My most recent thrift store find was pretty special. Since I was a little girl I have loved the combination of blue and white in kitchens, all because of Grandma. This pattern is called Blue Onion and it looks exactly like the cannister set she had. I think my sister has it now. I only found the Flour and Sugar cannisters at Salvation Army, and they both have cracks on the lids, but for $6.00 total (half-price sale) I'm really happy with them.
The Blue Onion pattern has been copied many times, and I look for it every time I'm at a thrift store. I inherited what was left of Grandma's everyday "Blue Fjord" pattern by Wood & Sons, if I can get the picture to post (Ides of March apparently makes our internet connection even slower):
Three dinner plates, 4 dessert plates, 7 bowls, and 4 little bowls perfect for small servings of strawberries. I think Sarah got the teacups. Over the years I've added to the collection from Salvation Army, Goodwill, and Value Village:
Two cup and saucers and two bread-and-butter plates from Johnson Brothers - "Saxony." One saucer and one bread-and-butter from J.G. Meakin - "Blue Nordic." But the Flour and Sugar cannisters... that was really cool.