Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Versatility of Dishes


So, do you think that you have to have all matching dishes to create a 
beautiful semi-formal table? 

You don't! In fact, picking up a few pretty pieces here and there
when you see them, will actually get you a lot of versatility. 

It also allows you to work in a few trends without investing a ton 
of money into a whole set of dishes that you might end up 
quickly getting tired of. 

Accessories like chargers and linens also get you some mileage too.

(dang! I wish I would have straightened that knife)

 Let me show you how quickly the same dishes are transformed into 
a lovely, casual, breakfast table.


 All that I changed out were the linens, chargers and crystal.

 A pretty juice glass replaces formal crystal. 

Here's the dish: 
 Plates: Debi Lilly Fluer. I found on the clearance shelf at the back of my local Safeway. $1.25 ea
Tea cups: Homer Laughlin Georgian Eggshell with Blue Band. Got these from
Crystal: Versailles (my grandmother)
Floral glasses: Rachel Ashwell from the Target Shabby Chic collection (about 8 years ago)
Silver Coffee Server: Goodwill (practically free) 

 So that is it for today. 
Have a great rest of the week!


Home Chic Club said...

Oh, so lovely Liz!! Great job!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it, Liz! These are such pretty dishes! I like to stock up on salad plates when they are on sale. You have so many options when you pair them with a neutral dinner plate.


Stephanie said...

So beautiful, Liz! I love your table and the dishes are stunning. Happy Spring :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

Tell me you host tea parties? Your house seems made for it.

The Tablescaper said...

I have the same tumblers from Target! You remind me that I should use them.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Gorgeous tables.....and your dishes are stunning!

Haworth said...

So beautiful, Liz!! And I love the way it looks for breakfast, too. Mixing and matching gives your table such character and interest. Truly lovely!

The Tablescaper said...

Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Candy S said...

I love your transformation from the dinner table to a charming breakfast setting with only a few tweaks. I have been been on the lookout for versatile white china. I think you get more for your money that way too.

Tea in the Library said...

Love the settings. HL are so versatile.

Marigene said...

Beautiful, beautiful table. Mixing different china is more me than having everything the same!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

This is such a delicate and beautiful table Liz. Homer Laughlin Georgian Eggshell blue is one of my favorite patterns. We were both on thinking the same last week. We used the same pattern to create our lovely table settings. Great mings think alike right... Thanks for visiting me. Have a wonderful week.


Anonymous said... those dishes!

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful table. I didn't realize Rachel Ashwell had sold glasses through Target.

Kathy said...

Love the dishes! The tablesettings are beautiful - I love the changes! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,