The Sally Ann thrift store (aka The Salvation Army) in Dartmouth is turning into my favourite shop to find interesting things.
The people there are very helpful and will go out of their way to help you find something and make sure your items are well -wrapped before leaving the store.
On Monday past I picked up these little gems.
First, a 'chintz' plate. It was obviously part of a tiered dessert set of trays.....thus the hole in the middle. There is something very warm and cozy about 'chintz' pieces that I have always liked. Plus it was only $1.99.
The marking on the back of this plate shows a date and where it was made.
I hesitated before I bought the next two items.
However, one had the remains of a 'sticker' on it of which I am always a sucker. Also they were very light weight, unlike most 'mugs'. And they were made in Japan. When I saw the price they were mine.....49 cents each!!!
The next two casserole dishes, each with covers, caught my eye immediately because of the patterns which didn't look familiar at all. The first one is Pyrex and made in England. It was $3.99.
The next casserole was made by Federal Glass. I really liked the crisp floral design. It was $1.99.
I am having second thoughts about the covers for these casseroles. They fit okay but just don't look like the originals. Oh well, they will pass.
Hope you all have a great Saturday and find a few treasures of your own!
One more thing! There is a great 'give-away' going on at http://vonlipisfavorites.blogspot.com/2010/11/totally-awesome-holiday-giveaway.html.
Check it out.