Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Thrift Store Finds

About 3/4 of the stuff that comes into the thrift store I manage is unsellable - dirty, broken, out of style etc. but some days fun things come in that are unique, and something I just HAVE TO HAVE. LOL. Unfortunately this can be a work hazard - especially to your wallet. I plan to put these items in my kitchen but not exactly sure where, probably on top of my cabinets.

This platter was $2


This coffeepot for $1.50
( it has a crack on the bottom so it can't be used for coffee only decoration )


Teacups for $1






The most unique thing abt this teacup is that you can see thru it
I haven't ever seen one like it- has any one else?









Cool, Huh?



19 comments:

  1. It really is cool. I havn't seen one that you can see through either. How fun. All of your treasures are gorgeous. You found some real beauties. Hugs, Marty

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  2. That is cool! What pretty thrifty finds!

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  3. Love your finds.

    That translucent tea cup/saucer - - - how cool is THAT!?!

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  4. Oh that is very cool how you can see through the cup. Great photos to demonstrate that!! :0)
    You got some good deals!

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  5. I like them too love ya honey Chuck

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  6. Those are the coolest teacups! I've never seen anything like it. Great finds!

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  7. My cousin had a tea cup that you could see a face in the bottom of the cup - it was a geisha I do believe. Ever since then I'd always held tea cups up to the light to see if their was a picture in them -- I'd never seen another one until now!! How totally cool! Polka dots!

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  8. What pretty finds. The see through tea cup is very unique. I've never seen anything like it either. Love the coffee pot---even with a crack it will be pretty just sitting there to enjoy.

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  9. Hi Jo!

    I am thrilled to have you join in on Thrifty Thursday! What great finds you found! I love them all! I see a fabulous tea party in your future!

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  10. what a wonderful deal great finds

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  11. Hi: I just love that pedestal cup. It is so beautiful. Thank you so much for being a part of Tea Cup Tuesday. It really would not be the same without your beautiful things. Blessings, Martha

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  12. Very nice! I used to own some of that Chinese dishware, it was exactly the same. I loved how you could see through it. I bought mine in an Asian market, twenty years ago. I don't have it anymore though.
    Thank you for sharing with us today!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  13. Yes, that is really cool! Great find!

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  14. Such pretty treasures!! You manage a Thrift Store!! Now that would be a great job but it could end up being very expensive. I run a church flea market and end up writing a hefty check to the church for my buys!!
    You can do a floral arrangement in the cracked coffee pot!!
    Debbie

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  15. Ahhh, I see pretty teacups here!! We're having a Victorian Tea Party, on Mother's Day and you're invited! Hope you could share your lovely teacups with us! Come see!

    cielo

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  16. Loving the coffee pot..very elegant. I don't know how you do it...I could never work in a thrift store...I'd be broke...lol Have a good one.

    bunny

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  17. Wow! I need to get thrifting again! What great finds~ I am partial to the Asian cup, but love the dainty one too!
    All my best, Theresa
    Msartist Sew Crafty and your invited to drop by my other blog for a chance at a giveaway, just comment:) at the post~ Links on both blogs

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  18. THESES ARE SUCH LOVELY TRIFTING FINDS!.., I ADORE TEACUPS AND THOSE ARE JUST SO DELIGHTFUL!

    You are also most warmly invited to partake with this week's, 20th,'Wednesday Tea For me And Thee'!..,(Unfortunately I got a late start inviting people because my dear elderly mom has been unwell;thankfully she is improving!)..,

    There is alittle contes a well as prises which will be announced next week. I do hope you will partake; simply register this tea post of yours at my blog with Mr. Linky..,Also at my blog please try your hand at my contest as well; the contest rules are posted on my blog..,

    Have a marvelous week!

    I do hope you'll join in the festivities and fun and pop by soon!..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

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  19. Hi I have a see through cup like yours that I have had since I was guite young. I was told that the areas that you could see through were grains of rice.

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