Who can resist the urge to buy a little trinket whenever they enter a thrift shop? When you're on holiday, and you spot a thrift store, you can't always carry around a stack of old books, or a lovely old Victorian trunk (I had to do that once... big sigh)! But little old dishes, especially with a well-loved blemish or two, are most often affordable and become little souvenirs!
Milkglass, such as this little hobnail cutie, are often found for a few dollars at most (very often, you can find milkglass at garage sales for 50¢)!
This chippy antique flow blue bone dish is a great place to store your beachcombing finds and other little random treasures. This dish holds little oyster shells from a local beach, a vintage rhinestone "L" brooch, some mica I found on a family vacation in the mountains, and a fun old piece of beach glass I found with a complete letter "G" (no doubt part of an old medicinal bottle from back in the day).
I also love using old chippy china as soap dishes! These old bone dishes are especially perfect for setting next to an oval or round shaped sink.
I flipped over my bonedish to reveal this fabulous backstamp. This has gorgeous flow to the blue as well. Then I thought how fun would it be to use it as digital image for collage work, tags, journals...
What do you use your little old chippy dishes for?