Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Goodwill finds

Last week when I was at the Goodwill, I found one of these depression glass dishes.

This is not something that I normally would find at the Goodwill. It is American Heritage and you can see a better picture of it HERE. I've been collecting this line of depression glass for about 30 years.

You see, when my Mom passed away, I found cups and saucers of this design.


So naturally I tried to find more to add to the cups and saucers that she had. It seems to be a hard line to find, as I've looked everywhere from Florida to Chicago, with not a whole lot of success. There are similar designs, but not all are American Heritage.

I have found a round platter, and a large serving bowl, an orphan saucer or cup every now and then. So whenever I stop in an antique mall, I keep an eye out for something to add to my collection.

Once, a couple of years ago, I found a cup in the first booth when we entered an antique shop. It was a rather large store, and the further back I went I came across an orphan saucer. Yipee..... but that is not all. On further investigation, there was a pile of dishes all marked 1/2 off. It was there that I found these -

What a very nice addition to my collection.

Today I am joining up with -



17 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh I hope you are able to find more and more pieces to complete your set!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Wow 1/2 off great!! So nice your collection started from you moms dishes...my cameo depression collection started with my grandmothers pitcher.

Marydon said...

Sugar! Lucky you to have a GW that sells good pieces. I am moving ... you gals find all the most wonderful items at GW & ours is a junk house here, both of them.

Gorgeous finds, Jocelyn. Your table looks stuning with these precious dishes.

DHave a lovely eve ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

LV said...

That i a very pretty pattern. It may take awhile, but if you keep looking eventually you will find them.

Queenie said...

That is a pretty pattern...I think we may have a few pieces of that put away somewhere with our "keep" glass...it looks really familiar to me...it's wonderful that you found such a great deal on some pieces to add to your collection!
Big hugs,
Queenie

Karen said...

Good for you! Nice find.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Aledia said...

What a great find! They are just lovely....
Have a wonderful evening!

Aledia@ Plum Perfect

Debbie said...

I can think of a dozen wonderful ways to use that. What a great find at the GW!

Barbara F. said...

You found some beautiful items at GW. I don't have one where I live. I always see other bloggers finding really nice things there. I am visiing from The Colorado Lady. xo,

Shirley said...

oh keep looking..when you least expect it you could hit it lucky..like you did at the goodwill...it is a wonderful pattern.

Susan said...

Very nice!!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Don't you love a good .. .GoodWill store??? Now you can set a beautiful table filled with memories and that's the best kind. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie said...

It's always wonderful to find something you collect for a good price at a thrift shop!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a beautiful pattern! I recently found some clear sandwich glass at the thrift and now I'm trying to add to it in a very thrifty way! Hope you continue to have great thrifting luck!

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Very pretty pattern! I love clear depression glass too! :)

VintageSweetheart said...

I'm glad you found more for your collection!

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very merry vintage style said...

Great find--so fun to add to your collection this way! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday. Hope you'll be back this week!
Mary