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Monday, November 2, 2009

Seeing Red...




Another very simple dinner table at In the Middle of Nowhere. For Tablescape Thursday you will be seeing red again, as it seems to be on my brain lately. This week will be a few pieces of red transferware. I am also combining this post with Thrifty Thursday. Thank you Susan and Leigh for hosting. You may click on the photos to enlarge them.


This 9" tall Hull footed floral basket I used for the centerpiece was found Monday at Goodwill for $1.98 with a 25% senior discount so I only had to pay $1.74 for it! I think someone priced it a little low, but...who am I to go complain to management? I realize it isn't one of the older, more desireable pieces, but...it is still a nice collectible piece. The girl at the checkout wanted to know what I was going to do with the "cute little basket"...told her I was thinking of putting a small pot of ivy in it...well it ended up being the centerpiece for tonight.



The black metal candle holder were 50¢ and 98¢ so with the discount they both came to a little over a dollar. The candles were on the discounted shelf at Tuesday Morning last week for less than a dollar each. I am not sure why they look tilted in the photo, they really aren't!





The dinner and salad plates are Johnson Brothers 'Old Britain Castles' from TJMaxx.






The soup/cereal bowl is Queens and were found at Home Goods as were the sugar and creamer.


The coffee mugs are also Johnson Brothers; the clear water goblets were from Goodwill last week. The price was 37¢ each.



The Wm. Rogers silverplate is from my late mother-in-law...I am still trying to find out the name of the pattern but haven't had much time lately to devote to it.



The little bird salt and peppers are a recent purchase at TJMaxx. The tablecloth is from an estate sale last summer and napkins I have had for many years.
My sister sent me these little bottles with different sized shaker tops for my birthday. They are 3" high, the holder is 5¼" tall and the holder is electro-plate. I had no clue what they were used for so I asked our resident expert, Bill of Affordable Accoutrements and he thought they may be shakers intended for cinnamon, nutmeg, and cocoa (to be used to sprinkle in/on cups of coffee. If anyone else has any knowledge about them I would be happy if you shared it.



Here are the tops of the shakers. A couple of them have little star holes.

Thank you for visiting and commenting; it is very much appreciated.

51 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

What yummy dishes!

Sarah said...

Fabulous! God's blessings, Sarah :D

Martha said...

Love the shaker set! A very pretty table -- love transferware whether blue or another color! Your dishes are beautiful!

Kammy said...

HI Mimi !
I love your red and white - show us anytime !
The shaker set is neat - but, I haven't a clue... Love all your thrift finds ! I need that senior discount - will you go shopping with me ???
Kammy

Kathleen said...

You are first! How did you manage that?? :)
Belated Happy Birthday! Hope it was grand!
Pretty red and white dishes..I have them too, but not the cups etc...And mine say IRISH Castles..lol..
Love that little white piece..so different.
Do you have a charge account at the thrift shop now??
Hope you get the answer on those shakers..very different!

Shelia said...

What a lovely setting. I have the Johnson Brothers dishes. Don't you just love them? Oh, I adore that basket you've used for your centerpiece. You really know how to get a bargain!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Shirley said...

I love the red transfer ware! And how unique those shakers are! Very elegant silverplate.

Sarah said...

Love your red dishes! Enjoyed your table for this week. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Dining Delight said...

That footed bowl is gorgeous and makes a wonderful centerpiece with the flowers.

DD

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love red transferware -- those are really pretty shakers and love your GW treasures.

susan said...

I really love the red and white. I am surprised your silver plate flatware doesn't have a name on the back somewhere. It really is lovely. I have a giveaway today!

Diann said...

Love all your awesome finds! I don't think you showed anything that I wouldn't have bought!!

Have a great day!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Such beautiful vintage and antique pieces. I love the red and white dishware. The Hull piece is so unique and of course the shaker set is wonderful.
♥, Susan

Martha said...

Sharon is a friend of mine, yes. Do you ever get to visit? If you do, I'd love for you to stop by and share a pot of tea.

A Grain of Salt said...

Love the red, M. You find such good deals at Goodwill... never happens here.

The Tablescaper said...

Love the red and white transferware and the mix of it. Your "spice" shakers are amazing. Enjoy them!

- The Tablescaper

Julie said...

Hi Mimi..I love the red transfer ware....It is all so pretty
xoxo
Julie

Jane said...

I love your table setting. The red and white dishes are fabulous (I love the color red). Great buy on the Hull footed floral basket..it makes a wonderful centerpiece.
Jane

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Lots of lovlies! Beautiful tabelscape! Thanks for linking up to Tales from Bloggeritaville Thrifty Thursday.
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Kirby3131 said...

The red plates - one of my favorites! I love those little stars on the shakers. It's like a little surprise to those that notice :)

Kristin - The Goat

tales from an oc cottage said...

I'm sorry! I missed your entire tablesscape becuase I was too busy looking at that adorable ginger snap kitty on your blog banner!!! I adore orange kitties!!!!! (love the toile dishes too!;}

m ^..^

Maryrose said...

Hi,
Your red transferware is so pretty. I am loving all of these tables this week. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
Maryrose
PS Did I mention what a great bargain hunter you are?

bj said...

