Saturday, August 25, 2012

Dishes! Dishes! Dishes!

Hello, Dear Ones!
Guess what I found?
Yep, more dishes.

First of all, seems here recently I've been showing you things I've bought.
I don't want you to think I'm all materialistic and stuff...I'm really not.
Mr. Precious is retired and I really try to be conservation with my spending.
So the things I buy when I'm out thrifting are really bargains or I would just pass them by.
Just wanted you to know I'm not all about stuff.
Just some stuff that can be found at great prices, um, cheap! :)

Okay, on with my bargain dishes.
I found a service for eight, Apple Valley by Pfaltzgraft, minus two coffee cups and one saucer.

The darling oval platter.
Look at the sweet little garden and cottage.
Little rabbits are peeping around the veggies.

Veggie bowl and the little gardener is rolling away his carrots while the little rabbits are waiting for him to drop a couple for their dinner! ;)

Eight little cereal bowls, eight dinner plates and eight dessert/salad plates covered in apples.

I adore this sweet pattern. 
Look at the borders around the pieces.

Picking apples on the little cups and the saucers are all ruffly.

I did a little research on this pattern and it came out in either 1996 or 97 but was retired after only one year. I guess folks didn't like it too well and it didn't sell.
Don't know why they retire dishes.
I don't care. No, no Nannette, not one bit!
Now do you want to know my bargain price for this set?
Clap clap for me and turn a couple of cartwheels!!
Woo hooness and everything.
I couldn't stand it so I went to and priced the pieces I brought home with me, added it up and guess what?
To buy these would cost me over $300!!!
Did I do good or what?
Yay, me!!
just sayin'

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Octopus's Garden

I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus's garden in the shade
He'd let us in, knows where we've been
In his octopus's garden in the shade

I'd ask my friends to come and see
An octopus's garden with me

I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus's garden in the shade

We would be warm below the storm
In our little hideaway beneath the waves
Restin' our head on the sea bed
In an octopus's garden near a cave

We would sing and dance around
Because we know we can't be found

I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus's garden in the shade

We would shout and swim about
The coral that lies beneath the waves
Lies beneath the ocean waves
Oh, what joy, for every girl and boy
Knowing we're happy and we're safe
Happy and we're safe

We would be so happy you and me
No one there to tell us what to do

I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus's garden with you
In an octopus's garden with you
In an octopus's garden with you
~ sung by Ringo Starr


  1. You are a true treasure hunter!! Pfaltzcraft for $12 is wonderful! I like that design, don't remember ever seeing it. Hope you're having a great week-end.

    1. Thank you so much, Mary! I think I'm reallly going to like these dishes.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

  2. Pickle those would be so sweet with your bunnies at Easter time girl..Great eye and price..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  3. Shelia- Those are darling-Thought I had seen every piece they had ever made but I guess I missed this one. Did you know that Pfalzgraf (sp?) has a website that you can sign up and about once a year they fire up and make pieces for all their discontinued patterns. They don't always have everything but usually all the staples. The prices are really reasonable, too. Not like Replaccements, Inc. You can probably google it to find the site. xo Diana

  4. Shelia, these are the sweetest dishes, they will look adorable in your hutch. Perfect time of year for them, too. $12.00?? What is wrong with people??? Good for you though. xo

  5. Oh, I can just hear Ringo singing! :D What darling dishes...I really like the one with the apple tree and ladder. Great dishes for autumn!

  6. Oh Shelia, these dishes are just so "you"!!! So cute! And a great bargain, too!

    Jan ♥

  7. Wow, you sure do get the good bargains Sheila. The design is really cute. I went to a local thrift store called the Way Station near us the other day and got some really nice picture frames...four for $2.50 I was excited...don't you just love a good buy. I hope you have a good weekend.

  8. You can never have too many :D What a bargain, Sheila!! They are so cute :)

  9. Great find! I don't think I have ever seen that pattern - guess I missed 1997 -- I was busy with eyes only for my first new grandchild! Have a good week. Sally

  10. Oh I would clap too! I have never seen that pattern? It will look so cute in your breakfast room.

  11. You are so talented at writing descriptions of things, it really brought my attention to the details on your delightful new set. You are going to enjoy these so much. Thanks for sharing them with us. Mary

  12. These are so cute! Please share them by linking to "Open House"- would love to see them there!

  13. yes Mam' you did real good. 12.00 for all those dishes is a dang good price.

  14. Shelia I'm with you - things are very tight right now, but it has only made me MORE of a bargain hunter! I do find myself passing up things that I might have bought a year ago, but I like holding out for the real must-haves at the best thrifty prices! This set you bought is adorable!

  15. Gosh that IS a bargain! I can't believe it. Those dishes are so sweet. The pattern reminds me of the illustrations from Beatrice Potter's Peter Rabbit. Don't you think?

  16. Yipee! I'm with you. I already have plenty of "stuff", but when a bargain stares you in the face, it's difficult to walk away when it's something you really, really like. These dishes are cute. You'll have fun with these. At $12 you can enjoy them a bit and then donate them back to the thrift store. LOL
    I've actually done just that at times.

