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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

TABLESCAPE BLUES...

I really don't have TABLESCAPE BLUES so much as I have BLUES on the TABLESCAPE....
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THIS IS A REPOST FROM THE PAST....
I have used these blue and white beauties in several posts and will use them MANY more times, I am sure.

They are RIDGWAY, STAFFORDHIRE, ENGLAND and the pattern is OLD ENGLISH BOUQUET.
Mr. Sweet bought them for me at a flea market for less that $50.00 for the set, service for 8.
Altho they are no longer in production, I have been able to find a few pieces on Ebay and the Replacement place.

I would really like to add more serving dishes to the set...sure would be great to pass along to one of the granddaughters at some point.

The beautiful silver tray that I am using as a charger at this setting was given to me by BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER. She brought it to me from one of her trips to Mexico.

The flatware is by ONIDEA but I have had it so long, I don't remember the pattern name.
The stemware is from GOODWILL.


The large and small tureens came from GOODWILL and I could not believe that anyone would give them away.
They are in excellent condition and the markings on the bottom: a crown with LILY above it,
W. ADAMS and SON, England and semi-porcelain.

The large one cost $4.95 and the small was $3.95. AMAZING !!
I was thrilled to pieces that the blues of the tureens matched so well with my dishes.





Almost everyone on the planet knows that these little white, ceramic, salt and pepper birds flew here from TARGET. Some might remember that mine are named BONNIE and CLYDE....
 What I have really enjoyed about having these little cuties is the fact that they look fabulous with ANY type table setting.










These glass sugar and creamer belonged to my mom...She bought them in the 40's in Dallas. I don't know anything about glass so I don't know if these are pressed or cut glass...??

PLEASE...take an after-dinner mint....
O, WAIT...We haven't even had supper....uh...dinner yet, have we ? ;o)


linking with TABLESCAPE THURSDAY


50 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful and very elegant tablescape, I love it!

Kisses and hugs dear BJ.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it is just so pretty. I love this set of dishes, the pattern is stunning. What a fabulous find with the two tureens. Gorgeous table scape. Hugs, Marty

La said...

BJ, these dishes are remarkable. I love them! Thanks for the after-dinner mint. La

Mimi said...

Gorgeous dishes!

Susan said...

Your Staffordshire China is beautiful!! Those tureens from Goodwill are awesome. So are the crystal stemware!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very sweet tablescape, BJ. I love blue and white so much!

XO,
Jane

Julie Harward said...

Well, it;s all new to me and I loved it all...love that blue..so vivid and beautiful! :D

Donnie said...

I love the blue and whites. My dinnerware is Blue Willow. Always loved it.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Beeeeej! Oh my gosh, my golly, I think I have a creamer and sugar in the same cute glass pattern! Love it and your blues, too!!!

xinex said...

I love your dishes! Those tureens are just wonderful!...Christine

Jacqueline said...

You my lady must have a lot better thrift store than I have. What gorgeous tureens. I adore them. These are such pretty vibrant blues, they just sing happiness to me. Have a great week! LOL

Marlis said...

I love those plates! Such a beautiful pattern. I love the whole table. It just makes me want to sit down for a spell and visit.

Kathleen said...

Blue and white, always a winner! Beautiful table, BJ~

Pam said...

I always love blue and white dinnerware. I think everyone needs a set. And those soup tureens were a steal.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So glad you shared this post again. love those dishes and those tureens are amazing. Love them!! Beautiful table.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I REALLY,REALLY,REALLY LOVE those dishes... AH! I am ALWAYS attracted to that basket shape with flowers. I have Lots and Lots of jewelry pins in that shape and "of course" baskets. Your dishes are "To Die For", AND how did you ever keep from exploding with joy when you found those tureens. They are GORGEOUS!!! Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs, Donna

Sarah said...

Beautiful blues, BJ. This tablescape is full of elegance!
~ Sarah

LV said...

I certainly do not need any, but love and enjoy dishes. I look at them whenever I am out shopping. I really like the ones you shared today.

The Tablescaper said...

Oh so beautiful. I so love blue and white and you have dissplayed it so elegantly.

- The Tablescaper

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Those dishes are absolutely stunning BJ!!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi BJ...

What a beautiful table, my friend! I think that blue and white just looks so elegant and yet so warm and inviting! Wow...what a great deal your honey got on those beautiful dishes...they really are gorgeous! Ohhh...and I totally agree...who could just give away those fabulous tureens? I just can't imagine! Well...their loss your gain, my friend! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful blue and white table with us today...I loved it!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Dear BJ, what a great collection! and beautiful too! love how you set the table. I don't mind having different manufacturers for the dishes as long as they are in the same colours or can be mix and match.. am a happy camper!.. thanks for sharing!
xo
fitty

JEANNE said...

