I love to shop yard sales. Give me an old neighborhood any day over a new one and it's even better if the people have a barn or outbuilding that they are dragging stuff out of. :)
Friday I stopped by a yard sale and over in the spider webbed corner of their outbuilding were dishes covered in dust! Ironstone and all manner of old dishes. :) I was in hog heaven.
I picked up all the Ironstone and a few other things and asked how much the dishes were. "Ummm...how about 10 cents each" was the reply! I nonchalantly replied "okay, I think I might get a couple other pieces". Boy did I have fun!
This heavy white pitcher set me back a whole 50 cents!
Love the stack of 7 dessert plates ...
Most everything has markings on the back of it and they are old pieces. I don't really look for any particular dishes ... just ones that I like!
If you aren't into white dishes, I also picked up this piece for the director of my daughter's school since she collects green glassware.
and this bowl with a poppy painted on it...
For now most of my finds are stacked in my corner cabinet.
I am looking for a small china cabinet that I can paint and distress and then load with my random dishes!
I do use the platters and plates. In fact, for my Sweet Girl's birthday party I put all of the food on various sized and colored platters and plates.