Dinner Plate UPDATE

Last week I introduced the massive amounts of dinner plates I purchased for our dinner party.

From that blog posting I had a Seattle Goodwill reader, Kelli Kirk, tell me about her wedding were she purchased different plates for their reception.  Kelli forwarded on some of the beautiful images taken of her celebration by Josh Trupin of Trupin Photography (http://trupin.smugmug.com/ )and told me about their event…

“We were married in the Methow Valley, central Washington, on Labor Day weekendhttp://trupin.smugmug.com/2009 in an outdoor intimate ceremony (about 50 people).  All of our dishes were collected the year prior to the wedding, one at a time, from Goodwill.  Mostly the Dearborn store, but also I would hit other locations (Everett often).   I also bought mix & match cloth napkins, and found a huge stash of blue glass Mason jars for my flowers at the Everett Goodwill one day.  My ring was vintage (not from Goodwill) and I hand made all the boutonnieres and corsages from vintage millinery supplies, most  collected in tiny bags or salvaged from old arrangements from the Dearborn Goodwill.   We had a huge candy bar, and all the candy dishes and jars were also thrifted.”

I constantly say how lucky I am to be introduced to such talented and creative people through my Goodwill shopping, and Kelli’s a perfect example!  Thanks for sharing your special day with us all Kelli, you are truly another THRIFT-SPIRATION!



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4 responses to “Dinner Plate UPDATE

  1. Rebecca

    I am so GLAD to see us thrifters getting some positive recognition! Thrifting has saved us so much over the years. Thrifitng is such a part of me now that I volunteer for a local thrift and take great pleasure in helping folk find things or repurpose some treasure.
    I’m hoping it retakes with my kids–once they hit the teen years and got jobs, they rebelled against anything second-hand, though I pointed out to them that after a wash a lot of clothing they were buying new couldn’t be differentiated from gently used. I have hopes that our oldest, now a poor college student, will re-visit thrifting, as she’s started hitting consignment shops.
    keep it up!

    • Absolutely! I would like to showcase MORE thrifty crafters on the blog this year because I KNOW there are so many (that I bought from on Etsy, @ the annual Vera Project DIY craft fair, @ Olympia farmers market, etc.) out there making a difference in our environment, our society and our culture!

      Thanks for commenting. Keep sharing your ideas with us please!

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