Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My $20 Steal


My daughter and I decided to check out a local garage sale.
As I was perusing the tables I happened to glance
down and saw some boxes under the table I was at.


I saw a teapot sticking out from the
wrapped dishes in the box
and I thought it looked like the Silver Birch pattern
so I bent down to take a closer look
at what was in the box.


As I did the lady holding the garage sale came up
and told me that it was $20.00 for everything in the box,
that it was an 8-piece setting and in mint condition,
no chips or anything.


Well, the teapot was the Silver Birch pattern
and as I gingerly looked at what else
was beneath the newspaper wrapping
it appeared to be more Silver Birch dishes.


After all, how could I pass it up.
From what I saw there was a teapot
and from what I was told there were
8 plates and 8 teacups and saucers.


So I grabbed the box and didn't let it go
until it was safely stowed away in the car.
I couldn't wait to get home to see
what was in the box.


Well, the lady was correct.
There were 8 plates and 8 teacups and saucers.
But, there were also
8 small bread & butter plates
2 serving bowls
1 serving platter
1 tiered tray
1 teapot with divet
1 cream & sugar set
1 luncheon plate
salt & pepper shakers
gravy boat and tray


I think by the time I was done unpacking everything
I was in a little bit of shock at all that was in the box.


Of course I had to set it all up to see what it looked like.


I have a silver tablecloth
and put a white lace cloth overtop.


And used these delicate vintage napkins.


I love the little butterfly on them.
And then I just sat down and enjoyed.


I am joining...
Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

64 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, that is a steal. I just love the pattern on your new set of dishes, very pretty!

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  2. Thank you Jana - I love it to :)

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  3. Oh my WORD!!! What beautiful dishes! Congrats on a great find. Enjoy them!

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  4. Jackpot! What a great find! It must have felt like Christmas going through the box! Your table looks so beautiful!

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  5. Cha=ching! Those kind of things don't come around often; and the pattern is beautiful! Congratulations!!!
    Nancy

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  6. Congratulations! You should add up the value of the pieces at replacements.com for your own little Antiques Road Show moment of joy! (You got all that for less than the price of one salad plate!)

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  7. WOW!!! The truly hit the jack-pot. I have never seen this pattern before, it is delightfully lovely. Thank you for following my blog, I am looking forward to getting to know you better. Your new blogging friend, Connie :)

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  8. An amazing find! Beautiful table!

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  9. What a steal and love that pattern -- it is so different!

    You're one lucky woman (and don't you just love garage sales?)

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  10. GULP.

    Um, WOW!!??

    That is the steal of a century- good goin, lady!

    That is truly an unbelievable find. YAY!!

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  11. Oh my!!! You are right! It was a steal. What an amazing find. And your table looks gorgeous! Enjoy the dishes.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow, what a score! That dish set it beautiful. I guess the lady just wanted someone who would use those pretty dishes to take them away for her.
    Mary Alice

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  13. What an amazing deal you got! It must've felt like Christmas at your house!!! Woo hoo!!

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  14. Ok...I am totally drooling and so envious!! lol... You really hit the jack-pot on that sale! What a beautiful set of china, Thank You for sharing and have a wonderful evening!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  15. I know you were doing one big happy dance! Lovely dishes...you are going to get a lot of mileage out of these.. Xo marlis

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  16. What a find! Love the dishes!!

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  17. Wow, the birch pattern is gorgeous! These dishes were meant to be enjoyed by you!

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  18. What a deal and what a beautiful set. So pretty and different.

    - The Tablescaper

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  19. What a deal you got! Beautiful china...

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  20. Beautiful pattern and $20! Wow, what a deal. So nice that they now have a happy home with you.

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  21. Oh MY! They are gorgeous, what a pretty pattern! You got some deal! I am sure you will get a lot of use from them. Love the silver and white, so delicate. I do not know that pattern, I must look it up!
    Thanks so much for linking this beauty to Let's Dish!

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  22. What a beautiful pattern, don't think I've seen it before. You really scored! Getting all the extra serving pieces is amazing! Visiting from Let's Dish.

