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April 27, 2009

~ MY TRASHY TREASURER"S ~

Hello girl's !!! Well this is the first time I have done trash to treasure Tuesday...but I go to the Hospice Store very Friday...I have been on a mission to find White Ironstone lol!! I know I need another collection...Len use to just stand by the door with his arm's folded , giving me the Look !!! But I now have him running all over the store picking up everything white and bringing it to me ha ha!! Hey girls it took me a month to train him on this one...Any Hoo this fun day is hosted by Diane at " a Picture is worth a thousand words " Please go by and see all the wonderful eye candy awaiting you today...


Now I got this Ironstone coffee pot and the plate I had got last month with a soup tureen. . Just added my sweet Bunnies that Dot at " Picket Place" send me tossed in some yellow flowers added some lemons...I just love Blue/white together and the yellow just gave it a POP ....This I put on my kitchen table for a springy look... Coffee pot $3.50, flowers and Lemons Dollar Tree, BUNNIES PRICELESS...



These are all just Plates I got for fifty cents each...of Course there in what else but....Blue and White...(now I will tell you Len did do the Look when I tossed these in my basket ) ha ha!! Hey he still in training girl's












Now is this not the cutest thing...it has a place for Jam, Jellies, Butter and toast...Sweet !! $2.50



Now Monday's are dump days for Len...so off he goes to the dump...and look what he came back with !! A cake dome...some lady was tossing it out because she broke the cake stand for it...Tell me I wasn't doing my Happy Dance when he comes in the door with this...again the man grabbed it because he thought it was a Cloche lol!! I gave him a Hi-Five and cooked him a Chili Relleno casserole for dinner...Oh Girls the things I do for that man!!! Now if only I could get him to understand what a Cloche is ha ha!!


Now go see Diane....May all of you have a wonderful and blessed day...I know I sure am blessed...


Hugs and smiles Glo♥ria

68 comments:

ohiofarmgirl said...

How funny. Mu dh is an auctioneer so he trys to save everything. He is at the opposite extreme. LOL Dianntha

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I was leaving a comment on your last post, and you posted again! lol

Oh, I sure do love those plates. I love blue and white plates and if I had the money, would have transferware! I just love bargain plates, especially when they are as beautiful as these! I haven't seen any ironstone at the Goodwill, but if I do, it will be coming home with me!

You have that man trained well! I would say her earned that dinner when he snatched that cake dome up!

Kady

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Good going Len!! I am needing a cake dome as my dome broke but I have the cake stand!!

Love the bunnies! You do such a great job of putting all those things together to make a great little vignette!

blessings
Mary

Barb said...

Love your cream things in the first photo. I collect cream too, but mostly pitchers.
Never thought to share them on here.
Great idea.
Blessings,
Barbara Jean

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, don't you dare tell him what a cloche is because he might not bring you any more cake domes. LOL! That man is a keeper if you've got him trained to hunt white dishes and cloches. You've got to tell me your secret because mine just sits down and says his flat feet hurt. LOL!

Loved what you found!

XO,

Sheila

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Gloria,
Thanks so much for being a part of 2nd Time Around!

Love all your new to you dishes, especially the one divided into the sections.

I can't believe your husband did that! You have done a great job with him. LOL

:) Diane

Really Rainey said...

Hey Gloria!
I loved the cake dome part of your post! What a great guy... And you will have to post your recipe forChili Relleno casserole for us, perhaps on Cinco De Mayo???!!!

~Really Rainey~

Sit A Spell said...

Saw you at Dot's and wanted to say HI. Love the ironstone pitcher...cream is a fav of mine.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh my gosh, Gloria...all these neat things to look at! My house is FULL of trashy treasures.
I LOVED your discription of your home, by the way...:) What matters to me about your home is that you love it and it shows.
I am going crazy over here trying to keep up with things. Family things going on...and blogging...well..I think you know what I mean. Sometimes it isn't easy.
What a nice post you did today!
:) Loved it!
Hugs,
Mona

Lisa (aka) French said...

Lookie all the goodies you got;) Love the cloche!! Hugs French

This simple Life said...

Your man is so cute. I can just see him holding that cake dome with a big grin on his face. I know what that would look like because mine does the same thing. I ask him for one thing and he brings home something else just as proud as can be! It's priceless.

Jessica said...

Morning G~

I'm so loving your collections~ That Len is a keeper! Hope your day is beautiful!

Big hugs~ J

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You have been tagged to pick only one photo that shows your true style. Go back and read my last post...lol

xinex said...

