Tuesday, January 8, 2013

a saucer for
all reasons

there are no rules to
 serendipitous thrifting
{my term for finding treasures by accident.........having no plan whatsoever..........wandering to and fro} 
all you need is an open mind and a few hours

I always try to remember mish-mash is best
{nothing needs to match and one item has many reasons to live}

something always seems to catch my eye
and I never come home empty handed
even if it is just
a pretty saucer for all reasons
they are very handy to have in the house
I use my growing collection of saucers for
 ~under my soap dispenser by my kitchen sink or as a soap dish
~as a butter dish
~to hold my earrings or other jewelry
~on my desk to organize my paper clips and little bits 
~pile them up on the coffee-table to use as coasters
~great for collecting loose change and odds and ends
~on the hall table to hold your keys when you are coming and going
~hang a pretty collection on the wall
~my daughters use them for little snacks or dipping plates for ketcup or sauces
~ you can see how I used them to hold my votive candles here
or pillar candles here { I used one to hold my glitter for this project}
~glue them onto of old candlesticks for fancy treat pedestals
~or just stack them high....they really do look pretty stacked on a counter
~endless possibilities~
the glory is to just use them
 and if they break
go get more
they usually cost just pennies {.25 to .50 cents} without their cupmate
happy hunting
make it a good day



Unknown said...

They are wonderful, dear Koralee!!!!! I have some and I love to use them for many things too!! Speacially when I have guests!!!!
Much love to you, sweet! EnJOY 2013!!!!

Susie said...

Love all the useful ideas for you saucers. Pretty clever. It is hard for me to resist a cute dish. I call them cookie plates.xoxo,Susie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GLORIOUS FINDS, the colors are happy, and dearest one, you are just one of the most creative people I know. You always encourage me with your creations, your vision.


I have to run off; but I would love to know how things went....Anita

Hearts Turned said...

They're just gorgeous, Koralee--I love my mismatched plates & saucers, as well--my favorite things to use, in fact! And "serendipitous thrifting" is a perfect name for it--I'll have to switch to yours from my "junkin'"! Your way is MUCH prettier!

Wishing you the most serenipitously lovely day, dear friend!


Crafted by Carly said...

Who would have thought that there were so many practical uses for the humble saucer?!? :-)
What a great post!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

I love pretty vintage dishes! They are one of my weaknesses! lol You really can use them for so many different things and they're always so pretty sitting there! :) Happy day to you! xo Holly

andrea creates said...

they're so pretty! i love mix and matchy dishes and things :)

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

I love little mismatched pieces. They are so pretty and each one has it's own story.


Dagmar said...

I am always so amazed at how many of the same things we love and collect...I can't wait until you have tea with me this summer in the OK❤thanks for continuing to inspire us all!

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Who needs matching cups and saucers?! :) x

Vintage Home said...

you know I am crazzyyyy for anything as pretty as your saucers!
Great ideas! @ Vintage Home we sell them all the time! Love your ideas for everyone to be motivated to look for singles!

gilly said...

Serendipitous Thrifting - I love that! And I love saucers too.. such useful little things :-)
Happy day to you too,

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I love those little orphans, too! I have several cute little saucers~ xo Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

These saucers are so pretty and so YOU! I love all your uses for them!

Happy New Year, Koralee (a bit late!).


Marilyn Miller said...

Love all your ideas for these little odd saucers. I like them for a piece of toast or fruit in the morning. Also have a small teapot sitting on one by the stove with olive oil in it. They are great for holding candles too. Oh so fun, thanks for getting me thinking of other uses.

It's me said...

Yes i will...i hope you have a good one too......love from me...xxx...

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Looks like you found some real beauties! Love all your creative ideas, too. I Think I need some! Hope you are having a happy week! xx

Unknown said...

hahaha!!! i love your comment, "if they break, go get more." well yes you can when they only cost .25 to .50! i have collected white plates for a few years now, with the plan in mind to have a wall full in my dining room - but i sure love all of the colorful ones you have! guess it's time for me to look for those too ... since you gave all of those great ideas for using them! you are too darling! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Beautiful collection... a girl can never have too many sweet little plates and saucers :-)

Sylvia said...

