Friday, September 2, 2011

Autumn Harvest

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I finally have completed my set of Taylor, Smith and Taylor Autumn Harvest, circa 1959-1965, at the unbelievable price of 37¢ per piece. For less than nine dollars I have 4 six-piece place settings. This includes the dinner plates, bread/butter plates, cups/saucers, berry bowls and salad/soup bowls.

The pattern is very simple, brown and gold wheat stalks with a little bit of grey on a white background.

The placemats were from ARC Thrift Store in my little town. The price was 25¢ each. They are woven grey/blue with white.

The cups are colored on the interior, where most are just white.

The flatware is from World Market last spring. They are a pale, pearly tan, I have them in a beautiful shade of green, too. The brown linen napkins are from Savers. I think I paid about $1 each.

The amber glassware is from TJMaxx and I have had it for several years.

The amber glass candlesticks are from ARC Thrift Store a few years ago...50¢ each. The candles were found at WalMart, less than a dollar each.

I now have six tureens, all different. First I couldn't find any, now it seems like each time I go to the thrift store I find one. The most expensive one was $7.99. This creamy white tureen is a new acquisition from Goodwill. The price was $4.99 and with the senior 25% discount I paid $3.74. The only marking on the bottom is USA. The underplate goes with a different tureen but served the purpose for this table!

Is this a thrifty table or what?

I will be joining Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Tablescape Party, The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays, Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday, Thrifty TreasuresSouthern Hospitality. Thanks for hosting, ladies.

Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I hope to see you here again.


Anonymous said...

Your blog site was the last, but I think in many ways, the best. That tureen is beautiful and the tablesettings are so autumn - in all it's simplicity and warmth. Truly a job well done!

Unknown said...

Marigene -- GORGEOUS!! I am trying to not start fall decorating yet but this weekend I am just gonna have to do some :)


On Crooked Creek said...

These dishes and your tablescape are stunning! I adore the wheat pattern...especially in Kansas! You have a great eye when out bargain hunting! Thank you for sharing and inspiring me to get out the Fall decor!

Anonymous said...

Such a nice diversion as Vermont rallies to recover from Irene. We, of course, are fine on top of the mountain but heartsick to know about all the terrible losses and damage. love, bbb

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Marigene, this table is fabulous! I love those dishes!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene you know my love of vintage dishes and these are fabulous! The placemats, napkins and flatware are a perfect compliment to this pattern. I am almost ready to start fall decorating...soon I think! This is a lovely and very thrifty table!
hugs, Linda

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am so ready for cooler weather and Fall! Your table is very Autumn and I love it!
I love a wheat pattern and just recently bought a bread box handmade on the East Coast with the wheat design in pewter on the front. Red of course. The box, I mean.
Your dishes are lovely!
Everything looks wonderful!! As always! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Your table is lovely, Marigene, and very much ready for fall! I like your silverware and glasses, too. You remind me that I need to use my tureen more!!



I love your fall tablescape! The tureen is lovely, the plates are beautiful, perfect for fall, so warm and inviting, as I'm into fall myself, See you soon at may Autumn Leaves tablescape too! Have a wonderful weekend. FABBY

Beth said...

Love your autumn dishes - very, very pretty! Like your tureen too.
Blessings, Beth

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

This is a beautiful thrifty table. The china is very nice; I especially like the fact that the insides of the cups are colored. Fantastic price, too!

I'm hanging on to summer as long as I can, but your table is certainly a lovely hint of autumn.

Red Couch Recipes said...

Mimi, you are definitely one of those persons that I think, "Where does she store it all! I love wheat and this is beautiful and what a bargain. Love the amber tumblers too JOni

Red Couch Recipes said...

Mimi, you are definitely one of those persons that I think, "Where does she store it all! I love wheat and this is beautiful and what a bargain. Love the amber tumblers too JOni

Bill said...

Lovely, Marigene! This post is a great lesson for anyone who thinks entertaining with style has to be an expensive undertaking!

Congratulations on finding such wonderful values and on presenting them in a way that speaks of the joys of home, hearth, and family.

Warmest regards,

Janet Brown said...

I check craigslist for Lincoln and Omaha Nebraska, Kansas City, Mo. and Des Moines, Ia. frequently. I would swear I saw Autumn Harvest for sale on one of those four sites under either antiques or household, earlier this morning.

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love the simple "less is more" theme with these wheat plants. And I love the color on the insides of the coffee cups! This table is so Kansas perfect!

Pam Kessler said...

You are the thrifty shopper! I have had the same thing happen with tureens. I have three now and probably saw at least five when I was at the thrift stores this week. It seems like they are multiplying all of the sudden. Love the table. I don't think I have ever seen that pattern of dinnerware in person.

bj said...

Very pretty.
I am not into fall yet...t'will be another month, at least.
xo bj

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Marigene,

This table is so nice and cozy!! Your Autumn Harvest dishes are wonderful (such a great price) and I LOVE the tureen. I have been wanting one of those myself. You combined all the colors beautifully, and the whole table looks so autumnal. Happy Seasonal Sunday!


Anonymous said...

the pattern makes me think of the one that was free at the grocery store (i think) was yellow and white with gold wheat......nice usual!
love you,

Rettabug said...

What a perfect start to Fall, Marigene! Your vintage dishes are delightful & they remind me of some from my childhood...maybe my aunt or grandmother had them??

I am head over heels in love with your tureen! BEAUTIFUL!

Visiting from The Tablescaper's SS.

Toni said...

Love the dishes and the tureen - just beautiful. I have been looking forever for one with no luck.

Diann said...

:::Guilt::: LOL I still have those two bowls for you in this pattern all boxed up and sitting here! OYE! This tabescape looks great Marigene! A love all the shades of brown. thank you for joining the TT party!

Katrina said...

Love,Love your Soup Tureen. I never find one that isnt cracked, missing the lid or laddle or priced so high, it should be brand new. Nice find!


Anita Diaz said...

Marigene, this is just beautiful! I'm am in love with the tureen. Love the flatware too, I have not seen that. Of course I love anything with a harvest feel. Love it all!! Sorry I have been mia:-)

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

Congrats on completing the set, Marigene, it's very pretty!

Unknown said...

The table setting looks perfect for the fall season!!Beautiful subtle colors and the tureen is elegant... Cheers

Jen said...

I love your soup tureen! I am definitely going to be on the lookout for those when I go thrifting :)

Kathleen said...

Love that tureen! Very pretty table with hints of Fall. The glassware is lovely!
2 in one week! Wow!

The Tablescaper said...

A great way to usher in Fall. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Unknown said...

Your roses are gorgeous!! They must have been so beautiful all summer long. I love your rose plates as well! Beautiful! Have a great weekend, and thanks so much for visiting Take Six.

Unknown said...

These pictures make me feel more like decorating for fall!
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Kerry at