Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Stangal Thrifty Thursday

All I can say about this purchase is it was one in a million where I was at the right spot at the right time with the right amount of money in my bag! As usual, I stopped by our little antique mall/thrift mall to see if any REAL bargains were lurking within all of the dust.  Well, this one was a true jackpot.  When Patricia married my son, Gene, she brought to the marriage a lovely collection of Stangal pottery.  She is the QUEEN of thrifty shopping along with her next door neighbor, Liz, and what a lovely collection she had.  It was so nice Gene built her a cabinet with lights in it for displaying all the pieces. From that point on I would always look for little pieces to add to her collection, but usually they were priced WAY out of my spending allowance.  A couple of times I lucked up on some very small pieces which I could afford, but that was it.  Then I hit the motherlode, but this time it was for me! These are of the sweet "Country Garden” pattern and are pretty well mixed and matched.  When you hear the price you will understand why I gobbled them up without any hesitation.  My little “dollar lady” had a bunch of china and misc. odds and ends of dishware in her stall with a small sign marked simply "1/2 off!” As I was looking through it all, I spotted a collection of similar pieces of pottery which appeared to be Stangal. Sure enough it was, and the original price was $ do the math, and at 50% off it comes out to be $12.50.  I was in such a state of shock I went up to the owner of the mall and had him come back and check it out because I was not believing my eyes.....sure enough, I was right.....$12.50 for ALL of it! END OF STORY.  I bought it, am using it all the time and loving it, and am NOT giving it away to anyone. Now, I am looking for more of the Country Garden pattern to add to it.....good luck, Genie.  I bet I’ll pay through the roof this time unless I am willing to wait and wait ’til I find another REAL bargain...don’t think there are many of them out there like this one!  Happy Thrifty Thursday to all of you.


  1. I would have been afraid to leave the spot to head up front. I would have done something to lay claim before moving.
    Wow! Some days it pays to believe.

  2. Oh, what an amazing find and these are simply gorgeous!!! I love to hit the thrift shops too, I am going to keep my eyes open for you, you never know,...I might spot a piece!!!