Friday, January 29, 2010

show and tell friday!!

I'm joining in the fun over at My Romantic Home, "Show and Tell Friday"!!

What I'm sharing this Friday are these beautiful blue dishes I found at Goodwill! I was making my usual rounds and came across these beauties sitting on the shelf.  They were marked only $2.50 each. At first I didn't know what I was going to do with them, but I knew I had to purchase them.  They were way too nice to pass up!

A closer look at them, I realized just how nice they really are.  Ironstone  England... yup they were mine! 
Then I had the brilliant idea to change out the plates (well, the Christmas plates I still had up) on the hutch.  

With the blue English plates I added jars of vintage buttons and other pieces in ivory and creams. One of my other favorite things on the hutch is the Dorothy figure from Jim Shore. 
(My brother gave it to me last Christmas and he stood in line for hours to get it signed by Jim! I just love his pieces!)
Thanks for joining my in show in tell friday! Off to see the other great blogs on the list!

I have blogged a lot about my hutch over the seasons.  Two years ago I shared the story about this hutch at another post party at Cindy's called Favorite Things. Check out the story here.


Debbie~ said...

What a wonderful find, I looove thrift stores, and frequent them quite often! I've bought a lot of treasures at antique malls, but find thrift store and garage sales to be more satisfying, the hunt is as much fun (or more) than getting a terrific deal! What a way to feather our nests! Thanks for sharing, Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Linda Q said...

Pretty I can see why you couldn't pass them up! I love thrifting too , the treasures that can be found are so good sometimes.
Thanks for sharing,

Fabulously french said...

I also adore huting for treasures or tresor as it is known here in France. The plates are gorgeous.

Bon weekend,


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

lovely plates! what a great buy!. love the plates!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

LOVE those dishes! They look so great in your china cabinet.

Happy Valentines Day! hugs, Sherry said...

Great dishes!!!