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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thrifty Dish shopping



I have drooled over all the gorgeous dishes that all you gals display in your hutches and on the fabulous tablescapes you do. so finally it got the best of me and I had to start hunting for dishes. Yes Debbie, I am becoming a dish addict. My first hunt was for brown and white toile, and that proved to be nearly impossible on a nothing budget, so the next choice was white. I love the way it makes everything pop. I've heard so many of you talk about Goodwill and I hadn't been there in years except to drop off. So I decided to check it out. Over the past few weeks I have haunted the two near me and the treasures that I've found are unbelievable. I was surprised to learn that Goodwill has 50% off days. Boy have I been missing out all these years. Everything is from Goodwill except for a couple of things that I've noted.





This is the first ceramic collander I have ever seen with such fabulous detail. I love the raised fruit design. This gorgeous creature was $3.



This covered dish had such a pretty shape and I loved the scalloped edge and the great finial on the lid. For $2 how can you leave it behind.




I needed some basics and these two can be used in so many ways with flowers, fruit and my moss ball. These were $1 also.



This darling little cream and sugar don't match, but they're so cute. $1 each



I have to be honest that I had forgotten about these when I spotted the 12 below, but there are 6 of these. The octagon shape and the simple edge made them favorites immediately, and besides everyone needs 18 plates don't they.




I found these 2 patterns and the ones below all the same day on GW's 50% off sale, and all for 50 cents each. 12 plates to mix and match all at one time.




This is another 4 from GW for 50 cents each. I love the edge detail.



I found 4 of these basket weave edge plates for 50 cents each.




The cabbage salad plates and bowls were from Ross on clearance for $l each.



The wonderful shape,pierced detail and scrolls made this plate perfect and only $2.



I thought the pierced edge on this plate was just gorgeous and again only $2.



There are 9 of these by Johnson Bros. Friendly Village. I found 4 at Ross on the clearance aisle and the other 5 at GW, all for $1 each.



There were 4 of these and I couldn't resist with all the beautiful scroll design and delicate flowers on the edge and center. These were 50 cents each.



Isn't this the prettiest little china egg. I loved the flowers and since I love eggs I just had to have it for $2.

Thanks for going shopping at Goodwill with me, I've had a great time and hope you did too.

I've been honored with a fabulous award.







I have to thank Christine @ http://christineshomeandtraveladventures.blogspot.com for a fabulous new award. If you have missed her you really have missed out. She does the most wonderful tablescapes and decorating, and she's been on some fabulous trips and shares them all with us. Please go check her out.

This award is given to someone who shows great Attitude and Gratitude. I so appreciate it. Now I'm suppossed to pass this along to 4 other deserving people.
1. Luanne @ http://blueeyedtango.blogspot.com. This lady will amaze you with all her talents and the beautiful farm she lives on.
2. Laurie @ http://bargainhunting.blogspot.com. I'm sure most of you know her, one of the sweetest ladies on earth and so talented. She is a must read in blogland.
3. Kathysye - She doesn't have a blog, but I am pushing. You all know her from RMS and her fabulous spa bathroom that was #1 for months. Her home is as warm and welcoming and friendly as she is.
4. Jeanette - You all know her from RMS as jfell. She has that gorgeous kitchen that is still #1. I'm pushing her to blog also. All of her home is gorgeous, and she is the sweetest lady you will ever meet.

Thanks again Christine, you are such a dear friend. Love ya.

39 comments:

  1. oh my Marty, what a collection !, those are gorgeous....you can bet i'll be going to the Goodwill tomorrow, hopefully i'll find some beautiful things too...thanks for posting its AWESOME!!!!!!!!.
    P/S,I GOT THAT AWARD TOO HOW DO I GET IT??..LOL..

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  2. so glad its up!.everyone needs to see this beautiful collection....i think you are gonna need a big hutch, because i have a feeling this is only the beginning!!!..lol..

