Thursday, September 3, 2009

My New Old Dishes!

My coworkers (Heather and Savannah) and I decided to visit a local antique shop on our lunch break today. I promised myself that I would not buy anything, but that all changed when I spotted a set of dishes.

I spied a beautiful set of teal dishes when I walked in the door. I loved their unusual color. Trying to stick to my budget, I only gave them a glance and walked away. Later, I saw another set of dishes in the same pattern, but a different color. They were light gray. I couldn't help but imagine how beautiful the two sets of dishes would look together.

After a little negotiation with the owner of the antique store and a little encouragement from my friends, I walked away with both sets of dishes. The teal set has 50 pieces and the gray set has 30 pieces. I purchased both sets of dishes for a total of $88. Comparing the prices of the dishes on-line confirmed that I got a great deal!

I yanked a few pictures from the internet to show you my new old dishes (circa 1940s). Keep in mind the pictures do not do the colors justice. I can't wait to set my table with these!


Here are a few examples of what the teal set looks like.


Pictures of the gray set were a little harder to find, but I did find one.


My budget may not like it when I ramble through antique shops, but I think it is a really fun way to spend a lunch hour!

28 comments:

Kell said...

Ooh what a pretty color combo! Those are going to look great together.. and it sounds like you got a TON for only $88.. good deal!

xoxo

Southern Belle said...

So pretty! I love antique things!!!

The Watermelon Tree said...

I love these dishes!! Very good:):)

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Those are gorgeous! What a great & fun find. Sometimes the best gems are hidden away - and now it's like you have a one of kind set.

Melissa said...

They are so unique looking! Great find!

Ashley Pizarro said...

Those dishes are very beautiful! They have a really unique style...something I would LOVE to have in my kitchen! Good find!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I really love those dishes! And together, what a beautiful color palette.

I *heart* antique stores, too! And dishes and silver are something I always look at!

Lindsey said...

Those are so cute! I love anything in the color turqoise/teal. Sounds like you got a great deal!

Ms. Attitude said...

Oh wow! I love those dishes. They will look great together. Definately need to show pictures of them on your table!

d.a.r. said...

Preeeeetttyyyy!!!

MissJody said...

Well, those are unique! Very beautiful :)

MissJody said...

Well, those are unique! Very beautiful :)

Lis said...

How cool!! I love them!! Antique stores are so cool - especially when you find awesome stuff like this!! Post pics if you set them up on your table!! :)

Emmaroo03 said...

I loooove those! They are going to look so good together! What a fun and cool find!

Preppy 101 said...

Oh those are lovely! Good purchase.

Rachel H. said...

I really like those dishes! What a great find?! What antique store did you guys go to?

Ann said...

I am so jealous. They are so pretty!!

Mrs. Potts said...

What fabulous finds!! That is so exciting that you were able to find such beautiful pieces at such a great price! LOVE THEM!

Whitney said...

Oooh I love them! Great colors!

short southern momma said...

I am sooooo jealous!!! I love them! Hope you have a great weekend!! = )

Blair said...

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Blair
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Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

Wow!!! Those are GORGEOUS!

~Holly~ said...

Are you serious?! What a fabulous deal!! These dishes are beautiful!! Enjoy them! :)

Katiebell said...

Pretty! We need to have tea and cookies soon...my tea pot, your cute new dishes!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

great find!! you got a ton of stuff for just $88!!

Lexilooo said...

they are gorgeous! I need to start looking at antique shops more often!

rootsandrings said...

Wow! I love these!!

Griffin Patterson said...

Do you still have the Teal Green set? My mother has been looking for the teapot for ages to complete my Grandmother's old set. Would be lovely to find somewhere that still has it.