Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I wasn't going to...

It was Saturday...
it was after I dropped Cullan off at work 
and as I was driving home.


I took the long way...
 through the old section of town with all the charming houses
and the cute little yards fenced in old antique fencing.
I love this part of town...
it makes me feel all nostalgic and dreamy as I wonder what is inside those old houses.
The little narrow street runs across a bridge and up a hill and by a little old grocery store
and then right past a favorite thrift store.


I wasn't going to stop.
 Really.

I had no plans to do it. 


I wasn't looking for anything... but as it I saw it coming up... I wondered what might be inside.
There just might be some vintage Shiny Brites, 
or an old tinsel tree or something...  and so...

I did it.

I stopped.


I wandered around - 
and yes, there were Shiny Brites but they were outrageously priced so I kept wandering
and then I rounded the corner by the dishes 
and there they were.

A stack of delightful, delicate, dainty creamy dreamy white plates and bowls~
over a dozen pieces in all.


Covered in details and scalloped edging...
I was loving them even before picking them up.


Then... when I saw the price tag on each of them... it was done.
Uhmmm... yeah...they were mine.
:)


Of course,
 I had to play with them and set a table in the little cottage
Oh the fun!!! 
I even found an absolute favorite flower at the grocery store too!
Here's a little peek...



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60 comments:

  1. Those are GORGEOUS! Color me jealous :-)

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  2. Oh, I love them. You lucky girl and your pictures are fab.

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  3. Beautiful plates and photos, Courtney! Love them.

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  4. I have GOT to move to your neighborhood! Man, those are some of the prettiest dishes I have ever seen!

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  5. Gorgeous pieces, such lovely photos and oh my what a deal!

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  6. O.M.G GORGEOUS...I love them!

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  7. You find the best stuff.....and for a steal! Love the new white beauties and the photos.

    ~Shanon

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  8. Such pretty dishes! And a great price! You styled them beautifully.

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  9. Courtney, what an amazing find! The dishes are gorgeous!! Lucky girl!!!

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  10. Those are AMAZING! What a find!

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  11. What a great find! I'll bet you're glad you stopped now! (*_*)

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  12. I think I would get a job at that thrift store so I could get to see everything coming in and buy it all!!

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  13. Wow, they ARE gorgeous! Lucky you!

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  14. You have the best luck finding dishes.... They are beautiful! I am drooling here. The combination of the delicate white dishes and bright cranberries... stunning!

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  15. Omg what a score. They are so divine! Beautifully photographed also.
    Fiona xx

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  16. Beautiful dishes!! Is your tablecloth a drop cloth with a painted vintage grainsack look or is it a grainsack? I love it!

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  17. Oh....so pretty. Can't wait to see more or holiday decorating:-)

    Have fun!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  18. I love those plates! What a bargain... Can't wait to see what else you do with them!

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  19. Now those are really pretty dishes, and the right price!!!

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  20. There's a find and PRICE of a lifetime. My heart is swooning! Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings from Oklahoma City,
    Meredith at thepolkadotshoes.blogspot.com

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  21. Lucky you Courtney! You always seem to find the perfect dishes! I want some white one with some type of detailing like these - just not plain. I picked up 4 with red in them the other day for Christmas use- great for cookies and milk time! I coudl use some more vintage ornaments too. I could also use more money LOL! Your decorations look like they'e coming along! Looking forward to seeing a big reveal! Hugs, Leena

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  22. Those dishes were calling your name!

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  23. Oh, the dishes are exceptionally beautiful. You were lucky. They look like wafers :-)
    A good week!

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  24. Thank goodness you stopped. They are precious!

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  25. Oh how lovely how could you not snap them up, so pretty.

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  26. I love your plates... very pretty... Hugs!

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  27. What a fantastic find, Courtney! Sometimes you just have to go with that little tug that says "stop". : ) These dishes are so beautiful and I love the shape.

