Sunday, September 20, 2009

Thriftstore Finds


I have a few thriftstore treasures to share this week. Be sure to go to Rhoda's blog (Southern Hospitality) for her yardsale/thriftstore linky party!



I saw these six plates at Goodwill and I thought they might match a pattern I have in a couple of tea cups.



What do you think? I think they go together quite well! They're not even made by the same company.




The coloration is almost identical and the patterns go together so nicely. That was a very happy find! I'm always happy when I find dishes! You can click to enlarge the picture to see the pattern better.




I was also happy to find this Victoria Ware pitcher! I collect blue transferware so this will fit in nicely with that collection.




The markings on dishes can be very deceiving! You would think this was English transferware, but it's really a Chinese knockoff, but still a pretty piece and a good price!



I've mentioned before that I'm covering one of the walls in my foyer with thriftstore mirrors and I found another one for $4. This one had a cheap silver frame but I like the cheaper mirrors because they're usually lighter and I don't have to worry too much about how I hang them.



So I spray painted this one a glossy black and hung it with the others.




The hard part about doing it this way instead of just going out and buying a bunch of mirrors all at once, is the obvious gaps that happen! But it's much more fun to find each one separately!



I forgot to show these ceramic flower thingies the last time. I guess they're tiebacks? Anyway, I don't need any tiebacks like this at the moment but I thought they would be pretty displayed in something.



So I put them in a creamer in my black cabinet.

I think they look pretty there!



That's it for me. I didn't find alot, but I really love all the things I did find! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week everyone!



61 comments:

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
I think you did pretty well. Those dishes really look good with the others and even though it's Chinese I love the blue and white vase. I'm having a welcome fall party and would love it if you'd join in. It's on Tuesday the first day of fall. You can read about it on my blog
((hugs)) Rhondi

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

I think those dishes were made for each other--even i they didn't know it!

Blue Creek Home said...

I think the plates are perfect with your cups and saucers. And the blue and white pitcher is beautiful...especially with dried hydrangea in it!
Rhonda

Brenda said...

Wow, those dishes look like a set! They're so pretty too!
Brenda

Kammy said...

WOW
WOW
WOW
Did I say WOW ????
You did FABULOUS girlfriend !
Love all your finds - you do gots good taste !
Kammy

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Yes, you did good, as always. Those dishes look like they were made to go together. I love collecting things over time too. Thrill of the hunt! thanks for filling in for me last week. :)

Terri and Bob said...

Those dishes are amazing. I would have never guessed they didn't match.

Love the roses. I really don't know what they are!!

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Oooh, great stuff! I love the mirror wall. I was thinking of doing this in our basement where we have a long empty wall so that we could get more reflective light.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You got some great stuff there, Manuela! I love the dishes! I think they go with what you have without being matchy-matchy; that worked out great.

I know it's not your new mirror, but I love the way the oval one picks up your pumpkin topiary.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Those plates match perfectly; the set is lovely.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Ohhhh, I always love your finds and redos! Those dishes are Gorgeous and they look like they were made to go together! I love the little pull backs in the creamer on display, so cute!

glorv1 said...

Manuela, those dishes were made to go with your teacup. They look great. You must have hundreds of dishes by now, not counting the ones in your garden. I'll call you DishGalManuela from now on. :D Just teasing. Have a great week.

Sharon said...

Oh Manuela! Great deals! I love how the tea cups match the plates, perfect! The pitcher is wonderful and I love the tiebacks :) Thanks for sharing your treasures.

Thank you for your last post too! Great tips :)

Have a blessed day!

Sharon

Ally0005 said...

Oh please don't tell me you got that Victoria Ware pitcher at the GW close to me. You always find great stuff.
Don't know if you knew but a new GW is opening up in Hiram. One day I need to go out there and find it.

Have a great day even in the wonderful rain, will it ever stop?


Ally

Wendy said...

Those match perfectly! You would think they were meant to go together!

The frame is great, too. I wish I had room for an arrangement like that. I really dont know where I'd put it!

Those flowers are really neat.

horse loving lineman's wife said...

Good finds. I like the flower thing-ys...

The Good Life in Virginia said...

hello
always amazed at the wonderful things you find out there. those plates were lovely...and i adore anything with red in it.
have a wonderful evening.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Wow, the plates look like they match the tea cup & saucer perfect. Fabulous find.

Beth said...

I never would guess the dishes weren't made by the same company. I like the little flower tiebacks in the cremer! Cute!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

Wow, those dishes match great! I'm in love with the pumpkins in the urn in your hall and I am SO in love with your mirror wall. I have an odd wall in the living room that needs lots of help. I'll have to keep this in mind!

Aubree @ The Weathered Cottage said...

ohh! I LOVE those rose tie backs! great find!

Storybook Woods said...

Those dishes are perfect. You must have been thrilled xoxo Clarice

Betsy said...

The dishes are beautiful! :)

Cathy said...

