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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mark it off the list!

Or better yet, put a neat little check mark next to it!

I decided to make a ‘wish list’

but not just any wish list!

Everyone knows now that I’m addicted to ‘thrifting’ so I decided to make a list of things I would like to find this year. And today I actually found something on my list!

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I hurried home and wrote to my girlfriend, Sherry from Back 2 Vintage to see what she thought. Here’s part of what she wrote me back,

“Yay, Diane!!!! You did great!

CONGRATS ON A VERY THRIFTY FIND!!!

Isn't "the hunt" a thrill????!!!”

YES IT IS!!!

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I now have a beautiful set of Christmas dishes.

Staffordshire Engraving Yuletide pattern.

Enough for 4 people…PERFECT!

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So what else is on my list?

A vintage dollhouse, dollhouse furniture, a big old painting of a ship, an antique wooden dough bowl and pixies (they stay on the list year round! heehee)

What do you think I should add to the ‘wish list’?

I’m joining Jann for Share your cup Thursday!

50 comments:

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

What should you add to your list? ME, Prudence Clearwater (Mom says that will never happen, my family loves me too much to let me go).

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence

Hi Wendy.

cucki said...

It is so beautiful...very pretty ..
Love Cucki x

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a great find indeed! I love the Poinsettias on the cups. I would love to find a set like yours!

Karen said...

Your dishes are beautiful! I love christmas dishes. I have just a few Spode, would like to get more.

AND.. I have ALWAYS wanted ot do up a dollhouse, I hope you find one and I can see your progress!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I am SO SO JEALOUS!!! Okay, you're too sweet. I am also very happy for you! You deserve a great find like that. AMAZING! I cannot wait until next Christmas to see a tablescape with those!!!
Karen

Vee said...

Oh what lovely dishes! I have no idea what should be on your list, though I do think having a list is a grand idea.

Susan said...

I love Transferware and have a set in brown also. I'm looking for red for the holidays and have it on my wish list when I get some time to "thrift." You and Linda are definitely lucky when it comes to finding treasures...I hope some rubs off since we're Sisters! XOXO

PatC - All is Bright said...

I'm not sure what else you should add to your wish list. Looks like you have a nice list. But I do have to tell you that you found a gem with the Christmas dishes. I love them! They are so beautiful. Happy shopping

Hugs
Pat

Linda @ A La Carte said...

We are 'sisters' for sure! I have that same set of dishes and I found mine thrifting also! I love them! So much fun! I hope you can tic off more items from you wish list. Mine includes an old toy truck like you see on the blogs! A dough bowl and always things for the cubbies!

hugs, Linda

Elizabeth said...

That is a beautiful set Diane!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Diane, I love that pattern. It's beautiful. You lucky gal! I'm so glad you found it. Now, I need to find a set too. laurie

Lila Rostenberg said...

Wonderful, wonderful dishes!

I know you will enjoy them!

Happy New Year!

maddyrose said...

The pattern on these dishes is wonderful and they look like ones you could use in place of your regular dishes all through December. Great find! Hugs

Kim said...

Wow, those are really pretty!!
Kim

Stacey said...

Oh wow. You scored with those dishes! I love them. They are red and just beautiful.

I don't know what else should be on your list but having one is a good idea.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Boy!..you did great and the year is just starting! I love, love your pretty china..you're set for next C'mas, pal! Happy new year and may you do find all the things in your list.
FABBY

Freckled Hen said...

I love your dishes!
We have similar lists, I have been collecting ship paintings (mostly whaling) and have been waiting for the perfect dough bowl forever! Maybe in 2013?
Also reading some of your old posts I saw you wrote about Sarah Plain and Tall-my favorite book of course! Recently I went to see Patricia Maclachlan give a presentation at the Univ. of CT. She was every bit as charming as I thought.
Maybe I will blog about it soon!
Hugs,
Kate

Cranberry Morning said...

That dinnerware is gorgeous. I'd never seen it before. Lucky you! It's a good idea to make a list. Maybe I'll have to do that too. :-)

Christine said...

Oh my what a beautiful set of dishes! Bet you can't wait for next Christmas to use them!
Have a great day!

Ginger Zuck said...

