Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What Happened to the Party?

Well... I tried, I really did but our stormy weather said otherwise, so my own patio just didn't get to beyond sopping wet! :-(

So again, I'm left hoping for a patio that looks as good as this one... Sorry, Barb! I tried, I really tried... (sob... sob)

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Yesterday, I went to Goodwill. Yep, Good Ol' Goodwill... I said to dh, "We need a cart." He said, "Why, are you sure you're gonna find anything?" (Imagine his face asking, "what now?" at the same time) ;-) Well, I'm glad I found an empty cart nearby since I found plenty so I know I qualify for the above two memes! Silly dh... LOL

Didn't I mention I'm already getting ready for Fall?
Don't worry, I'm also getting ready for Summer...
These saucers kept grabbing my attention and boy, did I ignore them several times as hubby doesn't believe in saucers. I didn't see them as saucers, I saw them as dessert plates for our Thanksgiving dessert table. Imagine my surprise when I turned them over and I saw this...

They are Homer Laughlins!
At GoAntiques dot com, the J-83 was described as pre-60's.
They have one set of teacup and saucer for $12, but I paid $3.52 for 8 saucers, I mean dessert plates!

According to McCulloh Antiques Dating Info:
"From 1930 to 1960, a letter indicated the month. A two digit number indicated the year and the letter and number indicated the plant. These numbers are in addition to the name Homer Laughlin and the shape in some instances."

Here's another interesting find.
As you know, I love anything embossed and anything to do with Fall,
so when I found this pattern,
it was love at first sight!

I was in total shock when I discovered that the maker was....



This is the only pattern I've liked.
I couldn't pass up 99 cents each,
the 6 plates were just winking at me left and right!
So I brought them home and I still love them.
I am now more excited about Thanksgiving!

And then there are these wine goblets with a thin gold rim.
The texture is inside of the glass!
I didn't think much of the quality since they were among regular drinking glasses.
Again, imagine my surprise when I checked the quality of the glass
through its sound vibration and they turned out to be crystal!
I got all 4 of them for $3.96!

Goodwill knew I was coming!

Thank you to our lovely hosts, Tam and Diane for ensuring our fun every week. Make sure to visit everyone who joined in so we can see more goodies!

TABLESCAPING IDEA: ("Brain is not picky at all) After your GW trip, wash them all and use them! Just use some votives to make your table pop and enjoy your more than three thrifty treasures a second time around!


  1. Chandy,
    I share in your excitement! Don't you just love a successful GW day? You got yourself some awesome finds. I'm keeping an eye out for some dishes too. I'm running out of tablescapes for TT. Have a great Tuesday!

  2. You scored, GF! Nice stuff and what a bargain...Christine

  3. I guess I'm going to have to figure out where our local Goodwill is located.

  4. Good morning ladies, thank you! I was so psyched when I found all of those. ;-)

  5. Girlfriend, I told you to always have faith when you enter a GW...grab that buggy! Your new treasures are just splendid. The Home Laughlin "dessert plates" are adorable. If you're like me, the price makes them even more special. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Your goblets are a real deal. I agree with you. I don't see any reason saucers won't make perfectly good dessert plates! Now why don't you like Gibson. period. ?:)

  7. Hey Chandy,
    Love your pretties ! You do have the collection ! I just love those homer plates...and what a great deal you got on those
    glasses ! Have a great day !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  8. You hit the jackpot with your Homer Laughlin! I'm so impressed :)

    And I love the crystal - I need to come with you next time!


  9. Wow!! You sure found some wonderful stuff! Don't you just love a good Goodwill find!

  10. Chandy, you found some real treasures. I love to go to GW and most always find something. Your treasures are wonderful. I just found 4 Churchill England Willow plates for $.99 cents each. There is always something that I just have to have. Hugs, Marty

  11. wow crystal at the goodwill...you are a lucky girl

  12. You did really well at Goodwill. I'm hoping to get to one I used to visit in a nearby city soon.

  13. Awww Chandy I wanted to see your porch party too!

    Your new set of four goblets are gorgeous! :)

  14. Chandy,
    Great finds. I may just have to make a Goodwill run after lunch. Thanks!

    P.S. I didn't get my porch ready for the party either. But my only excuse is procrastination. Remember I am the queen!

