Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Red VTT

Today is Vintage Thingies Thursday. I love to visit all the other blogs and see what great thingies are out there. So much fun. Be sure to stop by Colorado Lady's blog and check them all out.

One of my favorite things to do is check out the thrift stores. Some days there are treasures to be found, and other times the pickings are slim. On a recent visit to the Goodwill, I always head for the housewares aisle first thing. I like to see if there are any lovely dishes or teacups calling to come home with me. As I entered the aisle with the dishes, my eyes went immediately to these RED dishes! I don't often see RED dishes in ANY thrift store. I LOVED them at first sight. They went right into my buggy for closer examination. And to top it off, they are Syracuse China USA!!!

I believe these are called Strawberry Hill. There were five dinner plates, three dessert plates and one small bowl. I searched and searched to see if there were any more, but this is all I could find. I even went back the next day, just in case there were more put out. But no more to be found.

Now check out how lovely these plates look with the pink compotes that I bought several months ago at an antique shop.


Even though I did not find any other pieces, my Buffalo china cups do a very nice job of rounding out the table scape.

So today my VTT is RED! And I'm lovin' them :-)

Happy thriftin'!

31 comments:

concretenprimroses said...

They are beautiful. I love red and white.
Kathy

LV said...

They are very pretty and really set a nice table. Great find and you featured them very well today.

Postcardy said...

That's a nice color and pattern on your plates.

P. said...

Oh, so beautiful! Red and white work for me anytime!

viridian said...

Lovely! everything looks like it was meant to go together.

Vicki said...

Hi, Jocelyn,
Great find!! Those red plates are wonderful and look perfect with your compotes and cups! Thanks for sharing them with us. It makes me want to head for the thrift shop right away. I hope you have had a great week!! Vicki

andsewon said...

Oh my gal.. I have me some red envy going on!!!!
I 'left' some cream dishes when I was at thrift last time and have kicked myself for it!!!
You did good!!!
Lola

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Thanks so much for visiting with me. You have some wonderful red dishware and to find it at GW. I don't have such luck there! I hope we can visit again soon!

Coloradolady said...

Wow...I never find red dishes either...these are great and I would have snatched them up too! Quick!!! Have a great VTT!

Elizabeth said...

I love your simple table that showcases those great dishes! Surprised Suzanne the red fiend isn't on her way to steal them!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I can't begin to say how much I love what you found and how great all the different pieces look together. Maybe one day I'll be as lucky as you were.

SueWis said...

So pretty! What a find!

Allie said...

Those are so lovely!!!!! I went yesterday - and found a gorgeous piece of barkcloth, I'm making new curtains tomorrow! I love thrift shops!

Ann Creek said...

I love the red dishes to. I keep checkin the thrift stores but I have never been lucky enough to run across them. Great table.
Ann

Charlotte said...

That's the same spot I head for when I go to thrift stores or yard sales. Beautiful dishes!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

beautiful dishes! I wish I have goodwill store here at my side of the world.. but welp, too bad there aint any.. but welp, you did great in finding those plates! beautiful!.. happy VTT

Ulla said...

Lovely find. They really go well together with your other things.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Wow! What a lucky find! I collect that same pattern and have paid up to 10.00 for a dinner plate. How wonderful that you found them thrifting and was able to find all of the pieces at once. Gorgeous!!!!!!!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful dishes I so love vintage dishes. You created a lovely table. Peace, Stephanie

CC said...

Ohhhh, your dishes are gorgeous..I love that sweet pattern,and your tablescape is just beautiful. Happy VTT, have a great day

Diann said...

What an amazing find! they are just beautiful dishes! I would have snatched them up too!

Tara Beaulieu said...

Oooooh, love love love the red and white! I saw a pile of red and white dishes last week at Salvation Army but was on a tight budget and just couldn't do it- I am kicking myself now! What a great find!

Our Back Porch said...

I ADORE red, and these are wonderful! I never find great deals in our Goodwill. These are just awesome! Thanks for stopping by. It is so nice to meet you. Have a lovely weekend.

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

The Old Painted Cottage said...

What a gorgeous set! Love the red and white.

oxox
Jennifer

Laura said...

Love it! You will have to keep your eyes open for other pieces.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

i am in LOVE with your GORGEOUS red dishes..you hit the jackpot that LUCKY day!

Protector of Vintage said...

Your tablescape is beautiful!!!

Linda said...

Hi- just discovered your lovely blog when I was over on Dreams Intertwined! Another place you might check for the Flea Market Style magazine is Sam's Club, I saw it there yesterday. I bought mine at Barnes and Noble and another copy for my daughter at Walgreens. Love your thrifting finds! I'm looking forward to reading more!

Debbie said...

They are so pretty and would have gone into my cart too! You set a beautiful table with them.

AverettLadyNana said...

Beautiful!!! They would have been found in my cart too! Hope you come across more in the future to join them..

Troy said...

What fun dishes. To think, six months ago, I had no idea what transferware was, and now I watch for it whenever I go to the thrift store.

You found some real keepers!