Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday

This has been a very exciting week for me! Do you want to know why????

This is why!!!

For the first time in over three months I was able to go into a thrift store!

And more importantly, I found a few treasures while I was there.





























I found this sweet blue and white cup and saucer. I can't remember the name of this style, and there was no markings, but you've seen these before. I've seen them in blue, green and I think red.

And these little gems were begging to come home with me.





























Autumn's Delight by Johnson Brothers. There were more saucers, but only the three cups, so they will have to do until I can find one more, hopefully to match.

Yes it was a fun time for me to step back through the GW gates. And as always, it's fun to find some treasures.

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29 comments:

Pam said...

I think the cup and saucer is a Currier & Ives by Royal China. My Mom had some. Someone told me you used to get them as premiums from grocery stores.

Kim said...

Love your tea cup finds!!! I adore the Johnson Bros pieces!!!

NanE said...

Great finds! I can never seem to find anything cool at our Goodwill. TFS, Nan

xinex said...

Those are great finds! How lucky of you to have a GW nearby. We don't have one here...Christine

Mildred said...

You found some goodies today. I have mama's Currier and Ives china also in blue. The scenes are different on each of the plates, cups, teapot etc. There is also a fictional book of 4 short stories for Christmas based on the different scenes on the china. Hope you will find one more cup in the Johnson Bros. too!

Jane said...

Welcome back to the thrift stores!! Great way to start....you found some wonderful items. I love the Johnson Bros. pieces.
Jane

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute cups, great for fall-enjoy:@)

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I found out they are building a Goodwill Outlet about a block from where I work ~ I'm so excited I can barely see straight. I don't know how, but I'm going to figure out a way to go during my lunch hour!!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I just love the Johnson Bros. china. The patterns are all so pretty! Love yours!!!

Postcardy said...

I don't collect china, but I have been looking for a nice cup and saucer to use for tea. I like both of your patterns.

Maureen said...

Oh I know how you feel! I just got back into thrifting mode and it's been fun. Great finds.

Protector of Vintage said...

Glad you were able to visit the thrift store again! Love your "finds."

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW...3 months..that's a very long time...I'm at 2 weeks ... Love Johnson's Brothers dinnerware!
Warmly,
deb :)

Allie said...

Yay you're treasure hunting again - that must feel so good - love your finds!

LV said...

I have a friend that has the whole set of that Johnson Brothers pattern. Glad you got out and had a profitable day.

High Street Cottage said...

When I saw you over at Vtt I had to stop by to see the beautiful china you found. I love the pretty colors of thr fruit patterned cups and saucers, I have lots of mix and match in the same colors. There are lots of patterns you can find to compliment those. Different makers, but all the same colors of browns with yellow, pinks etc. Great finds, tami

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Oh I just love Johnson Bros china and you found great finds too! lovely!

Anna said...

I'm headed to GW this week or next and I can't wait. These are lovely finds. TFS!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Lucky, lucky you!! That Autumn Delight is positively gorgeous!

Blessings!
Gail

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I love the Currier & Ives by Royal. I have a service for 25. Picked up most of the pieces at yardsales, thrift stores and auctions. The only piece I am missing is the covered casserole. To pricey in the retail market I will have to wait til I can thrift it. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

paperbutterfly said...

Great sleuthing!! Love Goodwill. The teacups are a great find.
We are so pleased that you have come to share your tea treasures with our friends, on Tuesday. Your sister must have felt loved at her birthday.
Looking forward to seeing another tea treasure next week.
Blessings, Pam

AshTreeCottage said...

Great finds and I am happy to hear that you had a fun time shopping!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Tammy said...

I'm a GW girl too! Don't you love it? Looks like you found lots of goodies.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Lovely finds. I go to GW on Wed. here, it's senior day. 40% off anything in the store! I am having my 100th blog giveaway so hope you will stop by. Blessings, Debbie

Coloradolady said...

Great, great finds!!!! I always seem to find the saucers, but he cups go fast around here!!! Happy VTT!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

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Please stop by The House on the Corner and pick up your award when you have a minute!!

Diann said...

Great finds! Love those Johnson Bro. teacups and saucers!! Glad you got to take a little time for some thrifting!

Mildred said...

I just had to stop back and tell you I found 2 veg. bowls and 5 soup bowls in the blue Currier and Ives today at Goodwill. All for $10. My husband looked them up @ replacements.com and we got a great deal. I hope you will have a very nice weekend.

Sarah said...

Great finds! I love Goodwill! I have a hard time buying anything new from a retail store when there are so many cool things to be found at thrift stores. :-)