  15. Chandy, I am so envious. We do not have a good Will store here in Franklin. Your purchases are wonderful. I too love Homer Laughlin. I gave away a perfect set for twelve with dozens of extra pieces. Three platters, covered casseroles etc. It was the eggshell pattern with small spring flowers. I miss it, but my daughter-in-law loves the dishes, as they are now hers.

    Sorry about the bad porch weather. We have had rain too, but today is beautiful. I am showing my garden and porch tomorrow on Outdoor Weds.

    have a happy day planning your lovely tablescapes with those new dishes.


  16. Chandy, Once again some great scores! I am impressed! Waytago!

  17. I enjoy Homer Laughlin but I am not a fan of Gibson either. Happy 3 or more and 2nd time around to you Chandy!!

  18. You found some good stuff but I like the glassware the most. They are really pretty. Of course it is all about the wine with me.

  19. Great finds! Also, Since everyone was so helpful in my tassel giveaway, I am offering a 50% discount on tassels to anyone that left a comment for me on tassels. You may want to wait until I get more listed, or not. Choices are on my website. Just email me the ones you want when you make a choice. Website and email links are on my blog. Thanks so much for participating. I didn't plan this, I just couldn't figure out how to choose one person, so I took the first one with lots of ideas, and then offered everyone else a huge discount.

  20. You really hit the jackpot at GW. Maybe the next time I visit GW in out area, I will find some treasures like you did! Have a wonderful Tuesday..Julie

  21. Beautiful finds..
    You can't tell if something is "good" (whatever THAT means) by them being in with jelly glasses. You just have to search them out...oh..and I ADORE Gibson!! haha..

  22. Uh oh, Chandy, don't tell Gollum you don't like Gibson..that's what her new white dishes are...I have them too! :) Def NOT fine china...
    Love all your finds and how you are organizing them.
    Are you making a spread sheet? I was told I should do that..don't know how! So I just hope I remember what I have!

  23. Hey Girlfriend...

    Wowzer...you did good, my friend!!! I love your little saucers...I mean dessert plates from Homer Laughlin...they'll be pretty for Thanksgiving!!! And my favorite...those beautiful white plates with the embossed wheat...so pretty!!! And if you hadn't found enough treasures to carry home...you find those beautiful goblets!!! Hehe!!! I'm so happy for you, Girl!!! You made some great purchases!!!

    Have a fabulous week!
    Warmest wishes,

  24. Oh, my goodness! I want to go thrifting with you! You at those dishes! You did so well!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :0

  25. Hi Chandy! What great buys. I too love fall and always pick up something during the year if it is for fall...especially at a discount! Woohoo. You got some great stuff. Hope your day is marvelous!

  26. Chandi,

    I heartd that the Porch & Patio thingie was postponed for two weeks because of all the rain your area had.

    Anyway, I love the dishes you found and it is always a nice surprise to see that they are made by a reputable and coveted company. I love how you are getting ready for Fall. I am getting ready for Tablescape Thursday and even taht is an ordeal for me!!

    Have a wonderful week! By the way, Goodwill is a gold mine. I also meant to say the crystal goblets are fabulous!


  27. Ladies, thank you and some of you are so hilarious! LOL

  28. Sorry you didn't get to post your porch. I just about didn't make it either.

    I love your goodwill finds. I wish we had a nice goodwill store. I adore the crystal glasses.

  29. Chandy, I wnat to go to your Goodwill store! What wonderful finds! Yep! You knew you needed a basket, and wow, were you right! laurie

  30. Oh Chandy, you are a GW shopper extraordinaire for sure! I LOVE those white embossed plates, and we will forgive them for the "Gibson" backstamp; after all, it's not their fault!

    But those goblets!!! They are so pretty -- they will go with everything I think.
    Thanks for sharing!

  31. Terry, Laurie and Cass; I lucked out! I was there at the right time. That's for sure!

  32. Chandy,
    what GREAT GW finds. You are the queen of fabulous dish purchases. I love the embossed Gibson plates, white is so very versatile.
    Have a wonderful week,


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