Friday, July 2, 2010


I am busy today getting ready for a big Party tomorrow
My friend Terri and I are throwing a summer Birthday Bash
I'm celebrating turning 60 and Terri is celebrating turning 50
I will have pictures next week!  
Hint: Lots of Flamingo's!!

Today running last minute errands for the party I passed one yard sale sign and said oh why not, my only chance to yard sale this week.  It was a small sale and lots of junk and all very dirty.
 I found these treasure and spent in total $4
Straight from the Box let's see what I found
I wanted these dominoes and the icky case? going in the trash!
Blue & White, 2 saucers and one cup
I found this digging in a box.  Looks like someone used it under a plant and it is very dirty!
Currier & Ives
I had to rinse this off to see the pattern!

And this is my favorite find
All these dishes!
I love the Dogwood pattern
So sweet! 
Oh and this bamboo tray was part of the deal also!
Not bad for $4 and some digging!

I'm linking up to these very fun parties!

Because anytime I can find cute dishes this cheap
They are some of my favorite things!



Diann said...

Hi Linda!

Oooh, a mystery box! Fun! Those Dogwood dishes are so pretty! and of course, the blue and white...always a favorite! I would say it was a good $4.00 "junk box"!!

I hope you have a blast at your party! wish i was near, I would be there with you!!

Debbie said...

Hi Linda....I do not think you added this did you? I just happened to see it on my side bar. Well I assume you will get to it. Have fun celebrating birthdays all around. As usual you hit the jackpot...those dishes are beauties...can't wait to see your table scape. ENJOY Linda, and thanks again!!~ Debbie

Terrell said...

Hey Linda!! These are some amazing finds, lady!! :) I am so glad you found FrouFrouDecor and I'm happy to be your newest follower! I hope you do the same :D Have a happy weekend!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Jeanette said...

Love the dogwood dishes, I so enjoy a 'mixed lot'. Always treasures there.
Happy 4th

Gayle said...

Love your finds and especially the dogwood dishes

Pondside said...

Great finds!
Have a wonderful celebration!

Kati @ Obscured Flair- said...

Wonderful finds!! I love the dogwood print as well! I'm from MD and that's their state tree!

Charlotte said...

Love the dishes! Great finds! Happy 4th!

Olga said...

Everything for 4 dollars? That's really great! I can't believe someone would use such a pretty plate under a plant. Wonderful finds!
Happy Birthday and have a great Independence Day too!

Susan said...

I liked the Currier and Ives plate, Linda. Good job! Susan

Douce France..... said...

I really like your findies!!!
Love the dogwood pattern, lokks nice to have special friends over for tea!
Have a nice party and enjoy!

Deb said...

Hi Linda - I love the plate that was used under a plant. It is charming. Thanks for dropping by today. I have not yet received a package from you so hopefully it will be here on Monday when I return. Have a wonderful July 4 weekend. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

Toronto Yardsaler said...

You've got such an eye for tracking down beautiful thigs. I love that the dirty plate was saved from being trashed. It's so pretty.
Happy Fourth of July!

Mimi said...

Great finds, Linda. The dogwood dishes are really very pretty, can't wait to see them in a tablescape!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

ooooo...those are some cool finds Linda!
I'm so excited to see you STILL celebrating 60! I can't wait to see and hear about the big Party!!! I hope celebrate like there's no tomorrow!!!! wooooo hooooo!
Flamingos huh? Sounds FUN!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Linda, you did super again! I love those dishes. $4 for all of that? Wow.

Audra said...

I was just commenting to a friend that sometimes at yard sales you have to dig in boxes to get the really great treasures. You definitely scored here. I am going to have her read your post.

Thanks for sharing.

Chatty Crone said...

Love your finds and can see some posts coming in the near future. Sandie

Have fun at your party.


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Happy Birthday Linda! You hit the jackpot at that yard sale! $4!! You could have told me $40 and I would have thought you got a great deal. What treasures you found. I'm so glad you're linking these wonderful finds to Favorite Things Sat. What a weekend - your birthday and America's birthday! Have a wonderful birthday celebration. laurie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Those are my favorite sales, the ones with the treasures you dig for. Have fun tomorrow, I live in Florida, so flamingos, pretty common around here! ha!


My name is PJ. said...

That dogwood pattern is sweet! Enjoy your double birthday bash!!!

Catherine said...

Great finds, love the Currier & Ives plate. Happy Happy Birthday!
And that was a great haiku you wrote for Jeff's giveaway, love that, too! :)

Blessings and Bliss,
Catherine :)

jeff campbell said...

Linda! Remarkable finds...gotta love that Currier & Ives, and those dogwood dishes...very sweet:-) What kind of places do you go to that do not know the value of things?Will you be selling the C & I ? Peace

KobysCache said...

! The Blue Willow cup and saucers, Churchill? I just thrifted 2 of these and turned it into a teacher gift with some coffee, tea and biscuits for a wonderful lady who collects blue and white china. Nice finds - the Dogwood set is lovely too.

Ninny said...

Oh my good gravy! I LOVE those flowered dishes!!!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Linda, Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope you had a fantastic day! Isn't it amazing what you can find for $4 at a garage sale? Great stuff.
xo, Sherry

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Great finds!
And Happy Birthday!


Elaine said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you


Love your yard sale finds...Sometimes digging pays off...I know I found some things at a place that looks so-so.

Enjoy the weekend

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Fabulous finds as always, Linda! Love the dogwood plates! Enjoy the holiday and your birthday bash! I'm right behind you there, sister...the big 6-0 for me this year! lol Happy 4th!...hugs...Debbie

Jojo said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration!!! Happy Happy!

Annesphamily said...

Wow! Linda you came up with some delightful items! Currier and Ives! Yikes! That is a collectible for sure! Happy 4th to you! Hugs Anne

miss corner cape said...

loving those dogwood dishes! hope you had a great birthday bash!

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
I love it when you buy a box of dirty stuff and find good stuff inside! Yeah baby!

Love those dogwood dishes too.

Have fun at your birthday bash!


Susan said...

I love your 4.oo finds!! I especially love the dogwood dishes. Don't throw away the domino box, you can revamp it into something else. I hate to see anything go into landfills!!

La said...

The dogwood pattern is so pretty. Great finds!

Susan said...

Linda, great finds for 4 bucks. How wonderful. I really like the dogwood dishes. How pretty. I hope you and your friend have a terrific birthday bash together!