31 Days of Idea House Giveaways: Day 2, 19th Century English PearlWare Creamer and Sugar

August 2, 2015 | By and | Comments (38)

Love the 2015 Southern Living Idea House? Every day in August, we are giving away the items you need to make the look your own.  Check back daily to see the product and enter to win!

Courtesy of Kenny Ball Antiques

Courtesy of Kenny Ball Antiques

Virginia is known as home to some of the best antique malls in the country. This 19th Century English PearlWare Creamer and Sugar retail ($295.00) from Kenny Ball Antiques in Charlottesville is just what your collection is missing.

How to Enter: What is your all-time greatest find while antiquing? Comment your answer below, and we’ll pick our favorite.


The contest begins today at 12:01 a.m. CST and ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. CST. Official rules here.


  1. Sharon Anderosn

    Antiques are a picture of the past and a connection with family. I have a collection of hat pins and a dining set that my mother had…along with thimbles…love old things…maybe because I’m a old thing…

    August 12, 2015 at 4:52 am
  2. Lynn

    My favorite find while antiquing is a beautiful Queen Anne rocking chair. I admired it in a shop, and my fiancé surprised me with it on Christmas Day in 1975. We have been married for 39 years, and that chair has helped comfort two generations of our family on sleepless nights. (Actually, three counting my husband and me!)

    August 7, 2015 at 3:18 pm
  3. Anne Dunkley

    an old (1891) friendship crazy quilt made with velvets & silks and embroidered with initials, pets, & flowers

    August 3, 2015 at 8:17 pm
  4. Robin Kelly

    Antique silver colored chocolate bunny molds -an unexpected find after crossing Lake Champlain by ferry from Vermont to the New York side. They look cute at Easter without being too “cutesy”. Bunny Williams would approve!

    August 3, 2015 at 12:28 pm
  5. Robin kelly

    Antique silver colored chocolate bunny molds

    August 3, 2015 at 12:22 pm
  6. Patricia Whaley

    My mother gave me an Amberina Moon and Stars cake plate about fourty years ago. I stopped at a garage sale at a storage place one day and recognized the color before I got out of the car. THERE WAS AN ENTIRE TABLE of various pieces. I tried to act non chalant as I sidled up. (like a starving vulture) I asked the lady how much and she said $25. I’m desperately trying to figure out where’s the nearest ATM as I said ‘that’s a little steep’ and she said FOR ALL OF IT. My mother gave a dollar for the cake plate at a ‘jot em down’ store, and used to love to tell her story. Now I have a story too.

    August 3, 2015 at 9:17 am
  7. Christi W. Evans

    My favorite toy as a young girl was my Miss Beasley doll like Buffy carried on the show Family Affair. However as a young child I accidentally left it outside in the sandbox one afternoon and when I remembered it at bedtime the doll was now in many pieces thanks to the family dog. I was devastated. However many years later as an adult while out and about in antique store I found her again. She now has a special place in my doll case as well as my heart.

    August 3, 2015 at 8:33 am
  8. Julie

    A chick feeder in my Grandfather’s old barn after he passed. It was right after his estate auction, I walked back to the barn just to take one more look at the old place. I use it for a flower planter now.

    August 3, 2015 at 7:11 am
  9. Lauren Hogg

    When I was planning my wedding a few years ago, I knew I wouldn’t have much time–or money–to get all the nice details right due to a tight military timeline for me and my now husband. I went on an antique tour with my Granny in northeastern Maryland. We found unique hand made baskets, old picture frames, and a hodgepodge of vases for centerpieces. The BEST find was an old worn recipe box with a hand painted bird on top. My Granny filled it with recipes and I keep it in my kitchen right next to the oven!

    August 2, 2015 at 11:32 pm
  10. Becky J

    About thirty years ago the old bank in Cordell, Oklahoma auctioned off their furnishings and I acquired an antique check file. My parents refinished the wooden cabinet and it remains a prized piece in my home. The the rich wood and industrial style of the file provide a warm accent in my mostly modern living room.

    August 2, 2015 at 10:55 pm
  11. Katie Crider

    We found an old hobby horse like the one that my father in law played with as a child. We got it and surprised him with it on Father’s Day.

    August 2, 2015 at 10:01 pm
  12. Carole preiss

    My favorite find is a child,s button-up shoe it has a hole worn in the bottom

    August 2, 2015 at 9:10 pm
  13. rita nix

    my best f ind shaving mug boston uss conn is a pleasure to look at I wonder the age

    August 2, 2015 at 8:51 pm
  14. Nila Hughes

    Nila H.

