Thursday, March 24, 2011

Friday’s Favs…Camas Antiques, Salvation Army and Dollar Tree…

Friday is the Hub’s day off…it’s been our “date day” for years.

Last Friday we went to our favorite little restaurant in Camas, Washington which just happens to be across the street from my favorite antique store!  So after my fabulous bowl of tomato basil soup, (and several generous bites of the Hub’s calzone stolen off his plate), I shopped while the Hubs read.  (He’s so good to me!  Of course we made an early day of it so he could get back home for college basketball that evening!)

One hour later and twenty dollars poorer I had…

this table runner made from vintage toweling.


There’s really no words to describe the softness of this homespun, time worn fabric…


I love it!


Included in my $20 purchase was this oval ironstone bowl and a unique piece of silverplate to add to the few pieces I already have.


Then a couple days later driving by the Salvation Army I noticed that everything was 1/2 price!

(Insert squeal of brakes and a sharp turn into the parking lot!)

I found this white bowl made by the Meakin company from England and got it for only $1.50!


It looks to me like it probably had a lid at one time, but it’s fine to me without.


My favorite find is the four handle-less cups with matching saucers made by the Syracuse company that I got for 25 cents each!  Right away I knew they’d be perfect little dessert cups.




But the whole time I was at the antique store and the Salvation Army I didn’t find what I was really looking for…

big, heavy white ironstone bowls for soup, stew, or even deep dish cobblers.

Imagine my surprise when I found the perfect ones…at the Dollar Tree!

I bought eight of them.



So, for about $32 I have a whole lot of new white lovelies to play house with!


Happy Friday Everyone!


Pudding recipe found here.  (I substituted one cup of canned pumpkin for the sweet potato)

Tortellini Soup recipe found here.

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  1. Great finds and pretty photos! You captured everything so beautifully. I love that you and your hubs have a date day. It's our goal once my hubby finishes school.

  2. What great finds at the Salvation Army!! Beautiful shots. I love white dishes. They can make so many things look gourmet :)

  3. I also find great bargains at the SA. I love the bowl and your runner is darling!

  4. How great are dates with our sweeties? Love that blue stripe toweling. It's perfect for a tablerunner. Thanks, Elizabeth, for linking up to the party!

  5. Great finds! I'm not sure what your dessert is, but it sure looks yummy!

  6. Such lovely treasures you found! I would have hit the brakes for 1/2 price, too. :)

  7. I love it. What a great find at the dollar store. I will check this out! I would love some white cups and bowls too for cold weather soups and hot cocoa!

  8. How fun to have a date day and girl you scored also big time on your finds..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  9. You have certainly been very lucky with your finds. I love that meakin bowl-what a bargain!

    Best wishes and happy weekend,

  10. Oh I adore your runner and those spoons~ swoon!

    I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Love your table runner- I found a similar one at the thrift store not too long ago... I definitely need to get it out now after seeing yours! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  12. Astonishing what 32. will buy! I used to shop regularly at a thrift store in Portland where merchandise was sold by the pound!

  13. Hi Elizabeth! What wonderful treasures you found and your photos are just gorgeous. Thank you so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week! :-)

  14. You hit the jackpot, my friend! Everything you found is just wonderful. I love the way The Dollar Store has just what I need from time-to-time.


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