Saturday, February 4, 2017

Thrift Store Finds

I have a favorite thrift store I love to visit that is open on Friday and Saturdays. I never know what treasure I may find. I found this dessert plate and some IDEALS magazines with pretty art, poems, and stories.

There is an old poem about pen pals. I remember writing to pen pals when I was in school. How exciting to watch for the mailman and get a letter from some far away place. Made me thankful for all of you blog friends! (Think of the money we save on stationery and stamps!)

When I was a little girl our grandmother used to give mother Ideals. Mother instilled in me a love for poetry. I especially like Robert Frost.


14 comments :

Doris said...

I love thrift stores too. I've not seen an Ideals magazine in several years. At the nursing home where I was the Activity Director, I had two file drawers full of old Ideals magazines sorted by month. We used them a lot.
I was never one to write many letters but I can still remember the wonderful smell when opening a box of new stationary :)
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Karen!

Mildred said...

That is such a sweet plate! I always loved the holiday Ideals magazines, too. It always lifts my spirits to find a treasure at the thrift store.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I LOVE that plate...it looks a lot like some plates I remember from my childhood...I think my mother had some like that...it sure looks familiar and made me feel all nostalgic and stuff! And I LOVE IDEALS magazines. My parents used to subscribe to that as well...I have a couple of them...a Christmas Ideals and I think a Mother's Day edition. I would love to have more...they do have wonderful poems and pictures. Thank you for sharing these with us. Thrift store shopping is the best!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Robert Frost is a favorite of mine too, Karen. What lovely things you bought at the thrift store. That dessert plate is pretty. My sister loves shopping at the thrift stores, and has a whole house filled with stuff. :) The roses on your Header are so lovely.

~Sheri

Rose said...

That is a pretty dish. I always liked to look through Ideals at the photos.

Dianna said...

Hello Karen,

Thrift stores are the best places to find some treasures. I really like your dessert plate. It is so delicate looking. I have a friend who always got the Ideals magazine and after she finished with it would pass it on to me. I always enjoyed it.

Debbie Harris said...

I too have many Ideals and enjoy reading through them for relaxation. Someone gifted me one many years ago and I've enjoyed them ever since.
Poetry has been a love of mine since high school.
You found some delightful items at your Thrift store.

God bless you~~

Sandra said...

Bob and I furnished our home from thrift stores when we first got married. there is so much out there that others do not want. yours is a beautiful find. I like that plate.

Mary Hutchins said...

I love going to thrift stores, I can browse for hours. The plate is very pretty and the magazine is a treasure! Hope you're having a blessed day.

Jedidja said...

I also love thrift stores ( and magazines writing with others).

Theresa said...

Sweet treasures and memories! I love visiting thrift stores, there is always a treasure to bring home:) Have a blessed day dear Karen, HUGS!

bp said...

I remember that book, I believe my Meemaw received it.

I have a couple of pen pals. I've always loved writing letters!

Connie said...

I remember having pen pals and reading Ideals magazine too. What a pretty plate!

Mrs.T said...

My grandmother subscribed to Ideals magazine and I loved them. I have quite a few of the older issues. I believe Ideals may still be published. I have seen Christmas and Easter issues at Christianbook.com.

That plate looks so familiar! It reminds me of some from my childhood. I seem to remember salad bowls in that pattern.

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