Yes, I really am lost in a sea of blue and green glass and I'm loving it!
Today I will show you my thrifty finds and how this voyage began. Lets set sail with the Nippon plate I found for $1.50. It is so beautiful and has become the color pallet for my summer decorating redo here at the Coop.
When I was eight years old my Mom and Dad took me to a farm auction and let me bid on a few goodies. I don't recall the price that was paid for this set of 5 depression glasses, but I have loved them for ever.
Then last week I went to the D.I. and found this set of Pfaltzgraff goblets for 75 cents a piece. Can you imagine my delight? I felt like an old crow spying something sparkly for my nest.
Sailing down the isle, I found matching vases- 4 of them for $1.50 each. I don't know if they are Pfaltzgraff, but they match perfectly.
About 4 months ago I drifted to Idaho Falls for some frugal treasures and found this set of tall and short hand blown glasses. Each glass was only $1.00.
Sea Green glasses, set of five for $1.00, can't beat that at the Good Will.
There's more... Do you feel a party coming on?
I found this Margarita set at the Good Will for $7.00! It was still in the box and it was half-off day. Just couldn't pass it up...
My little clock was a bargain too at $1.50. It's not old, but I love it.
You are probably wondering where do I store all of this? I use it everyday so it's right where I can reach it. My buying policy is... if a 2 year old can't touch it, then I'd better not add it to the collection. And I thought myself pretty darn clever when I didn't have a place for the Margarita set. I used the styro-foam from the original box and cut it to fit inside an old picnic basket, placed the entire set inside, atop my refrigerator. Everyone says, "oh what a neat basket." Little do they know the secret inside...
Until we meet again just remember... If life gives you lemons, make margaritas and enjoy all of your glassware.
XO Bonn Voyage
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