We started our day at an estate sale. Estate sales are not proving to be very good for me. This one looked as if an antique dealer was selling out her shop. The prices were marked as if she was still at her antique shop. Maybe that’s why there was still such a selection of items on day three of her sale. The Scotties were not impressed and neither was I.
Things improved immensely at the next sale. A very sweet couple was manning a church sale where I found an almost new Britta pitcher and two filters for $3. I also got some jewelry and a cute embroidered tea towel in need of a good soak.
As I was picking up the vintage Monet flower pin, an older woman standing next to me said that was part of her donation to the sale. She said she bought it as a young woman when she modeled in New York and joked that it was old; she also donated the star shaped pin I purchased. I think the lovebird pin is just the sweetest. Aren’t these pins cool?
A little further down the road and I found my first ironstone tureen. I loved the size on this, not too small, not too large. I especially loved the price on this beauty. Not $10, not $5, but $3. I almost did a Snoopy happy dance right there and then. I was so excited to find such a gorgeous piece for such a fantastic price. She needs some soaking to clean her up, but her lines are already perfect.
At other stops I found some character Wilton cake pans, a 2007 White House ornament, and an Ikea star-shaped ice cube tray.
My favorite finds came at the sale that was our last stop of the day. There were so many wonderful things here that I had to choose which ones I could afford to bring home with me.
The first items I picked up had a vintage vibe. The lime green Pyrex pie plate, small owl trivet and handmade vintage potholder were vintage fabulousness.
One of the women having the sale was selling extra dishes she had accumulated. As we talked about the set I ultimately purchased, she told me she would have loved to have given these to her grandchildren (although I thought she looked too young for grandchildren – I should have mentioned that to her – maybe I would have gotten a better price); however, she said her grandchildren didn’t take care of things so she was selling them instead. Grandchildren out there take note: Take care of the treasures Grandma gives you!
The original boxes are marked “Tiffanie’s dishes from Grandma”. There are two sets of four plates, bread and butter plates, little fruit bowls, and six cups with eight saucers. They feature different fruit patterns and were made in the USA by the Sabin China Company. I loved the delicate embossed design on the edges of these dishes. I paid $20 for the set.
Earlier in the week I had stopped by my lunchtime thrift shop. I found the cutest little white dog pitcher for 75 cents. I just had to bring him home.
I also found a white vase and an embossed glass divided plate that matches three others I found during the Blue Ridge Thrift Crawl. Now I have an even ‘tablescaping four’. I have no idea what pattern these glass plates are. Does anyone know anything about them?
I returned after work that same day to pick up two things I had left behind at lunch and then later regretted leaving them. I could not get the Signature ‘Got Game’ party plates, platter, and divided snack tray out of my mind. I was delighted they were still there when I returned. Can you spot the little Scotties? Maybe that is why they were destined to follow me home.
I also purchased a box of Boopie glasses. I know what you’re saying, good grief doesn’t that woman have enough Boopie glasses already! Well, yes, I do. These are for gifts.
I love the way the sun sparkles when it hits these freshly washed upended Boopies. They almost look like flowers.
This sure was a fun week at the thrift and the yard sales. Maybe having the Scotties along brought us luck?
I hope to join the parties at Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday, Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville, Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove, and The Penny Worthy Project at Hey What’s For Dinner Mom?.