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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

paying attention to the table....vintage style....

Oh, boy...one of my favorite days of the week !
VINTIGE THINGIE THURSDAY
with SUZANNE of COLORADO LADY as our host ....
If you like VINTAGE, be sure to go over and see what she is showing today..
You'll find a long list of others that love vintage, too....
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It's time to play with our dishes and tables and have a really fun time because.....
IT'S TABLESCAPE THURSDAY with our sweet SUSAN at her BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH.
I THINK she is awake now, so go over....GENTLY....and see her and all the other wonderful
ladies and gent showing off their talents...
since I started playing with SUSAN on tablescapes,
i have learned that there is TRULY an art to designing your table...
i have so much to learn but already know more than i ever have before,
thanks to all you lovely bloggers that really knows how to make a table
beautiful and comfortable...
i must say that i am always a little intimidated about posting
my tablescapes...i can't even BEGIN to catch up to the fabulous
tablescapes i see all over blogland...i just have fun playing along.
THIS today is not actually a TABLESCAPE as much as it is
just practicing....
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Thank you so much for coming by my place today..
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and....GUESS WHAT !!??
NEW DISHES.....
well..........NEW thrifted dishes...the very best kind...
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ESTATE SALE....at the end of my block...
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL
CREME WARE !!!!!!
I was MORE than excited when I saw these beauties just sitting there...waiting for ME..!!
VERY old style...just like me !
just as vintage as they can be...just like me !
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Service for TEN (10)
2 SERVING BOWLS
1 DIVIDED BOWL
HUGH PLATTER
CUPS, SAUCERS, SALAD BOWLS
LITTLE SOMETHINGS THAT I don't even know what they are...
salt (no pepper) or Pepper (no salt) :O)
i am so excited over them...
'cause the whole kit and kboodle cost me $48.00
FORTY EIGHT BUCKS !
*oh, dear...it just dawned on me that i am going to have
to make some drapes for some room in my cottage so that
i can HIDE these dishes...just like GOLLUM does !!


i just had to play with them a little bit....
used the fabulous set of place mats, napkins and napkin rings,
in the creme and khaki colors I love...
from sweet SARAH at A BEACH COTTAGE'S giveaway a few months back.... she has the CUTEST blog with photos of her adorable, mostly BEACHY WHITE beach cottage....
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I LOVE the fruit, flower and leaf design on the dishes
the description on the back of the dishes...VERNON AULIGUA by METLOX, U.S.A.
I need to google and see if I can get any info on them...
not that it matters...I LOVE 'EM....
i just saw a dinner plate on Ebay for 10.00...
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i can already see how versatile these are going to be...
pretty sure you will be seeing them used with all kinds of different things....
it will be fun !
i'm going to make some pretty napkins...
they are so easy to make and you can choose just what you want....
dark green place mats would be luscious beneath these creamy plates...
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have a glass of blackberry wine
with me to make a toast to.....
MY PRETTY, NEW, OLD DISHES....
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"I love everything that is old: old friends, old times, old manners,
old book and old wines....."
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66 comments:

Judi said...

BJ
I LOVE your new dishes. How did dishes land up on sale anyway...they are sooooo nice! They have a lovely colour and the different pieces are different and lovely pattern. They go great with the napkins and placemats too.
Did you make the napkins?
enjoy...
Judi

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Oh I love your new dishes! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Michelle said...

WOW...$48 for the whole set! Lucky you and I know you will get much use from them!

Brenda Eason said...

Beautiful table setting and dishes. You do a great job girl. I use blogger I just click large photo.

The Bloom Girls said...

What a fabulous find! These dishes are beautiful and very versitile! Isn't it the BEST, to find great deals! Have a fabulous week!

Karyn

Michelle said...

WHOA! 48.00!!! Those dishes are so beautiful! great table scape!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

I love your new dishes, too! What a find. :)

Great post, and so cheerful! It's always so much fun to visit your blog. xo~m.

wenderful said...

Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate my sits day today! I had ginormous fun.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Wow, I love those dishes! You sure got a great bargain on them. You're right, they will be good with anything! I do love the creams and tans in this setting. You're also right that napkins are so easy to make! It was well worth the cost of the fabric to make them considering that even the very cheapest of napkins will be at least a dollar a piece, and anything in a pretty print is guaranteed to cost around $4 each.

Thanks for the compliments on my tablescape!

Kady

Terry said...

What an amazing find !
They are so beautiful.
Happy Tablescape Thursday to you.
You have done an outstanding job of displaying and the photos are fantastic.Thank you for sharing.

