8.27.2012

Thrifting Adventures: Small Treasures

I caught the thrifting bug on Saturday. What can I say– the husband works crazy hours during football season and I get bored! I can't help it!

First, I bought two $1 purchases that I thought had makeover potential– a bamboo tray and a wooden bowl. I thought the bamboo tray would look pretty with a coat of high-gloss paint, and I want to gold-leaf the inside of the wooden bowl to create something like this pretty bowl.





I was perusing the dishware aisle when I spotted a really pretty set of fine china. When I looked at the pattern a little closer, I fell in love.



This is what I was thinking to myself, while pacing back and forth in front of the dishes.

Hmm... I have been looking for a full set of china. And I wanted it to have gold. And I love a classic Greek key pattern. 

Hmm... How many pieces are there? I need at least eight. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8. Yup, there are eight of everything. That's nice. I could use this set to host holiday dinners.

The tag says $60 for 56 pieces. So that means 8 dinner plates, 8 dessert plates, 8 bowls, 8 smaller bowls, 8 saucers, 12 teacups, a large platter, a larger bowl, a sugar bowl and a creamer boat. Nice. That's only about $1 per piece. Not too shabby for a full set of china.

Who makes this china? Wyndham? Isn't that a hotel line? Let me Google it.

Well, this website is selling a teacup/saucer combo for $8. So that seems like I'm getting a pretty good deal here. In fact, a fantastic deal. Should I buy them? I don't know... I really, really like them. Look at how cute the sugar bowl is! It's gold and snazzy! West Elm probably makes a set just like this. Gosh darn it, I'm buying it. 

Here's my new china, all set out on the dining table. Woohoo!



And here they are, all loaded onto my Wisteria shelf in the dining room. Love!



So, those are my latest thrifting finds! Have you found anything good lately? 

Check back later this week to see what I do with the tray and the bowl!

* Bleh, Monday. Where did the weekend go? *

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