Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Jackpot Weekend

My friend, Noemie, quit her job and she started on Thursday, calling me so early to go to the thrift stores and resale shops around town. On Saturday, we went rummaging and John even joined us.

I really like this wood carved Madonna and Child. It's quite big, around 22 inches tall and I got the price down to $20. I plan to take it to our FL home.

Ocean themed placemats, $3.00 for a set of 6. Now, I am excited to do a beach themed tablescape by the pool, just so I can use them.

I found this Thompson Pottery birdhouse set at the Thrift store, 8 bowls and 8 mugs and 1 creamer, all for $20.

The reason I bought them is because I already own a teapot, 4 mugs, salad and dessert plates with the same pattern shown below. Now I will have to look for a sugar server.
 But my favorite is this complete service for 8, Taylor, Smith and Taylor Versatile 1950's (hey! that's birth year, lol!) set. I just love that turquoise color and the best thing about this is the price, $20 for all of them. There are 8 tea cups too, 2 are still in the dishwasher.
 Ooooh! I am so in love with the teacups. Just look at that shine and color! And they are trimmed in platinum. It says at the back that they are oven proof too. They are so similar to my Homer Laughlin eggshell set, also in that color, which I paid a lot more.

The farmer figurine set were $4/set. I think they will be pretty displayed inside a cloche.
The oriental little bowl set of 6 were $5 and the olive oil dipping set of 4 were $2.

2007 was the year we moved here and I got those numbers for $3. They are nice, heavy and solid. The frames were $3 each and I will use them in our FL home. Love the dark blue matting.

The set of 12 brass napkin rings in a case were $10 and the hammered silver plated napkin rings were also $10 for all 7.

The vases with pink roses were $1 each, the driftwood and small pitcher were 25 cents each.
 And this cute whimsical litle holder for a cell phone while you are charging it was also 25 cents. It has a hold on the base so you can pull the cable through.

The blue and white vase was $1, long driftwood and wood plaque under it were 25 cents each.

These various blue ceramics (4 small canisters, basket, 2 plates and a lidded sugar server) with bees were 25 cents each.
 I think they are really cute. I plan to use the plates to hold candle.

The mini wood cart and terracota watering can were either a dime or a quarter each.
 I don't golf but I could not resist the price on this set especially after trying the shoes on. They were my perfect size and very comfy. They're clean and hardly used and they are Nike's. I bought the whole set in a yard sale for $20 and that already includes the shoes, golf tees and balls. I might just start playing golf now that I have a set, lol.

 I found this at the Thrift store and it has John's initial (at least I like to think that's a "J"), so I bought it for him for $5.  I know he likes it because when I was preparing to take a picture, it was gone. He has taken it to the dresser.
 Then I saw this silver plated jewelry box in the same thrift store for the same price and it just happened to have John's daughter's name initials so I bought it too.
Last but not least is the most expensive set that I bought. They had these pale yellow wine glasses tagged at $14.50 each but I negotiated and I got 8 of them for a total of $30. I really like the shape and the color.
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SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

HBM! What a great collection of treasures :) ~Pernilla

Luna Miranda said...

fabulous treasures! i love the mother & child sculpture, too.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you had a busy weekend Christine! Love the pretty and delicate turquoise dishes, they're beautiful-enjoy:@)

Dolores said...

Wow, you hit the jackpot of beautiful bargains. Looks like a fun weekend!

A Creative Harbor said...

HMB ~ What a wonderful treasure trove ~ all very elegant ~ ^_^

Rhonda H said...

Wow! You certainly know how to find beautiful bargains! Happy linky parties!

SmilingSally said...

You cleaned up! Now that you have two homes, you "need" more! I ike your blues; thanks for sharing.

Happy Blue Monday, Christine.


I too love the tea cups the best.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice finds - You did good!
Have a great week.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, you definitely hit the jackpot, so many fabulous treasures. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Cafe au lait said...

Great finds Christine. All these are fabulous. Happy Blue Monday. I played too. Mine are here and here.

Barbara F. said...

Oh Christine, what fabulous finds. I love all of them, so beautiful. You really scored big time. xo

Vel Criste said...

don't know which one I love the best but I think I have to agree with you on the taylor, Smith and taylor set!!!!!! Beautiful, can't wait to see your tablescapes dear!!!!

