Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thrifty Thursday , Yes I am late…

I almost forgot….So I am a tad late, Sorry – you gals might kick me out yet !!!!! I was thinking about it all week, thought I was done….ooooops. It was only in my mind, not on the computer yet.

Here is my story:
I was thrifting at a new thrift store….A couple of ladies were looking at the dishes and I had just scored a sugar and creamer for 2 bucks each. I had to see what the ladies were looking at – I spotted this set right at one of the ladies feet – I am not shy, I moved in and keer plunked the set in my cart ! I hadn’t even looked at the pattern – I just saw old, old  and old. (the dishes matched the sugar and creamer set I had just found ! – so they were ment for little ol me )Yes, I have no shame. I got the ladies attention they were curious what I got so excited for….Well this lovely set of olden china for $12 bucks, yes folks, $12 buckaroos ! I was happy, still am happy – tell me what you think…….. No cups….but everything else….

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Silver heavy tray  - a buck

A Jar – three bucks

Lazy susan – a buck – will get a Kammy re-do….

Faux topiary – 3 bucks – it needs a huge facelift…..

Hugs ~ Kammy

Now go see the other thrifty treasures with Leigh at:

http://www.lbratina.blogspot.com/

38 comments:

Gwen said...

You are better than I am, my post is still in my mind.

Precious dishes, love the silver tray, I need a lazy susan like that one and did you know that your topiary is off kilter? LOL!

Cindy said...

OMG Kammy,
So funny how you dived in for those dishes! Way to go! Those little old ladies better watch out for you! LOL. The China is gorgeous, I see a table coming soon! Cindy

marty39 said...

Wow, you did really good. I love the dishes, the pattern is just wonderful and such a great price. I really like the tray and the jar too. I think I need to find a lazy susan. I can't wait to see what you do with yours. Your found real treasures. Hugs, Marty

Piecefulafternoon said...

I love the dishes - I've had several sets that are similar - just so sweet - and what a deal. I don't care if there are no cups and saucers most of the time - as we don't drink coffee with our meals anyway.

Eileen said...

I'm jealous! Great finds! I want them all!
Enjoy!
All the best,
Eileen

Christina said...

Oh my, great price on the china. Very pretty.

Love the large silver platter too.

Laura said...

You did great!
I love dishes, especially when they are a bargain and yours are so pretty!

Laura

Jennifer said...

OOOOOOH, JEALOUS! I had to write that in all caps (Sorry!). Who are the dishes by? They are gorgeous!!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful dishes. I'm surprised you didn't start a brawl! LOL! I'm guessing more black spray paint for the lazy susan. You know we will all fall out of our desk chairs if you were to paint something crazy like red!
Dawn

Kathleen said...

Tell you what I think?
I think they are lovely and will look so pretty with...should I say it??
WHITE NAPKINS!!
Recipe to whiten old napkins remove stains from Colorado Lady...
1 scoop Oxiclean
1 scoop BIZ
1 gal of very hot water.
Let soap over night..
Lots of bloggers said it works.
I have to get the stuff to try it!

jennifer said...

Are they Homer Laughlin? They are so pretty! I'm glad that you scooted the ladies out of the way and grabbed them :)

Deanna said...

Howdy!
Yes, I would have bought the tray as well.
Good buy and won't you have fun with that buy.
God Bless,
d

Cass @ That Old House said...

12 bucks! 12 bucks???? HOLY SMOKES you did fantastic. Those dishes are gorgeous!
And I'm proud of your "take no prisoners" shopping style -- boo-yah!
Cass

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did better than me. I am really behind today. You did get some great deals. Looking forward to seeing what you do with everything.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

$12.00!!!!! Holy Cow!!! THAT is the deal of the day! Those are sweet dihes! I love them. And they do look like Homer Laughlin!
You got some great things! Thanks for linking up today for Thrifty Thursday! I am so appreciative!


Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
lbratina.blogspot.com

Lori E said...

I never even know what day it is now. The memes have messed up my brain.
That is a delicate, pretty set of dishes. You didn't actually shove these women did you?

Blondie's Journal said...

Kammie,

You did a wonderful job in procuring thse dishes !! Good for you!! I love them!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Embellished Bayou said...

You got some good finds, that is a beautiful pattern on that china.

Kim said...

I love, love, love the china. I think I might have swooped in for the kill as well. You go girl!!!

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

Hi Kammy,
Great finds, but I love the tray the best. A gal can never have too many trays! Come on over & sit a spell sometime!
Cindy

New England Girl said...

LOVE the dishes - they have such a beautiful pattern. Good job on making sure they were yours. :) I bet those women were a bit shocked at first! And then I bet they were more than a tad upset that they had overlooked those gorgeous pieces. :)

Tricia Anne said...

What nice items you have there! :o) I love your silver tray! :o) I am looking forward to seeing how you use your new found treasures! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Kirby3131 said...

It looks like you found a lot of cool items!! What a pretty pattern on the dishes.

salmagundi said...

Great score! The dishes are pretty with their flowers. Will we see a tablescape soon? Sally

MissyM said...

Good for you! I cant wait to see what you do with the topiary!

Ally0005 said...

Love the dishes!!!

Ally

Bill said...

I'm not jealous ... I'm not ..
not TOO jealous! Wonderful story about snatching those pretty dishes from under that lady's nose (well ... her feet)!
You're a very savvy thrifter! Great post!

Jane said...

Great dishes for a great price!! I'm partial to the silver tray. I purchased a couple of trays at a garage sale recently and the seller wanted to know if I was going to polish them. Personally I like the tarnished look (anything vintage looking for me) so I told her they were perfect as they were. She thought I was nuts! Oh well, I got them for a great price so I was happy.
I'm looking forward to seeing how you transform the lazy susan.
Jane

ginny said...

I would be doing the happy dance all the way home with that score. I love vintage china, and that was sooooo pretty! I need to be more assertive!
I am soooo jealous!

Pat said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh beautiful! Excellent find!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Oh yes! You did real good snatching up those oh so pretty dishes! How fun for you at such a great price too. Can't wait to see what you do with the lazy susan AND the topiary! I'll be back! ;)

Donna

Dawn said...

Hi Kammy, I assure you we don't eat like that all the time! My mom goes all out for this one party. She likes to make sure everyone is well-fed!
Dawn

Brenda said...

Gorgeous find, Kammy my thrifting expert friend!
Brenda

Amy said...

Great find!! I am a sucker for old dishes. I will have to join 'Thrifty Thurdsay'

Anny said...

I can't wait to see the re-dos!

Julie said...

Kammy, I love the dishes....can't wait to see how your table turns out.

mimi168888 said...

I love that silver tray and for a buck... Great job.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

OMG! Those dishes are beautiful! Kammy, I REALLY, REALLY want to shop with you. What a deal! I'm looking forward to seeing what you're going to do with that lazy susan. laurie