Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Not long ago in one of my walks through a favorite thrift I found this set of dishes!  Now I don't need more dishes but I fell in love with the pattern and colors.  Vernon Ware by Metlox of California.
The pattern is called Vineyard
It was Senior Discount Day so I could not resist
They are not traditional fall colors but bring hints of the season
I started with a soft green lacy tablecloth
  I then added tan place mats, fall napkins with a leaf design another thrift store find
Napkin rings are from Pier 1 ~ 4 leaf shapes I found them new at the thrift all four for $1
I also used the bronze handled silverware that I have used many times before, such a warm color
I layered the plates as follows
 Vineyard dinner plate, soft green salad plate, Vineyard desert plate
 A cute dollar tree pumpkin on top
These wine glasses were a recent find at the Goodwill
Four glasses for $1.90
Cup and saucer for tea or coffee 
For a centerpiece I found a candle in the tan color
I put it on a matching Vineyard plate on a pedestal
surrounded by leaves
I scattered some fall leaves and glass pieces for sparkle
added some small brown tea lights
These little birds flew in to provide salt & pepper
I was late getting this table done and used a flash
It really does wash out some of the colors
Of course there is always candlelight

I am joining in a couple of fun parties
Suzanne at Colorado Lady




Ames said...

I love finding a good deal in a thrift store. You made a very pretty tablescape with these dishes!~Ames

Debbie said...

I can see why you fell in love with those and could not resist! Oh what is another dish or two, or a dozen have a basement:) Looks great Linda.

Alycia Nichols said...

Your flatware is really pretty! Really dresses up your fall table!

Madge said...

Well your tablescape again makes me smile! Keep it up!

Anita said...

Oh I am jealous of this dinnerware!! I have looked at the Metlox Ivy pattern. Can't believe you found these, and you set a beautiful fall table!! Love that flatware also!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

I love your cutleries the most.

But all pieces are gorgeous. Pretty settings that I can't say NO to sit with you and have a nice girly chitchats.

Happy TS Day...

Greetings from a chilly Stockholm,

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A great thrifting find, perfect for fall-enjoy:@)

My name is PJ. said...

The epitome of autumnal, Linda! Lovely!

jaz@octoberfarm said...'ve got your fall on and it loks wonderful!

Ann in the UP said...

Very pretty indeed. I have a weakness for flatware too. Yours is beautiful. All your table needs is a steaming apple pie and "smellovision" to be a little bitta heaven.

gail said...

So of these days I'm going to be sitting at your lovely table.

Polly said...

Ohmigosh thrifting is awesome! It makes so fun to create new tablescapes doesn't it?!?!

love these colors together! Those dishes offer such inspiration! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the birdie s and p shakers!!

Very pretty Linda!


Jane said...

You created a beautiful fall tablescape. Your post reminded me of why I love thrift much great stuff at a great price to be found and given a new life.

Susan said...

Linda! What a great table setting. The little leaf napkin rings are especially adorable and 25 cents each? Wowsers. Everything looks super. Susan

Mimi said...

Don't you just love senior day at GW...great pattern to start out the fall table...the flatware looks so nice with it. The little bird salt and peppers look right at home on your table. Very, very pretty!

Christine said...

It looks like you've spent a fortune on everything on the table. You ARE thrifty.

Kate Dickerson said...

What pretty plates! Thank you for sharing!

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful dishes...I'm like you, I don't need anymore, but I always seem to find some I can not live without!! Have a great VTT!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Looks great Linda! I love fall and your tablescape is perfect! I especially love the bird shakers and the napkin rings:)

House and Garden Boutique said...

You always find the best stuff......these a great looking Fall dishes!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a pretty tablescape, Linda! I love your new great for fall! Have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

Debbie said...

I love it when people find wonderful things at a thrift store and then put them together to make a beautiful tablescape.

To me, the great discovery is half the fun!

You did a wonderful job both on discovery AND the table!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

You are certainly a talented thrifter, to find such lovely things and combine them into such an appealing tablescape! I love the warm tones you added to the table, especially the flatware and the glasses. Those napkins and napkin rings are perfect, too!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

A very pretty table and I am sure I would not have been able to resist those dishes either!


A Hopeful Heart said...

What a gorgeous tablescape!! And I LOVE those dishes. I always stand amazed at the bargains you find. I definitely never discover the great things you do...and certainly not at the prices you do.

Have a lovely day,

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
This is the prettiest fall tablescape. I love everything and it all goes together perfectly.

What I want to know is where you store all the lovely pieces that you have!!


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

You set such a lovely table, Linda!

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Elaine said...

Wonderful dish find and your accessories go perect together. A lovely set table.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Elaine

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, Linda! I love anything Metlox!!!! Your dishes are exquisite!!!


Jeanette said...

Such an incredible find. I love those wine goblets and the dishes, well the whole table. Happy friday.

The Paint Splash said...

Great find! I never see full sets at my Goodwill. But I do love senior day! Bought my son a nice couch for $20. Have a blessed week. Debbie

GardenofDaisies said...

You have set such a beautiful autumn leaf table! I love your dishes!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OMG!! So pretty! I love how it all coordinates so well. Love the silverware!

I got some of those Dollar store pumpkins too! :)

Pondside said...

Another gorgeous table!
Now - did I read the word 'need' right up there with the word 'dishes'? Of course you needed these!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tablescape, your dishes are lovely. I love your salt and pepper shakers.

Shelia said...

I love your table! The dishes are just so lovely and all of your little fallen touches are just perfect!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Linda, I love your dishes. What a find! I had a pattern called Gigi by Vernon Kilns that reminds me of the one you found, and let me assure you, those patterns were high end everyday ware. If you got those at bargain prices, then you truly found a bargain! :-)

Checking in from my break to see what you've been up to over here, and it looks like you've been having some fall fun! I hope to be blogging again in a week or so. That's the plan. I'm so behind because the recuperation took longer than I anticipated. But Mr. Magpie is on the mend! YEA!

Warm hugs...


Sheila :-)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Linda Sweetie...
Oh how beautiful this table setting is. I love the dinnerware. Traditional colors or not, it is Fall and I LOVE these plates. I have never seen any quite like this. I am right there with you, needed or not? They would have gone into my basket as well. So pretty.

I love the scattering of the leaves about the table setting, and that silverware is exquisite. I have never seen any colored like that. Beautiful for the holiday season just about on us.

Many thanks sweetie for the beautiful share today. I would be so thrilled to dine at this table. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Entertaining Women said...

The Metlox Ivy pattern is highly desirable...great get! I love the softer approach to autumn that you have achieved with your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Rose said...

have seen this patern before and it fits well with fall. the table looks inviting. thanks rose

Kathleen said...

That looks so pretty! Fall colors are so nice and warm!
Great table, Linda!