Wednesday, July 08, 2009

One man's trash is another.......

I hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th holiday. It feels a lot like fall around here with temps in the 70's during the day and low 50's at night.

I've been quiet for a few days. Okay, more like a week or so. There are those out there who cannot believe that I'm quiet. LOL I have some personal stuff going on and I have chosen to be mum about it on here. However you can email me, if you like.

Now onto some fun............

We decided to go on an "adventure." Our church has a thrift shop that is open every Wednesday. The proceeds go into a community mission to help those in need locally.


I found some nice goodies today at the thrift shop. I love this small bowl and it was only $1.00. Looks lovely on my antique cookstove.



My grandmother had a set of dishes with this very design so of course I had to buy it. It had a $2.00 price tag so cha-ching, it's mine.










I fell in love with this candy dish. Look at the sculpted flowers. Aren't they gorgeous? There's a small chip on the pink rose but that didn't stop me from the $1.50 purchase price. The stamp on the bottom says Italy.

I just can't stop admiring this dish. The colors are beautiful and ya'll know I like color:).








Then this little bone china tea cup from England was screaming to come home with me. The price? 75 cents. The stamp on the bottom says Salisbury with a handpainted gold number.



Anita mentioned making a dusting cloth thingy. We found the pattern and now Chan is in on the action. Feel free to join us to make a re-usable dusting thingy (it fits on those swiffer/biffer handles).

It's a crochet project and I have to make something to dust my new finds. These goodies are HIGH above Mr. Bettis & Co. Now about those cats..................

6 comments:

Anita said...

Oh WOW! What great finds!!! I LOURVES that candy dish! You know I collect candy dishes right? If you come across any more colorful ones snag them for me & I'll send you the cash for them. :)

I'm glad you had a good day. I need one like that....

Bubblesknits said...

Those are some great purchases! Love the tea cup. :-) Give my favorite criminal a smooch for me, will ya?

I'll email you in the morning to find out what's going on. ((hugs))

gaylen said...

Those are some great finds. I love the teacup. The little swifter duster sounds like a good idea - I'll wait until you've made, used, washed and reviewed it.

Glad your World Traveler made it home safe. g

Channon said...

*I* didn't know 'Nita collected candy dishes. Hmmm...

Lurvers them all, and I'm glad they're up high, because I was afraid Mr. B. might think the pretty flowers were candy and...

Nichole said...

What nice finds... and on the cheap! Way to go!

Laura Neal said...

Don't you just love finding dishes for cheap? I love dishes with a passion and I am forbidden to bring anymore into my home. Go hit the dishes sites and research your items, they could be worth more than what you paid for them. I did this when we found some Sevres china in my parent's home. I saw what it is worth and nearly fell over! We could all retire on what that one piece is worth! It came to the new world with my Great Grandma and Grandpa. Someone back there had money to burn. :)