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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Breakfast In Pink And Green


This week my inspiration came from Goodwill...Franciscan Desert Rose at a price I couldn't pass up. The dinner plates were 99¢ each, all the other pieces 49¢ each and then a 25% senior discount. A 5 piece placesetting, service for 4 at $8.85, who could/would pass that deal up? I don't know where I will store them, but will find a spot. I think they are all older pieces, meaning none were produced in China.


The table is set for breakfast, that is why the cup/saucer were used. I don't have much in the way of pink, so I have started with green placemats from my friend, Kathleen. I added pink linen napkins along with the Oneida Afterglow flatware.



I am not sure of the maker/pattern of the glassware. They were also found at Goodwill for 99¢ each less the 25% senior discount.


The little bee skep syrup pitcher is one I picked up a few years ago at a yard sale for a quarter.


The centerpiece is a geranium from the porch and a set of pink,cream and green candlesticks.






Franciscan china-Goodwill
Stemware-Goodwill
Flatware-Family
Green placemats-Gift from Kathleen
Pink linen napkins-Savers
Pink/cream/green candlesticks-Savers
Bee skep pitcher-Yard sale
White pitcher-Goodwill
Geranium plant-Back porch

Thank you for visiting, hope to see you here again, next week. If you are kind enough to leave I comment, I will visit you, too!

Parties I will be joining this week:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablecaper

65 comments:

Denise said...

Brings back hundreds of memories of growing up around all the holidays.My Mom had those as her dishes.Our big family enjoyed the holiday dinners every year until her death in 1998.She got them as a wedding gift in 1949.They belong to my oldest sister now. I got both Grandmother's sets so it's o.k.,no feeling sorry for myself--TeHe

Tim Gronek said...

What a beautiful table and what a heck of a deal on the dishes. I like the pinks you used. I didn't think I would, but I do very much.

Fantastic as always!!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Marigene -- I am loving your table and the pinks and greens are perfect together. I would have totally brought those dishes home at that price :)

Beautiful geranium...mine fell victim of our frost last week :(

Blessings!
Gail

Anonymous said...

love the pink.....i've always liked that pattern....i especially like the glasses....those little flowers are sweet...
love,
your baby sister

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, I love that Franciscan pattern! One of my BFFs from high school had that pattern, and I used to help set the table at their house when I would spend the night. I like the other elements you added to the table, too, and that little pitcher is so cute. I have similar glasses to yours, but the shapes are a tiny bit different. Good job on your tablescape, Marigene!

XO,

Sheila

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Marigene, I just came by to visit and see that you are going to join my party again this week:) Maybe you already did and I missed it... so thanks in advance!

You have a very nice GW! Mine gives me a 10% and their prices are NO WAY NEAR as low!!!

My mother almost got the apple dishes way back in the 60's, she couldn't decide on the red or the pink. So she went with the rooster set instead. Nope... I didn't get them :[

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great deal, Marigene! I love the colors on the dishes and everything in your tablescape! Beautiful!

XO,
Jane

Stella said...

What a wonderful find on the dshes. I have alwasy love that pattern and always a fan of pink and green.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty! I'm usually a blue and white fan, but have to say, the pink and green is really a beautiful combination, very soft colors. Just lovely, Marigene.

Delma said...

Love the pink and green...especially the pink glasses. Another beauty, Mari.
LY,
Delma

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

My MIL had that same pattern! So pretty in pink :)

Alycia Nichols said...

Deals like that are when it's great to be a "senior American." You really scored out there in "The Middle of Nowhere"!!! (I just love that!)

Dianne said...

You did good, both on the price and a beautiful table. Dianne

Anonymous said...

My Goodwill seems very expensive too. I rarely buy anything there for that reason.

Love the table and love pink and green together.

Magic

Meredith said...

I am definitely wowed! Amazing deal and they're so pretty! I think my mom has a bowl of my great grandmother's. I love your stemware as usual. beautiful design. I went to one Goodwill here last week, and I must say we have nothing compared to your finds!

the passionate hairdresser said...

Very pretty table, even if it IS pink!!! I actually like those plates. mostly because they're vintage.....I have some pink depression glass that would look pretty with that!!!

B:)

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Lovely tablescape on a budget, dear! You have a great knack of finding bargains!!! Inspiring decor!
Fondly,
Pat

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow! What a bargain! Those dishes are very expensive (or used to be!) I've always liked that pattern! So pretty. Those candlesticks are perfect with them!

Katherine

Anonymous said...

