I had a great time thrift shopping this past weekend. I went in search of more large jars for my nests. No luck there, but I found a set of 4 Pimpernel placemats with lovely fruit
still- life artwork.
If you want to learn more about these
fabulous mats read my post here.
Next I found a great set of dishes made by Oneida. Historically (since the 1880's) the Oneida company was known for it's silverware but in the 1990's acquired a company to start manufacturing dishes and glassware to make them a complete tabletop company.
With a little digging I found a full 16 piece set with 4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, 4 large soup bowls and 4 mugs.
The pattern is called basketweave. Can you see why?
And isn't this a charming English ironstone gravy boat. Only $2.39, who could resist? It has embossed fruit but no other markings to help me figure out the pattern other than Made in England. Guesses anyone?
To go along with my fruit theme just a simple basket of fruit as a centerpiece.
I also found 4 silver napkin rings with mini flatware on them. Adorable! I already had some Country French napkins in the same color scheme as the placemats.The entire tablescape cost less than $20. Not bad!
Of course, most of these goodies will wind up at my antique store soon. I found a few other treasures but I'll share them next time. Have a great week!