Here are my thrifty finds for the past couple of weeks. I found a new thrift store down in Temecula a couple of weeks ago. It's only open for 3 hours on Saturday. I luckily stopped by when it was open. Otherwise, this would be a short post.
My obsession with white plates continues. I found this dinner plate by Gibson. The pattern is called Claremont. I only know that as I bought a set of these dishes from Big Lots last year. It came with service for 6, but my son (who shall remain nameless), broke one of the plates. I was happy to find a replacement at my newest thrift store. Cost $1.00.
This plate looks almost exactly like the ironstone ones I found a few weeks back by Johnson Brothers. But the best part of the Gibson plates is that they are dishwasher & microwave safe. The Johnson Brothers are not. So the Gibson plates are my everyday plates.
Then I found this porcelain dinner plate. I have 3 more just like it that I have picked up over the years at various thrift stores. So now I have 4. Yipee!!! Enough for a tablescape.
It is Classic Baroque Porcelain China, made in Japan. Even though it's not ironstone, I still love it. And was happy to find a 4th plate for my collection. Cost of this plate: $1.00
Then I found this set of 4 ironstone butter plates. Someone asked a couple of weeks ago if I had an ironstone magnet in my purse. I guess I must have as I have found some fabulous ironstone over the past month.
These plates are Sterling Colonial English Ironstone by J & G Meakin in England. Cost: $1.00 for 4 plates. That's 25 cents a piece. See I can do math.
I will definitely be back to this thrift store. They have great prices. Even if they are not open very long on Saturdays.
I found the following items at my regular thrift store in Menifee. If you have followed me very long you know that I collect vintage salt & pepper shakers. But I like crystal or silver ones. So I was happy when I found this set for $2.00. I didn't polish them as I like the tarnished look. And I love the shape of these. Sexy!!!
Then I found this. I think it was originally a glass bell, but it didn't have a clapper inside. I thought it would make a cute little cloche. But I need to find something tiny to put under it. Cost 25 cents.
I bought this as I loved the "fleur de lis" on it. I don't like the copper color. So I will probably spray paint it black & hang it on my kitchen wall. Cost 50 cents.
I bought this wooden pedestal as I thought I could use it with the glass light dome I found a few weeks back that I want to make into a cloche. I've already painted this black. But I didn't like the glass dome on this pedestal. The pedestal is too wide. So now I need to find something else to put the dome on & I'll probably put a pumpkin on the pedestal for now instead. I'll show you in a couple of days when I post my Halloween decor photos. Cost: $1.30
Score on another set of crystal S&P shakers. This set $1.50. I've already added both sets to my collection under one of my cloches. I can't possibly fit another one in there now. So I guess I'm done collecting S&P shakers. Yeah right.
I wanted some black candlesticks for Halloween so I picked up these brass candlesticks. Cost 75 cents each for the 2 smaller ones. $1.50 for the larger. Now don't ask me why the larger one was double the price. That answer would have to come from the thrift store pricer. I paid the price as I needed, I mean wanted them. I've already painted these black as well. I just need to decide where to put them in my Halloween decor. I also picked up some red taper candles, 2 for 25 cents. I spray painted them black to use with the candlesticks. I'm hoping that when I light them, the red wax will melt down the black candlestick & look like blood. We'll see. They were a pain to spray paint. Sorry no photos. You'll just have to wait & see.
And for the finale, is a little something my hubby picked up from our old favorite thrift store down in San Diego county. I don't know what you call this, except for purty. Maybe a gravy boat or some sort of sauce holder. It has an area underneath for placing a candle. I'm sure it's a reproduction. The really old ones had a built in burner. It wasn't this nice & shiny when he bought it, it was all tarnished. He polished it up himself. Isn't he a good hubby? Cost $5.95. But he saw this listed online for $50.00. He was happy with his purchase. And so was I.
I hope that you enjoyed this weeks treasures. I'm finding the thrill of the hunt so fun. Much more fun than buying strictly retail. I haven't given up retail, but I'm enjoying thrifting so much more. Now I just need to get rid of some stuff. (My family is laughing at the thought. They know me too well.)
What thrifty finds did you find this week?
I'm linking up to Thrifty Thursday hosted by Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville. Be sure to visit her blog to see this weeks participants.