Much Love for the Economy Shop.

After reader Traci wrote and taunted me with news of vintage fabric she saw at theĀ Economy Shop a couple of weeks ago, I decided I needed to check in there again, which I did last Saturday. I still didn’t make it there very early — there is a perpetual war between my need-to-sleep-late self and my need-to-get-the-best-stuff self every Saturday — but I got a few great finds. And you know what? I really dig the VIBE of the Economy Shop. The people that work there are SO SWEET.

I got a set of six of these plates — two in each color. They’re small — about four inches in diameter. I have PLANS for them — PLANS, I tell you! I know that this is all over the blogs, and a little overdone and therefore a little cheesy, but I’m going to use milk glass candlesticks to make them into cake plates. TO WIT:

OMG I LOVE IT. I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THE CAKE STANDS.

I also got this for $5:

Economy Shop rocks! Shown in its new natural habitat on the left, amongst my white matte pottery collection, and on the right, a close-up view. It’s Abingdon, and one of the handles has a small crack that doesn’t go all the way through. Two of the women working the sale made sure I noticed the flaw before they took my money! I love them! Traci, thanks for motivating me to give it another try!

March 19, 2010 - 9:19 pm

janie hightower I have to say, I love that plate/cake plate so much myself!! I need to be watching for you some candleholders.

March 20, 2010 - 8:15 am

Shannon The cake plate idea is genius! You are going to sell those immediately when you put them in your booth!