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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I FELL KNEE-DEEP IN LOVE.......

The adoring THRIFTING FAIRY
has really fluttered her wings around my head and heart
and took me by the hand to find these
BEAUTIFUL....SWOON WORTHY DISHES
that could only live at
SWEET NOTHINGS...
When I saw them, I almost
went to my knees.
I looked this up at REPLACEMENTS. COM
and the dishes, FORGET-ME-NOT by AMERICAN COUNTRY
were made from 1989 and discontinued in 2000.
My dear sweet friends,......
I paid LESS for a set of:
6 plates
8 saucers
5 cups
creamer
sugar bowl with the cutest little lid
a medium sized platter
and a medium sized serving bowl,
THAN JUST
ONE PLATE of this pattern at Replacements.com (it costs $20...twenty bucks for a single plate.
GOOD GRIEF...
I am in total awe and ever so thankful to the THRIFTING FAIRY
for insisting that I go to that very thrift shop that very day.
AMEN!
I tell you, they just take my breath away...


Horchow exclusive. In the early 1900s, England's finest hotels created unique settings by mixing flatware patterns. The look was dramatic and eclectic—a refreshing change from the standard. "Hotel" flatware, with its seven assorted English reproduction designs, brings the unique classic back to life. Service includes 12 five-piece place settings, 12 extra salad forks, and 12 extra teaspoons, plus two serving spoons (one pierced), serving fork, pie server, sugar spoon, and butter knife. Made of 18/10 stainless steel in European sizing. By Towle Silversmiths.
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 ThIS beautiful TOWLE stainless flatware set
has been on my heart for a year now.
The price was $390.
Sale for $199.99 (I almost got these at Christmas but....didn't)
Then one day a couple weeks ago..
Horchow ran a 40% sale and I got the
90 piece set for $140.00
and I am still dancing the HAPPY DANCE.
They are so pretty and so well balanced in the hand that I am just beside myself.
Mr. Sweet LOVES them as they are a little *larger feeling* in his hand.

Aren't they so gorgeous....
I am so tickled to have them I could just die.
I found only 4 of the little blue-banded glasses..
I'll keep watching for more as they really look great with the *new* dishes...
*sigh
The scalloped edges of the soft blue and white dishes just makes my heart sing...

I am having the time of my life, arranging them in my red dining room hutch..
that's a *whole nuther post* for later...:)
Sit down, have a cup of tea and a scone with me and...
let's talk about it....

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58 comments:

Amelia said...

New dishes and new silverware....I would be in "love" too!. Really do like the white and blue dishes...you scored big time in finding them.

Lori said...

You did so good! I love looking up the cost on replacements.com. Makes your heart feel good. Glad somebody else got tired of the.

Marydon said...

Lawdy! No wonder you are flying high ... what a coup! Love them, your table scape is just beautiful, BJ.

Have a lovely eve ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

NEW GIVEAWAY ends 4/10

Coloradolady said...

I am in love with these dishes too~! Wow, what an amazing find. These are super sweet. Love your table setting, so pretty as always! Happy VTT!

xinex said...

Wow, you really splurged, didn't you, BJ. Good for you! I have been tempted to get that flatware set but never did but I am attracted to them I am glad you bought them. I love the dishes too, such a pretty color....Christine

Carolyn @ Adrift on the Lake said...

Just beautiful! I love the flatware and I have almost purchased it a couple of times and after seeing it in your photos, I'm just kicking myself that I didn't. Next time! LOL!

Found you from BNOTP and am now your newest follower!

Debbie said...

What an incredible score, BJ! I would love those dishes at an even greater price. The scalloped edges and delicate lawn design would hook me in.

And you got the whole thing for less than 20 bucks? I love it.

mary beth said...

Those dishes make my heart smile! I am in love with them just from seeing your pretty pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us!

podso said...

Your new blue and white dishes are so pretty! And I love the silver and the story behind it.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh, I'm am so excited for you! The dishes are just darling, I would have had to have them too. That flatware...as you would say, "oh, honey" isn't that just gorgeous! I can't wait to see it all displayed. You really got lucky with both...makes me happy that you are so happy!

Tess said...

