Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thrifty Thursday-Plus a Tablescape

Welcome to Bloggeritaville! It's Thrifty Thursday!

It's also Tablescape Thursday so it has to be a party! I am going to partipate in both today. Chandy created this double post badge, thanks Chandy! Heart Chandy.

Tablescape Thursday is hosted by the ever gracious and lovely Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.If you are participating in Thrifty Thursday, be sure to grab yourself a Thrifty Thursday button and let's get started! For those that don't know, Thrifty Thursday is a show and tell of sorts. It is time for you to showcase your thrifty find. It can be an old find or a new one. It might be something that you found at a thrift store, a consignment store, flea market, garage/yard sale, dumpster diving, or an antique store. It's it was a thrifty find, then it meets the requirements.I am not picky. It can be a great pair of boots & a killer vintage dress, jewelry, home decor, even fishing lures. It is your thrifty find. Tell me about it. Where did you find it? What is it? What do you plan to do with it or how do you plan to use it in your home? Do you want to sell it? Thrifty Thursday's are about the thrill of the hunt...and the treasure you found. So....do show and tell! Thanks for stopping by! Let's get to it!

My tablescape is a thrifty one today, as most always. Today, lets go outside for a bite to eat. It's a tea party for one as well, so I am going to contribute to Rose Haven's Tea Party as well.
I found the dishes at my local thrift store. They are Johnson Bros Ironstone.
The pattern is Old English Countryside. I purchased a 8 piece place setting for about $40.00 bucks. I am in love with the transferware pattern.
The pattern has browns and blues, yellows and greens-even a bit of pink in the bushes in it. And of course a white background. It features an English countryside scene, a little village with thatched roof houses that line the streets.

My chair was a find, my mom found it at her barn. It was pitched out by a previous owner. It is a vintage piece. I don't have the original table. But if I could find it it would be worth $250.00 for the two vintage pieces. My chair, was free.

Also free was the tablecloth. It was given to me by my cousins, Jeff and Brenda. It belonged to Jeff's mother, my Aunt Merle. I am happy to have it. They also gave me the embroidered napkins I used today as well.

That's it....my thrifty Thursday contribution.
I cannot wait to see what yours is!! Be sure to sign Mr. Linky and use your hyperlink. Grab a Thrifty Thursday button and play along. Link back to Bloggeritaville...and we have ourselves a little party!
And Finally, be sure to enter my giveaway...click here.
You must comment under the giveaway post to be entered.Good luck!
Be sure and visit the contributors on Mr. Linky!



1. http://happytodesign.blogspot.com/2009/04/its-thrifty-thursday-hello-my-friends.html
2. http://ofbeingdomestic.blogspot.com/2009/04/thrifty-thursday-little-girl-picture.html
3. http://myjoyfulhome.blogspot.com/2009/04/thrifty-thursday.html
4. http://casapetrie.com/blog/?p=602
5. Chandy
6. songbirdtiff
7. jerri
8. Laura Beth
9. Kristin -The Goat (Headboard)
10. Bless Our Nest
11. You're next!

38 comments:

Mari said...

I love those dishes! Very cool!

Carrie said...

Love the dishes!!

Chari said...

Hello Leigh...

Oooh...I love that pattern of ironstone by Johnson Bros. I love the creamy white and brown with the splashes of yellow and green! Love all of your thrifty treasures...that chair is just darling! I have always loved the decorative iron pieces...beautiful! Also your pretty embroidered tablecloth...my friend, you made out like a bandit with these pretty items!!!

Just wanted to let you know that I'm participating in my very first "Thrifty Thursday"! I added alot of your info. on my post...just wanted to get the word out to my friends that you're doing this fun Thursday meme!!! Thank you so much for hosting it!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Victorian Garden Gourmet said...

You got a great buy on those dishes! But you can't beat that lovely chair for free or the tablecloth!
Kate

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love those dishes,Leigh!! Great double post!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Leigh - that was a great price on the transferware. I love that pattern. This is a great post. Thanks for sharing, Barb

Lindsay @ Peacock Blue said...

Your dishes are so pretty!

susan said...

You got a deal on those dishes! They are really versatile. Love your double post!

ellen b said...

Oh I love anything Johnson Bros! What a great find those dishes were!! Happy TT to you!!

Sheryl said...

Leigh, those dishes are beautiful! I posted my finds on my website and linked to your site. Have a great week!

Sheryl

Jenny G said...

LOVE those dishes!!!

