Thursday, July 7, 2011

Home Sweet Home #22

Welcome to Home Sweet Home!  Today I am sharing a thrifty find.  I am giggling as I type, because this was one of those thrift store finds I thought had slipped away.  Three months ago I saw this set of transferware with this ship on it at the thrift store.  I loved it but, at $65 I passed it up and considered it gone.  I knew someone would love it as much as me and it would be sold.

Then my July/August copy of Victoria came.  This was a feature on a coastal inspired table settings.  Do you see the plate in the second picture down on the left side.  Yes, it is the same pattern.  It is called Fair Winds by Alfred Meakin .
Here is a tablescape by Victoria magazine (July/August 2011) with the transferware.

So, I visited the thrift store a week ago and there was no tag on it.  They said they would get the price and call me.  I couldn't stand it any longer and went into the store this Tuesday and the owner said they would take $30 for a full 8 piece place setting (47 pieces in all).  It was in near mint condition, just a little crazing on the back of one plate.  It list on Replacements Ltd. for $369.95. It came home with me for an early birthday present.  I have a weakness for coastal anything, not to mention transferware with a ship on it.   It is so pretty every piece has a different scene on it.  I am not showing it all on purpose, wanting to photograph it in several post.  My rule on thrift stores is usually only if you need it and it is under $5.  If your heart desires it greatly and it is over $5 wait it out and see if it goes on clearance.  Then get the lowest price you can wait for.  Usually I have forgotten I want it when it is marked down.  If I am still thinking about it and it goes on clearance then I must need to get it. Ha!

Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Now, I would like to feature some wonderful post from last week's Home Sweet Home.
Candy at The Little Round Table did not one, but six vintage holiday tables.  Click the link to view.

English transferware expert, Nancy, at Nancy's Daily Dish did a beautiful holiday table setting with a Paul Revere themed transferware. Click the link to view.

Next, Stefanie over at Rose Petals and Rust showed off a wonderful dining room remodel.  Click the link to view.

Cindi over at Rustique Art made shims into place mats.  Click the link to view.

And last Concetta over at Concetta's Cafe made this beautiful Nova Scotia Blueberry Cream Cake.  Click the link to view.
You guys are amazing every week!  Very hard to pick a handful of post to feature!
Now onto today.
I will join these ladies today:
Seasonal Sundays  at The Tablescaper
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Feathered Nest Fridayat French Country Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at Blue Creek Home 
Thrifty Thursday  at Tales from Bloggeritaville 
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Guidelines for Home Sweet Home Party:
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Now let's see your beautiful homes!


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How lucky for you! I am so glad for you that they still had them and what a great price!

Anonymous said...

HI Sherry! OH, my goodness! Lucky lucky you! These dishes are wonderful and what a fab price you got on them! Love it.
Thanks for hosting this fun party and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Martha said...

Congrats on your thrift store score! That is always so much FUN!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such a deal, Sherry! Love them and so glad you got them.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I would have grabbed this lovely set for that money and ran for the door , after paying of course, as fast as I could!! What a steal!!
I love the look of transfer ware and this is so beautifully unique and very coastal!! Just perfect!!
Thanks again for hosting such a wonderful party!!


Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

I love the price you got them for and I'm so glad that they were still there... I can see them in many beautiful tablescapes in the future. Loved your features especially those placemats made out of shims... so inspiring! Thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend!~Poppy

Anonymous said...

I am glad to say 98% of my thrift finds fit within your under $5 guidelines. And anything over $20 I am sure to have a coupon for at least 25% off. There have been a few minor worries over things let slip, but never huge regrets.

Seeing your dishes in Victoria was a MAJOR sign that you needed to go back for them. Having them be available was a sure sign they were yours.

Olga Poltava said...

I am so glad you got that set. It's truly beautiful and a great price.
Thank you for hosting the party.

Sue said...

Sherry- I think you got a bargain on your set of china. It's so unique- I've never seen that theme before. Thanks for hosting again this week. I love seeing everyone's things and being inspired by them.
~ Sue

Debbiedoos said...

Those are such pretty dishes Sherry. Great score. Thanks for hosting, glad I remembered the party this week.

Susan said...

I have transfer ware just like those brown ones with the ships!! Your glassware is gorgeouS!

Blue Creek Home said...

I love this pattern. I have 2 of the dinner plates that I did have hanging on the wall.
I am so glad that they were still there - that was a really good deal considering what I paid for a single plate!
Thanks for coming to THT.

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

What a score! I love that pattern. I only have two plates and have them on a wall but would love to have the set. I have to tell you I paid nearly as much for two as you did the whole set. I would have jumped on that, you were brave to wait for them to go on sale.

Savannah Granny said...

I am soooo jealous. Those dishes are awesome and such a bargain. Can't wait to see how you use them. Hugs, Ginger

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for letting me link to your fun party this week!!

bee blessed

Sarah said...

I'm so glad it was still there waiting for you. I'd have snapped it up too. Love the nautical inspired items. This is going to make a gorgeous table. I'll be eager to see more of this set.
Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

The Tablescaper said...

I got some of these plates awhile backa nd was thrilled when I saw them in Victoria too!

