Tablescapes from Thrifty purchases

Saturday, February 19, 2011

56th Tablescape - Independence Ironstone; Brown & White...

"Walk by them - you don't need them." 
"But they are so pretty."
"Yeah, they really are."
"Just another look at them."
"Okay, I am walking past them."
(as I get to the door I turn, go back with a cart and ......

 Purchased them, 12 pieces for $16.00 - and bring them home!  And now they are at home on the dinning room table...
Now welcome to the tablescape.....
The runner and matching placemats are from Hospice - $3...

How beautiful do these placesetting look.....The bronz napkin rings are around fringed woven napkins....
These collector "Coca-Cola" glasses were a perfect match to these beautiful dishes...

Candles are lit.....
So glad I didn't keep walking past these dishes
As always - thanks to Susan at BNOTP for sponsoring Tablescape Thursdays. Remember: "Around the world - - life is best around the table". Thanks for visiting; please leave some encouraging words!


  1. What a wonderful buy. I would have had a hard time walking past them too. Gorgeous table.

  2. Beautiful table! Your new dishes are striking and the shape is so pretty!
    p.s. you might want to turn off your word verification. When it's on, comments won't get posted if we close the window before we see that we have to type the word verification. :)

  3. Beautiful find! Glad you went back for them! Your table looks wonderful.

  4. Good thing you picked up those pretty dishes, otherwise, if you're anything like myself, you would have had to make the second trip to go back and purchase them. I love them. And you created a beautiful tablescape with them. It looks so warm and calming.


  5. You'll always be glad you got them and you're tablescape is so pretty.
    I bought that china in daffodil yellow in the seventies and still pull them out occasionally.

  6. I've never met a brown and white dish I didn't like:)! I have a collection of Alfred Meakin brown and white love affair for me! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving that very kind comment!

  7. I am loving those dishes. They are beautiful. The entire table is gorgeous. I am you latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much.

  8. You will never regret buying dishes and these are so wonderful for such a great price no woman in their right mind would have walked by them! Good Girl.

  9. I think that the pattern in your wonderful new dishes is enhanced by the design motif at the top of your dining chairs. So effective! You made a marvelous choice for your dining room. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

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  11. Hi!
    I am your newest follower and I came by way of Lessons of a Newlywed! I have to say that I just LOVE these dishes and your tablescapes are so very pretty! I love your little welcome sign on the table as well, certainly inviting. Have a wonderful evening!