Friday, January 8, 2010

A Banner Shopping Day!

I had quite an amazing find last weekend while thrifting...

I've been on the lookout for a nice set of "white" dishes for months. Often when I see them, they're excessively worn or missing too many pieces. Imagine my utter delight when my eyes fell upon this...it's the Heritage pattern by Pfalzgraff...LOTS of it, dinner plates, 3 different sizes of bowls, luncheon plates, cups and saucers, and several accessories, including a beautiful tea pot! It was dusty, but every piece was in amazing condition! With cautious optimism, I began looking for the price, and finally found it on the bottom of the tea pot... Are you ready??


Yes, you read that right...$20!!! (with the notation that the teapot was included with the set!!!)

Before I knew what came over me, I was doing my happy dance (well at least on the inside...LOL) Can you imagine!?! = ) I've found some really good deals thrifting, but this has to be the best! I was smiling all.day.long. And check this out...when I got home, I realized the carafe I found last summer for $2.00 is the same pattern! = ) Woo-hoo!!!

Something else I'm always on the lookout for...hardback books with colors that work with those in my home. I especially love the Reader's Digest condensed books. Yet again, would you look at this?? These were only $.50 each!


Lastly, I found these 3 brand new homespun dish towels. They too were $.50. I've been thinking about changing our bedroom or our home office to tan and black. I'm thinking I could possibly use these for a valance or pillow.

Indeed, it was a banner day at the thrift. By the way, I checked online and found the Pfalzgraff dishes and accessories are worth 300.00!!! (The teapot alone is worth $38.00!) Needless to say, I'm sooooooo glad I stopped in! = )

Do you love thrifty finds?? Want to see more? Take a moment to visit Leigh (Thrifty Thursday) or Jane (Frugalicious Friday)!



33 comments:

Dawn said...

I think that set of dishes is the find of a life time. I'm shocked at how low they priced it! You must really be thrilled.
Hugs,
Dawn

Sue said...

Wow, Tracy...I'm speechless. These are great finds indeed! (Can you let me know where this wonderful thrift store is??) Blessings!

Diana said...

Tracy,

I HAVE those dishes!!!!! I got them when we married. They are tried, true, and such a classic!!!

southerninspiration said...

Wow, that is TOO COOL!!! way to go, and enjoy your finds!!!

Suzanne

Tracy said...

Sue,

Here you go...
St Vincent De Paul Thrift Store
2655 Crescent Springs Pike, Erlanger, KY‎
859) 341-3212‎

Tara said...

What a Steal! I love good finds and seems like this was the "Motherload" lol I think I may have to go to the thrift stores in town today!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

AWESOME! I too love white dishes, they are so versitle and can be used in so many ways in tablescapes. You outdid yourself in that find! (high five)
Thanks, friend, for linking up to Thrifty Thursday on Tales from Bloggeritaville! Great thrifty treasure!

Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Ps featuring it on my blog tomorrow....

Jennifer said...

Now I would say that is a mighty fine day of thrift shopping! I received white dishes last year for Christmas...aren't they great?! So many things you can do with them - mix and match with other dishes or pretty them up with napkins, etc. Have fun setting the table with those!

Thanks for the link for hanky-pankys...no, I don't think I will be trying them for a bit - but its something to look forward to!

Have a great Thursday:)

Jane said...

You definitely found the deal of the week! You are going to get so much use out of those $20.00 dishes..and the fact that your carafe was a match was icing on the cake!
Jane

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a find! I just love to thrift shop. In fact in the last two days I had that privilege although I was not as fortunate as you. Actually, I was not really looking for anyone thing, I was simply browsing. I find it to be so much fun, especially when I come upon deals like you did. Those white dishes are perfect and will look so great with every tablescape. I am going to visit your friend's blog.

Pat & Ron Harris said...

I love the dishes. What a find. Thank you for visiting junkblossoms. We hope you'll visit often.

One Cheap B*tch said...

What great finds! I love this little church thrift store near my house. I go every Friday. This morning I got some nice things to for $10! Including something from Pottery Barn!

CC said...

