Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dinner Plates

My Mom and I had a BIG garage sale last weekend.  It was so fun!  People paid US to haul away our cast off stuff - what a concept.  Our customers were happy because they found a bargain, and we were happy because we divested ourselves of clutter and earned some extra money.

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One of our customers bought all the odd and end plates that we had at 25¢ each, including some of my Mom's Portmerion Botanical Garden odd sandwich plates (now THAT is a bargain!!!).  She explained that when she gives a plate of cookies, she can tell the recipient to keep the plate.  I LOVE that idea - What a wonderful way to bless a friend.

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Now I'm all inspired to make some cookies to put on a beautiful thrifted give-away plate!

Here's a Portmerion Botanic Garden Plate.  Aren't they beautiful?

2 comments:

Janette Crawford said...

Hi Mary! I just discovered you and your work on Storenvy, which my husband and I run. I'm a fellow Kansan (grew up in Moundridge, which is near Newton) and a lover of great, sustainable design, and I love your eye! Can't wait to see you around online, and... next time you're selling Portmeirion for 25 cents apiece, let me know! :)

Mary Zoom said...

Thanks, Janette! I love Storenvy.com - I accidentally discovered it through another blog and am looking forward to increasing my presence there. I'm not surprised a Kansas runs storenvy! :o)