I didn’t have time to visit a thrift store this weekend, however I still ended up with lovely treasures. On Saturday, we were at my parents’ house celebrating my dad’s 85th birthday. Here is grampy with my kids (on the left) and their cousin. On Sunday, we visited my lovely sister-in-law and her family—husband, four children, large dog, two cats, rabbit, turtle, rooster and chickens. I’ll have some photos of that visit to share later this week.
So, because I am enjoying my thrift store finds so much, I went “shopping” at the best possible place—my parents’ house. My mom is happy when I “adopt” items from her extensive collection of vintage dishes. And this means shopping is free for me. Isn’t that the best kind of shopping? Also, she has better stuff than many thrift stores, because her finds was hand-picked over the years at flea markets, auctions and garage sales. So, without further ado, here are some of the items I scored.
My mom was kind enough to give me this Blue Mountain Pottery Lazy Susan. It was in our house for as long as I can remember and my mom would serve special meals like Thanksgiving dinner in it, with mashed potatoes, carrots, etc. in the sections. I need to put it to use myself!
I also got a Blue Mountain Pottery tiered stand. I can’t wait to use this.
My mom had previously given me this Blue Mountain Pottery bunny in the same gold and brown tones.
How much do you love this James Kent Old Foley Staffordshire plate? It is an image of Frans Hals’s “The Laughing Cavalier.”
I also scored two of these little tin serving trays. Love the retro pattern in brown and blue.
I had admired this little pedestal dish that my mom used for her keys. Now it’s mine! These candies won't last long.
I took six of these little wine glasses. She has six more for me to take later. Not that I need another wine glass.
I went home with this lovely green serving dish.
And the same vintage glass serving dish in a golden yellow colour.
How about you? Any great finds to report?