Friday, February 3, 2012

Thrifted ---Vibrant Patterned Salad Bowl. Ole!

Today we are joining Thrifty Things Friday on Diann's blog, The Thrifty Groove and Show and Tell Friday on Cindy's blog, My Romantic Home. We're also joining Follow Me Fridays.

Click on all of the above blogs and get ready to see some wonderful posts.

One day this week we took an excursion to a favorite thrift store, Savers, in West Springfield, a city in Western Massachusetts.  

Savers is a supermarket-sized thrift store, the proceeds of which benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Wouldn't all thrifty shoppers just love to go there?

Whenever the opportunity comes to go to Saver's, I jump at it because there are almost always terrific things to be found. Many are top quality.

There have even been times when  items had original store price tags on them. Isn't that just amazing?

As I pushed a cart up and down the aisles of the housewares section of the store, my eyes zoomed in on an absolutely sizzling patterned bowl. 

This is the kind of bowl that would make any salad look fabulous!

Picking this beauty up, I turned it over. It said "Tabletops Unlimited." It was part of Espana (Spain) dinnerware, in La Barca (boat ) pattern.

It still had a Macy's sticker on the bottom, too.

The design around the bowls edges is just bursting with many colors.

Another dazzling design can be found inside the bowl. You can see it below.

The price was $12.99. 

That's a LOT more than what I'd usually pay for a thrift store item, other than furniture, but this intricately patterned bowl really appealed.

I'd be willing to bet this bowl in Macy's would cost a LOT more, don't you think?

So it came home with me. It will not be joining other items on my eBay site because this little beauty is all mine. OLE!



Linda O'Connell said...

You do know how ot find a treasure, Susan.

Rebecca said...

I can see why you were attracted to this bowl, Susan!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I don't blame you for getting the beautifully decorated bowl even if you had to spend a little more money. I like the best deal possible but it doesn't feel so bad if I am shopping at a place where I know my money will help someone. That happened to me recently when I just had to have some silver plated flatware and paid a lot more than is my usual amount for a shop like that. If looking at the bowl makes you happy then don't worry about the price. That's what I tell myself, anyway. Heehee.-----Shannon

Bookie said...

This is a great the colors...just right for your kitchen!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful bowl Susan! I love patterns and plain...hard to choose! hugs, Linda

diane stetson said...

It's too pretty to eat salad in.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I love that bowl! Definitely would have picked it up. Hope your day is great. Tammy P.S. Jingles forgives you for thinking she is a tomcat. Ha!

La Tea Dah said...

Wow, a beautiful bowl! When I looked at it I thought"southwestern" and decided it went with you quite well! Made in Spain --- yup --- perfect!

Susan said...

Sending out the welcome mat for Kerrie, this blog's 265th Follower!

She is from Queensland, Australia!

Welcome, Kerrie. Please come to visit often!

Thanks to EACH of you for reading this post. You are so appreciated.

Hugs to all, SUSAN

Angel said...

I like plain and patterned. I need to go shopping with you! What great deals!

Thanks for linking up, btw. :)

Chatty Crone said...

You found a great bowl. And I love colorful patterns myself, Sandie

Diann said...

Love this bowl and would love a whole set of these dishes. I really like patterned dishes. i always have my solid color ones to mix and match them. Thank you for joining TTF last week! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

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