- The Tablescaper

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

It would have been so hard for me to pass that set of dishes up! So glad you got it at that crazy price! That blueberry cheesecake looks yummy! great looking links! Thanks Sherry!

Diann said...

O-M-G!! I can't believe that price for that entire set! How exciting! Great thrifting. I am so happy you were able to get them. Thank you for joining TTF and thank you for hosting!

Heaven's Walk said...

Ok.....I guess I need to go shopping with YOU, Sherry! Wow! What a steal on those dishes! I will certainly take your shopping tips to heart....and consider myself a wee bit smarter for it! lol!

xoxo laurie

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sherry, Oh my goodness! What a crazy deal you walked away with. I adore this pattern and I had one single plate that sold in my shop for $14.00.

Faye said...

I love the story! What a great find and how fun that they were still there for such a great price! So much fun when that happens!!!
Thanks for hosting!

oneshabbychick said...

Hi Sherry... thanks so much for the chance to party! Enjoy the weekend :~) osc

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

That is such a great find! Great price! Thanks for hosting this link party; I just found your blog recently.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

My friend, I am just tickled pink for you! What a great treasure find! I love your "Fair Winds" brown really does set a lovely table...doesn't it! think that you got a place setting for eight for a mere $30...AWESOME!!! Can't wait to see what all you do with those pretty dishes!

Thank you for hosting this sweet party for us! I am happy to be able to join in with the fun this week!

Warmest wishes,
Chari all the beautiful blogs that you showcased this week!

Lynn said...

As they say, "Good things come to those who wait." Or something like that! How exciting for you - the transferware dishes are an outstanding purchase. You won't regret it and I love your rationale that it's an early birthday present. Works for me! Thanks for hosting this fun party.

A Perfect Setting said...

What a great find and at that price?!! Wow! I saw them in the magazine and loved them at first sight! I think you were meant to have them... I am anxiously awaiting to see them on your table!

Concetta said...

Dearest Sherry,
Thank you so much for featuring my Blueberry Cream Cake on your blog - I am overwhelmed! To see my picture there among the other fabulous links is truly amazing!
I love your new dishes - what an incredible find!! I am looking forward to all the marvelous ways you will showcase them and share them with all of us!
Have a blessed day my dear friend - you really made my day!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh OH OHHHH!!!! My stomach is cramping with envy and I may need a stiff drink! You got those gorgeous dishes for 30-bucks???

Didn't you know I NEED them at our beach house?

They are fabulous! Gorgeous. Spectacular. And a whole load of other adjectives as well.

LUCKY and clever and persistent girl, that's you. Smart. If you ever need funds, sell 'em. Like, to ME.

Fab find!

Scribbler said...

Unbelievably good luck -- it was meant to be!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Hi Sherry,

Great deal! I have always liked this pattern, but it's almost always passed right over. I think the key is displaying it with other objects and colors. I also did a tablescape last year with Fair Winds. It's here:

I just love Victorias version too! Thanks for sharing.

And...thank you so much for featuring my Paul Revere tablescape. What a pleasant surprise! I'm so flattered. ;-)

Have a lovely weekend and have fun with your new dishes! They were meant for you! I love great deals!


The French Hutch said...

Sherry, I'm still in awe of the great deal you found in the thrift store set. I know you must have rushed over to the store after seeing the tablescape in Victoria, I sure would have. Husband would have heard tires screeching in the drive. Great features from last week, always such great inspiration. As always, thanks for hosting....

The French Hutch

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Those dishes are so pretty and what a steal! Visiting from TTF.

Annie-Savor This Moment said...

Wow, what a great find! I love the brown transferware, too, (and every other color of transferware!) and that design is divine. Congrats!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Sherry, I popped over from The Tablescaper, I'm so glad I did. I've never seen this beautiful pattern, going to keep my eyes open.. love love love it. hugs ~lynne~

Marlis said...

Congrats on the lovely set of dishes at a truly remarkable price. Can't wait to see your table with them. I know it will be fabulous. many blessings, marlis

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Martha said...

Very pretty and it seems like it was meant to be!!!! Can't wait to see it in other posts!

Martha said...

Beautiful roses

Lynn said...

Cool plates, I love the flag on the back of the ship:@)

Snap said...

What a wonderful find! How lucky you are that it was still there. A girl can never have too many dishes and I love coastal anythings, too! Well done!

Susan Freeman said...

You lucky girl ~ I love that pattern!!!

Susan and Bentley

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I have always thought that the Fair Winds set of dishes was quite romantic! What a lovely and very thrifty find!!

Denise said...

Hi Sherry,

I love your coastal transferware!! There are so many wonderful patterns out there, I could collect a whole house full. I'm sure you'll get many years of pleasure from your beautiful dishes. Thanks for sharing and Happy Seasonal Sunday!

Denise at Forest Manor

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Sherry,
The patterns on the plates are just wonderful and so elegant yet inviting. Thank you for hosting this wonderful party!

Paula of Ivy & Elephants

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thank you so much for hosting the party, it's always fun to see what everybody is up to. It was a blast. See you next week!