    I love old books and have found several at estate auctions over the years. My latest find was an 1813 edition of Tales from Shakspeare (that’s the spelling on the book) in good condition. It was in a box with over a dozen other books that I bought for $7.00. It’s nice to ponder the history of a book 200 years old and wonder how many people touched it and read it over the centuries.

    August 2, 2015 at 8:19 pm
  15. Laura Russell

    Dishes with the pattern my grandmother used for “everyday.” She gave away many of her belongings before moving to an assisted living facility not thinking family would be interested I suppose. They bring back happy memories.

    August 2, 2015 at 7:48 pm
  16. Wendy Marion

    Longaberger Baskets!! I adore driving though the country and stopping at a little antique shop to find a Longaberger basket that I can use in my home. They are so durable and I enjoy trying to imagine the story behind their lives.

    August 2, 2015 at 6:26 pm
  17. AngelaS

    I’d decided to move out of the dorm. We rented a large house, lots of rooms so rent for 7 young women was next to nothing. Only one problem, the house was completely unfurnished and half the rooms did not have closets. My parents came to visit and shook their heads.

    Fortunately for me we had relatives nearby that invited us to come shop their attic and barn/storage shed for family antiques. I went home with a mystery metal bed frame with springs that my dad fixed up. My mother’s prize find was the precursor to built in closets. And, I discovered what a musty, dusty, not at all what I had in mind, chiffarobe was. Since the price was right, free, it was mine. Turns out it was made of cherry and cherry veneers. That chiffarobe saw me through college, grad school and my first job. I have it still, 40-years later.

    August 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm
  18. floridagld

    I have been very fortunate to have find many a great find in my life. My mom was a dealer in Depression/Sandwich glass. My best find, most valuable was boxes of Vintage Fiesta, Harlequin and Bauer dish ware. But, my favorite find, that I still have and adore is my vintage Japanese fishing floats. I have around 50 in all colors. And, my 40’s very large art print of the state of Florida Map with all the local (at that time) places to visit. It is very colorful and bright. Most of the places to see in Florida are no longer even here. And, Disney isn’t even on the map yet. Thanks.

    August 2, 2015 at 5:59 pm
  19. Eric summer

    I found an old platform scale that was almost identical to one used by my great grandfather in his country store. Sadly, the family sold the one we already owned, but I looked for years to find one, and then there it was. I had to have it, but didn’t have enough cash, so I made a cash offer and they accepted it! I wish I had offered a little less looking back, but the scale sits as a statement piece in my home for all to enjoy, especially the one who sold it out from underneath me!

    August 2, 2015 at 5:41 pm
  20. Andrew

    A couple years ago, I’d finally reached a place of stability (I’ve moved around a lot over the last 10 years for school and work) and was comfortable buying pictures and artwork for my walls without worrying about moving every year. In a small shop in Mountain View, Arkansas, I came across an original Lum and Abner song sheet. I now have it on the wall of my first owned home here in Arkansas, connecting me both to the many memories I have listening to old time radio shows growing up in Michigan, as well as the history of my adopted home here in Arkansas.

    August 2, 2015 at 4:56 pm
  21. Rachel Snead

    My cherished antique piece is a cupboard (walnut, 1800’s) made by a local craftsman in Halifax Country, VA. The antique dealer that sold me the piece, ask every time I see him; are you willing to sell me that cupboard. My son will inherit this jewel.

    August 2, 2015 at 4:47 pm
  22. ginicraven

    My greatest find was actually a gift from my mother-in-law. while on vacation she found a beautifully ornate small vase to hold silver spoons. She is gone now, but her memory and kindness live on in that piece.

    August 2, 2015 at 3:37 pm
  23. Wendy Jane

    Growing up with an English Grandmother, I treasured the time I spent in her home. Though very modest, she had antique furniture and china that evoked the home she grew up in in England. I was young when she passed away and my mother sold her furniture in an estate sale. Recently, I purchased an antique sideboard that had come from England. I placed it in a special spot in my home, with pieces of Grandma Jane’s china inside of it. When i walked into that room the next day, the wood had given off an aroma that immediately took me 45 years back, and I was once again that little girl surrounded by my Grandmothers things.

    August 2, 2015 at 3:27 pm
  24. Alice Compton

    I just found an old milk can on the side of the road. Still working on it.

