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August 18, 2009

~SECOND SUNDAY DISHES~

Hello Friends...Well here it is our favorite day of the week where we get to play with our dishes....Now last month I show you the dishes I got from Second Sunday swap meet...See here


This china is from ca. 1940 it's Royal Ducal Horentine pattern...just loved it when I seen it...services for eight....I didn't have time to play dishes before my trip to Texas ha ha!!


But I'm back and playing again...as a rule I like to use a lace table cloth...but these dishes don't need a dress...


Oh Guys I love the cream soup bowls... with there own plates


Remember I also got these six Fostoria fluted glasses from the same booth I got the china from...Still can't find this pattern...BILL Help me please you know about all this fancy stem ware....Oh and girls if you have not been to Bill's blog " Affordable Accoutrements"
You need to do yourself a Huge favor and go see the wonderful tables this man can do...It a real drool on your keyboard moment...




Oh Look at these plates !! Love the gold trim on them...even if I have to hand wash them...


Coffee cup and saucer

Creamer and sugar...Oh yes this set came with serving bowls and 2 sizes of platters...


One of the serving bowls...


These were my Mama's they are also from ca.1940 Royal Doulton Company...



This one is called " Elegance " just seemed fitting to use them on this table with the china from the same time period...

One of the fruit bowls and saucers...Oh Yes each piece has it own saucer, Added little S/P at each place sitting...




Gold flatware...was my Hospice find for $ 10.00 services for 8 with the candle sticks, Napkin rings, and 8 S/P and the cutlery box...Not Bad...I just gave this to my Daughter Gina along with my Chintz China...But she have not picked it up yet so I played with it once again ha ha!! Napkins I got from Home Goods a few months back with aqua blue place mats for $ 9.99....




I Added 2 lace place mats to the center for my centerpiece and a basket from Italy...That I can't never remember the name of it starts with a C...does anyone know what this ceramic is called...I got it at an estate sale in 1998 and I think I paid like $25.00 for it then...




One of the serving Platters...


Bird's eye view...of the table for 4...

Now I just wanted to show you the base of my DR table, I Love the "Griffith's " or winged Lions, I got this table, 2 China cabinets , Sideboard and a matching Ice Box all from an Estate sale in upper New York in 1980...even the chairs have the original horsehair stuffing...the table has 3 leaves and extends to 11 feet its from ca. 1880 and I am only the second owner of it...If you would like to see more of this furniture pieces click here...


And I won't even tell you what I paid for this whole set....Lets just say it was my trip to Europe ha ha!!


So how do you like my tablescape from Second Sunday swap meet...total cost for china and stem ware $50.00 playing with the dishes again PRICELESS...




Now go by and see Susan and see all the great eye candy waiting for you today...I'm heading that way myself...




May all of you have a great day...And thanks for coming by and seeing little ole me!!



Hugs and Smiles Glria

41 comments:

Sonia said...

Your china is beautiful and I love the base of your dining room table! Lovely tablescape. Miss Bloomers

Emilie Kaiser said...

I love that your dishes are a creamy color instead of white...makes them even more elegant.
Thanks for sharing!!
Emilie

susan said...

It's beautiful! I am so envious of the cream soup bowls!! They are gorgeous!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Gloria...you always find the best goodies at Second Sunday...your china is exquisite! The gold flatware really picks up the gold in the china. I love your Mom's beautiful Royal Doulton figurines...they are lovely! Now I know where you get your love for beautiful treasures. :-) Your table is just amazing...can you even imagine the time and craftsmanship it took to make it...with all that gorgeous carving! Thanks so much for playing in the dishes for this TT! I always love seeing your wonderful tables! Susan

Bill said...

Awww, Gloria. You were so sweet to mention me in your beautiful post!

I think I commented on that gorgeous china the first time you showed it to us .. what a DEAL!
I don't recognize the crystal, but I'll see what I can figure out. If you send a picture to Replacements.com, they offer a free identification service (wouldn't hurt to hint that you might like to buy more of it sometime ... from them ... lol).

I almost lost it when you moved back and showed us that fantastic table of yours! Is it OK if I'm just a little bit jealous!

Thank you for your fun and thoughtful comment on my "Aluminum" post. It was very special ... I loved the part about SOS ... I wondered who'd be the one to say that ...

I might have known it would be the grand dame of this group!!! Hope it's OK if I call you that .. Your hubby might not like it if I said the hottest chick around! ;)

Bye for now ...
Bill

Shirley said...

