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Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Weekend Score

Well, hello lovely friends! :) And how was your weekend? I am hoping it was a beautiful one for you, and that you are staying cool!

We actually had sun this weekend. And eighty degree weather today.


I could hardly believe it. And I wait with some suspicion to see whether the sun will indeed return tomorrow as they have forecasted.

{The weather forecasts here are often wrong...}

Now then. Enough about the weather in Seattle. ;)

I must share with you The Weekend Score. By this of course, I do not mean baseball. I mean garage sales!

How many of you LOVE, even live for, garage sales? I am sure if I could see all hands raised, it would be every single one of you. You're smart and money-savvy like that. :)

I must admit, the garage sales here haven't been so great in the past. I'm not really sure why. It is the same with the thrift stores in my area {about a half hour outside Seattle}.

But this year, it has been better. And I found a thrift store that I love! And my kids love all the wheelchairs they have. Way too much, actually. They like to push around in them in the store.

{I can only guess what other shoppers are thinking of us.}

Ahem. But I was telling you about The Weekend Score, wasn't I? Okay, back to that...

The children and I happened upon a little garage sale, and at first I didn't see anything. But the ladies running it were so nice, and we had fun talking for a while.

Then I noticed these:

{Seven dinner plates, two little bowls, and one small pitcher.}

Now it's true the silver edging is worn, but to me, that only makes me love it more! I love that they are old pieces with so much history.

And although I dearly love my grays and whites, and always will, this is my favorite shade of blue~ soft and romantic. Just perfect for a little cottage.

And of course after giving them a sudsy bath, I had to play house with them, setting them next to a jar of old flatware.

But the part of this story that touched my heart is when I asked what the owner wanted for this sweet china. {There was no price attached.}

She said she'd be happy with a dollar. At first I thought she must mean for each piece, but she meant one dollar
for all of them! I insisted she take at least two dollars and that I should make her take more! :)

But I think she was just honestly thankful that someone thought they were a treasure and would treat them well. She and her husband have had them since they married many years ago, so I know they definitely hold some sentimental value for her. So wasn't that so sweet and kind of her?

And that, my friends, is my Weekend Score. :)

Did you find a treasure this weekend? I would love to hear!

Well then~ thank you so much for coming by, and I hope you have a beautiful Monday!





Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

One buck???!!!! That was a score!! They are beautiful!!

Tiff said...

No way!!! What an amazing find! What a gorgeous blue! Just goes to show that great things come to great people! X

michelle said...

Those are so beautiful Jenni and that is so sweet of the owner. Sometimes just knowing that our treasures will be cared for by those that understand is worth more than money. :)

I hope you enjoy your week and that the sun shines for you!

Deborah said...

These are so romantic and soft!
What a sweet lady and how blessed you are to have such a lovely set from her.

Deborah xoxo

Unknown said...

What beauties. I'm sure you can think of all sorts of stories they might have. Thanks for the comment:)

Amy Kinser said...

What a sweet and wonderful story about the dishes and yes, they are gorgeous. I am so happy you got them because I truly believe you will treasure them like she did.

Blessings to you, Amy

Amy Chalmers said...

those are so sweet and perfect for a little cottage romance!

Anonymous said...

I wonder why she wanted to practically give away her sweet china? But, you're right ~ it's a blessing for you to receive! Too cute!!! Now you can enjoy and use them in your home and maybe that's the blessing to her.

Crystal said...

So beautiful and so sweet!