“Thrifty & Vintage Finds” Link Party #44

by Dagmar Bleasdale on November 4, 2014

Dagmar's Home "Thrifty & Vintage Finds" Link Party

Welcome to the next “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party!

If you found an amazing deal lately, new or vintage, then play along and link up!

This week I’m featuring the vintage find by Robin (Redo It Yourself Inspirations). She complete transformed this curbside freebie — you won’t believe how much work it was to redo it!

vintage find

Thanks for linking up again, Robin, I appreciate it! Feel free to add this button to your blog post if you like, and I hope you’ll link up again.

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Please make sure you link back to this post if you want to be featured. I want more people to find and share this link party, and it wouldn’t be fair to feature you if you don’t link back.

My latest thrifty or vintage find? I’ve had this vintage find for a while, but I only really noticed it a few weeks ago.

Remember my awesome trip to Williamsburg, VA, with Benjamin Moore? We toured Colonial Williamsburg, and one of the highlights was the Governor’s Palace.

Governor's Palace, Colonial Williamsburg, VA

I absolutely love vintage transferware and have picked up a few small plates at thrift stores over the years, and after I came back from Virginia, I grabbed one to use and smiled:

vintage find, transferware plate, Governor's Palace, Williamsburg, VAI had never noticed before that it features the Governor’s Palace! What a sweet coincidence.

vintage find, transferware plate, Governor's Palace, Williamsburg, VAvintage find, transferware plate, Governor's Palace, Williamsburg, VAI learned that if you were wealthy in Colonial Williamsburg, your china and linens, etc., would be made and shipped from England. I wish I knew how old this plate is and who it belonged to before.

Do you ever wonder about the former owner of an item?

If you’ve picked up a thrifty or vintage find lately, I’d love to see it!

And after you link up, it would be great if you share this party for more exposure. The bigger the party, the better.

How to link up:

  • Link up posts about your thrifty or/and vintage find.
  • Please add the party button to your post {see code below} or a link back to this link party post so others can be inspired to join in the fun. Only posts with a link to this party will be considered to be featured.
  • No links to giveaways, or shop or Etsy sites please.
  • By submitting a link you are authorizing for your project to be featured. Featured links will include a photo and a link back to the originating site.

Before you link up, check out this fun guide I created for eBay!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Kimberly Richards-Thomas November 5, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Hi Dagmar! Your thrifty find made us curious, too! Our experts here in the WILLIAMSBURG brand licensing office guess your plate was made in the late 1930s-40s. The College Shop opened in 1919 before restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. Now called R. P. Wallace & Sons, it’s the oldest business in Merchant’s Square, and was recently recognized for being open 95 years!


Dagmar Bleasdale November 6, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Hi Kimberly, so wonderful to hear from you! I JUST had your business card in my hand, five minutes ago! How wonderful that they looked into this and that I know more about the plate now, what a gift. I guess I need to make another trip to you soon because I want to visit that store. My mother is visiting from Germany and she was an antique dealer in Germany, so loving everything antique and vintage is in my blood. Did you reveal the wallpaper yet?


Kimberly Richards-Thomas November 6, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Hi Dagmar, we completely understand the love of antique and vintage! You should definitely plan another visit — maybe around the holidays because the decorations are so beautiful then, and there are so many seasonal festivities. I love the Colonial Williamsburg holiday season. We gave you an early sneak peek of the wall coverings — they won’t be revealed to the public until March 2015. (A sample just came in yesterday for styling — so gorgeous! I can’t wait until we can publish images.)


Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations November 5, 2014 at 7:18 AM

Amazing coincidence finding your Williamsburg transfer plate! It’s beautiful.

Thank you for the feature, Dagmar! Have a great week!


ARod November 4, 2014 at 1:10 PM

its awesome that your plate now brings you such warm memories of an awesome trip thanks for hosting


Stella Lee November 4, 2014 at 6:07 AM

I almost thought I didn’t have a post to link up this week. I hope this counts :o) thanks for the party!


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