I love this beautiful table of red!! Just beautiful. I am really wanting some red transferware. Maybe I need to go to our local TjM....
I just signed up to follow...thought i already had but, guess not...now I am, tho!! :)

Mrs. G said...

So pretty. Red and white transfer ware is my second favorite color. I like how you combined some different patterns.
Hugs,
Sue

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Beautiful job Mimi. Loving the red spode design with the beautiful white! Very crisp.
Dena

Marsha said...

The red and white transfer dishes are gorgeous and it all looks great with your new bargain centerpiece. Great job M!

Janice said...

BEAUTIFUL MIMI! I LOVE THE RED DISHES AND THE SHAKER SET, TOO CUTE!


THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE NICE COMMENT.

JANICE

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh, I want your red and white dishes so bad. I have wanted those Johnson Bros. ones for the longest time! Your table is just so charming! Cindy

Donna said...

I love the red and white dishes. The Hull basket for the centerpiece is great - what a deal! Beautiful setting.

NM said...

The red and white pieces are so beautiful and your silver ware is perfect for the table. This is a really lovely tablescape.
Best wishes, NM.

Sherri said...

Love the red dishes they are so beautiful! Hope you are having a great TT and have a wonderful week! : ) http://web.me.com/lavenderfields

Sofia Striffler said...

I love those dishes everything looks beautiful. Thanks for stopping by to visit.

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Thanks for stopping by!! I LOVE the Old Britain Castles! My mom has some in blue, but I would love to have this color. Beautiful...love the silver flatware also. It's so elegant!

emptynester3 said...

Beautiful Red! Love the shakers too! Thanks for visiting my post too! ~Dawn~

Maryanne said...

The red and white china is so pretty! I've never seen it before. I'd call that style Toile (not sure if it's an Aussie thing!) Also love your water goblets. Very elegant! best wishes, Maryanne

Rettabug said...

Red is always such a happy color & you've created a happy table scape with it! Your dishes are beautiful but I'm in love with your little shakers & caddy. What a delicious little treasure! I bet Bill is right in his guess for it usage. I'd be making fancy hot chocolate every day with them. :D

fondly,
Rettabug

Jeanne said...

Hello Mimi, Thank you for your visit yesterday. I tried to get to everyone but... The breakfast room belongs to my daughter. I did pick out the toile wallpaper and curtains (Laura Ashley) when she told me she wanted to paint her kitchen and breakfast room red. I am showing the whole area on Monday. She has several pieces of red transfer ware and it is vintage. A gift from her MIL. The cookie jar does not have a name.

Your table is beautiful with the transfer ware dishes. I love the look. You are a thrifty shopper and it looks like a million dollars. I love the shaker star holes. How quaint.

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Jeanne

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Happy belated birthday, Mimi! I love it when you see red :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Mimi...you are a lady after my own heart! What wonderful finds! It has be awhile since I have check on Goodwill..but you have inspired me to do it! :) Not this weekend..but hopefully I will make it next weekend! I am so anxious to get out there again and shop for goodies. LOVED your new china! Red is my all time favorite color! Getting ready to paint my kitchen red!!
:) Thank you for your sweet comment!!
Mona

Ally0005 said...

Love your floral basket what a great find and the red plates are so pretty.

Ally

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Just found your site this morning. Enjoyed my visit you have a sweet blog.
Maggie

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Mimi! :-)

Oh my gosh.....I LOVE those little shakers in the little holder-do-hickey....I've never seen anything like them before. And, that little white basket? DARLING....I ADORE the GW. I've found some awesome treasures there. I call it Treasure Hunting..

Oh yes...I suppose I should share a bit more of that tray...It's not new, new...I've had it for awhile...but it's my NEWEST one...I have 20 something of them.

Have a wonderful Pink Saturday...

Hugs,
Spencer

nannykim said...

I have the same dishes, but not the bowls. I love the flowers in the white thingy! And the shaker set is darling!!

http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Thank you so very much for stopping by and entering the giveaway. And of course for joining my site.
Looking forward to reading more yours
Maggie

Dragonfly Treasure said...

The transferware is so pretty! Love the footed basket...very versatile. And of course the star shaped holes in the S&P shakers!!
*hugs*deb

Aprons Gone Wild said...

Mmmm, love the footed flower basket. What a find!
Thanks for your comment on my blog. I am enjoying yours as well.
Joanne

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Ok...now you just left me one of the nicest comments about my silly rooster painting. I know, I know ..."why would she sound sooo cocky?", you say. Not trying to be. I just really feel that way when my father used to paint cathedrals with works of art (frescoes) throughout. So, I guess you didn't see the post on his work. Go take a look and then you'll know why I kind of feel silly just painting roosters. Thanks for your kind remarks. I will be sure to come back often. Love red transfer ware. I haven't started collecting yet. I am a Kings Crown Ruby thumbs print dinnerware collector and tired of it. Would love to start on this journey of collecting next. Verrry Pretttty!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love, love, love your red transferware. And the set of 3 shakers is fabulous!!!! So different. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

I think you're silverplate pattern could be: 'Cotillion' c. 1937 Wm Rogers. I don't have any of the pattern at the moment. It is very pretty!

Dayka said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! You have quite a collection of tableware! I wish I was good a setting a "tablescape" . . . .

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Thank you so much for your visit yesterday! I appreciate all of your visits and comments very much!
Dena