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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Thrifty Tablescape

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!


  1. I love white dishes and this basket weave pattern is so pretty! The napkin rings are adorable. Very sweet tablescape.

  2. The basket weave pattern makes a lovely tablescape with your pretty pieces.

  3. Beautiful tablescape! It's so nice to "meet" a fellow AZ blogger... I was just at Merchant Square over the weekend! Great place, I spent hours in there! Next time I will be sure to check out your booth!

  4. Love your dishes! Thanks for sharing your beautiful table. Come and follow me ,I will follow you back.

  5. Thrifty AND pretty. Great combination!!!

  6. I have been looking for a set of these Pimpernel placements to augment a set I already have, Could I buy these?