Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A TINY HINT OF EASTER / MY FAVORITE DISHES


Now you know that you hardly noticed Mr.Rabbit hangin out......







Yummy yummy.... your not even hardly noticing the cold soup.....








You just know the star of this post are these beautiful plates...I watched them in the back of the store Steinmart for about 6 months....I loved the beautiful bold design however I could not recover from the 36.00 for each plate price tag.....over time I watched them go down to 24.oo each...too much, then down to 12.00 each, with the sales they were having I ended up finally paying 4.50 each for 8 plates.....Even when I checked out, the sales lady said "do you even know the incredible deal you got on these plates" I said I know I know hee hee hee.... They feel very special to me......









They are 12" plates and they feel like silk.....













The white salad plates and napkin rings are Lennox. I love the way the plates feel....










I think these will be perfect in the summertime out on the deck with the wonderful blue and white, what do you think?










Now who would have thought a year later I would find these coordinating napkins at TJ Maxx, they are by Badgley Mishka, I also have them in black and white, I used them with the Valentines day tray...I think I mislabeled them on that post....oh well The napkin rings are Lenox...










I think I will hunt through alot of posts I am sure one of you have a great cold soup recipe, I am practicing for summer......











The soup is gazpacho soup with lime and croutons it's from Trader Joes, they make the best soups....Dinner will be Broiled chicken with wild rice and Green beans....yummmmm










I know its way too early for Easter but what can it hurt if he just sits around...... He was a great find at the GW for 7.99, yay for me and no chips, he's at home now....








The small blue covered dish was my moms, I don't know what you call it, do you? It is heavy and has shell designs on it and it is a foggy frosty kind of glass,the feet of the dish are fish very pretty, I am hoping someone knows exactly what it is called.....You all are so smart about that kind of thing, I know you'll know...Maybe my friend Gloria will know...she is at Happy to be ......












The silver candle sticks were another GW find at 3.00 each, what a great find and I love the way they look with the striking dishes....Spring is coming can you tell....










I used the small white pitchers as water pitchers, no individual ones this time.......





















Thanks for stopping by and hanging AROUND THE HOUSE, I hope you saw some things you liked and maybe got some ideas or maybe just had an enjoyable visit knowing you don't have to do the dishes and put away all of the glassware....Please leave a message and let me know what you think, I always enjoy reading all of the comments and love it when you decide to follow.....Phyllis





54 comments:

  1. Your plates & napkins are so beautiful! Love the tablescape.

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  2. Just beautiful. How lucky for you that they were still there when the price went down. They are spectacular. The napkin were an awesome find!

    - The Tablescaper

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  3. So pretty!! I love your turquoise lidded dish and the linens!

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  4. Your table is so pretty, Phyllis!! You have the patience of a saint waiting for those gorgeous dishes and it paid off, literally! I love them. And I am coveting that ice bucket. It's beautiful. Everything looks very pulled together by the frosted dish and napkins. Fabulous! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  5. Phyllis, this is such a gorgeous table. I saw those dishes at Steinmart too and agreed, couldn't make myself pay that price for them. You were a saint to wait and find them on sale. Then of all things to find the matching napkins, that is just perfect. I LOVE the little bunny tureen. He is just precious. I don't know what the precious blue dish is that was your mothers, but my mom had a green one very similar that she used to keep her jewelry in. She always called it her trinket box. Your tablescape and the menu are just perfect. Hugs, Marty

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  6. You were meant to have those plates, what patience. You got all 8 for the cost of one original priced plate. I love how you show the table with different lighting. Absolutely beautiful.

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  7. I really enjoy coming over to your place because your colors are like ice cream...YUMMY!!~ What a beautiful table....thanks for making Spring seem here today!!~

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  8. Phyllis, I can see why you love those plates. They are gorgeous. I love your bunny...I've yet to find anything good at GW, I'm jealous.

    Just wanted to tell you that it may be just me...but, your post has huge spaces in it as I see it. I had to scroll down a long way just to see the first photo.

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  9. Beautiful beautiful..those dishes are wonderful and I love the napkins! This is just such a wonderful spring table...enjoyed it!

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  10. Oh, this is gorgeous. I love the blue and white; it chases away the gloomy winter weather in a flash. I love the blue glass bowl, too. Your bunny is so adorable. I'm digging my way to my Easter stuff while sorting dishes.
    XX00

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  11. OOOH I am loving this tablescape! The frosty blue thingy is amazing! I love the plates too. Great job!

