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Thrifted Goodies Volume 10

By Rachel

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Last Updated on November 17, 2023 by Rachel Granholm

Come see what neat things I found in thrifted goodies volume 10!

Thrifting has been crazy good lately. It usually happens where, about every third thrifting trip, I come out empty handed. But, each time I’ve gone this month, which has been more than normal, I’ve found at least one pretty thing! Today I’m sharing my latest finds and how I have them styled in my home. I’ll also give you some simple tips and tricks for thrifting in hopes that you will be able to find pretty things, too. Join me for thrifted goodies volume 10!


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You are in for a treat today because we are bringing you triple the thrifting! I am so happy to have you back again for our monthly thrifting series here on the blog. This month, we’ve invited Maria from Pure Happy Home to join in the fun. Together, the three of us are bringing you three different thrift posts and ways to use thrifted decor in your home. Below, you will find links to both of their posts. Head over to their blogs as well and say hello! You may find just the thing you were looking for.

My friend and partner in this series, MaryJo from Master’pieces’ of my Life, is sharing a super neat thrifting post including this vintage apothecary bottle. How cool is that?!

a vintage apothecary bottle from Master'pieces' of my Life

Maria from Pure Happy Home is our guest this month. Maria has a beautiful blog all about home decorating. She also loves to thrift. Head over and see how she adds thrift store finds to a modern home!

thrifted finds from Pure Happy Home

Thrifted Goodies Volume 10

You guys, I’ve found some amazing pieces over the past month and I’m so excited to share them with you! My favorite thrift store has been packed with goodies lately. I guess everyone is spring cleaning their homes and basements and I am Here. For. It! It’s an exciting adventure every time because you just never know what you are going to find. Let’s jump right into it!

Two Framed Floral Pictures

Here is the first of two beautiful framed flower pictures. I rarely come across art like this that is so perfectly framed and matted. For $5.99 a piece, I had to bring these home with me. They are the most lovely decor for Spring!

I can’t decide if these are Tulips or Poppy’s. Both of those flowers are at the top of my ‘favorite flowers list’ so it doesn’t matter to me either way!

thrifted poppy flower art in a frame

I wasn’t sure about the gold frame initially and thought about painting it. However, once I got home and saw that the frame did have some contrasting bronze and copper flecks in it, I decided to leave it as is.

For Spring, I hung this picture on the wall to the left of my new hutch. The flowers bring some much needed color to that corner!

thrifted art displayed next to a white hutch

The other flower painting, from the same artist as the one above, is hanging to the left of the mantel.

I absolutely adore the wildflowers in this picture. The pastel colors are a breath of fresh air after the drab winter!

thrifted wildflower art

This art looks so pretty paired with milk glass and some Tulip stems on the mantel.

Through my years of thrifting, I have found that quality art is hard to come by. My advice to you would be when you find art that you love and it’s a great price, buy it, no matter the frame. You can always change or paint the frame to fit your style later on.

wildflower art displayed over a mantel with milk glass

Ironstone Lidded Dish

This was a find that I just about missed out on.

I had already done two laps around the store, one going clockwise and one going counter-clockwise. I was just about to leave empty handed when I took one more pass through the dishes.

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the tiny handle of this lid sticking out from the very back of the shelf. Initially I thought it was a newer piece from a department store or something. But, as soon as I picked it up and felt how heavy it was, I knew it was Ironstone.

a thrifted ironstone lidded dish in a hutch

I turned it over to be sure and saw the England Ironstone marking. You guys, I’m pretty sure this is old…it’s by far the oldest piece of Ironstone that I have in my collection. For only $2.00, I mean, come on.

This pretty piece is displayed, front and center, in my new hutch. The handles on the sides and the lid are just so stinkin’ cute!

vintage, thrifted dishes styled in a hutch

Pink Floral Butter Pat

This is the second butter pat that I have found while antiquing! This one came from one of my very favorite antique stores when my husband and I went out a few weeks ago. I only purchase butter pats if they are $5.00 or less and this one was only $3.00!

