Friends

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Monday Was A Great Day At the Thrift Stores....

Another Thrifty Thursday with our host, Leigh, of Tales From Bloggeritaville. Please stop by, you won't want to miss seeing what her other guests are up to.

In the past few of weeks I have found quite a few treasures at the thrift shops I haunt!

This is from the weekend before Thanksgiving. All from the ARC Thrift Store in town. I spotted the blue/white Currier and Ives type plates made by The Royal China Co. of Sebring, Ohio and couldn't snatch them up fast enough for fear someone else would see them...mind you, I was the only one in the store at the time! I then noticed they were only 10¢ apiece, which made me even happier. I knew nothing of them or the maker, so I checked on line and found they are called a hostess set and found a set that was selling for $55!) After I put them on the counter in a neat little pile I wandered down to where the silverware is and found several pieces I wanted to add to my growing collection. The pieces are 25¢ each. On the way back to the counter I spotted the green candle holders and the little Christmasy handled cups/saucers. Not really sure if they are for condiments or little cups for hot chocolate/soup. I will put them out with candies in them. There was also a little white/green trimmed custard cup. All of this for about $7!






Monday was senior discount day at Goodwill. I found some stemmed water and wine glasses and an ugly gold candle sconce that will be painted a cream color. The water glasses were 74¢ each and the wines were 37¢ each. The last stop was here in town at the ARC Thrift Store where I hit it big! I found a red transferware serving bowl, $5, which is more than I like to pay...but...a little silver bud vase 50¢, 8 crystal cordial stems $10, a few pieces of silver flatware 25¢ each, a clear glass candlestick 50¢ and when I got to the counter there was a box sitting there with dishes I had been searching for a couple of years. I was mooning over them and Joanne said they were $15...I told her they were MINE! The set is a 4-piece place setting, service for 4. There were several people in the store and I thought someone else had put them on the counter to be held until they were done shopping. I was so happy as I had found a couple soup plates and a dinner plate at a yard sale a couple years ago but hadn't seen any since then. I just love the blue/white roosters! That was the best Monday thrifting I have had to date.





I used the Blue Rooster dishes in my Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On the Porch so you may want to go over there and check all the other guests tables out.

Thanks for taking time to stop by and share with me.

24 comments:

Patti said...

You found some fabulous buys! I really like the cordial stemware! Lucky you

nannykim said...

Hey--I thought every day is senior discount day at Good Will---do they add something special on Mondays? I do get a discount every time I shop, so let me know if there is something extra on Mondays!!

Laura said...

It was a great day at the Thrift Store.
Oh, I wish the one in my area was a little better.

You have new treasures to play with-

Laura

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Good grab on the silver. I can make out Old Colony I think.... I love silver! (AS you can probably tell. See what I do to justify my habit?)

Jeanie said...

Wow, you hit the jackpot!
I love blue and white dishes too. Your Blue Rooster table looks beautiful.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Carolyn said...

You did have a good day! I think that red and white transferware bowl would look good in my cabinet!!!
Carolyn

Kathleen said...

I can't believe you paid 10 cents for those dishes..
I am emailing you the meeting times for the nearest Dishaholic meeting..you have it bad..:)
Great bargains!

Maureen said...

Love the blue roosters! One of those "score" days!

christi said...

the blue and red plates are beautiful!

Kammy said...

Wow , you hit the Lotto ! I adore your EVERYTHING ! Good job ......
Kammy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow!! What treasures you found. I wish we had thrift stores around here that carried such beauties. My favorite is the silve.. what a treasure. Thank you so much for swinging in to see the tea set and magazine. I appreciate your visit and comment. Stop in any 'ole time..hugs ~lynne~

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

WOW! What wonderful finds! Those dishes are beautiful. Especially the blue rooster dishes. Adorable!

Acorn Cottage said...

Hi Mimi!
So happy to meet you! Thanks for coming over and visiting my blog. Always nice to meet a fellow-Kansan. Where about are you? We've been out to Salina and Lindsborg...is that near you?

The goodies you are looking at is homemade Peppermint Bark, with crushed candy cane. Oh my, is it trouble!

Your $5.00 red transferware bowl are my DISHES!
I am an acorn-aholic and try picking up pieces whenever I can. My mother in law bought me 10 plates for my birthday one year when we came across them at a shop...boy was that a treat!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Smiles,
Nancy

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh Mimi! You scored BIG! I love those rooster plates! And all of that stemware...what a great deal! Your prices put my GW to shame. They must be getting too big for their britches around here! lol Happy week!...Debbie

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Omg! I love that transferware; it's to die for! And that stemware too! Don't you just love a good find??

Deanna said...

Dear Mimi,
Blessings to you this December!
Merry Christmas.

You have some fantastic bargains here. They are nice. You did really well. I just love the thrift buys and enjoy seeing other's treasures they share and what they do with them.

Thank you for visiting my blog. It's nice to hear from you. I live between Manhattan and Topeka! Tis a mystery!!! Grins. I'm not too terrible far from Council Grove. This is another nice Kansas town.

God bless,
d

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Mimi, thanks for stopping by! ANd wow, what a great collection of bargains you found. I'm a thrifty girl too and love to find the deals. You did great!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Wow, you made out. Doesn't it make you feel like doing a little dance in the store? Thank you for stopping by. Come anytime. Rosie

Audra said...

Fabulous score! Don't you just love it when the object of your desire shows up in one of the thrift stores or yard sales and is in your price range? I am always on the look out for a little something or other.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy Holidays!

Greenearth said...

You have some beautiful finds. Love to see what others discover in Thrift Shops.

Thanks for stopping by and your special comment.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Wow! You hit the jackpot. I never have such good luck at our thrift stores. I love the red transferware bowl you found! Thanks for sharing your treasures!

~Carolyn

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

What gorgeous and wonderful finds! You racked up on deals! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday, sweet friend!

Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

vignette design said...

I'm just wondering how old you have to be for senior day at Goodwill! I don't think we have that here at our Goodwill--Darn. Anyway, I want to live where you live because your Goodwill is better. You found some great things. --Delores

Cynthia said...

Wow, another great day of treasure hunting! I am coming to your neck of the woods to shop. Enjoy your treasures!