Thursday, August 13, 2009

Just Another Ordinary Goodwill Day

Beautiful white plates, oh my! All five for $3.76 (yes another weird Goodwill price). The stamp on the bottom says Myott Olde Chelsea Staffordshire England.



These were really just a surprise to me. I almost overlooked them as the store was about to close in a few minutes and I was rushing through. Our Goodwill has started taping all of the plates of a same style together, so you can't always tell if they are chipped or in good shape. Loving the shape, I decided to buy the stack and at least use them for hanging, chipped or not. When unwrapped, I was pleasantly surprised that they are all free of chips and in good shape. I would have untaped them if they were something that was too expensive to gamble on or if I was specifically buying them to for eating instead of hanging. It annoys me that they tape them, though I'm sure it helps things stay together.

Also found the darling little creamer. There is no mark on the bottom, but it really looks like it could be a match to the plates.

As we were heading to the register, we saw this bench.



The fabric is hideous and honestly it grossed me out, though I don't know why it particularly bothered me any more than other things I've bought in the past.

Fun things for a quick trip just before closing. The bench was 15% off as they announced a "furniture sale" in the last 15 min. before closing.

Chloe found some adorable Polka-dotted rain boots originally from Target. She has wanted some and there is no way that I'm paying $30.00 for rain boots. This made both of us happy and adds another pair of plastic boots for trips to the swamp at my parents house.

Enjoy looking! I am heading over to participate in Leigh's Thrifty Thursdays at Tales from Bloggeritaville



and Holly's Thrift Store Thursdays at Homebody.

Don't miss out visiting all of the great links at both of these blogs and you might even want to join the party.

Christina

23 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

First of all, I'm in LOVE with your header picture. The light shining on and through those leaves - - - exquisite!!!

Now I've just blotted out of my mind what your thrifty finds were - - - but I'm SURE I LOVED them. Hehehehehehehe

Gwen said...

That fabric would make me cringe too, but the bench has cool bones:)

Victoria said...

Love the dishes!!!! The creamer is a perfect match. I haven't GW'd in awhile. :)

That is so cool that she found the rain boots. I want a pair too!

Can't wait to see what you do with the bench.

Holly said...

Pretty dishes! I used to have a creamer just like that. I bet you can turn that bench into something lovely!
Thanks for joining...I just realized that it looks like Mr Linky isn't working. Maybe that's why nobody linked up today!
I'll put your link in the post.

Kammy said...

Oh, I heart those dishes ! I would have snapped them up too !
Kammy

Jennifer said...

I love those Plates! I can't wait to see what you do with that bench! We only have a Salvation Army. I love a good Goodwill store.

Have A Great Day!
Jennifer

Jane said...

I too am a fan of the GW. You got a great buy on those white plates and you're right....the creamer looks to be a perfect match. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post today. I appreciate the thoughtful comments.

Jane said...

I too am a fan of the GW. You got a great buy on those white plates and you're right....the creamer looks to be a perfect match. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post today. I appreciate the thoughtful comments.

Laura said...

You did good- the white dishes are so pretty.

I may have to start collecting white dishes now-

Laura

Cass @ That Old House said...

Keetha is right-- your blog header is spectacular. I laughed at the fabric on the bench -- wow, that's some fugly stuff you got there but the good thing is -- off it will go, and something lovely will take its place.

Great white plates -- love the swirl!
Cass

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Christina,
You got some greatthings! Thanks for linking up today for Thrifty Thursday! I am so appreciative!
I am wanting some of those very rainboots myself. Good bargain...and those plates-GORGEOUS!!! What deals!


Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
lbratina.blogspot.com

jennifer said...

Love the dishes. I love English stoneware and the white goes with anything!

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

I'm on a bench kick right now. At an auction last week I bought three. You can always redo a bench and it has so many uses indoors and out. Be sure to share when it gets a redo!

Kirby3131 said...

I love a good furniture sale! I think that's my downfall. Not sure I could have stopped at just the bench lol

Tara said...

I love love those plates and the creamer is perfect with them...and for the price you can't really go wrong! Yeah on the rain boots, ake a picture of those when they are in good use...they always come out sooo cute! Happy Friday~

Ally0005 said...

You have got the love Goodwill.
Love the plates.

Ally

Tracy said...

LOVE those white plates and that adorable creamer! I'm with you on that bench...fabric is icky, but the bones are good! Hooray for fun boots from Target too! No doubt you both left Goodwill with big smiles!

Carrie said...

I can't wait to see the bench when you get done!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Love your white dishes, and I am with you, some things just gross me out more than others. What an unusual price for GW. Have a great weekend. Jackie

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Gorgeous score on the white dishes! I know, what is up with those strange Goodwill prices. I never can figure them out! Neat benc too! It looks well made.

Manuela

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Looking forward to you working your magic with the bench. And I LOVE the fleur de lis umbrella stand below. Take a pic when you've got it up. : )
M.L.

Julie said...

Love the plates and creamer! I can't wait to see what you do with the bench!

ellie said...

Hi girls..thanks for stopping by my blog. Wow you have gotten some great things of late. I love the patio umbrealla holder I need one for my bench seat. Those plates...SCORE!!!