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  3. Hi Marty,
    You've got me whipped. I just love everything but especially those Johnson Bros. China. They are just some of my fave's. I am always scouring for a good buy. Wonderful, Cindy

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  4. You found some great things and great prices.. WOW! I forget about GW I don't have one close to my house. I am going to have to find a GW soon and try to find some great things. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely finds.

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  5. Wow Marty, you weren't kidding! I cannot believe what you found and what you paid! I'm taking you shopping with me! I love all of these, but I'm partial to the basketweave pattern and that large lidded serving dish. Oh, and the colander, oh and . . . you get the idea. You did a fantastic job! Do I see a tablescape in your future? Hugs, Kathy

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  6. Oh Marty!!! I am trying to get up off the floor!!! I'm catching the next plane and coming to your GW...oh, yeah, that might undo the savings! lol I am truly amazed!! I love the pierced ones and the covered dish and the colander are gorgeous!!! But those cabbage plates...unbelievable! If my Ross had them, someone snagged them before I got there! You did great. I obviously need to go shopping with you! hugs...Debbie

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  8. Wow! I can't beleive how much great stuff you found that all looks so lovely together! I'll be coming back to visit again!

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  9. I was headed out earlier when I left a message so now I've had time to look at all your lovely plates and goodies. I cannot believe this! Our GW does not have finds like yours! The white is great, you are right things just pop! You can add any color with them. The pierced plates you can put wide ribbons in and hand them on your wall! I used to sell them in my shop and they went like hot cakes! My sister said her GW has closeouts from Target and TJ MAXX marked way down of course. Sugar and creamer sure look like they match! Friendly Village plates remind me of a Currier & Ives set I used to have that my grandmother collected that had horse, sled and country scenes on them. I can see thanksgiving dinner on one of those! And such a nice shape. You really hit the jackptot! Good job! Who is Lon?

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  10. Marty, you are amassing quite a collection. Are you doing a tablescape for tomorrow?

    I have been to our Goodwill near here and the one in Jeff City and never seen such beautiful dishes as you've found! Great finds!

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  11. OMG Marty! Where is that Goodwill store? I want to go there! I can't believe the bargains you got and they are all so gorgeous! I have those Johnson Bros. Friendly Village set and I sure paid a lot more than that. Thank you so much for your sweet words about me. And congrats on your award!...Christine

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  12. I LOVE white china! You lucked out at your Goodwill! Mine was picked over the last time I went, which was the first time in years for me too. I especially love your covered dish and the vases. Oh, and the hexagon (or were they octagon?) plates! I love how they have straight edges. And you're right, they will make things pop. I might just have to keep my eyes open too and become addicted. :) My hubby will be so happy.... lol!

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  14. Thanks for the heads up Marty! As usual, you're a lifesaver! Just to be safe, I removed the ones here that had the address.

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  15. Wow, fabulous finds! I want to come shopping at the Goodwill by your house! You definitely found some treasures.
    ~Michelle

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  16. Hi marty, Wow you really did find some treasures.This is my second comment the first did not go through for some reason. Thank you for the sweet award,you are such a dear friend to me. Now lets talk about GW's You have put together a beautiful collection of white dishes and you will so enjoy using them.I love the lettuce plates and I can't believe how inexpensively you got the Friendly Village plates.Good for you .You did great and this will show that treasure hunting can be worth it. Hugs to you my dear friend,Kathysue

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  17. Oh my goodness, I am so excited for you!!! What fantastic finds!! I really love white dishes, so I am really trying to contain myself. My very favorite is that covered dish that looks like a soup tureen. I LOVE, LOVE your finds!!

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  18. That is absolutely amazing! You were surely in the right place at the right time! Gorgeous white plates, etc. Linda

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  19. Oh, how kind of you Marty to think of me with the award and to say such lovely things about me. Thank you so much. I am so flattered.
    Now, about this GW store-I want to go to that store! You found such wonderful bargains (and I'm supposed to be the bargain hunter, remember?)! I've never seen a collander like that either, and all of those gorgeous plates for so little money! You are a great shopper. Now, all you have to do is find a deal on a china cabinet!! I am having serious envy of your finds. laurie

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  20. You did good Marty!My favorites were the cabbage leaf and the basketweave plates,all great though.White plates are my favorite,I like the way the food looks on them.How did you make room for all of them? That was quite a haul!hugs,cyndi

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  21. Hi Marty,
    I thought I would say goodbye for a week. My niece is getting married so I'll be traveling 11 hours to be with my family in Arkansas. We grew up here but my parents moved down there to retire when my younger two siblings were still in high school. Maybe it will be warmer! They have a computer so I might be able to check in. Have a good week everyone!

