Sunday, July 18, 2010

Thrifty finds In Black and White

I had fun doing a post on thrifting so I thought I would do one on the black and white treasures that I have found. Black and white are a staple in my decorating arsenal so when I find something in either one of these colors I am drawn to it. The first item I found was from Goodwill or GW’s website and I actually bid on it. They run it just like e-bay but you have to be careful because their shipping cost are really pretty high so it has to be worth it to you to bid on something.
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These came in a pair and you know how unusual it is to find glass items in good condition in pairs. These are actually the deepest darkest purple but they totally read as black. They look amazing with pink flowers in them or just plain white roses. These now reside in my kitchen glass front cupboard.
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The sugar and creamer were actually a gift from my dear friend Deb of Confessions Of A Plate Addict. I found the matching covered dish that I use for Equal on one of my thrifting escapades. I love the little white balls and the embossed grape pattern. These sit by my coffee pot and they add a freshness to that area.
garage sale treasures 042garage sale treasures 044I found this at GW’s, it is a cute pressed glass basket that I put little hand towels for my guest.
garage sale treasures 011 I have a pair of these found at an garage sale. I think they are 1940’s vintage because of the shape.
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I found these gorgeous Wedgwood dishes at GW’s. I must admit I did a happy dance and started piling them in my little basket. I got eight plates, nine soup bowls, eight dessert plates,six salad plates. They were all $1.99 each. I could not believe it. I used these for my Thanksgiving table last year and they are in my cupboard for every day use along with my other white dishes. This is when treasure hunting pays off!!!
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white milk glass rose bowl 003 These last two white items I had in my previous post on thrifting but since they are white I thought I would add them to this post. When you go thrifting what colors are you drawn too? 
“Enjoy the Process” Of':
Finding treasures at bargain prices in your favorite colors!
Kathysue

33 comments:

Marcus Design said...

Oh! You always find the best little treasures! Very cool that GW has a website, I did not know this! But what I would really wish for is to tag along with you and go thrifting one day, wouldn't that be amazing?! And you know how much I am drawn to black and white :)
Nancy

vignette design said...

Great finds Kathysue! I especially like the black/purple urns. And your Wedgwood dishes are fantastic!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Kathysue! I am so happy that you are enjoying the sugar and creamer! They just had your name on them! I love your dark purple vases...really thought they were black! They look so pretty in your kitchen! And your Wedgewood plates..an absolute steal!! Just gorgeous, too! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Mary Ellen said...

Oh I do love those milk glass pieces and the basket is stunning!! You will have a blast finding all the ways to use that basket I bet!!

bee blessed
mary

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow Kathysue, you really hit the jackpot. Love them all. Such pretty pieces and the designs are all so lovely. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Anita said...

Wedgwood for $1.99 each?????? Not fair!! I love all your finds, but especially those!!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

You always seek out such a cool finds, Kathysue! Hope your weekend was a blast! xo

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Great finds, Kathysue. And I do love all of your black & white. So timeless and so current, too!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I love the glass "trophy" vessels. You are a really fantastic bargin hunter! And, I had no idea GW had a web site for bidding.

I have no doubt that if you ever hold a tag sale...people will line up for blocks!!!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I like the way the black pieces pop against the white in your cabinet.

You are so right about pairs being hard to come by. A while back I spotted two black urns together at an antique store. They would have been $80 for the pair, but they would have been perfect for my dining room. When I went back they were gone.

Leah said...

Wow great finds! I just love thrifting, you never know what you will find!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Such great things...my favorite, the Wedgewood...love that!

Rene said...

You found so many great things. Love that Wedgwood.

-Rene

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your finds, Kathysue. Those vases really do look black especially on the computer screen. Love your vignettes and what beautiful Wedgwood. Been missing you at my blog and I have a giveaway going on for Lisa Leonard jewelry.

Averill said...

I love the black urns in particular! They look fantastic in your cabinets.

Rick said...

Love the black and white post. Why are we so drawn to black and white? I, like you, love anything black and white, especially with checks. The combo of your marble, toile and faucet handles in your guest bath is delightful.

Rick said...

BTW...the last post from "Rick" posted in error since I am on my husbands computer. My address and website is diane.onlinefabricstore@gmail.com. Please vist and link to my fabric site and accompanying blog at www.onlinefabricstore.com sorry for the goof...technology seems to get me every time!

Gypsy Heart said...

I love black & white ~ always on the lookout for it. I have those same place mats too! :-) The dishes are gorgeous ~ quite a bargain. Thanks for sharing all your treasures.

Have a wonderful week!
Pat

Privet and Holly said...

Right now, I'm on the
look-out for pewter or
silver items and also
blue and white or just
white or cream. Not
exactly a narrow focus,
I know! I can't wait
to check out the GW
website; I'd planned
to do it a while back,
but forgot. YOU certainly
have an eye for value ~
beautiful AND a bargain!
Love the trophy vessels!
xx Suzanne

La Dolfina said...

I had no idea that the Goodwill had a website!
I stopped in a GW on Sat. in Livermore and was totally shocked at how high the prices were. The guy there told me that things come priced from the distribution center in Oakland.
I much prefer The Salvation Army.
Of course I love your finds and you are a great bargain huntress!!! Your vase misses you :)
xo

Sarah said...

I'm a fan of black and white and really enjoyed seeing all your treasures. You've found some terrific buys. Thanks for sharing these photos. ~ Sarah

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Kathysue~ That wedgewood is a GREAT find!!! I would do a happy dance too!!!
Kristin

Tracey said...

Hi Kathysue! You scored some really lovely things!!! Everything looks wonderful!!! I didn't know you could buy stuff online for GW...how fun!

Hugs ~

:) T

Staci Edwards Design said...

Darling little finds!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

You really are great at finding treasures! I really like your white sugar/creamer/bowl....so fresh and pretty.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Kathysue, I love black & white, too! Everything is so pretty - but those Wedgewood plates - holy cow - they are gorgeous. I never can figure out why someone would get rid of something like that??!! Lucky you! Linda

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Kathysue, those are some great finds, esp. that Wedgewood dinner ware. Wow, gorgeous! You know I love my yardsale & thrifted dishes, in colors of gray, white & aqua. I have had a lot of fun collecting too.

Glad you had a great time on your blog beach trip. I hope you'll share more about that too.

Kerri said...

Wow, I've never seen black glass like yours, what great finds! Love your thrifted treasures. K xx

Low Tide High Style said...

I need to go thrifting with you! What amazing finds, and that Wedgwood China...such a find! Those purple/black vases are gorgeous!

When I go thrifting I seem to gravitate towards aqua, white, and silver pieces. But I've been a good girl and haven't been thrifting for awhile! Hmm, maybe I should be bad sometime this week!

Thank you for your sweet comment about my kayaking post!

Kat :)

Emily A. Clark said...

Great finds! Can you believe as much as I love Goodwill that I've never tried shopping online from there? I'm probably too cheap to pay S&H anyway :)

Blooming Rose Musings said...

You are a person after my own heart! I love thrifting. You have outdone yourself! This is
the best treasure hunting I've seen in a long time...congratulations on all your finds. Wedgewood for $1.99!!!! All the black and white is fabulous. Superb!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

By the way, I have been enjoying your blog and became a follower. My little icon is missing so it only shows in silhouette. I'm a fairly new blogger and I would love you to stop by and say hello when you have a chance. Enjoying your blog!

Cashon&Co said...

I had no idea goodwill had a website!!? Oh I am off to check it out!