Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I Keep Saying...



I  keep saying I'm not going to buy any more blue things for the house. I mostly use Fall colors, and buying blue things causes me to have to buy something else to go with it. You know how it is...you buy a top in a great new color, and then you have to buy shoes and jewelry, because you don't have anything to go with the top...


But, this morning it was senior day at GW, and when I saw these two Sarah's Garden Wedgwood plates...$1.43 for both of them, I just couldn't say "no"...


...so I started scrounging the house and shed to see what I could find to make a tablescape. I already had a set of Copeland Spode plates which sort of work, even though there isn't any blue in them...


...each plate has different flowers, and I chose these with the dahlias. The first one is called a single dahlia and this one is just called "dahlias".


 I also found this oval container at GW, this morning...$1.21 minus 25%...only 91 cents...cha ching!  


I kept the green placemats from my last post, and found a few faux flowers from last Fall...


...I got this pitcher with my birthday gift card from World Market...back in April...I don't think I've shown it before. It's little raffia cover unbuttons and comes off so it can be washed...


...I already had two Bordallo Pinheiro leaf plates and some April Cornell napkins...  


...I didn't have to buy anything to go with the plates, and for a grand total of $2.48, I don't feel too badly about buying more blues.

Hugs, and I'm off to party with:

Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday


36 comments:

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Love the blue and gold together. I have gold leaf plates like that somewhere but I would really have to look for them. :o) Better put that on my list. Lovely table as always.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Babs!!

Donna said...

Wow, just beautiful!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Babs, these are beautiful and what a bargain too!! I'm glad you got them hon, I don't think I would pass them up either! I love how you fixed them up too, with that pretty yello leaves bowls, great for fall too! Hugs,
FABBY

Sarah said...

Babs, how could you possibly have left these behind. Sarah's Garden is a beautiful pattern, especially these blue with the butterfly. I think it goes perfectly with the golden leaf dish and those gorgeous napkins. No question, this is a beautiful table setting. Can't believe the price. ;-)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how gorgeous. I think your tablescape is stunnine. Love the rafia pitcher and glass and they look so beautiful with your "garden" themed setting. That oval container is stunning also. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Sylvia said...

Love it all! Makes me feel like fall is on the way and I am so ready! I just love the colors.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a beautiful paring! My Goodwill never has bargains like that.

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
NOT @ my Goodwill...but so glad you found some new things to make such a stunning tablescape!!! Love the Bordallo leaf bowls...gorgeous!!! Thank you for reminding us that when we "shop the house" lovely treasures abound!
Fondly,
Pat

Alycia Nichols said...

Heavens to Betsy, Babs...you scored big time!!!! I need to inquire about Senior Day at Goodwill around here. I'm not sure at what age they start allowing you to participate. If it's 55, I only have a few months to go. If it's anything beyond that, though, I need to start picking my Mom up 'cause I can't wait!!! Don't stop buying blue...it's a classic, beautiful color and you're able to pair it with so many other colors!!! Just look at what you did with these beautiful plates!!!!!!! I have seen that cool raffia glassware at World Market and wondered how one might go about cleaning it. Buttons, huh? Great idea! The leaf bowls are the PERFECT touch of color, texture and height. Very pretty table!!!!!!

Katherine Wolak said...

Oh dear, these are beautiful, and they totally match!!!! Love the colours and design!

Hugs,

Daphne Bryson said...

Hello Babs, How fabulous to have a Senior Day at GW.....I wonder if I could organise something like that where I live. I thought the original price was a bargain, but to receive a 25% discount aswell.....that's a real bargain! Best Wishes Daphne

mississippi artist said...

