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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Thrifty Treasures and Some Pretty Things

While this was not an overly lucrative week finding inexpensive items, I did find what I thought were some very pretty things.

soup tureen

I never seem to have very good luck at the local Goodwill Store, but I spotted this soup tureen   first thing when I went back into the home area. Its not pure white, but it’s not a not a true cream, either. It will blend well with the white dishes you see  in the background on  the bottom shelf of my china cabinet. I paid $5.95 for it and have the option of using it alone or leaving it on the small tray it is currently sitting on.

 

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I think I’ll end up putting it in on the middle of the bottom shelf of the cabinet, where theplatter is now located.

 

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These are rolled up cabbage leaves that I will be using as placemats. I found them at a small shop when I was in Iowa last weekend. They were $2.00 each.

cabbage leaf

 

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I just placed some dinnerware on it to show you what it could look like when I DO set a table!

 

trug

This little wooden box is known as a trug. I have no idea what this was used for. I found it for $8.00 in my favorite shop in Tipp City. It’s in my laundry room right now, with all of my gardening decor. I guess it could be used as an organizational box of some sort. Dump in some desk supplies, maybe?

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My favorite find of the week was this crystal liquor carafe and four glasses. I placed them on a silver tray that I already had and set it all on the dining room server.

 

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It’s obviously not the quality of the Waterford crystal you see above it on the middle shelf, but I like it, just the same. I paid a mere $18.00 for all five pieces.

 

Stop by Rhoda’s blog to see what she and others have posted for Monday’s party.

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72 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

All fabulous finds. I especially like the tureen!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

WOW!!! The tureen is gorgeous, and a real steal! :) I like the carafe and glasses a lot too. Adorable (!) cabbage leaves. ;) Visiting from Rhoda's party. :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Love, love that soup tureen, that's my fave. And the box too with the compartments is pretty cool. You did great! Oh, and I have 4 of those cabbage leaves too that someone gave me. They work so well with my green dishes.

The Lazy Peacock said...

Fabulous finds, love the tureen! You are so lucky to have found it at Goodwill, and what an amazing price.

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

oh my goodness, that tureen is gorgeous! Wow, and I really like your dining table too! :)

Create in me a clean heart O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 said...

Cute soup tureen! What a bargain!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I think everything you got is lovely, but I especially like the soup tureen. I think it looks great on the table.

Blue Creek Home said...

I absolutely love the cabbage leaves. And the crystal decanter set is very nice.
Rhonda

~~Carol~~ said...

I love the tureen, but I REALLY love those leaf placemats! How unique, and your dishes look so pretty on them! The trug is great too, and has so many possibilities. Definitely something to help cut down on clutter!

Cheap&Sweet said...

Your home is so pretty love the soup tureen! And thanks for visiting my blog, I'm glad you like "the chair" as my very first project I'm absolutely bursting with pride.

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Lots of pretty things! Love the tureen and the cabbage leaves look so cute rolled up!

Shelia said...

Hi Sue! Oh, I want to go shopping with you! Such lovely things. I love your beautiful tureen! Those cabbage leaves are wonderful. And your crystal things - beautifulness!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Lori E said...

Question: what are the cabbage leaves made out of? Just fabric?

Answer to your question: Your wooden "trug" is for starting plants in. Not really a trug. Trugs are have no dividers and are handled trays for collecting produce from the garden. Essentially a basket.

Rhonda in OK said...

Hi Sue
the cabbage placemats are so nice! I think they would look great in the fall too.
and so what if your crystal is not Waterford? expensive things make me too nervous to use them.
I hope you enjoy all your treasures

Sandra said...

Hello! I just wanted to tell you that I love the soup tureen you found! What a great find!
Thank you for sharing with us.
Blessings,
Sandra

Linda said...

Great finds - especially the tureen - love it! Linda

Amy Lynne said...

I love that tureen! It is so pretty! Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

The tureen is wonderful! This is my first visit to your blog and I am certainly going to follow it now. Thanks.

Charla

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sue, I think that tureen is great! I love the contrast with your black hutch and dark table. Also love the cabbage leaf placemats! I have not seen anything quite like those before. Looks great under the plates. I don't know....I think you did pretty well this weekend!
Hugs~Patti

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sue.... Make sure you check out my finished hutch!
~Patti

Kathy said...

I love the cabbage leaves... I also have those ! I use them to display jewelry on in the fall at my annual /Show. Your Tureen is beautiful...xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

the undomesticated wife said...

I love the cabbage leaves...those are so fun and funky! Never have seen anything like it!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Awesome finds! I love that soup tureen and love love love that wooden box!!

SamiG said...

The cabbage leaf place mats are adorable. Good job thrifting. I am looking for a similar tureen, but haven't found one that is intact yet.

Samantha

Jo said...

I love your new goodies!

Jo

marmielu said...

Wow! You found some beautiful things. I couldn't pick a favorite - I like them all. Those cabbage leaves are really interesting, and I like they way they look under the dinnerware.
I love your dining room, too. Very nicely done.
Thanks for stopping at my blog.
Mary Lou

Kammy said...

