Thursday, July 29, 2010

VTT: Egg Plate and a Giveaway!

@Picture this! Moncton NB 1988. My Dad was working in Moncton that summer and had taken me for a lovely seaside vacation.

One saturday we went to a church sale. I got a green round pitcher for 2$; I still have it today. They had a big bin with 'surprise bags' for a dollar. I love surprise bags and I decided to buy one. I got this dark yellow egg plate with hen S&P. I thought it was the TACKIEST thing ever!

I couldn't picture having it in my appartment...So I gave it to the very nice lady my dad was working with. She loved it and put it in her kitchen.

I kept thinking about that plate; even after all those years....

Then one day on Ebay 20 years later I found this:

I remember getting a really good deal for it (not better than the 1988 1$ )

And last weekend at a Salvation Army in Prescott, On I found those cuties

They look the same! I wonder what happened to their plate!

The moral of this story is...I should've kept the 1988 ones!

For more Vintage goodies please visit my friend Susan @ Colorado Lady

Now for the giveaway! I'm having a giveaway to celebrate my 45th B-Day on August 22nd.

Here's what I will send to one lucky reader

A little chocolate fondue pot for 2, a small vintage gilded miror, 2 cordial glasses

A 'Barbed Wire' Pyrex divided dish

And other things I haven't decided yet!

To participate you must:

     1) Leave a comment on this post
    2) Be a follower or become one
3) Write about it in your blog

See? It's easy as 1,2,3!

I will draw the name on Monday Aug 23rd

Contest is opened to anyone living on Earth :)  



Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love that green egg plate and the S&P I think it is neat you found some S&P to save! Happy Birthday and you are still a baby! I would love to enter your giveaway! Thanks so much!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am a devoted follower (kissing up is allowed right???)of your FABULOUS blog!

Maureen said...

First of all, I can't believe what a good memory you have. 1988 - Sheesh!

Your tacky set is cute.

Karen said...

This is a hoot! I have that egg plates and S&P shakers only in harvest gold. My sister-in-law gave it the set to me because it matched a set of pottery I was collecting. I still have them and used to display them with that pottery.
Too cute!
Ladybug Creek

Olive Cooper said...

Love your egg plate and chicks. Thanks for visiting my blog. olive♥

Karen said...

It's me again! I went back to look at your photos again and saw something a friend of mine would have jumped at... the little pitcher beside the yellow set of Pyrex refrigerator dishes. Evidently those are super collectable.
I'll be back. You find such neat stuff!
Ladybug Creek

Postcardy said...

I love that tacky green egg plate with the hens, though I probably wouldn't want to own it.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

I think it's the cutest thing. I'm so glad you were able to find all the pieces.

LV said...

I am sure there are not many of us that has not regretted keeping something. I would not have the room and too when younger things were not as important. As you get older, your priorities change. I am glad you found another one. Learn from this lesson.

Miri said...

Adorable chickens and I just love that plate!

Happy Birthday! (I won't be joining the give away because it would break the bank to send all those wonderful goodies to far away me! :)

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

What a beautiful garden you have. And what great thrift store finds! That egg plate is awesome.

Diann said...

That is awesome that you found this cool vintage set after all those years! I love it. It is just so fun!

Thanks for the chance to win your great vintage giveaway!!

Have a great weekend!

Coloradolady said...

I am a follower...and I fell in love with that egg plate set the minute I saw it!! I know you are kicking yourself....I want one!!!

I am a follower too of course! Happy "late" VTT!

Sarah said...

Neat story...thanks for sharing!

Happy (late) VTT!


Thrifted Treasure said...

Pick me, pick me!!! And of course I'm a follower :-)

Jabacue said...

I am new to you! And am an avid Pyrex collector too! I feature some of the stuff I have gathered on my Saturday blog posts....Retro Saturday.
Love your blog and will check out the Pyrex one.

Douce France..... said...

Hello !
I saw that same plate with the s&p last week-end on the road .... I left it behind! Can I enter your giveaway!

Douce France..... said...

I am a follower !
Kind a like the Pyrex Queen!

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Happy Birthday. I'd love to win your giveaway. My very best friend's birthday is today and I will give her the fondue pot if I win. Green is her favorite color.
Thank you.