I rarely stop by Goodwill or the Mission thrift store these days. However, I was out running errands recently so I made certain to visit both stores on my way to pick up a prescription. My timing was perfect!
I wanted to share these items to show how one can have lovely items for serving meals, pretty tea time "girly stuff", and good books at a very low price. Everything shown cost between 49 cents and $1.99. :)
I've been wanting to read Mitten Strings For God for awhile so I was so happy to find it.
I also found a Barbara Pym book I'd never read. If you enjoy British novels, you might like Barbara Pym. I have read two of her books and enjoyed them very much, Excellent Women and Quartet In Autumn.
She is often compared to Jane Austen as she is a great observer of people and her writings show an understanding of human nature in an often humorous manner.
This is called her "darker" novel so I must admit to wondering what it will be like. It was cheap enough I could take the chance to see if it is good. If not, I'll donate it to the library sale.
The silver and crystal carafe was my most "expensive" find at $1.99. I thought it added depth and height to my tea tray... even if I never use it to serve anything, it is pretty.
By the way, the teapot was a garage sale find from long ago.
I really don't need any more serving dishes but these were pretty and cheap. I could think of all kinds of things to serve in them.
It's hard to tell but the round platter is much larger than it looks. Hmmmm... crudites and dip?
I found the tea cozy at the Mission thrift store, on the shelf where they keep all the tablecloths and such. It is very well insulated and the brocade is even prettier in person.
The little old lady at the cash register had no clue what it was and as it had no price, she asked if a dollar would be fine. Of course, my answer was yes!
Even after I told her it was a tea cozy, she looked at me with a blank expression. Obviously not one who has been to enough tea parties... how sad.