9/12/15

Avon Diamond Dish Destiny

Finding this dish at the Thrift Store for $1 is what I'd call a pretty lucky find.  Especially since I was on the search for clear cut glass plates or relish dishes no larger than 9 inches and they had to be shallow.   As is often the case with thrift dishes this one was coated with so much dishwasher gunk that AVON was not readily noticeable.  After a good scrubbing...there it was....nice, huh?
The scalloped rim made a nice edge for the rag basket sides of double crochet to snuggle up to.  I love how the facets of the cut glass reflect the colors.  It isn't something you can plan to happen...it's a happy accident of sorts.  I looked this 6.5" flower petal plate up on Ebay...it was listed for $3.60 plus shipping.  There were probably a kabillion of them made back when, but it looks like I have one of only two left on the whole wide world web. 
You know it's value will likely go through the roof since it has been paired with jewels and jewel toned out of print fabrics as well as gorgeous ribbon yarns in a 'One of a Kind' piece.  It doesn't matter that it all came from my 'Junk Jewelry Stash' and 'Scrap Fabric and Yarn Bins'.  
Does it?

7 comments:

  1. How pretty! Wish I'd known what you needed. I just visited lots of thrift stores, and there are usually lots of things like that around here (MUCH larger city). I'll be in town late next week. Maybe I'll see you at work again.

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    1. Made the rounds here and found three or four pieces that are going to work. That will keep me busy for awhile along with what I have in my collection. Would love to see you....work on Friday 9:30-2 and Saturday 1-5. Come see me.

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  2. cool find and the result is so colorful. Your posts always brighten a day

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    1. For some reason I am drawn bright and colorful and my stash shows it. I'm having to really dig for fall colors for the fall baskets I have planned. Thanks for always making my day with your visits and comments.

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  3. Hi Sue - love the Avon dish .. how very pretty. Your craftsmanship is lovely ... as Joanne says about the colours - they always cheer .. and these are quite a delight to see ... congratulations - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary. It is such a delight to see your comments and receive your 'cheers'! I'll be around to visit you soon!

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  4. Lovely! Very southwest feel to it.

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