front porch trash

front porch trash

Saturday, June 11, 2011


I love it when SweetiePie has a great idea. Like when he needs "new" pants or shorts and suggests that we stop at the thrift store. Be still my heart.

This Goodwill is famous for not having much in the way of housewares, my area, and great pants for him. However, this time I found something too.
I love the Swiss Chalet pattern. I remember it from when I was growing up. A grocery store where we shopped had it as a "premium" and then you could buy the serving pieces. The only thing that survived was the serving bowl without the lid. Looks like a mixing bowl and is a beautiful aqua. Ever since I have been trying to find a set for me. I now have the serving bowl, with lid, one plate and now two of these platters. I once found almost a complete set in a thrift on vacation. Each piece was 29cents!!! I could not figure out how I would get the set home since I was in Reno at the time and on my way back to San Francisco and then had to fly home. Curses, foiled again.
I have never found another set, just a piece here and there that I scooped up.

I also love the little Shawnee Laughing Elephant Cream Pitcher. I think I may have to keep it because I know two little Princess that would love it for their tea parties.

I'm linking to Apron Thrift Girl for her Monday Thrift Share


  1. I love that pattern too, but I haven't found a single piece of it yet. Good luck to you on finding more for your collection =) I love that little elephant!

  2. Keep looking, it's got to be out there somewhere just waiting for us.
    I can't wait to have a tea party with my two princess granddaughters and the smiling elephant.

  3. I just started reading your blog - I really like it! I have a tiny booth at the Virginia Beach Antique Mall - just opened this past August. The owner has a set of that pattern. I believe he has about a hundred pieces for about $200. More than the awesome 29c per piece that you found but it is out there. I don't know if this link will work: