I managed to pop into the Salvation Army thrift store with my son after a school basketball tournament yesterday. I tempted him to come along by suggesting there might be basketball shoes - some barely worn LeBron's for under $10 perhaps? Well, he didn't find any LeBron shoes, but I had enough time while he was searching to browse the racks full of dishes. I didn't find many items that appealed, but I did pick up four more plates for my food photography collection (for 99 cents each).
I had an eye out for plates in spring colours like blue and yellow. Generally I try to find smallish plates because they are easier to frame in a photo. The blue plate on the upper right is the only larger plate. I also look for detail around the outside edge, since the food will be covering the middle for the most part. I don't think any of these plates are vintage - I just thought they were pretty. The plate with the blue and green edge is Pfaltzgraff. The yellow plate with the leafy motif is Better Homes and Gardens.
Did you find anything good at the thrift shops this week? My son is convinced that you can find cool basketball shoes at thrift shops in the United States, but not in Canada. He has seen kids on TV make great finds. Maybe you U.S. peeps can weigh in on that?
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