Friday, August 13, 2010

Fun finds and a tale to tell

My daughter has been gone the past couple of days and so Little Companion and I have taken the opportunity to see The Karate Kid, we went to the splash pad, and of course have had massive thrifting fun!

Now, while we were at the Goodwill store we came across some plates. There were 4 plates, 3 salad plates, and a round platter.  These are vintage Noritake Craftone in the Buttercup pattern, they are dishwasher and oven safe. Do you think that means they are microwave safe? Okay, anyway, Little Companion and I thought they were pretty and would be nice to use occasionally. 

I originally put 2 dinner plates and 2 salad plates in my basket and walked away. I had one set for me and one for Little Companion, enough right?

I got about halfway down the isle and figured that my daughter might just join us in using these plates and so I hustled back and got another plate and salad plate. Well, at that point there was only one plate left so I just put it in my basket too. I drew the line at the platter thinking this will just be a casual little setting, I wasn't paying the extra $1.49 for the platter, no way. 

So... I'm minding my own business, strolling around with my goods safely tucked in my basket when, while rounding a corner, a lady peers into my basket and starts talking to me about how lovely the plates were. I asked her if she liked to tablescape and she affirmed that she did indeed! While chatting she informed me there was a platter that I really should get to go with the plates. She suggested using candles on the platter as a centerpiece and she was so very nice...

Okay ... so I forked out the extra $1.49 and got the platter. 

It is a very happy platter!


Shelia said...

Hi Valerie! OH, your dishes are so gorgeous! I love them. You could look on Ebay or to add to them if you want to.
I love the pattern.
Thanks so much for popping in to see me and thank you for thinking little Carter looks like me!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my, these plates are so pretty. Glad you went back for the platter. Noritake for $1.49 is a steal!


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Well I am glad you shucked out the extra 1.49! You would be thinking about it if you hadn't!!

BECKY said...

Love your finds, gal! The yellow is just so cheery, and the flowers are lovely! I would have had to get the platter, too!! ;o)

Hugs to you gal! Hope your weekend is going well!

Vicki said...

That is a happy platter and happy dishes, too!! Love them, such a pretty color of yellow, Valerie!! You all will enjoy eating from them~have a happy, happy week~Vicki

Candace said...

Very pretty, and such a good value, too. I think the lady did you a favor and you'll be glad that you went back 1 more time, lol.

Kim said...

What a lovely pattern on those dishes Valerie.I can't believe you paid as little for them as you did. You definately did the rignt thing in letting that very nice lady twist your arm and talk you into buying the platter. I know you would have regretted it the minute you got home if you hadn't added it to your cart.