Wednesday, January 05, 2011

thrift store treasures


On my way home from grocery shopping this morning,
I stopped by the thrift store for a quick look.
I picked up these four 75 cent floral plates
to add to my mismatched collection.
And then, I spied the blue & white ticking
stripe wallpaper...I couldn't resist.
At first I thought about lining some drawers
and cupboards; now I'm thinking maybe a wall
in the laundry room...what do you think?

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful plates. We never have pretty plates like that out here. Seeing the pillow in the background I can see why you bought the wallpaper. I think it's perfect for a laundry room!

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  2. Those plates were the same as my grandmother's everyday dishes. I don't know what happened to them, but I have amassed a good part of a set thrifting over the past few years. They make me smile. I hope they will make you feel the same........

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  3. You got some good buys. Those kind of buys don't exist here in thrift stores. I like the blue stripped wallpaper and I think it would make a fabulous accent wall in your laundry room :-)

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  4. Well those rolls of wallpaper look like they would fit right into that gorgeous little laundry room of yours. LOVE the antique laundry cart and your pretty covered table too.

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  5. Those plates are gorgeous! And, yes, I think you should paper your laundry room wall. Hope you'll let us see what you decide to do with it.
    ~Adrienne~

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  6. Such pretty plates. Enjoy!

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  7. I have those plates!! Well, I have one plate and one saucer left. They originally belonged to my grandmother and were a set she collected as grocery store premiums years and years ago. They were passed on to me when I got married to use for our everyday dishes.

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  8. Oh, I wouldn't hide the wallpaper in a drawer - put it up in the laundry room!!
    Love the plates - what a deal!

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  9. Such pretty plates, that was such a good find. The wallpaper is far too lovely to put in a draw - I think it would really brighten up a laundry room.

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  10. I have a set (not a full one) of those very same plates.

    Fun.

    I'd use it line a drawer or shelves - imagine the "fun surprise" each time you opened them... ;)

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  11. The wallpaper would work either way, it's classic and would go anywhere.

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  12. Don't you just love it when you find a deal...and you certainly did with the plates and the wallpaper....The plates are beautiful and yes I agree I think the wallpaper would be great in a laundry room.......

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  13. Love the plates and the wallpaper. If your laundry room needs some sprucing up that would sure be the ticket!

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  14. Just love the "gifts" to be found on the fly at the thrift store!! Enjoying the new banner. ::sigh::

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  15. Wow - I'd go for the laundry room if you have enough! Ticking always looks fresh and clean and goes with everything. Pretty plates!

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  16. Laundry room wall sounds great.

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  17. Looks like I'm not the only one whose Grandmother had that same pattern of plates. What a fun find for a casual stop!

    Laundry room sounds like a great idea. I don't comment often, but I really love your blog and the way you incorporate vintage items into your house.

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  18. Gorgeous plates!! Don't you just love thrift stores? My catch from my local thrift store this week yielded 3 wonderful historical-fiction novels for $1.00 each, and 2 lovely European lace pillow shams!

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  19. Good finds! Pretty dishes. And that might be a good idea in the laundry room. :)

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  20. Laundry room....oh the ideas are swurling in my head!! Marybeth

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  21. I almost went to the Thrift store myself today too! Now I am regretting it after seeing your pretty plates. That's one of my favorite things to find, pretty little plates. Dessert plates to be exact. Makes for a special time every time I eat on one while drinking a cup of tea. You have some great finds!

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  22. Wallpaper - laundry room - definitely!! I love reading your blog.

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  23. Hi Deb, Happy New Year. Laundry room sounds great to me. Plates look so delicate and pretty, enjoy them.

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  24. I found a complete set of those dishes at a little old ladies yard sale a while back. There are lots of pieces in a place setting-so pretty.

    The ticking paper is perfect for your laundry room.

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  25. The blue and white would look really nice in a laundry room. I too love old plates. I only have 4 so far because I want them to be mismatched and of a certain style. I eventually want to have around 10 or even 15. Aren't thrift stores the greatest?

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  26. Mismatched plates and ticking - it doesn't get more cottage than that.

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  27. Awesome finds! The ticking wallpaper is beautiful! I also had a successful thrift store trip the other day. Hooray!

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  28. I love getting a good bargain at the thrift store. In the past few weeks I have seen at least 5 new ones open there doors.I can't wait to see what they have in store for me.The blue ticking is a favorite whether fabric or paper.I have fabric and I'm thinking of lining the back of my cupboards for a little lightening up.My dishes tend to be blue and white.Hmm Could I be in a color rut? Naw.Enjoy the day,love the bird feeder.

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  29. OMGoodness...I think I grew up with plates very similar to those...if not that pattern! Thanks for the memories...

    Blessings,
    Dianne
    http://www.mysouthernheart.com

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  30. Wonderful finds! Don't they just make your day? I would much rather furnish my home this way xoxoox Clarice

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