Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My Nifty Thrifty Find

Linda over at Coastal Charm is having her first meme party!! I'm so excited to participate!!  Here is my Nifty Thrifty find.....
I love these plates! About 15 years ago, a friend and I were out thrift store shopping, while in Goodwill we both spotted these plates at the same time! Being the good friends that we are, (both of us not going to give them up, can you say stubborn!) LOL, we decided to split them up. They were priced at .25 a piece, yep a quarter!! I have since used them for decorating purposes. Here is a picture of them being displayed over a picture in my bedroom.
I recently did a tablescape with them for Valentine's day. The vintage tablecloth  is another find from an antiques market. I like the romantic look of it all.
Thank you again to Linda over at Coastal Charm for this new meme party. If you would like to see more thirfty treasures please visit her blog.  This new party is held on Tuesday's, so join in on the fun!...Michelle

16 comments:

Debbie said...

Now that is a find Michelle! They look great, and you certainly have used them wisely:)

Jane said...

I really like how you hung the plates. 75 cents never looked so good!!
Jane

kim said...

Those are very pretty. Very similar to the ones I inherited from my grandmother.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello my friend...

Oooh...I love all beautiful plates! Hehe! I also love decorating with them...these pretty plates look gorgeous on your wall! What a great thrifty find at just a quarter! My Grandma's dishes were the same pattern as the little plate that you had in the middle! I noticed that you used them in your beautiful Valentine's Day tablescape...sooo pretty! Ohhh...and I love, love, LOVE that large silver and glass container that you have on that little table...it's fabulous!!! I just love things like that! Ohhh..and I nearly forgot...but I just adore that beautiful vintage tableclot...it's very pretty!!!

Well dear lady, thank you so much for coming by and visiting in my Tea Rose bedroom! I really enjoyed your sweet note and generous compliments! Thank you!!!

Have a wonderful day...
Chari @Happy To Design

Linda said...

The plates are so pretty and what a great find. I love your tablescape, it looks so sweet and what a wonderful vintage tablecloth...hugs, Linda

Judi said...

I have always been attracted to plates too! I think I may have the same plates or some similar!! They look just as great as any framed picture I think! Judi

Angie said...

25 cents well spent! I think I may have one of those plates in my collection, too. They look familiar! You have such a cute blog!

Hugs ~ Angie

Rettabug said...

How nice that you & your friend were able to reach a compromise & now can borrow from each other if you need the full amount. Cool!!

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

What a beautiful, thrifty find!

Blessings, Grace

marmielu said...

I just love the 25 cents apiece! Don't you love it! I really like your table for Valentine's Day.
Mary Lou

Linda said...

Michelle,
I love how you displayed your 25 cents plates...they look outstanding with your picture! Thanks for coming to my first NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS party...I hope to see you here next week:)

Blessings,
Linda

Susan said...

Omg just 75 cents for those beautiful plates!! What a find!!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

What a lovely plate. I love how you have them displayed on the wall. Hmmmm.... I have been inspired to maybe do this too! Price was right!!

HollyC said...

What a great find!! Wow! I'm never lucky enough to find things like that! I'm glad you stopped by for a visit Beneath The Big Oak! I'm following you now and look forward to visiting with you! Thanks for sharing your beautiful plates with us!
~Holly

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Beautiful and what a great vintage cloth!! Thanks for visiting:-)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Its hard to imagine that much beauty having such a cheap price.. Beautiful plate and I love how you choose to display it.