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July 15, 2009

~ DOES THIS COUNT~


Hello everyone...Well it's that time once again to play with our dishes...with our hostess Susan at "BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH" I also thought I would join in with thrifty Thursday with Leigh at "TALES FROM Bloggeritaville" for another fun day ha ha!! Hey I'm a thrifty chick so that's counts right!!


These are my newest addition to my family of dishes...I got these at Second Sunday Swap meet...



Now here they are in my sun room just waiting for me to unpack them...





Now here we are waiting in the kitchen for me to wash them all...



Now I looked these up at replacement Ltd. to fine out what I could on these...They were made in ca.1940 and I got a service for eight...with 2 oval serving bowls, 2 platter, and the Creamer and sugar and, fruit bowls, bread plates. luncheon plates, and soup bowls with the saucers...


I also got 6 crystal Fostoria wine glasses...these I paid $10.00 for all


Now here we are all washed sitting on my cutting board...just waiting for a new home...


Now look at these sweet soup bowls with saucers....love the handles on them...


Ok we finally made it into my dining room...See the meat platters there...


Oh I just loved this Cream and gold .....



Of course they joined a new Toile Tea pot and sugar and creamer I also got....Plus some clear glass plates...




Also they are joined by Place mats and napkins for further Tablescapes...


Now guys at Replacement Ltd. to buy this China would have cost me $ 737.54 for all the pieces I got Sunday...But are you ready for this...I kid you not my friends I got all of this for $40.00 plus the wine glasses for a Grand total of a fifty dollar bill...Now tell me I wasn't doing my Happy Dance plus my Irish jig...WOW!! now I only hope I can find the time to do a Tablescape with them by next week...Did I do good guys or what...Hey its on my table so does that count as a Tablescape ha ha!!

May all of you have a great day...and go by and see Susan and Leigh to see some tables that are put together and some great thirfty things today ha ha!!

Hugs and smiles....Glria


64 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gloria, these are absolutely gorgeous and oh my, what a deal!!!! I'd love to run onto something like this sometime!

Donna Marie said...

Ok.... I am having dish envy!!!!!!! I love your dishes and the price is unbelievable! Way to go Gloria!!!! You get the best deals!!!!!

xoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Connie said...

Those are lovely, sweetpea! What a thrill it would be to score those, chickee.........
xoxo,
Connie

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW Gloria! That is one amazing deal my friend! They remind me of Lenox with the cream and gold colors. They are so gorgeous and elegant. Love the glasses too.

Have a blessed evening.
~Melissa :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Gloria,

I am speechless!! I am flying out for that next Second Sunday Swap!! What an incredible deal. But most of all, they are the most beautiful dishes. They could be wedding china for goodness sake!! And Fostoria glasses. Can't get any better than that!!

I can't wait to see your tablescape...oh, the toile tea set is to die for. I am doing the happy dance with you, girl!!

xoxo
Jane

salmagundi said...

WOW!! You did really good! It has been so long since I've found anything that extensive, beautiful and also a bargain. Enjoy them. Sally

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, girl you hit the Mother Load! I do love the bowls with the handles! The dishes are so lovely! The toile tea set is so pretty too! Love the napkins and placmats! Loved seeing your dishes!

Cindy said...

Gloria,
I have to lift my mouth off the floor! What a deal, you are the queen!!! The china is lovely the linens ah yes, I do have dish envy too! My teapot does scream you and I thought that when I bought it! You go girl!! Hugs, Cindy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a great bargain!! The china is gorgeous, love the cream and gold! I look forward to seeing what you create with all this!

Katherine

Lori E said...

You must feel like you won the lottery. Wow that is a good deal. The platters are amazing. I can't wait to see what you do with all of them.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Those are so pretty with the gold rim!
I like your blog header too, with the falling hearts! So sweet!
:)
~Becca~

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Gloria! Oh, I'm dancing with you! I love your new dishes and what a bargain you got! They're gorgeous, Gloria and the stemware! Oh, how exciting!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Wow Gloria! You hit the motherlode! They're beautiful! Now I'm dying to see the tablescape, so hurry up & get it ready for next week please! ☺ Diane

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Gloria,
WHat a deal! You got an incredible thrifty deal !!! That china is gorgeous! WHat a beautiful table it makes! Thanks for linking up my friend!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Girl, you hit the jackpot with all those great deals. The dishes are so pretty! You definitely got a steal!

printersdevil said...

Wow, what a deal! We will be waiting for a beautiful tablescape or several from this.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Gloria, that is the deal of the year! What a fabulous find! I am so jealous! They are very lovely and you are such a lucky ducky!

Can't wait to see your next tablescape featuring that china!

Tina

xinex said...

