Oh Ana! You did a good deed and nobody seemed to care. Phooey on them. They are probably getting paid to dog walk and could care less.
As for the Thrift Store Saga: Went early, sat waiting for the door to open. About 25 people already crowding around the door for 15 minutes. They all rushed in. I waited for the rush to be over and went directly to the china area, hoped to find even one piece of that china. I FOUND ONE! Actually it was two dinner plates, but one had a serious chip in the edge. I grabbed the good one and looked around for the 'lady'. Not there, she probably works and is only out on weekends.
Soooo I bought the very pretty plate for a buck, brought it home and it's gorgeous. SHE won't get it. I was wrong about it being Lenox china. It's actually Noritake china but from the same 1920ish production years. It's a close copy of the Lenox pattern, but with much less hand detaling. Priced about the same on ebay and the china replacement site.
So late in the afternoon, I checked again to see if any more was put out. Looked for serving pieces or cups and found none, BUT while bending way over and looking at the far back of the bottom shelf in the pots and pans area, there were the 'remains' of 4 small pieces. One was the dessert plate she broke in her basket by piling stuff on it. The others were a small bowl and a tiny serving piece. She had obviously broken them all and stashed the pieces where she thought no one would find them and blame her. What a dishonest woman! Breakage happens all the time there and they are very good about just sweeping up the pieces and not blaming you. It happens.
I'm hoping I never see her again, but if I do, I think I'll introduce myself and tell her I have a dinner plate. Ha. Makes me happy just to realize her 'set' is missing one.