Good morning GF! Everything you showed here are so lovely! And I love the way you arranged the white ironstone with the bunnies, flowers and lemons. So pretty altogether. You are so right about carrying the Lladro home but not me, John hand carried it all the way. We were afraid it wouldn't be accepted in the plane as a hand carry cause the box is huge but the measurements just made it...Christine

ClassyChassy said...

Just visiting ---- found you by accident and I enjoyed seeing all of your goodies, and the story was the best! I can just imagine what went into 'the training of the man'!!! Have a great day!

Smilingsal said...

It is cute the way our men get "into" this stuff with us. You know, I just bought my cloche not too long ago, and my husband points to cake savers and declares them "large cloches!" LOL

"Blossom" said...

If this is the kind of trash you are buying than I wanta be trashy too. I too love my soup tureen and the cleaniest of the white against other colors and textures.
Good hunting I mean trashy hunting.
Blossom

Kris said...

Well I tell ya that Len is a keeper. I'm lucky in that Phil is always on the look out for things I like when we are treasure hunting, but I return the favor and look for things he likes as well.

I love that jam/jelly/toast tray. Very cute.

Have a happy day

Kris

prof en retraite said...

Hi Gloria! Well, first of all you know I love your blue and white plates!!! I'm on the hunt for ironstone, too! What a good idea to put flowers in the coffee pot! Love that cake dome...your hubby is a keeper, my dear friend!! Have a great week...hugs...Debbie

jeanne said...

Good morning Gloria, your post made me smile alot. You have a keeper in that well trained man of yours. Love your white ironstone find with the bunnies, flowers and best of all, lemons. Good job. Love the plates and cake cover. Have a great day.

Hugs...Jeanne

bj said...

I love all those pretty plates..and I am a hugh white ironstone lover !!
have a happy day!

Chari said...

Mornin' Sis...

Thought I'd get up and get an early start with the blogs...shhhh, Russell is still asleep! Hehe!!! He didn't get home till about 9 last night...he's been working so hard on that house!!!

Anyway, I'm so glad to joined in with "2nd Time Around"!!! Girl, that first photo of your new Spring vignette is stunning!!! Looks like it came right off of the page of BHG!!! I love it! Love that pretty ironstone coffee pot! Oooh...and Dottie's bunnies too!!! Pretty, pretty, pretty!!!

Love all of your blue & white plates too...can't pass those little beauties up when they're only 50 cents!!! My favorite is the last plate...it's so different...love that!!!

Girl, can you believe that lady was just throwing out that glass cake dome...OMG!!! Surely you would have thought she had a big plate, platter, or something that she could still use it on! Sheeeeshhh!!! Of course, her loss is your gain!!! Len did good on that one, Sweetie!!! I'd just let him keep thinking that he's finding cloches...hehe!!! How cute!!!

Well what's on the agenda for today, Sweetie? I've got to run into town for groceries! Other than that...nothing planned for me! Have a terrific Tuesday!!!

Love ya, Sis!
Chari

StitchinByTheLake said...

I came here from Picket's Place - and I'm glad I did. I loved your trash to treasure finds. I don't get to go to the thrift store very often right now because I'm babysitting with one of my grandchildren but I do love to go when I can. I collect Blue Willow dishes - they were the first dishes my husband and I ever had (we've been married over 44 years) and came from the parents of his best friend. Over the years I've added to them and sure do love the blue and white colors! blessings, marlene

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Ya, I don't think I would see the day my husband doing that. I do think though with your husband, the training is paying off... HaHa - Great find! I do however have my husband doing a lot of cooking. In fact when I go out and do some all day shopping, he'll have a fabulous dinner waiting for me. Sometimes I need him in hiding, so I can bring home things and hide it for awhile, then bring it out at a good time.

I love your white ironstone!!

Take Care-

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Gloria, I love your new treasures. Especially the white ironstone. Sue080 has inpiried me to start collecting it, too. You know how much of a collector I have been in the past. I can't wait to see what I can find. Yours look perfect the way you have them displayed.
Hugs, Terrie

ceekay said...

You love your hubby like I do mine. We are soooo close. I like to know how you got him to go to the dump! That is pretty cool! When I dumpster dive, he tries to slide down in the car seat!

ann said...

well Ms Gloria,Len and James are trying.Some things they just cannot get.like how to put your empty can in the trash.grrrrrrrrrrr.or how to wash dishes.what is so hard about it?i think they screw it up to get out of it myself and the wash?i don't want to go there.
but yes,James has been brining me pretty and colorful,but they are POTS.As you know I to am looking for a white tureen.but at least they're helping and not fussing.huh?....ann

ann said...

oh that birdie plate looks more like me.everytime you look at it think of me,ok?ok.i love you....ann

kimmcl said...

