In case you might worry that I’ll be out of practice on my thrifting by Spring, think again. I still like to pop in a thriftstore every chance I get and this was one I had not been in before. Mission: Possible Thriftstore over in the Irondale area, which benefits the Jimmie Hale Mission. I scoured the plates and dishware and came up with this beautiful large white bowl for $1.09, with pretty scrollwork on the edges and of course it came home with me.
Then, I spotted 4 of these ever-so-cute desserts plates, all sporting delicious winter drinks in the middle: Hot Chocolate & Mulled Cider
Cappuccini and Coffee
Aren’t they cute? They aren’t old or anything, but I just thought they were too adorable to pass up at 39 cents each.
And my big splurge of the day? Passing by the ladies clothes, this buttery yellow cotton sweater by J. Jill jumped out at me and for $4, looks to be in perfect condition. I love sweaters and it fits like a glove!
Swinging by a yardsale on the way home from the gym last Saturday a.m. (even after 10:00), I snapped up this beautiful Made in Portugal white pierced bowl for only $2. I saw it as I was walking up the driveway and had to keep myself from sprinting for it. 🙂
Those of you who have started white dish collections, be patient and take your time. They will come to you and you’ll end up with more than you can imagine in just a short time. You’ll probably see this beauty in my Christmas decorating.
So, see….I’m staying in practice!
You’ll notice that I have a NEW Friend Connect up on my sidebar, so if you use that feature, I’d appreciate you Friending me too! Thanks so much, I had that up before I moved my blog and had to start over with this one.
Also, just to let you know, the Holiday House raised just over $13,000 for the missionaries of By Provision. Isn’t that fantastic?! We are all so happy to be a part of it.
Julie Size says
I love JJill sweaters. That was an awsome find!!!
Richella at Imparting Grace says
Great finds, Rhoda! And once again you’ve made me miss Birmingham. It warms my heart to think that your purchases benefited the Jimmie Hale Mission. Our Sunday school class used to make meals for the women and children’s shelter arm of the JHM–is it called Jessie’s Place? It’s been many years, but it was a great ministry, and it was an honor to get to be involved. Thanks for the little trip down Memory Lane!
Bonnie Hendrix says
Thanks so much for mentioning our Eastwood store in your blog, Rhoda. All proceeds go to help the Jimmie Hale Mission and we greatly appreciate your words of praise. Your readers might also like to know that we have Mission Possible Bargain Thrift stores in Pinson and Hanceville as well.
Thanks again for your wonderful words!
P.S. Yes, Richella – Jessie’s Place is our women and children’s shelter. They always need caring volunteers like yourself if you ever want to get involved again. Their number is 323-0170.
Jimmie Hale Mission
You are still finding some GREAT goodies!!! That sweater is gorgeous!
Jennifer @ Fiddle Dee Dee says
Love the dessert plates! I have such a weakness for them. You do have good luck with the thrifty finds. It is so wonderful to hear the success of the Christmas House. Congratulations on your contribution to the project!
Congratulations on raising such a large sum of money!
Your finds are great. The sweater will look very pretty on you…enjoy!
You are a woman after my own heart!!! Just love your buys!!!
Keep up the good work……
You got some great buys!
What great finds! Those dessert plates are darling!
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
Well, of course I want to be your “Friend.” 😉 Great buys!!! I thought of you on Saturday as I passed a GORGEOUS Fenton milkglass cake plate. I wanted to buy it so badly, but they were asking $20+ and I didn’t have that much with me. I did get a Williams Sonoma bundt pan for $2 though. 🙂 You have some good buys!!
That is wonderful that you raised so much for the missionaries! I am so impatient to see MORE pics:):) YOu found some great pieces, love that bowl and the dessert p[lates are terrific! Please show us what you do with your finds!!! XO, Pinky
yep, you found some very cool pieces. Love the beverage plates and other dishes, too. I know that pedestal plate will be all dolled up beautifully. Lovin the thrift..
Just found your blog. Those little dessert plates are so cute! I love thrifting too…it’s one of my favorite past times 🙂
melissa * 320 sycamore says
Oh goodness, I would have sprinted and tackled you for that bowl! 🙂 It is just beautiful. I was getting very worried that you might be forgetting how to thrift and yardsale, so you set my mind at ease with this post~
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