Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Another Thrifty Table

I will be, once again, joining Susan of Between Naps On The Porch this week for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you for hosting my favorite meme, Susan!

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I have more blue and white dishes than any here is another blue and white table.

The tablecloth and napkins remind me of spring; blue for the sky, yellow for the sun, green for the leaves and white for my untanned legs!

The lime mums and filler flowers are from my Mother's Day bouquet and the peonies from my garden. The vase is a little white pitcher.

I am using the Blue Tulip by Independence Ironstone dinner plate as the charger plate. While trying to find out anything I could on this pattern, I noted that Replacements, Ltd. has these listed at $21.99 each. I am astounded at the prices of some dishes found in the thrift stores for just pennies! And does anyone actually purchase dishes from Replacements, Ltd.?

Close-up of the tulip pattern.

On top of the charger is blue cameo-ware luncheon plate by Harker Pottery Co. Cameoware is made using a process called intaglio, which is cutting a design into a colored glaze.

Up close view of the cameoware.

Topping the luncheon plate is a white salad bowl, which may be some type of restaurant-ware as they are quite heavy. The back has Classic Oneida in green on it.

Profile...The sterling flatware is Oneida Afterglow 1956.

The stemware is a large crystal ice tea/lemonade and a milk glass wine stem.

Taken last night before I decided the Gerbera daisies were too far gone to look good. I just noticed I got a bonus "blue hour" picture, too!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, it is always appreciated when you leave a comment, too.

Napkins-Have had them for years, think they came from WalMart
Dinner plate-Salvation Army
Luncheon plate-Treasure Chest Flea Market
Salad dish-Savers
Crystal Iced tea/lemonade-Goodwill
Milk glass wine stems-ARC Thrift
Candle holders-ARC Thrift
White pitcher-Yard sale
Salt/pepper shakers-Catholic Charities


Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I LOVE this table. Very crisp and refreshing looking :)


Nita said...

Very pretty Marigene.

Linda said...

Such a pretty table!! I also have so many blue and white dishes! I agree the prices on Replacement's is crazy! Love those plates, both of them, very unusual!

Anonymous said...

Once again, a fabulous tablescape. I particularly like this one as I am very fond of plaid. The milk glass goblets remind me of all the milk glass I sold at a garage sale where people walked through my house and found out after that dealers had scarfed up the milk glass. Wish I still had it! I have been leaving my comments here but miss getting an e-mail back from you when I send my comments via e-mail. Love from Vermont, Brenda

Jane said...

Everything looks so pretty together. I love the colors in the tablecloth and your dishes look perfect on top. Beautiful tablescape.

GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE blue cameoware!!! I found a bunch of it a year ago at a shop in Washington, but didn't have a way to bring it back on the plane with me.

Anonymous said...

Love the tablecloth!

My Mom used to have a complete set of milkglass. Wonder what ever happened to them.


the passionate hairdresser said...

Very pretty!! I love blue & white!! :)

Dishesdone said...

Very pretty table, Mimi! I love the blue and whites!

Kathleen said...

Well we knew Carol would like it, LOL..
I love the plaid tablecloth and those blue tulip dishes!
Great job..and have Charity towards this Catholic..(see I read your credits too!)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Love this table Mimi!! Everything is perfect. I think between you and I we have cornered the market on blue and white dishes! LOL

Those charger plates are wonderful! and the cameo plates are just so pretty!

Have a great day!

Natasha said...

That blue hour picture is amazing! You couldn't have taken a better shot to go with your gorgeous blue tablescape.

I have never heard of Replacements before. You are so lucky that you can get such quality pieces at your thrift stores. Most times the thrift stores over here really don't have a very good selection of things.

Best wishes,

Beth said...

Mimi, It's always a delight to visit! Love the charger and the cameoware!!! Do people actually buy from Well, I found a good deal there (on ebay)! Guess they wanted to get rid of the item I was purchasing. You're right, though, their prices seem high. But they've been in business a long time so someone is buying. I sure do enjoy their website as it's helped me to identify several pieces of china. Like you, I am a thrifter! Anyway, a nice tablescape. Very pretty color combination!

Sherry said...

I love how you layered the blue and white. That combo is always a winner. I also love that tablecloth. I haven't found any plaids yet I like and I keep looking.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your plaid tablecloth -- great blue hour picture. I've never seen those pretty blue and white plates -- how pretty they are`

Tricia said...

