I have to stop going to the thrift stores so often. Although I don't spend much I am feeling the pinch from rising gas prices (I just paid $3.45 a gallon), my $100/month rent increase, and the rising prices of just about everything lately. My sewing machine is waiting to be picked up and that's $150 that I just can't seem to pull out my budget right now. Anyway, I found these things a couple weeks ago before I realized I needed to curb my spending.
This platter has very cute pink roses. Sorry, this one came out really blurry. (I was rushing to get these pictures taken last night before American Idol came on.) It has a cute scalloped edge. I think this one is made is Austria, if I remember correctly. There is more and more pink slipping into my blue and white home!
I needed a silver tray for my silver tea set and when I saw this one, I almost didn't buy it because it was so tarnished I couldn't tell what shape it was in. Now that I polished it, I think it's a newer piece. It says Oneida on the back. I think I paid $5.99 for this. I think a lot of people get silver as wedding presents and as soon as it tarnishes they get rid of it. I actually like polishing silver, there's something satisfying in seeing that transformation.
I've always wanted a set of these fish dishes. My daughter and I love green salads with shrimp for dinner in the summer and I thought these would be great for that. There is one large platter and 6 salad dishes. This was $6.99 for the set.