Monday, February 11, 2013

Think Pink


On Saturday, I took my daughter to buy much-needed new tap shoes. She has grown a lot lately!

Shoes bought, I asked her to accompany me to the Salvation Army thrift store. We were pleased to see that it was a sale day...half price on anything with pink, red or white on it.

I just happen to love pink dishes anyway. I chose this small Royal York "Sweetheart Rose" plate.


And this yellow and pink floral-patterned China Garden plate.


This one's my favourite, although for some reason I almost didn't buy it. It has a crackled effect that you can't really see in the photo. My daughter held it up and said, "I'm coming home with you," on behalf of the horse. Okay. There's some pink on it, so it was half price - 25 cents. It was made by M.A. Hadley American Pottery.



This isn't vintage, but I like this little dessert stand. It matches a set of dessert plates I got at the grocery store a few years ago.


My daughter also insisted we buy this sweet vase. It is Lungarotti Torgiano Italian pottery. For $1. Can't beat that.


Of course, my daughter also insisted on buying a pink rose pen. It doesn't work. Surprise. I'll be stepping on it when it's discarded on the floor in a couple of days. But how can you resist that face?


She walked away with this vintage scarf for 50 cents too.



We got a few pieces of clothing. This floral blouse that she can wear if spring ever arrives.


Summer seems a long way off, but this tank top is so cute we'll hang onto it.

We got some goodies that aren't pink too. That's for another time...

How about you? Are you a fan of pink? I never thought I was in my goth-like teen years, but I'm loving pink now.

Linking up with these wonderful sites: Boogieboard Cottage and Young Heart and A Living Space and Me and My Shadow and Remnant and Sir Thrift A Lot and Homemaker on a Dime and Hey What's for Dinner Mom? and The Cottage Market and Knick of Time and The Thrifty Groove and Free Pretty Things and A Bowl Full of Lemons

33 comments:

  1. Great finds - especially the plate with the horse :-)

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  2. Oh my gosh! I love that dessert stand!

    xo,
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    I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested. :)

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  3. What a fun idea for a sale, smart store! I do like pink, I was a bit of a tomboy as a kid and wasn't a fan but I grew into it :)

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  4. GREAT COLLECTION. I never think about taking pictures of my items when at the store. Thanks for giving me ideas, as you do so well.

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  5. These plates reminds me of my mom's collection. Good memories. This is another great post.

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  6. I love pink now! Light pink or even bright. Beautiful plates by the way!

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  7. I love all of your floral items, very pretty.

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  8. Beautiful! The Scarf is my Favorit ,it looks so gorgeous :)

    Greetings xoxo

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  9. Great finds! I love all the dishes.

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  10. Its all very nice, your salvation army looks huge! Im jealous :)

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  11. I am the same way with pink-- you wouldn't have caught me dead in it as a teenager, but now I've grown fond! Beautiful finds as always {I'm particularly partial to the pottery pieces} & what a great idea for a sale!

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  12. I like the "China Garden" plate. The pattern looks almost exactly like the the pattern on the sheets my sister had growing up.

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  13. Fab purchases again! I've only really started wearing pink in my 'mature' years :)

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  14. That scarf is so cute! So just a heads up, I tagged you to do a Liebster blog award post for fun if you'd like. The details are on my blog. Leave me a link in my comments if you decide to do it! :)

    http://maelivefree.blogspot.com/2013/02/lets-play-shall-we-liebster-blog-award.html

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  15. I bet those plates will be holding some scrumptious food before long....

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  16. What is your little girl's name? Our darling princess grand daughter is named Aurora and we call her Rory because she's a Big Rory. So awesome that your girl goes to thrift stores! She's one of us!

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    1. I love that name! I'm just calling her that because of Rory on the show Gilmore Girls. But, if I had a third child, I was going to call him Rory if it was a boy after the Big Rorys. I see Rory used for girls and boys. I like the nod to our heritage. :)

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  17. Haha whenever I take my daughter shopping we always have to buy everything pink too - or purple! Thanks for linking up x

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  18. You guys scored!!! I wish my Salvation Army would do sales like that!

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  19. I just saw some of those MA Hadley plates for CRAZY prices at an antique mall recently -- nice find! I love all your pink finds, too -- it's really grown on me as a color these last few years.

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    1. I had no idea about the MA Hadley stuff! Good to know. :)

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  20. Oh Ya, Pink is the best colour! I have pink everything, it is such a girlie colour. I adore that floral blouse. It would look so cute with shorts or a mini shirt. Great finds!

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  21. I love pink and I love that photo of your daughter with the rose~!

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  22. Sweet little daughter and looks like you found some real treasures. I love the rosebud plate and the pink 'bird' vase. The little tops are cute, too. Visiting from Young Heart's Link up. xx

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  23. Love pink and plates!!!! Sweet finds. Love that you take your daughter thrifting. I started taking my daughter when she was small and we still love it!!!! New follow. Follow back at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/02/lombard-gable.html

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  24. Sounds like a fun outing with your daughter.My daughter and I like to do that occasionally as well. Happy that I have a kid that doesn't look down on thrift shops.She gets the concept of getting five great things vs/one.
    Have a great day.

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  25. You have the best thrifty finds ever!

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  26. The pinker the better! Adore the sweetheart rose plate and the dessert stand, what great finds.

    Found you via the GYB hop and looking forward to following on Bloglovin.

    Kate x
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  27. You have a great treasure hunting buddy. Love the pink bird vase.

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  28. What a fun thrifting adventure! I think you and your daughter found some wonderful treasures! Thank you for sharing them with us at TTF!

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  29. As the mom of two girls, I have to like pink. I'm with you -- my younger self would be appalled!

    I love that cake stand! Good purchases!

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  30. Oooh, lot of fun goodies! I do love pink, myselft, but don't end up buying/wearing it much.

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