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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thrifty Thursday

Thrifty Thursday is hosted by Leigh at Tales From Bloggeritaville.

A visit on Tuesday April 21 to a local thrift store was just to give me a breather between a doctor’s appointment and several errands. It turned out to be a very good visit.

First I found 2 wood paper towel holders. I replaced the one in the kitchen which was all wobbly

The other is now in my bathroom since I need both select-a-size and full-size towels there.

Two Johnson Bros. white ironstone bowls and one bread and butter plate caught my eye next.

A cherub napkin ring to go along with one I found in the same store a few months ago. That other one has been on my dresser displaying a dried rosebud:

A tin bowl with blue and white design. The wide border surrounds a pleasing central landscape:

Appealing to my passion for blue and white dishes was a large Corelle Livingware dinner plate in a Blue Onion-type pattern called "Blue Floral".

I was glad to add it to my Blue Onion items that I posted about here. Since then I have acquired a total of eight of the "Blue Floral" dinner plates. As sturdy almost unbreakable wares, they will be useful for summer meals on the deck.

I also found 8 children’s books to send to my sister for her grandkids, plus one Children’s Letters to God, which was for me, but I’m sending it to my sister as well. The sign said 10 cents each.

When I went to pay at the counter, the clerk quickly looked over my items and said: $4.20. That included 5% tax. of 20 cents!

Find out about other delightful thrift finds by visiting Leigh's blog .


Swampgirl said...

Love your Johnson Brothers ironstone. I found some pieces from that same pattern at a thrift store not long ago. Mine was thrifty but not as good as yours was! I am a blue and white girl, too. It's genetic- my mom and SIL have Blue Danube. To be different I have Churchill Blue Willow. Grandmother had Phoenix or Flying Turkey. She also had Johnson Brothers pink Britain Castles which I have now and keep adding to!

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Girl! You.Did. GOOOOOD! My fav;s the ironstone and b&W tropical plate. LOVELY!Sweet deal! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday in Bloggeritaville


Kristin - The Goat said...

Paper towel holders that are wobbly are just a pain! I'm glad you found some that were just right.

Kristin - The Goat

Tracy said...

Great finds! Especially love the Johnson Bros. Ironstone. = )

Dawn said...

I love the Blue Onion plate. I've never seen them before.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You really did do good!

Skoots1moM said...

what fun you had!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I love that blue and white tray! You got some great bargains! laurie

Blue Creek Home said...

My sister has a large set of the blue onion. I have always loved it.
You found some good things.

annies home said...

my favorite is the living ware plate I love those great blue and whites

Christina said...

Great deals. Love the iron stone plate and bowls. Great deal on the paper towel holder. Always great to find something that you need.

Anonymous said...

I love your Johnson Bros pieces - I have some of the same plates.

Lady Katherine said...

Love the white ironstone! Oh, the blue tin is wonderful! I think I have on of the Onion pattern plates I have go look! What great prices you got!