I had to go into town yesterday morning and it was pouring the rain. It had slacked off some and I decided to stop by this church that was having a yard sale. They just had a few items out since it was raining, but they had a couple of tables that had some old dishware so I headed to that. The lady working the tables was telling me she had taken care of an elderly gentlemen who had passed away and the family gave her his belongs to get rid of so she donated them to the church for the yard sale. Because of the rain, she had only put out a couple of tables of dishes so people would know to come inside the building as well. She advised me to come back today since she still had a travel full of his belongings to put out this morning and she thinks there are more dishes and glassware. I will be heading back today, but in the meantime this is what I found yesterday.
A snack plate with no cup. I've been wanting a snack plate with a cup, but this was too cute to leave their just because there was no cup. It was .50 cents.
This little bowl was just .25 cents and I couldn't pass it up.
I love restaurant style dishes. I picked up this set of little cereal bowls for me and hubby. They are made by McNicol for Chas. C Cullem & Company hotel and restaurant equipment company of Knoxville, TN. It must have existed a long time ago because their is not much info on it on the internet. Best I can figure these were made in the early 1900's. They were just .25 cents each.
This next little restaurant bowl is Homer Laughlin which I am a HUGE fan of. I have platters, saucers, cups, little bowls, big bowls, etc. So if it says Homer Laughlin, I am snatching it up. I read on one blog that a lady in Colorado buys everything from Homer that she can get her hands on. I found a bowl similar to this on the internet for $56.00 and I only paid .25 cents. My find of the day.
This little bottle was just so cute that I couldn't pass it up. You could tell it was old and that the lid did not come with it, but I fell in love with it. I brought it home, cleaned it up good and filled it with Jergen's Lotion for my bathroom counter.
But the best deal of the day was also the dumbest mistake of my life because I walked away from it and didn't buy it....TWICE! Check out this beauty.
It is vintage late 1800's to early 1920's when they had drawer locks on the dressers. The lady know it has been in her family since the early 1900's at least. It was in great condition, just some minor nicks and scrapes that gave it character. Every single drawer was in working order and didn't stick. The price.....$20.00. I was sold. But I was in my car. I debated and debated and debated some more and finally asked her if I could go home, get the truck and come back and get it. She said yes and was holding it for me to pay for when I came back. She even marked it sold. Well, I went back. And I looked at it and looked at it and looked at it some more. I wasn't sure if it would fit where I wanted it to go. So I thought about it and decided I would just keep looking for a dresser. Waking up this morning my first thought was that I couldn't believe I passed this up. Oh well, live and learn. But I am going back to that same yard sale today so maybe she will have some other pieces at a good deal when she gets everything out of the trailer.