I don’t know how I spot these dishes because they are so tiny. My heart is drawn to them so I’m pretty sure they find me, I don’t find them 🙂

a vintage ironstone butter pat with pink flowers

Pink is not usually a color that I gravitate towards but the flowers on this are more pastel pink, making it not so bright. The scalloped edges are similar to my other butter pat and thought they would look pretty stacked together in my hutch.

Antiquing Tip: When you find something in a locked case, such as this butter pat, take a photo of the case number with your phone. Then, when you are ready to check out, you have the number handy for the cashier so they can grab the correct key in an efficient manner.

vintage butter pats in a milk glass pedestal bowl

Blue and White Transferware Vase

You guys. I can’t even describe the joy I felt when I spotted this.

My hubby was looking at the pots and pans in the kitchen aisle. I typically breeze through that area because I’m not usually in the market for those types of items. But, I went over to see what he was looking at and this beauty happened to be sitting right in front of my face. I couldn’t believe it!

a vintage blue and white transferware vase

Pictured above is the front of the vase. It’s literally one of the most stunning pieces of transferware that I’ve ever seen.

The photo below is the back of the vase. Either way it faces is pretty which is super helpful for decorating purposes 🙂  ironstone vase with blue flowers

I also had to get a close up photo of the pretty little feet. I mean, come on!! And, if you look closely, you can see all of the crazing. Did I mention that this old transferware piece was only $2.00?!?

vintage transferware vase

I’m calling it a vase but it could also be considered a pitcher. It is my very first piece of blue and white transferware and I could not be more happy about it.  It’s a pure treasure!

This just goes to show you to look in every single aisle at the thrift store. You never know what someone else grabbed, decided they didn’t want and set it down in a random place. a vintage transferware vase displayed with other vintage dishes in a hutcha vintage transferware vase used in a hutch for Spring

Three Embroidered Vintage Hanky’s

I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for vintage linens. When I’m thrifting, I usually find vintage table runners or table cloths but this was the very first time I’ve come across vintage hanky’s!

The first hanky I found was this one with the pink rose embroidered on it for $2.00. It was super dirty but did not have any stains or tears on it.

Thrifting Tip: Don’t shy away from vintage linens just because they are dirty. You can use OxiClean White Revive to clean linens such as these hanky’s and make them look like new. Iron with steam after you clean them and voila!

a vintage embroidered hanky with a pink flower

The hanky you see below with the blue and yellow embroidered flowers was found on a completely different day than the pink one. Isn’t that so cute?!

I paid .99 cents for this pretty hanky. The blue and yellow pair beautifully with the copper in my kitchen, adding a subtle hint of Spring to this shelf.

a vintage blue floral hanky displayed in vintage copper

The third hanky with the white embroidered flowers I picked up the same day as the pink one for only $1.00!

I just adore this trio of hanky’s…they are perfect fillers for vignettes or displays.

I’m pretty sure they were all donated by the same person because the linen itself is the exact same. I just think it’s so neat how I found two on one day and another one on a whole separate thrifting trip. It was meant to be 🙂

an embroidered hanky with white flowers on a vintage book

White Bone China Dishes

The last thrifted item I’m sharing today is this set of white bone china dishes.

I’ve been looking for plain white dishes at the thrift store for many months because I want to be able to expand my tablescape repertoire here on the blog. And, after so long, I finally found them! I purchased 6 dinner plates and 6 salad plates for under $20.

Here’s the kicker. I did a Google lens search on this brand the other day. And, come to find out, one dinner plate is $70 on replacements.com. $70!! That’s crazy. Thrifting for the win!

thrifted white bone china dishes on a table

These dishes are so beautiful. Bone china has such a different feel to it. They are super lightweight and very smooth. I’m 99% sure that these dishes had never been used as they are in pristine condition.

The dishes are Block bone china from Thailand. If you know anything more about these specifically, comment below. I would love to find out more information!

