Thursday, June 30, 2011

A couple bargain finds...

Last Saturday My mom & I along with all four punk in tow stopped in an antique mall.  I found a few furniture pieces I was dying to get, but my budget way way thin, so I ended up with these cheap gems.  Lol
I found this adorable little lamp shade & all for $8.50!!!  I'm planing on using it in the master on my old radio cabinet, but if that doesn't work It'll find a home with three little girls in this house.

I've been wanting to add to my white plates with more pieces, but even the cheap ones are too expensive to build a bunch of pieces at once.  I couldn't believe it when I found this entire set...All 82 I think pieces for...Ready?  $10.50!!!  Can you believe it!?!  I couldn't!  There aren't any markings & I don't think they are top quality, but they work & what a steal!

I also found four other dining chairs because although I love the 'look' of the bench, it just isn't working out for everyday use.  Photos to come soon on the 'new' chairs I am going to mix in with the set! 


  1. wow...82 plates for that price? What a steal! And here I thought my collection of $1 plates were a good deal. Can't wait to see the new addition to your dining table. I'm your newest follower :)

  2. Thanks for following!!! This is all new to me, but I'm doing my best to learn it all quickly!

  3. i just found your blog through better after... i hope that's alright! i'm totally inspired! i love the dished you got! WHERE oh where in the world did you get such a steal?

  4. Oh my!!!! Those are EXACTLY like my grandmother's dishes. I have a few of her pieces and would LOVE to find more. Lucky you! The silver on the edges is painted on so its missing in parts but that just adds character I think. I assume these dishes were either bought originially with some sort of "stamps" or the like because my grandmother could never afford to buy a set of dishes. Enjoy your new find!!!

  5. I found the dishes at a local antique store. These don't have any silvering, just a fluted edge. There aren't any markings on them anywhere. It would have taken me forever to build up this many pieces at retail, plus I probably would have never invested in the sugar/creamer or cups & saucers since I know we don't actually use them. I love having them though so this was a win win!