Monday, April 24, 2017

Royal Dishes ~~~ and Wishes

~~~Another thrilling chapter in the "Ye Olde Curiosity Shop" dish saga~~~

About a month ago I woke up one morning and thought to myself "I'm going to Roseburg today"! I lived over in that area about 20 years ago and still love to go over and shop. It's about an hour and a half trip each way. There are two highways I can take, so I switch up how I go and which one I take back.  That day I decided to take Route 38 to 138 at Elkton over, so I could stop in Southerlin.  A few years ago I discovered that this small community has about 5 thrift stores, that it seems only the locals know about. And I never leave town empty handed!!!

I was at Goodwill, the last of the 5, when I spotted these!!!

I truly wish I had a picture of them on the shelf....the rain outside had subsided and in a brief sunny clearing a dazzling beam of sunlight came in through a window and was shinning on these dishes.  It was a moment to behold.

I could not believe my eyes there was the beautiful covered casserole with lid intact.

I could see the oval platter peeking out from behind.

What is that small plate with the candle sconce mirror?  I don't recognize it.

Oh too funny...are those the ashtrays?

Well they were all stacked on the very top shelf and if I moved the front pieces the back would topple over. I frantically searched for a tall person to come to my aid and hand them down to me. A very sweet, taller, lady was happy to oblige.

In my last post (which I started composing in November of 2016) the covered  casserole and the oval platter were on my wish list.

The $79.99 price tag went down to $72.00 (love that senior discount).  And just like that I added 23, perfect pieces of Royal, Ye Old Curiosity Shop, green transfer-ware dishes to my ever expanding collection. Covered casserole, oval platter, 6 dinner plates, 2 cups, 3 saucers, 3 desert plates, 3 fruit bowls and 3 ashtrays and the one with the mirrored sconce...well that's a salad plate, my first one ever.

~~~But you all know what the best part is~~~
the finding!!!

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Happy Hunting and Gathering!!!

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  1. Oooh great find! And yes, the hunt is a big part of the fun!

  2. Oh my gosh I'm so happy you found these dishes! I know how much you love the pattern and how much you wanted a few more to add to your collection. You certainly got your wish! And I, too, love the thrill of the hunt for sure! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home

  3. Oh, isn't it funny how findings always seem to go in series?


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