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  23. What a terrific find! Just having you describe it makes me giddy! Very pretty dishes indeed. :-)

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  24. They are beautiful!!!! What a great find!

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  25. OMG... you are one lucky lady, my dear sweet friend. You give me the urge to visit some of our GW, but surely, won't beat yours in the US.

    Have a great day and GB on the upcoming week-end.

    Hugs,
    /CC

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  26. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments! I am still giddy over the find - lol

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  27. Wow - that was amazing! I read about finds that like, but I usually do not come across them. Beautiful pieces and a steal!!

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  28. You hit the jackpot! So much fun.

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  29. I am having a jelousy attack right now!! Wow, my friend, that box was sure a STEAL!! Beautiful pattern of your new set of dishes and you did such a lovely table with it! Hugs,
    FABBY

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  30. wow that is truly an amazing find..those dishes are beautiful...a new pattern to me but so pretty..I am partial to gray and to florals..so this is right up my alley...beautiful table...
    Mona

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  31. What beautiful dishes! Can't believe the deal you got! Your table is lovely!

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  32. That was a steal! They are beautiful.

    Carolyn

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  33. I sure you did the HAPPY DISH DANCE all the way to the car <;)
    Great find and so pretty.

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  34. Wow wow wow!!! Just stunning! Those are beautiful, I'm drooling over them! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

    Blessings,
    Lori

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  35. The pattern is so pretty. That is an amazing find.

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  36. Thank you everyone for sharing in my delightful deal!

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  37. OMG! Did she KNOW what was in that box? My goodness-it's a lovely pattern and $20 bucks?!! Holy Moly! Lady Luck was by your side that day!!!

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  38. It was definately a good day! I will probably never top this find.

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  39. WOOOOWWW!!!!
    I am going to hit garage sales tomorrow!!! You never know what you will find!!!
    Good for you!!!

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  40. Claudine - Hope you find some terrific deals!

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  41. You lucky thing, they are beautiful!

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  42. WOW! I would have pinched myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming! This si the first time I have seen this pattern, and it is SOOOO pretty! Thank you for sharing your good luck with us!

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  43. Oh my! What a deal and such a lovely pattern too!

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  44. Such a pretty pattern, and wow that has to be the best $20 you ever spent! Visiting from SS & am now following, looking forward to your adventures.

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  45. Those are lovely dishes. You made a great find there. Your table looks very pretty.

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  46. Thank you everyone for sharing in my exciting find!

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  47. Wow such a deal. Don't you just love a great find and great price.

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  48. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  49. We'll all chip in to bring you a cake with a file in it, because you are going away for a LONG TIME with a steal like that!!!!! :-) I am so happy for you! It's not every day that you find a treasure like that at a price like that!!! There are just SO MANY pieces!!!!! The pattern is a keeper (even though someone obviously didn't realize it enough that they put it out for $20 in a garage sale!!!!), and you will have many years of enjoyment. So sorry to just get around to dropping you a line on such a great post. My husband and I have been traveling since last week. I literally left the house right after posting for TT!!! I hope you had a great weekend, and thank you for sharing your great find!

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  50. Oh that is spectacular!!!They are just beautiful--all those additional pieces to complement the place settings. So many colors will go with the dishes. Hope you have a good week.
    Ann

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  51. What an amazing story. Glad you found this great buy. The dishes are beautiful.

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  52. You did great! They are beautiful!

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  53. Oh my! What a find! My heart was beating just reading about it, I can't imagine how I would have been had it been me to come across this!!! I know you will just love and cherish that set! Congrats!

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  54. Oh, my, goodness! You got the deal of the century! I have never seen this particular pattern, but it is so lovely. Enjoy!

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  55. What a beautiful table setting that your dishes make. I have never seen this pattern but it is very nice. I keep hoping that somday I will come across a bargain like that. Very nice.

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  56. Thank you! I am sure if your keep looking one day you will :)

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  57. You just went in like a tornado and took the deal away:) WOW can't wait to get going to more yardsales and Thrift Stores!!! INSPIRING

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    1. It was one of those rare finds, that's for sure :)

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