Great job ! I love at that tureen and never have I see one sooooooo cheap ! Those cabbage leaf placemats are sweeeeeeet ! I am jealous, I must go...LOL
Hugs ~ Kammy

Shauna said...

I love the soup tureen. Those cabbage leaves look good just rolled up! I've never seen any of those before

susan said...

Sue, Thanks for visiting! Of course, I did not prime. I had no intention of doing it until after the wedding and was coerced! Besides, there a million nooks and crannys in the wrought iron! I LOVE your soup tureen. I have seen boxes like yours used to hold napkins, silverware, condiments, etc. in table settings. I love it! ps..I clicked your "follow" button!Keep posting!

Tracey The AVON Lady said...

Wow, I love the soup tureen that you found. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog!

Carmen said...

I love that tureen! And the cabbage leaf placemats...too cute!!! Actually I like everything you found. :)

Bonnie said...

OMG Sue! I don't know where to begin.
1. I love your hutch! The black with orange knobs, gorgeous! Really sets off your white dishes.
2.Soup Tureen, beautiful.
3.Those cabbage leaves with your dishes, soooo cute! Can't wait to see a whole table setting with them!
And as for my foil pictures...thought I would repair and repaint the frames black. They should look nice on my green walls. What do ya think? What would YOU do?

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

$5.95 for that tureen...WOW!

Love the cabbage leaves...have been looking for some myslef for a couple of years but I haven't been able to find them for under $10 a leaf...great buy!

You could put juice glasses in your trug & use them to store office supplies.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Oh Ms. Sue...you found some amazing stuff! That soup tureen is gorgeous...and HUGE. And the wooden box is absolutely adorable. It would make a wonderful organizer for craft supplies!

~Amanda

Jennifer Poppy said...

Ooh, I love your finds! Could you use that tray thingy to hold votive candle holders with tealights & flowers in it (for a centerpiece)?

Thanks for dropping by Poppyseeds!

Carrie said...

All your selections are excellent designs!
Sue,
Also, I noticed in the last photo that the compote on the top shelf is just the same as one I have and posted about recently:
http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com/2009/07/footed-bowls-or-compotes.html
All my best to you,
Carrie

Rhonda said...

Love the tureen! Great finds!

Lou Cinda said...

I am LOVING that soup tureen!!! LOVE IT!! I have a thing for them, and to have gotten it for that cheap is awesome!!!

Want it!

Lou Cinda :)

Cher said...

I have NEVER found anything that good at our Goodwill...of course, that doesn't stop me from looking. Looking is half the fun. Finding is the other half!

Want to say thanks for the kind words and support. It is very much appreciated.

The Texas Woman

Empty Nest Full Life said...

That soup tureen is my favorite, and thanks for your comment. I laughed so hard, especially when I could visualize the dancing chickens. Didn't quiet think of that when I took the picture, but thanks for the fun. Jackie

Kelli said...

Everything is lovely. The soup tureen is my favorite find!! The glass egg you commented on was actually from Bermuda's glass blowing studio. While my husband was in a wedding there, he visited the studio was able to watch the pieces he chose be made right in front of him. I love it!! Thanks for the comment on JOY!!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Hi Sue, I started to leave you a comment earlier this afternoon and all of a sudden my computer went haywire! I love that soup tureen and found one very similar at my GW last winter. I have mine sitting on my hutch right now. I also love those cabbage leave placemats and used to sell them. My mother corrected me and said they were actually collard leaves! I think she's right! :) My favorite find of yours today are those yummy crystal glasses. So pretty. I still need to email you more about WLW!

Bill said...

Hi Sue,
I like ALL your finds! The carafe and glasses look very elegant -- they may be my favorite of what you showed us today. Thank you so much for the kind, encouraging comments! I always love hearing from you ...
Bye for now,
Bill

Alicia said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Sue and thanks for the idea of doing a wine/trivet vignette. Thats a great idea! I love the tureen and the cabbage leaves, they look beautiful under the dishes and could be great for and Easter table. Take care, I'm off to look around your blog and take a look at all your other treasures.
Alicia with Titere con Bonete

VintageSunshine said...

Thanks for the nice comment! I love those cabbage leaves!
...I checked my links...I'm not sure what you mean is wrong with them?

K Lynne Designs said...

That soup tureen is jut gorgeous! I am always on the lookout for one, but have yet to see one yet =).

I love the idea of the cabbage leaves as place mats - that is such a pretty and creative idea!

Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog, I really appreciate it =)!!

Helen Joy said...

I LOVE the tureen! It will look great on that shelf!

Stacey said...

Hi Sue. :) You found some beautiful things. Can't believe what a great deal you got on the soup tureen. I have those cabbage leaf placemats and have really enjoyed them. I bet you will too. Once you start playing with them there's plenty you can do.

Florida Sue said...

Great finds Ethel! I would take that darling little trug and put mini jar/vases in it. One short flower stem per jar from the garden. Perfect!

