Cheap thrill…My Craigslist China

When I quit work last year I had a hard time adjusting. I was used to the daily adrenaline rushes that came along with working in an emergency room, and I soon discovered the thrills of couponing. Go ahead and laugh, but I love the challenge of getting my savings as close to if not under my spending! I have now added new thrills. I am crazy about Craigslist and the flea market. I check Craigslist every day, and no one wants to be around me if I don’t get to go to the flea market every week. I have also recently added picking up things on the side of the road to my repertoire, and have a supply of furniture I am hoarding like nuts to rehab over the winter.

So anyway, this is my score from Craigslist. At first, I thought it was a misprint. An entire 12 piece service of Homer Laughlin china from the 40’s, plus serving pieces for $40. Yep, $40. When I went to get it I thought she was going to say, “oh, no, that was supposed to read $400.” But she didn’t! She let me walk off with it when I handed her two twenties. This set even has teacups and saucers, bread plates, salad plates, dessert plates, dessert bowls and soup bowls!

Doesn’t it look cute with my grandmother’s silver and great-grandmother’s tablecloth?




*Sometimes I link up at these parties…

Monday: Skip to my Lou, Between Naps on the Porch, Jam Hands, Home Stories A-Z, How to Nest for Less, Today’s Creative Blog, Thrifty Décor Chick, Not Just a Housewife, Boogieboard Cottage,

Tuesday: Bowl Full of Lemons, Organize & Decorate Everything,

Wednesday: House of Hepworths, Shabby Creek Cottage, Ivy and Elephants, Someday Crafts, the 36th Avenue

Thursday: The Coloradolady, Common Ground,Five Days Five Ways , My Romantic Home

Friday: Tatertots & Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Six Sisters Stuff, Serenity Now, Whipperberry

Saturday: Positively Splendid

Sunday: Alderberry Hill, Flour Me With Love, Stone Gable, This Gal Cooks


29 thoughts on “Cheap thrill…My Craigslist China

  1. There is such a quiet elegance in Homer Laughlin china. What a wonderful find. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our What’s it Wednesday linky party. I hope you can join us.



  2. Wow you got a great deal. My daughter says I need to stay off craigslist. I have had some great finds on there too. take care, Darlene p.s. my adrenaline rush comes from going to the flea market on the weekend. lol. take care, Darlene


  3. That is absolutely beautiful, and you have definitely made me decide to go ahead and inquire about some HL china I found on craigslist this week and really want.


  4. Congratulations on your great deal. It blows me away. This same china is my early inheritance. My 92 yrs old mother is now living in assisted residence. My sister did not want Mother’s china, so there was no fight over it. My aunt chose the same china because she loved her sister’s choice. When my cousin found out that Mother’s china was coming to me, she offered to buy some of it from me. NOT a chance! I was furious that she even suggested it. I have 10 place settings with many serving pieces and lots of extra setting pieces. My favorite are the demitasse cup and saucer.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN


  5. Beautiful place settings. I love the china and the lace. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above


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