You lucky girl. Love the dishes, they are so lovely.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

What a great find...they are beautiful! I went thrifting yesterday and found a few little goodies. I missed out on a huge find. The lady ahead of me at the checkout scored 7 or 8 Dickens village pieces for only $15! If only!!
Have a happy day!

Barbara said...

I love those! I've never seen them before. I was just going through my dollhouse furniture today to get some ready to put on eBay - I'm always looking for it! Keep an eye out for those pixies!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your pretty new dishes! Congrats on a great find:@)

NanaDiana said...

How about a relative that dies and leaves you a million dollars? (just a thought) xo Diana ps. You KNOW I love those dishes....you lucky girl-

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Diane, Your dishes are just beautiful! Knowing what a great shopper you are I know you will probably find all of the items on your list!

Introverted Art said...

the details are so pretty. Very delicate and intricate.

ImSoVintage said...

I'm vintage :)

I love your dishes. What an amazing find. It never fails to amaze me what people give up. I wish I was there so we could thrift together.

Hugs,
Laura

Trace4J said...

Beautiful.
Love those dishes.
Great find friend
Woolie hugs
Trace

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I've heard it said, if you put it out there for the universe, it will happen....

Obviously it did.

Jen

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Beautiful. Congrats on the find.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the Christmas dishes that you found...so pretty. Thrifting is so much fun!! Hope you find your wooden dough bowl. It was on my list forever and I finally found one last year.
hugs,
Cindy

Katherine Wolak said...

Congrats on your find my dear!!!:) I love the set, so christmasey!

Hugs,

Kim K. said...

Congrats. They are gorgeous. What fun for entertaining. I look forward to you finding a dollhouse too!!!

Danielle said...

I just love the vintage look of this find!! Lucky you!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Congrats on the great find. Beautiful Christmas transferware.

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Woo Hoo, you did good! Very pretty dishes! the link for that doll in pink on my last post was

http://saturdayfinds.blogspot.com/2012/09/look-who-i-found.html

She is a cute doll!
Dorothy

Jordan@the2seasons said...

What a great find those dishes are so pretty. I never thought about making a thrifting list that is a good idea. I have a feeling my list will be pretty long!

Donna said...

A cleaning service has been on my wish list, and it's being fulfilled, starting on Monday. Yeah!

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sandy said...

Love those dishes! And I love the hunt also! It usually takes me a while if I'm looking for something specific. But I usually find it! Congrats on finding YOURS!
Sandy

The Boston Lady said...

Oh Diane, you did more than good! Those dishes are just so pretty! I always have a wish list going - love the hunt, but it's always fun when you finally find something and check it off. Love your new header! I'm just catching up with everyone today. Ann

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Now I am not a real fan of Christmas dishes but THESE are just my style! SO if you tire of them . . . I had a wish list last year but it kept changing so much I gave up on it -- haha!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh what a find!! Wow, Sherry is the most knowledgeable antiquer I know! I am enamored with doll furniture too, it is always fun to be hunting for something!! I think you should do occasional sales with all of your finds. You could do them right there at your community center...Bet it would be a hit! Plus it would be fun to shop for!

Carol

Linda R said...

They are very pretty. What a great find. Can't wait to see what else you check off your list.

Hugs~

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...Diane! What an incredible find. I love your red and white dishes! I would flip if I found something so wonderful in a thriftshop!
Yippeeeee Skippeeeee!!!
Hugs across the miles, my sweet friend.
Carolynn xxx

Anastasia Fedorova said...

What a nice Christmas dishes and cups! :) Great idea to make a wish list! I think I need one too!

Della Merritt said...

Beautiful set and what a great find! I bet you got a heck of a deal on it, too! Awesome :)

Denise Marie said...

Way to ck a fav off the list. GORGEOUS set!

Jann Olson said...

Yes, you did do great girl. Love, love it! Looks like red transferware, is it? Never thought of a list. I just love finding a treasure and then trying to talk myself out of it. Doesn't happen very often. lol! Thanks for sharing your find with Share Your Cup. Hope you find more of your wish list items!
Hugs,
Jann

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love transferware and this is a beautiful pattern! Hope all your wishes come true!!!