I love these dishes and I am not really a "blue" person! They are sweet and delicate. Your new flatware is so beautiful too AND what a great deal, which makes it all the more fun!

Lovely, lovely table!

Marlis said...

Love your dishes. I believe a friend of mine designed those! They are stunning. Please drop in for a Mikasa giveaway!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You lucky lady. Love the dishes and what a deal on that flatware.

Donna said...

You hit the jackpot! The dishes are beautiful and the silverware too.
I always look up things at Replacement.com and seeing how much I saved!
Hugs,
Donna

we three dogs and me said...

Lucky lady finding the blue and white dishes,
so dainty and pretty.love them

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your forget-me-not china is so delicate and pretty! It looks French to me! Just darling! Love your Hotel flatware too. I've always liked the concept. Williams-Sonoma has a version too. So happy for your beautiful table!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

You set a very lovely table there Miss BJ! I'm so glad you found something to treasure - at such a great price. Enjoy!

Thanks for linking to the party.

Hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Shelia said...

Oh, BJness! I love your new dishes. I really hate to tell you this, but they could live at my house too! :)
And...that silverware - gorgeous! I'm so happy for you getting all these beautiful thing and you've even left me a little snack! Thank you.
Oh, yes, ma'am, you're all linked up to my party and I appreciate you coming! ;)
Get some rest and love ya,
Shelia ;)

Vee said...

Those dishes are sweet. Just sweet and the new silverware is so pretty, too. How're the tines on the fork? Sharp enough to stab a piece of steak? That's what makes John happy with silverware. That you are happy and sighing with contentment is making me grin and now I feel perfectly happy, too.

Diann said...

Well first of Miss BJ, the blue and white dishes just make my heart soar! They are so lovely. What a great find. perfect timing for a little thrifting adventure! And your new silverware is STUNNING! How absolutely beautiful they are!

Karen said...

I love your swoon worthy *new* sweetest blue and white dishes! I too *love* blue and white china! You really found a deal here..enjoy!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi bj, you are the luckiest lady and rival Kathleen for finding amazing bargains! Those dishes are so pretty and dainty and would make anyone happy! Who gives away such gorgeous things?? I must visit Horchow's website and explore that interesting flatware! Linda

Kathleen said...

I love those dishes, they are just so sweet. Congrats on a wonderful find. That's some fancy flatware girl! Did you win the lottery? :)

Janay said...

Wow! Two such great deals --- I just love finding things that make my heart go pitter patter, especially when I can get a great deal. Very pretty!!!! Congrats on your finds.
Janay

Julie Harward said...

bj. these are really so beautiful, I think I would have gone weak in the knees too! You are so lucky to have found them! I love the beautiful flatware too! ;D

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

I would swoon and dance both if I found a bargain like those dishes...woooooo I would love to have those myself. Trish

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

oh my gosh I love love those lovely blue and white dishes, they are so precious, you gotta be pleased as punch....then pairing them with the flatware....wowie your table is toooooo charming,,,I wish I lived near you I would love sitting with you with a scone and talking about your wonderful finds....have a happy day organizing the dish cupboard...Phyllis

debi said...

I am SO in love with your pretty blue dishes! And your new flatwear set is TDF gorgeous!!
It looks like you really have the knack for finding amazing bargains!!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is gorgeous. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

Lounging with a Latte said...

Amazing...that dinner set is so beautiful. What a wonderful find. The cutlery is very sweet too.

Marivene said...

Beautiful table setting & I love the story of the dishes. Looking up the value on replacements.com is always fun when you got a great deal!

Zondra Art said...

Wonderful dishes you bought, it is very elegant!
Greetings and kisses:)

Liz said...

What lovely dishes - absolutely beautiful!
Liz

Blondie's Journal said...

I am so excited for you...these dishes are SO my taste, sweet and delicate and your blue banded glasses are the perfect match for them. I LOVE mismatched silver and I'm glad I didn't see the sale at Horchow because I have so much already!