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB set of dishes... you're ready for a BIG party!

Marie Reed said...

Boy oh Boy! I need to start dish hunting! I'm coveting these!

~♥~ Monica S said...

cheers! I'm sure the wine tasted delicious!
Love your new platters etc. AND it looks gorgious!

Monica

Keetha said...

Love those dishes!

ksarra said...

What a bargain! Lucky you. I love old things too!

Pat@Backporchmusings said...

Your new dishes are fabulous, BJ!! I love your table. It's beautiful!!

Southern Lady said...

BJ, I love your elegant new dishes, and what a bargain -- you were certainly in the right place at the right time!

Kathleen Grace said...

How fun! I love your new dishes you lucky girl! I also always love your tablescapes:>) The divided bowl is an interesting piece, you don't see those every day!

Beverly said...

BJ, those are wonderful. I love white and cream dishes. They are so versatile. I like what you did with them, and I can't wait to see more.

Susan said...

I love your tablescape BJ; so warm and inviting. Nice dishes to find and they will go with all sorts of themes. Have fun using them.

Terri and Bob said...

Those dishes are going to see a lot of action! They are lovely and will go with so many things!

Denise said...

Ooh, I'm liking your new/old dishes, a lot! What a thrifty bargain!

XXDenise

Stacey said...

Hi BJ! Your dishes are gorgeous. I love them combined with the silver pieces AND with your beach cottage placemats.

We have our annual neighborhood garage sale this weekend. I confess that I've always hated it because 1,378,296 cars come down our street. :) This year I'm gonna grab my $1 bills and go hunting.

Diane Duda said...

absolutely love the dishes!!! are those little berries I see! squeeeeee!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Oh, BJ!! I love love love your new dishes. They are so you. But, they are so me. I wish they were mine! You ahve created such a beautiful tablescape. I really wanted to do a tablescape this week. I just didn't have them time. I love your candlesticks and candles. You have outdone yourself.
Hugs, Terrie

Beth in NC said...

Wow, what a find! They are beautiful especially with your beautiful decorating taste!

Betty said...

Lovely and what a find! I love your tablescapes! I often think back to the RMS days when you would post that food or stools or whatever, fun days!

Betty

marty39 said...

Love, love, love your new dishes. They are just gorgeous and so pretty with the kahki and cream. Your centerpiece and accessories are stunning. Very well done. Hugs, Marty

The Raggedy Girl said...

What a bargain and they are beautiful. I just love to see the beautiful Table Scapes.

The Raggedy Girl

Deb said...

BJ,
you made a great deal and the table looks great!!! good job

Janie's World said...

Your new dishes are sooo pretty, don't you just love the thrill of finding the perfect thing in an unexpected place!!! I like how you put them together with the striped placemat and napkins - looks good!

Allidink said...

Bj those dishes are really nice! You lucky girl what an awesome find :) They were waiting for you lol. They look really nice!

All the best,
Allison

Happy To Be said...

GM BJ, Girl you done hit the MOTHERLODE here...WOW!! great buy my friend...your table looks just beautiful and I could see these dishes used for all seasons..loved it all...Oh I wished I had time to play with dishes right now...Oh girl my boy had to leave today for Ft. Hood could't get his leave extended...seen him last night and I just can't stop crying...so he'll be in your neck of the woods now...wife going with him and baby due the 22...they are taking the train..oh well we always have a Wal-Mart baby so maybe will have an amtrak one ha ha!! May you have a great Thursday my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mary said...

Wow, bj, those dishes are GORGEOUS!!! and what a great deal! I can tell you are going to have so much fun "playing" with them! LOL
xoxo,
Mary

Bea said...

BJ, I think your tablescape is lovely. What a great set of dishes at a great price. Versatile, yes. I can see them set on yello and orange for Thanksgiving and dark green for Christmas. Lucky you!

Jewelgirl said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! OMG you are
so lucky to have purchased these
dishes they go with every table
setting! Very creative!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jean, you little bargain finder you! Those dishes are gorgeous! I'm helping with that estate sale again tomorrow and I think they still have a beautiful set of white dishes left. You should come over and see them. It's 5008 11th just a few blocks from you. This set is just so pretty and obviously very old. Lucky gal! Enjoyed your blog today!

Love,
Martha

CC said...

Oh My !!! I love these dishes. I never realized how beautiful creamware dishes could be. These are just beautiful. What a wonderful buy you got and these lovely dishes got a great new home. Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What FANTASTIC dishes and you have given them such a wonderful home! Beautiful, bj..just beautiful.
(I like to come here and just rock out to your 50's and 60's music! :)

What a deal you got on them! I finally found the phone book and looked up the Thrift Shops around here...

