Welcome, Friends, to the Blog today. I have a few finds to share with you from this weeks outing at the Thrift Stores. You can see from the picture above that the finds are pretty eclectic. That’s part of the fun.
First up is a little Easter magic with a swag of Easter bunnies in black and white check on a burlap background. They are hanging on a twine rope and are so cute. I have Easter bunny dishes in black and white as well as a runner in the same pattern. I also have some of the black and white checked carrots so these will fit right in. I paid $1.50 for all. Not too bad.
I found this whole bouquet of cotton balls on long stems. I have priced them at Hobby Lobby and found them to be quite expensive for a single stem. I was able to get this whole bunch for the price of one stem. Not too shabby. I have a few others stored so I’m looking forward to using them in an arrangement soon.
This water goblet is by Boston and Sandwich and is called “Lincoln Drape”. It dates to 1865. They are pretty rare so it was nice to find one in perfect condition at the Thrift Store.
Also found two Lenox balloon wine glasses in red. I love the shape of these. They were about $1 each. They are marked “Lenox”on the base of the glass. I always “ring” the glass to hear if the sound is pure. There were three glasses but when I “rang” one, it had a clunking sound. On further inspection you could see tiny cracks throughout the glass. Always a good idea to hear the “ring” before buying.
Goodwill had these really pretty plates from Portugal. The rims are raspberry checks edged in gold. I was surprised to see that they are in perfect condition and will go well with any white dishes to add some color and style. The maker is Block Spal and the pattern is “Sunset”. The plates were 50 cents each. A nice find.
Finally, if you follow the Blog you know that I’ve been collecting “Butterfly Meadow” china by Lenox. I’d been looking for four more dinner plates and found them this week. These actually have the labels still on the back. I was so excited. Now I can set a complete table with this very pretty china. It was a good day.