    Stop on by and enter in for my napkin ring giveaway!
    Karin :)

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  12. I do like that blue. Beautiful. Mr. Bunny sure is cute, and what a great price! Rosie

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  13. How lucky for you to find matching napkins. The plates are really beautiful, they even match your blog background. Everything on the table is stunning!..Christine

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  14. Oh Phyllis,

    This is such a beautiful table! I love the dishes..makes me happy to get a great deal and you sure did! How wonderful that you even have matching napkins! This is such a happy look...the cool crisp clean white and that beautiful shade of blue..reminds me of the beach! Wonderful job and great bargains...You'll have to check out my post next week...I found the most incredible set of dishes at GW for a steal! Have a great week!

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  15. Beautiful plates and to find napkins so perfect for them, you are indeed blessed...Beautiful table and the bunny looks right at home.

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  16. Beautiful colors!!!! I am loving that turquoise and white, with a little hint of yellow here and there. Love it!! Those dishes are wonderful and what a deal!
    That frosted blue covered bowl is so perfect for this tablescape! Interesting that the feet are shaped like fish. I would have thought that the dish was a covered candy or nut dish ???

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  17. Oh how beautiful! I love the colors! Great finds at the GW, the rabbit casserole is wonderful!

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  18. This is so beautiful, a breath of fresh air! I'm so tired of winter here in FL!!

    Those napkins are so perfect, love the napkin rings as well, now they are truly napkin "rings!!"

    Love the color scheme, and all the nice details!

    Katherine

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  19. WOW...$4.50 for those beautiful plates...come by and check out my new THRIFTY PARTY...I think you will like it:) I just luv your TABLESCAPE!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  20. What a gorgeous, gorgeous table you set. You are talented, girl! You got some great bargains, too. I take it GW is Goodwill? Love the bunny pottery. You mentioned cold soup -- I posted a pureed vegetable soup today that you can serve hot or cold. Served cold, make sure to plop a dollop of plain yogurt (or sour cream) in the middle. It's yummy.

    Love your site! I'm comin' back! :)

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  21. Those plates and napkins are gorgeous!!! And so is your table setting... You truly got a fabulous deal on those dishes. Wow!
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  22. Hi Phyllis!

    Your table is simply spectacular! I love it....what beautiful fresh colors!

    Love your bloggie background too....

    Huggies,
    Spencer

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  23. I love the aqua on the plates and napkins. It's so lucky that you found the coordinating napkins. The bunny tureen was a steal. And, hey, I leave bunny stuff out year-round, so it's not too early to have him out.

    By the way, hubby and I fixed your white chocolate martinis last Saturday when we had another couple over. Everyone agreed that they were better than dessert!

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  24. Awwwwesome! Gorgeous colors and style once again Phyllis!

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  25. Such a deal and a steal! I LOVE turquoise, and I love your plates! The whole composition is fabulous!

    Scribbler

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  26. Beautiful!! I love the blue. Fabulous table!

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  27. Oh you did a wonderful job on this table! LOVE LOVE your plates and can't believe you found the napkins to match. Must have been meant to be! Love your whites with the blue. The rabbit dish is just precious and the blue dish from your mom is exquisite! It looks like a special piece for sure, but I'm not up on what it's called.

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  28. Another gorgeous table...I love the blue/turquoise plates and what a find on the napkins. I have a similiar bunny tureen but mine doesn't have the basket weave bottom and no handles also I have one with a rooster top.

    Your Mom's covered dish is beautiful. I'm not sure what it's called but would venture a guess as a trinket dish or box.

    I hope to have my blog up and running as soon as I get moved out of this tiny apartment and hope to take part in the Thursday tablescapes. I'm wishing there was two Thursdays in a week because you all have such beautiful tables.

    {{{Sweetiepie hugs}}}

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  29. Phyllis, Your tablescape is stunning! I love the plates and the napkins-so pretty. Your mother's frosted blue dish is pretty too and always nice to have family heirlooms and to actually use them.
    Love your header with kitty peeking in the background and the pretty hydrangeas.
    This was my first visit to your blog, but it won't be my last. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  30. Reminds me of summer and putting my feet in the warm sand...oh yes but I can do that around Easter time too:) Great price on the Steinmart plates and great color too.
    Joyce

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  31. Thank you for inviting me over...your blog is gorgeous! I absolutely love these plates. They look perfect with the napkins. Your bunny tureen is so pretty too! It's just a lovely table setting! I love the post below too with the martini recipe!