NOW I KNOW I am going...today!
Hugs..

Elizabeth said...

Hi, BJ! Love your new/old dishes and how you've set the table with them. I especially love the creamer and sugar bowl; so unusual!

Miri said...

Lovely tablesetting and beautiful dishes! I have some Metlox from the 70s that I'll show next week (keep a theme going :) Don't think I can match your table though-its really wonderful!

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
your new "old" dishes are perfect and they look great in the tablesetting.
Hugs, Rhondi

LV said...

I love your dishes. Do not know why, but I love dishes and most all glassware, even if I don't need it. I have several pieces just catching dust, but won't part with them.

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

BJ,
I'm so jealous! I need a minimum of sevice for 10 dishes and they're not easy to come by. Congratulations! You underestimate your tablescape abilities. By the looks of it, you're a pro!

Sofia Striffler said...

Lovely dishes what a great find. Thanks for stopping by my site. Great to meet you.

Bobbi Jo said...

Very beautiful and what a deal. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Smilingsal said...

Oh BJ, they are sooo classy. This is the type I prefer.

Donna said...

love your table settings very nice display work...great dishes

salmagundi said...

Around here, Metlox China costs a lot more than what you paid. What a deal you got!! The whole tablescape is charming - we can learn from you!! Sally

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love your new dishes. They are fabulous, and, I would love a glass of blackberry wine!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ok..yes..I know I have already had my turn to comment on your lovely dishes..but..shhh..listen..
shh..please tell me what a ..Wii is? It's some sort of ..machine..kind of like a cell phone except it's something you play with? Like a ..pac man? Maybe? Be nice. c'mon..share, darnitall!!
Bloggysis..
(Kiss'in up here BIG time!)

I'd ask SMB but she'd probably smack me up side the head for being such a dummy and besides she's sick right now..but if you tell me..and she gets all well..I can act like I always knew and she won't know the difference.. yeah? :)

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

BJ, you should not be the least bit intimidated to tablescape. You always do a beautiful job! Great deal on the dishes! They are beautiful and will easily coordinate with so many things.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh so pretty! Don't you just love a "new dish" rush!

nikkicrumpet said...

Those really are beautiful. What an elegant table setting...I especially love the little pearly thingies on the candle sticks. I can see you're going to get a lot of use out of this set...but you needed more dishes like a hole in the head lol

The Muse said...

I am sure you have heard this through your beloved readers...but I simply have to say it again!~WOW!

A great bargain!! Plus, how fabulous that the dishes are neutral...an excellent way to give yourself an excuse to now PLAY with accessories! :) LOL

Kathleen said...

Very pretty! And yes, we all need new hiding places for our dishes..I am running out!
I love the cream with the khacki, just lovely.
Enjoy them!

Sweetie said...

First - there is nothing better than "old friends." Your dishes are gorgeous as is your Tablescape. You really lucked out on the dishes. I am donating some of my dishes to the annual Historical Society so that I can buy more. I am out of space! I want to add to my Fiestaware collection.
Sweetie

Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

Hi BJ! I love your new dishes, what a great deal! They look great the napkins and place mats. your whole table look great. :O)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ, I love the dishes and the color is fabulous. You set a great table!!

Barb

Miss Janice said...

These dishes are just lovely and they will wardrobe so well with others....great find!

Tikimama said...

So pretty, and at such a sweet price! You'll be able to use them for any occasion, with any color scheme!

Robin said...

Lovely dishes....lovely tablescape
And to think you were able to get the complete set....and to find them just down the street. :-)

Have a beautiful day.

PEA said...

HIC! Can I have another glash of wine phleaseh! HIC! hehe Oh BJ, those dishes are absolutely gorgeous and how lucky you were to get them all for $48!! Believe me, at the estate auctions I go to, a set of dishes like that goes for up to $400!!! So yes, a very good find!!! xoxo

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

What a beautiful way you dressed your table! The dishes were so pretty to start with, but you really glammed them up! Everything looks gorgeous!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a find! Beautiful creamware dishes. I've got the Metlox Sculptured Daisy pattern. There is no mistaking that company's dishes. Great detailing. They were very popular in the mid-seventies. My aunt bought the blue grapes pattern they made.

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Coloradolady said...

BJ, your dishes are just beautiful. I have sets too that I buy and never do anything with them, but you are going to love these, they can be used in so many ways. Love them, and love the price! Thanks for participating in VTT. Sorry my comment is so late, I have been out of town.