I tell you it is a great thing when your friends “spot” for you at thrift shops! “S” was doing some lunchtime thrifting when she spotted some lovely dishes for me. She told me exactly where they were located in the store. So I headed that direction during my lunch hour. I walked by them twice before I saw them! Thank goodness “S” has better spotting skills than I do. I never would have seen them if I hadn’t really been looking for them.
The box included four cups, saucers, salad/dessert plate, and napkin rings. There are four different designs: Corn Marigold, Texas Bluebonnet (shown above), Cyclamen, and Bird’s Foot Violet. They are each edged in gold. They are From the Private Collection of Georges Briard, the Victorian Garden. I just fell in love with them and feel very fortunate that “S” is so willing to spot and share. This whole set cost only $7.75.
Limited time on Saturday meant we (the Scottish Terriers accompanied us) couldn’t get to as many yard sales as if we had all the time in the world. Of course, there are always lots of sales when you can’t get to them. Isn’t that always the way?
We stopped at a few before I found something worth bringing back to the car. My first find was very exciting for me as I have been searching and searching for a Scrabble game just about everywhere. I found one at a very unlikely sale for $2. I picked up the little protectors for 25 cents.
The next sale we went to was a fundraiser. I try to make those as I feel they are win/win. I can contribute to a good cause and hopefully get a bargain as well. I was lucky today, I found this glass candleholder for $1.00. The extra wax that came with it cleaned up nicely. 🙂
Our last good sale of the day was well-signed (usually a good “sign” – no pun intended). It was a large sale with great parking. Love that! I found a little frame with possibilities (25 cents) and five pieces of vintage embroidered runners for $1.75. I was very, very happy with my $2 purchases.
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, Treasure Hunt Thursday at Blue Creek Home and Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove.