Sunday, April 5, 2009

~Just Another Day at Goodwill~

Here I go...
Another Goodwill story...

I will try to keep it short and sweet....
wish me luck~
This is all I want you to do~On Friday I went to my favorite Goodwill store.
This is what I found~
I use china for my everyday dishes.
If I don't I never seem to have the right occasion to whip it out.
We have a big family and we don't have enough for everyone.
So it never gets used.
Sad but true.
So I thought to myself...shucks I really want to use that stuff. So I said "hey kids....put your best manners on...we're usin' china."

That's it...I'm bringing the dinner party back in style.
Would you like to come??
It is a Johann Haviland
Bavaria Germany
set of dishes.
As you can see...this set even came with a creamer & sugar bowl.
It is just the most beautiful shade of blue.
The most beautiful thing about this set is that there is PLATINUM all around the edges.
This set is just dreamy.

You are cordially invited...
to attend...
a dinner party at Maisy's house.

Ps. The kicker in all this is that the entire set of dishes, which is made up of:
12 dinner plates
12 salad plates
12 soup bowls
12 bread & butter plates
12 sauce dishes(whatever that means)
12 cups & saucers
a creamer & sugar bowl
1 large vegetable bow

are you ready......
seriously, are you ready???

IT WAS UNDER $100.00

I have had to pinch myself a few times over the weekend.
I just can't seem to bring myself to disassembling the table.

Looks like my family will be eating off this set for Passover.

Happy Monday to all!!!

(don't tell anyone but...that's a Martha Stewart table cloth...shhhhhhhh)


LuLu said...

It is beautiful! I can't believe you they had 12 place setting and all the wonderful accessories! this calls for the happy dance!!!
and I've love to attend the party!

Katie said...

Beautiful!! Who'd ever get rid of such a beautiful set? You can put me on the list of attendees :)

Hope you had a great weekend!

Forever Vintage said...

Count me in!! What a deal...and so pretty.

Amber Ellis said...

Ok, that's it!! I'm going to have to travel to find a Goodwill store like yours. That is amazing. I LOVE the china. I have been wanting a complete set FOREVER! You have the best stuff :)

Jen r. said...

What great finds.. did you get anything good at the flea? Jen

Reese & Marie said...

I love thrifting so much. This proves why. That's such an amazing find and I'm so glad to see you're putting it to good use! Yay!

jen said...

So lucky girl!!!


Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

AMY!! wow, what a find. Honestly - YOU are the one that inspired me to go into the Goodwill I pass *at least* once a week....WHAT TREASURES! And look at your FAB setup!

i love your goods, i love your table and even MS's table cloth.

Happy Sunday Night (you're fast asleep, now, I'm sure in the burbs of Chicago....!)


Just be happy! said...

lovely set!
I would love to attend the party!!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

That is an amazing score - the set is beautiful. I do love that blue. And your table looks so pretty and inviting!

the wild raspberry said...

what a lovely set....lucky lucky!
goodwill needs to get onto my weekly shopping trip.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Wow!!! Beautiful china, beautiful table!!! I love to set a pretty table and love using my china. I broke a cup last week when I had the ladies over for my mom's birthday and my china is no longer being made. Oh well. Love the wonderful bargain you were able to get!!!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

Your table looks awesome! Just wanted to let you know, I'll be there by dinner!

Anne Marie said...

You changed your look!! and I can't believe that I hadn't noticed you ARE IN ILLINOIS TOO!!
I know Winfield...used to go to church there even!!
SUPER COOL! because now you can come out some time!! :) yeah!

Your dining room is great!

did you come over and see my surprise?
NO? you say??

then come on by!!

Wendy said...

LOVE IT!!!! What a great find!!

Jeanneoli said...

SIGH......I think using china for everyday would be awesome! I also love to mix and match my older pieces of china. So pretty and I wouldn't want to take that table apart either.

Allegra said...

Admittedly, your goodwill finds make me run to mine and then face utter disappointment as there is never anything exciting there. I will live vicariously!!

Tara said...

Gorgeous! I love the color and everything looks divine on your table! Good steal!

Anonymous said...

Write me up a place card, I could use a dinner that doesn't involve finger foods for a change!
PS I moved my blog, stop by sometime!

Honey Bend Vintage said...

Oh what a great find. I love that you whip your china out for everyday use!!

Honey Bend Vintage said...

Oh what a great find. I love that you whip your china out for everyday use!!

Honey Bend Vintage said...

Oh what a great find. I love that you whip your china out for everyday use!!

Christina said...

Those are just beautiful. I also love the platinum trim. It pairs so well with the soft blue. How exciting to find a large amount of a pretty pattern.

Your chairs turned out so lovely. I would love to come to the party!

Sarah said...

That is an awesome find!! WTG!! I would be jealous if I wasn't so happy for you! :) Thanks for sharing the great pics! I also keep looking out for a pretty china set. One of my dreams to own one day!~ :)

Lou Cinda said...

You scored big time! This is beautiful! Thank you for you kind comment on my blog and for liking the black sidelights! lol
I love your blog!

Have a great week!

Lou Cinda :)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

WOW!! What a deal. I wish I could shop goodwill stores. I have to travel a hour just to get to one. I just found your blog and love it. Consider me a new follower.

gwengoods said...

Super nice and such a lucky find! I love Goodwill!

Cottage Lifestyle said...

WOW, WOW, WOW. Way to score.


niartist said...

LOVE your dining room - and the find at Goodwill is perfect! Always so happy to find great stuff at thrift stores, and you certianly did! :)

Jen r. said...

I think you should totally paint over the bottom and leave the stripes on the top.

Joyce said...

What a wonderful set of china and your table looks wonderful. Happy Passover!