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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wild Oats!

It is once again time to visit Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you, so much for hosting my favorite meme, Susan. I am sure you will want see other interesting tables, so click on the highlighted BNOTP and it will take you there.

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I am so anxious for cooler weather, I decided to do a very, very, simple fall table this week.



The dishes were purchased at Goodwill. The dinner plates, salad plates and a matching platter were 99¢ each, the soup/cereal bowls, coffee mugs, cream/sugar were 49¢ each. There was only 1 salt shaker, so I left it on the shelf with the other 4 place settings, which was probably foolish of me. I am totally astonished at what I have found in thrift stores for mere pennies.



The dishes were made in England, by Midwinter, Ltd. 1977-1989. The pattern is Wild Oats-Stonehenge. I checked them out on Replacements, Ltd. and almost fell off my chair seeing what their asking price is for this pattern. According to their prices, I have well over $400 in the few pieces I have.

Here is a close up of the pattern.



The coffee cups, sugar and creamer will be used for the dessert course.





Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment on Tablescape Thursday posting, it is always appreciated. Hope to see you here next week, too.

44 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I am beginning to wonder where you keep all of your dishes! This is a beautiful pattern and I'm happy for you that you got such a great deal!

xoxo
Jane

Sherrie said...

I am with Jane, where do you keep all your dishes? But if you are like me with all my collections you find the space. I just wanted to drop by and let you know that I did a link to your blog today. I was talking about beautiful tablescapes and teapots and thought about you. You always have such lovely things. Have a great day.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I'm ready for fall and fall colors and cooler temps too! I'm just not ready for what comes after that.

Beautiful 'amber waves of grain' table, Mimi!

Anonymous said...

I like these dishes. Perfect for fall.

Magic

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What amazing dishes! LOVE them and the centerpiece is fab! I am also amazed at what can be found at thrift stores for pennies! These dishes are vintage but also seem modern to me. Cool table and yes makes me feel like Fall!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love how you matched your centerpiece to the dishes. They are really lovely, particularly for fall. I don't have much luck at Goodwill, but it sure seems like you did! Very pretty.

Dishesdone said...

Very pretty dishes, Mimi! You find the best stuff to make the prettiest tables! You have just the right touch :) I can wait for Fall already!

Kathleen said...

Oh, I see you are wishing for Fall with that scape! Very pretty! And a great bargain! I love the glasses too!
As for Replacements, I did a little experiment. I asked how much it was for this Noritake tureen I have.
Oh it was very expensive from them.
Then 1 month later I asked what they would pay me for it.
2.00!!! But over 100 to buy it from them, talk about a mark up!

Anonymous said...

Another fantastic landscape. Every week I try to say something different but running out of adjectives to describe your talent. love, Brenda

the passionate hairdresser said...

This one gets the "Nadeau Seal of Approval" from the both of us!!

Pam said...

Great Goodwill find! Those are just perfect for fall. I can't wait for it to get here.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love your plates, I've been looking at a wheat pattern at my Sal Army too!

Allison Shops said...

My sister registered for wheat every day dishes when she married in 1976. Not exactly like yours but just as pretty.

(Why haven't you visited Alabama yet?!)

Some news: We're staring a Giveaway Friday! link-up party this Fri. 8/27 plus we are giving away custom backsplash! Hope you'll join us.

Allison
Atticmag

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty fall pattern. And what a great treasure you found. I'm really enjoying the look of some of these fall tablesettings this week.

Debbie said...

Very pretty dishes! Your table is simple...yet lovely.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Love the dinnerware ... and don't we always love knowing we have treasures?! Thanks for sharing.

xinex said...

This is very pretty, Mimi. I love the dishes, just so right for Fall....Christie

Debbie said...

You got such a treasure at your Good Will! Even if those dishes were not (monetarily) valuable, they are so pretty and autumnal with the wheat pattern that they are quite a find!

I'm sloooowly getting ready for fall. Your lovely table is helping!

Fatima -Scrapart said...

Beautiful tablesetting! The wheat pattern is perfect to fall season. Hugs.
Fatima-Scrapart.

Sonia said...

