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Monday, September 2, 2013

Hitting The Jackpot

I am back from my Vermont vacation...I had a wonderful time with family and friends. I miss the beautiful weather, too! It is still very hot and humid here on the prairie. I did do some shopping while there, but you will have to wait another week to get a peek. In the meantime...


we decided to chance a trip to the city yesterday. We usually don't like being out on the road over a long holiday weekend. I sure am glad that we did...I hit the jackpot at Savers!

I almost never look in the baskets of dishes on the endcaps as they most usually are the ugly ones that sit there month after month...something told me to check the basket that was above eye level. To my utter delight it was filled with bright yellow cabbage leaf dishes. I could see tea cups, saucers, unusual shaped bowls, plates, what looked liked a lid to a tureen and some lidded bowls. The price tag said 31 pieces for $29.99. I lifted the basket down and into my cart it went.




When I got home and pulled everything out, this is what I found:
7 saucers, 6 tea cups, 7 salad/dessert plates, 6 lidded individual soup tureens, 6 coupe cereal/salad bowls and the lid to a tureen.
The pieces are made by Secla, which is a company in Portugal. They make dishes that resemble the Bordallo Pineheiro cabbage leaf ones. eBay has these dishes for sale and some of the prices are quite high in my estimation!




A couple of years ago I found some Vera napkins that had bright yellow, white, a little blue and green; at the time I didn't have anything that they really went with. The yellow is about the same shade as the cabbage dishes so guess what I am using! The cobalt glass napkin rings seemed like a fun accent to the bright yellow.



I am using Gibson Regalia dinner plates as charger plates. The rest of the setting is Secla.



The flatware is a combination of different pieces I have collected through the years.


The centerpiece is simply candles, a couple white candlesticks and a cobalt to go with the touch of blue in the napkins.




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I will be linking up with The Dedicated House/Make It Pretty Monday, Cuisine Kathleen/Let's Dish and The Thrifty Groove/Thrifty Things Friday.

Thank you ladies for hosting each week.

42 comments:

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
Welcome home, dear friend!!!
Sorry you arrived in time for Summer to return and with its triple digits, at that!!!
I'd say you hit the Jack Pot on your yellow cabbage dishes!!!
Love the touch of blue accents!!!
I knew those were Vera napkins as soon as I saw them. They work perfectly with this setting!!!
Hopefully it will only be another week of warm temperatures before things begin to "cool~off" for the arrival of Autumn!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Sarah said...

Marigene, what a find! This is perfect with your Vera linens, and certainly sets a table full of happiness. I don't think I've ever been in a Savers, but I know where one is. Guess I should stop in. ;-)

Barbara F. said...

You came home just it time to score big, Marigene!! Love them, such a happy color. Love the Vera linens too. Beautiful table. xo

Anonymous said...

What a cheery table! That yellow and the accent of blue is quite striking......great find...
love you,
jude

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Lucky, lucky you! Love the yellow cabbage dishes and Vera linens. Glad you had a wonderful time in Vermont.

Anonymous said...

What a bright and cheery setting. Love the yellow and small touch of blue together. Can't go wrong with this.....what's for lunch?
LY,
Delma

Christine Graves said...

You found some amazing loot, way to go!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh my, Marigene! You did hit the jackpot! Love the yellow! Hope you have had a good summer. I have spent much of mine with the grandies. Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene what a great find! I know you loved putting this table together. Glad you had a great vacation!

thepaintedapron.com said...

I have never heard of savers ut it sounds like quite the treasure trove! The lidded individual tureens are so unique! It is all wonderful! How much fun!
Jenna

Kathleen said...

You sure stepped in it! Never overlook, remember the Ugly duckling! :)
They are gorgeous, and I have never seen anything like them! They are perfect with the Vera napkins. Great table, great find!
Glad you had fun in VT! Move back!

Diane said...

What a find, Marigene!All of us are pea-green with envy - those dishes are fantastic. Love your other plates and napkins, too. I am looking forward to reading more about Vermont - such a lovely state!!

Mary said...

I have serious yellow dish envy Marigene! What a happy Labor Day find! I'm beyond ready for fall, temps in the high 80s to 90s with humidity to match!

kitty said...

So happy that you had a fun time in Vermont, a place I've never been, but yearn to see one day.
What pretty yellow cabbage dishes, Marigene..great find!

Ann Krucek said...

Wow! What a find!! Love the bright color, your napkins compliment the dishes perfectly.

xinex said...

