Monday, June 17, 2013

Thrift Report

Happy Monday, friends!  I didn't do a ton of thrifting this week, but I did have a couple of really good finds that I wanted to share.

First, this huge, gorgeous brass tray:


This is the second enormous brass tray I've acquired in the last month. My mom found another one recently, which is even bigger and heavier, but I haven't been able to list it in the shop because I can't find a box big enough to ship it! ;)  My mom's version was definitely meant to be a table top, but I'm not sure about the one above. It's very similar to the tray tables I've seen, but it also has a built-in hook on the back, so it may have been meant as a wall hanging all along. Either way, I LOVE it!


I'm really drawn to the Moroccan-themed design -- so on trend right now.


Then, switching gears completely, I found this huge set of Cathay by Taylorstone dinnerware.



I normally avoid dinnerware (hard to pack and ship!) but I have always been fond of this atomic-era pattern, and there was so much of it available that I was able to assemble a fairly large set with chip- and crack-free pieces.


Are you a fan of this super retro pattern?



Linking with:

A Living Space
The Cottage Market
Knick of Time
The Dedicated House
The Joyful Thrifter

29 comments:

  1. LOVE IT! I usually don't buy sets either, but that is too great not to purchase!

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    1. I know, right? You should have seen the face of the guy manning the cash register when I rolled up with about 40 pieces of dishware. He actually sighed and rolled his eyes. Ha!

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  2. Oh those dishes!!!!!!! sooo awesome!!!

    Smiles,
    Rachael
    The Joyful Thrifter

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    1. Thanks, Rachael! I was really happy with the find!

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  3. Hey you!!! Long time no talk!! I love that brass tray!! It reminds me of the one that I spotted at my favorite shop! And those dishes are absolutely perfect with a capital P!!! I hope you are well! Have a great week!!! Nicole

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! Maybe you should run back and snap up that tray! LOL. Take care!

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  4. Love the dish set. I agree about the packing and shipping of dishes but I would have grabbed that set too! Love the brass tray.

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    1. Thanks, Francine. I really debated on the dishes, but in the end I couldn't leave them behind in the thrift store jungle. ;)

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  5. The tray is great on the wall! And I AM a fan of the retro pattern dishes. :)

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    1. Thanks! It's just on the wall for photo purposes, but I'm tempted (of course) to keep it. And somehow I'm not surprised that you like retro dishes! ;)

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  6. i LOVE the retro pattern- it reminds me of the old Bewitched for some reason, haha!

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Ha -- that's hilarious! And weirdly, I actually came across an old episode of Bewitched as I was flipping channels last night. Creepy!

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  7. WOW.....LOVE the tray Heather...gorgeous!!!!

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  8. Fabulous dishes! I can't resist dishes either and have way too many sets. Great tray also.

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    1. It's like a disease, this dish collecting thing, isn't it? ;) Thanks for stopping by, Pam!

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  9. The dishes are great! So mid-century and cool. I know what you mean about dish sets being hard to sell. But that one is so awesome I'm sure somebody will pick it up fast!

    -Melissa @Scavenger Hunt

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  10. Ooooo! Those dishes are awesome! I saw some at an auction a few weeks ago, and have regretted not getting them.
    My Grandma had one of those huge brass thingies too. Not sure what she used it for but it was pretty. :-)

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    1. Ha...those huge brass thingies used to be pretty popular, I guess. ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. hey doll.i am ur new follower!and those cool antiques.........the dishes in the last pic seems cool...

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  12. I am a fan of the dinnerware. I have a weakness for Temporama which looks a lot like this! That huge brass tray is gorgeous! I still regret passing on a huge one a while back. Next time!

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    1. I love Temporama too! I NEVER find it, though. Don't be too sad about the tray...they are monsters to ship! :)

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  13. The dinnerware is great I also like the cabinet you have under the brass tray I'm on the look out for something like it.
    Denise

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    1. Thanks, Denise. That cabinet piece was actually a SUPER lucky yard sale find from about 6 years ago. I think I paid a whopping $20 for it!

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  14. Super cute pattern. My granny's "good china" (that I inherited when she passed) is star glow pattern. This pattern has an element that is similar, so I have a little sentimentality towards it. Nice find!

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    1. Oh, I LOVE Star Glow! One of my faves -- even more than this pattern. :)

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  15. Gorgeous as always! : ) Hugs...so glad to see you back with us : )

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