Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter afternoon

Great Grandmother's china... inherited
Silver plated silverware... garage sale
Real silver candlesticks... garage sale
Gorgeous glasses for water... Goodwill
Flowers... $2.00 at Wal Mart on clearance
Easter "eggs" around flowers... Easter candles from a garage sale

Family time just the three of us... priceless

Click bottom two pictures for a closeup of Grandmother's China


Sandra said...

You're my kind of shopper! :o) I love yard sales and thrift stores. Alot of items in my home are from these places, too.

And what a beautiful table you set with second-hand items. Just goes to show that money doesn't buy gracious living. You're right...priceless.

Anonymous said...

Your great-grandmother's china is quite lovely, much prettier than most of the other china I've seen from that period.

Anonymous said...

Forgot to add that some of my favorite Christmas glasses are the ones we got through the Arby's fast food chain. The ones with the holly pattern go great with my Lennox holiday china and there's a different set with a white snow scene that makes great water goblets. Never can tell where pretty things turn up. Mix and match, old and new, inexpensive and expensive. Lots of fun.

Terri said...

What a beautiful table! Your china is just gorgeous. The nicest things are often the most inexpensive.

Heather L. said...

Loved your pictures from Easter! It's so fun to bring out all the pretty china, silverware (which I'm still looking for -- glad to know I can hope to find it at a garage sale!), tea cups, etc. I enjoyed watching my pretty things being used by friends and family yesterday.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

What a beautiful table you set! And all in keeping with your current topic, too. ;>

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Yes, it is amazing what one can get at garage sales and "on the cheap".

The beautiful table cloth just cost a few dollars on a Christmas clearance table a few years ago. I bought it because I didn't have anything to use when I took the extensions out of my dining table.

Hehehe, you can't tell the "flowers" on it are poinsettias. The napkin rings came from the same garage sale where I found the silver plated silverware.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Yes, this china is VERY different than most Victorian patterns.

It is in between a stoneware and a fine china. Note how much smaller the plates were back then.

We got the china cabinet and great grandmother's china and my husband's brother got her silver. His sister could care less. :)

Dallas @ Abounding Treasures said...

Just goes to show what a beautiful table you can set mixing the old with the "new-to-you" :-)

Your garage sale finds are amazing!


Adrienne said...

Brenda -
Your table is so pretty. Thank you for sharing it with us. I have the same silverplate pattern. It belonged to my mother's aunt and she passed it on to me since they had no children. Her last initial is the same as ours so she included several monogramed pieces, too, that are very special. Your china is beautiful and so special. I'm ready to set my table all over again! ~Adrienne~

freetobeme said...

You make me smile! I love your bargains. You set such a beautiful table!