Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tuesdays Treasure Hunting

Do you just yard sale, thrift store shop, look for the sale rack, or do you treasure hunt? I am fortunate that my husband likes a good yard sale as much as I do and doesn't mind going with me. It is that time of year again, but I take a little different perspective. I am looking for what I consider a treasure when I go. Now my treasure may not be the same as yours, but that is the fun of it. Some days we find a treasure, and some days we don't. Here are a few of my latest treasures.
Punch cups, clear glass plates, and a glass punch ladle. The punch cups I got at the GW for .29 each. They were regular .59 ea and I said I would buy if they were still there when the yellow tags went half- price and they were. There were 11 cups, but this is to add to my collection of cups. What made me jump on it was when I saw these cups with the matching punch bowl at an antique shop for $200.00! I love using glass plates and cups for parties and showers, much more so than paper.
The antique store said the designs was "feathers"

I love the glass ladle, much better than my plastic one. Can't wait for the opportunity to use them.

Well gotta run for now. Just got a call to sub this afternoon. Let me hear about your treasures.


Tiffany said...

Yowza...$200?! What a deal you got!
There is just something so pretty about a punch ladle. They're elegant. :)

Thanks for coming by and leaving sweet words. I went back and forth about being honest, but I'm glad I was, because I just want to be real.

Have a fun day subbing. Don't let those kiddos wear you out too much!

Runner Mom said...

Love that glass ladel!! Great finds, Jackie! Hope you have fun at school today!


Shannon said...

Love everything you got! I am always on the lookout for a glass punch ladle!!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

WoW... I am jealous... GREAT finds!

Ms. Tee said...

What a great find! I have an old punch bowl and cups from my grandma that look something like this and I love them. :)

Heather Anne said...

I'm collecting E.O. Brody Cleveland OH white milk glass compotes/ planters - just little ones with pedestals! I have found quite a few at GW for less than $1 - and they are so handy and pretty to store wee things in around the house! If they get broken (we have a boy who has been mistaken for a hurricane), we just clan up the mess and life goes on!

Sandy said...

Oh, Jackie, those are the party plates that I grew up with! I have so many wonderful memories :) I love to thrift! :)

Smelling Coffee said...

I collect glass plates and punch cups like these! I look for unusual ones at yard sales and antique stores, and have all shapes and sizes. I love them, and use them as often as I can. My shopping challenge is that I never pay more than $1 for a cup or plate. Fun!