Friday, March 27, 2009

milkglass + platters

Yesterday during lunch I stopped by the post office, and since Salvation Army was on the way back to work, of course I had to swing by. Boy, am I glad I did because I found some Finds with a capital F.

Let me back track. In our kitchen, we had a Pottery Barn wine glass holder* installed above our kitchen table. Sure, it was a nice use of space.... but the wine glasses would collect dust and literally never be used (we would always use the wine glasses that were in our cabinets instead, on the rare occasion we opened a bottle).

You can see it here.....

[this is an old picture. I'm so glad I got rid of the gold]

Since I'm not a fan of unused clutter, we took it down when I re-painted the kitchen.

After seeing this picture from Eddie Ross's NY apartment, I decided I wanted to put up a cascading row of platters in the space instead.



And much to my delight, I found these at Salvation Army yesterday!



They ranged from $4.00 to $2.75 each; each of them were found in Salvation Army Clearance section. If that's not a deal, I don't know what is!

I'm not going to restore them... I kind of like them all beat up and tarnished. It tells a story of where they have been.

Next to the silver section, was the milkglass section... another love of mine. I found these vases and had to purchase the collection.


My favorites are the faceted ones. Each of these ranged from $1.75 - $2.75.

I also picked up a couple spring colored belts and three short sleeve shirts.

I LOVE Salvation Army!

* I plan on selling my PB wine shelves on Craigslist. I have both shelves; they are exactly like these but in black. If anyone reading is interested, shoot me an email!

27 comments:

  1. great idea with the platters .. and I adore your kitchen!

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  2. Great finds! I love milk glass too...I have quite a collection thanks to my grandmother and our local goodwill/antique shops. :)

    Can't wait to see everything in its new home!

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  3. I adore milk glass as well. In fact I have the littlest vase you found yesterday as well. A passed down piece from my great grandma. I was actually planning on cutting a few of my mini daffodils and putting them in it on the mantle this evening.

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  4. I also love milk glass, nice finds!

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  5. LOVE the trays! what lucky finds.

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  6. What great finds! Love your kitchen!

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  7. Wow, if those platters could talk! I bet they've seen stories in their day. They're gorgeous!

    Do you know how you're going to fasten them to the wall? I've always wondered this.

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  8. I might be interested in the wine racks, could you email me? GnomeSweetGnome527@gmail.com.

    Those are some great finds, what awesome prices! :-)

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  9. nice finds!!

    i'd love to see pics of the newly painted kitchen. we have a similar (although lighter) backsplash and just painted our kitchen bm pale oak...i'm not sure the two are working together but maybe i just need to get used to it?

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  10. such great find! {I'm making a trip to the Salvation Army this weekend}
    ps. WHAT A GREAT KITCHEN YOU HAVE!

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  11. Love those platters...that display will look fabulous.

    Im on a milkglass kick myself. Im accumulating a little collection but I have no idea what Im going to do with it. Not really a good idea for a clutter hater like me :)

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  12. Amazing finds! I can't wait to see the finished wall with the new paint color!

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  13. Great ideas and great Finds! Love the thrift shopping when it works out!!! Beautiful additions for sure!!!!

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  14. What awesome finds! I can't wait to see how the finished project (with the platters) turns out. I think it's great you're leaving the platters as they are so they can tell a story - what a lovely idea.

    Ever since I was given some of my grandmother's milk glass collection (two candy dishes & a cake plate)after her death, I've been on the hunt for more. I never in a million years would have thought to look at Salvation Army - thanks for the tip!

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  15. It does look so pretty in there. I love your Eddie Ross display.

    jbhat

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  16. You love milk glass? You should see my mother's collection! She has over a hundred pieces that she inherited when my grandmother passed away. Most are in boxes. Maybe I'll ask my mom to give me a few pieces that I can display on my china buffet. I didn't realize until now that they probably provide a great design effect against dark wood.

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  17. Amazing finds Bryn!!! Can't wait to see where they turn up!

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  18. Your kitchen is beautiful to begin with!! I think the new additions will go so nicely!

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  19. What a great idea! Your kitchen is beautiful to begin with but these will be such a nice addition!

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  20. Lovely, I love milk glass. It's hard to have too much!

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  21. What great finds! I cant wait to see what they look like up on the wall, I love them!!

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  22. Amazing finds Bryn!!! Can't wait to see where they turn up!

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  23. You love milk glass? You should see my mother's collection! She has over a hundred pieces that she inherited when my grandmother passed away. Most are in boxes. Maybe I'll ask my mom to give me a few pieces that I can display on my china buffet. I didn't realize until now that they probably provide a great design effect against dark wood.

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  24. Love those platters...that display will look fabulous.

    Im on a milkglass kick myself. Im accumulating a little collection but I have no idea what Im going to do with it. Not really a good idea for a clutter hater like me :)

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