Another great tablescape. Fun to read the comments and hard to top them. Love from Vermont. bbb

Marlis said...

ooh ooh lucky you! So pretty with your new dinnerware.. I have always loved that pattern. The table turned out great.. xo marlis

Entertaining Women said...

Amazing get! Congratulations! Your candlesticks tie all you colors together so beautifully. I think that you are going to get a lot of mileage out of your new treasures. Thank you for inviting us to your table. Cherry Kay

lulumusing said...

How do you do it? No one comes across better things at the best prices than you and then you put it all together and it just works. You must have a barn for all your "happieS".

The Tablescaper said...

You got an amazing buy - great china, classic pattern.

- The Tablescaper

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a lovely table. My mother in law has those same Franciscan dishes. And I love your glasses. Great find.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

A Perfect Setting said...

You found some great things! Pink and green is such a great color combo! I see a few pieces of that beautiful china every now and then. I really love the stems, so delicate and they work so well in your 'scape! Thanks for sharing, and also for visiting with me and your kind comments.

xinex said...

Everything looks so well coordinated. I love the colors, so fresh and springy and I love your candle holders. You really got a great buy on those plates....Christine

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Franciscan always brings back such fond memories. Both my grandmother and my mother had sets of this and I love it all.

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Hi Marigene!!
I want to shop at your Goodwill and Savers. The prices are fantastic and so is the selection. Your table looks great. My aunt uses and collects these dishes. I have ask her when they stopped making them in the US. The pieces made today are made in England. Great buys all the way around. Oh and I love the syrup pitcher too.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene I love these dishes! I found some serving pieces at a yard sale and I love them but every time I see plates they are soooo expensive I can't pay that for them...lets just say one plate more then your whole set of 4 place settings. I love the roses and pink and green. So maybe I will find some plates one of these days! I'm going to go look at your post again! I really love this table. hugs, Linda

Elaine said...

I can see why you couldn't pass those up! The pink and green is very pretty! And, we always find room, don't we? Thanks for sharing!

bella said...

I absolutely love this tablescape. I just love pink and green together. The Franciscan Desert Rose china is beautiful. I am amazed you got them at the Goodwill. You got a great deal!

bella said...

I absolutely love this tablescape. I just love pink and green together. The Franciscan Desert Rose china is beautiful. I am amazed you got them at the Goodwill. You got a great deal!

Rettabug said...

♫♫ Lucky-Dog~Lucky-Dog ♫♫ Those Franciscan Desert Rose dishes were the same ones my Grandmother had. I never found out who inherited them, but it wasn't me.

DON'T put them in the microwave or the dishwasher if they are truly the older ones. You'll get crazing & cracks in the surface something awful. My friend in AL had both the new & the old sets & got them mixed up, after a big family gathering. They ALL went into the dishwasher with HOT water & the older ones were damaged. She still uses them but was just sick for not paying better attention.

fondly,
Rett

p.s. I think your stems may be from the Princess House designs. Not positive.

Pat said...

Oh Marigene! Very pretty, your signature color is becoming green. You find some great ways to display it. I love those glasses. And what a deal on the DR dishes!We still need to go thrifting together sometime.

Tanya@takesix said...

Oh my, you do know how to spot a super deal. What a pretty table. I love the dishes and stemware too! The little bee pitcher is just precious! Wonderful job! Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Sweetladyelaine said...

What a deal and the dishes are very pretty! It has your green and pink, a great combo! Your flowers make the table!
Blessings My Friend,

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love all your Treasures and the Desert Rose dishes are gorgeous you are so lucky to find them... The ones I have are from Ebay, and thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Halloween Tablescape so sweet of you.
I hope you have a great weedend coming up with your family.
XXOO Diane

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love all your Treasures and the Desert Rose dishes are gorgeous you are so lucky to find them... The ones I have are from Ebay, and thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Halloween Tablescape so sweet of you.
I hope you have a great weekend coming up with your family.
XXOO Diane

Carrie said...

Your breakfast setting in pink and green is warm and welcoming. The Fransciscan Desert Rose dishes are one of my favorite California patterns...I sure wish I could find those at my Goodwill!

Sandra said...

Love the pink and green. Your table looks cozy and inviting. I think I'm going to need a 12 step program for my Thrift Store addiction!

Gina said...

Such a pretty table with such pretty dishes! I love pink & green...it's always a winner.

Jo's This and That said...

Love your table ! I live in the wrong place,you could never find dishes like that at Goodwell only at Dillars.You had a good day.Thanks for sahring, JoAnn
I have two sets form Dillars lol

Barbara said...