What wonderful finds...the dishes are gorgeous!!! I love the mirror...it looks perfect painted black and hung with your other beauties!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Anna said...

I really like your black framed mirror and the group of them together, I will have to look out for some cheap mirrors :)

Angie said...

I think those dishes look great together! Love the idea of hanging a collection of mirrors together.

Alicia said...

Hi Manuela,
Those dishes are fabulous and they do match really well. You did good girl!
Please stop by and say hi. Be Well!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Manuela,
You found some wonderful things! I heart those plates~ they are so beautiful! :) And I think they look nice with your teacups, too. I love how the mirrors look in your foyer~ so pretty~ and the flower tiebacks look great in your cabinet! :)

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! :)

My Design Philosophy said...

Love how your china patterns work together! Great eye! And those little ceramic flowers will look pretty in so many different displays... I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for something like them that I might have ordinarily overlooked.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

WOW you would think they were a set if you didn't look really close! Way to go! The frames look wonderful, great idea. And the flower thingies are very pretty! Look nice in the creamer
*hugs*deb

Gracie said...

The plates are absolutely beautiful and I think they match pretty well with the cups and saucers. Good find indeed!

Rita @ Goodwill Haunting said...

Those plates are a fantastic find ... they go so well the tea cups. I love red and these are beautiful!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Manuela, those red rimmed plates are so pretty and look wonderful with the cups and saucers. That was a GREAT find! Love what you did with the little flower thingeys - so sweet! Linda

Paula said...

Your china is a real find. It matches almost perfectly!

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

They all look fabulous. It's getting to the end of yard sale season here so the pickings were quite slim, but still So fun to find those treasures. :)Love the tea cups.

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

You must have one of the best Goodwills ever!

Jane

Kathleen Grace said...

What a great find those dishes were! After I admired the cup and saucer I did an online search for the pattern and couldn't even come up with anything! The dishes look great with the cup & saucer. The blue and white picher is beautiful, how can you tell it's a knockoff? Enlighten us!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi Manuela!

What lovely finds. The dishes are simply gorgeous!

Kimberly :)

Lee Laurie said...

I love the plates that you found. I get excited whenever I find dishes too. (Like I really need more dishes)LOL
I love the blue and white vase too. I really like the little roses. They look pretty in your creamer. Little details do a lot.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Great finds as always, Manuela!

Those plates are amazing - what a wonderful match for your tea cups!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the plates and how pretty they look together! Great finds! Enjoy your day!

Julie said...

I love the red plates! And they go so well with your tea cups. You really got some good things, I love them all!

Farmgirl Paints said...

The dishes look very pretty with your tableclothe. Love your corner with the black mirrors and hutch with the chicken wire.

Stop by my blog when you get a chance. I gave you an award:)

gina @ The Tickle Pink Thrift said...

the dishes are {darling} and the pumpkin you have with the diamonds painted on it is very chic. I love it! GREAT. GREAT. finds

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, wow, girl, what finds. I am drooling in my socks. It is all so lovely!

Barb

scrappy quilter said...

What wonderful finds. Your thrift store must be a whole lot different than ours. Seldom do I find anything at them as nice as yours.

Sue said...

Your china pieces go so well together, Manuela! I never see stuff like this in our thrift stores! sheesh...
I like your blue/white pitcher, as well. You always find the neatest things!!
hugs, Sue

kayleeg2005 said...

Loving it all!!!
I am loving the black and white too, it's all so pretty!!!!

Amber said...

Love your finds. That's amazing how well the plates matched your tea cups and saucers!

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty dishes Manuela!
Your home is so gorgeous! :)

Betty said...

All your 'finds' are winners...

Blessings,
Betty

Victoria said...

I love the ceramic flower thingies!

I saw a bird picture today at Goodwill and thought of you. :)

Nadine said...

What great finds! I adore the dishes - they match perfectly! They also have a nice autumn color to them!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Rosemary said...

Hi Manuela,
Love the way your home looks and your great little finds.
Thanks so much for visiting.
Just got back home from the hospital, so I'm checking the blogs.
Rosemary

Audra said...

Manuela,

Those dishes are to die for! I can't believe they are not from the same company. Just stunning. You have such an eye for these things, what a fabulous buy.

Love the rose tie back and how you displayed them. Fantastic!

ttfn...

Marla said...

Manuela, great finds as usual, I love the flower tie back thingys and how you chose to display them. Good looking transferware too. marla

jenjen said...

Great finds Manuela! I love that vase. And the cabinet with chickenwire is darling!

XOOX
Jen

Dawn said...

Oh Manuela, I am just dying over those dishes and the cups. Beautiful patterns and they go so well together. Such a vintage feel. Just love them!
Dawn

santamaker said...

Oh.... if I could only reach into my computer screen and snatch those pretty dishes from ya!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Think quality, not quantity! LOL! You did great!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

What great finds! I LOVE those rose things...they are gorgeous!!! Now I want to go hit the thrift stores....I'm really running out of room though!