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About tammylovesdishes

I love searching for dishes for tablescaping. That leads me to yard sales and thrift shops and fun, fun, fun.

Mother Goose and the Frogs

Why is it that on those Saturday mornings when you have other things planned (such as the all-important visit to your hair stylist) there are always lots of yard sales? Such was the case on this weekend. Since I finished … Continue reading

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Give a Little; Buy a Little

Having some time off from work allowed me to finally take some donations to one of my favorite local thrift shops. Now I can begin to fill those empty donation boxes again. I was going to try to be good, … Continue reading

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The Scale Won Me Over

I enjoy going to auctions, not that I’ve been to that many, but I have enjoyed those I’ve attended. So when the local auction company sends me an email about an upcoming sale, I check out the online photos of … Continue reading

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Pyrex Pretty in Pink (and Aqua)

What a weekend find! My first ever piece of pink Pyrex! Woohoo! I never see pink Pyrex in thrift shops or at yard sales, until this weekend. This particular yard sale was one of only a handful being held ¬†this … Continue reading

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Woven with Love

I am so blessed to have a life-long friend with a big heart and talented hands. For my birthday, my great friend “S” created this for me: Isn’t this gorgeous??? There is a lot of time invested in this gorgeous … Continue reading

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Live from My Town, It’s Retro Saturday Morning!

The YSCE and I have been hitting the yard sales a little less intensely this season, but still enjoying them all the same. Our little Scottie, Mitty, has also accompanied us on those mornings that are not so hot. That … Continue reading

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It’s All Paulette’s Fault

Fellow blogger and friend, Paulette of Cheerful Thrifty Door, did a post about a toy she is seeking for her grandson, I’m Going on a Trip to Find a Rocket Ship. ¬†Even though I have severely cut back my thrift … Continue reading

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Let the Yard Sales Begin!

Yay! It is finally yard sale season again. This season is bittersweet for me this year as I’m trying to cut back on my treasures. Yes, we are doing some major de-cluttering at the house so it will be more … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Little Black Purse

My grandparents used to attend many functions at which formal attire was required. Happily, I inherited many of my grandmother’s evening purses. I decided to carry one to the wedding of the daughter of my good friend, “S”. This little … Continue reading

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Tea for the Bride-to-be

In another twist of the question, Where Does Time Go?, my long-time friend and fellow thrifter, S, is celebrating the upcoming marriage of her youngest child. Since it seems like yesterday that she and I were celebrating our own new … Continue reading

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