Everywhere I travel I always have a desire to pop into a local thrift store, Goodwill or flea market. Last week I visited Raleigh, NC and popped into a Goodwill and found these gorgeous dishes. Dishes is a(nother) weakness of mine and no matter how hard I try not to give-in, I just can’t help myself. Lately, I’ve been real good at walking away from the “I don’t need” stuff but these here.. I couldn’t.. there was no way in “HELL” I was going to leave them. But before I show you the set, I wanted to reveal the price. Chump change… for a service of 6, I got for less than $18.00.
One plate is selling for $15.99 on Replacements.com. Now, I didn’t know anything about this pattern, but it was the gold and purple that caught my eye.
As I was in the store laying out my complete set, a lady came by and said “you better grab it because if you don’t I will” .. that was my Que to snatch it quickly. At first I was simply admiring the cup and saucer, then duuhhh…. it dawned on me to get it all. That’s exactly what I did.. grabbed enough for a service of six.
Do you see the beauty in this pattern. The gold, the rich tones in floral design, and bold pattern makes this a gorgeous set. Seriously, I’d be a complete fool to walk away and leave it. I decided to play around with a place setting. I’m looking forward to setting the table using it. If you recall, I got the gold flatware last year which was another glam score.
I paired it with the dishes and love the look. Everything except the napkin (set belonged to my maternal grandmother) and place mat (WalMart) came from a Goodwill store at different times.
Even the faux vase of flowers.. only $2.99 and brass napkin rings were $.59 ea
Glasses were $.50
Another option – I toyed with a clear glass dinner plate on top of the patterned plate (for a charger look) to see if it comes through and it did.
I know I didn’t need another set of dishes, but do you blame me? No frowny faces please….
How about that for a Goodwill Glam – I’d say a slam dunk! What have you scored lately? Always remember, patience is a virtue and you could piece together a glam look as long as you remember – Happy Hunting while you thrift your house into a home!