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  28. Fabulous find! I could not believe the price! They are wonderful!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  29. Courtney what a steal! Good thing you went in I think they were calling your name! Your holiday home is looking beautiful! Is that French feedsack cloth I spy on your table?
    xx
    Anne

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  30. Oh my goodness. They are gorgeous. I would have grabbed those in a heartbeat. Love them. Hugs, Marty

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  31. What a great find!

    Mary Ellen
    The Working Home Keeper

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  32. and thank goodness you did stop! Those are amazing! what a find =)

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  33. Don't you love it when things that are meant for you call your name from beyond and beckon you to them? I sure do!

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  34. Great plates. Great finds. Great price, Courtney! Your stylin' is always so wonderful. You certainly have the talent. xo

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  35. Oh my goodness Courtney, I am in LOVE with that last photo!!! Please come to my house and make it as dreamy as yours! :)
    Gorgeous creamy dinnerware, and what a steal!!
    Hope you have a lovely week.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  36. You find the best dishes and lovelies...suek

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  37. As a non-recovering dishaholic, I can totaly relate to you, to stop or not to stop, that is the question!!

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  38. Love the dishes with those pretty little scallops! That last shot is gorgeous!!

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  39. Courtney, you write so beautifully. I don't think I could have done justice to those dishes if I had picked them up. But I did think of you for a split second as I rushed through the store looking for treasures. Definitely a score.
    Cheers,
    Miss Ellie

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  40. I ove these dishes, what a great find and a good thing you stopped. What a deal!

    Cynthia

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  41. Are you kidding me!! What a spectacular deal!!! You are one lucky girl!!! Beautiful!! Love all the pics!

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  42. So jealous, they are wonderful. Love the look and it fits so well with your beautiful home.

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  43. Oh Cortney,
    You just have no idea how bad I want those dishes! Lucky you! They make me feel like back home. My mother is from France and I know they would feel like home. Christmas Blessings to you and yours....
    Christy

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  44. Oh, Courtney...you lucky girl! They are simply gorgeous. I am so jealous of your steal and gladfor you that you stopped and shared your wonderful find and gorgeous photos w/us. Looking forward to seeing more!
    Would you share what camera you use? I am asking Santa for a new one!!!

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    1. Hi JP! I have a Canon Rebel~ LOVE LOVE LOVE it and highly recommend it!! :)

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  45. Hi Courtney!!

    The are so beautiful!! The price is unreal, It's funny how that happens,
    that when we see the prices of items being outrageous and then we find
    a beautiful treasure and the price is ridiculously low. YAY!!!!

    The are so beautiful and elegant!! Congratulations!!!

    Pam
    xox

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  46. Oh wow! What a wonderful find! I did the same thing this AM. I drove past and didn't stop, now I am wishing I had! Thank you for our kind comments!
    Sherry

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  47. Gorgeous!! I sure would have snagged them up too!

    blessings
    barb

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  48. They are beautiful. Great price too.

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  49. YOU got some amazing finds !!!!!! love them
    I would of purchased those too... I just blogged yesterday on some blanket finds like that ...I love these plates etc..the edges are just beautiful .......... Have a blessed day

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  50. Oh my gosh! FIFTY CENT???? What a wonderful find! How blessed are you? Looks like Christmas came early at your house! :)

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  51. I know I shouldn't, but I seriously have thrift store dish envy! Love them!

    Blessings,

    Doreen

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  52. Wow! Aren't you glad you listened to your inner self? GREAT FIND!

    Doreen
    altered-artworks.blogspot.com

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  53. I am loving those dishes...what a steal! Enjoy! donna :)

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  54. Those dishes are just my style. I love your blog. You are an inspiration for me.

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  55. I love white plates for fancy dinners! Could you please consider following each other? www.shineonbyandrea.blogspot.com

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  56. Courtney, your dishes are absolutely gorgeous! They look all lacy and romantic. What a treasure to find. Your staging is always so beautiful and I have trouble in this area. I will be using your blog as inspiration if you don't mind.
    Please visit the French Hen's Nest any time and consider joining us.

    Linda

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