It’s a New Year!

It’s a new year and with it a new chance to make needed changes and bring joy to others.

One crazy day at work I went to my mailbox and what did I see peeking out at me but this:


I was tickled to pieces to see these vintage green Whitehall Indiana Glass glasses my sweet friend ‘S’ gifted to me for my collection. I was glad there was no one in the mailroom at the time because I think I squealed out loud! These sure brought joy to my day.


I know that warm weather is just around the corner (yay!) and yard sales will begin again. Since attending yard sales is an activity I enjoy with my husband, we will be sure to attend quite a few of those sales. Our little dog, Mitty, will join us this year as well. (We lost her litter-mate brother, Scamp, to cancer in November.)


To prepare, we are beginning to make some changes in our collections. We have many, many years’ worth of “stuff” since we are both stuff savers. This year we plan to sort through our “stuff” and keep just what we still love. We want to have less clutter, less stress and less debt this year. I hope by minimizing our “stuff” we will be able to meet those wants and enjoy those items that mean the most to us.

I have been trying to limit my thrift shop visits in the last few months. However, I just couldn’t let the first month of the year go by without stopping by the thrift down the street from the office. I was happy to find some fun things, like two blue and white snack sets from The English Tea Collection by Andrea by Sadek. Each set was $1.00.


And when I saw this blue and white checked Scottie I could not pass him by.


Yes, he did have his ears bobbed. Truthfully, I didn’t even notice this until my husband mentioned it to me. This little guy is marked Japan on his belly, but other than that I don’t know anything about him. Even with bobbed ears, I think $1.40 was a good buy for him.


These silver-plated beauties have a few flaws that I hope will polish out. If not, at $3.55 and $4.55 I can certainly find uses for them. My addiction to Pinterest should help me with that.

I also found a few Christmas items which will be used in future craft projects inspired by Creative Breathing‘s blog and a Winnie The Pooh, Baby’s First Christmas boxed ornament which I hope to list for sale.


This year I will probably share with you some of the “stuff” we choose to release during the year. I’m not setting any specific number goals, although I have been inspired by the blog, 365 Less Things.

I hope your year will be filled with changes you desire and much joy.

I hope to visit the following parties, and hope you will too, at Knick of Time’s 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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9 Responses to It’s a New Year!

  1. Diann says:

    What a sweet gift from your friend! And you found some wonderful treasures. That teacup set is so pretty, the silver always makes my heart skip a beat and that little dog is adorable! I know I am early but, thank you for sharing at TTF! have a great day!

  2. Pinky says:

    Great gift from your friend, I would have squeeled too! Since I have FILLED my new dish room, I realize I have an addiction:) NO more new dishes for this girl. I like the idea of 365 less things. Thanks for the inspiration. XO, pinky

  3. Betsy says:

    That was so sweet of your friend to give you those pretty glasses. Love the Scottie dog, he’s almost as cute as Mitty.

  4. Sue says:

    How lucky are you on your scotty find! I’m always on the lookout for anything scotty related because it’s hard to find! Sorry about your fur baby, his sister must miss him terribly as do you and your husband.

  5. Oh, I’m really sorry that you lost your sweet baby! I know that must have been hard on you guys. I don’t own a dog, but I have lots of friends who do and they are all so attached…the dog really becomes a part of the family. That was a very nice and generous gift from your friend! I wish I could find those kinds of things in my postbox rather than the usual bills and junk mail! The snack sets are really cute. I think the blue & white makes them look sophisticated. So you’re a Pinterest junkie, too, huh? I just got acquainted with it very recently, and I can’t let it go! I spend hours on end messing around on there!! Maybe once the novelty of it wears off for me I’ll spend less time, but for how I am glued to the computer for 2-3 hours a day!!! I’m sure you’ll find something fun on there to do with your pretty new silver trays. The plethora of ideas out there is just amazing!!!!!!! Thanks for stopping by my place earlier this evening! Have a great Sunday!

  6. Hi Tammy! What a sweet gift! I love your thrifty finds, the little scotty dog is adorable! Your Mitty is as well! Thanks for the visit today! Blessings, Tammy

  7. manyuses says:

    I’d have bought taht scottie dog and I have a mastiff–Its so cute!! yeah for cutting down on clutter!

  8. Love the blue & white dishes and love your little Dog

    I lost my little pug last year to cancer also, broke my heart

    Just wanted to see if your still blogging and if you have gotten rid of any treasures yet?

    I am downsizing also


  9. I love everything blue and white dishes. And the green glasses are just pretty!

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