I absolutely adore those dishes, Gloria. And wow! I can't believe you only paid $50 for everything.I want to go to that market with you....Christine

Sue said...

What a bargain you got, Gloria!!! This set of china is just beautiful. You'll be setting up some pretty tablescapes real soon, I'm sure.

Thank you so very much once again for my moss from your mountain! I really love your very special gift to me. Hugs, Sue

sue said...

Wowza G!!! Fabulous gorgeous dishes, I'm so envious of you girls who have room to collect all these sets, plus you actually love to cook and use them!! You did good girlfriend, dontcha love a great deal like that! Thats why I love love love fleamarketing!! Have a wonderful fun day sweetie!! xox

Christina said...

What a fantastic deal and for such beautiful dishes. They are gorgeous.

What fabulous tablescapes you can do with those.

Dawn said...

Fabulous find, Gloria. They are thrity and beautiful.
Dawn

Frugal Fine Living said...

What a great deal on the pretty china and Fostoria champagne flutes.

Jane

Miss Britt said...

wow!!! what a deal! everything is beautiful.

onlymehere said...

What a steal!! I've been to replacements limited and ebay looking for a dinner plate for my Victorian Christmas by Johnson Brothers but the plates always run about $20.00-40.00 a piece and I just won't pay that! You go girl, you must go to the right places! They're beautiful. I love neutral dishes! Okay, except for my Christmas dishes that I love and could kick myself for breaking the dinner plate several years ago.

lilsista said...

Beautiful find!!! :0) I love your dining room chairs!!! Very pretty! I so wish I could have a tour of your beautiful home...I just know I'd be completely in love with it! Is it an older house to match all the wonderful antiques? Smiles :0)!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, girl, you are the queen of bargains. This is wonderful and they are so pretty!!!!!

Hugs, Barb

Fifi Flowers said...

BEAUTIFUL dishes! ooooh how I hate to pack and unpack things... your first photo reminded moi of moving... ugh!
ENJOY your day!
Fifi

Betty said...

They are beautiful! What a fantastic price too. I think you are the person that always gets there just ahead of me. lol
Have a great day.

squawmama said...

Hey girlfriend... LOVE< LOVE< LOVE the dishes... It was the steal of the century... I am almost jealous but where could I possibly put them... ha ha... there isn't even room in storage. Great find & great buy... Can't wait to see them all gussied up on the next Tablescape Thursday.

(((LOVE & HUGS)))
Donna

ps... thanks for asking about Ralph.. He is doing great and as mischeivious as always... ;-)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! You did do good. It all is so pretty.
Glenda

Ali said...

They are gorgeous, those soup bowls are so neat! That is an amazing deal, way to go!

Morning T said...

Congrats on your new dishes- they are stunning!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Gloria!

Wow, what a deal! Those dishes are beautiful! They look like Lenox!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Gloria! Thanks so much for coming by and visiting me. Your comment put a big smile on my face! I'm with all these other gals. Dish envy to the 10th degree! Lucky you for finding such a great deal!! I look forward to our next visit.

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Cathy said...

WOW!!! You are a lucky lady!!! What beautiful dishes!!! I want to go shopping with you!!!

I love the new look of your blog...gorgeous!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful week!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Madeline's Album said...

What beautiful dishes and what a great deal. Love the wine glasses also. Thank you for your comment and visit to my blog. Have a great day. Madeline

Sharing with Sherri said...

Wow these creamy dreamy dishes are a treasure hunters dream!! They're just gorgeous!

Your toile and polka dotted tea set is just adorable too!!

You're sooo lucky at finding beautiful bargains girl!!

Have a glorious day!!
Sherri:)

Judi said...

Hi Gloria
YOu did soooo good! Those dishes are beautiful...and the price was so good. Crazy isn't it? Wow. I think that counts as a tablescape but we'll wait to see what they look like when you are ready to eat out of them. Great Job! Don't you just love it?
have a great day
Judi

Loretta said...

Those dishes are gorgeous. They are such a beautiful cream color! You did good! Enjoy everything. Hugs, Loretta

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

What a wonderful dinnerset and glassware ~ love them and at such a neat price.
I would love to go shopping with you.

Now wonder you were dancing a jig!

Hugs
Carolyn

Brenda said...

Yep, you sure did do good! You know we dish folk get our heart rate up at the sight of a new dish! And especially a deal like that. I've been combing eBay for Fostoria glasses, my dear! Can't believe you got them for that. Do the happy dance for me too!
Brenda

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria.. girl these are too gorgeous for words.. I am heading out now to go to the next swap meet with you... I might have to sell the plane ticket to get the stuff back home.. what treasures girl...then again I just boxed up 3 sets for the estate sale.. so I guess I'd just keep my happy little self on this side of the mountain.. I'll pout.. but I'll stay home.. now how is everyone getting their blog pictures so big and their titles in the center?? Girl..help 911 needed.... I know the day is getting closer to you leaving ...make sure those batteries are charged and you have lots of kleenex.. I know you're going to need them when you see the kids.. Ok.. I've written a small book..off to see what the Bailey is doing..hugs ~lynne~

SmilingSally said...

