Monday, June 28, 2010

Souvenir Plate Collection


Today I was checking out the thrift store for jelly jars and sweatpants (check, check!) and then wandered through the kitchenware looking for surprises. Last week I found a dehydrator with all 4 trays and 5 insert liners for only $4.99 and I've been happily experimenting with drying fruit and making raw food crackers all week. This time I saw what had to have been someone's collection of souvenir plates. They were all very dirty, and there were quite a few at once. I didn't get them all, but I picked out a few at .99 each. From the upper left corner of my pic is the New York World Fair of 1964-65, center is the Seattle World Fair of 1962, Ireland, Caverns of Luray, VA, and the Great Smokey Mountains. All of them are in very good condition, and I love all the various plate shapes. I'm not sure if they are worth any more than I bought them, but I'd love to know! If not, they'll make a cool grouping hanging on my wall.

And this is who was waiting for me when I got home! He's my shih tzu/bichon, Gipper.

9 comments:

Monkey Mind said...

I really like the shape and design of the Seattle World's Fair plate -very sleek. And Gipper is very cute; that's a good name for a dog.

Laura said...

I never pass up souvenir plates - love them! Mine go on my kitchen walls, but some I use to plate desserts because they're so pretty.

Great finds!

DogsMom said...

I used to spend time on Thriftshopper (before blogging and FB took up that time) and someone there raved about souvenir plates. So I got into the habit of looking at them. However I don't have the display space and it would make me want to travel more.

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Amy Holan said...

What great finds! I love "thrifting" and finding treasures...I'm in the midst of a wooden chair project myself, all treasures from the thrift store. :)

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he is so cute

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