Hi! Here are the spoils from a quick trip to the thrift store (Value Village) in August.
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!)
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!
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’s been washed and is ready to be used in setting a cheerful table!
Follow Up: See it on the table at an outdoor dinner party in this post.
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 but is nicely made. It looks like it may have been a ‘gift with purchase item’ that some premium cosmetic companies sometimes offer.
And that’s it!
Thanks for taking a look. I hope you have a great weekend.