What a great bargain you got..I love Goodwill ..seems I can always find something great and for a fraction of what it sells on ebay or replacements. The hunt is fun too! The wheat design is so fun..it's vintage and so perfect for fall..I can see pumpkins setting around with these plates too. Your table is so pretty and I'm with you ...come on fall..I'm ready for some cooler weather!
Thanks for sharing,

Miss Bloomers

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful table, but it's very fall and I'm just not ready to get there. Soon. Thanks for sharing your beautiful table.

- The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

I really like this-reminds of fall, which seems sooo far away in hot Phx.

SM

Entertaining Women said...

I've been thinking about autumn, too. Great new dishes...I wonder if we'll see them again around Thanksgiving...I can visualize so many variations on this theme. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Celly B said...

Such pretty dishes, and what a great find! Your centerpiece echoes the design so well!

Nancy's Notes said...

What a beautiful fall table setting, it is just as charming as can be! I love your centerpiece, it's perfect for an awesome fall setting, one that would look great anywhere!

Nancy

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Wow, what a find those dishes were! They look wonderful with your centerpiece and those lovely amber glasses. You could also call this your "amber waves of grain" tablescape!

Jeannine said...

This is an unusual pattern when we are all so used to seeing florals. It would be great at Thanksgiving. And you certainly have better thrift stores than we do. Good shopping!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Your tablescapes speaks of Fall with the warm browns and amber colors! We have had such a NICE mild Summer here(well up until the last couple of days). So for once I not real anxious for it to be over...

Thanks for sharing and dropping by for a visit too!
Sherri:)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

lol lol Yes...where are all of your dishes? You will have to do a post on storage!! Love the tablescape! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Great fall dishes & tablescape. I think we are all hoping that cooler weather arrives soon.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Mimi, I am totally astonished at what you get at thrift stores! What a wonderful pattern, and what a wonderful buy! Perfect fall tablescape. laurie

Audra said...

My mother had this set! I believe my middle sister still has most of the pieces. Wait until I tell her what a gold mine she is sitting on.

As usual...I love this table scape! It reminds me of Momma's stew, Parker House Rolls and glasses of cold milk. I know you are the Queen of Clever Storage,though I agree with the other ladies...where do you keep all these gorgeous pieces?

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty fall tablescape! It's still so hot here in FL I haven't even started thinking of fall yet!

Katherine

Marlis said...

I love this pattern and I too have been longingly looking forward to fall. Your amber glasses are great.
Thanks for stopping in and leaving such a sweet comment...

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Now this table is just perfect! I LOVE that you used the white tablecloth to set everything off. That centerpiece is woderful! And those dishes are just great. What a awesome find! Love the whole table!!

Anita said...

I love this table too as always! I love the wheat pattern. I just got some snack sets that have a wheat pattern.

Tess said...

This is such a pretty fall table...I love autumn as well and this is getting me in the mood!!

Pumpkins and changing leaves are coming soon!!!

Jacqueline said...

This is so beautiful preparing me for Fall. Love the warm colors.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is such a lovely prelude to fall! Makes me want to put away all my summery dishes and bring out the pumpkins!
Yvonne

Sherry said...

Mimi.
Those are beautiful dishes. I love the oat pattern. It is perfect for this time of year. I also love the goblets you find, just right for this place setting. Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Miss Merry said...

What a great table for fall. I, too, can't wait for cooler temperatures. It has been a long, hot summer at my house! Today was in the high 70's and it was heaven.

I love shopping at Goodwill. I can't believe the deals you got on those dishes. They are just perfect for supper dishes during the Autumn months.

I try to go to GW once a week. You must be hitting the right day!!

Miss Merry said...

What a great table for fall. I, too, can't wait for cooler temperatures. It has been a long, hot summer at my house! Today was in the high 70's and it was heaven.

I love shopping at Goodwill. I can't believe the deals you got on those dishes. They are just perfect for supper dishes during the Autumn months.

I try to go to GW once a week. You must be hitting the right day!!

Beth at Aunties said...

WOW! What a great deal you found!!!
YOur tablescape reminds me of my grandmother's setting on her table out on their farm. So pretty. The gold goblets are alot like those from my childhood when only a person who had a special day (like a birthday) got to drink out of the gold.
Thanks for your visit!

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