Wow, great deal on the plates. You did a wonderful job of mixing and matching what you had to make a tablescape.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Wow! Great deals. I just spotted those Wedgwood dishes on my new addiction....http://www.shopgoodwill.com/search/searchKey.asp?sortBy=itemEndTime&sortOrder=a&itemTitle=wedgwood&minPrice=&maxPrice=&closed=&month=&day=&year=&days=0&catID=0&sellerID=all&srchdesc=&showthumbs=on&page=2

I just peeked and they be gone already. They are so cute!!!! Shipping can be expensive, but I am telling you it's fun to browse!!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

I envy your good luck at your Goodwill! Ours has very little of interest to me. The plates are just gorgeous! They actually go nicely with a lot of colors. Your table reminds me of a gorgeous garden in bloom! Everyone plays together so well!;-D

XO,
Jane

Linda said...

I wouldn't pass them up either. I think they are beautiful and a bargain. Your table is lovely with your treasure.

Kelly said...

That table just screams summer! So pretty. I love that bright cobalt blue mixed with the sunny yellow. Your April Cornell linens are a perfect match for that.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a beautiful table setting and at such a bargain. I love how you were able to find other things around the house and pull it all together so beautifully.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Looks lovely...I especially like the leaf bowls ( I am on the hunt for them) and you got some greta deals at GW - Lucky you!

allisamazing said...

Your table is just lovely!

Debbie said...

The addition of the blue doesn't make it one bit less autumnal. It just makes it all the prettier. I love the way the butter yellow looks with it.

And that rattan cover for the glass and pitcher is very, very cool!

Barbara~Bella Vista said...

Babs, how could it be more beautiful! I love, love the blue.

xoBarb

Olive Cooper said...

I call that the BLUE EFFECT Babs or the GOODWILL EFFECT. I certainly have it frequently. The china is stunning and you put together a beautiful tablescape. I never walk out of GW empty handed. hugs, Olive

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh My, I would NOT have passed those plates either... You did beautifully at making your blue work for fall. ACTUALLY the little butterfly DID have a fall color on his wing. AND the sky is always STILL BLUE in the fall,hehe! I LOVE your table setting! You are a MASTER!
Have a fun week,
Hugs,
Donna

Texas Tea Party said...

I love your thought process but I'm glad you bought the lovely Wedgwood plates. They are great with the Spode and compliment the yellow leaf plate. You are a very thrifty shopper and I enjoyed shopping ar GW on vacation. I am now seeing what they have at home. My SA has always been my best source for bargains. Loved your table setting!

Thanks, Pam

AshTreeCottage said...

Everything works together just beautifully! All of the sunny and bright colors make me feel like a day in Provence!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Elaine said...

You have incorporated blue with your fall colors beautifully!!! And the prices are making my head spin!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those blue plates are gorgeous and you would have sooo been sad to have passed them up. You made a lovely table using them and fall colors! Fabulous job!
hugs, Linda

Nici - Posed Perfection said...

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PAT said...

I would not have said no either, Babs. Those plates are beautiful! Gorgeous table!

SavannahGranny said...

Can I come play scrounge around at your house? I would love to get into that shed.
Your table is marvelous. You know I love blue and those are the sweetest plates and combined with your Copeland plates, it is perfect. The yellow leaf plates are the perfect transition into fall. Love every inch of this table.
Have a great weekend. Ginger

Marigene said...

I love how the butterfly is peeking out from the blue plate. The salad plates are lovely and such a great deal!

Kathleen said...

What a lovely mix of colors! Those plates are so pretty, what wonderful bargains!
Your blue certainly mixes well with your fall colors!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Diann said...

I can see why you could not pass up those new blue plates! they are so pretty. And with your Spode plates, stunning! This is such a beautiful table setting. And such loveliness for bargain prices! Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a fun day!

Diann said...

Hi! I am back to let you know that I am going to feature this post in this week's TTF party. The post for the party will be up tomorrow (thursday) at 4:00 pm (EST). I hope you will join again and also grab the "I was featured" button for your blog! Thank you again for sharing!

Emreen said...

Beautiful table arrangement Babs !! Love love those leaf plates and the raffia pitcher !!