I just love the shape of the Independence ironstone! My mother-in-law used to have the plain white version, and she gave it away. Sigh. And I wonder the same thing about But I love their website -- you can find ANYTHING there, and they're good about helping identify unknown patterns.

Shelia said...

What a great table! There's nothing prettier than blue and white. I like your mix of dishes! Pretty flowers too.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Komali Nunna said...

Love your table,Mimi. Blue and white dishes are my favorite.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Blue, white and green always look so crisp and fresh! YOur table is breezy and lovely. I have never seen blue and white ironstone. So pretty. This beautiful table is so well put together.

GrannySue said...

It looks so pretty. I like to check out my thrift finds at Replacements to find out what pattern it might be. There is one thing I order from Replacements and that is pieces of the Fostoria that my Mother in Law gave me. It's not a common pattern and I want to keep the set complete and use it. Your table is just so pretty.

Kathy said...

Very pretty Mimi!!!
and You did get a little blue hour there...gotta love that,
matches your dishes!!!
At one time all I had was blue in our house...even the dishes.
Your scape is beautiful.
xoxo~kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Abi's Blog said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty table and dishes...
Always enjoy visiting,

xinex said...

Your salad plates are so pretty. Love the colors you picked for your tablescape....Christine

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Charming tablescape. I loved your white legs comment. Too funny. And lucky you on getting the blue hour photo.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Mimi! You had me with the plaid cloth, and then you showed us the design on that plate! Love it! And the milk glass goblets! And the other plates... it's just adorable. This is a super table!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...


Sheila :-)

Debbie said...

Blue and plaid...what an awesome combination for a table scape!~

Barbara said...

I love the color combination here. The plaid tablecloth looks just perfect with everything else.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks great, love the colors and the milk glass! lol at the legs comment, me too!

Shawn said...

Blue and green are so calming together! said...

So pretty! Love the lime mums! You have such nice dishes and serving pieces.
Thanks for stopping over and commenting!


Cass @ That Old House said...

LOVE the Harkerware. That company really made some creative dishes back in their heyday. I have some interesting green ones.

Lovely table. Cass

Maryrose said...

What a beautiful and crisp table. I love the just screams soothing. So pretty.

Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

Great color combinations, beautiful mums! Joan

Joyce said...

I like your blue plates. So pretty and thanks for sharing this with me. Isn't this all so much fun to see everyone's tables?

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

Mimi your table looks so fresh and ready for the season.

ellen b. said...

I always enjoy thrifty tables. The color combination on this one is lovely.

Sue said...

Hi Mimi....I love your milk glass stemware...and the plaid tablecoth goes perect with your blue dishes..

Georgia said...

I love your tablescape and especially, the Cameoware. I have a bowl from my grandmother, and have purchased several small plates on eBay. Also have a lovely water pitcher purchased at the Austin Ciy Garage Sale a few years ago. You just never know where you'll find treasure!

You've done a lovely job with all of the blue and whites!


A Grain of Salt said...

M, I love blue, so I find this table particularly pleasing.

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

I have to go thrifting somewhere! You find the best things and then create the most beautiful tables!! Beautiful!!

Debbie said...

Love the cameoware! What a cozy setting. Very fresh, and pretty!

Johanna said...

Very nice color combination, so fresh and sunny. I love especially this lavendel blue of the plates.
Greetings, Johanna

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Mimi~ ~Your table is lovely I love plaids and your cloth looks so Springy!
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

From the Kitchen said...

Blue and white always seems right! I especially love the combination in spring and summer.

Congratulations on the new baby in the family!!


paperbutterfly said...

This is my first time dropping by. Thank you for introducing yourself to me at my last post.
Love, the blue, yellow ,green tablescape.(my legs are untanned too) It does speak of summer. The plates are so unique.
I look forward to seeing you next week and the wonderful tablescape you create.
Drop by again soon.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your table is wonderful!
I love blue and white together.

Kim said...

What a lovely tablescape you've created. I especially love the milk glass.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Mimi! Your tablescape is lovely! You have some unusual blue and white patterns! I haven't seen Cameoware before. And how fun that you caught the blue hour! I haven't tried that one yet. Thrift stores spoil you, don't they? Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie