Friday, June 7, 2013

Noritake First Blush–A Thrifty Find

noritake first blush
I know, I know!  I said I wasn’t going to buy anymore dishes BUT I just couldn’t pass them up!  Last weekend, while thrifty shopping, I stopped in at a few yard sales.  I found a large set of Noritake china for $35.  I fell in love with the sweet floral pattern.  After a little price negotiations, I came home with the set for $25!
The pattern is called Noritake First Blush.  It was made from 1976 to 1982. has it listed at $14.99 for one plate!  So I think I got a really great deal!
noritake first blush
It has a few serving pieces, such as this platter.
On the another find….  I have been wanted an Oreck vacuum cleaner but didn’t want to pay the high price.  I’ve used one before and have found that they work really well on hardwood floors.  Most upright vacuums just blow the dust around but the Oreck just sucks it up!
Well, I just one!  Instead of paying $300 or more, I pay $1!!!  The lady said that it has been stored in the garage for years and that it worked when they stored it.  She didn’t like it because she had all carpet and it doesn’t have a real wide suction area.
thrifty finds - oreck xl
After getting it home, I wiped it up and plugged it end.  It had a new bag already in it and it started working immediately.  It worked like a charm!  I still can’t believe she only wanted a dollar for it!
That’s just a few of the finds I found last weekend.  Have you found any treasures lately?
Sharing with:
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Make it Pretty @ The Dedicated House
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Open House @ No Minimalist Here
Tuesdays Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
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Show Me What Ya Got @ Not JUST A Housewife
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Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Tweak it Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
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Spring Party @ DIY by Design
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove
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Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper



  1. Tammy those are gret finds! The dishes are lovely and we all need just a few more don't we? Awesome find on the vacum cleaner!! You lucked out! I have the fecer now, haven't been thrifting or yard sale hopping in awhile and now I need to go!

  2. Tammy, I love your dishes! What great deals you got!
    Have a beautiful weekend!

    Jeannie and Linda at The French Hens Nest

  3. The dishes are gorgeous and that was a great deal on them! So many people don't want china anymore, sad! But the bargain of the week belongs to you and the $1 Oreck vacuum! Thanks for linking with TTF this week!


    1. Thank you, Linda! When the lady told me a dollar for it, my mouth dropped and I almost ran to the car with! LOL!

  4. You struck gold! A whole set of gorgeous dishes for 35.00?! YES! And the vacuum is a real steal. I've been looking for something that works on hardwood. Even the "electric broom" I have (can't remember name) does not suck well and blows everything around. I'd love an Oreck, but I have to get lucky like you first!!


    1. Hi Jane! Actually, I ended up get the set of dishes for 25.00! I've tried the electric brooms, too! The best one I found was the Electrolux Rechargeable. Too bad, it didn't last a year before it stopped holding a charge! Thanks for the visit!

  5. Good heavens, what great bargains! I can't believe you got that vacuum for $1, that's just weird! The china is adorable, great find!

  6. wow some great your dishes...
    Love, Mona

  7. I also have an Oreck. I love it for the carpet. Be very careful and watch your floors. It took the finish off my linoleum. It spins so fast that it made my floor dull very quickly.

    Your dishes are pretty and a great deal. I have a set of Noritake Firenze pattern.

    Charlotte Moore

  8. Oh, those dishes would have come home with ME, too, if I'd seen them first! So pretty, and I have been wanting some dishes featuring pink. Can't wait to see what you do with them!

    1. Thanks, Tricia! The pink flowers immediately caught my eye, too! Thanks for the visit!

  9. You did wonderful! I love your new pretty dishes and a great deal too! And that vacuum! Amazing deal.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. What great finds...cannot believe the loot you got. Good job!

  11. Lovely china. What a buy on the vacuum!

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. Amazing finds, especially a dollar for an Oreck!!!!!

  13. So pretty! What a great buy. I've reposted this to my tiny linky The Blog POST OFFICE. Drop by and see. Wishing you a great week, Victoria Lavender

  14. Gorgeous! Love the dishes and the price. You did great...

  15. It is so fun to find treasures at such a great price


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