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Saturday, June 5, 2010

April in June

I was one of the lucky recipients of Linda from A LA CARTE giveaways for her 60th birthday, coming up in a few days, June 9, to be exact! If you haven't visited her wonderful blog, you should head over there and check it out. I received a beautiful April Cornell market bag with matching tea towels and pot holders. They match my dining room so well...may have to leave them in here permanently! Thank you so much, Linda for drawing my name!


As soon as I get the camera out, A.J. thinks he has to get his photo taken, too! I try to take pictures when he is at the other end of the house.


This morning we went to city-wide garage sales in a town about 25 miles south of here. It was really hot, about 90° and very humid...after about the third stop finding nothing of interest, we finally found a few things. After we got back to town I stopped at the thrift store and found a couple more items.

I will be joining Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today's Thrifty Treasures. Thank you for hosting this fun meme, Rhoda.

This cute little amber colored dish was a dollar. I will use it as a vase. I saw a light blue one at another sale, but they must have really liked it as it was $7. I think they will be happy when they take it back inside tonight!


The next few items were found at another house, two candle holders, a 2½ cup green pitcher, 2 china tea cups and two white vessels, of which I am not sure if they are juice glasses or little vases! Anyone out there have a guess as to which they are?




The plain white tea cup and the 3 saucers came from the thrift store. The white saucers are marked Haviland France on the back, the same with the cup.




The other two are English.


I really like the one with the violets...the saucer, of course, doesn't have the same pattern, but I thought it went rather well.


This cute little cabbage server was at one of those houses where nothing is marked, you have to make an offer, which I hate doing as some people get insulted very easily! I offered a dollar, the lady accepted!

At the next to the last house we went to I found 4-9½ inch clear, hexagonal dinner plates made by Arcoroc France. I think the pattern is Marine.


The last place we hit for yard sales I found a small green sugar bowl to match a cream pitcher I have had for years...not exactly a match, other than color and maker, though. It is Franciscan made in California. I have shown both pieces so that you can see the colors are the same. I will do a little research to find out how old the sugar bowl is, which I am sure is newer.


Bottom stamps...the creamer has an o and the sugar has an a underneath Franciscan.


The local thrift store had a few new items they didn't have the other day when I was down there...pretty etched stemware 50¢ each, three china saucers and a teacup, all for a dollar and the little white pails I will use for candles were 25¢.






I spent less than $20 for everything and had a fun time, not counting the hot/humid weather!

26 comments:

Dishesdone said...

Bet an ice cream sundae would go nicely in those white things! Nice gift you won, Mimi, lucky :)

Lots of nice things you got!

AJ looks very comfy!

Diann @ the thrifty Groove said...

Oh Mimi! You Sooo scored on your finds!! I love the creamer and sugar green set and that green pitcher is awesome! The teacups, well, you know how I love my teacups! I was cracking up about your comment regarding the little blue dish. Yup, I bet they did have to haul it back inside the house!

And congrats again about winning that beautiful set from Linda! I am so jealous!! :)

Linda said...

So happy you like your April Cornell linens! AJ seems very happy with them also! You had a great yard sale day! WOW, I love the creamer and sugar that match, great color. You got cute teacups and I've started buying plain saucers to go with the teacups I find. Wonderful finds!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Looks like you found quite a bit. I rarely go to garage or yard sales. I never seem to find much. However, I do love to go to thrift stores. I totally forgot to go today. Boo hoo! Oh well, my pocketbook will thank me. Thanks for sharing your loot. And thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment on my paris window.
Kim

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Mimi...congrats on winning Lida's give-away! I understand about cats who love to be photographed! Do you think they know? lol You found some great things...especially the tea cups! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Mimi~ ~Looks like you had a great day! So many pretty things. I love the tea cups but I have such a small collection. I really need to get out a shop more!
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

the passionate hairdresser said...

AJ is gorgeous, as I'm sure he knows!! Love the etched glass!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Those glasses are wonderful...you really found some great items!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

You got some great deals there. The white Haviland France was a steal, and so many other pretty accessories! Linda

Sue said...

OMG, what great "finds"! Thanks for sharing those. I love the name of your blog! Whenever my 20 something son goes camping he says' "Bye, Mom; You can find me in the Middle of nowhere." Funny...maybe he's been visiting your blog all along. Sue@awelllovedhome

Charlotte said...

Great finds, especially the teacups.

Rettabug said...

ooooo, lots of lucky-pretties!! Good Haul this time!

Applause~Applause on winning over at Linda's!

Van said...

Beautiful finds- I especially love the green cups and orange glass. Congratulations on your win, I like the picture with your kitty in it :)

feelsliketime said...

Those white things look like milk glass. Maybe sundae cups? Of course sangria would look lovely in them too....

Marianne@Songbird said...

I love all your glassware! But that green butterdish is really something. Great finds! And I love your cat too!

salmagundi said...

Thanks for the suggestion to store plates in my cheese box. It is huge enough I can probably put platters in there. I'm always on the lookout for more dish storage!! You found some great things in the middle of nowhere!! I know about Kansas - sometimes when traveling across it seems like nowhere. It's the same here in Colorado in some places. Sally

Kerrie said...

Thanks for your visit and comment! Love your cats, love your blog! Fun!

Manang Kim said...

I love your find, specially those blue dish ^_^ Happy Monday!


Blue Jar

ThriftyAnnabella said...

You found some great things and your sweet kitty is so cute!

Lori said...

I love dishes! These are great. Especially the little green set. I need that. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

raggygirlvintage said...

hey we had rain and there were no garage sales, so no complaints about the heat!!!!! it is disappointing when you don't find treasures right away, glad you found some stuff in the end and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier:-)
Tracey

Debbie said...

Love your April Cornell linens, and how sweet of you to share with AJ :-) Wonderful finds on your yard sale day!

Red Door Home said...

How lucky you must feel after winning such an incredible prize. I am sure you will have many uses for such a cute bag!

Kathleen said...

Wow, you found a lot of neat things. I bet you were happy when you saw the green pitcher!
Great bargains! Those etched glasses are so pretty!
Congrats on your gift. You can put the cat in the bag..oh wait..it's the cat in the hat...:)

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for visiting my tablescape. It was my first ever. I didn't even know this whole beautiful world existed a couple of months ago. I could spend all day admiring everyone's tablescapes - very addictive. what darling bunny plates.

Anonymous said...

Perfection as always. Very 'southwest' looking.

Love the flowers!
Daisy