Saturday, January 7, 2012


I love shopping!  I would go everyday if I had plenty of money, but as it is, I go "thrift" shopping and sometimes get lucky.  Today was one of those days.  I was lazy this morning - hubby got up early and took our grandson on a Youth hunting trip, so I crawled back in bed.  It's not much fun going flea marketing without him anyway.  After I got my second cup of coffee in me, I decided to run into town to pick up a few things and passed by Ross, a discount store similar to TJ Maxx.  I figured I had already missed their Christmas closeouts, but on a whim, I pulled in.

I'm a sucker for dishes, and I love tablescaping, so I was drawn to the home goods aisles first.  I need a new set of everyday drinking glasses, and yes - I found some!  $8.99 for ten nice 17 ounce ones.

As I browsed, I saw what looked like Spode - the Christmas Tree pattern salad plates.  I turned them over and they were indeed Spode!  And for $3.49 each.  The retail price was not damaged by the Ross sticker  - $24 each retail!   They only had three, but I scooped them up.

Bingo!  Believe it or not, these are bringing at least $15 each on Ebay, so the first thing I did when I got home was list them!  That means I'll get my drinking glasses for free, plus have a little extra to go in my pocket.

Hubby called me while I was shopping and wanted me to go to lunch with him and the grandson.  I hurried home and we went out for a burger at Five Guys.  Hmm....we still have time to go to the flea market, but will there be anything good left?  Sometimes people bargain at the end of the day, so away we go. 

Remember my obsession with dishes?  These will be beautiful for a Valentines Day tablescape! 
Waverly - Garden Lane pattern!  Hoo-boy!  I love these and you are not going to believe what I paid for them!  Four dinner plates, nine placemats and a table runner - all for $5.  If I had been there earlier that morning and the seller had asked $20, I would have bought them.  But all she asked was $5...for everything.  All the other shoppers were asleep on that one! 

After selling my Spode, I will end up with some free stuff today.  Don't you love it when that happens.  Tell me some of your bargain deals!  I love to hear about it and will feature it in my next blog. 

Happy bargain shopping!!!  Until next time.


  1. Wow! How lucky were you with those bargains my friend. Loved the Spode Christmas plates and the garden lane patterns were really pretty. I've often thought about listing things on e-bay, but worry about whether they would get broken in transit, and how much they would cost to post. Good luck with your new blog!I think I might just be your number 1 Follower!!

  2. OH ME TOO, I Love dishes,. I have to monitor myself or I will overdo on dishes and Fabric too, I Love fabric.
    Such Artistry.

  3. Oh, I ve these the Spode Christmas plates and the garden lane patterns. So beautiful and lovely♡♡♡
    Lucky you!!!

  4. Thanks to all of you who have commented! I'm excited about blogging about things I love to do.


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