Dianne's Creative Table

I am inspired by light, all things natural, reusing previously loved items, and bargains!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Best Find Ever!

Last fall my hubby and I went to Atlanta for a weekend.  After reading about A Classy Flea on several posts, I had to see for myself.  Well.... it didn't disappoint.  We took our time looking at everything they had to offer.  I picked up several cloches, some silver candlesticks and other odds and ends, but I put it all down when turned the corner and I stumbled on a sweet stack of plates.  13 plates, 8 salad plates, about 5 soup bowls and a large stack of bread and butter; Homer Laughlin Eggshell Georgian for only $19.50!  I couldn't believe my luck and as everyone reading this will understand, I certainly couldn't leave them behind!
I brought them all home, got on Ebay, filled in the gaps and then began the search for something to "scape" with my new treasures. 

What do you think?

I'm not a big easter bunny person.  I prefer to celebrate my Saviour, but since bunnies are often seen in the spring, I put some tiny bunnies on the table. 

I have seen several of you clever bloggers posting pictures of the blue light and I never knew what you were talking about, but when I tried to capture some pictures with the table lights and in the candlelight, I accidently found out what you meant!  I am so happy that I caught the blue light even reflected on the plates.  Wow, it really goes away fast too.

For those of you who might have thought I lost my mind, I did go back before I check out and got the cloches and other treasures 
Thought I would share a sneak peak at a part of my latest find!  
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter with your loved ones. 

I will be linking up with Susan at Tablescape Thursdays and Tablescape Sundays.  Come on over and say hello. 


  1. Wow, those dishes ARE a great find! Way to go! I love all of the sparkle in your tablescape, and capturing the Blue Hour reflection in your plates is amazing luck! Happy Easter to you and yours.

  2. That fantastic find made for a beautiful and very elegant table setting!

  3. I very like the mini runny babbits!!!

  4. Don't you just love a great deal like those dishes? Way to go!

    I love your mirrored centerpiece and the sparkling crystal pieces. And I like the juxtaposition of the grapevine spheres against the crystal. Lovely!

    Happy Easter!

  5. Such divine providence for you! Love the dishes. Your table looks absolutely lovely. I love your pattern. Glad you came to your senses long enough to get the rest of the loot. Happy Easter and many blessings. Come visit, I've got another giveaway going on.

  6. Beautiful find! The plates are so pretty!

    I'm visiting from BNOTP and am happy to be following you now!

    Have a very blessed Easter!

  7. Beautiful table and china...I think your drop leaf table that is holding all the dishes is the same one I have.

  8. What a wonderful find your dishes are and at such a price!!! Your table is so lovely. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

  9. You lucky duck! I'm green with envy! Lovely dishes and table!

  10. I see you had a happy trip! The Homer Laughlin dishes are beautiful and the table is a treat to view. The sweet little bunnies and chicks are a lovely addition. A Happy Easter to you!

  11. Such a beautiful celebration of Easter.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. Scored! What a great find this china dishes, so very lucky, they're beautiful! Your entire tablescape is gorgeous with such pretty elements.
    Happy Easter Sunday!

  13. Wonderful find! I want to shop with you! Your tablescape is lovely with just enough bunnies and birds! Happy Easter.

  14. What a treasure trove you discovered, The Classy Flea sounds like a place I would enjoy, very much!
    Happy Easter from Normandy.

  15. Your new dishes are beautiful! Happy Easter-enjoy:@)

  16. How lucky are you to find those dishes. I always think that the former owner would be so pleased to know they found a good home. Hope you enjoy them for many years.

  17. Bonjour
    Lovely Easter table
    Very nice with this cristal and porcelain

  18. Wow, What a great find. Don't you get tingly all over when that happens. It's so much fun. What a beautiful pattern too. Thanks for sharing.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  19. This will be a lifetime of fun pattern. So pretty! Am I an enabler if I congratulate you on going back to get the rest of the goodies. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay