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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