Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Thrifted Dishes For Spring & Vintage Bliss Tuesdays Linky Party #25


With temperatures finally creeping above zero, I'm starting to feel like spring is on the horizon. Perhaps that's why, on a weekend trip to Goodwill with my sister, I was drawn to these pretty plates that seem to speak of spring, as well as a vividly coloured floral tray.



The green and yellow plates are large and will make nice serving dishes. They are Paula Deen At Home handpainted "dot crazy" dishes. The last couple of days I have noticed the birds chirping again. Always a beautiful sign of spring. These bird plates, in two different sizes, make sweet additions to a spring table. They are Accents de Ville, made in Portugal. Finally, the wildly floral tray was made in Japan. It has a papery surface that seems delicate so I'm not sure what I'm going to use it for. It needs some cleaning but I have to approach it carefully. Each piece was $1. (The tray was marked $3 but the lady at the cash register thought it was too much. I bought some other stuff too and she marked most of it down without me asking - I will be sure to look for her again!)

Are you doing any spring shopping yet?


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23 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting, Joann!

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  2. New to the party -- thanks for hosting! I LOVE those birdie plates -- they are so bright and cheery! Having a cashier lower the price is awesome! I wonder if Goodwill has a practice of negotiating (probably not) or if she is just a sweetie (probably) -- anyway you were lucky to come across her!

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    1. Glad to have you!! I have never had anyone at Goodwill offer me discounts before - especially without me asking. It was so nice. :)

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  3. Total score on those plates, they are perfect for spring. Enjoy them, Jo!

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  4. I love the Floral Tray! It totally screams Spring Is In The Air!

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    1. Thank you girl! I felt that way too! :)

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  5. these are dainty and beautiful! i love the colors :-)

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments. :)

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  6. Those bird plates are lovely! What a find-- and such a perfect spread for spring!

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  7. I love the bright Paula Deen dishes. Thanks for hosting the party.

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    1. Thanks for coming to the party! :)

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  8. I love the bird plates especially!

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    1. They are sweet and cheery aren't they?

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  9. Good call on the tray, love the bird plates

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for helping me shop!

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  10. The bird plates are my favorites. They are all so pretty! Thanks for the party!

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    1. Thanks so much. And thanks for linking up! Jo

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  11. i think i might have a similar Japan-made papier mache printed tray too, it has parrots on it. on the back mine says it's drip resistant, so i wipe it with a slightly damp cloth every once in a while, but it does have wear around the edges so it's increasingly tricky to clean it... yours looks in a very good condition, but yeah wise of you to treat it very gently. thank you for hosting!

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    1. Thank you for that. I appreciate your feedback because I haven't dealt with the cleaning yet. I was a bit nervous about it. I will try the damp cloth. The back of it is dirty but I figure that I can scrub a bit. :)

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  12. oh Jo those bird plates are adorable, I would have totally bought them!! We've had such a mild snowless winter that the last week when it dropped to -5 we were NOT prepared!

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