Tuesday, July 14, 2009

THRIFT STORE SHOPPING


Suzanne at Colorado Lady
is hosting Vintage Thingies Thursday once again. Stop by her blog to check out all of the participants of this fun event.

The other day I was in The City to visit fellow blogger, Mary at Mary's Meanderings
while she was in the hospital recovering from a nasty, nasty rattlesnake bite.

I left the hospital so concerned and shocked by her condition, but something told me I needed to stop by the thrift store that Mary & I had shopped at previously together. Somehow, I just knew that Mary wanted me to stop. This is what I found.


Twenty-two pieces of Edwin Knowles China were just waiting for me to buy them at $8 for the set.


I'll forever think of them as my Mary dishes.

I'm so happy that Mary is now recovering at home. But she is home bound for awhile, so please stop by her blog and tell her hello to wish her well!

32 comments:

Coloradolady said...

These are beautiful...and what an amazing price. I just stopped and left a comment for Mary. I told her I had no idea Colorado had rattlesnakes, we have a place in the mountains, and I have never seen a snake there....now....I am a bit worried!

Love your dishes, they are beautiful.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Sally, your Mary dishes are beautiful. I have a feeling she would have wanted you to stop at the thrift store too.. I'm on my way to say a hello to her..
hugs ~lynne~

SmilingSally said...

I never seem to find goodies like this; you must go to the right place!

bj said...

These are so pretty. Now, I need to go over and leave some sweet words for Mary...

~~Carol~~ said...

That's a beautiful set of dishes, and a great price too! Hope your friend is doing well. Rattlesnake bit...yeesh!

Susan said...

What a good friend you are to buy a set of dishes in her honor. And lovely ones too. Wow, you don't hear about rattlesnakes in my neck of the woods. So glad Mary's on the mend.

Carrie said...

What a fabulous buy for just $8! The design is very lovely.

Carrie said...

What a fabulous buy for just $8! The design is very lovely.

Sue said...

Oh My....your poor friend...I am terrified of snakes, that is why we moved from S. Florida, they used to come into the house...but a rattlesnake, that's horrible...What did it do to her and where was she when she got bit? But I did have to laugh about you knowing she would have wanted you to stop and shop...that was funny.....Maude's Twin sister is en-route....

Charlene said...

Beautiful dishes, great price--the perfect thrift shop find!

Jewelgirl said...

I agree totally sometimes going off
the regular saleing path nets you
fab finds! Wow what a bargain!

Becky said...

Wow a rattlesnake bite! Yikes! Glad she is home n the mend now!

Beautiful dishes too!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

for $8 you got all these! oh boy Sally, that is a great find! I envy you :P hehehehe.. love the rims.. very pretty!

CC said...

Such lovely, lovely dishes, and what a buy. Happy VTT and have a most wonderful weekend.
I am on my way to visit Mary now, and to leave a comment. I am a Texan and know all too well the dangers of a rattler.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Gorgeous set of dishes Sally, i'm sure Mary would approve..i will pop over & say hi to her :)

Postcardy said...

That was a really good bargain.

Jill said...

Sally,
Those dishes are just beautiful. What a great find, I could hardly believe the price you got them for ~ what a steal! You did good, girl!

Those pictures of your home ~so pretty!
~Jill

Miri said...

What a beautiful set of dishes! Can't believe the price!

Glad Mary's home...will stop by her blog!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Sally, I love your new header picture.. So pretty and inviting.. Thanks for the visit and your ever so sweet comment.. you are just the sweetest... hugs ~lynne~

ClassyChassy said...

Beautiful pattern on those dishes!!! Love them!

LV said...

You got a real buy for $8. I would never think you could get that many lovely pieces at that price. They are very pretty.

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! How sweet you were able to visit Mary! I read about her horrible ordeal with the snake bite! Bless her heart. I'm sure she appreciated your visit so much!
Now those dishes are gorgeous your found for $8! I can hardly believe it! No, I know you're telling the truth, it's just such an amazing price.
Tablescape tablescape!! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I'll stop by and say hi to Mary. What a scary thing to have happened to her!

Those dishes are gorgeous!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh Sally! What a buy you got on these dishes ! Aren't you glad you went to see your blogging friend so you could stop at ARC and find these! It was worth seeing me in such sad shape! ( I guess I really looked bad when I was on the respirator and asked Bill "just how many people looked at me when I was puffed up like a watermelon!?) he assured me not too many! Yea right!

I can't wait to see your Tablescape Thursday using these pretties!!

Sorry it took me so long to get over here. I think I had told you that my computer had gone kapoot about a week or so before the rattlesnake incident. I have been working at trying to get all my programs back on and finally got my Money program working which meant I had to spend the last 2 days imputing all our receipts and bills and reconciling check books. Let me give you a little advice- Don't try doing bookwork when you still have drugs working their way out of your system! It took me 3 hours to get the bank statement right!!!

Thank you for sending your friends my way to send me well wishes! I go to Dr tomorrow- hoping I have been so good that he will relax some of my restrictions! We need to get down to NM to pack up the rest of our house down there and close on the house!!!
oops sorry for the long letter!

blessings
mary

Sara Padrusch said...

I always say that you have to follow your junking instincts! Those dishes are great!

xoxo
Sara
www.shinyredhouses.blogspot.com

Bea said...

What a great buy! That china is lovely.

Maryeliz said...

What amazing dishes. Lovely.
I read about the snake bite, and am glad to hear that Mary is recovering. (I don't know Mary personally, but have enjoyed reading her blog and yours.)

Caths Pennies Designs said...

Eight dollars for that set?! Are you kidding me?!!
Wow, that's a wonderful buy and the set is absolutely beautiful. Lucky you and blessings to your friend Mary for a speedy recovery.
Cathy

SueLovesCherries said...

Wow, did you luck out! Those are gorgeous!

xinex said...

Beautiful dishes! I am glad you got to visit Mary. I am sure she was very happy to see you....Christine

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Yikes how scary! Your "Mary" dishes are beautiful!

Manuela

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Did you really just say $8.00? Those are beautiful! You hit THE deal of the century! Lucky lady! laurie