A saucer for so many reasons, Koralee, love that :-)
I have a small collection myself.
Yours are gorgeous !
Have a nice week,

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I chuckled when I started reading this post - guess what we spent most of yesterday doing? Yep - we hit five (yes, 5!!) thrift stores. Now I want to go back to look for saucers - what a great idea to use them for coasters!

Lynne said...

FeesLs like spring with all the color saucer assortment. Great ideas . . .

Linda said...

I love the saucer assortment...so much to mix and match!

Unknown said...

So pretty!

homemade@myplace said...

I would love to have some thrift stores around here....
xxxx Ale

vintage grey said...

Such a beautiful collection!! I will have to keep my eye out for some of these sweet pretties!! xo Heather

Blessed Serendipity said...

I never met a pretty little saucer I didn't love especially when it only cost a mere quarter. They are so pretty. Lovely little finds.


Teresa Kasner said...

Those are also great under a little pot of hyacinths or other bulbs. Do you have a Jade-ite one yet?
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love all your creative uses for all these pretty pieces of mismatched china! I love that look, where nothing really matches, but it just all seems to go together anyway.

Duni said...

I love your collection of sweet Vintage saucers, Koralee! I keep some of my costume jewelry on one as well. Seems you have an eye for beautiful thrifty finds :)
wishing you a lovely day,hugs
Duni xo

Madame Sucre said...

adorable !

I know I cant have enough of them .. and it does get dusty alot in kuwait.. cleaning is not fun LOL thats why I USE THEM .. cant just have em lay there as pieces of treasure.. although to be honest with you mine do cost me a bit.. not that cheap as you find them,,

Love ..Keep it up!


francis said...

I love that I love that
Brings the perfect joy .
As you do my friend !

Unknown said...

Beautiful i to cant resist a mish mashed plate collection. dee xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet one! Oh, I hear ya about the OVERLOAD of goodness during the holidays! Though I try to stay clear of too much sugar, there are other lovely things that I over do that leave me a bit sluggish!!!! I am not teaching this week, so I can relax and get myself geared up for the next project, but I need to get back to some kind of subbing schedule to warrant this "time off."

SENDING YOU LOVE and hopes for that much needed ENERGY YOU HAVE TO GIVE OUT! LOVE! Anita

polkadotpeticoat said...

These are so beautiful and I love all your wonderful ideas.....love Heidi

Paula said...

Hello sweet Koralee! Your photo is lovely and those saucers are so cheerful! I loved reading about your thrifting and the wonderful ways you use your treasures. They are such fun to collect. I hope you have a happy day sweetie! Much love, Paula xo

leon 10 said...

the look very pretty and are very handy for use of a lot of things and to find them is as well very nice ist like a sport to spot them lovely
saucers! leon10

Helen Philipps said...

I love pretty little saucers too...so useful! I use them to keep the pieces of a quilt block in :) One saucer per block! Your collection is so sweet. Wishing you a wonderful week, Koralee.
Helen x

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

what a pretty mish-mash. :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

MY DEAR ONE! EMAIL ME AS SOON AS YOU HEAR......I have been thinking of you! AND...I love your sweet message: DO NOT GO TO FAST. THANK YOU. I needed to hear that SO MUCH today! LOVE! Anita

Oh...no snow for us here!

fernandflora said...

Hello there! It's been ages since I popped over! How was your holiday? Lovely I hope? Life with a 9 month old is wonderful, exhausting and intense, hence my lack of blog posts lately. But! I'm always so happy to stop by your happy place and see what beautiful things you've posted. I miss thrifting! Used to do it all the time before the babe. I need to get back out there. The thrill of the hunt is indeed a good time!
xo friend!

flowersandhome said...

A gorgeous and clearly growing collection Koralee! I wished I knew where to find such pretty treats around here. Must be heaven to find a new addition.
Happy thrifting!