Vintage Treasure Hunting with “S”

My friend “S” and I set aside a Saturday to go thrifting together.  We wanted to check out a new-to-us local consignment shop that had recently offered one of those social media coupon deals in which we participated. We also decided to try to stop at as many yard sales as we could during our thifty morning.

Our first stop was the annual sale held by the local women’s club. Even though this was the second day of their sale, they still had some treasures left for us.

 I don’t know if this little Baby cup is vintage, but it certainly has a vintage look. The little vintage angel is marked Japan. The elf was so mischievous looking that he jumped right in my bag. He is not vintage, just cute and certainly not modest.

One of the best parts of stopping at this sale was the chance to see some of our former teachers and high school friends’ mothers. Surely that is a treasure one can’t price.

Our next successful stop was at a “patio sale” put on by a long-term care rehabilitation center. Due to the weather, there was no sale on the patio and there were very few signs to indicate a sale. Being the adventurers that we are, we entered the building anyway, but saw no sale or signs indicating one and so turned around. As we exited the building we could see a room filled with tables full of stuff, so we headed back in to search for this room.  Are we glad we did!

 I found some really fun things. Last week I showed you the little momma dog and puppy figure I purchased at this sale. I also found a Snoopy thermos just like one I had when I was younger. Some of the other things I found are two Wilton cake pans, some Southern Living at Home metal votives and square container, two rose colored tiny glass dishes (possibly ashtrays back in the day), two mirrors and a cloche-like lidded butter container.

This Alfred Meakin set is so pretty; I really like the dark blue/black colors in these pieces. Anyone know the pattern? Is this what is called a dresser set?

This next piece was a hot item.

I had it in my stack at one of the check out areas and as I shopped for more treasures, a gentleman shopper tried more than once to get the checker to sell it to him.  I think it might be Bakelite. Have you seen one like this before?

“S” found these napkin rings for me. I love them!

A sale at a local nursing home yielded these goodies – something old and something new. (At least I think these linen “Bar” napkins are vintage. The napkin rings are most definitely new.)

 I had the best chat with Katia at her yard sale which was our next stop. She is a dish lover also. She likes to cycle out the dishes she is tired of so she can replace them with different pieces. I bought this lovely shelf from her.

 I think it will make a nice display for dishes once I figure out the perfect spot for it in my home.

“S” and I finally made it to the consignment shop to spend our coupons. After shopping yard sales all morning, the prices were a bit of a sticker shock to us.  We both eyed this sweet embroidered tablecloth and decided it was in pristine condition.

 Three of the doggies from last week’s post were also part of my purchase. And I added three large dinner/charger Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage plates. These just came into the shop while we were there and were not yet marked. I had seen two smaller versions priced at $19 each so I wasn’t even going to ask about these figuring they would be well over that price. “S” asked the shop owner who was still bringing items in. She said $4 each. Sold! Thanks, “S”!

 We had another fun and successful day of thrifting and treasure hunting together and my YSCE had a nice morning to share breakfast with the guys.

I hope to join the parties at Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Apron Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday, Knick of Time Tuesday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm,  Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove, and The Penny Worthy Project at Hey, What’s for Dinner Mom?



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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16 Responses to Vintage Treasure Hunting with “S”

  1. Wow, you did have a good day! I am very envious of those bar cocktail napkins (I collect them and they are hard to find).I like the cabbage plates too!

  2. Mandy says:

    Great stuff Tammy! I’d say you hit a jackpot!

  3. Pat@BPM says:

    Wonderful finds Tammy! I love the Meakin pieces especially.

  4. Shopping with a friend and fabulous thrift finds equals a perfect weekend.❤

  5. Kathe says:

    Wow! Quite the haul! Love the cocktail napkins.

  6. gloria says:

    Tammy all look beauty, I love plates and china too, always love your blog, I come from Ivonne Stone gable, xgloria

  7. Lynda says:

    OMG! What great finds. I love the “Bakelite” fruit pick thingy. Amazing finds! Nice job!

  8. Oh my that cup is gorgeous and I LOVE the elf on the shelf!

  9. Lauren says:

    Goodness!! What a great haul! And how fun to have a friend to share the hunt with — LOVE that cheese board that has a more square look to it and that little glass ‘butter keeper’ (?) is adorable too but that embroidered tablecloth is to die for!

  10. Ann says:

    you really got alot of things! The blue dishes, the cresent shape one is a bone put bones in neatly. i use them as eyeglass holders….the perfect shape and size and looks pretty.

    Thanks for coming by to visit me!

  11. bj says:

    You really got some awesome things..I love that shelf.
    Thanks so much for coming by..and voting for my little cookies. :))

  12. Karee at The Vintage Chateau says:

    Nice job! Isn’t thrift shopping the best?

  13. Betsy says:

    Wow! Looks like you had quite a day. I really like that sweet baby cup, it must be old because who would give it to a baby? Remember glass baby bottles? I really like those two black/blue and white dishes, wish I could help with the pattern.
    Thanks for sharing all your goodies.

  14. Awesome finds Tammy! the little Meakin set is a bone dish (the moon shaped one) which sits next to the dinner plate for your guest to put their bones in while eating and I think the smaller round one is a butter pat dish (I am not 100% sure of that) but, that is what I use them for. Great treasures! Thank you for being part off TTF and have a wonderful day!

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