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  32. OMG Phyllis, This is just BEAUTIFUL girl with a capital B...WOW I'm so having dish evny right now...this whole table is elegant my friend...Some those plates to die 4 to the nakpins to match...Oh I had that Bunny years ago and could kick myself now for letting my Gina have it...Now your glass candy dish is Fenton and they made this from 1907-1939 this was also used as a hair receiver that many women at night time put their hair pieces in at night time...that total Gibson look...I just love this whole table girl you did an OUTSTANDING job on this one right down to the wine in the glasses...Thanks so much for sharing more of your great talents my friend...I'm alway in for much eye candy coming here...I pray all is well in your part of Calif today my Dear friend...Thanks so much for coming by and tossing your name in the hat for the Amazon and look luck to you...your a sweetie...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  33. It's all gorgeous, but those plates are out-of-this-world fantastic!

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  34. It is not too early to be thinking Easter and your Blue and White plates definitely say Spring and Easter to me. Love that you said they feel like silk. Being a sewer, I feel everything, but never thought about the feel of China. I will from now on. Love the GW bunny and candesticks. I never find good stuff there like everyone else does. Gotta go more often, I think.

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  35. Phyllis, I'm so glad you got those fabulous dishes! The table is gorgeous and fresh. :)

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  36. Gorgeous table. What a steal on those plates. I love the colors and to find napkins that look like they came with the plates. Love the bunny and candlesticks and your mom's blue dish. All too pretty. Come by again some time...Kim

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  37. Those dishes are simply scrumptious! You have such a knack for photographing your lovely tables. I wish I could happen upon a white rabbit. All I've seen so far are multi-colored ones. The white one is very elegant.
    Brenda

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  38. Hi Phyllis,
    I love the freshness of the colors and the drama you've created! Congratulations on the fantastic buy on the plates at Steinmart. I love all the silver you've used (but I'm a sucker for shiny!).

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving the thoughtful comment. Hope our paths cross again soon.

    Have a great weekend!
    Bill

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  39. Your tablescape is gorgeous! I love the fresh, bold colors in the plates and napkins. What a deal on those plates, too!

    Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments.

    Jane

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  40. Hey Phyllis... you are the WINNER!

    Please drop me a line and give me your email address so that I may send the sugar and creamer set to you. You can find my email link on my profile page.

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

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  41. Phyllis another mesmerizing tablescape! The bunny tureen is such a find. I haven't seen Steinmart have plates for that price. Your a good shopper! Joan

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  42. I am so excited that you invited me to your blog. What a treat! So fun to make a find like your pretty plates but to actually get a bonus of a great price...lucky you. I became a follower of your blog. Thanks for signing up with me.

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  43. Dang Woman....I want to go shopping with YOU!! It was serendipity for you to not only grab those gorgeous plates on sale but then later find the matching napkins too. WTG!!
    They remind me of the Hawaiian applique technique on quilts.

    I need to find a better GW because I never find such wonderful items like those candlesticks or that charming bunny. Lucky you!

    I have a fantastic recipe for homemade Gazpacho soup that was given to me when I lived in FL. I will let you know when I post it. You'll ♥ it & it doesn't take much time to make, either.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  44. I want to be invited to your house...love the tablescape and the color! I need to have those dishes.
    Susan

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  45. Hi, friend...thanks for stopping by.
    Yes, Dunkin Donut is more expensive..I hate that...but I, myself, think it's worth it. Now, I like a light roast..some like a dark roast that is much stronger. Breakfast blend is good for me. Coffee is like most every thing else,...some like one brand but others don't like it. I've never liked Folgers and some of my friends swear by it...so..yes, I love Dunkin Donut...if you try it, I hope you like it..just be sure to get the blend you prefer....:)

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  46. I love it all, especially your mom's blue covered dish. Thanks for the eye candy!

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  47. Enjoy your award. Love your blog.

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  48. A beautiful table and I love your bargain story. We've done that as well -- it just takes patience and faith that they will not sell!

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  49. Um yeah, I seriously covet those dishes!!! Beautiful :)

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  51. LOVE the plates! What an amazing find. Everything looks so perfect and so pretty!

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  52. Love those SM plates, matching napkins & napkin rings. That bunny tureen is my favorite! (Jealous :) I do know that your mom's dish is considered satin glass. What I always do to find stuff like that out, is go to Ebay and search vintage (or antique) blue glass or dish or sugar bowl. You may not find it today, but eventually someone will list it with the correct name. Big book stores also carry guides to antique glass you could thumb through until you find it.

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