But first, I forgot to mention the number one find while in Chattanooga:
Of course. Because those of you who know me best realize that I can't even leave the house without finding a lot pet. Even in other cities. We found this rascal pants right before we got to Deck's. We stopped at a rest area and saw a couple out front, watering a very exhausted dog. Something didn't seem quite right and I knew right away that he wasn't their dog. I have some kind of radar, much to the chagrin of Mister Kitsch, I'm sure. I met their eyes and of course they said, "You want a dog?" Oh lordy. The rescuer in me knew that offering free dogs to random strangers at rest stops could not end well. We learned that he had been running in and out of heavy interstate traffic and the couple had fortunately caught him before he was a fatality.
The next thing we knew this guy was riding shotgun in the back of the car with my Mom, who named him "Camper". Long story short but the next few hours were spent going to the vet for a microchip check and then to the humane society (where we all cried after surrendering him). His owner never did show up for him but fortunately, I was able to drum up some interest in him and before long, they had adopters standing in line to try and make him a family member. We here at the ranch wish him the best in his new life, hopefully never to dodge in and out of interstate traffic again!
Okay, so back to Deck's. We got there reaaaaally late even though we'd meant to be there at his 10:00 opening time. Looking back now, I think that we might have even stayed past the 2:00 closing time. I hadn't realized what his hours were until yesterday when writing my piece about the place. Wow, do I feel like a heel! At least we bought some stuff, I guess.
Mister Kitsch asked me yesterday if I'd fully gotten across how dirty parts of the back warehouse of the store can be. I think? that I did but just in case:
Super glamorous dishes-in-the-driveway shot! Kapow!
Now, Mr. Deck cleans up a decent stock of items and brings them to the front of the store, just to be clear. It's not like he expects for everyone to go back and bring up the most buried dishes in the place. There is plenty of nice, economical shopping to be had in the front part of the warehouse. It's just that since we want the oldest and the hardest-to-come-by, we are the people who like to scrounge. And he seemed cool with our doing so.
Here is my personal favorite:
We concentrated most of our search on saucers because we have more room for them.
And of course cups because those are kind of our weakness. I have cup hooks under the kitchen cabinets so it's fun to switch out the different patterns from time to time.
I love that we found some in great colors that we didn't have.
Here is the very filthy dish from the teaser at the beginning! Good as new!
The one with the sweet little green bow is marked "Sample" on the bottom.
This little vase is a "second" but I'd never seen a vase and was stoked to find it!
This one is Mister Kitsch's favorite set. Cute!
I actually dreamed about Deck's last night after posting yesterday. There I was in my sleep, rummaging through piles and piles of dishes with pigeons cooing in the background. That place kind of gets into a person's blood! Once again, if you'd like to visit Decks Glassware, it's located at:
4118 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407
And there is a Facebook page though it isn't updated too often.
He has posted hours but call ahead just to confirm.
Happy hunting y'all!
Well, I've got to go meet the Mister to look at a house. Wish us luck! We have ten days left before the possible deal with our buyers expires. Will we stay at the ranch? Move on to a new place? It's anybody's guess at this point!
And be sure and watch "No Pattern Required" for this Sunday's posted house find from Kansas City, Missouri. It's super cute and the bathrooms? To die for. I love a big fancy mid-century modern home but the more modest vintage family homes are what I love best.
Also thanks to all who visited Thrift Core and for your kind words on my interview with Van! I had a blast doing it and the house enjoyed finally being dusted for the occasion.
Have a great weekend, y'all!
Until next time,
x's and o's,
These Deck's posts are exhilarating, Eartha! Wish I lived close enough to rummage through all that mind-blowing mud-caked treasure!
Btw, I may not comment all that often but I read you religiously and can't get enough of you, my dear! <3
The white/pink dishes with the blue rim are my favorite!
So, so happy to find you through the Retro Renovation Facebook post! I'm close enough to go check out Deck's and plan to do just that. Love your style and humor - I'll be going back and reading your previous posts :)
I created a new Pinterest board about Deck's, and I did a couple of tweets about it.
I love everything that you found. What a haul!!!
I need to go here next time I go to Chattanooga! Those mugs. I have such mug envy
Oh, those are ALL *so* cute! I love the daisy one, too—those jazzy daisies seem so happy!—and Mr. Kitsch's coffee set. Gosh, stuff like this would look so great in our vintage RV someday when we get one!
BTW, I've pinned a few of these and have a post about it scheduled for next week in the hopes of drumming up more business for Deck's!
So now I want to drive to Chattanooga to buy some dishes! I wonder how many miles it is from here to there?
Oh wow, I LOVE all of the dishes you found. What an amazing place.....I really hope that I can make it there one of these days!
If you love me,you will use that wonderful Fall leaves green band cup with the green band saucer for now & forever. That would fill me with joy
WANT. TO GO. THERE. What killer finds you made! All of 'em! And they cleaned up like nobody's business. ((makes mental note to visit chattanooga ASAP))
Uggg. I live for restaurant ware, and my boyfriend's been itching to take a weekend trip to Chattanooga. I have got to check this place out!
Scoooore. I'm plate obsessed too and love all of these. Maybe fate will take me to that wonderland someday. :D ! Thanks for the shout out again at the bottom of the post, LOVED featuring your glorious casa.
How did I miss this??? Probably off in baby-land! Oh my gravy I am SO TOTALLY COMPLETELY JEALOUS. And yes, I am yelling!
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