Monday, June 21, 2010

The Object of My Desire: Show Me

The funny things about garage sales in the Midwest is that people actually seem to feel somewhat bad about taking your money for their cast-offs. Often when I find myself I fumbling in my pocket to find the extra quarter to make up the full 50-cent price tag on a plate, an old cookbook or a funny nicknack, it's common for the proprietor to not want me to go to the trouble of locating the remaining 25 cents and happily accept the amount of change I have in my hand.

While this sort of transaction has been common on this visit to the Kansas City, Missouri, area, I will admit to having splurged a bit here and there -- like the $1 I handed over for this plate celebrating Missouri's 150 years of statehood in 1971 and covered with "Show-Me State" tourist attractions. Apparently, this souvenir is number 64 of 800 limited edition plates that were once sold at LeBeck's Ceramics in Waynesville, Missouri. My favorite illustration is on the left side of this treasure. It depicts the Kansas City airport when it was located downtown and before it was moved to a remote location to the north.

I would say that this little treasure is worth at least 100 second thoughts, wouldn't you?

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. I run across these kinds of plates, at garage sale, and especially estate sales. The normally priced at $1.

  2. Very charming post, and great plate!!

    have a great week....


  3. I wish garage sale hunters in Canada were so polite. I find that no matter how low the price, there always has to be a negotiation. Ah well. Great plate you found!

  4. Isn't that one of the best things about garge sales and estate sales? You can find things that remind of the past, are charming, things you don't find on every corner, and they are so affordable!! Love the plate. Lidy



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