Surprise! Some New Dish Finds! LOL



Welcome to this week's Rednesday and White Wednesday post!

If you saw my Monday tea party post, you know that I really do use all my little odds and ends pretty china dishes that I find thrifting. I love to have a good selection to choose from when having a little get together. And I also use them throughout my house. For example, I don't have soap dishes, I use pretty little china bowls or plates. Same thing with my kitchen scrubbers, they are on a misfit china plate. Spoon rest? It's a small china dish. A misfit teacup is the "grease holder" on my stove. On my nightstand I have a pretty china bowl that I set my glass water carafe in each night. The little princess has a bunch of her hair ribbons in a pretty chipped little china bowl on her dresser.

The point is, I love to use the pretty little misfit pieces. I would much rather use them than a new "made for this or that purpose" dish. And honestly, it has nothing to do with being thrifty. I just love pretty things around me. And I really love pretty OLD 2nd hand treasures. I have dishes on shelves to be used for table settings and what not but, I also use lots of others everyday throughout my home.

Okay, on to my newest little finds.

I got this little set of 3 small plates and 3 bowls made by Homer Laughlin. They were produced from 1945-1956. The flowers have a little blush of robin egg blue in them and the leaves are several different shades of green. Today was a rainy and gloomy day, so the pictures aren't as crisp as they should be.

And see that little napkin they are on? Yup, those are some nasty looking stains. I got this in a bag of linens. The bag was all stapled up so, I couldn't go through each one. But, the price was right so I got it. I'm going to have to really work on this napkin, but that's okay.






This pretty little trio of china plates were made by Home Laughlin as well. These are Eggshell "Georgian" and from what I could find out, were made in 1952.





I picked up these dinner plates (2) and salad plates (2) at a yard sale. I thought the little red birdhouses would make a cute 2 person setting for the warmer months. When I was looking at them at the yard sale, the lady who was having it came over to me and said if I was looking for other matching pieces, she was sorry, but that was all she had left. So, she offered the four pieces to me for .50 cents! Now that some good yard sale pricing! LOL

These are "Garden home" by Corelle.





These two matching creamy white cherub urns were found at a little thirft store in our area. They were .80 cents each. I like that I can use them as vases or candle holders.





Now I realize that this pretty little rose china dish started out it's life as a small ashtray but, I think it will very pretty as either a teabag holder, teaspoon rest or butter pat dish.




I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and thank you for stopping by! OH< I almost forgot! Stop by tomorrow for a new giveaway!!


34 comments :

  1. Wow, such fabulous finds. I love them all. Very pretty designs and each one is so different from the other. Lots of wonderful tablescapes with these. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Well I love them all. I am trying my best to limit my dish buying but I can't help it! I found two great basic green plates at the Thrift yesterday for 50 cents each! A few little rose plates for my Shabby Chic giveaway for 20cents each. Just hard to leave those treasures there. I'm like you I use teacups and saucers to hold stuff, I have for years. I love the pretty and mismatched! We ARE sisters separated at birth.

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  3. Great finds. I see lots of new tablescapes in the future. I'll be eager to see what you do. ~ sarah

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  4. Oh you did good!!! Love all the Homer!! Fiesta is my favorite but these are great!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  5. You did great with your finds!! I love the little cherub vases!! The rose butter pat dish, I have a whole set of those dishes. They are called Moss Rose China!

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  6. So cute the ones with the birdhouse and watering can, if you ever want to unload them, you know where to find me:) Nice finds!

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  7. What wonderful finds. I made a delivery to Goodwill today and came back with some treasures. I'll have to post them. I just love seeing what people find out there to 'recycle'. Great post.

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  8. Diann....I recently picked up some beautiful Homer Laughlin Rhythm china (mine is the London pattern). I just LOVE it and plan to build my Tablescape Thursday post around it this week (worked on that table a bit this afternoon. I love the bowls and plates that you got. I am a huge collector of old linens and know you'll do a great job cleaning those up...my favorite cleaner is Fels Naptha soap.

