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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Little Bit of Cheer...



It is Tablescape Thursday with Susan of Between Naps On the Porch. Thanks for hosting, once again.
You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.



Tonight I am using my thrift shop dinnerware, Arcopal and the pattern is Provincial; it is white, looks like milk glass but is translucent, with red, green and blue flowers. I first found the dishes at a thrift store down in Fort Scott, Kansas and the other part at Goodwill in Ottawa, Kansas. I have 4-piece place settings, service for 4. I am on the look out for 4 more salad plates, 4 cups and 2 soup/cereal bowls, for 8 place settings. I am sure they will show up at one of my thrifting haunts, when I am least expecting to see them, just like the soup/cereal bowls and a few more dinner plates did recently. I looked them up at Replacements. Ltd. and was floored at their asking prices.



The dinner and salad plates have the same bright floral center design.

The cup and bowls have the same pattern design.

Closeup of the wine glass. I love the shade of blue they are.


The centerpiece is just an old pitcher with faux sunflowers and a few roosters from my collection.


My little AJ tried to get in the way....oops, I mean help out! He is a tailless feral that was born the day of our big straight line wind storm back in July...sweetest kitty I have ever owned. He now is one of 6 neutered/spayed kitties living in our home. I fed his mama/sister/brother and found them all good homes, too!

Let's roll the credits!
Dinner/salad plates/soup cereal bowl/cup-Thrift store (most were 37¢ each)
Blue wine glasses-Thrift store
Sterling (Afterglow 1956)-family, the soup spoons are Rogers & Bro. A1 IS silverplate, I haven't had time to look up the pattern...99¢ each
Blue salt/pepper shakers-Thrift store
Little cow milk pitcher-estate sale probably 20 years ago
Individual butter bells-TJMaxx
Clear candlesticks-Probably the thrift store, they have been around for years
Blue linen tablecloth-Thrift store
Napkins-Not really sure, may have been Walmart years ago
Silver napkin rings-Burlington Coat Factory, several years ago
Centerpiece-pieces I have had for several years

Thanks for stopping by today...make sure you go check out Between Naps On the Porch so you can see more great tables.

30 comments:

Rhondi said...

Hi Mimi
Those plates are very pretty and I like the roosters too. Every time I visit I love seeing your cats too!
Hugs, Rhondi

bj said...

I love your beautiful dishes...I did the same thing with a couple sets of thrifted dishes...finding out pieces are waaay more than I paid for mine. That makes it hard to add to our dishes but maybe we can add one piece at a time....:)

The American Homemaker said...

Everything looks great and the kitty is super adorable.

GardenofDaisies said...

Hi there, I just stumbled onto your blog. I really like your pretty china pieces.. Don't you love a good thrift store find? And your kitty cat is so adorable!!! (We have two kitties.)

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Beautiful china!! I too always check Replacements to see what things are worth. Yours are just gorgeous!!

Treasia Stepp said...

It looks wonderful. Your kitty is just so cute. Mine are always helping me out as well.

Linda said...

I always love it when the kitties try to help! I really like the design on those plates and it sets a very nice table. I have those same blue wine glasses and got mine at thrift stores one at a time until I have 6 (I think or is it 8 now??) Oh well such great bargains and such a pretty table.

xinex said...

Grat deal on the dishes. They are very pretty. Good luck in finding another 4-place setting. Your cat is so cute!...Christine

Martha said...

Lovely table and I love your dishes -- what a find! The roosters are cute! I love roosters, but alas, very few live at Linderhof!

Olivia and Me said...

I love the theme!!

But being a fan of chickens or roosters, no matter what you did I'd like it anyway!!

with love,
~Olivia

Dishesdone said...

ha, Kathleen is not going to love your dinner guest! Beautiful plates! I love the wine glass, so pretty, great color :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful table. Love the pretty roosters and your china is gorgeous. Such a pretty pattern. Hugs, Marty

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That is a beautiful pattern and great find, Mimi. I hope you can find rest of the pieces you want. Cute helper ;)

bellacasa said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment for my tablescape today. Yours turned out nicely.

Jan
BellaCasa

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Such a pretty tablescape! And I love your little 'guest'!!

the passionate hairdresser said...

Very cute!!! Especially AJ!!! Katie loved him...went thrifting today, myself...got a papertowel holder for $2, and (the deal of the day) a Calphaleon (sp?)large griddle for $3.50! Scored some books, too...$1 each!! Wasn't anything fun for dishes right now...

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Our little Suzie was feral too and did your little one ever get over being jumpy? He is a cutie! And I also like your table scape!

Tess28 said...

Beautiful table-I wish I could find such treasures for such great prices! And I LOVE your little helper. We have 3 male kitties that were all strays and love each and every one...trying to convince my husband we should get another. Again...lovely tablescape!

Kathleen said...

Pretty dishes! Lov e those blue goblets too..
It's the cat's meow! Carol is right!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love those dishes they are just beautiful, just keep looking I am sure you will find another deal, lovel the kitties, this one looks like a real winner..your tablescape is so pretty and inviting, Love your blog...

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Your dishes are beautiful. You sure got some great deals. Oh, I so love little AJ. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Rosie

Rettabug said...

Such delicate & pretty dishes, Mimi!! I'll keep an eye out for them in my travels.
♥ that sweet look on AJ's face. :D

Thanks for the birthday wishes....I intend to celebrate all week long.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Lovely tablescape for two...beautiful china! Of course, you know the pic of your sweet kitty just stole my heart. You are a sweetheart for saving all those kitties and finding them homes. I would love to live with 6 kitties...what fun!
Susan

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Those dishes are beautiful! Lucky you to find them at thrift stores. AJ is so pretty and looks very content "helping" with your table! laurie

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Thanks for stopping at my blog! I had looked at your tablescape and was really loving those dishes, but I didn't realize until you mentioned it that we have the same napkin rings, so I had to come back and look again! And they are the same! I think I got mine at Linens n' Things. I love flowers and those dishes are beautiful and what a great find! How lucky that you've been able to find more!

Debbie said...

I am so happy you stopped by my new blogging venture. As I have mentioned I am new and very much so a rookie....all you ladies have inspired me in one way or another and I thank you and look forward to participation in the future!!~~ Please stop by again.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Pretty tablescape! Love the dishes!

Katherine

A Grain of Salt said...

Aw, AJ is just too cute! Nice table setting to, but AJ is really adorable.

Dreamgoddess said...

What pretty dishes and a great find! Your roosters look perfectly at home with the china. Lovely table!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Holy Crow!!! We do NOT have Goodwills like that in CT. Gorgeous finds. I went yesterday too ~ and didn't come home with anything like that. Great finds. OK time to start the work week. Thanks for stopping by.