Friday, October 21, 2011

In Which I Return to the Scene of the Crime



First of all, let me say that I have been a good little girl. I haven't been to the thrift store since April or May. In fact, my favorite thrift store moved into a larger building over the summer, and this week was the first time I had been there to check it out.





And wow, what a difference! Where before it had been housed in the basement of a very small church, it is now in a large, bright and airy room with lots of space to show off all the great things for sale.




As you walk in the door, there is a large table filled with all the housewares that I love -- dishes and trays and lamps and candlesticks -- and everything is styled beautifully. In fact, it almost looks like an upscale home decor shop. But with really good prices. ;)





So what did I get? I got this beautiful Wedgwood covered casserole dish, for $8. Yes, as you have probably guessed, I'm a sucker for covered dishes. And this was just the perfect color to go in my kitchen.

So now I have to make up for lost time at the thrift store, right? I have my eye on a small tea set and a Victorian chair... ;)

23 comments:

  1. Oh, lucky you to have such a wonderful place so nearby. Love your photos here, Mary.

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  2. ps - just went to your photography website, Mary. It is beautiful! Congratulations. Have I been gone that long?

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  3. Hi Mary,
    I love the dish you bought. I need to visit the thrift shop soon. I haven't been in a long time.
    Sueb

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  4. Beautiful dish, Mary. I love hunting around for hidden treasures in thrift shops. Recently bought 10 "Country Days" dinner plates ($6 each) for our Thanksgiving table. They were a treasure I couldn't pass up.

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  5. Oh Mary, that is gorgeous. I LOVE covered dishes. The colours are beautiful and look perfect where it is placed. I think I would be making frequent visits there. I just purchased a sweet little tea-pot for .25 at our local thrift shop. Have a lovely weekend, Mary. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

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  6. I love it.. I am sure the food will taste even better when served out of this beautiful dish. I wish you to have a great weekend:)

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  7. Such a beautiful dish. I love this corner of your kitchen. (I don't think I've seen it before.) I think I'd be making many trips to that thrift store. Have fun shopping! Pamela

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  8. Wonderful find, Mary. Perfect for your kitchen and perfect for the Fall! Thrift on!!!!! :D :D

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  9. Just give in to it, Mary. If your cupboards become overrun, you can sell the extra pieces on Ebay. ☺

    Sounds like the perfect set-up for the new thrift store.

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  10. ...What a steal! That is a gorgeous casserole dish and one must ask, will you actually use it? I would, everyday should be a special occasion, yes? ;o)

    ...What a lovely find and as always, gorgeous photos!

    ...Blessings :o)

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  11. I went to a thrift shop yesterday too. It's not something I have time for very often, and I enjoyed every moment, because like the one that you visited, this shop is set up in 'stories' and I had to take my time to savour every little vignette. I came away with a lovely cushion cover and a set of lobster salt and pepper shakers - kitsch for my sister's cottage.

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  12. Well, you had to go. They were probably worried about you since it had been so long.

    And, just look at this beautiful dish. It was a well-deserved reward.

    You definitely have lost time to recover.

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  13. You always choose just the very best of what fits into your life so I say - go for it!

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  14. I'm laughing, you resisted all summer? WHY? Your covered dish is lovely and the price fabulous! Happy shopping!

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  15. Great find and perfect for your pretty kitchen!

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  16. I love the 'new' covered dish (end envy such a place as your thrift shop for such BARGAINS) but the green and gold banded one in your header is still my favotite.

    I have always lived in tiny spaces, so I limit myself to 'smalls' - sterling teaspoons, some treenware and of course china, esp transferware. As I've gotten older, I've also gotten better about purging things that no longer make my heart sing.

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  17. I haven't been thrifting for a long time...I think it's time to change that! Carla

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  18. The dish looks pretty on your counter and would be terrific on a Thanksgiving table, Mary. (We've already had Thanksgiving in Canada.)

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  19. It is lovely, Mary! The Thrift stores here in Southampton are so pricey, I don't know how they stay open. One just closed as they couldn't make the rent payments, and I know why. They were so overpriced!
    Have a good week!

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  20. Hi Mary,
    I love the covered casserole! It would be so pretty for Thanksgiving dinner. Is that last pic your kitchen or the thrift store? Either way, I love the kitchen. Especiall love the plate rack!

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  21. Beautiful kitchen counter and cabinets.....organized and looks fabulous! Love it! You inspire me!!

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  22. How I wish I lived near that shop of yours! Love your kitchen decor:)

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  23. OMG. $8?! Gorgeous. What a steal. Ideal for fall and perfect in your kitchen.

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