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  9. Diann, I love using old china for different purposes- I would so hate to see those pretty pieces trashed. Great post!
    xoxo Pattie

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  10. Hi Diann,
    I love all your wonderful dishes and finds.
    The Georgian pattern is the same one my Mom had. I still have a few pieces of it.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  11. Great finds again, Diann! I love the cherub urns and the Homer Laughlin plates are really nice. Did you sign up for my giveaway yet?...Christine

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  12. Lots of great finds. It is fun to use them isn't it?
    Kathy

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  13. What pretty finds! I love the way you mix and match, looks so great. Blessings, Vicky

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  14. Diann, you found some really pretty dishes...love the HL ones in the first picture. The urns are great, too.

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  15. I just love all of your wonderful dishes! Those candleholders are fantastic!!
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  16. Diann, are you running out of room to store china yet? I ran out of room a long time ago, but it still calls my name when I see it. You found some treasures and at such great prices! Won't those little bird house plates be cute during the spring and summer months? laurie

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  17. Very fun finds!!!! Love the set of china that has the colored flowers on it! So delicate!

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  18. Wonderful finds. It's great that you are rescuing all these pieces. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  19. What great finds! I like to "repurpose" old things as well -- hope you'll show us how you've put these treasures to use. I don't know if you've got a special "recipe" to remove stains -- I use a paste of dishwashing detergent and oxyclean and let it dry on the fabric before washing - that's been good to take out many a stain.

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  20. What wonderful treasure finds!!

    I really love the cherub planters! I can just see them all "dolled" up for Christmas or Valentine's Day.
    The last photo is of a piece of Moss Rose. Check out my Tea Tuesday post on Moss Rose!!
    Debbie

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  21. I do the exact same thing as you with the soap dishes. I love using what I have to make my bathroom pretty. I am really loving the first set of dishes. Just beautiful. You scored big time with all your goodies.

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  22. You are a really talented thrifter. Love the pink flower plates. So dainty.

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  23. Hi Diann! Love ALL your beautiful dishes, but what catches my eye most is the Corelle dishes! I love Corelle, and collect it, whenever I come across it now.. LOVE the Garden Home collection! It's the first time I've ever seen it! I love birds too, so I'm going to have to keep a close watch to find some for myself! Very pretty! Happy Rednesday! ~tina

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  24. I like to use unexpected things too, Diann! It just adds so much personality to the home. You always find the best things, and you certainly didn't disappoint this week. I love the Corelle Garden Home dishes, and those cherub urns! I feel a fantastic tablescape coming on!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Carol

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  25. My favorite is that little ashtray. I don't smoke either, but I agree with you that it would make a charming tea bag holder!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  26. Such great finds! I especially love the Georgian plates, so pretty and the Corelle plates with the birdhouses, so adorable!
    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  27. Those are some sweet finds! I have quite a bit of Homer Laughlin Eggshell Georgian but with an entirely different look. The mold was called Eggshell Georgian, but then each decal, color, etc. had another name. I collect Homer Laughlin Eggshell Georgian Blue Marilyn and Yellow Marilyn. Whew! There's a lot to know about collecting dishes.

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  28. What darling plates, Diann. Have I told you before that I collect Homer Laughlin Eggshell Nautilus "Aristocrat" plates? Actually they were given to me years ago by my sister. I love HL! And those Corelle plates are just darling! Happy REDnesday~

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  29. Dear Diann,
    On Monday I went into a thrift store in town and saw the Corelle dishes you showed in the pictures above. I saw your entry earlier today and told my husband we had to go back so I could hopefully buy them. I was so happy because they were still there! I got 4 salad plates and 4 dinner plates. There were not coffee cups or saucers. I paid $2.99 for the 8 pieces. I tried to talk them down, but they didn't give in. Pretty good deal, but not as good as you! I was so excited to share this with you!

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  30. Oooh, what great stuff you got this week! I've never seen that Corelle pattern - it's cute!

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  31. Love me some Homer Laughlin! I believe that pattern is Cashmere.
    Pam

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  32. Such great finds. You're so right about the ashtray. With those notches it would make the perfect spoon rest. It's just to pretty to be an ashtray.

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