Junking and thrifting: Pin dish

A blue pink pin dish with birds

I got some gorgeous retro white cubes the other week while thrifting… and then last Friday I fell in love with this beautifully painted and delicate pin dish. I’ve watched enough Antiques Roadshows to know that while there’s no obvious stamp, the few markings at the base tells me this is old.

A blue pink pin dish with birds

A blue pink pin dish with birds

MMM. I love thrifting.

I’m trying out different locations for this pin dish… might be on the wall next to my three Etsy bird paintings.

22 January 2008



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    23 January 2008

    Wow! What a beautiful plate! I would love to have an entire room done up in those colors.

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    Patricia Scarpin

    23 January 2008

    What a delicate and beautiful plate!

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    23 January 2008

    thanks :) it’s only small, about 10 cm in diameter… but i absolutely love it. i still dunno where to hang it to show it off to its best!

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    24 January 2008

    I love it – it’s gorgeous.

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    24 January 2008

    Wow, Drey, that is such a beautiful piece. I am crazy about those colors!


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Welcome to my blog! It’s such a pleasure having you here.

What are you inspired by? I am inspired by beautiful and bright interiors, fabric, furniture, pinks, yellows, greens, chairs, china, trees, chocolate, peonies, hydrangeas, cherry blossoms, roses and rhubarb with cream.

Friends and family call me drey (pronounced 'dree'... short for Audrey) and I can often be found zipping through op-shops and vintage stores in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

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