More beautiful thrifty finds

Our continuing winter weather has kept me indoors a bit more than I would like – it’s not so much the snow as it is the bitter cold – but I did finally┬áventure out to see what was new at the Goodwill. Not much in the dish department, but textiles were another story.

I did pick up this sweet little Haviland Limoges saucer – lately I’ve been enamored with Limoges!

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I found four butter-yellow placemats – a color I’ve been looking for!

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I also nabbed a set of 5 reversible placemats in softest blue and yellow. They weren’t marked as far as a brand, but I suspected they were a match for my Pfaltzgraff Summer Breeze bowls and platter – confirmed when I got home.

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Also in the textiles area was this large square waffle-weave cloth with pretty ribbon work. I wasn’t sure what it was – maybe a tablecloth? – until I took it off the hanger and completely unfolded it. It’s a lined fabric shower curtain!

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Finally, I bought this stunning Wilendur tablecloth – the yellow rose design is repeated in four panels around the cloth, which measures about 40 x 40 inches.

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A recent visit to my favorite antique mall also yielded this pretty set of 8 Fire King berry bowls. I have a serving platter and four dessert plates in this pattern as well, so these are a nice addition.

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Thought I would leave you with a picture of what March 2 looks like in Iowa this year. It started snowing (again) in the late afternoon on March 1, so this is what we woke up to on Sunday morning. The temperature was minus-five!

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More soon,

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