Monday, July 30, 2012

Thrift Store Treasures

Yes,
I have been out thrifting again...


It all started when I stopped in at the local Re-Store in search of something for a project
I didn't find that piece I needed but oh the treasures in that store!
Building salvage, antiques, furniture...
It definitely got my junking juices going! 


So I have started popping in at the thrifts here and there again
in search of vintage treasures.
One of the things I always keep an eye out for are pretty dishes.


They don't have to be a full set, it can be just a few pieces
a teacup and saucer or even just a platter and they don't have to be perfect.
I love to mix and match patterns in a tablescape.


These dishes were stacked up on a shelf together
Lots of little plates, a couple dinner sized plates and 6 teacups & saucers.
They are oh so dainty, edged in scallops and a touch of gold
a simple delicate raised pattern on the edges & purple & lavender flowers vining along
So charming and just $19.00 for the set.


 They are stamped Carlsbad Austria very lightly on the backs
but I don't know much else about them


The lavender and white together are such a soft romantic combination
and with a bit of silver -it inspired a little lunch table setting


I was surprised to find a couple of bouquets of Stock the other day- 
I haven't seen any there in awhile.
 They were a perfect compliment to the dishes


 These weren't the only treasures I found~
I did pick up a couple other things and will be sharing those shortly.
Have you found any great finds recently?

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Happy Monday!!


44 comments:

  1. Courtney, those dishes are so dainty and pretty. Yes I found treasures this weekend, too.

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  2. Hi Courtney,
    Your treasures are lovely. I love the lavender and white china! What pretty pieces they are! I love thrifting myself. Have a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  3. What pretty dishes...now I want to take off for my favorite thrift and look for some! You have just a beautiful blog...love it!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  4. I'm a sucker for pretty dishes from thrift stores, too! These are lovely. ~ Maureen

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  5. Oh I love it!! Where do you store all of your treasures, dishes esp?? I am running out of room.....
    I would buy more treasures, I am sure If I had room....
    Delightful!
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  6. Anything would taste divine at this table! This is a charming and inspirational post -- you are beautifully talented! Best wishes to you from Julia at Period Elegance!

    www.etsy.com/shop/PeriodElegance

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  7. Colors of the plates are absolutely beautiful, love soft lavender... :) Great finds!

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  8. Super pretty!!! I have that stock in a white pitcher too right now...only on my kitchen island to enjoy while I am washing dishes.

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  9. Oh, this looks so pretty! I haven't been out looking for any treasures lately, if anything, I need to get rid of some! I love the Stock and your curtains too...I don't think I've ever noticed those before. xo

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  10. Very pretty, Courtney. Thrifty shopping is a mainstay with me. So many hidden treasures out there.

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  11. I love your dishes you found. My thrift store has been a wonderful source of treasures. From furniture I have painted to silver ice tea spoons. It is so much fun!

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  12. Gorgeous vignette. The lunch tablescape is stunning and the dishes are so pretty with the little purple flowers. Love the bouquet too. Hugs, Marty

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  13. Beautiful finds and a beautiful table, Courtney! I did actually! I went this morning to Goodwill since I had such great luck on a Monday once before and came away with some beautiful pieces. I was looking at some pretty saucers, but they had no teacups for them at all. If anything, I'd rather the teacup and no saucer. All in all I was very happy with my finds. Love the stock! Such a great flower and the color is so pretty.

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  14. You have inspired me. Last weekend I went out thrifting :0. I got a few pieces of china, 4 plates and 4 soup/salad bowl green and cream. Never bought a 'part' of a set before, but as I said, I was inspired. Nothing fancy, or ald.. just cute :D
    Adding to my weakness... over 13 sets of dishes. But I luv 'em!!

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  15. oooh so beautiful. You really know how to styl and creat a nice picture.

    Thanks for sharring

    Xanne

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  16. You just made me stomp my foot and say, "I want to go thrifting."...very nice dihes..

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  17. Love your finds and your photos are stunning!

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  18. Love those little dishes. I imagine a little afternoon tea with little cupcakes, or other tea treats. Oh how I love thrifting!

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  19. I found a great buy....first time at this Thirft Shop and it happen to be 50% off ...and a vase caught my eye as it had a bird on it (love anything with birds on it) and the price was $2.99 (which I would have paid that) but got a better deal at $1.99. Took it home and turned it upside down - and oh my gosh it was a MCCOY! I looked on Ebay and these double vases (square) are going for $40-$50. That never happens to me! I am thrilled & the colors look perfect in my house - so I'm very happy about my weekend!

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  20. What an absolutely wonderful tablescape, i absolutely love it!

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  21. So pretty, Courtney! Isn't it so fulfilling when you discover something that speaks to heart....for such pennies? :) I did pretty well at the antique market yesterday, too!

    xoxo laurie

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  22. The violet design is so pretty on your newly thrifted crockery Courtney. I have a similar tea cup set that is so feminine.

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  23. Hi Courtney.

    These are so pretty! Love the dishes. Have a great day!


    Best,
    Jessie

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  24. Courtney,
    Those are pretty dishes.I love that pattern.So soft and elegant.I have found LOTS of treasures lately.I am finally working on my inspiration room.I will share it when I am finished with my room!You always inspire me.Your tablescape is lovely!
    xx
    Anne

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  25. Love the dishes! Excellent buy!If I ever build a house I want a nice walk in pantry...not for warehouse store bargains...for dishes!

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  26. These make me want to run out to the local thrift and dig. I have always tried to resist the glassware section but looks like I was wrong. Very attractive.

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  27. Awesome! Looks just like something you would snap up! Goes great with your home and decor!

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  28. Love your photography, Courtney. The overhead shot with the artichoke really hit my heartstrings!

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  29. Loving your gorgeous dishes! So sweet and dainty! And the purple Stock is the perfect compliment to them! :)

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  30. I think we have a Re-store here, I'm going to have to go and check it out!
    Love all of your photos, they are so inspirational. Keep them coming!

    ~Shanon

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  31. I love your dishes Courtney, they are beautiful! Isn't thrifting so much fun?!~

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  32. Courtney those are beautiful!!

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  33. Oh these are so pretty with their little violets. Not a bad price for so many either. Yes I thrift every Saturday morning and some days in between too. I blogged this week about my newest find, a little silver jug. I love it to bits. xxoo

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  34. SO lovely...I love the delicate floral pattern!

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  35. Very lovely find! I love to thrift store shop! Traci

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  36. Courtney, those are beautiful, I love the colors of your dishes, and flowers!
    Dolly

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  37. Very very great finds Courtney, the dishes are just sweeeeet!

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  38. Ooooooo, the dishes are as pretty as can be! And, of course, you show them off at their best with your amazing way of pulling things together. I love Stock too, it smells wonderful and makes the best, soft little bouquets...

    Cindy

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  39. I always leave here feeling very inspired....thank you for the lovely post!!! x0

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  40. Hi Courtney,
    Wow what a lovely table, the new dishes are gorgeous... the stocks, amazing!! I love stocks, the smell is divine :-)
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  41. Beautiful tablescape! Lovely.... ~ Carrie

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  42. Those Austrian dishes, are they bone china? They are so pretty, lucky find!

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  43. Such beautiful dainty dishes with the lavender touches. Such a gorgeous table.

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