    August 2, 2015 at 2:23 pm
  25. Barbara Marta

    I Have Yet To Late My Greatest Finds. But, I Must Say I Have Been Quite A Lucky Individual, Several Old Photos , A Waco, Texas Very Young Bride Circa 1860’s Holding A Magnolia. She Needs Some Restoration, When Finished A Signature Piece. How Anyone Can Give Away Such Old Pieces, Paintings And Photos Amazes. Their Loss Is The Gain Of Myself & My Niece. Neat Question

    August 2, 2015 at 1:40 pm
  26. Connie Crabb

    My greatest “find” wasn’t actually an item, but the times my sister and I spent going to antique shops together. It was her and her husband’s favorite thing to do. After he passed away I started going with her. We would shop then visit a tea room for lunch and talk and share our dreams for the future. She has passed on now too but I think of her every time I go antiquing.

    August 2, 2015 at 12:50 pm
  27. Kelly Haynes

    In a small antique store in Pennsivania I found a beautiful assortment of hankerchiefs that reminded me of my grandmother. I used to love looking in her purse and see which one she was carrying. I now have one tucked away in my purse and every time I see it reminds me of my gentle grandmother. I hope my granddaughter will think of me whenever she see a hanky. She starts kindergarten in two weeks and I will tuck one in her pocket to remind her how loved she is!

    August 2, 2015 at 12:35 pm
  28. Peggy Davis

    Many years ago my mother-in-law gave me several collectable gold-rim bird plates. As luck would have it, over the years,one of them was dropped and broken. My mother-in-law had passed away and I just felt terrible about it. Just a couple of years ago, as I was browsing around a local shop, I happened to look through a stack of mix/match dishes and what should I find, but a replacement collectable gold-rim plate. The cost was negligible. Finding that plate meant so much to me. Best find to date!

    August 2, 2015 at 12:05 pm
  29. Cheryl Blackwell

    A solid cherry jelly cupboard…. I use it to store table linens

    August 2, 2015 at 11:49 am
  30. Melva Kroll

    A beautiful huge dough bowl! I fill it with seasonal items and place in front of the fireplace.

    August 2, 2015 at 11:39 am
  31. Rel Hodges

    I found some footed pewter wine glasses years ago

    August 2, 2015 at 11:39 am
  32. Renee Harl

    Believe it or not, my favorite antique find was a barn ladder! We took it home and rubbed the old wood with paste oil so the wood was nourished, put hooks in the ceiling and suspended the ladder horizontally over my kitchen eating bar. I suspended antique items and a picnic basket filled with wine bottles and silk flowers was affixed to the front opening of the ladder.

    August 2, 2015 at 11:18 am
  33. Kathy Blackmon

    My favorite find is 6 Lamberton Scammell Ivory “Turkey Dinner Plates”. For the past 33 years of marriage, we spent every Thanksgiving eating off my mother in laws turkey plates in her old country home! She now has dementia and we are no longer able to continue this much treasured tradition. Last year I found the same plates, and on Thanksgiving we all filled our plates full of turkey and dressing on those turkey plates. It was not as sweet as spending it with her but it came mighty close!

    August 2, 2015 at 11:12 am
  34. Becky

    I found a Shelley teacup and saucer for $9.50. Research later revealed it was with over $120! I still enjoy it for a cuppa myself. It just makes me smile.

    August 2, 2015 at 10:38 am
  35. Jan Stockman

    A very favorite find of ours is an antique oval gold mirror with 2 candleholders on bottom and small stars circling the oval mirror. I find it very lovely with the carved Phoenix on its top. The American version has an American Eagle instead of the Phoenix.

    August 2, 2015 at 10:18 am
  36. Cheistine Shepherd

    My most treasured antique find was actually from a yard sale. My boyfriend and I were looking for yard sales and happened upon a very small set up at an elderly couple’s home, just a few card tables of items. There was a box of old books, so naturally I dove in! I found one of my all time favorite reads; a 1922 hardback of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in amazing condition! It is the jewel of my library.

    August 2, 2015 at 10:12 am
  37. Nancy L

    I have a family recipe for parfait that I make every Christmas. The glasses I serve it in had broken and I could not find any new ones in the retail stores. I found a set of parfait glasses in an antique store in WV and now use them to continue to serve my parfait in them every Christmas! That keeps the family tradition alive!

    August 2, 2015 at 10:00 am
  38. Donna Harvey

    My most treasured find is an antique rattan foot stool that is on my back patio. My patio is eclectic and is my utopia. I prop my feet up and peel back the pages of my newest Southern Living issue and absorb every detail.

    August 2, 2015 at 9:07 am

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