What a gem that man is! To bring back that "cloche" for you! I'm impressed that he even used the word cloche!! What man does that??? You and I are BOTH on a mission girl. I've been "In Search Of" white ironstone meself! Imagine my excitement when I came across some at a church flea market this past weekend. I'll post that later on this week. Have a good one my dear friend! ~Kim

ellen b said...

Love the cloche/ I mean cake dome!!
Those blue plates are all so pretty and I love that divided dish!!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Great trash to treasure finds :0)
Love the flowers in the ironstone, love the bunnies, hmm, in fact I dig it all!
Enjoy your day!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Good Morning Gloria....You scored again....you always find the best treasures....and your table is all ready for Spring...tell Len he is doing a great job finding those little treasures for you....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Mary / Mariah said...

So pretty , I love the white and you know me and blue . I still want your sink , love it so much .
Mary

Blessings of Health and Prosperity said...

I love the blue and white plates! Just came from Pickets Place.
What a lovely gift you sent her! You are indeed a very generous gal! Blessings, Celene

KayC. said...

I love that white tray for toast,ect. It is so cute and I have never seen anything like that. It is a treasure for sure.

alaurajane said...

first of all I want to thank you for your sweet comment. It was a huge help.. Now I how lucky did you get on your trash finding hunt... You did great, and so did your hubby. I sure wish I could train my hubby like that, but then again he does try lol bless him.... Your blue plates are so pretty love the pitcher and bowl.

Hugs;
Alaura

marty39 said...

Gloria, I absolutely love your white ironstone. I have been on the hunt for white for months. Now I am on the hunt for yellow and also blue and white. Your plates are gorgeous. I could use them all. So far I have only found 3. The yellow flowers with the blue and white is so pretty. Your hubby is so well trained. I leave mine at home, he has no eye for a treasure, but he is kind enough to oooh and ahhhh when I bring something home. lol Love everything you found. Hugs, Marty

Helen said...

I wish I wish our Hospice had a thrift shop ... we do have a Humane Society shop so that's where I browse.

I LOVE the way you take care of DH .. he deserves it for sure!

mommynoodles said...

Well,i just popped over from Dot's blog b/c i did'nt know about yours.And from what i hear i'm missing out on a good person!I won't be now b/c i'm following you.
The friendship between you and Dot is something to cherish and what alot of us long for!!I cryed when i read her blog this morning,that was precious of you to do that!!

And then come over to your blog and read that the bunnies in your spring gathering were....priceless!
I notice things like that!

Anyhoo,enough w/ all this sappy stuff this morning!! lol
I love your first blue/white plate the most and that tray is adorable!

I have to agree w/ everyone else that your hubby is a keeper b/c mine won't be caught dead in a TS or GW store!! lol lol And hates to even wait in the parking lot for me(that dose'nt happen often)! I think he sits on the floorboard waiting for me anyhow!! Hee-hee!

Well,i wrote a novel in your comments now,i'm sorry?(not really)!! lol

I read some of your blog,but i will be back later to read everything!Keep up all the good work!Have a very "BLESSED" day!!
mommynoodles27@yahoo.com

Picket said...

Morning girl...man you are killing me with all these beautiful white ironstone pieces you keep finding...I can't find any around here! I knew if you just kept working with him that Len would make a great 'bird dog'...uhh I mean helper in the thrift stores! lol lol

How fantastic that he has even started looking for things for you when he is out on his own...I say greet that man at the door with your stick on and lay a big kiss on him...then when he gets over his fainting spell..just smile and act like you don't know what on earth he's talking about! lol

That tray that says toast and jelly...etc is ao unique...I have never seen one of those....girl you did good! Well I better get back to painting that bedroom...I got the first coat on...yahoo..now if I can make it thru the second coat....next time I mention painting...remind me I hate to paint! Love ya sis...have a great day! ~♥~

Shanda said...

Looks like some god treasures, can I go to the dump with your husband?LOL. I am sure I could have a alot of fun there and probably find a truck load of treasures there.

Chrissy said...

Good man you have there my dear,love all those plates!!Call it what you like, cloche, cake dome, its all good!!!Talk soon, Chrissy

sue said...

OH Gloria you got me rolling on the floor girl!! Len is a keeper!! He does bring you home some good stuff, yes?? Love your ironstone finds, that tray is so neat!! And of course you got some great lookin blue and white plates. Hope you're having a great week sweetie! Amelia has a fever and I'm gettin kinda worried, Kim's supposed to be getting DR advice today! TTYL! xoxoxo

Coloradolady said...

What great treasures!! I was laughing about the cake dome...so wonderful he rescued it from the dump, reminded me of my husaband rescuing Homer Laughlin dishes...so fun!!

Sounds like you have a keeper in a husband!

