Thrift Shopping and Info Needed

Wow! I had a good thrift store/yard sale shopping day. I got some things that I think will be great for my booth at the flea market plus something else that I will talk about later.


I won’t repeat the story of my reasons that I buy single Nativity figures. I purchased all of these at a thrift shop in a nearby town.


I am always on the lookout for holiday items to sell at my booth. My friend and I are going to rework our booth for fall next week, and I found these cute autumn/Halloween items. The jack-o-lantern candle was still in the plastic, never used. The candy corn lights were an impulse buy. I thought that I would use them to decorate the booth, not for resale. I thought that these little autumn leaf salt and pepper shakers were really cute. I may keep them; I have to check and see if the pair that I have is identical to these or not. If it is, I’ll put them in the booth; if not, I’ll keep them, of course.


These Christmas mugs were really good buys. I never really know if they will sell or not, but hopefully I can keep the price low enough that someone will want them.


More mugs and two cute snowmen, one on ice skates and one on skis. My photo isn’t that great; you can’t see that they are glittered and have great detail.


This candy/treat/cookie jar is marked Hallmark on the bottom. On the left is a little basket that will be cute with Christmas candies in it. The porcelain gift box is marked Avon china.


OK, I am absolutely thrilled with this buy! The twenty-piece set of Gibson poinsettia china was complete, in the original box. Due to the way the box was torn up and the filthy condition of the china, I do believe that it has been used. However, it was all there and nothing was chipped or cracked. This was a wonderful deal, and I just love it! I got it at such a good price that I should be able to mark it up enough to give me a good profit but still enable someone to get a good deal. I’ll never forget that I had wanted Christmas china for years and years but could never afford it. I got my first set at a gift shop the day after Christmas. It was still on the display table with the placemats, napkins, napkin rings, and wine glasses. The clerk sold me “everything on the table” at a ridiculously low price, or I  would have never been able to afford it. I like being able to help people who would not otherwise be able to afford it get something nice for their homes. I know of a few times that I’ve done that, and it is a good feeling to see how happy it makes them. I am trying to “pay it forward.”


Sorry,  I did not mean to digress so much. I also got a few non-holiday items. These 4 amber glasses are vintage Whitehall Colony. I already have them sold; a friend wanted some and was fine with paying me directly. That way I don’t have to pay the commission and helped keep the cost down for her.


I also found a pair of the same pattern in the blue.


Now for the piece de resistance! I got these beautiful stoneware dishes at a thrift shop. The set has 4 dinner plates, 2 soup/cereal bowls, 7 salad plates, and 7 mugs. The price was not as cheap as I would like, and I don’t expect to make much profit.


Of course, I don’t have to sell them….hmmm.  I might as well do a table while I’m trying to decide whether or not to sell them, right? I topped the dinner plate with the paisley napkin in neutral hues.


Then I topped the napkin with the salad plate.


I used the San Remo flatware. I thought it set the stoneware off well.


I love the color of the plates, but I only have 2 wine glasses with this similar shade. I used them at 2 of the places.


I used my black wine stems at the other 2 places. I’m sure you notice that the margarita glasses make another appearance. Margaritas make everything better!


I also used the coffee mugs. I really like their square shape.


The bowls are really cute, and I like their shape as well.


I was so excited about these dishes that I just did not spend a lot of time on my centerpiece.


After trying several different candles, I settled on the pillar candle on the hurricane. I like its simplicity.


So why does this post say “info needed?” I can’t find much out about these dishes and need your help.


The mark on the back says “Home” and is followed by the Target symbol.


My google search has yielded nothing, nor has Replacements.


I am hoping that some reader out there will have these dishes or know something about them.


They are square and slightly concave. The interior color is a lovely jewel tone which I would call jade. Some might also call it teal.


The rim color is very dark. In some light it looks black, but in other light it looks brown. I’m not really sure what to call it. Either way, these colors are very striking.


Leave me a comment or email if you know something about these dishes. Also, remember that anything that you see here or anywhere else on this blog is for sale. Have a great week!

I am joining: A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life , Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady,   From the Farm at Sunny Simple Life, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, Metamorphosis Monday, Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage ,  Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday,  Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase ,  The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours,  Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill , Cottage Style at Lavender Garden, Homemaking Paty at Hope in Every Season,   The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday, What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants; Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Meet Me Monday at You Are Talking Too Much,  Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Efforts and Assets at Hickory Trail, Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, You’re Gonna Love It Tuesdays at Kathe with an E, Mop it Up Monday at I Should Be Mopping the Floor , Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style ,  Make it Pretty Monday, Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House,Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style,  Create It Thursday at Lamberts Lately,   Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring,  Tuesday’s Treasures at Uncommon Suburbia,  Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters,Open House Party at No Minimalist Here Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage , Tips and Tidbits at The Stone Gable, Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner , Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design 

About Bev

I am a retired teacher who has only recently taken up tablescaping and blogging. For more information, see my About Bev link.
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19 Responses to Thrift Shopping and Info Needed

  1. Bev, first of all you did find some great items for resell! I can’t think about how soon Christmas will be here! Love the last china, so pretty and really modern. Thanks for sharing at TTF.

  2. FABBY says:

    You got some great finds for reseling, I specially love the amber glasses! Your tablescape is fabulous, love those unusual dishes! Thanks for your sweet and kind visit. Big hugs,

  3. Vicky Hunt says:

    Love those dishes! The colors are so striking. You found some really great items to sell. Those candy corn lights are sweet….no pun intended! I have never seen any of those! I tried to do a search for those dishes but came up empty handed! Sorry…good luck though!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  4. Pam says:

    I love all your treasures andthe fact you can pass on good deals to others. I enjoy going thrifting and the great finds. Your ideas of what to sell are helpful for I always wonder how dealers decide what to sell. The new china with the teals and browns are lovely on your table. I like the brown paisley napkins for an accent. Have a great Labor Day!


  5. Nancy says:

    Did you inquire at Replacements, check their listings? I would suggest sending them some pictures of the set – I had some translucent white plates with aqua trim and when I sent some pictures to Replacements they found the plates – they are pre-WWII Japanese fine porcelain.
    Just send pics – they might find them for you.

  6. mischelles says:

    The square dishes did come from Target. They were sold in sets – my son & daughter-in-law had the same set on their wedding registry in 2011. I also don’t seem to find anything about them online. I did see some at GW near my home in MN last week, and thought about getting them as replacements for them, but then decided not to. Finding treasures while thrift shopping is so much fun. I’m off to some great half off sales on Labor Day.

  7. mischelles says:

    I just found them online – pattern is called jade moon.

  8. Marigene says:

    I agree, they are the Jade Moon pattern!

  9. Oh wow, you did hit the jackpot and I love your tablescape. Gorgeous.Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  10. LaVoice says:

    All those items should do very well in your booth.

  11. Angel says:

    Looks beautiful. I like the square shape also. Nice touch.
    Thanks for sharing at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

  12. I absolutely love how the teal center of the pieces plays off the brown paisley napkins. I think they are keepers!

  13. wonderful treasures!!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  14. Ann says:

    Paying it forward is such a rewarding way to live your life. You really got some great buys. Christmas dishes are so nice to own.

  15. Kathy says:

    Wonderful finds – congratulations on the lovely Christmas dishes – and that someone knew the name to the lovely aqua dishes! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  16. sa says:

    hello – do you still have the set dinner plates black with blue-teal circle?

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