Vintage Flowers on China and Linens

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.

While I was looking for these adorable dishes, I ran across some pretty blue plates, really chargers, made by Land’s End. I got a set of four for $4.75.

I also found six yellow napkins ($2.00) and a candle stand like one I already have (pairs are better, yes?) for $2.50.

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.

Each of the above pieces was 25 cents each. Can you believe it? The ones following were 50 cents each.

Not bad for a short day of yard saling!

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.



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 Vintage Flowers on China and Linens

  1. Lea says:

    wow loads of lovely things, those linen are beautiful and so cheap! lucky you!

  2. Laurie says:

    Pretty plates — and those linens were a great buy at that price!

  3. Elaine says:

    Love when I find things I need or want for pennies on the dollar. Lovely vintage linens.

  4. karlyn says:

    I adore that candle holder, so cheap too.

  5. Mary says:

    Oh my goodness! Your victorian garden dishes are lovely~ what a find! And how nice that you have a friend to “dish spot” for you 🙂 Happy Memorial Day!

  6. you had me at the embroidered linens!!!!!!

    Janet xox

  7. brenda says:

    I also collect table runners. Yours are beautiful.

  8. Scarlett says:

    wow I love those Linens!! Scarlett x

  9. Great Scrabble game, I have been looking for a Scrabble game for a while, also. At the Goodwill I found a Scrabble Deluxe edition, this one has the dark colored letter and the board turns. I paid $2.99. I like your Scrabble game better. I will continue the hunt. Great thrifts you found this weekend.

  10. What wonderful finds! I LOVE your new dishes!

  11. Tricia says:

    Wow, Tammy, those dishes are GORGEOUS! What a find, especially for that price! I also have that black iron candleholder — love it — and how nice that you have a pair now! Thanks for visiting my table this week!

  12. I love those dishes Tammy!

    Great finds all the way around!

  13. JudyBug says:

    I am just so very envious…and realize I must train my friends better! Love everything you bought but those dishes are just to die for!

  14. Leah says:

    Love the Georges Briard, Victorian Garden, dishes and antique candleholder! Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you enjoy the coffee pudding! 🙂

  15. Patricia says:

    Those dishes are beautiful. I’ve never seen napkin rings that match dishes.

  16. Rhonda says:

    I hate when there are great shopping possibilities right under my nose, and for what ever reason, I can’t stop and check it out!!
    I love vintage linens – yours are sweet and for cheap!!!
    S is a good friend for sure – those dishes are lovely. Thanks for linking to THT.

  17. Helen says:

    Tammy your dishes are just gorgeous! Love the glass candleholder and what a bargain the beautiful linens were. A great haul! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  18. Girl you are killing me! LOL I LOVE those dishes! Amazing find. And the linens, gorgeous!! Love all your finds Tammy! You rock! thanks for joining TTF and have a great day! And I sure hope to see you for my Thrifty Tablescape party this week! Yu have too many beauties for to share! 🙂

  19. Sue says:

    I love me a good bargain and I think you got one yourself! Your runners were the deal of the day and your glass candlestick was a good purchase, too. Free wax? Girl, you were on a roll! LOL I’d be using those sweet floral plates up on the wall. 🙂
    ~ Sue

  20. Kathleen says:

    Tammy, I love those dishes! Great finds, I am jealous!

  21. You did get some nice finds. Glad they did not charge extra for the wax. 😀
    Have a great weekend.

  22. Swampgirl says:

    LOVE the garden dishes! What a great find for that price! I found a Georges Briand cake plate on a pedestal last week that I was drawn to…I did not know he also had dishes. The cake plate is a totally different style- clear glass and silver- not usually what I buy….but I did!

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