Joy H said...

boy you all hit the jackpot. I love the dish set. Have a great week!

Pat said...

You always find the neatest things Christine!

Bernideen said...

I am amazed at all your bargains and great stuff you found! Good job!

Poppy said...

Love the Thompson Pottery Birdhouse set, Christine! So wonderfully whimsical! It reminds me of my little tea set on my kitchen shelf.

Poppy :)

Diane said...

Christine - I want to go shopping with you!! What fabulous bargains and I am totally jealous about some of them! Those blue cups are so gorgeous - could not take my eyes off of those.

Snap said...

Goodness, Christine. Is there in anything left in town in the thrift shops??!!!! What a wonderful/successful thrifting you had!


Oh Christine, you got terrific treasures at terrific prices too! I love ALL the dishes you got, all of them are so pretty and even cute! Now that you have two homes it's a great buy, as before I'd wonder where were you going to store it all! It's so much fun when we buy a bunch of stuff at once, like I did around Jauary, as so much was on sale everywhere! Wishing you and your "three" girls a great Mother's Day!

Jeannie and Linda said...

Wow Christine! What a haul! Such cute things you found and at great prices. I used to have the turquoise dish set and sold it! Why did I do that! So glad you found yours. Love the birdhouse dishes and you have the teapot already. Destiny! I want to go thrifting with you next time!

Linda at The French Hens Nest

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wow! Christine, that is quite the haul you made! You must have had a blast. The birdhouse pieces are so sweet but I am really loving the blue teacups. How gorgeous is that shade of blue! Thank you for stopping by to have tea with me and have a great week.


Terri said...

Hi Christine,
Wow, you really have had quite the luck lately! I think I agree with you the egg shell blue dishes are the big treasure here! I love them too! That is a wonderful blue, and I even love the pattern. Yay for you!

Loretta said...

I love all your beautiful treasures!! I have not been successful at the selection of stores in this area. Happy you have them!
Hugs, Loretta

Lavender Cottage said...

What haul of treasures, and at good prices too. I like the china you picked up, both sets are pretty.

La Tea Dah said...

Wow! What amazing finds!!!! Wonderful!

Creations By Cindy said...

Christine, you gals hit the jack pot! Love all your finds. I haven't been junking in a while! Making me wanna go now! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Christine,
You have some wonderful treasures. I love the egg blue teacups. Looks like you had a funtastic day! Thanks for sharing,

Martha's Favorites said...

I love all your new treasures. They are so great. Have a great Mother's Day. Blessings, Martha

Debbie said...

Oh they are all so wonderful! My favorite treasure of all is the blue china (can't remember the name) from the '50s. I can not wait for you to do a table with it. Just beautiful!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

You found some really great bargains!! Love the china.

Jocelyn @

Marlis said...

Christine, you found some real bargains!!! Love the pieces with the bees and those lovely wine glasses. xo marlis

Sarah said...

Wow, you got some serious shopping done, Christine. I feel lucky if I come home with one or two things. '-)

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Christine, My oh my, I cannot believe the things you bought and at such a good price. I would never be able to find such a haul here in England unless I went to an auction house.
It is hard to choose my favourite, but if I had to, I think I would have to say it was the teacups and saucers as they are so delicate and they are such a beautiful design.
Enjoy all your new found goodies.
Best Wishes

Laurie Ritchey said...

Well, you hit the jackpot, Christine. What an amazing bunch of treasures at such bargain prices! OK, I just THOUGHT I was a bargain hunter. Although they look like they are in beautiful condition, I would probably have passed up the golf set, because I don't golf. I had to laugh out loud about you saying you might take up golf now that you bought the set! That stemware is gorgeous. laurie

kitty said...

Wow, great bargains Christine! My favorites were the birdhouse dishes and the 1950's set. You'll have fun doing tablescapes with those.

Marigene said...

You had a fantastic buying day! The vintage TST dishes are beautiful...can't wait to see a tablescape with them as the star.
Happy Mother's Day, Christine...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You got some great deals! I love all the dishes and glass ware you found. I see tablescapes for sure! Thanks for joining Diann and I for TTF!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Oh, my what wonderful finds - truly a jack-pot! I used to have the birdhouse dishes when newly married and gave them away a long time ago - love the Taylor Smith Taylor dishes - beautiful coloring! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

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