It certainly was a good buy, and not only that, they're gorgeous!

Jadehollow said...

Gloria!!! Girlfriend I'm calling the Cops!! You stole them dishes! What an AWESOME deal oh my goodness!! They are soooooooo beautiful friend. I kept going back up looking over an over.. I love the oval oh my side I was drooling when I saw them stacked all together. I'm so glad you got them.. they deserved an owner equally as beautiful.
Have a great weekend Friend!
Hugs,
Debbie

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Wow! The happy dance AND the Irish Jig? Throw in the Charleston for me!!! What amazing dishes, love the cream and gold!!! That was money well spent!!

Kathleen said...

WOW, they are fabulous!
The cream soup bowls alone are worth that!!
Can't wait to see your table done with them...I am soo jealous!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Girl, you made out like a bandit! And I love those cream soup bowls! And all of the other goodies, too. WOW, Gloria, WOW! I'm happy for you!!!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Goodwill Haunting said...

What an amazing deal! The dishes are beautiful! You totally scored with all that you bought! Here's a "high-5"!

Allidink said...

WOW! Great deal! So beautiful! It looks so regal and fancy! Love it!

All the best,
Allison

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Wow! What a great deal! And they're really pretty and still in style, if not more so today than when they first were sold! Enjoy your day!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Gloria, These are absolutely beautiful. What a great find. Honey you did GREAT! Every once in a while we come across the greatest buy, and boy did you find one. Unbelievable. Thanks for sharing. Country Hugs, Sherry

Jessica said...

Gl♥ria~

Your new dishes are stunning....love the cream & gold....exquisite. Yes, my dear friend....that was a heck of a find. I think I'm shopping at the wrong places....maybe I should come there. :)

Hugs to you~ J

Picket said...

OH MY WORD....For the life of me I cannot understand why the only decent thrift swap meet thingy with the absolutel best deals are right at your nose!!!! lol lol Oh my word..you just make me want to spit! lol lol Girl you are just the most blessed thing to find all these goodies that you do for nearly nothing!
I love the creamy white and gold sis..you make me want to buy dishes! and all those special pieces with it ohhhhhh gorgeous!!!! That little toile teapot set is just the sweetest!!!! Any kind of tablescape you do with these will be fabulous girl...they just fabulous sitting there like that!lol I hope you have a great weekend sis....love ya!~♥~

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I can hardly believe what great finds! These are certainly beautiful and I know you'll enjoy them. Lucky you! Thanks for making us all jealous! Just kidding. We're all happy for you and looking forward to seeing these again and again.

Justine said...

Holy cow, Gloria, I can't believe you got all of that for $50!!!! the plate are amazingly beautiful!!!

Justine :o )

kiakai / Kelly said...

I was waiting to know the price!! $40.00! I'm going to put ivory dishes in my upper, lit cabinets when our kitchen is finished. Oh how I wish I could find a deal like this! They truly are GORGEOUS. I bought a cheap set from a local import store, just to make do until some crazy, good deal like your's comes along.
:) Kelly

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Gloria, Try sprinkling cinnamon all around your kitchen counter tops. It burns the ants & should keep them away. It's messy, but better than ants! ☺ Diane

ksarra said...

Girl, you always find the neatest stuff!!! I am sooo excited to be going to an estate sale in the morning that has advertised stuff from 1900-. Bet I'll hardly get any sleep tonight (no more than 8 or 9 hours anyway, HA). "Talk" soon, thanks for visiting!

Our really empty nest said...

Gloria, what a steal, I mean deal!! i think you win the most frugal award!! They are beautiful! Great job! Sue

Joy said...

Beautiful, I love the pretty gold rim.

Rhonda said...

hi Gloria,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments.

have a wonderful weekend!

fondly, Rhonda in CA

marty39 said...

Oh Gloria, your new dishes are absolutely stunning. I really love them, and then all the pretty wine glasses too. It is so unusual to find a whole set, and this one has so many pieces. You really hit the jackpot and they are just fabulous. I love all your other goodies too, but the dishes really steal the show. Also to let you know the next "Cloche Party" is scheduled for Sept. 11th for the Fall season. Be sure to grab the button on my sidebar to remind you and to let all your friends know. See you there. Hugs, Marty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

OMG! Gloria, these are gorgeous! What a deal! I REALLY need to go to that swap meet! The china and the stemware are all so elegant! You are THE bargain finder! laurie