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Friday, April 11, 2008

THE THRILL OF THE HUNT...there's nothing like it !


While I was out doing errands this afternoon, I stopped at my favorite THRIFT haunt...

If I find something GOOD........I call the shop "JUNQUE PARADISE"......
If I DON'T find anything I just love......then it is "JUNK...PERIOD!" :)

TODAY, IT IS "JUNQUE PARADISE".....
I saw this BEAUTY from across the shop the minute I stepped inside the door....

Isn't it so pretty?

Can you see the CROWN and ENGLAND on it?
That has GOT to mean that it's GOOD....right?
(remember now, ladies..
TONY BLAIR is English!
*sigh *swoon*
faint *dream *giggle *roll eyes *slober


and...can you see that it was $4.95 ? FOUR DOLLARS and NINETY-FIVE CENTS!

Oh, my gosh.................. I almost ripped my purse to death getting my check book out!!

BUT WAIT....there's another piece, right beside it....At this point, I am totally EXCITED.....like wetting my pants excited. Ever had that feeling? And, don't you just love it...the hands shake, the forehead sweats, your ears start ringing.....

What is this smaller bowl for? It has an opening for a ladle but it seems awfully small for GRAVY.......any idea?
It's also from ENGLAND.....

and can you see the $3.95 price I paid for it??

I would say this was my LUCKY DAY......

Aren't they a lovely set? For $9.00? Oh, my......
and.....can you guess WHERE I put them.....
...... instantly? I'll bet Lucy can guess..... :)

They fit right in with all my other blue dishes (so sorry, Mary...I ALMOST felt guilty buying these when I KNOW how much you love BLUE DISHES...)

...and were just perfect for the cake holder on the mantle in the dining room.

I had a super day thrifting....and since I seem to NEVER be satisfied, I am glad I saved the other shops for another day.....
BLESSINGS,
bj

28 comments:

Beverly said...

Wow, BJ! They are just perfect for your space on your mantle. I love the blue design.

I can't tell by the picture exactly how small the dish is, but it could be a sugar dish with an opening for the spoon.

Thanks for sharing you junque adventure for the day.

Amelia said...

What a glorious find. Do you suppose the small one with a place for the ladle is a jam bowl...like for the jam they would use on scones?

They certainly look great at your place.

Amelia in Oklahoma

Anita said...

Wow!! It seems these were MEANT for your house!! Such wonderful finds...

have a wonderful weekend! :)

Kathleen Grace said...

Good Morning BJ! You are my first stop this morning and many mornings because you just start the day off right:>) You got great things! I love the colors and covered dishes are great for all kinds of things. Maybe the small one is a sauce boat. Have a great weekend!
Hugs
kathy

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I sure hope you didn't knock over too many ladies on your dash to grab them before anyone else did!!!

They are spectacular!

You ard Mary have some explaining to my husband about this new interest in dishes I am starting to have!

:-) Rosie

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

What wonderful treasures! And the price was right, huh? Congrats on your find.

Brenda said...

OMG girl i am so happy for you, but almost sick at my stomach. those are so beautiful and I have never found a thing like that in my shop. you sure got your self some treasures,but a sweetie like you deserve them!

Debbie from NJ said...

Wow, BJ what great finds! They look great on your mantle. I would be excited too!
The small one does look like it could be for sugar, or some type of sauce as someone mentioned. Fabulous! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your lovely finds, they are just gorgeous. Also Happy Anniversary!!!!!!! Enjoy, Janie

Adrienne said...

Perfect place for your gorgeous new pieces. I wouldn't have left them there, either. They are such treasures. I think I should leave things here at home unfinished and head to the thrift store!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. Yes, we should start collecting windows. I have ONE! Does that count? It would be perfect for either a skylight or the one that opens above the door. My sweetheart isn't too thrilled with my thoughts on that. He sees where it's headed. Do you think I could just collect windows and build it myself? Why not? Martha would!
~Adrienne~

PAT said...

Absolutely wonderful finds, BJ! And you found the perfect way to display them!

Pat

Wendy said...

Gorgeous!!! And its one of those deals that every time you walk by it you get that excited feeling all over again!! They look perfect on your stand!!!....Ok now I gotta go find me a junk shop!! Have a Blessed day my friend!~Wendy

Picket said...

Great finds BJ!!!! They are beauiful...I love how you describe your 'hunt'! lol Hope you are having a wonderful Friday my friend!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

BJ, Can I come shopping with you? I never find great things like that at my thifts....I love them both!
Hugs,
Penny
p.s. I am having my 200th post giveaway! Come on over :-)

Holly (Nickname) said...

oh my goodness BJ!
I almost needed a "depends" reading this...I was laughing so hard!
Perhaps the little opening can be used for an IV drip for your favorite whatever!! No need for traditional usage options here... Re-purpose that baby..make it useful!
Thanks for asking about me.. I have been so busy working and painting that I have not had any time for my blog..I will try to post this weekend so we can catch up on the latest. I miss you too!!!
xxxooo Holly ( Ruth)

Cottage Contessa said...

ooohhhhh yeah! There's nothing like the thrill of the hunt is there? You made a great score today sweetie, I love them both and they look terrific where you've placed them too! Have a wonderful weekend BJ!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Donna said...

BJ ~ I love the bowls! What a find. It makes me want to go out right now and search for a hidden treasure. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

You lucky girl!! I love your new dishes and yes, I hope to have that wet your pants feelin' this weekend when I garage sale and flea market!

Michelle

Midlife Mom said...

What a find and what prices! I would call this a red letter day, whatever that means! ha! They look lovely in the cake holder. I need help, do you hire out? I have all of this 'stuff' in cupboards just dying to get out and be looked at and I just don't seem to get at it. Too busy sewing and blogging.....SIGH.... Have a wonderful weekend!!

Mary said...

Wowie-kazowie! Great finds, bj!!! You go, girl. Can't tell from the picture, but maybe the smaller one is a sauceboat? A sugar bowl? Anyway, they're beautiful!
xox,
Mary
and dang, I missed your anniversary -- hope it was happy!!!

Betty said...

What beautiful dishes, BJ. You have the best luck finding pretty things at a thrift shop. Maybe I don't go often enough.

I have something for you on my blog.

Linda said...

BJ...I love these pretties! What wonderful treasures you found and they look great on the cake holder. Could the smaller one be for jams of jellies? Being English, maybe lemon curd...just guessing. Have a beautiful weekend...hugs, Linda

Maggie Ann said...

How beautiful!!! I'm enjoying stopping by...

Teresa said...

Great find and a perfect fit!! You go girl!!

NnN said...

GREAT finds!!! I love blue and white too! And those are wonderful pieces, they will look great any where you put them, for sure!!

Rhondi said...

What a deal those dishes are! The smaller one could be a sugar bowl. It was hard to see the marking in the photo but they could be old. If you tire of them I'll be glad to take them off your hands for you! Lucky you.
Rhondi xo

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hi BJ! Those blue dishes are beautiful! and your description of ripping open your purse, filled with excitement rings true for me too! haa! Many times, I have felt that thrilling, heart pounding, am I dreaming, hurry up before she realizes it's mismarked feeling! haa! Love also the latest post with the bear. That says it all sometimes too. Swing on by...I just started a blog too! Take care. ~ Laurie

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Just have to say what a wonderful blessing it was for me to see your blessings in the form of the most fantastic thrift store finds I've ever seen!