The dishes are so formal and gorgeous! You could feed the king and queen on them! What a buy you got on them and the gold ware! The table is quite amazing!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Gloria,
You know those are some of the most beautiful china I have ever laid my eyes on. What a fabulous deal you got there. Then I saw the table and I was like oh my, this is a treasure and so so stunning. Then, the fabulous figures from your Mom. I love this post, your blog is always so fun to read! Hugs, Cindy

Sarah said...

Beautiful table and lovely tablescape. Thanks for sharing! It was a real treat to visit today.

Happy Tablescape Thursday and hope to see you at my place to toast Susan on her anniversary.

http://hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com/

marty39 said...

Oh my word, this china and your stemware are just stunning. I absolutely love them. This is such a beautiful tablescape. Every detail is gorgeous. Now when you get tired of it I have dibs on all of it, ok!!! Seriously, I love it. Hugs, Marty

Linda Q said...

Hi Gloria,
Thanks for stopping in and I soooo understand about the soap box thing, I have several. I just have to rant about some once in a while so my Irish brain does not explode!! LOL
Ok on to the fun things. Oooo that china is pretty, great cream with gold, I like it.
And WOW that table and if you got it all to match, amazing.
You hardly see things like that anymore, so nice that you have it.
If that set could only talk huh?!
Enjoy your weekend!
Linda Q

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Ohhh my...I was wondering when I would get to see this magnificent china in a tablescape! Girlfriend, it's gorgeous...it's so elegant and fine!!! Your table looks like it's ready for royalty! I'm still just green with envy over that fabulous set of china...and to think that you got a service for 8 with all the extras for under $50! The place settings are so beautiful...and I'm like you...love that pretty handled soup bowl...oooh, so dainty! You know, I really love the look of this china against that beautiful oak table...that beautiful wood really showcases the ivory china...so, sooo pretty! Sis, I love what you did for the centerpiece...your mama's pretty lady figurines and those gorgeous glass flowers...they're perfect together!!! This is really an elegant table, my friend!!! Ohhh yes...I just adore your dining room set...it really is the prettiest antique dining furniture that I've ever seen!!! It's just amazing that you have all the pieces of it...FABULOUS!!!

I'm wanting to play dishes soooo bad...especially since I have new lacy charger plates! Hehe! Maybe after my celebration giveaway. I've got too many irons in the fire right now...hehe! Girl, you would love that "Art of Accessorizing" book...I have gotten so much use out of it...so many great ideas! Are you crossin' your fingers? your toes? and even your eyes? Hehe!

Well Darlin'...I'll talk to you tomorrow! I really need to get some sleep tonight...just haven't been able to sleep lately. Only getting about 3 hrs a night and then it makes me feel bad all the next day. Pray for me, Sis!

Love you, Sweetie!
Chari

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gloria, this is such a beautiful tablescape and oh my goodness...the table!!! Gorgeous!!!

Linda said...

What a deal on those beautiful dishes! Very classic! And the detail on your table is gorgeous. You really put things together in a wonderful, inviting way. Linda

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Gloria!

Okay... I want the dishes, the stemware, the silverware, the centerpiece, (I wont take your Mama's ladies, that just wouldn't be right), and the table... YES the table!! It's all so beautiful girl! How do stand to live in such beauty??
I started drooling all over my keyboard when I saw the first pic of the dishes. I'm gonna need a BIG sponge to clean up my desk.

Big hugs, sherry

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

You are right.....this china doesn't need the lace tablecloth because it is elegant in its own right! I think the wood in that beautiful dining room table sets it off just perfect!~Patti

The Country Nest said...

Gloria, The dishes are to die for and the table it is so beautiful and unique...I have never seen one with that kind of detail. Great post.
Donna

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What pretty dishes - and table setting.
Thanks for stopping by.

Shelia said...

OH, Dear Gloria! I love your table today! The china is gorgeous and all the little extra pieces. It's beautiful. I love your mother's pretty little lady figurines too. I know what that Italian basket is - it's Capodemonte. It's gorgeous! Your oak table is so wonderful. I love the grain of the oak and the base of that table is unbelievable. Oh, you do just have the most beautiful things. Thanks for showing us today.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dawn said...