Desert Rose is such a classic. I just love seeing them. What a deal you got! I like the pink and green combination. Beautiful!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great find! I love that pattern. Of course, I do love a pink and green mixture.

andsewon said...

I recall these at my Aunt's home having breakfast with her and my Uncle Ellie!!! Loved that jolly man! Great deal on all your wonderful items! Pretty!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness your table is just gorgeous!! I am new to your blog and am so glad that I found it!!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Pink and green -- one of my favorite color combinations. Always looks so fresh. Thanks for sharing!

Marcia said...

Oh wow, Marigene, what a great find. I wish we had better deals down in South Florida with Goodwill. Love the table and breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. You've inspired me to set a breakfast table maybe for next week.
Thanks for the napkin dispenser tip. I think I'm going to try to find one after all.
Enjoy your weekend and I hope to see you making the table rounds next week. Isn't this so much fun?

Sharing with Sherri said...

Your tablesetting is very pretty, I love pinks and greens together so I really love the Franciscan Desert Rose pattern china!
The stemware is also very pretty and a great thrifting find!!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I remember when these dishes were the "ones to have"! Who knew they would set such a pretty table now! I love pink and green together. Thanks for the tip about my little wine glasses. My husband paid a dime each for 8 of them. He was hoping they were Fostoria, but they certainly do look like the Anchor Hocking. Either way, we've both gotten some deals it seems!

SavannahGranny said...

I am still in love with my Desert Rose. I have had my service for nearly forty years. I never buy the new stuff/ UGH!
You have make a beautiful table and you got such an incredible bargain. I am here to tell you it was a great bargain.
Come by and look at my tablescape page on my blog. I also have a tablescape with the Desert Rose. Great minds, you know.
I am thrilled for your bargain.
Hugs, Ginger

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Marigene...

Your pink and green breakfast tablescape is beautiful, my friend! Wow...what a great deal you got on the Franciscan china! I have always loved that pretty pattern! It certainly sets a lovely table. I think your little green bee syrup is just adorable too! Beautiful table, my friend...thank you for sharing it with us!

Thank you so much for coming by my place for a visit! I sooo enjoyed your sweet note...you made my heart smile, my friend!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Kelsey said...

Thanks for visiting my site! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the china in the header. I am a new visiter so what is that pattern? It is lovely!!! I am excited to find such a neat tablescaping site!

Sonia said...

Your table is so charming! I love that pattern of Franciscan China...I have a blue set in a different pattern of Franciscan that my grandma gave me for a wedding present. Love that sweet bee pitcher..I collect beehives and honeypots. What an beautiful table you have put together! Happy Fall!

Miss Bloomers

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Marigene, I just love a pink and green table!! I have always loved that color combo!! Isn't it funny how those old dinnerware patterns can be made so fresh and new now? And I love your little beehive pitcher...so cute!

Babs said...

What a find at GW! The Desert Rose pattern is such a pretty one. I love your little bee skep pitcher and candle sticks and all the pinks and greens
Babs

Jacqueline said...

What pretty colors. I think after purple and green, pink and green are one of my favorites. That bee jar is just wonderful. What a great deal on the plates.

chubskulit said...

Simply beautiful!

Pink Fairy

Cathy said...

Girl I think you were in the right place at the right time WHAT A DEAL. One of my favorite patterns and I woould have had to bring those home also. Love the colors and the table.

Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

Diane said...

Beautiful table setting with some sweet dishes. Don't you just love finding a good deal at the thrift shops! I could so enjoy a cup of tea at this table. Diane

Mary said...

You find the best bargains at GW! Love your Desert Rose~ they remind me of similar dishes my grandmother had :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty and such a great deal-enjoy! Happy Halloween:@)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous table and I'm in love with the china, it's such a classic beauty. I love the honey comb pitcher is adorable and the candle stems too. I always loved pink with green even for cloths, I remember I had a pink and green outfit in the sixtees as a teen for Easter mass at NY's St. Patricks church. Lots of hugs,
FABBY

Pam said...

I have one dinner plate of that pattern and I have no idea where I got it! It looks great as a set. I have to get back to Goodwill, I've been busy doing other things throughout the week and miss checking out the thrifts.

Diann said...

Wow, great bargains on the gorgeous dishes Marigene! I have a few pieces of these beautiful Franciscan Desert Rose and keep serching for more to make a cmplete table! Thank you for sharing them with us at TTF and have a happy November 1st!