Saturday thrifting

What a day! At first I was stacking my cart with $1 a piece Fiestaware plates, cups, saucers, sugar bowl, etc. And then I was thinking, “I don’t really want these, but I know I should buy them.” Luckily my second hand shop acquaintance came in, and he explained they were reproductions because they said the word “genuine” on the bottom. Oh. So I knew I only half wanted them to begin with, and then I decided I didn’t really want them so put them back. He didn’t want them, either. (In hindsight, I SHOULD have bought them to give to Elle when she moves out, drat!) Two of the pieces were the good stuff, originals, and I let my acquaintance have them to sell in his shop. I couldn’t see buying them just to sell on ebay–I’m not QUITE to the point to just buy stuff to resell yet. I buy stuff I’d like to keep, or give to someone who might like it.

What I did buy was this set of China. Remember I mentioned yesterday I didn’t want to break up the set? I half broke it up. I left behind the shallow bowl (finger bowl? sorbet bowl?) and another teacup. The background is a rich cream color, if the photo makes it look white.

I also picked up a grab bag of embroidery thread which included this half finished pillow case. I’d love to be the kind of person who has embroidered pillowcases!

If anyone out there who NEEDS embroidery thread wants to do a swap for some, let me know. I have enough now for 5 lifetimes, and would not miss some. If you have something you’d like to swap for a small stash, let me know.

One thought on “Saturday thrifting

  1. Hi Sandra,

    I left a comment about the china, I think—I am very new to blogging…… somewhere else. so will try this as well.

    I mentioned that the china looks exactly like my grandmother’s that I sold at a garage sale 3 years ago. It was a set of 12. It would be almost impossible if it was hers but I am curious if it is the same pattern. Can you tell me what it says on the bottom? I am still stunned at seeing it!

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