Saturday, May 11, 2013

Great Finds

I have been on a roll hunting in the thrift stores lately.  First, I found the Brambly Hedge sets and then this week I found purple transferware.  

I have looked for this for a long time.  When you find it you must buy it.  The transferware won't be there when you come back.  I only paid $6 a piece for two dinner plates. 

I also found triple silver plated vintage flatware with a shell motif!  A perfect set of flatware for summer!  This was on clearance it was only $10!  I got a whole 4 piece place setting and a few extra pieces.  Happy Mother's Day to me!  Well, when the kids get out of school I hardly ever go to the thrift stores.   They aren't into thrifting.
What great finds have you made lately?
Sherry
I will link this to:
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Sunny Simple Sundays  at Sunny Simple Life
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home 
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove 

Transformed Tuesdays at PJH Designs 

30 comments:

Sarah said...

Sherry, you found some gorgeous pieces. I would have snatched up the transfer ware and the flatware. The purple is beautiful!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Yes, Sarah, I know right? I was so tickled when I laid eyes on this!
Thank you for visiting!
Sherry

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Absolutely fabulous...these plates are gorgeous.

Hydee Pole Photography said...

Hi! I like your dinnerware. I have been hunting as well recently but haven't found quite what I want. However a vintage shop opened in our area which is deadly as I could see myself going there all the time so on their first day I bought a red painted shabby tin bucket labelled FIRE with logs. Will have to persevere next time. :-)

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Well they are really super finds.
I have found a few goodies lately,but nothing like those. x

Chel C said...

Those plates are fantastic, well done for finding them! I haven't been lucky lately on the thrifting hunt but will persevere! Take care. Chel x

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Just awesome! Purple transferware! Love the silver pattern too.

Christine Graves said...

What a huntress you are!!! Such a great find and absolutely gorgeous...I don't know much about china or transferware, but purple transferware...I'd have definitely snapped it up too!

Happy Mothers Day!

Lori said...

Really great finds. Great deal on those plates!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh gorgeous!! I love a good find too and you always photograph everything so beautifully. Happy Mother's Day Sherry.

The Bashful Nest said...

You are so right, you have to buy it when you see it because these things do not hang around for long. Lucky for you to have found two great buys.
Michelle. thebashfulnest,blogspot.com

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Purple transferware is so difficult to find. You were lucky, they are beautiful!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The plates are so pretty and the colour not one I have ever come across. Lovely silver too. I had a fun day on Saturday at some garage sales, vintage shops and an outdoor antique fair. A great day with some lovely finds (shutter, mason jars, black transferware, large green bottle etc.)

Bernideen said...

Love them - how fun!

Cynthia said...

Love your finds....I am a huge transferware fan! Love this color and pattern.

Cynthia

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love the color of that transferware. Is it plum or mulberry? I've heard both. Either way, it is GORGEOUS, and you really scored on the price, Sherry. I actually looked at some longingly on eBay and talked myself out of it because I have too much china. I'm actually going to give a set to someone I love because I have no room in my cabinets. Years of being a magpie is finally slowing down. LOL Yeah, and if you believe that, I have a bridge in Florida I want to sell you. Let's just put it this way, I'm trying hard to be better.

XO,

Sheila

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Shelia,
I am not sure what the proper color name is. I just call it purple.
Sherry

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Your transferware is gorgeous. The pattern is exquisite and you have displayed it beautifully.

Have a wonderful week.

Donna Wilkes said...

I will be honest - I have never seen purple transferware. I am always on the hunt for red and blue, I might have overlooked it.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Great finds! Hugs, Penny

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it, Sherry! Great find! I very rarely see transferware at our thrift stores, but when I do I always grab it fast. You're right ~ it is one thing you don't have time to think about and go back for.

JP said...

Lucky you, Sherry...great finds and Mother's Day presents just for you!
Hugs,
JP

Babs said...

Love your finds! Purple transferware is really difficult to find here. I'd have grabbed it, too. And, the flatware with the shell motif..love it~ Hope you luck continues.
Hugs,
Babs

Marigene said...

You found some wonderful treasures, Sherry. Love the purple transferware...as long as I have been thrifting I don't think I have ever seen a piece of purple, or it would be sitting in the hutch with my other pieces! Love the flatware, too.
Have a great week...

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

$6 a piece?! What a steal! I have one of the same plates in my collection of purple...don't you love the color? People are always surprised to see it...it is harder to find than most other colors. I found a set not long ago at a thrift store I'd never been in and just very randomly decided to pop in...I about flipped when I saw the set on display and the price was unbelievable! The flatware is so pretty to!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The purple transfer ware is gorgeous! I've never seen any so you were smart to snap it up. Also love the flatware...so perfect for summer! Thanks for joining Diann and I at TTF!

Linda

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Beautiful purple transware ware! Never seen one like it :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Sherry,
What a fabulous find! I lvoe your purple transferware.
Enjoy them. I sure would.
Ruthie from Lady B's Time for Tea

Peggy Hale said...

Great pieces Sherry. It gives me hope that I might find something special next time I go. Thanks for sharing at Transformed Tuesday.

Hugs,
Peggy~PJH Designs

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful dishes Sherry, great finds!!! I haven't been thrifting lately, need too!
Just back from spending the week with family and my mother, we had a great time. Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday! Hope you'll hop over to share at this weeks party...
Blessings,
Cindy

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