  17. What anwonderful find! I hope you have fun setting the table with them! Then youncan link up to Let's Dish!
    Here from Seasonal Sunday. :)

  18. Unbelievable!!!! These are amazing. Twelve dollars! Shut the front door!

  19. This is a wonderful set of dishes and even better is the price! I'm like you and only buy things that are a bargain! This is one for sure! Hugs, Linda

  20. What a great find, Sheila! I can see why you snatched up these cuties.

  21. Sheila, you did GOOD!!!! What a bargain, actually more like a STEAL:):) Love the dishes. XO, Pinky

  22. These are so cute. I just love the little tea-cup.

  23. I love Ringo Starr...and your new treasures,wow you really got a bargain and such lovelies too.

  24. Wow....what a great find and great price!!! I remember these and thought they were so cute at the time. Sign up for their website, they offer great deals and sales and sometimes have back stock of discontinued patterns. Enjoy!!!

  25. Shiela, your bargain find is beautiful! Who in their right mind would say no to it when it arrives...just count your blessings and stay blessed:)

  26. What a great find!! They look gorgeous and the patterns are so pretty. Hope you are having a lovely weekend:)

  27. Shelia,
    I adore your new dishes...and what a great price!!! I'll be waiting to see these in an upcoming tablescape...soon, please!!!

  28. $ 12? It's a set of priceless great find Shelia. I actually love it. It looks cute and so clean.

  29. Excellent! You did well! They are sweet!
    I especially love the platter. What a great accent piece!

  30. I can see why you fell in love with these! They are so charming and you made out like a bandit! :)


  31. You got quite a good deal!

  32. Im so glad you dropped by my cabin and left me a message, now I can follower your wonderful blog. I love your dishes, the pattern is just adorable they would look great in my home. (Hint,hint) Can't wait to see what else your blog has. Have a lovely day:)

  33. Shelia, those dishes are so cute and with the bunnies and all the cuteness look perfect for you. Now you will have another look when you want to change the look on the hutch. I know you will enjoy the dishes. No apology needed about buying them, they were a fantastic price and we bloggers understand. Heehee. -------- Shannon

  34. Wow, you did well Sheila. What bargains you found and the dishes are so cute. Cheers, Linda

  35. Shelia, you just continue to come away with the best finds! And complete sets, no less! Way to go!

  36. Hi Shelia
    Oh you did so very well! The dishes are lovely and the price you paid was certainly worth stopping to purchase them....I'm sure Mr. Precious likes them too.
    Hope you have been enjoying a great weekend and its not too hot for you right now.
    Our temps have been around the mid 80s and very lovely...

  37. What bargains! These are so nice you have a nack for being there at just the right time the tea set now the dishes...they are just lovely. I am happy for you...not a bit

  38. What a deal! I love the cute little gardens. Thanks for your sweet visit too. I'm glad to be getting back after a rather long break.

  39. HI SHELIA!!!
    GREAT BUY for sure and I love those dishes!!!!
    Love the cute whimsical designs!!!
    I have gone to that website for fiesta ware dishes I own...but I have broke a is very expensive.....
    and for your set to be that age...I can only imagine how costly...also because they were only available 1 year...
    SO GOOD find for sure!!!!
    I look forward to your tablescape!!!

  40. Hi Sheila. What darling dishes you found! I am your newest follower. I wanted to thank you for stopping by Posed Perfection to day and leaving me a sweet comment about my Goodwill Hunting finds. I hope you'll visit again and maybe even follow me back. Have a great week!

  41. Sheila what a neat set of dishes and for a great price too!! I am so like you with finding such great bargains that I cannot pass up. That is how I actually got started doing a booth- to filter out some of the bargains from my home and to give me a reason to continue to pick up such great deals! You might just have to open a little shop yourself!

    bee blessed

  42. Shelia,

    I am clap clapping for you!!

    You scored big time on this one!!



  43. Very pretty and a great price.

    I have a set of Phaltgraff Yorktowne love them. There is a outlet store in Gatlinburg where I find things to add to my collection.

  44. Hey Old Friend...I am back and it is nice to visit with you. I will be down at Crystal Beach with my family for Labor day, hope you have a great one. Love your dishes you are collecting, they are darling.


  45. They are lovely Shelia!!! That was a bargain, I couldn't have passed that up either!!!

  46. Wow, Shelia ... I love them! The details ... the whimsy ... the colors. All of it! I know you're doing to enjoy them and create a beautiful tablescape with them for all of us to admire! Thanks for sharing.

  47. Good morning Shelia, I do love those precious dishes. They would be mine in a heartbeat. Don't you love the replacements prices when you don't have to replace anything? HA! I visited their warehouse with Beverly a long time ago. It was amazing. They also do restorations there.

    Enjoy your dishes my dear friend. I am now wondering where you will put them. BIG smile here!

  48. I'm back...Yes, we are staying put and loving it.
    Jeanne, again

  49. These dishes were just waiting for you Shelia! Looking forward to a cozy tablescape to come!

  50. Such a pretty pattern, Shelia! You always find the nicest dishes. I don't think I've seen a full set yet while I've been out ~ thrift store or the anitque mall.

  51. We are going to have to crown you SHOPPING QUEEN with that kind of a bargin. I don't think I could have past them up either.

    Cathy <:)


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