Hey Gloria, I love that china on the table with no table cloth. The gold really brings out the rich tones of the wood. The whole thing is so pretty. I'd give up a trip to Europe for that table, I don't like to fly anyway!
Can't wait for Oct.'s Second Sunday, I'm keeping the calendar clear!
Dawn

sue said...

another GORGEOUS tablescape G!! Looks like a wedding reception! Gloria, N and I were NEVER friends, not even at RMS, you must be mixing me with someone else. Tell Len to get himself over to see me with some juicy comments, it'll be fun!! Love ya sweetie! xo

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

This china is so pretty! I love the table with all it's intricate carvings!!! Those soup bowls with the double handles are great!

blessings
mary

Rebecca said...

I'll take creamy white dishes over any other kind!

Simply beautiful my friend. Stunning display of beauty. Love it!

xoRebecca

Sue said...

Gloria, So glad you finally got to play with your creamy white china and crystal! The table looks lovely set with these beauties. And the table itself is a prize! Thanks for always visiting and saying such nice things. Hugs, Sue

Debbie Pearson said...

Beautiful dishes!

Eileen said...

The china is beautiful! As are your family keepsakes.
You did a beautiful job!

Now, why would you ever want to cover that table with any kind of cloth? It really is amazing, I especially love the carved detail all around.
I have to go see the rest of this set now! I'm drooling already!
Jealous, I'm very jealous!
All the best,
Eileen

Eileen said...

Just viewed your dining set ~ STUNNING!
Whatever you paid for it, it was well worth the price!
Enjoy the beauty you've surrounded yourself with!
All the best,
Eileen

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria, How do I like your tablescape??? Girl.. I don't like it, I "love" it.. It is absolutely beautiful. Your dishes are dreamy girl. What a deal you got that day. And your stemware... oh my goodness. This is truly elegant darling. Again, wished I lived closer so we could go and have fun together... long day.. will explain after bit....hugs and hugs
~lynne~

adsgram said...

I think your Italian ceramic piece may be Capodimonte (sp?)Your dishes are lovely, and I would never put a cloth on that gorgeous table, either!

Lynne
dlynne172@yahoo.com

Cindy J. said...

Oh Gloria..so very elegant and regal and you've put it together so beautifully.. and your furniture! So unique and what a treasure..things found and collected by the most artistic of eyes..I think someone else may of mentioned this but I think your Italian flower bowl is Capodimonte..beautiful stuff have a little piece of it myself.. Love, Cindy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You haven't shown a thing that I don't adore - everything on your table is beautiful! What a table! Love your china - beautiful figurines -- I'm going back to look again!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

You have a table set for Royalty.
Everything is perfect and I love your table, what an amazing treasure.

enjoy your weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Melissa Miller said...

What? Gloria how did I miss this post? I'm stumped...I'm so sorry. You know I'm always right here to see what you post next.

Your dishes are just beautiful!
Now the table oh my goodness...
~WOW!!!! It is truly a work of art and is GORGEOUS! The carvings are stunning!

Love it all girl, ~Melissa :)

Tootsie said...

oh lady!!! you just never stop wowing me!!! throw those in a box marked Tootsie!!!! it is just gorgeous!!! love you mom

SmilingSally said...

I adore this china! The raised flowers, the gold trim is just so special. I agree that they don't need anything to make a beautiful table.

Your beautiful centerpiece is Italian--Capodimonte--and just lovely.

Sandy said...

Beautiful china, love the soup bowls. You got a fantastic deal for the set.
Your dining room furniture is beautiful.
Sandy

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Gloria!!!!!!! Your table is beautiful....so many gorgeous things!

Yayyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy you are joining us for the Rooster Party. I am grinning from ear to ear, you sweet thing!!

Hugs, Barb

Blondie's Journal said...

Gloria,

I'm so glad you finally got to use your beautiful new dishes!! Oh my, is the Queen coming for dinner?? Love, love, love this!! Everything makes me drool. You matched the napkins perfectly and by putting the treasured figurines from your mother on the table, you made it that more special. I hope you share many happy times with family and friends at this table!!

And speaking of the table...it is spectacular!! I know you missed the the trip to Europe, but I know you and know you got a great deal on all of it!!

I am behind on my blog so I hope you haven't shared everything about your trip to Texas yet. I can always scroll back when I have a bit of time.

You have a wonderful weekend, sweet lady!!

xoxo
Jane

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Absolutely stunning! Love how you put it all together!

Sharlotte said...

Your china is gorgeous...and so is your table! The setting is perfect for your lovely home! Thanks for sharing.

Jessica said...

Beautiful tablescape dear Gloria. I just love those dishes.

Big hugs~ J

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love, love, love it all!!! That table is to die for!

Just love your blog, I spent a lot of time just looking at your banner!

Katherine