Monday, February 22, 2010

2nd Time Around Tuesday

I am joining Diane today at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words for 2nd Time Around Tuesday.  I have been treasure hunting for some white porcelain dishes with a gold rim.  Sometime you have to find your treasure one dish at a time.  I have found one plate that is similar to what I have been wanting.
The rim has a laurel leaf trim, probably made out of 22k gold.

This was the marking on the back.  I liked the name. I recognized it.  Limoges is most know for it's little porcelain boxes.  But, Limoges makes some dishes that I would qualify as nice for a shabby chic style table.   So, that is my goal and if I have to find the plates one at a time and they are mismatched that's okay with me.

My next find was some pressed glass sherbets.   I have been looking for sherbets for a few months that I could also use in a shabby chic table.   Rachel Ashwell  who started the Shabby Chic craze in the 1990's touts pressed glass as the acceptable replacement  for crystal on the table. I agree with her because pressed glass fits my budget and I think it looks great.

Here is the detail in the bottom of the sherbet.  Did they used to put something like pressed glass in laundry soap?  When I was really little I remember helping Mom find little pressed glass style dishes in boxes of dry laundry soap.  If anyone remembers that please leave a comment.   Anyway, when I collect enough of the dinner plates as above I will show you a shabby chic style table with them.  Oh, all purchases were found at my local thrift store.

 One, more find that I also got at the local thrift store was a glass hurricane shade.  I had been seeing the shades in catalogs for a lot of money and that was out of my budget.  So, I have found two of these glass shades at the thrift store for $2.   I would imagine they were leftover from a FTD floral centerpiece.  Anyway, I have placed mine over a pewter candle holder and stuffed silk fern leaves in the shade.  I used this in a spring tablescape you can view here.   I love thrifting and showing you how I use my 2nd time around treasures.  Please join Diane at her site to view what other treasures bloggers have found.


Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, some very nice finds this week!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Good luck with finding more dishes. That plate is very nice. I can't help you with the laundry detergent pressed glass. I have no recollection.

bunny, The Paris House Designs said...

Hi, I love dishes so this is the right post for me to be reading!! The Laurel pattern is stunning and elegant, that is one of my favorite patterns when ever I see it on a dish I want to buy it LOL. Also the cut crystal sherbet glasses are so lovely, they remind me of some of my Grandmother's pieces.
Have a lovely day

thasnifty said...

I love the plate...hopefully you won't have to wait too long to find more of those beauties. Thanks for sharing.

-brightest blessings-

Troy said...

What fun finds! I love it when I have a "mission" and I can set out to the thrift stores or flea markets looking for one particular thing.

It's like a little treasure hunt.

Thanks for visiting Tuesday Trivia Tie-in, I'd love to see you link up in the future.