Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What We're Looking For Wednesday

Catchy Title
Or Not

My friend Kris is looking to add
to a set of dishes she found.
She put this info on her blog
and I thought it was such a great idea
to get everyone involved.

I mean, who knows thrift shops
better than your fellow bloggers?
You just never know who might run into these.

I've also been looking for plates
to complete a set I found at Goodwill. 
 Kris and I are both looking for bird themed

I figured it can't hurt to send word out
and see if anyone has seen these anywhere.
If you live in the Phoenix, Arizona area
or in the Corona, California area
and have seen any of the dishes that are
pictured below, please let me know.

Here's the set that I'm looking for:

Kris lives in the Corona area in California.
She's looking for these:
I will be heading to California to see Kris
next month so if you live in the Phoenix area or
Corona area, let us know and we can
go grab either set.

Also, let me know if you're looking
for anything in particular and I'll post it
on my blog.

This could be fun.
Or it could be a big pain.

We shall see.

addendum:  I just realized that today is Tuesday.
I'm leaving it.



Kris said...

You are BRILLIANT!!! Wouldn't it be great if we both found more dishes!!!! I am SO on it for you my friend!!! I am in thrift shops all the time, and I am going to be searching with a purpose!! How many do you currently have?
Thanks so much Holly!!!!

Anonymous said...

my friend has the dishes that you are looking for, she live here in Ontario Canada but,she also has a house in Mississippi her husbands works there, maybe she could hook you up.I will ask, its Ok about the bloop,, Wednesday is almost here,

just call me jo said...

You had me convinced for a minute...I thought I missed a day--blacked out and lost that sucker Tuesday. Whew! That was scary for a minute.

Don't know nuthin' about those dishes but they're lovely. Add more twinkle lights...

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

WHAT!? It's not Wednesday? I have to work another whole day for it to be Friday?? Geesh.. {insert big 'ol pouty face}

You can also try http://www.replacements.com

Then when you're done..find http://www.whathteheckdayitis.com...OK?

Laraine Eddington said...

I can't believe people actually use matching plates.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the plate hunting! I particularly like your plate - the bird design would make a lovely quilt block!

Chatty Crone said...

I love to thrift myself - but I really don't know much about these plates.

Anonymous said...

Well, I REMEMBER those plates. Does that count?

I think my mother had the blue ones once. And the Johnson Bros were very popular when I was but a wee lass.

I'm off to check out the local second hand store for you with my fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

I just got back....nothing there on the shelves today. But I will keep looking on my visits to stores in the area. Do you want just plates?

Linda said...

I'll ask my son to look...he works as a manager mentor for Goodwill and ya just never know...

Debi@7Gates said...

You might try Replacements, Ltd. It has the worlds largest selection of old and new dinnerware; its the size of 7 football fields. You might find some info there if you don't go the thrift store route. Here's their webb address:
Its here in N.C., just down the road a little from me. Check it out. Its a really neat site to play around with if you love dishes.

ain't for city gals said...

This is the way to do it!...you certainly can't afford shipping anymore...it is outrageous!...I will write these down in my little notebook and keep an eye out...

Genn said...

Hope you gals both find your dishes!
And glad you know it's just Tuesday. :)

~Niki~ said...

I love buying vintage CLEAN gently used bed sheets!
I use them for quilts. They look awesome in baby quilts. So cute and vintage.
I've never seen those plate patterns, but they are awesome. I especially like the chicken/rooster one.

Anonymous said...

Great idea, you're so sweet Holly! Also I'd like to be adopted as your neice...can we draw up some kind of legal schmegal paperwork while your out to make that happen? And...can I be adopted at 28?

corners of my life said...

I love the colors in your dishes. Very vintage Martha Stewartish. Good luck on your quest.

deb said...

while you guys are at it could you find me some more of the vintage towels with the owls that Kris found????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
LOVE the dinner plates!!!!!!