Wednesday, August 6, 2008

MY FAVORITE FIND



Rhoda from Southern Hospitality (one of my favorite blogs) is having a blog party for anyone to post their favorite yard/estate sale find. My favorite find is really unbelievable. I must tell you how I came upon this beautiful set of pink depression glass dishes. I found the cups and saucers in a plastic dishpan. I asked about buying them and was told that I could just have them. I was so shocked I didn't know what to say. Before I could get my thoughts together I was told, "I think there's some plates somewhere that match them and I don't need them either." Sure enough.....there was an entire set of the most beautiful pink depression glass that I had ever seen. I paid $0.00 for this entire set. This has to be my favorite find!

26 comments:

Bobbie said...

UNBELIEVBALE!!!! That is a GREAT find!!! A set that matches and it was given to you!! Beautiful.

linda t said...

OH MY GOSH!!!
That has to be the best find EVER!!
What a blessing to have been given such a treasure!

parledge@hotmail.com said...

OMG! What is the pattern? Is it Cherry Blossom? I know someone that would die for that collection! You have it displayed so beautifully. I do hope you use it too. I am a sucker for vintage dishes and glasswear. I collect dewdrop and was thinking of posting about it today! I love the snack sets too. Good Hunting, Go to the World's Longest Yard Sale this weekend.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

You did get the best deal I've ever heard of!

Tausha said...

oooh! found your from Southern Hospitality-I so love love love your flip flops! What a great idea! I am sure that I am not the only one who is curios-but how much? And will you ship? I am thinking that I must have a pair and I have a sister and mother who would covet them if they didn't have any. Please, let me know!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

WOW! That is an unbelievable deal you just can't beat! Beautiful pieces!!! :) ~RHonda

ceekay said...

Ok, now that just is beyond words. I mean seriously, nothing, you paid nothing for depression glass....I need to go lay down..the stress is just too much!
Great find!!!!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Wha-wha-what!?!? OK....I need details. Where was this magical dishpan...and how do I get to it?! :-)

Debbie said...

Ok my jaw is on the floor! WOW - What a gorgeous set! I'm smiling for you too!

Darlene said...

I am about to fall over!!!!!! I CAN'T believe you were just given that pink depression glass.....I think that must be the greatest find of all!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!

Bella said...

Wow, that stuff never happens to me, lol ;)

What a great story and great set of dishes, so pretty!

Nice to meet you,
Bella

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Wow, Sue! You did run across a great find in those. They are so pretty. I can't believe they didn't know the value of what they had....well yeah, I guess I can. I've picked up some unbelievable things too for a fraction of the price & resold on Ebay.

Thanks for playing Sue!

Rhoda

Jeanne said...

Your pink depression glass is beautiful. You can't beat the price. Smile! Enjoyed your collection

Jeanne

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I am sooo jealous! LOL I absolutely love pink depression glassware, and hope to start a collection of dishes of my own someday! You definitely have the find of the century!!
ps--your flip flops are too cute!

Sue said...

What a beautiful rare find. Love depression glass and yours is gorgeous.

Dolly said...

I would have fainted.....
I collect pink depression glass!

You are one lucky duck!

Thanks for shareing!

Hugz, Dolly

Angie said...

WOW! Now I would say that you were definitely in the right place at the right time! They are just beautiful..what a color! Now, I am gonna need the address of that amazing yard sale and a description of that bountiful dishpan.....

~Angie

Cameo said...

My find was free, but your free find is a true treasure. It is amazing when people do not know exactly what they have. My Grandma owned an Antique Mall. I have admired similar dishes to these before. Beautiful!!

Melissa Wertz said...

That is unbelievable! I am collecting those dishes and do you know how much they cost?! I only have a few serving pieces and they serve me well right now, but do you know how much they are worth?!? What a find, Congrats!!!!

Dana said...

I am so glad to meet you through Rhoda's blog----and the thrift find day! First, you have to have won the "thrifiest find" award! I'll bet there are antique dealers out there keeling over as they read how you acquired that set of depression glass dishes! Second, I love your flip-flops! What a great idea---and I'm glad it is successful for you. Third, I see you are new to blogging, too!

Nancy said...

WOW! What a great find! The best one I have read so far. Love your blog. I am going to check out those flip flops now...Blessings, Nancy

Shelia said...

Hi Sue! Oh, how lucky were you? I just love pink depression glass and have some, but this was given to you? It's beautiful. Come and visit me sometimes.
BE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rue said...

There are woman crying everywhere after reading this story LOL

Great find!!
rue

His Doorkeeper said...

Wow! What a find! I love the pink depression glass. I have a couple of pieces.

I also love your flip-flops! Sooo cute!

teresa said...

That is amazing! Those people did not realize what a treasure they had! I love your flip flops as well!

teresa

Beverly said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Now that is exactly the kind of find I would love.