Thursday, August 18, 2011

Picky's thrifty finds while Pickier was lazing away in Florida

I just want to show you a few fun and usable things that I found while out thrifting and they seem to fit right into my little cottage.
First off i love little porcelain pots, and cookware, and I found this great strainer for like 2.00 at our local thrift, so I nabbed it. ain't she sweet?
And the minute I saw this cute little spoon rest/ bowl/whatever i want to put in it, versatile  fish piece, I snatched it up with my greedy little paws. pretty, tiny hands.
It was only 1.00 and doesn't it look darling next to my fishy trivet by the oven?
One of my all time favorite pieces I ever thrifted was a wopping 3.00 platter
that says on the back "hand painted, Italy"
It is great for getting big orders off the Barbbie, or for a huge selection of fruit. I love the blues and greens, and that it features fish.

A big white glass embossed bowl perfect for serving mash potatoes in, Love at first sight- it had to come home with me!

Perfect for feathering my nest!

The blue tinted wine glass below, I grabbed at a yard sale down here at the shore a while back for 25 Cents... and wished they had more than one. It is featured below  at dinner. :)
I have been fooling around with my new camera all week. The photo challenge for week 4 at a step in the journey was dinner.

I'm not very experienced at taking pictures of food. I do see it around in magazines and food blogs. 
But  this was the challenge, so I took a few pics of the dinner I made, tortellini and meatballs, and settled on this one for my shot in the challenge, because I like how the wine glass looks up against the porcelain pasta strainer.

It's a simple dinner tonight only for two, and not a great big gang of us!
I gotta go finish setting the table....
 Arrivederci Amico

Joining in at these parties!
Feathered Nest Fridays @ French Country Cottage
Photography Challenge: Week #4 @ A Step in the Journey


  1. Love all the white!
    Thanks for popping by!
    Kerry at

  2. Love the subtle blue tint in the wine glass.

  3. Love the white colander. Thanks for linking up!

  4. I LOVE your thrift finds! We have the same taste! Only proven by the fact that I own the same dinnerware! Haha!! Great dinner pictures! Makes me want to sit down with a glass of wine and some kind of pasta meal...maybe shrimp fettuccine alfredo! :)

  5. Your thrift treasures are wonderful~ love the colander and your table is lovely. Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)


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