There are a couple of thrift shops that I just can’t resist popping into whenever I have the chance. I never go in with any expectations, but almost always see a thing or two for the house that catches my eye. If you love thrift shopping too, then you know the fun part is really in the hunt and every now and then coming across a really great find. It’s those unexpected treasures that keep us going back. As I was driving past one of my favorite thrift shops recently, something was telling me that today was one of those days that I should pop in.
So, I parked the car and went in for a quick peek around and as usual ended up finding a few things. A pretty picnic basket and a brass planter, both of which will be getting makeovers soon. Then, as I was headed toward the checkout line, there it was, sitting on a counter. Something I had been searching for and one of those truly unexpected treasures and awesome thrift shop finds! As soon as I spotted it, I walked over to the counter as quickly as I could and feeling so very happy that I listened to that little voice in my head that day.
This is the beautiful find that came home with me.
If you have followed my blog for a bit, then you may remember when I shared my love for brown transferware and the wall display of plates in our dining room. You can find that post here. My collection has definitely grown since then, but one thing that I have always wanted to add to that collection, but never had any luck in finding one in my budget, was a bowl and pitcher set. After finding this one, I think it was definitely worth waiting for.
The set was $50 so it was not cheap, especially at a thrift store, but it was much less than others I had seen and passed on because of their high price tags. As much I loved it, I did think about the cost for a minute or two. One thing that made me hesitant about the price was not knowing anything about it. Was it vintage, antique, ironstone, new, I had no clue. There is a stamp on the bottom of each piece with the words Crown Devon and Staffordshire England and a few other words that are hard to make out. The set is in perfect condition, quite heavy and there is some slight crazing on the pitcher.
I decided that regardless of it’s age or value, I just knew in my heart that I would regret leaving it behind. I also believe it was one of those finds that was truly meant to be thanks to that little voice that told me to pop in that day.
As I was driving home I thought about where in the dining room I should put it. I was a little worried it may be too big or too tall for the spot I had in mind. Happily it was a perfect fit in it’s meant to be new home.
Do you have one of those finds that was meant to be and worth waiting for too, if you do I would love for you to share! Hope you enjoyed this post and thanks so much for stopping by today!