Block bone china marking on a white plate

Here’s the thing about thrifting and antiquing. When you go often enough, you start to recognize things such as this. You learn minute qualities and details of items such as the heft of it or the glaze used on particular things. I’ve taught myself all of these things by doing. The best way to educate yourself on old things is to go and have experiences at thrift stores and antique malls.

Closing Tidbits

It is my sincere hope that this thrifted goodies volume 10 was helpful for you! My whole goal with this thrifting series is to encourage you to decorate your home with secondhand finds. This not only takes care of the Earth by keeping unused things out of landfills but also helps you to create a beautiful, unique and special home. Be encouraged to seek out things that bring you joy!

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Don’t forget to check out the thrifting adventures from Master’pieces’ of my Life and Pure Happy Home!

Leave me a comment down below. Have you found any pretty things at the thrift store lately? I love hearing from you!

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  • Rachel what a score with the ironstone lidded dish! So pretty, and the embroidered hankies are a treasure.
    Thank you for inviting me to participate here with you. I love to share the joy of thrifting with others, and especially bloggers.

    • Rachel Granholm
      April 27, 2023 9:00 am

      Thank you!! It was such a pleasure having you. Thanks so much for joining us this week!!

  • Hey Rachel! Loved seeing all of your recent finds! That blue transferware pitcher/vase is so pretty! I know you are going to get so much use out of it! Heading over to see what Mary Jo and Maria have found! Blessings, Donna

    • Rachel Granholm
      April 27, 2023 9:56 am

      Hey Donna!
      Thank you!! I knnnooowww 🙂 Drool worthy 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by today!

  • MaryJo Materazo
    April 27, 2023 9:59 am

    Oh wow Rachel!!! Where to begin. You found so many amazing pieces. The ironstone is a total score plus the transferware pitcher. 🤩 I know, feet get me every time too. And you know my weakness for linens. All those florals are stunning. And that teeny tiny butter pat is the sweetest. Love thrift shopping with you every month. And you’re so right about checking other areas in the store because customers move stuff all the time. Can’t wait to see your table scapes with the new dishes!! XO- MaryJo

    • Rachel Granholm
      April 27, 2023 10:08 am

      Haaa!!! Thank you!! Gosh it’s just so much fun!! Maybe someday we can go thrift shopping together in real life 🙂 I would love to get come out to Cali!! Thanks for another fun post, friend!

  • What a haul, Rachel! I love every single thing you brought home this month. You have definitely hit shopping gold with these pieces and I love the way you’ve displayed them all as well. They fit in perfectly with your collected style! Hugs and so excited for you, CoCo

    • Rachel Granholm
      April 28, 2023 9:26 am

      Hi! Thank you!! It’s just so much fun…just so much passion to save all the pretty old things 🙂 Thanks for coming by today, friend!! Enjoy the weekend ahead!

  • Esmé Slabbert
    April 28, 2023 11:07 am

    WOW, so many awesome pieces but the blue transferware vase immediately caught my attention. Love it.
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    If you are not already part of SSPS, this is a personal invite to hop over and come and share your posts with us at Senior Salon Pit Stop, every Monday to Saturday.
    See my entries: 23+24 and then navigate to the bottom of my page for the Senior Salon Pit Stop linkup, we hope to meet you there virtually.

  • Oh my gosh, I am such a sucker for butter pats! Yours are adorable. Also that little ironstone tureen you found is a gem. I always love seeing all the goodies you find!

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  • Wendy McMonigle
    May 5, 2023 12:04 am

    So many great treasures! Love the blue and white pitcher and that white tureen is fabulous. You always find the best stuff. I am itching to go thrifting, maybe tomorrow.

    • Rachel Granholm
      May 5, 2023 9:18 am

      Hi Wendy!
      Thank you! Hopefully you can get out this weekend!! Thanks for stopping by!

  • The transferware pitcher/vase and hankies are so sweet! Your finds make me want to get out and thrift 🙂


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