Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday White

Several months ago, I decided to try to assemble an assortment of white dishes for my table because so many of you have shown how versatile and pretty they can look! It didn't matter to me if they were the same pattern; I like odd dishes to mix and match.
The first thing I found was this plate (50 cents). It's a lovely pattern -- very fine and delicate and the fruit and flowers are dainty looking.

I also found 2 more white dinner plates and had a couple of small bowls in various patterns. (These were all shown in previous thrifting posts.)

But then last week, I walked into The Daisy and found 24 pieces for $10.00! I didn't hesitate for a moment -- I scooped it up!

This "Fruit de Blanc" pattern was never was an expensive ironstone set to begin with (made in China), and I believe the pattern is quite common. But it's very pretty; and as Drew Carey now says - "The Price is Right"!

There are 6 each dinner plates, dessert plates, bowls and saucers; plus one platter in a slightly different pattern (Harvest Moon). It's odd, but there were no cups. Ah well -- I think I'll partner the saucers with the bowls.


I later found these 2 pretty cups at the Salvation Army store for 25 cents each. They look nice on the saucers.

And I've found a great spot for storing them on the lower shelf of my tea cart. I want to use them fairly often. (They make their premier performance on Easter Sunday.)*
Now my eagle eyes will be on the look-out for sugar & creamer, teapot etc.


Somewhere, sometime ..... on my doorstep or perhaps in a distant thrift store ..... they lie and wait for me to take them home. I've no doubt about it!


I love thrifting! What cheap fun!


Linda said...

You cannot beat that set of dishes for that price. You will find they are such a great basic to grow from.

Garden of Egan said...

And you do it so well.
I love your white plates.

Eva Gallant said...

Terrific find! and only $10.00!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Another good find for you. White is so very nice and you can do a lot with it too.


Just stumbled into your blog... I am a fellow white plate collector... Following your blog, can't wait to see more :)

ethelmaepotter! said...

Your white cups are perfect with the fruity dishes - what a great find!

Nezzy said...

A girls gotta have a few cheap thrills in life and yours are amazing! I'm lookin' forward to seeing them on your Easter table. OOooo, this is gonna be good!

You have yourself a wonderful white Wednesday and God bless ya!!!