Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thrifty Things Friday #149

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I've had a virus all week and so instead of a new post I thought I would show you some of the dishes I've used in tablescapes and that have now been donated.  
Re-thrifting is as important as thrifting!

The first set of dishes is on the chopping block, but are still here.  The restaurant ware and the lovely blue and white dishes were donated before I moved.
Some pretty plates in this group...all were donated except the solid green and black plates.  
I find solid color plates to be the backbone of my tablescaping after the basic white plate of course!
The orange dishes, most of the Fiesta ware and the Halloween plates are all gone.  Often once they are used I just have to let them go.  The Fiesta was hard to part with, but it is so heavy and I had to downsize.  I still have 'some' Fiesta.
The cherry plates, green plates and white with the flowers are gone.  I still have the solid blue plates, the milk glass and the egg coddler.
  The set of Federal Blue glassware was also donated.

I still have a closet full of dishes and glassware.  I'm still working on downsizing, but it's hard as many of you know.  I'm trying to do a tablescape and then donate plates that I don't think I will use again.  One of the hardest sets to donate were these fish plates
I loved these plates but didn't use them enough to keep them.

So what have you been up to this week? 
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the cape on the corner said...

that all looks so pretty compiled in this one spot. rethrifting, that's funny. many someone's are enjoying all your dishes!

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! What pretty dishes you rethrifted! If I were closer I could have taken some off your tiny hands. I'm sorry you've been sick and I'm sending prayers you'll be feeling better soon.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Vicky Hunt said...

Wow! I wish I lived closer to you....I would be in that thrift store you donate to every day! You got rid of some gorgeous dishes! Love those blue glasses....:) Hope you feel better soon!
Blessings, Vicky

Susan said...

Very sorry to hear you have been sick, Linda. Soooo sorry. Hope you are on the mend.

You are doing great with the downsizing.

I, on the other hand, am doing not-so-great. ha!

Take care. Susan

Sarah said...

I've been fighting a nasty virus this past week or so too, but seem to be mostly over it now. Not fun!
Like you, I've got some dishes I need to take to the thrift store. I usually pass my dishes along to my niece, but her husband frowns when he sees me bringing in a box of dishes. '-) Everyone has space issues!
Hope you feel better soon, and hopefully you have received my note and check.

Diann said...

Good re-thrifting! I remember when you got those blue glasses. They are so pretty. I have never found any. Lol I say it a lot but I'm glad we don't live closer to each other because we would keep passing dishes back and forth!!

Sheryl said...

Linda hope you feel better soon. I know I would have had a hard time donating all the dishes you have let go. Especially the catch and release of the fish dishes.

Jane and Chris said...

Sorry you've been sick,and glad that you are feeling better.
Jane x

Vonlipi said...

lovely plates! I love the fish ones the best.

Hope all is well

Valerie :)

Babs R said...

Gosh, how did you part with them all? So many pretty ones. Bet the folks at the thrift stores loved them too. Hope you feel better soon.

Kathe said...

You are such a rock star Linda! Donating such awesome dishes is sooooo hard and I still need to follow your lead and re-love some of my collection that I know I will never use again! Get better quick buddy! Spring is on its way :-)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I can't believe you donated those fish plates!! Ohhh my goodnes!! Love them!!
You certainly have a or have had some lovely collections of plates Linda!! But those fish plates are the best!! And the fish center piece!!
GET WELL!! We're suppose to have a nice weekend. At least go in your back yard and soak up some sun rays for a few minutes!

Chatty Crone said...

You have had a virus - I am sorry to hear that. What kind do you have and you better get well soon.

I know you had to give up a lot of dishes - does it make you feel better???? to be with less things?

bj said...

Hi, dear friend...yes, I donated a LOT of dishes when we moved. I don't have too many left...and I haven't missed one single one. I am lovin' not having so much stuff to find places for and it feels good to have just my vintage blue and whites and my white ones from Pier 1. I don't do very many tablescapes any more...just have new interests, I guess. As we age, our tastes change in so many ways.
Feel better soon, dear heart.
xoxo bj

Diana Petrillo said...

It's so bittersweet--hard to sort and give up, but oh the wonderful, light feeling afterward! What wonderful treasures you still have to enjoy :)

Audrey said...

Beautiful dishes Linda. I have to admire you for re-thrifting them. That is so hard to do. I have several sets that I am not using that I need to do something with plus a lot of other dishes. You have inspired me to really make the effort to downsize.
Hope you are feeling better.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Anonymous said...

Wonderful dishes and I think it's great that you let them go. I do the same and while I find it hard to do, I find that I really don't miss them once they are gone. Keep it up, girl!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I always love to pass on my treasures!! When i ran our church flea market, I got the biggest kick out of watching other people scoop up what i donated!!

Thanks so much for your visits!!


Susan said...

So sorry to hear you've been sick--I've had a sore throat, but I did get my flu shot and it hasn't amounted to much else. Your treasures are always lovely to look at and envy:-D Take care, XOXO


Oh wow, lovely dishes you're rethrifting! Wish I was close to you, lol! I just gave my daughters lots of glassware and Italian ones they both loved. I also gave them wáter stems that thry loved. I have made dishes in our past ceramic company for both of them and also gave some of my dishes away as well. I have downsized, but Lord, I still have so much!!! I love the blue glasses, they look like mine. Hope you're better sweet lady. Enjoy your weekend.

The Tablescaper said...

I would defiantly have a hard time parting with those fish plates. They are so colorful.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

must love junk said...

So true! Bring in, and take out...!
Hope you feel better soon :)

Thatstencil Stencil said...

I love those fish plates as well, they really are awesome, adore the vase ? in the middle as well

thank you for leaving some love on my blog

jan x

Art and Sand said...

So many pretty sets.

May favorites were the ones with the red cherries and of course the fish plates.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I would have had a hard time saying goodbye to the glassware, much less the plates! You are a good egg for donating it.

I gave away a set of dishes to be auctioned for charity, and two women got in a war! It came from Marshall's, but I guess they saw it in a cute vignette and wanted it!

I have been out of town and had a wonderful time with my godchildren. They are growing up so fast. My godson is six feet two and only 14!