Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Splash Of Color

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

You may click on any picture to enlarge it.

Friday I had to go to Lawrence to pick up a few things I can't get locally. While there I kept seeing, mostly men, standing on the corners with signs. These signs were advertising the opening of a new Salvation Army Thrift Store. Seeing I was already nearby, I had to stop in to see what they had. There were literally hundreds there, barely enough room to push a cart down the aisles.

While weaving my way through this mob of people, muttering under my breath for them to move, that I didn't have all day, I finally got to where the dishes were! It looked like they had been pretty well picked over, but on the very bottom shelf I found what turned out to be my inspiration this week...Pier One Mosaic Fruit. I got 4 dinner plates and 4 salad plates, left the rimmed soup bowls on the shelf. Each piece was 99¢. When I looked them up at Replacements, Ltd. I almost fell off my chair, they are asking $25.99 for one dinner plate and $15.99 for one salad plate. The soup bowls, I passed on, are listed at $19.99 each! I almost decided to go back but didn't, it is 100-mile round trip. If they are there next time I am in the area, fine...if not that is fine, too. So, for less than $8 I have dishes worth almost $170 according to Replacements, Ltd. Friends, if you have this pattern, hang onto it!

I was pretty sure the wonderful colors in the plates matched stemware I had at home; that was another reason I snatched them up before someone could wrestle me for them.

I thought they would make a great fall tablesetting, with the rich cranberry, greens and golds, but when I started playing around with them, I decided they made a really nice spring setting, too.

Dinner plate.

Salad plate.

Placesetting. The sherbets, Indiana Glass Whitehall, were a gift from my sister, Jerry.

The stemware goes so well with the colors in the plates. Aqua is Noritake Sweet Swirl, the yellow is Indiana Glass King's Crown/Thumbprint, the green pattern and maker are unknown to me. If anyone knows, please let me know.

Isn't it pretty with all the colors? I probably wouldn't use all the stemware at once but for this, it is perfect!

The iris are from my garden.

Crocheted tablecloth-Gift from my sister, Jerry
Pier One Mosaic Fruit-Salvation Army Thrift Store
Noritake Sweet Swirl-aqua e-Bay
Green wine-Savers
Yellow juice-e-Bay
Green sherbets-Gift
Silver-Oneida Afterglow 1956
Napkins-Estate sale
Vase-Thrift store
Candle holders-Thrift store
Candles-Josephine's Mercantile

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog; it is very much appreciated. Please stop by Susan's Porch so that you may enjoy many other delightful tablescapes.


Marsha said...

Another gorgeous tablesetting. I like the plates and I love how you used 3 colors of glassware to pick up the colors in the plates.

Have a great day!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this tablescape, Mimi, made beautiful by your new dishes. Gasp!! What a bargain!! And with your colorful. Nicely done!! :-)


Dishesdone said...

So pretty, Mimi, more great finds, you are really great at that, you always find just the right things and end up with such a beautiful table! Will we see chicken on it at some point? LOL!

Anonymous said...

Bravo, another exquisite tablescape! You are the highlight of the week and especially today on this very overcast cloudy day. You are so fancy, I wouldn't know which glass to use! Love, Brenda

GardenofDaisies said...

Doesn't it feel great to know you got a bargain? Your fruit and flower tablesetting look so pretty and cheerful. I love all the green glassware. and your Iris centerpiece is sooo pretty. Those colors are amazing!

Linda said...

Really beautiful dishes and nice table! Fun to pull it all together!

podso said...

Wow, what a find! And amazing such a crowd at the opening of the Salvation Army store! I love your stemware too and the way you have combined all the colors together--delightful! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting, I enjoyed visiting yours

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a wonderful bargain you got...and they are so unique! I love the aqua glassware...what a fun table:)


Jane said...

Hi Mimi,
Your tablescape is beautiful!
I have some of those Pier I dishes. I read your post and then went to my dining room to see if they were the same and they are. I only have a few pieces. I remember buying them for accent pieces to use in my hutch so I didn't buy complete settings. Can't believe the replacement cost...guess I better hang on to them :-)

Anonymous said...

Another great, colorful table setting. The green sherbets are Indiana Whitehall pattern and the yellow are King's Crown Thumbprint.
Good job, sis!

Nancy said...

What an unusually pretty color combination! I love your glasses and the plates are so pretty with the mosaic look!

Those plant stands in my Chair/pillow post are actually for sale Mimi. I have two of them. If you're interested just drop me an email or I can put them on Etsy for you with more details, pics, etc.

This is one of my favorite tables you've done!

Annie said...

So pretty and colorful - I have the same dishes but only use them at Christmas and only once broke them out early for Thanksgiving - guess I should use them more often! Thanks for the ideas - love your Iris too - I love Iris!

Nancy said...

Very pretty! Such an excellent find. You did a wonderful job layering all the colors. LOVE it!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Those mosaic dishes are gorgeous but then they have one of my favorite!

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

Your tablescape is beautiful and what a wonderful bargain you found! I love the mosaic fruit em!

Kathleen said...

M that looks wonderful..all those pretty colors..
The plates were a wonderful find! And yes, those glasses go so well!
I like your round table too!
Just lovely..
Now what's for dinner???
Happy Mother's Day!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Mimi! Love those plates...especially the red ones! great price, too! Lovely tablescape! Hope you are having a great week...hugs...Debbie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Mimi, These Pier I Mosaic fruit and flower dishes are wonderul. So different and exotic! I would have pushed and shoved and muttered under my breath for these too!
Such a pretty table, and the iris' look fab with the plates.

