Recent Thrift Store Finds

Hi! Here are the spoils from a quick trip to the thrift store (Value Village) in August.

thrifted finds loulou downtown august 2014


This is a silver plated serving tray by William A Rogers, dated 1984. It's nice and heavy and a good size from many purposes.

It needs a polish but I actually don't mind the look of tarnished silver. That said, I will add it to the batch the next time I use this method for cleaning silver, which uses aluminum foil and baking soda. (It really works!)

thrifted silver plated tray wm a rogers 1984


thrifted silver plated serving tray wm a rogers 1984


Next is a thick oval shaped vintage plate, known as restaurant-ware. It is stamped John Maddock & Sons Ltd, England, a company that was making crockery for 160 years, from the mid 1800s to the 1970s. The particular stamp with the lion was used by them beginning in 1896, until 1945 (as far as I can tell), so while it is in perfect condition it is likely more than 70 years old. It must have been kept in someone's cupboard!

thrifted hotelware platter


thrifted john maddock and sons england vitrified oval plate


john maddock and sons vitrified


The third item is a cute tablecloth, that has never been used. It is marked Made in Portugal and while it has a vintage look to it, I don't know if it is old or new. Either way, it has been washed and is ready to be used in setting a cheerful table!

thrifted square tablecloth with fish made in portugal


thrifted square tablecloth with fish made in portugal 02


thrifted square tablecloth with fish made in portugal detail


thrifted square tablecloth with fish made in portugal detail 02



Finally, another 'never been used' item I picked up for $2 is this canvas tote bag, complete with a zipper and a lining. It has no tags on it, but I think it may have been a 'gift with purchase' that some premium cosmetic companies sometimes give out. With summer at an end, I think I'll tuck this away for a hoped for beach vacation during the winter.

thrifted tote bag


And that is all I got!

Thanks for taking a look. I hope you have a great weekend.
xo loulou

This post has been linked up over at Joann's Vintage Bliss Tuesdays.
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13 Responses to Recent Thrift Store Finds

  1. Kim says:

    Nice finds!

  2. Vix says:

    John Maddock & Sons was made locally to me. Have you seen this website? http://www.thepotteries.org/mark/m/maddock.html

    I love the tarnished platter and the tablecloth was too cute to pass by. xxx

    • Loulou says:

      That’s so neat Vix … so you must see quite a bit of this wonderful stuff around! We don’t see much of it here, so this was a bit of a rare find for me. And yes, I had seen that site and in fact, found out all that I know about the company there! xo

  3. Gaia says:

    You have found some nice things, love the tablecloth. I too must a pay visit to VV :)
    have a wonderful weekend..

  4. Julie says:

    oh, that silver tray is my fave! great finds.

  5. Hollie says:

    eek I love the fishy table cloth!!

  6. You got lovely stuff! I just started a new linky party called Vintage Bliss Tuesdays and I’d love it if you come link up your post! Jo

    http://www.womaninreallife.com/2014/09/vintage-bliss-tuesdays-linky-party.html#.VBc4XvldWSo

  7. Jill says:

    Love the tablecloth, it’s so cute!! Great finds for VV!!

  8. Erica says:

    That tablecloth is the sweetest!

    ~Erica

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