Blondie's Journal said...

Gloria,

I too am a blue/white fan and I love your plates. And I think blue and yellow are a match made in Heaven. Good for you! Love all your treasures!! And your Len is a doll (that is also my father's name). :-D

xoxo
Jane

Carrie said...

Delightful post...great thrift finds!

Heather said...

great bargains again! i love the blue plates :)

Nancy said...

Gloria, I love the white ironstone and the blue and white plates! Hope you have a wonderful week! Nancy

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, just read the lovely words Dot wrote about you. How special!

Love your blue plates and the white ironstone. So pretty!

Barb

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

You are so funny! You make me happy and laugh every day! "Len is in training"!! hahahaha Now he is bringing white dishes to your cart. I have a ways to go just to get my Mr. in a store, but I'll keep working.

I do love ALL your dishes you are showing us today ~~ the white ones AND the blue ones.

Great post, as always, Gloria! :)
Donna

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Gloria,
You have some great finds there girl! And to think your husband was trainable. I don't think mine is. lol. I love going to thrift stores just to see what I can find. It's amazing what some people give away.
Kim

Linda said...

Gloria, you did good, girl! I love that ironstone pot - gorgeous! You won't believe this, but I have a cake stand that never had a dome and I found a plain dome at GW - I know how happy you are to have that dome! Linda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, you are just doing such an excellent job of training Len (and they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks!-don't tell him I said that). Wow! you and Len found some beautiful blue and white china, and I can't believe he came home from the dump with a faux cloche. I think I love the guy! laurie

Charlotte said...

Love all your blue and white. My hubby tells me I don't need anything, but then he helps me look for things. He's a sweetie.
Charlotte

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

LOL you are soooo funny! That Len is trying so hard to please his woman! I am still laughing about his reaction to the bird audio!!! Hysterical! I am green with envy over all your bargins...wish we had thrift stores here that carried such treasures...I say that like I actually have room for more dishes! LOL Thanks for the giggles today! Susan

The Raggedy Girl said...

Thanks for stopping by with such a nice comment. I think tomorrow life will get back to normal, whatever that is. I loved those blue and white plates, everything looked so lovely.

The Raggedy Girl

Cynthia said...

Gloria,
You are the queen of great finds and boy oh boy do you have Len trained well. To bring back that cake dome! Well, I'm impressed. Girl you have a ton of energy and I love all your finds but especially the centerpiece you made. Beautiful.... Hugs, Cindy

Shelia said...

Hi Gloria! Oh, I love your vignette with the little bunnies and flowers! You're good! Now the plates, you know I love those. And would you just stop and kiss Len? He's being so good! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

Hi Gloria! Thank you so much for the birthday greetings and for stopping by. Thanks for passing the plate queen crown...LOL!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Are you lucky or what?!? You're too funny! I can just imagine poor Len running hither & yon trying to find ironstone for you. He did good with his "cloche"! ♥ Diane

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

He goes to the dump??????? Oh Lordy, I wouldn't want to sniff him when he walks in the door!

Gloria, I was over at Dot's yesterday and her post and your beautiful gift practically had me in tears. What a special friend you are to send her something I know you've treasured!

Justine :o )

Melissa Miller said...

Woohoo Gloria!
Your pitcher and bunnies together are GORGEOUS.
It does look beautiful with the pops of yellow.
You're too funny how you describe your hubby shopping! Love that!

Have a wonderful day my friend.
~Melissa :)

nikkicrumpet said...

Hey Gloria...hope you're having a marvelous day. I loved the stuff you shared with us...although at first glance I thought that toast & jam thingie was a school lunch tray!!! For just a minute there I got the shivers lol

Joy said...

so cute.. you found some of the cutest and nicest things to display.

Together We Save said...

You have so many beautiful things. I don't have a good eye for things like this. But you really do. My grandmother did and I am lucky enough to have alot of her dishes.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Gloria,
I laughed and laughed, I thought I had the only guy that loves to go to the dump, and let me tell you my guy has brought home some pretty good stuff as well and...not so good, and I was the one with folded hands. LOL Now tell us how did you get him trained please give us all a crash course. and please hurry!!

I loved all that you had posted today , everything!!! I too like blue and white together.

I want to thank you so much for your encouraging words about me wanting to get healthier, I have a sister just like you who know matter what she eats she just doesn't gain. We call her Mikie!
Blessings,
Sue

Nicole ~ said...

Oh, I want to go shopping with you!! Those are great pieces, and I cannot believe those wonderful prices!! How sweet of your husband to think that was a cloche and bring it to you. I think you have successfully trained him. Nicole

Martha said...

Love blue and white and with a hint of yellow -- perfect!