Good morning bj, I love your blue and white tablescape. Repost it as often as you like. There is always some detail I have missed. The tureens are wonderful. You gotta love GW. Smile.
Love you bunches,
Jeanne

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Hi BJ,
I'm so glad you reposted this blue and white table as I didnt get to see it the first time..
so elegant-- ooolala..

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Dear BJ,

Your treasures are so beautiful. I love the crystals & silver combination. Looks soooo me §;-)


Happy TS…

Greeting from a freezing Stockholm.
/chie

Kathleen Grace said...

It's no secret I love these dishes BJ. You turned me on to the blue and white transferware a couple years ago. SO much so, that I am now slowly incorporating blue into all my red decorating and have started a collection of blue and white plates to hang on my wall! You inspire me:>)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

BJ -- this is so beautiful! I love your tablescape blues. Those tureens are gorgeous and you've set yor table beautifully with so many lovely treasures. I know how wonderful it is to have heirloom treasures and all the loving memories attached. Thanks for sharing this table again.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

bj, I just came back to tell you that you must visit Sue at collectintexasgal.blogspot! She has a post today about the first Thanksgiving in Texas, and of course I thought of you! Linda

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, you know I love these dishes! Who on earth would give away the pretties to this set?
Brenda

Anna said...

Gorgeous dishes, I love your tablescape. The blue looks awesome with the silver charger.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I love blue!!! Your tablescape is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

Diane Duda said...

Repost or not...beautiful!!!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

HI BJ,
I love your blue and white dishes..There is just something about blue and white that makes my heart sing...it's just so pretty!
When ever I bring out my good china, I am always worried about putting it in the dishwasher so I wash everything by hand...that's probably why I don't use them much LOL..dishpan hands and all LOL.
Have a sweet day and hugs~Elizabeth

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

So glad you reposted because somehow I missed out the first time around! What a gorgeous table BJ, I just love the blue and whites :)

Blessings!
Gail

Deanna said...

Such a lovely and timeless looking tablescape. It's elegant and yet homey at the same time. I just love it!

Deanna :D

Scribbler said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty. I love the glass. I can't tell either, if it is cut or pressed, but I did a post a while back on American Brilliant Cut glass. I know that they continued to make it, copying it for a long time after. At any rate, it is special because it was your mother's!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Those dishes are right down my aley. I love my blue & white stafforshire dishes also.

Sure wish my new goodwill in town would get some great dishes.

also I need a camera that takes great close ups like yours

Janice

Theresa said...

Beautiful blues! I love it all and would have to say "the price was right"! Enjoy your day and I LOVE those mints before or after dinner!

HUGS!

Alycia Nichols said...

Such an incredible buy on those tureens!!! Wow! You hit the jackpot there! They are beautiful and go so well with your dishes!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your blue and white dishes are gorgeous! Very elegant!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Tammy said...

Keep the mint, I want the dishes! lovely!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Beautiful blue dishes. I am having my 100th blog giveaway so hope you will stop by. Blessings, Debbie

Coloradolady said...

BJ, your blue and white dishes are so beautiful. Makes me want to start looking for some myself!!! Happy VTT!

Entertaining Women said...

Doesn't Ridgways make the most interesting patterns! I have Ridgways, "Lynton" in the blue, and it is so much fun to use. I've been seeking Ridgways, "Portland Basket" for years, and I'm not sure that I'll ever find it. Ah well, the hunt is half the fun. Thank you for sharing your lovely tablescape...that's going to be one blessed granddaughter! Cherry Kay

Entertaining Women said...

Me again...I just checked out eBay for your pattern. There is currently an auction for 6 bowls in your pattern. They are from a seller in Great Britain with whom I have actually bought some Royal Worcester, Regency. He is very reputable, and he's easy to work with. Just thought that you'd like to know. Cherry Kay

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love the combination of blue and white. Lovely. And those white ceramic bird S&P shakers are so cute.

Mary said...

It was all new to me! I never tire of seeing Blue & White regardless~ Love that reflection of the china in your knife :-)

Custom Comforts said...

Lovely dishes, you are blessed to have such a lovely set and at such a steal. They are truly striking.
Cindy

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh how pretty...so old-fashioned looking. Your Goodwill is better than any I ever go to!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Bj, You know how much I love blue and white transferware. Your dishes are fabulous and what a great find those tureens were. Beautiful!
Hugs, Sherry