Saturday, August 02, 2008

White Pitcher Additions

Going to garage/yards sales is usually always fun and yesterday was no acception. Did not buy a lot of items - but what we bought we were pleased with them.

I have started a collection of white pitchers...ones that I have bought at Goodwill or yards sales. The ones I had were all on the small side - but yesterday that changed - found two large ones - that wanted to come home with us. This is so fragile looking with the tall thin neck part. You can't really see all the detail work from this picture though. It stands 12 inches tall. Pricing was $1.00 - now isn't that a deal.
This picher and bowl is now part of my collection...I had looked at a set similar to this several weeks ago and the seller wanted $10.00 - but I did not want to spend that much on that particular set as it was real plain - not many curves or detail work. When I spotted this one yesterday I knew it was the one for me. Of course, it was all dirty - but it cleaned up great and no chips at all. Price for this - $2.00.

So for a total of $3.00 I added two great items to my collection. They make me happy - oh I know I am probably crazy but that's okay too.

A couple of other things we bought that I thought were great deals was a box of one inch 3 ring dark blue binders. They were plain with no writing on them at all. The box was full (18) and I pulled one out of the box and asked the lady "How much?" - to which she replied she would sell the whole box for $1.00 - yes you read that correctly - just 100 pennies - $1.00. In 17 of the 18 binders there were about 20 plastic page protectors. These notebooks had been set up for a Home and Garden party (you know like Pampered chef or Home Interior sales). So all the pages needs to be removed from the plastic protectors.

You wonder what I am going to do with 18 binders...well I don't know for sure but for $1.00 I will find something. My daughter wants some and DIL wants some - so after sharing with the girls I may not have too many left.

Another good buy was cloth package contained 6 blue and another package contained 7 white ones. Each of the packages were $1.00 each. Since we use cloth napkins at every meal we use quite a few during the week. Plus I like to use a different style/color every day - just like I usually put out different place mats each day. Yes, I do have some strange quirks (God made me this way lol).

After hitting the sales my sweet husband took me to lunch...a wonderful day!


Suzan said...

What great finds! Wish our Goodwill here had good stuff. I surely can't ever find any!!

Michelle said...

It looks like you had lots of fun! Your treasures look nice. I found some today too, but they are still out in the side bags of our Goldwing, and just might stay there until tomorrow.

Thanks for sharing your finds!

Hazel said...

I didn't get out to the sales today but I love your pitchers .The second one really caught my eye its beautiful .Don't you just feel great when you find item's like this .If your anything like myself you could fill those binders with quilt patterns .Thanks for sharing I love looking at garage sale treasures .

Picket said...

Hey girl..I can not believe you got those white pitchers for that! What a steal! A little thrift shopping a dinner to could call that a date!!! lol lol Hope you are having a great weekend!

bj said...

I love your new, old pitchers!
and I love GOODWILL !!! lol
xo bj

Granny Lyn said...

YOu are a great thrifter! That second pitcher and basin are exactly like one I've had since the 70's. mine has a hairline crack in the handle (did I mention I have a lot of kids? tee hee)

Junking and Lunch...sounds like a wonderful day to me!

Jacquie said...

$3.00...only 3. Now that is a bargain and they are beautiful!!!

Norma said...

Those are so delicate, what a great addition to your collection. Great prices too, you did really good. Nice guy, that Leon to go shopping with you and take you to lunch!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Amelia, You found some great items at an even greater price! I absolutely LOVE that first white pitcher! ~Rhonda :)

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PAT said...

Hi Amelia
I just clicked on your name at BJ's when I saw you signed Class of 59.

I have that same second pitcher and bowl. I made it in ceramics in 1976, as my bicentennial project. I'll bet yours was made by someone in a ceramics class, also.

Mine is in my studio/guest room, upstairs. I put potpourri in it. I've used fresh flowers in it also. Most of the people who made this pitcher and bowl used colored glazes like pinks and blues, but I liked the look of the white and so that's what I decided.

Pat Class of '61

PS: When you click my name it will take you to my profile. Clicking on the second link there, will take you to my blog Back Porch Musings.

bj said...

OK, need to do the Embarrassing Songs will have fun doing it. I know I did. Brought back some of my old memories!!
love, bj
Class of '56
tee hee

Wood n' Whimsy said...

Hi Amelia. This is my first time here and I like it. You got a great deal on the pitchers. I'm a pitcher nut. You could always put those binders in a yard sale of your own. Come on by my place for a visit. Prim Hugs and Blessings, Celene

Janera said...

You did great! I also especially love the second pitcher. What treasures you found!

Halcyon said...

I don't think there's anything wrong with collecting things you enjoy or with using cloth napkins.

In fact, I commend you for the cloth napkins. They are better for the environment. :)

PS: I like the signature at the end of each post. Neat addition.