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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thrift Store Treasures!

I wasn't going to go today. I wasn't. No. No. No. I blame it on my mom. As I was driving home, after dropping the kids off at camp this morning, she reminded that my Good Will would be opening in 15 minutes. She joked that I should go before everyone grabs it all.   That's all it took.

Cannot keep it all, but I have my favorites.

Come to mamma....this one is mine.

Drool. I love all of this. Tempted to keep the Johson Bros. Transferware.  Maybe even start to collect the random browns. I love the blue Christmas tree piece....can I keep it with the INTENTION of re-doing my house in blues??

Fantastic Chrome Cake keeper and Divided Pyrex...

LOVE this. Tempted to keep it.....

WHy do I love him? And better yet, who is he?

Other side of my mysterious teapot. I really like this quirky guy.

Can you picture your silver in this on a buffet table? Sugar bowl for tea??

Milk glass shakers.....

Oh, Roger. Why? I try. I try to steer clear of you. Still, I always want more.

Art Deco love.

Waterford Linens....yes, I will peek inside:

Perfect for my blue and white china!!! Says they can be washed. I think I'll try. Tempted to take to the cleaners. In very good shape. I can be sure my mother was not there with red wine.
Okay......a few other goodies. Now, must clean it all, post some to Esty and hid it all from husband (and Hoarders)

                 I am joining the Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingies Thursday!


And....I am linking up with:
 Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


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38 comments:

  1. Great finds, Karen! I can't pass a blue or brownware plate...it just calls my name!

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  2. Karen I love the blue and white Christmas tree plate.
    Will you be keeping it?

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    1. Isn't that cute? I love blue and white. So pretty. :) I'd love to keep it, but it doesn't match a thing in my house...which is too bad, because my wedding service is blue and white too! LOL Hardly ever use it because it doesn't match anything. Next time around I'll be doing a more neutral color theme in the house. :)

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  3. Good for you! I need to get out there and do a bit more exploring.

    - The Tablescaper

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  4. Mama was right. This was one trip that paid off.

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    1. Shhh. Don't tell her that! :) If she "forces" me to go to the thrift store she cannot say I have too much in my house! :)

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  5. There you go.. Goodwill. I just love going there, too. I have this one location in town that is always better than the rest. But wow, yours is so good! Early in the morning is right! I think I would be like you and want to keep things! Isn't it fun to keep and use and then sell? Have fun and, i did visit your Etsy store. Found myself hitting that little heart quite a bit!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    1. Thanks, Susie! I appreciate you favoring my items! More exposure!! Our thrift store here, in Woodland, Ca. Is really good. I am always finding great things. They roll out big bins and you can go through them before anything hits the shelf.

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  6. Wonderful finds!! I love your tureen and the plates too, specially the one with the C'mas tree in it, so cute! Enjoy your loot, I'm like that too, I fall faster for this kind of things than for anything else! Thanks for the nice visit, I so appreciate it. Enjoy your weekend.
    FABBY

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    1. hThanks, Fabby. I am keeping the soup tureen. I ave a thing for them. It's my third white one. Running out of room fast. :) I love the plates too. I have a thing for blue and white, yet it doesn't match my house at all. Might need to re-paint...a project like that might keep me away from GW for a day or two as well!

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  7. I love the writing in you chose for your blog..this is the way my handwriting is!..lol
    FABBY

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    1. Thanks! I like it too. My husband says it's hard to read. He is French though, might be because their cursive is so different. Too cool that it looks like your handwriting!

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  8. Nice to meet you! I'll find your Etsy shop...maybe we can swap favs. I LOVE the teapot! Really cute & quirky!
    Ruth

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    1. Thanks, Ruth. You can find my shop right here on my blog. I'll check your shop out too! I love to favor items and help promote. I have a thing for the teapot too. I have yet to post it on Etsy. I think it may be a keeper. It truly is quirky. :)

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  9. You certinly did find blue and white treasures. I love the Christmas tree plate and I think the white ironstone would be a keeper. Thanks for stopping by, and I love your blog so I'll be your newest follower. I'm so happy to meet you.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  10. Oh! I want the transferware! I've become obsessed with it! Great finds! Don't you love Goodwill?

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  11. I have never seen a blue and white Christmas plate. It's super pretty. I think you sould keep that one for sure.

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  12. Oh, I have been looking for a soup tureen just like this! You so scored!! Great finds! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  13. Great, great finds. I have the same brown transferware plate. It was my grandmother's. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm going straight to "follow" you now!

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  14. I have the same problem with old Roger. Sometimes a girl just can't help herself!

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  15. Oh I love the milk glass salt and pepper shakers! Great stuff!

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  16. Oh, I know what you mean about finding treasures. They are hard to pass up. I like the little tea pot guy too. No idea who he is either, but still so cute. I love the blue Christmas tree plate. For some reason, I think the blue china is the prettiest. My wedding china is even in blue. Have a wonderful weekend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  17. your collection is so beautiful- I am loving your cute tableware!!

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  18. Looks like you had loads of fun, Karen. Of course, you can guess my favorite...yep, that mysterious teapot. Looks like a quirky guy on one side and a whimsy girl on the other...hat gives her away. I say name them. Maybe Bonnie and Clyde? ;)

    Happy pinks!!
    Marcia

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  19. Hi Karen,
    Thanks for joining my Fall Banner Swap!! I'll have more details and your partner's name after the 13th.
    AWESOME finds! I'd keep the blue Christmas plare for SURE!! Love the Christms wreath and the tussies. I bet they will sell quickly at the show!
    Warmly,
    deb

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    2. Thanks Deb, that means a lot to me. Not sure about the crowd I'll form my small town, but we'll see. I am excited about your swap! My first!!!

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  20. Oh wow - what great stuff you found!!! Loving all of it -
    Your newest follower - would love to have you drop in for
    a visit and follow back when you can :)
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Love your blog! You crack me up. That dresser is wonderful! Thanks for following. I followed back!

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  21. LOVE the transfer ware and ironstone is a weakness of mine too. Your blog is fantastic. I always wanted to post some of my favorites on our "normal" blog too. Maybe this week. LOVE vintage kitchen ware and expecially - nutmeg graters. Thanks for sharing! See you on T. ;-)

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  22. What vintage treasures you found! I love the ironstone and transferware. The teapot is too funny. I would love to collect red transferware but really don't run across it. You really did good!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  23. Wow, what a great haul from Goodwill. I love that little teapot with the faces and the transferware and the soup tureen. Thanks for visiting me! ~Michelle

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  24. Some very nice stuff here. I have a few of those Willow pattern with the unusual shape. :)

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  25. Good thing you listened to your Mom as you found some nice treasures!

    Carolyn

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  26. Great finds! Love the Pyrex and the soup tureen and the silver and the...lol!
    I used to love "VTT's". It's been a long time since I've blogged. Love visiting everyone tho'.

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  27. My mom has some of those Christmas plates! I have always loved them. She has even used them for a template of several paintings she has done.

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  28. More great pieces. Especially love the cake keeper and the soup tureen.

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