Florida Sue said...

Oh sue, i almost forgot. I only have a few hens and chicks. I have many different plants from the succulent family. On my last post it was an echeveria. they bloom in the long beautiful spikes. Hens and chicks belong to the succulent group, but they are sempervivums. Yes the dog has Tshirts..no bow ties!

Jessica Morris said...

That soup tureen is SO nice!! Definitely worth $6!! That will be so cute to use when it gets a bit cooler :)
I love your header - it's so cozy looking!
Your pictures are also really nice.

Rue said...

Hi Sue :)

That tureen is a great find! I love all of your finds actually :)

I'm glad you had fun in Iowa. It looks beautiful there.

missed you...

xoxo,
rue

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I simply love those place mats! thanks for your pearls of wisdom that you left over at my post. You were so right.

Cathy said...

Sue...I love all of your goodies...the cabbage leaves and the tureen are my fav's!!! I have been on the hunt for a pretty soup tureen...no luck yet!!!

I did not take that particular pic with my iphone...borrowed it from google;)!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Heather said...

What a great bunch of finds! That soup tureen is beautiful and a great price too.

Nice to meet another A&W fan! He says it like toot I think, but really it kind of sounds like half way between the two. Funny that you say it differently!

Thanks for stopping by,
Heather

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Oooooo, I love the tureen and the wooden box. So pretty! I'd say you did great!
~Michelle

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I absolutely love the soup tureen. Way to go on finding such a treasure! I would have snapped it up too! :)
Carrie

LillyB said...

Hey I love your finds!! Thank you again for the silver cleaner tip!
Love your blog!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Dear Girlie!

Oh WOW!!!! I can't believe your great finds. Love that tureen! Lovely! I wish my daughter lived close to you....she's the queen of decorating little boxes.......I don't know how she comes up with all the great ideas but they're just too darn cute.

Loved those little leafy things too. I wish I had them too. I've never seen them before! They'd be right up my alley. I'm a simple girl. :-) Don't tell anybody, but unless it's an occasion........I don't do FANCY!

Big hugs,
Spencer

Twice as Nice said...

Thanks for stopping by today. You got a lot of great things. Twin and I never seem to have great luck at yard sales and thrift stores like a lot of others do. Could be because we're from a small town and not a big city.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Those cabbage rolls just stopped me right in my tracks! I love them! Makes me think of Easter...and bunnies...smiles~

Brenda said...

Oh yes, the soup tureen is gorgeous! I'd have snapped that up myself. I love the idea of the cabbage leaves. I'd never have thought of that one. I never seem to find anything in Goodwill. But I make up for it every where else!
Brenda

Rhonda said...

Hi Sue,
I've posted a link to a free magazine! Don't wait they go fast sometimes!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Sue

Glad you're back! I love that tureen and the crystal decanter ...they were both steals at those prices!

I feel so sad about Waterford closing the factory in Ireland. I'm glad I got to see it once.

Hugs, Pat

Bill said...

Hi Sue,
Just stopping by again to say thanks for the nice comments. Looking forward to your next post ...

Bye for now,
Bill

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your finds are wonderful. I love everything you bought! But I really love your table and hutch. Such an inviting room. laurie

bj said...

What a great Goodwill find. I love it! Love the cabbage placemats, too. They will be so cute in a tablescape.
Like Laurie..I love your hutch and now I want an old scale to sit my Target birds on!! :O)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Sue,

Thanks so much for stopping by earlier and leaving such a sweet message, It's so nice to have so many sweet blogging friends praying for my sister!

I see you made out really well on your treasure hunting trip! Such neat goodies! The tureen is sooo pretty!
I was at the G/W just yesterday and saw a pretty white tureen too! I didn't look at it real close, I don't think it was near as pretty as your find!
But maybe I'll go back tommorrow for a closer look!! Who knows it might still be there!

Thanks for the peek at your treasure trove!
Hugs, Sherri:)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Gorgeous bargains! That tureen is delightful -- love the quirky shape, and the creamy color.

But I am IN LOVE with your dining room wallpaper. It's fantastic -- caught my eye right away. If I could EVER convince Howard to launch another wallpapering project, I'd love to do our dining room in a similar pattern. Lovely!
Cass

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Great things Sue! And I love the tureen you found. I have a huge white "cabbage" bowl that I bought years ago that is a soup tureen. Have you ever actually used a tureen? LOL..I haven't. Maybe I will try and have some dinner guest this Fall and serve soup from my old tureen. Hope you are having a super sweet week. ~ Lynn

Twice as Nice said...

I just love the white dishes. We are doing a big redo on our house and I would love to get some white dishes for the kitchen.
Thanks so much for visiting our blog. We love meeting people. As far as vinyl things for the walls for the home yes, we have some GREAT ideas. Going to Twin's tonight and will be spending most of the weekend together. Our office is at her house and I work 4 days a week so we don't always have as much time as we would like. We will be posting some of our new stuff in the next few days. Have a great week :o)

Adrienne said...

i love the box best of all! great finds this week!