fun creating with your find.

  22. Hi Dianne!
    You HIT the jackpot for sure! I loved it that you are like me and not afraid to get dirty for just that special find! Can't wait to see what you do with your lot. You mush come over and see how I have used mis-matched castoff in my tea post today!

    Happy Tea!

  23. I love your blog! And I love that china! :o) I'm having a Thrifty Christmas Challenge and would be thrilled if you'd consider linking up some of your posts. You are sure to be very inspiring to my bloggy friends. Thanks for sharing! Happy Thrifting!
    Larri at Seams Inspired

  24. How exciting to find so many lovely pieces! Oh, I would be just dancing around with happiness! The teapot is darling! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time, love all your wonderful pieces! I miss going out in my jeans on the hunt to find special things!

  25. Hello :) The hunt is always the most fun, not knowing what you will find, and then coming across some fabulous treasures! Nothing better :)

    Happy Tea tuesday!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  26. You are one of the people who influences me to look at things (such as tea cups) that I never gave a second look to before becoming blog addicted.
    I am very happy for you and your "cheap" finds.

    I have a cat tea pot that I believe is from the same maker as your pig.

  27. Oh what a beautiful find, love all the beautiful tea cups, I also love the hunt and don't care about getting dirty. Thanks for sharing. Now the fun part of cleaning them and seeing what beautiful finds you have. Have a wonderful week. Terri

  28. I just found a set of yellow rose plates that match your creamer. I, too, love going through the odd boxes to find my treasures. A gal after my heart.

  29. What wonderful treasure and an exceptional price. They were certainly worth getting dirty hand and may be a dirty butt for.


  30. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh! That is sooooooo my dream!! How fun!

    m ^..^

  31. Wow! A dream come true! Have a great week. Blessings, Martha


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