Thursday, January 5, 2012

Favorite Things Friday - Thrift Score!

It was a good week for thrifting, despite the frustrating experience described in yesterday's rant.  At a different thrift store on Wednesday, I hit upon several really cool things, and those thrift scores are the subject of my Favourite Things Friday post this week!

First up was this vintage Stetson platter, which dates to probably the late 1940s.  It appears to be hand painted.  In fact, it looks like one of the stems is missing the rest of the leaf.  Maybe that's the way it was supposed to be, who knows?  And whoever might know the name of this pattern, please tell me.  I did some brief research but didn't come up with anything definite.

I love the colors!  It's in really great shape too, no cracks or crazing.

Sometimes it's nice to be on eye level with the higher shelves on the racks at Goodwill.  That's where I spotted six of these Missoni for Target mugs!  I bought every last one.  I may sell a set of four on eBay and keep the other two for us to use.  I could not believe my luck finding these.

In the fabric area, there were multiple yards of a couple vintage pieces.  This flannel:

And this funky-fabulous turquoise, pink, and green piece: 

Underneath it is an aqua colored vintage muslin flat sheet which was still in its early 1970s package.  It's a poly-cotton blend, but it feels pretty stable.  I'll wash it a few times and see how it goes.  I'm hoping it will work as a quilt backing.  If not, I'll just use it as it was intended.

I also scored a new queen-sized bed skirt and matching pillowcases still in the package.  I thought the pattern would go nicely with a scrappy quilt and the dark wood in the bedroom.

I *heart* thrift store shopping, and a fun day of finds is one of my favorite things!

Pop over to Quilting in My Pyjamas to explore some fine folks' faves and link up too, if you're inclined!

20 comments:

  1. I adore your stetson find, wow! Absolutely gorgeous :)

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  2. Great finds! I can never find anything that good when I go .. or its really expensive.

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  3. Those are all wonderful... but you are right - the plate is the best!

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  4. Awesome! I love finding a treasure. My favorite of your finds this week is the turquoise, pink & green fabric. Funky, indeed. A close second for me would be the mugs.

    So glad you made a good haul!

    xo -E

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  5. Great finds. It exciting coming across treasure on expeditions.

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  6. I'm with Thea, I never find anything worthwhile or its too overpriced. Great FTF

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  7. Oh my goodness! You did score! These are wonderful finds. If only I could be so lucky... :o)

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  8. You did find some goodies!!! Glad to hear it, since you had such a frustrating day otherwise..... ;-)

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  9. I wanna come thrift with you! I NEVER find good stuff like that. ☺ Happy Friday!

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  10. Great finds...that plate is gorgeous-the best of "modern".

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  11. Nifty Platter!!! Hey, yesterdays post inspired mine today. Thanks!

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  12. I think you know that op shopping is one of my very favourite things too. I cant believe what other people dont want to keep since I think so much of what they chuck is treasure!

    Those coffee mugs would look great in my kitchen, and that fabric is making my heart go pitty pat. You made out like a bandit my friend .

    Thanks for showing us your loot!

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  13. Awesome finds. Isn't it great when you find such fabulous things in a thrift store.

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  14. Your quilt is so striking. I really love your dark frames next to the bold fabrics. You must have the right eye when thrifting. Great finds.

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  15. beautiful plate. I need to get some new thrift store plates as a few of mine got broken.

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  16. Wow, great stuff. I like the platter pattern and the colors. Very cool favorites..

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  17. I love thrifting as well! You scored some awesome things. I especially like the platter, but I don't know the pattern.

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  18. Those are some really nifty finds! The platter in particular catches my eye. :-)

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