Saturday, January 22, 2011

Recent GW Finds

I am anxious for lilac bloom time, so I can cut some beautiful blooms to go with these dishes I found at GW.

I selected 4 each of salad plates, bowls and mugs. I think it will make a nice breakfast tablescape with some lavender color to bring out the blooks on the plates. Maybe lilac checkered napkins, or some lilac toile, or both!  Is there such a thing as lilac colored toile? I'll have to do some investigation. Each item was 49 cents! And they look like they have never been used.

The spoons I found recently at an antique store. I got them because they have DD #2's initial on them. She said, " SO.... do I get to take them home?" I agreed, "Yes, when I'm dead!' Lots of eye rolling. They are in the cream pitcher now, that is used for coffee spoons on the counter. Mostly the DDs argue about who is going to HAVE to take my old stuff someday. Brats!

At the same GW the same week, I also found these glass salad plates, again, not a mark on them, and this nice silver tray. Tray 99 cents. Plates 49 cents.

I like the open work on this tray.

I couldn't believe the squirel book ends! I laughed, because I just missed National Squirel Day, when I was looking for odd calendar holidays! But I got them anyway...... $2.99 each!  My my what cheap entertainment.



Denise said...

Those plates are wonderful. I was surprised that your GW doesn't make you take all the plates. Ours tapes the whole set together and if there are 3 dinners, 2 salads and 5 mugs, you have to buy the whole lot.

I can see a breakfast setting with these too. How great to surprise your guests with a few flowers and these wonderful dishes.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what great treasures! Thanks for your sweet visit. Can't wait to see you set the table with these -- even the squirrels!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I Most definitely LOVE every one of your purchases AND would have had them in My Cart if I were there ahead of your... My FAVORITE(and it was hard choosing)IS the squirrels!!! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE them and if I were in GW behind you I would have followed you around to see if you would Put Them Back!!! LUCKY GIRL!!!
Thank you for sharing...
Hugs to you,

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What fabulous finds. I am loving those lilac plates....very cute breakfast set. I am also loving those squirrels. Pesky little guys sure are cute. Thank you for the visit and your nice comments :)