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  22. Hi Marty, I came here first before my blog! Thanks for stopping by, your wonderful compliments and seeing the jewelry. Yes, I do have a hard time choosing which one to wear. I have set up at jewelry shows to sell them so I do not have as many as shown in the photo...that was right before a big show! I wonder how hard it would be to set up a blog for decorating for us? I still haven't learned how to post other people's blogs on mine!? LOL!

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  23. Wow, can you see the green eyes monster over here come out? I am jealous!! What wonderful finds you have made..I think I may have to head out to goodwill next week!

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  24. Girl,you just met your new bf.You made a haul.I too have a tiny budget,and i too am becoming a dishaholic.we need to go shopping together...ann

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  25. These plates are gorgeous. Don't forget that you are not only getting good deals when you shop at Goodwill you are also supporting its programs that help people with disabilities or other employment barriers get training and placement into solid jobs. Thanks for shopping and donating to Goodwill.

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  26. You dish-a-holic, you!!! Have you NO shame? LOL!!! Just get over here and join us other gals who are!! LOL!!!

    The dishes are all very pretty...I recognized the Johnson Brothers dishes right away!!

    :-)

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  27. Marty,
    These are true finds. I've only dropped off at Goodwill, so you've inspired me to check it out. I love the white! Mumzie

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  28. WOW Marty,
    what wonderful treasures you found and at such bargain prices. Oh I love it all, can I come shopping at your house? LOL
    You did good - welcome to 'Dishaholics R us' LOL
    Have a wonderful evening,
    Tam

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  29. You lucked out girl!!! I am so jealous. Our Goodwill never has anything so good & the prices here are high. The thrift stores in California all now seem to think they are antique stores as they are charging antique store prices. Even at half off, still too much sometimes.

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  30. Hi Marty! Oh, I'm just green with envy by looking at our your fabulous treasures! I can't believe what beautiful dishes and extra pieces you've found and at such a bargain. Now you're going to put us all to shame on Tablescape Thursday!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  31. My goodness...where is your Goodwill...mine never has anything like these beauties you found...Congratulations on all of your great deals. BTW, I want to thank you for visiting my blog and always leaving the nicest comments...I am going to add you to my blog list right now so we can visit often! ;-) Bo

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  32. Girl... I want to go shopping with you.. WOW!! these are wonderful treasures... I've started "collecting" the green cabbage dishes.. saw yesterday where someone had the pink.. still drooling over them.. and now I discover they also have the white.. girl..I've got to get out more...I love your ceramic colander..well shoot I love it all....thanks for sharing.. I'll look forward to your tablescape with all these great finds..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  33. I'm drooling over all your white finds, I wish I could come across some like that! I went to our GW just this past week and they had nothing! If you ever get tired of those pretty plates, just let me know and I'll be happy to take them off your hands.

    Hugs!
    Judy

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  34. Oh Marty, my friend.. Thanks for the heads up... :-) I forget about ebay..lol. were they light yellow cabbage plates??? they would go so well with some other exisiting dishes I have...do you remember exactly where on ebay??
    hugs ~lynne~

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  35. It is good to know you have come over to the dark side, oh I mean the dish side. LOL I am so jealous of everyone's great GW finds. I do not even bother with mine - it is truly crappola. LOL I love all your treasures and new found "friends." :-D

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  36. Wow! I am in awe of the beautiful dishes that you got at prices so cheap! I will have to check out our local Goodwill. Thanks for the tip on the 50% off days! Good to know! :)

    ~Karla

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