Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Just Couldn't Resist...



I've been trying my best to stay away from the thrift store for the past few months. After all, there are only so many dishes and pieces of china and silver gravy boats and... well, you get the idea...




But every June, my favorite thrift store has a big sale before they close for the summer.




You understand, don't you? I'm afraid I just couldn't resist this little lidded cachepot (above) for $3.




And this beautiful little gilded cup (above) for 50 cents. Yes, that's right -- 50 cents! Now I just have to figure out what I will do with them. :)

33 comments:

  1. Oh, Mary, so darling, that little white and gold cup. I've been doing the same as you...staying away from my favorite Goodwill. But I hit it this morning and had a BLAST. For $8.49, it was worth all the fun I had! And someday I'd really LOVE to open my own little what-not shop. Wouldn't that be the pizazz? Susan

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  2. Never in a million years would I have resisted them! Very beautiful!

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  3. Are you asking for understanding from me? What fabulous finds and who could resist that exquisite cup for a mere pittance. I never knew that those lidded dishes were called cachepots. Now I'll be sure to look for one. Enjoy them and then open a store and sell them for huge profits. ;>

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  4. Sweet, sweet finds! I many times have to impose restriction on myself when it comes to thrifty shopping :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  5. both of them are so pretty..lucky you!

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  6. Well you were very thrifty buying them at that price. The cup is adorable. Jackie in UK.

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  7. How could you not get them and they are so darn cute! Glad you gave them a new home :)
    Wendy

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  8. I think you need to open your own shop! That cachepot is so adorable....

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  9. Treasures everywhere in blogland and yours are so nice Mary.
    I have never been inside a goodwill store - guess I better take a drive and some money with me. :-)

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  10. Where else can you have that much fun for $3.50 and come away with something so pretty to keep?

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  11. they are lovely - and $3.50 - I spend that on a hamburger (and you can keep these - score!)

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  12. Hi Mary,
    molto belli questi pezzi di limoges !
    Buona giornata :-)

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  13. I can send you my address.

    They're divine!

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  14. The tea cup would make a darlin' pin cushion since it is all alone ;) And the cache pot would look lovely anywhere...you could use it in the kitchen to hold sweetener packets or sugar cubes. Or fill it with potpourri in the bed/bathrooms and take the lid off when you want to release the scent. In the kitchen it works great this way for when you are cooking fish ;O

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  15. You picked up some beautiful and inexpensive treasures! But what I really noticed was the wonderul aqua toile painted tray. I collect them. Oh! So pretty!
    Yvonne

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  16. Thanks, everyone!

    Yvonne, the tray belonged to my mother. It's round, and huge -- about 20" across. One of my favorite trays! :)

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  17. lovely finds for just pennies! love the tray too!

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  18. Oh, how lovely! such pretty finds!

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  19. Mary I love that cup..how unique!
    Im going to have to go and check out our thrift shop here...:)
    Have a great day!

    Deborah \0/

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  20. never -- Never -- NEVER -- apologize for going thrift shopping on a sale day! NEVER!

    (you got some beauties!)

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  21. I love your finds, and better still I love how you photograph them. Your photography always takes my breath away.

    Karen

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  22. They are so pretty!! Wonderful finds!!

    Happy Wednesday!

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  23. That cachepot is to die for! A woman can't ever have enough china...I'm just sayin'

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  24. Yesterday must have been THE day to thrift shop ... I played hookey and went to my favorite one yesterday, too. Your treasures are lovely.
    Connie

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  25. Well if you want to know what to do with that sweet gilded cup...well you can send it my way.LOL:-) It is so sweet
    Alison

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  26. Beautiful finds, I do understand.

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  27. My Momma always said "dont worry about what you'll do with it. If you like it, get it, and you will find the perfect purpose/place!"
    You know, my Momma was right!!!!!!
    Such pretty finds, wish we had great thrift stores like you do!
    Aloha! Paula

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  28. It's the tray that I adore Mary!...

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  29. First off - your daughter is beautiful!!! (I know - wrong post) And congratulations to her!

    Then, might you have a minute to tell me, is it possible to do that focus thing you do (you know where just the one thing is in focus, while everything else is out of focus) with a point and shoot camera? I have tried and tried to do that, but it never seems to work consistently! Might you share any ideas/suggestions?

    Have a great day,

    Hugs from Michigan - Diane

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  30. Thanks, everyone!

    Diane,
    1. try portrait mode or macro mode -- usually symbolized by a head and a flower, respectively, on your camera mode dial.

    2.Do you have the letter "A" on your mode dial? That means that you may be able to change the aperture on your camera. (Read your manual! I know, I hate to do that, too.) Aperture is the size of the opening that lets light into the camera. The smallest aperture number will help create the shallow depth of field ("that focus thing") that you are looking for.

    3. Choose a spot where your background will be as far away as possible from the subject. Use your optical zoom to zoom in as closely as possible. This may help.

    Good luck! Keep experimenting. :)

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  31. Oh, would I love to go shopping with you, Mary! These are marvelous finds, made all the more beautiful by being shown on your fabulous tray. I've had to empty an entire kitchen cupboard for all my vases and cups. I'm afraid the next step will be adding a room on to the house! Have a wonderful weekend. xo – g

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