Monday, June 23, 2008

Summer weekends are for ....

thrifting! A nearby town had a city wide yard sale this weekend so I was up bright and early to go find treasures.

Rustic American Flag - free! (it's big, about 3 feed wide)


I've been on the hunt for over a year for plain white dishes. I didn't care at all what pattern they were, just no color. Amazingly they're much more difficult to find than I ever imagined they would be! Until now. YAY! It's almost a complete set with 13-15 of each item. - $6

(after I got them home I finally looked at the back and it looks like they're Hedge Rose pattern from Wedgewood & Co. That doesn't mean anything to me, but I know nothing about dishes either. Except that I like white ones.)

Stainless soap dispenser - $.50


Polka dot bowl and teal apron. I had a moment where I was sure I'd turn into Donna Reed if I owned these and so I immediately snatched them up! - $.25 each


What I didn't get - these golf clubs, but they were sure getting a lot of attention from shoppers!


And this vase. I really loved it, but I don't have a speck of red in my entire home so I would have nowhere to put it. But it is so cute, isn't it?! It was $3.


This is what the streets looked like at 7:30am - just flooded with cars and people everywhere.




I ended up with 3 hours of blissful thrift shopping all by myself and I couldn't have been happier.

**Now it's 2009 and I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't been out thrifting yet this year. I miss it! We've just been too busy. So I'm linking to this post from 2008 for Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures party.

23 comments:

Brandy said...

Those are GREAT finds. I love that vase. It would look great in my dream dining room or red, white, and black.

Rosebud Collection said...

You got some of the best deals..Couldn't get over the folk art flag..dishes are beautiful and what a deal..Yard sales are so much fun..I can't go anymore, I end up with stuff I don't need, but it was such a deal, had to buy it..

jezebelsk said...

I love the flag. I am trying to avoid the yard sales right now - money's a bit tight. But I hope I can catch a few before the summer's over!

gina said...

Wow! This looks FUN! and you got some GREAT deals!

Monkey Giggles said...

okay I'm jealous. You got some great deals. I LOVE me a good yard sale.

blessedwith5 said...

It looks like you did fabulous!

Caitlin said...

Those dishes are beautiful! I can't believe that deal you got.

carole said...

FYI here's a link to current retail replacement costs for each piece of that china.
http://www.replacements.com/webquote/WW_HERO.htm

So jealous!

Rebekah said...

ohmygosh I LOVE those white dishes!!!!!! What a score! After we've moved, I'm hoping to replace my current dishes with something just like those.

Deana said...

That red and white vase is amazing!! I love it. Only three dollars?? What a deal!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Score, Beki! Those are great white dishes, lucky you. I like everything you got, even the aprons. Looks like a fun sale. I just love the early morning thrill of yardsales!

I just posted the winner of the giveaway. I was really happy with all the participants. I'll send you the info when she emails me back.

TB said...

Great finds! How awesome that the flag was free!! I too have a thing for white dishes. LOVE them!!

Bonita said...

Those are beautiful white dishes! Glad you finally found some!

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

You go Beki~! I love the wedgewood but I have to say my favorite is the FLAG!!!! I would have paid big bucks for that.Well if I had big bucks,lol.I love patriotic things.I gotta share something I got patriotic also.So watch for my link on Rhoda's site.

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

You go Beki~! I love the wedgewood but I have to say my favorite is the FLAG!!!! I would have paid big bucks for that.Well if I had big bucks,lol.I love patriotic things.I gotta share something I got patriotic also.So watch for my link on Rhoda's site.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE that flag! (even if I am Canadian. LOL!!)

Where are you gonna put it?

Donna

Sara said...

hey...no shame in pulling out an old post!! :) we all love to share a thrift find no matter when it was :) love the white dishes!!

Christina said...

Fantastic finds. Love the free flag. That's great.

Great find with the white dishes. They are beautiful and yet so practical.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Wow! These were great finds, no matter when you found them! :) ~Rhonda

Anonymous said...

hi..
we have 2 of those dishes left from my husbands mom. He took them to college. She got them in the 60's and pretty sure they were a premium that she got at Alpha Beta market in southern calif.

great find. find me some too :)

Barbara

Arlene said...

I love the flag. I can't believe it was free. I also love my all white set of dishes. Way to go!!!!

~~Carol~~ said...

I have one plate, and two salad plates in that pattern. Simple yet elegant, right?! Love that red and white vase too!

Jessica Morris said...

lol, that's funny you linked from a year ago :) You need to get out THIS year and get some awesome deals!

That free flag is super cool - and for free?!?! Amazing!