I have a feeling I know what you are going to do with your hutch! Save a scone for me!! :-)

XO,
Jane

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your new dishes BJ! They do look perfect in your home, and I can't wait to see them with the red-enjoy:@)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I love the blue and white china it is so very delicate looking.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Love those dainty dishes, Beeeej! Great buy on the flatware, too! Those pretty scallopy edges are wonderful!!!
xoxo
Enjoy all the ballgames :)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Congrats on the new dishes! They are so pretty. I love the shape and pattern and color..well I guess I just love everything about them too. Enjoy..they are wonderful!

Susan said...

You did good on your dishes and flatware. They are both so gorgeous!! The blue and white china looks so delicate!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I was swooning as soon as I saw those dishes. They are gorgeous. I am a blue and white person and they just set my heart aflutter. You got some really good thrifty buys. ~~Sherry~~

La said...

We may have a love affair triangle here. Your new dishes are so pretty. I love the scalloped edges and the dainty pattern. I'm happy for you, my dear. Have fun with them.

Sue said...

BJ- I am in love with those blue/white dishes!!! So right up my alley, girl! I can't believe the inflated prices that Replacements comes up with. Your silverware was a bargain, as well. Love the new blog look- so fresh and new! I didn't recognize it at first. xoxo Sue

Rita said...

Scratching my head..... How do you do it? Were you born under a shamrock or are you really just smart enough to be at the right place at the right time?
Either way, your treasures are wonderful and thank you for sharing your exploits with us.
Rita

tammylovesdishes said...

The Thrift Fairy was certainly looking out for you. Your Forget-Me-Not dishes are beautiful as is your tablescape.

I had not seen the Hotel mixed pattern flatware before. Now I have added another item to my "some day" list.
Tammy

Sarah said...

BJ, I'm tickled pink for you. These dishes belonged at Sweet Nothings. And that new flatware ~ Wow! Horchow is having a sale now, but not 40%. Sorry I missed that one. ;-)
This find reminds me of my tartan find at Goodwill. I got an entire set of cups and saucers for less than one cup and saucer at Replacements price. Gotta love it! ~ Sarah

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Wow! and Double WOW! You hit the jack-pot. Those dishes are to die for. They take my breath away and I am only seeing them on the computer screen. Beyond gorgeous. And then to score that silverware. You must be walking on that fluffy cloud 9. I am happy for you, but I am wishing they were mine. Hugs. Karie

Olive Cooper said...

I love the silverware and the china too. I have eight salad plates and cup and saucers of the same pattern and I love it. I got them at an estate sale last fall. It is fabulous you found so many pieces of the set.

Sandy said...

The dishes are lovely!!!! Silverware too! I want to go shopping with you - okay?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wait!!! Where on earth are you getting all these fantastic goodies like the hotel flatware etc!? WOW!
I am pea green with envy!! :)

Marigene said...

BJ, those dishes are gorgeous...so is the new flatware.

Beth said...

Oh, BJ! Your dishes and flatware are stunning! And easy care, DW safe, microwavable - how can you go wrong with that? Really lovely. I am so happy for you. What a pretty post!
Beth

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Amazing, dear friend! What dainty, delicate, divine dishes!!! NOW...I'm ready to view them in your red cabinet! However; they were darling on your table with all that silver and white! Great finds!
Fondly,
Pat

Kathleen Grace said...

These are so you BJ, dainty and beautiful and blue and white! I can understand how they were calling your name. And that silverware, oh my gosh, I love it! You set a fine table my friend:>)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These dishes have the prettiest Spring design! I have a blue kitchen...I'll start looking for them! Enjoy your weekend, sweet lady! ♥

Tara said...

Hi BJ

Gosh, I have been missing from Blogland for awhile doing college applications with my daughter...your blog looks so great and how happy I am for you that your anniversary is tommorrow! Also happens to be my birthday...we will celebrate together from New York to Texas! The blue and white--to die for! :0)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh what fabulous finds!! Those dishes are fantastic and I absolutely adore your flatware!!! Soo beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Adrienne said...

Your new dishes are just the sweetest things! And I love the new flatware. What a deal you got. I had lunch with a friend recently and she used mismatched silver she had been gathering from here and there. It was such a delight! Now I'm starting to collect my own set.
~Adrienne~

Frieda said...

Bonjour
Blue and white, pastel and soft
So nice
Nice day
Frieda