thrift store score

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“When I go to a country, I go to flea markets and antique stores. I am always looking for something.” ~Ursula Andress

Gracie and I went on a little thrift store/antique shop excursion today and I found lots of fun things. A couple items I’m going to share with you were found on earlier expeditions (the pasta bowls and the seedy glass goblets.) But, because I hadn’t gotten a chance to show them off before, I included them in this post. Enjoy!

Italian, hand painted, Villa Romana pasta bowls (6)

white damansk napkins (4)

crocheted pot holder

crocheted tablecloth

(tablecloth detail)

embroidered linen napkins with crocheted edges (4)

(embroidered napkin detail)

autumn leaf embroidered tablecloth

rag rug placemats

Johnson Brother’s England plates (4)

(JBE plate detail)

seedy glass goblets (4)

milk glass bud vase

Vintage paperback “Apple Kitchen NY” cookbook

(inside the cookbook)

Garden Flowers book

(inside Garden Flowers book)

Any thrift store scores you’d like to share?

Please leave a comment!

~Melissa

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  19 comments for “thrift store score

  1. Sandy
    August 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I will purchase from you the crocheted potholder if I may???
    Have placemats like that with one currently behind the toilet stool for one of the cats to sleep on…LOL…Thanks for sharing. Always on the look out for that type of potholders go well with apron displays when speaking…

    • Melissa
      August 15, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      I will happily give you the potholder my sweet. I have potholders coming out of my ears. Happy birthday 😉

      • Sandy
        August 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm

        Hey didn’t you have a birthday not long ago too?
        Hey I will buy from you any amount of crocheted potholders you are willing to part with. Hope you didn’t toss the items you were giving for The Winona Apron Group. I think they were teacups, fabric scraps I can’t remember if any aprons. Any date this month good yet or wait until September to come up???

        • Melissa
          August 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

          Yes, I had a birthday back in June. I’m not selling the other potholders…I collect them. 🙂 I still have the teacups (2) and fabric for you. What days in August/September work for you? Send me an email 🙂

  2. August 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I LOVE LOVE milk glass vases! I still haven’t taken pictures of my collection to show you… but I will soon. I’m always looking for them when I thrift shop. I like to find ones that I don’t already have. Beautiful finds my friend!

    • Melissa
      August 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      Thanks Kristina! Can’t wait to see your recent finds as well as your milk glass collection.

  3. Kimber Dunn
    August 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    LOVE those tablecloths!!! All the china and vases and books…dare I ask where you store everything?? You need a display shed – almost like a greenhouse but with tons of shelving and glass doors to hold all your treasures!! With a reading nook so you can sit out there, write & read while enjoying your collections!! How cool would that be?!!

    I found a piece of purple china at an estate sale Saturday, a plate by W. Adams & Sons that when I looked it up is from 1835-55. I paid $2.50 for it and a similar plate in pink sells for $150. I can’t find a quote on the purple yet, still looking…

    • Melissa
      August 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks Kimber! I have 2 hutches and a sideboard that I store my linens in. And they’re pretty full 🙂 Post a picture of the plate and tag Sandy E. She’d probably be able to tell you it’s worth.

  4. Sandy
    August 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Kimber when you do find this information do print it out and put it with your items…Great for when you want to sell them or when you what to pass them onto someone else. Even when you get something from a family member, please do the same. So someday like me when I pass onto the unknown my grandchildren will know about it and not to put out on a garage sale or give to the thrift shops because their was no history known.

    • Kimber Dunn
      August 17, 2011 at 11:36 pm

      Thanks Sandy – I’ve been trying to get my mother to do this for years. She has sooooooooo many things that I know are antiques and probably have meaning to someone from our family at some time – but once she’s gone, it’s all lost to me unless she puts some information on it. I’ve been telling her that about family pictures too. And so far – I’ve spent 2 days searching the internet and I cannot find this particular plate anywhere. Closest I get is a pink version, which is worth a lot so I’m assuming this one is too. Was happy with my find for sure!

      • Sandy
        August 18, 2011 at 10:00 am

        Kimber if you would like some information you can email a picture of your plate and complete info off the plate and I can find some information and value for you. Hard when I don’t have it in hand or a photo…Thanks Sandy….

  5. Chantelle
    August 16, 2011 at 8:15 am

    GORGEOUS! Everything is so beautiful. Man, do I need a thrift store day. 🙂

    • Melissa
      August 16, 2011 at 8:48 am

      Thanks Tellie! Can’t wait for you to come down to RW. We’ve got lots of great thrifting and antiquing here 🙂

  6. August 16, 2011 at 10:19 am

    WOW so many great finds, it’s hard to say which i admire most! i love the books, but the napkins are gorgeous as well. Kudos to you for your great eye!!!

    • Melissa
      August 16, 2011 at 10:37 am

      Thanks Maria. I just have so much fun going to these little places and browsing. 🙂

  7. Melissa
    August 20, 2011 at 5:57 am

    If you’d like to share your thrift store/antique shop finds here on ChinDeep, just email me a picture and a description of how you found the item. I think it would be fun to do a blog post compiling some of my readers’ finds next time! Let me know 😉

  8. Jen Hampton
    October 25, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Hi there,
    I live in Omaha Nebraska and I came across a serving bowl and 4 pasta dishes at a thrift store. I am not sure if they are worth anything but they look great in my kitchen and we use them whenever we make pasta. I was searching for this pattern and came across your photo of the 8 dishes stacked with lemons.
    What should I do with them? Are they ok to eat on, or should I save them?
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    • Jen Hampton
      October 25, 2012 at 12:14 am

      My mistake, your picture is of 6 pasta bowls. They are the Villa Romana dishes.

    • Melissa
      October 25, 2012 at 10:14 am

      Hi Jen! I love these pasta bowls and I use them every time I make spaghetti, linguini and clams…Asian noodle bowls. They’re wonderful. I don’t think they’re worth a great deal, but they are a high-end brand. My advice would be to use them and enjoy them…and to wash them by hand. Thanks so much for visiting! 🙂

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