The first sale was at the home of a local antique dealer. She has this big, 3-day sale every year to clear out some stuff to make room for more stuff in the antique mall she shares with other dealers. This was my first time going to her sale and I was not disappointed! I am showing you the things I purchased from her before they've been washed...I was too excited to wait. This was the box of treasures I brought home...
Soooo many beautiful plates of different size and shape with roses!
She also had some pink Depression Glass plates. I use pink Depression Glass accessories
with my good china.
At this sale I purchases 9 dessert plates for $10 and 4 luncheon plates for $8.
I also snapped up the 2 little Prince Matchabelli perfume bottles...I'll find something to do with those cuties!
Now, if you left click on any of the pictures, you will see the price tags as she had them marked for the antique store. One of the serving pieces was originally marked $18. Aside from the Depression Glass pieces, I bought all of the other plates for $1 a piece!!! I was so excited! My goal is to transform some of the plates into cake/cupcake stands using glass candlesticks as a base. I've seen these on some decorating blogs and they're so darn cute. I will certainly share the photos when I get them put together.
On Saturday, my partner in Estate/Yard/Garage Sale shopping alerted me about a good Estate sale in our area. I wasn't able to get there until 1:30 and immediately found out that everything had been marked to 50% off. I like the sound of that! I only got a few things...
Two children's books, 2 embroidered dresser scarves, 2 old bottles, 2 (one pair) of glass candle holders and a pearl and rhinestone pin! Grand total.....$2.75! This season is looking up already!
So, back to the roses....some months ago, I replaced my everyday dishes (that I had had for over 30 years) with a plain white set. The new set didn't come with small dessert plates so I had been on the hunt for those. Today, I stopped into Tuesday Morning...do you have that store near you? It's similiar to TJ Maxx on a smaller scale. Anyway, I always cruise every aisle cause you never know what you might find and when I saw these, I couldn't believe my eyes! Moda Home plates! I first saw these in a catalog a few years ago and really liked them but they were not available anywhere around here. They are melamine but they don't look like it. (Elyse, if you see this post, I just want you to know that I thought of you as soon as I saw these...they remined me so much of CK!)
I bought 8 dessert plates and 4 dinner sized plates to use on the deck this summer. The best part...
$1.99 for the dinner plates and $1.49 for the dessert plates. YAHOO!
I am in love with all of my "rose" finds!
I hope you enjoyed my little shopping expedition!