My mom knew of a thrift store that we had never shopped at so of course we went there. I found all my loot there!
I was hoping to find some items to use for our ladies tea at church, which is coming up in early December. For that I am decorating with red plaid accents - it's going to be so beautiful! I stuck gold! It's not all for the tea - some of it is going to be used here at my home, as I do red plaid accents at Christmas time.
Two Martha Stewart tablecloths (one round, one rectangular), beautifully woven fabric of red and green plaid for table runners, and two darling ornaments from Target that are $1 each! I purchased the round Martha tablecloth to make into a tree skirt, as my really, really nice one disappeared 3 years ago. Gone, poof! I have been draping fabric around the base of the tree since then, but it doesn't work as well. The other Martha tablecloth is going to be made into a skirt for Rachel, at her request. It will be super easy and very cute. The cost of the round tablecloth was $3 and the other was $2.
I found other treasure too!
I found a purple (sometimes called mulberry) transferware plate! It is not an old one but it has Mount Vernon on it, and I love the colonial period of history, and we are big George Washington fans here at the cottage. So I thought it was a nice purchase for $4.
Here is the back of it.
This one was only .99 cents! We scoured the place to see if there were more, but no. However my radar is now on high alert and I am going to be checking Goodwill etc, frequently and build my stash back up. I am not going to stop at twelve either! We have friends with large families, and if they are here for dinner in the winter, I'd love to use my Winterberry plates!
I didn't get any other photos or treasure, but I am Happy, Happy, Happy over what I did find! Loot, and an afternoon with my Mom and daughters - delightful!