Are We Walking to Alaska

Are We Walking to Alaska
Are We Walking to Alaska - A True Story

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Weekly Thrift




I love going to thrift stores - finding little treasures - and big treasures.

I have my Granny's Desert Rose Dishes. They were her every day dishes and I loved them the first time I ever saw them.  I received a huge box of them in the mail as a surprise about 20 years ago.  From time to time we add some extra pieces, always from thrift stores, flea markets or yard sales.




I have three different sizes of cups, these little ones might have been for after-dinner coffee, or for mugs of milk for the children.



I have plates in four sizes, bowls in five sizes, platters,coffee pots, cream and sugar, salt shakers - oh so many wonderful things.

And at a thrift store I discovered some of the prettiest pale green glasses.  I thought they would be the perfect match for the Desert Rose, and when I got home, I discovered that they were perfect.  I  am still looking to find more so I can serve more than 4 people at a time with them.

Sharing with Weekly Thrift







                 

6 comments:

Karen said...

Oh, JoAnn, I have always loved that pattern! Aren't the colors so soft and sweet? You are so lucky to have these as a remembrance of your Dear Grandmother! I just love the little rosebud salt and pepper shakers, too. The green glasses are perfect. I hope you find some more, they will look lovely together. Hugs xx Karen

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thrift stores sound a lovely idea JoAnn. We do have charity shops here where it is possible to pick up a matching piece sometimes - I collect Minton Haddon Hall and found a nice little piece the other week.

~ Liz ~ said...

What a sweet set you have. Love the new glasses with them too.
Liz @ Quirky Vistas

artfullyooglebloops said...

I have my mom's set of Franciscan Desert Rose- love them!! I would love to have the pitcher in your photo to add to my set!!! Thrifting is the best- you never know what you will stumble across!

Wendy said...

What pretty pieces!!! Thank you so much for linking up! :)

Flo said...

My neighbor had a whole set of those, I often wonder what happened to them after she passed away. Fun collection!