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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pink Saturday/ Goodwill and Antique Store Finds

Sorry that I am so late getting this posted today! In order to download pics, I have to do it on my son's computer, and he wasn't home last night. I also fell asleep before I got any pics taken. Oops!

Anyhow, Pink Saturday is a weekly event hostessed by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. She works hard sending out emails every week and getting the list posted.

Even though this is not a Tablescape Thursday post, I haven't done one in a few weeks, so this should satisfy those who are missing my tablescapes, as well as being a Pink Saturday post. Just look what I have this week! I sure do love Goodwill, and most of these finds are from there. Here are a couple views of the table set for one. I am using the antique white linens that I found at the antique shop in Elmore. I also found the pretty painted porcelain plate there as well. My pink tablecloth was a Goodwill find a couple years ago.

Here is a close up of the rose plate. I just love this. I think it only cost me $8 at the antique shop.

I couldn't resist this pink ashtray for only $2. Although I don't smoke, and would NEVER let someone put their ashes in this, it is perfect for holding my jewelry.

I have wanted a porcelain rose figurine, and finally found this treasure at Goodwill for only $3! I have it sitting on one of the cheeseboard stands that I made.

And here it is under glass. This lives on a shelf in my bedroom.

Here is a closer view of the table setting. I found it stacked together just like this on the shelf at Goodwill. That was a sign for sure! The pink plate was $.55, and the two flower plates were $.35 each. In this setting, I added the napkin from the white linenes, and have a napkin ring from the Claremont collection of dishes that I found at Big Lots. There is a LOT more to this set, but I will tell you more about it at another time.

Here is another view.

You can see the cute flowers on the smaller plate a little better from this view.

Here is an alternate setting using one of the Claremont salad plates layered under the smaller flowered plate.

I get so happy when I find bargains like these! It makes it possible to put together a lovely setting at such an affordable price. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I do!

Happy Pink Saturday, everyone!


Justine said...

This looks fabulous, Kady, and without knowing it you threw in a THIRD meme. The cloche!

Love that ashtray, but I would use it! LOL

Justine :o )

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OOOhhh Kady you did good girl friend...WOW!! I love all this PINKness you did today how pretty is this...May you have a wonderful week my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tootsie said...

you did a wonderful job!!! great finds. I found a gorgeous tea set yesterday....will have to show it off one of these days!

imjacobsmom said...

You've done it again. You've found some great bargains and put them together well. Everything looks great. ~ Robyn

Jill said...

Girl, you're getting good at this! That rose plate is beautiful.
Hey that candle you bought me is amazing.. I'm going to cry when it's gone.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Ooh Kady!
You did a great job. This table setting is absolutely beautiful. I love it. It looks so exquisite. I love the cheese holder with the porcelain rose inside. It is so beautiful. I just love it. I keep looking for new things at the Goodwill each week. It is the best place to shop. I will keep coming back as I love to see what you find. Please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you visit. Country Hugs, Sherry

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous table, Kady! Your rose looks wonderful under the cloche.

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

This will make eating alone much more enjoyable - who wouldn't be when you're surrounded by such pretties? :-) I think that lovely pink glass is just too pretty to be an ashtray :-) let's put candies in them instead LOL

Happy PInk Saturday!


Heather said...

everything is gorgeous! great ways to use your items. and what deals!!!

Claudia said...

Such a pretty table setting! You found some great things and you can't beat the prices! That rose plate is gorgeous. Happy Pink Saturday!

Jean Tuthill said...

That's a beautiful table setting that you made. I need to do some more of those, too. I have the dishes, but not too much time. Note to self: Do more table settings, I love how it looks all set up like that!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

very pretty table setting.. I like the rose plate and the rose figurine.. just lovely! happy ps

♥Mimi♥ said...

Had the Grands for a few days so I am a day late and a dollar short for Pink Saturday! We just had so much fun and time got away from me☺

But, I didn't want to miss all the pinkness that brings sunshine to my weekend. And, another cool, sun-less day. My gardens look horrible this year. Nothing is growing...sigh.

So, your sweet blog post is cheering me up! Thanks so much for giving me something pretty to look at other than the dark clouds outside my kitchen window.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Kady, Love your pink table setting -- especially that old green and pink rose plate. that's especially gorgeous!

And the ashtray -- what a good idea. I have found gorgeous old ashtrays -- heavy crystal, silver, all sorts -- at thrift shops and they are always so inexpensive -- no one buys them anymore!

Now I think I will start buying them; some are art pieces all by themselves, and especially without cold ashes and butts in them!


bj said...

O, Kady...this is just beautiful. I LOVE those flowered dishes. You did a great job. And, that pink asktray is to die for. I love it all.
Thanks for coming by...and for the Stella tip.:O)
I hope things are working out with your new job...
You've done so so good on your weight look SUPER.
love, bj

Elena said...

So many gorgeous things to share - I've enjoyed your post.
Happy (belated) pink saturday!

Have a great week.

ciao for now,
Elena :)

Susie Jefferson said...

Very pretty! I love that pattern of china, so dimensional as well.

Happy Pink Saturday! (Big apologies for not visiting sooner - it's been a hectic week for me, and I was teaching Saturday AND Sunday, so this is my first chance to blog-hop).

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kady, these are some fantastic finds, and they all look so pretty together. laurie