Roosters, Pyrex and Park Lane

When you know you won’t be able to go to any yard sales, you need to find another outlet for your weekly thrift fix. That was the case last week for me. I knew yard sales were not in the cards for me, so I decided to check my local thrift during my lunch time.

I had gone looking for some potential purchases “spotted” by my good friend ‘S’. They didn’t work out, but I was not prepared to leave empty-handed. I found this sweet little green pyrex mixing bowl tucked inside a box filled with a dish set. The Boston Warehouse piggy chef spreaders are always so handy for daily use. I have a bowl filled to the brim with spreaders we use every day. I had spied the tiny turkey salt shaker on a previous visit and left him behind. Today, he jumped into my hands. The Nordic ware egg cooker is the second such device I have found. The first was for my daughter who highly recommends it for micro cooking of eggs. I’m giving this a try for those hurried workday morning breakfasts.

I also picked up this shelf. I just loved the colors of this and for $3.75 thought it was worth bringing home. Even it I end up painting it, it’s still a deal. It had the original HomeGoods price tag of $12.75 on it.

I think my favorite find of the day was this Royal Albert teacup in the Brigadoon design. I just love those precious thistles. This one required a good soaking to clean up the tea stains left behind and a good scrubbing all around. She’s good to go now and ready for a cup of tea and perhaps a shortbread cookie.

While on my way out the door from work, my friend ‘S’ texted me about some things she had spotted that day at the Salvation Army thrift store. Knowing that it was potentially a stop on my way home, she called to find out their closing time. She called me to let me know it was 6:00. It was already 5:37 when I was on the phone with her. I told her I couldn’t possibly make it in time. Well, the thrift fairy was with me as I tooled down the road. I decided I would try to make it before closing and amazingly I did! Boy, am I glad!

These green wine glasses are what ‘S’ had spotted for me. They were in a cardboard box and there were lots of them. They also had a larger compote/champagne size. I opted for the smaller size since I already have some Indiana Glass “Whitehall” green compotes. I picked up eight of these at .99 cents each. As best I can determine they were made by Colony Glass in their “Park Lane” design. I believe they may be quite similar to Imperial Glass’s Cape Cod design. See why I was so glad I made it before closing?

While the very friendly clerk, Lynda, cheerfully wrapped my glasses, I peeked around the corner at the dishes up front. Although it was very close to closing time, these dishes almost “flew” off the shelf and into my arms.

Is there such a thing as too many rooster plates? No, I didn’t think so. These are by Oneida in their “Morning Rooster” pattern. They were marked .99 each, but with the right color sticker for the day, they ended up at .49 each. I also found this plate while looking at the roosters.

This is by Wood and Sons and made in England. It’s blue and white transferware, what more can I say? Love that and it was only $1.99.

While I may not have gotten to any yard sales, my dish-spotting friend “S” kept me on track at the thrifts. It was a very good week. Now I’m off to find a place for all these goodies….

I hope to join the parties at Apron Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday, Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Today’s Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality, 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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26 Responses to Roosters, Pyrex and Park Lane

  1. Jules says:

    I’m going to point and say ” look over there !!! ” and while you are not looking I’m going to get that pretty little pyrex bowl while you are not looking !!! I love that color !!! Thanks for stopping at my blog ! I’ll be back to see what you are up to !! Have a nice day.. BTW I posted my kitchen on the tablescapers page… yikes.. messy !! Jules ♥

  2. The teacup and the blue plate are my favorites!!!!

    janet xox

  3. Cindy says:

    I’m totally jealous of your rooster plates and the price you paid for them!

  4. monkeemoomoo says:

    What amazing finds. I absolutely love that pyrex mixing bowl:)

  5. Lea says:

    i love the pyrex too and the shelf is lovely!

  6. Christine says:

    Wow! You did get some great buys, Tammy. I love the shelf and those plates are so pretty and the prices are so good…Christine

  7. karlyn says:

    pretty pyrex and love the blue plate.

  8. Poppy says:

    Hi Tammy, I think the good fairy always stays with you cause you find treasures every time. I’m loving all of these, especially those green wine glasses… gorgeous! The Home Goods shelf and those chef spreaders and those rooster plates…. such great finds! You will be happily tablescaping for the next few weeks. Thanks for stopping by with your sweet comments on my treasure chest. Have a lovely week!~Poppy

  9. angelika says:

    everybody needs a thrifting friend like yours! love the rooster plates and the blue plate. that shelf is pretty cool too! good finds for not doing much thrifting!

  10. Madison says:

    Wowser Tammy. What great finds and all on one day! It must be great having your friend “shop” for you. Two pairs of eyes are always better than one. Of course my favourite is the tea cup. Love it.

    Madison xxx

  11. Mary says:

    My word, you have an uncanny knack for finding bargains! The pyrex bowl is too cute~

  12. Van says:

    I love that you went to the thrift on your lunch break, fellow addict 😉 Excellent finds, too! My favorite is the pyrex bowl.

  13. Wow, you seriously found some fantastic things! I am jealous for the rooster plates 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing all the excitement over at Me Making Do.

    Mary @ Redo 101

  14. Brittany says:

    I just love that sweet little thistle tea cup – what a great find!

  15. Wow! Thrifting with a purpose! Great finds. Yes, Indiana, “Whitehall”, that’s exactly what they are. I’m writing it in my inventory, so the next time I’ll remember. Thanks so much! Cherry Kay

  16. I have the same transferware plate in red! Love all your finds especially the green glasses and boy you can’t go wrong when you find rooster plates for .49 cents each!!! WOW!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you will come by again.

    🙂 Michelle

  17. Fabulous finds! Love the green glasses and rooster plates.

  18. Kathleen says:

    Love your new finds, and so reasonable too! You will find lots of good uses for your new goodies I am sure!

  19. Lots of fun finds Tammy! You know, I have no spreaders with the exception of holiday ones. I was thinking about that the other day when I could have used some for a table I did. Love the shelf. Do you have a spot in mind for it? Thanks in advance for joining TTF. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

  20. I love all your finds and would have bought the green wine glasses also! I think those Rooster plates are soooooo cute! I love spreaders also and use them all the time. I have holiday one’s and everyday one’s since i love them so!

  21. Sue says:

    Bargains galore!!! We have no fun thrift stores here. Even the Goodwill is a bust. They don’t offer discounts at all in this region like they do in other parts of the country. They “graciously” allow a ginormous 10% discount to senior citizens one day a week. Big whoop! I have a set of bowls in that daisy pattern- it was a wedding pattern for me. Love the dishes and that blue/white plate! Great haul! ~ sue

  22. Barbara F. says:

    Hi Tammy, thanks for your visit and nice comments. I LOVE those green glasses. I am searching for green glasses. And the rooster plates! and the blue transferware. Score! xo,

  23. Sherry says:

    You get a gold star for thrifting!!! Love all your purchases….my favorite is the blue and white transferware plate!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  24. patty hess says:

    I’d say you found some great bargains! I’m really jealous over those rooster plates too!

  25. Leslie says:

    Hi Tammy ~ thank you for visiting and commenting on the spoonful blog.
    You have found some great treasures!!!! I have never visited before but am following so that I can see what other goodies you find,
    Have a fantastic weekend

  26. Rachel Asher says:

    You got some great deals! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog Loving Life. Come back and visit any time:)

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