Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Everything is Coming Up Roses at the Lace and Ivy Cottage
I love Thursdays. Not only is it nearing the end of a busy week, but its time for Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch and Thrifty Thursday hosted by Leigh @ Tales From Bloggeritaville. Today my table is set with our everyday dinnerware, just spiffed up a bit.
These vintage dishes were made in the 1940's and were a fabulous find at the ever trusty GW. I purchased a set of 15 dinner plates and 10 bread plates for a whopping $5.99! Then, a couple of months later while antiquing at a favorite antiques mall, I found even more dishes with cups, saucers, bowls, and a completer set for $28.00. How lucky is that?
I love vintage things, don't you? They have such character, history, and a story to tell. I can just imagine these dishes having been used by another family in the 1940's. Now in 2009, they're still being used, and probably even more appreciated, by me. In these days of wastefulness, where almost everything is disposable, it's nice to see things and use things that have survived for decades. I bet these dishes stayed with the same family before they were finally donated or sold at an estate sale. I almost feel like I'm carrying on a tradition.
Remember that amazing home and garden tour I went to last weekend? You can read about it here. Well, I promised you that I'd share with you my souvenir. It's this vintage pink, floral tablecloth. I just loved the design and it goes so well with my dishes.
Not many things are made in the USA anymore.
This soup tureen was purchased at a yard sale for 50 cents.
I wonder how many times this bowl served mashed potatoes over the years.
I love the shape of this covered dish. It's hard to see in the picture, but it's not round, but square with rounded corners.
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