This was a banner week at the thrift shops for finding dishes. I had the opportunity to visit several thrifts I haven’t been to in a while. At the first thrift, I found some books, pattern books, and two bags of Colonial Blue candles.
While checking out I spied a set of Boopie champagne goblets. When I asked the clerk for the price, he couldn’t find it so he said 3 for $1. I said, I’ll take them. Then as he was bringing them to the counter, the price tag was visible. It was a little more than $2. They were six for $8.25. I still took them as I felt that was a fair price, too.
Here they are lined up on my hutch. The glass in the center is also a Boopie, but a smaller size. You’ll notice that there are actually seven larger glasses; I had one lonely Boopie champagne who is lonely no longer.
I then stopped by the local Salvation Army. My trick is not to pick up a cart. If I don’t, I usually find an armful of goodies. If I get a cart, I find nothing. Here are the goodies I was carrying around until I finally broke down and got a cart. 🙂
The plates are Casino Royale by American Atelier. After I picked them up, I knew I had to circle around and get those poker chips, too. The clerk was delighted I got them as she was sure they were going to end up all over the floor after some unsupervised child found them. I hope to remove the spike from the candle urn as I feel it will be much more useful without it. The two architectural pieces I found too interesting to leave behind. The green spiral is quite heavy. It may have to have a paint job, though, I’m not quite sure about that yet.
The candy dish matches one I already have. A pair is always better, right? The little wire basket is decorated with daisies and was too cute to leave behind at just 99 cents. The wire plate hanger will help me to display (store) some of my finds.
Sometimes it’s a good thing to wait in line. While waiting I noticed some blue spheres which looked like gazing balls. After I paid I went over to check them out; they turned out to be giant ornaments and not gazing balls, but while in that corner I spied some dishes on display. I had no idea they had dishes in that corner! After I took my first purchases to the car, I came back to take a closer look at these vintage sweeties:
I’d been wanting to make a cake stand using a candlestick and here was one already done for me for only $4.99. There were also eight tiny dessert plates (actually bread and butter plates, I think, but I’m calling them tiny dessert plates) for 99 cents each.
They are Homer Laughlin Eggshell Georgian L52N5. Oh so worth the trip back in and standing in line again. Isn’t the design so sweet? The edge band is a beautiful pastel green.
My last stop was at one of my favorite china outlets. I went looking for some Schott Zwiesel wine glasses for a bridal shower I’m attending soon. While there I just had to pick up something for myself; it just wouldn’t be right not to.
I love these cobalt blue items. The test-tube looking pieces are bud vases. The two trays are dipping trays, but I think they would look great with little votives. I
also picked up some square dipping dishes, which I use frequently around the house and in my tablescapes. See them in action in my upcoming tablescape featuring this bee skep drink dispenser.
Oh, I also made it to some yard sales this weekend, too. I plan to post about the cool stuff I found later this week.
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.
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