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Sunday, 12 January 2014

Ironstone Platter Find

Wonderful Thrifty Finds to Start 2014!

I've been going through my "stuff" bit by bit and had a few bags to give away.
While I was out I made a few stops to "hunt" for whatever I might find.
I hit the jack pot in the first Goodwill shop.
I always start looking in the dishware section and move out from there.
There was a large oval cream platter with some red it that looked interesting, so I picked it up to get a better look.
Well good thing I did! There was another platter underneath it.
A beautiful ironstone platter covered with patina!
I could not believe it!.
Those of you who appreciate a good find know exactly how I felt when I saw this!
Especially when the price is $2.00.(TWO DOLLARS!) Yep. That's all folks!
Well, good pieces need new homes. I needed to redo the top of my buffet after taking the Christmas decorations down.
I just love the galvanized silver balls and couldn't put them away.
A little white rose sitting on Epsom Salts
These glass jars were a Christmas gift. They can be changed up to match the current season or whatever you fancy!
Since it's winter, I thought I would make it look like there snow and placed a silver ball in each one.
It looks pretty with the candles lit.
Another cute find was this little silver creamer. It was $1.00. Perfect to put a tea light in.
The creamer needed a new home as well, so I created a corner with silver.
Some faux purple flowers adds a nice touch of Spring.
I love the idea of a funnel or oil can for a candleholder.
 I'm always on the lookout for the slim tapers.
Candles always add warmth.
Mirrors always add more depth.
This is one part of the house redone. Now on to another. But that is for another post!
I found some ironstone bowls and a galvanized strainer which I will share later.
Have you been making changes after putting your Christmas décor away?
Blessings, Diane
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  1. Oh my Diane ~ great find in the iron stone platter. Yay! Love your idea of putting the silver in the candle holders. Just a lovely winter touch. The creamer is cute with the the light in it ~ happy treasure hunting ;-)

    1. Thanks Marianne! Treasure hunting is always a happy time for me!

  2. Diane, that was some find! I put all of my Christmas décor away and I love the clean, streamlined feel of the house...for about a week! Then it starts to feel bare and in need of some sprucing. I may need to hit Goodwill soon! :)

    1. It's a great way to beat the January blahs!

  3. Gorgeous piece! I love when you come across buried treasure at Goodwill. :)

    1. Sometimes I come home with nothing but then sometimes I come home and can't wait to reintroduce a new piece!

  4. Oh my goodness Diane! I would have challenged you to an arm wrestling match if I had been shopping with you to get that platter! What a great find!! Thank you for sharing this at the party this week! I am featuring it on my Facebook page today and have pinned it to the You're Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest!

    1. Thanks Kathe! You probably would have won the arm wrestling match. I'm not very strong. Thanks for featuring it. I love the design too!
      Blessings, Diane

  5. Love your platter and the silver creamer and all your decorations for January. The silver ornaments add sparkle,

  6. Thanks Mary! Appreciate you stopping by!
    Blessings, Diane

  7. Fabulous finds!!! What a great deal on the ironstone platter...I never pass up ironstone, especially at that price. And the little silver creamer is adorable.
    Thanks so much for stopping by,
    Mary Alice

  8. Haha! I too always stop by the dishes first. It's a very bad habit for me. But....look at what you got!!! And only $2!!

    Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}!!

    Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  9. Great find! Loving the silver and white myself. Your right, the candles do warm it up - I think that's is what my silver and white needs. Love the photos - really enjoyed this post.

  10. Beautiful platter and what a great price! I love to find those hidden treasures at the thrift shops. I love you silver and winter decor. I've got a bit of red and cardinals going on at my home. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  11. That platter is amazing, what a deal! And the back stamp is so pretty, I almost think I'd have to display it with that showing, lol! Your vignettes are lovely. I'm Pinning this to my Link Party Features Pinterest board. Thanks so much for sharing this at my History & Home Link Party. Hope to see you again on Tuesday. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

  12. So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  13. Diane, that platter was a great find! I have not been lucky enough to find any real ironstone yet. Did score some wonderful redl transferware though. Love the silver and the slim candle in the funnel. Now I will be looking for a slim candle to go in one of mine. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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