Allison Shops said...

I love the three colors of glassware used. My post this week is about mixing patterns. Dropping by from BNOTP.


Red Couch Recipes said...

Those Pier 1 Mosaic plates are just lovely! What a great find! I loved how you combined the three different colored glasses together and it WORKED! Just lovely! Joni

Beth said...

Mimi, I love your dishes - so colorful and you got a great deal. Everything looks pretty together! Love your tablescape!

Southern Touch Catering said...

What a delightfully colorful table! And you were right, the colors work great for a spring table. Good job on the find. But I think I'd be finding a reason real soon to head back to town!

coloradogal said...

Beautiful! I love the mixing of glassware colors. Sweet Swirl was my bridal pattern 25 years ago--in clear. I'm inspired to go looking on eBay for color now!

A Grain of Salt said...

That looks pretty, M. Nice job.


Mimi, You have such a knack for finding great things. I love the glassware and your dishes, they look so beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Komali Nunna said...

Great tablescape, Mimi. What a bargain! Thanks for stopping by my post. I look forward to your kind comments each week.

Atelier de Charo said...

Beautiful dishes and amazing glasses.


Gypsy Purple said...

Those glasses are fabulous!!!

Maryrose said...

Hi Mimi,
Not only a spectacular table but what a good shopper you are. Wow. Love the dishes and I especially love the aqua swirl stemware. Great table and I am sure you will use those gorgeous dishes often.
Enjoy your day.

From the Kitchen said...

The colors in your tablescape are truly lovely! All my favorites and the photographs show them so beautifully! I don't want to miss any so I'm your latest "follower".


Fifi Flowers said...

FAB plates and glasses... LOVE COLOUR!!!

Diann @ The Thrfty Groove said...

Oh Mimi! this is a beautiful table! those dishes are a fantastic find! Love all the glasses and little details. So pretty all of it!!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

G´day Mimi dear,

I do love those mosaic plates. I could do whatever to have 8 of those §;-)

So colourful yet to glammy.

Hugs on TT DAY...

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Great find on the dishes. And the stemware goes with it perfect. I like how you used 3 different colors. Very nice tablescape. Thanks for visiting mine & leaving me a comment.

Anonymous said...

Aren't you the savvy shopper? Sometimes the prices on Replacements make me weak in the knees! I am glad they exist, it's a fun place to visit, and once I even sold them some crystal I did not want. But unless you really cannot find it elsewhere, it is too pricey to shop there!

SA is great. You are helping people and you find cool stuff.


Mary said...

Beautiful, what a find :-)

Dreamgoddess said...

What a pretty jeweled table setting! I love how the light through the window makes it all shine. What a wonderful find you have in those dishes!

Alaina said...

Thank you for stopping to see my mother's day tablescape. I love your use of colors, very vibrant. And those flower, how beautiful. I have never tried to grow iris, I think I will have to. Have a wonderful day.

xinex said...

The mosaic plates are so pretty, Mimi. You should have bought all of them. Love the stemware too. Your table is very pretty and colorful...Christine

paperbutterfly said...

Thank you for stopping by for tea and sharing your tablescape. I love how cheerful and clourful it is.

I look forward to seeing what you sharenext week,


lulumusing said...

My kind of girl.....thrift shopping. Isn't it fun to see what you come across?

rojospa said...

I love those plates! Isn't fun to see what you find in thrift stores? I have been in the Salvation Army when the line is all the way to back of the store ( and that is a long way!). I enjoy your blog. Lisa

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Those dishes are beautiful! Very nice tablescape!


Mrs. P. said...

GREAT tablescape and what a great SA find. I love the mosaic look of the dishes. Very rich colors that mix well with your glassware :)


Anonymous said...

What a great find. You are gonna need several storage units to house all your dishes. Where in the world do you keep them?


Miss Merry said...

Your color sense is so unique and just beautiful. Those plates are amazing and your glassware is so special.

A Write Life said...

I love your tablescape! You are an inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing. And the plates are great!

Shirley said...

A wonderful bargain! And the dishes are so different and unique. You could fix them to go with almost any season.

Karena said...

The mosaic plates are just breathtaking, what a beautiful palette of color.

Art by Karena

A Grain of Salt said...

Those are really pretty dishes, M. Excellent find!

Natasha said...

This is so colourful and definitely worth the long and tiring trip to find them!

Best wishes,

Sandy said...

Great finds and I love all the color! Wonderful use of all that beautiful glassware. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Rettabug said...

What a beautiful jewel-toned table!
I popped over to see your Nifty Thrifty finds but had to check out the tablescape too. VERY nice!!

Sorry I can't help you ID the green stemware. :-(

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh those dishes are wonderful! How clever to use the different colors of stems. You picked up the colors in the plates beautifully. You got such a great deal on that china - lucky lady! Pretty table. laurie

The Caffeinated Globe said...

Oh yes, this post is "a splash of color." I like it so much.

Tammy said...

Beautiful table - neat idea putting the orange plates in there! Love you mosiac finds - great bargain. Thanks for visiting.

miss corner cape said...

i was going to comment on your most recent setting, b/c i like the blue tulip delftware looking plate, but then i saw this one. i absolutely love those colored glassware pieces, and your irises really make it pop. fantastic!

thank you so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for your kind words on my first table setting!

Anonymous said...

Love this one, too. Envy your lavender.The dishes are to die for! Daisy