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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Quick Thrifty Stop


This post is part of Vintage Thingies Thursday, sponsored by Lisa, the Apron Queen.

Tuesday morning, on the way back to my car from paying the final bill at the restaurant where we had the 90th birthday dinner for mother, I thought I’d just drop in the hospital guild thrift store.
A bit of a while later, I left, having spent $1.84, including 5% tax. Here’s what I got:



A lovely Homer Laughlin plate. The back stamp did not give a pattern name, only Homer Laughlin B41 N8 Made in U.S.A.



I like the scalloped edges and the little sculpted insets.

A pair of vintage penguin salt and pepper shakers with a luster finish.

They are in great condition.


4 cobalt blue tumblers

Two magazines, Country Living, June 2008 & Martha Stewart Living, April 2008 and
one book – Favorite Subjects in Western Art, c1968.

Not bad for less than two dollars, right?

This had me warmed up, so I walked a little further up the street (my car was parked still up, near the end of the block) and stopped at the antique store. I had fun looking, asking prices, and talking to the proprietor, but didn’t buy anything.



For more vintage treasures, go to Lisa at Confessions of An Apron Queen.

10 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Love your plate. The flowers are very delicate looking. And those salt and peppers are just adorable. I have a thing for animal salt and pepper shakers, these are very cute.

skoots1mom said...

what a deal!!!!

IRENE said...

Hello Carrie,
Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. I trully appreciate your friendship.

Charlotte said...

You got the bargains. I love the plate. The penguins are very cute.

Wanita said...

Oh my goodness! What a deal you got. I love the plate.

Grandma Faith said...

You sure bought some cool vintage stuff. The plate is very pretty and the little penguins are out of this world. Take care.

ellen b said...

Ha! Now that is a fabulous haul for under $2!!
Well done...
Enjoy your loot :0)

Diane said...

What a beautiful plate. There's no beating the deal you got on all your goodies!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow!! A dollar eighty-four!! What a steal! Lucky you! I like'em all!!

Katherine

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

You did very nicely indeed...I bet you're glad you popped into that thrift shop :)