Monday, July 4, 2011
Hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday weekend. We had a pretty relaxing few days, only going out a couple of times, once to the grocery, then today to a luncheon with homemade ice cream at the cousins.
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I used the same natural banana bark placemats from Pier 1 as I used last week; but the real inspiration was the geranium leaf charger plates I was so fortunate to have found at Savers back the end of May. There were 8 sitting on the shelf just waiting for me. They must have just been put out before I rounded the corner of the plate aisle. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw what they were. I picked one up and saw that they were only $2.99 each...I scooped up the other 7 so fast I am surprised I didn't damage them in my excitement! By the way, they are Bordallo Pinheiro, so I am sure the cost new was at least triple, if not more than what I paid.
The dinner plates are Wedgwood Wildbriar, in brown/pink, with green leaves and a white background. This pattern was discontinued in 1957. Replacements, Ltd. has them listed at $37.99 per plate! These were another Savers find at $2.99 each.
The salad plates are some you have seen on a number of occasions. They have no backstamp or markings of any kind on them. They are probably the favorites of any of the white/cream plates I own.
For dessert I have chosen the Wood & Sons Glenwood green and white with gold accents.
The water glass is Indiana King's Crown. I haven't been able to identify the wine stem.
The flatware is Oneida Sterling Afterglow, circa 1956. The napkins are plain green from Goodwill.
The flowers are from my garden. They are just plain old purple coneflowers and gooseneck loosestrife. Unfortunately, it has been really hot so there isn't much going on flowerwise here at the moment. I finally had to get the hose out yesterday before everything was completely fried.
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I will be linking up to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Do take time to find more inspiration by visiting Susan...I know she will appreciate it.
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