Milk Glass and Acorns

It’s fun to thrift in fresh territory! We had a reunion with long-time friends in another part of our state this past weekend. While there, I decided it would be a terrible waste not to explore some of the thrifts in their area.

First a stop at the Goodwill. While some bloggers have had great experience with their local Goodwill, I have not. I was hoping that this far out of town Goodwill would turn out to be a thrifter’s Shangri La. No such luck. I did find two white glass compotes which I think my friend “S” will like and a light blue placemat with two sweet embroidered bunnies in the corner for my Easter decorating next year. I left the store having spent less than $2. Not Shangri La, but not bad.

I managed to find another thrift in this same town. We headed over there only to find out that I had ten minutes to shop before closing. Ten minutes, are you kidding? They had lots I wanted to see, but with only ten minutes I had to be lightning fast. I spotted these three small acorn containers immediately.

I continued to look around, quickly, time was tickin’ and on my last fast sweep I spotted two milk glass snack plates sans their cups. No price sticker so I asked the very friendly clerk for the price. She said 75 cents each. Okay, “S”, you’ve got yourself two very pretty and heavy milk glass snack plates.

Back to the acorn containers. I asked the clerk for the price on them; she said 1.25 for all three. Okay, self, you have three very cute acorn containers for a future fall-themed tablescape.

So, for a very quick trip through the thrift isles, I did find some cute things at very reasonable prices. I had hoped to get back there the following day for a more thorough inspection; however, we were busy visiting with long-time friends who had gathered from around the country and that was the all-time best way to spend a weekend!

I hope to join the parties at Apron Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday, Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville, and  Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove.



About tammylovesdishes

I love searching for dishes for tablescaping. That leads me to yard sales and thrift shops and fun, fun, fun.
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22 Responses to Milk Glass and Acorns

  1. Michelle says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog! I love the milk glass and acorns. Wonderful finds! Thank you for sharing them.

  2. Maxine says:

    ooh those acorn pots are soooo cute!

  3. karlyn says:

    lovely milk glass, sounds like they were a bargain.

  4. J says:

    I love your blog header. Beautiful table setting. I am collecting vintage blue, green and white pyrex/corelle. One day I hope to take pics of my collection and set them just like yours. Very inspiring. …Oh, I hope to invite people for dinner too.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.


  5. Cindy says:

    I bought a Southern Living Hurricane vase at a yard sale this weekend for 3.00 and it came in the box…wooohoooo I was loving it!!!

  6. You are on a good thrift finding roll! Those acorns are so cute!

  7. Dianne says:

    Tammy, I have those same acorns! They are from Bath and Body Works. My daughter manages a store and she got some for me. I also LOVE the name of your blog. I am with you, I don’t have good luck at Goodwill either.

  8. antheam says:

    Great finds! I love the milk glass (I have my own collection 🙂 ), and the acorns are so cute. Thanks for stopping by at my blog,


  9. Love the acorns. Found a small milk glass pitcher myself today. Wish you were close they had just received a counter full. It was hard to walk out with only one piece.

    Cathy’s Cupboard Calamity

  10. Love your finds! I love milkglass also so your friend S has some great gifts coming her way. Those Acorns are too cute! I’m your newest follower. Any one who loves dishes is my kind of gal!! hugs, Linda

  11. dogsmom says:

    I was admiring the acorns too. Glad to hear they are from B&B. I don’t regularly shop there but that means they are popular enough that I may find some one day. (Thrifted of course.)

  12. Annette says:

    Those little acorns are so cute. They will be great to display this fall.
    I hate it when I’m on the clock shopping. That’s always when I see the most treasures!

  13. Susan says:

    I love the Milk Glass snack plates!!

  14. Kathleen says:

    Those little acorns are adorable and the plates are great!

  15. What great finds….encourages one to branch out more often! Thank you for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

  16. Betsy says:

    Wow, you really did find some wonderful treasures. I have a hard time passing up milk glass and those little acorns are adorable. I can’t find anything at our GW these days….they think they’re an antique shop.
    Thanks so much for your visit and your sweet comments. Yes, it’s nice to have just a few minutes alone without the competition;-)

  17. Diane Jordan says:

    Hi lovely lady.
    I love all your Treasures sweet lady. We would have lots of fun together looking for Treasures!!! Thanks so much for your comments on my Tablescape for Mothers Day.
    I hope you have a Great Weekend.

  18. Christine says:

    Great buys!…Christine

  19. marlis says:

    Love them both.. what great finds. the acorns are going to be darling! I have always adored those milkglass plates. Thanks for dropping in.. have a great week

  20. You found some cute things Tammy. I always have to check out the local thrift stores when I visit a different town. First thing I do is Google local thrift stores! LOL Thank you for joining TTF. Have an awesome day!

  21. Poppy says:

    Hi Tammy, I love these milk glass snack plates… I have one piece of the same and I love it!.. and those acorns are so cute. You have found such great treasures. Have a great week!~Poppy

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