Kirby3131 said...

Thrifty and lovely! My Mother-in-law has dishes similar to those. They are her Thanksgiving dishes as I recall.

xinex said...

I love those dishes too, Leigh. I have a few pieces and would like to get more. And can't beat a free chair and tablecloth...Christine

Chandy said...

Leigh, you are the queen of Thrifty! I just posted mine so come and see soon! My Thursdays are so much fun because my two fave memes happen on Thursdays!

I'll be visiting everyone later today. Finishing up my papers...

Keetha said...

Hello, hello!?! Am I in the right place??? There's been some redecoratin' going on around here!

Songbirdtiff said...

I don't think I've ever seen transfer ware with so much color! Beautiful.

Kammy said...

So pretty....Love your picture on the topping of your blog page ! Makes me want to vacation ! Hugs~ Kammy

Michelle said...

I have so much Johnson Bros. china and I just love it. Great find!

LauraBeth said...

Love the dishes! Just thinking, but they'd be great for a Thanksgiving/harvest tablescape too. With all the browns and greens, you could definitely pull off a "fall" theme pretty easily. And the chair? Hmmm, looks like it could be some ancient Meadowcraft!

Thanks again for doing Tablescape Thursday! I have the best time looking at everyone's pretty tables.

"J" said...

I love it! Toooooo CUTE!!!!!

Rose Haven said...

I love the china pattern...thanks for joining in the TEA PARTY today. Would you mind putting a LINK to my blog in your post somewhere?

Thanks,
Jan

Janie's World said...

Hi Leigh, I love your new dishes. They are different because they have highlighted colors in the transferware! I haven't ever seen that. I also love your little vintage chair. It reminds me out of something out of a 50's ice cream parlor. So sweet!

LauraBeth said...

Duh - Tablescape AND Thrifty Thursday! These combo posts are mixing me up!

Really Rainey said...

Al Fresco at its finest!
~Really Rainey~

Sheri said...

What lovely dishes! I am a fan of Johnson Bros. Hope you're having a lovely day!
Hugs,
Sheri

honeysuckle said...

I love that everything was a "bargain". The dishes are so adorable. I wish I had seen them first:) I bought some brown transfere ware at a thrift sotre too, but they are a harvest apttern so I onoy use them in the fall. Thanks for sharing.

Shannon said...

Those dishes are beautiful!

I hope my link worked. It said I was number 10 but it is only showing through number 6.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

You found Johnson Bros. at a thrift store?! Wow - what a great find. Very nice.

Swampgirl said...

I've never met a dish I didn't like-but, I love those!!! I am making it a goal to join in Thrifty Thursday next week. I just could not get my act together this week, even after I took pictures! Thanks for hosting it!

Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

Everything is just so pretty! :O)

Robin said...

Lovely dishes.....what a great find

Hope your day has been beautiful

Shelia said...

Hi Leigh! I do believe you got some bargain on those lovely dishes. The tablecloth is so nice and knowing it came from your aunt makes it even sweeter. I just love vintage patio sets! That little chair is just precious!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chandy said...

Leigh, I didn't know you met Marlee Matlin! I love her! Were you photographing or just hanging out or what? I don't watch much of DWTS, but I remember her from Reasonable Doubts and just a big fan!

Chandy said...

Leigh, I didn't know you met Marlee Matlin! I love her! Were you photographing or just hanging out or what? I don't watch much of DWTS, but I remember her from Reasonable Doubts and just a big fan!

Chandy said...

Leigh, I didn't know you met Marlee Matlin! I love her! Were you photographing or just hanging out or what? I don't watch much of DWTS, but I remember her from Reasonable Doubts and just a big fan!

marty39 said...

Love the Johnson Bros. brown transferware. It is just gorgeous. What a lovely tablescape. Hugs, Marty

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Hi Leigh! I'm playing some serious bloggy catch up!

I bought a Johnson Bros plate at a rummage sale this weekend for a buck. Whoo hoo! Not sure I'll have it together for this Thrifty Thursday but it will make an appearance in one for sure. :-)

Christina said...

Found you from Sheryl's blog and thought that Victoria's (my sister-we blog together) post yesterday would be perfect for Thrifty Thursdays. Looks like so much fun.

I love your dishes. As a child we visited someone (can't remember who) that had dishes similar to this. I remember looking at all of the details. We also grew up in a little city whose downtown street had tudor style buildings. Great memories.

Love the white chair. Finding things in a barn would be such fun.