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.
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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.
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
Silver-Oneida Afterglow 1956
Candle holders-Thrift store
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.