Monday, September 19, 2016

Normandy Life #8 - Garage Sale Finds

I found these red, green and gold plaid Christmas place mats at a large community garage sale last weekend.  They look brand new and were a steal at .10 cent each.  The washed up beautifully. They work very well here with my red table cloth.  The ones I have had are headed to the second hand store.

This is a single blue and white dinner plate I bought recently for a couple dollars.  It is Liberty Blue - Independence Hall original copper engraving of historic colonial scenes printed on Staffordshire Ironstone.  I paired it with my IKEA Cobalt Blue cup and saucer on a warm blue table runner.  I used a white Battenburg Lace napkin to provide contrast against the blue table runner and the plate.

I bought this tea cup to pair with my Sadler tea pot.  It needed to be a warm background tea cup to work with the pink tea pot. It has roses and gold gilding which the tea pot has as well so it will work well.

You will see the table runner under the tea cup which is woven with some shiny threads.  I'm sure it is wool and is very soft and luxurious. Again, a find at the garage sale for a couple of dollars.  It has a great fringe.

Sharing with Mosaic Monday hosted by Maggie at Normandy Life.


  1. Oh such pretties. I love garage sale finds. The blue plate is quite similar to a set that I have - I'm thinking of doing a table with them for Don's birthday celebration later this month.

  2. Hi Sylivia, I love tartan and your place mats are perfect for Christmas entertaining, such a bargain too! We saw lots of blue and white whilst touring the museums in Staffordshire a couple of weeks ago, but sadly none came home with me this time!
    Lovely to have you join me for Mosaic Monday again this week, take care.

  3. I always enjoy seeing how others use their dish ware to make pretty place settings. I've never been Ikea. There is one in Denver on the far side of the town, a ways away. I should get hubby to take me there--bribe him. Capella's is just down the road. have a great day.


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