Saturday, January 23, 2010

GOOD DAY AT GOODWILL!

I'm still doing the happy dance!!!Happy Dance!
Happy dance!!


To my hearts delight...look what I found at Goodwill!!! Brown transfer ware! Not all pieces are in the most pristine condition, but do I care? Nooooooooooooo! I think most of us, love the things that have been really loved on in their past life. Am I right? I started my collection of red transfer ware a few years ago and from then on my love for dishes pretty much spiraled out of control. Not long after my red collection began, I started collecting blue. As of late, I have been patiently waiting for some lonely, brown trasfer ware to turn up in one of my local thrift stores and low and behold my patience paid off! My sick plan is to display the brown in the fall, the red in the winter and the blue in spring and summer.


When I'm finished doing my happy dance over these dishes, I plan on snuggling up with a cup of tea and this book I found for $1.99.




I also found this letter E for $1.




And this clock I thought would be perfect for the girls room!




Definitely a good day a Goodwill!
Have a great weekend!!






24 comments:

Janene said...

A good day indeed!
Those plates are beautiful! It does my heart good when I find a wonderful find...and I can see it does you too!
I think that is a great idea you have about swapping them out for different seasons...brilliant!
Have a great weekend...I'm sure your GW glow will last quite awhile!

Nancy said...

Woot! Good for you! I like all your finds. Dontcha just love it when you can get so many neat things at one place? This was your lucky day. Those dishes are so cool!

Nancy

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Nice Finds!!!!!
Teresa

Theresa said...

Delightful for sure dear Jen! What a bunch of goodies you found! Love it all:) Great buy on the book! Curl up with that and enjoy the day! Hugs!

Tracey said...

Lucky you, no wonder you're dancin'!
In answer to your question about where I find the funnies...All night long I trawl the web instead of sleeping! xxx

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh, what great deals you lucky ducky you! I love transferware, any color will do! Cindy

A Brit in Tennessee said...

ooh I have both of those dinnerware patterns, and love them with a passion !
Lucky you finding those in a thrift store :)

Angie said...

I went to my Goodwill today and sure didn't hit the jackpot like you did. Man, you did awesome! I have had that book for years and it is so good!

philben5 said...

I'm doing the happy dance for you! love your tranfer ware. It is timeless.
Blessings
Roxanne

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh my stars~
You hit the jack pot. Good for you~I am just a bit jealous. Our Goodwill has just been a bummer as of lately!
You have a wonderful day~

Claudia said...

You definitely scored! The transferware is beautiful. I love brown transferware, too. I sure understand how a love of china and pottery can get out of control - mine sure has.

xo
Claudia

Robyn said...

Great finds. Our Goodwill never has good stuff.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a treasure trove of finds. Lucky you:-), I NEVER find treasures at Goodwill.

Tracy said...

Major score! Makes ME want to do the happy dance for you! A good day at Goodwill is some of the best therapy available! = )

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Great finds! You are making me want to go thrifting tomorrow, I just might. :)
~Michelle

Lynn said...

You did very well! It is so great when we find something we really love at a great price. I was at Goodwill on Sat and found an adorable cherub for $4. I thought I did good, but you get the award for "super saver good"! Enjoy your pretty new dishes.
Lynn

Odette said...

those are indeed pretty - be they red, blue or brown!
xoxoxo

Puanani said...

Wow. Score! Love the clock...

Patti's Artful Design said...

Love your transfer ware! I have been collecting brown transfer for years. It never goes out of style! Love your blog!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I'd say that was a fantastic day at Goodwill! I love it when that happens! I switch out of transferware by the seasons. Brown in the winter, red in the summer mixed with white ironstone.

Manuela

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh you found some wonderful things for sure! I think that is such a fantastic idea to display the different colors of transferware for the different seasons! :) I also love the letter E you found, and that clock is darling! And that book~ what a great deal you got on it! :) I am very happy for you!

And about the moulding on the bottom of our kitchen cabinets...I THINK it is called "ply cap", but I'm not 100% positive of that. It worked around the window too, covering the open edges of the bead board around the window. You know what I can do~ I will show an up-close picture of it for you on a post when we get back from vacation. (If you don't find it first! :) Oh, and yes, I have done most all of the beadboard and moulding myself, but not the crown moulding! (You are definitely ahead of me on that one!) My husband has been teaching me as I need to know things, and I am thankful he can show me how to cut, which tools to use, etc.!
But if I never see another piece of bead board again...it will be TOO SOON! :) But did you know that you actually really inspired me to try and do some of this stuff myself when you tackled your dining room last year? :)

Well, I hope your week is off to a great start! :)

Blessings,
Jenni

Susan S. said...

SWEEET! Those are GREAT find! Love the brown transfer ware....and love your plan for displaying it. :) Happy New Year from Houston, TX

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Fantastic finds for sure! Really digging your "new" transferware.

Kathy said...

You sure hit the jackpot on all these wonderful finds! How come I can't find neat things like you did! The way you display your treasures is gorgeous!