Welcome back, Marigene! Glad you had a great vacation. You scored big time on those dishes. I love the color and shape. Pretty napkins too and they are perfect with them...Christine

Jacqueline said...

Absolutely stunning! What a fabulous color. I love the adorable tops. Cabbage leaf dishes are so amazing and then add this color - truly a find. It makes such a happy, happy table!

Kim Hood said...

Oh, my goodness - you are one lucky woman! Those tureens are adorable! You scored big time - good thing you checked that top shelf basket. Thanks for sharing your new find. Found you at Let's Dish.
His blessings,
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

tablescapesbybev said...

Great dishes, and what a buy! I love your table...

AshTreeCottage said...

What charming dishes, so bright and happy and waht a score!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Salmagundi said...

What a great find, and I love your tablescape! Sally

Jennie @ Got My Reservations said...

The lidded tureens were worth the price and the rest of the set is just stunning. Everything about this table is happy!

Murraysmom (Beth) said...

Wow, what a lucky find!! I've never seen individual soup tureens before. Always learning some new and fun here.

Beautiful table setting, Marigene!!

Dianne said...

Hi Marigene,
You are one lucky shopper. The color of those dishes makes me smile. I love those white candlesticks and I think the runner perfect. Dianne

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Marigene these yellow dishes are gorgeous, so cheerful in the yellow...very charming! Perfect with the blue touches too. Loving the Vera linens, I used to have bed sheets long ago. Thank you for coming sweet friend.
Big hugs,
FABBY

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Hi Marigene, cute, cute, cute and what a great bargain. You can't beat those price. We have a Savers here, I need to go in there more often. I do like your touches of blue on the table. Good combo.

thepaintedapron.com said...

You did hit the jackpot! I thought I left a comment the other day and when I came back to check I see that I didn't, so forgive me if this is a repeat somehow~I love the individual tureens, and the bright yellow color is going to bring you all kinds of fun next spring too! And the cabbage texture looks go great also. What a find!
Jenna

Laurie Ritchey said...

What a lucky find, Marigene! Those are so pretty. The Vera napkins look great with them. Glad you had a good trip and have returned home safely. laurie

Anny said...

Its a good thing you shopped, what a savvy find!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Marigene, what a find!! Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Smokeyab said...

I stumbled on your blog while researching a dutch oven that my former mother in law gave me over 44 yrs ago. It is a Household Institute utensil. She doesnt remember it at all or that she gave it to me(she is very stingy.) any way your blog came up somehow and I have now spent nearly an hour looking at your wonderful pictures as well as links. I dont collect but your blog made my heart race because your items are so stunning.Thank you for taking time to bring me joy.

Bethany Kline said...

Talk about a freakin' steal! What an awesome find! I definitely would've snatched these up too!

<3 Bethany @ Thesepiapuppy.blogspot.com

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Wow...did you ever hit the jackpot!
The dishes are awesome!!! I especially love the little covered bowls but really all the dishes are pretty. Thanks you for stopping by my blog. You always leave a sweet comment.
Randee

Mary Nell said...

Jackpot! What a wonderful find! What a beautiful table, too! Wish they were mine!!! LOL

Sharlotte said...

Wow, what a find! These cabbage dishes are so pretty! I love the color with the pop of cobalt. We don't have a Savers here in Houston, but as we travel, I will certainly keep my eye out for one. This set was a bargain...and makes a beautiful table too! Have a great week!
Sharlotte

Diann said...

Oh what a fun find! Love those little tureens and well, the whole set! And the Vera linens were made for this set! thanks for sharing at TTF.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

What a beautiful find and at such a bargain price. They are so unusual I love them and they look so good with the cobalt blue. I am visiting from The Dedicated House :)

Ginger Knox said...

Marigene, this is an awesome find. I would have fallen all over myself. I absolutely love the individual tureens. I have looked at those in all colors but always had to pass because of the price. You are one lucky girl.
Your table is gorgeous and my favorite color combination.
xoGinger

Kathleen said...

No table this week? Hope all is well.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

What a find! I'm a little jealous here! I have some Vera napkins that are almost the same design but are red instead of yellow! Have a blessed week!

Pattie T. said...

Wow! What a fabulous find! I have never heard of Savers, but I'm going to have to scout them out so as not to miss a stop the next time we're n a road trip. I love this set.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Now that's a deal - cheaper than thrift store prices. I adore those pieces. I have a small green soup tureen in a cabbage design, it is one of my favorite pieces.