You did better than good,better than great, better than happy dance..I think I would have almost fainted. What a beautiful set of dishes..and all the extra pieces you got with it..it was just meant for you to have. Enjoy those beautiful dishes..have a great day.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I remember your love for white dishes from last year's shopping event. What a bargain! Enjoy them.

peace~elaine

Jane said...

Wow...you totally scored, great job! Love the white dishes, and those books are gorgeous too! Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

Lea said...

I'm so happy for you Tracy!
I'll happydance with you! Were you hurrying out of there before someone changed their mind? heehee

The readers digest books are really pretty and I agree.. those books come in wonderful colors! I have a few that I use in my craft room to cut WORDS out of... so I look thru them and then get so interested in the stories I dont get any work done. lol
Isn't that just like God that your carafe from before is the SAME PATTERN! He KNOWS you SO WELL. ;) AND I'M so happy you know Him so well too!
holykisses dear friend!

LisaShaw said...

Wow dear friend, great finds!!! I need to shop with you :)

I love you and so glad I visited with you this evening.

Susan said...

Oh Tracy!!

How neat! How exciting!!! Talk about a blessings.

I'm so happy for you.

Thanks for sharing.

Hope you have a blessed weekend♥

Kristin said...

I love thrift/antique stores! And you were on a roll, Ms. Tracy! Way to go :)

The McLain Family said...

I am so jealous that you got that tea pot! Those are that everyday dishes that I got when we got married and I love them. I hope that you enjoy them as much as we have. Love the white dishes!

Tricia said...

What great finds! You make me want to visit our local thrift store... by myself of course! It wouldn't be quite as fun with 2 little boys :0)

Blessings!

Tea With Tiffany said...

You sound like me. I get SOO excited when I find a bargain. Thanks for sharing your finds with us. It's amazing what you can get for a good deal if you are willing to hunt for one. :)

Happy New Year!

Happy@Home said...

Wow, what a fabulous find. That is a beautiful set of dishes and the price is unbelievable. It is always so fun when you find something like that while out thrifting.
I like thrift shopping because you never know what exciting treasure you might find. My treasures have been in short supply lately, but that's ok as I am on a mission to de-clutter right now. LOL.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Love your white dishes! I wouldn't have passed those up for anything. Truly a bargain! Jackie

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Wow, I don't know my dishes but that is a great deal for $20. Love all your finds. I remember those hardback REader's Digest. My mom had several years ago. I never thought of using that as decoration.

So, where did you find your dishes? I mean, was it a local thrift store or Goodwill kind of thing?

Room to Inspire said...

You definitely scored! I too am on the eternal hunt for new set of white dishes - these are fabulous.

Chelsea

Lea said...

Has it been tea time every evening!
I HOPE SO! THINKING OF YOU MY DEAR FRIEND!
HOLYKISSES XOXO

Vanessa said...

YOu hit the jackpot for sure. I have the exact same set of dishes. It's the set I received when I got married nearly 20 years ago and am still using them today. It's a classic pattern that never goes out of style, and you can use it on any holiday. Over the years I've een fortunate enough to find extra pieces at yard sales too. Enjoy!

Love
Vanessa

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Way to go my friend!!! What great finds!!

I SO love deals like that, and for me...half of it is the hunt of finding the great deals.

Julie said...

What great finds... my friend...

I wish we had a good thrift store here in this small town. I love thrift store hunting.

Loved your finds!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for visiting me! I love the dishes that you found!! I too collect white dishes and what a score it is to find them all in one place where they all match, good job!

You and I both did a little happy dance with our finds this week it seems :)
Have a great weekend!

Amber said...

Wow! That is such a fabulous find! I rarely score such amazing finds at the thrift store. I feel like our thrift stores are on the pricey side. I would have been doing the happy dance all day as well if I had found those dishes. They are just lovely!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I love having new visitors!

This is one of my other favorite chocolate chip recipes that I posted awhile back: http://amberdawnlo.blogspot.com/2009/06/food-for-friday-chocolate-chip-cake.html

You'll have to let me know if you try either of them!