Dianne's Creative Table

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

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Atlanta Memories

Over Thanksgiving last year, my husband and I took a long weekend and drove South to Atlanta to do one of our favorite things; attend Cirque de Soleil.
We also went to the Atlanta Aquarium, the largest in the world.
 

We had the most wonderful meal at the Wood Fire Grill and the next day we went to IKEA and then stopped in at A Classy Flea.  I found the most wonderful set of Homer Laughlin china, which I grabbed instantly.   You can see those dishes and the tablescape  HERE.
In February, I returned to A Classy Flea with my dear friend Suzanne ( a fellow dishaholic) and stumbled on a full set of twelve place settings of Alfred Meaken Medway China.  I just love the bouquet of flowers, the colors, the shape, all of it.  Just like always, I snapped them up, but not before negotiating  for a real bargain.





 In a hurry, as usual, I used this cute candle holder/fairy cottage for my centerpiece.  I wanted something more, but settled for less this time.   

I have only been to A Classy Flea twice and scored big time each visit!  I highly recommend it if you are in the Marietta area.  I also highly recommend visiting Susan at Tablescape Thursday and Seasonal Sundays

20 comments:

  1. I have one piece of this china. The only I have ever seen. It's really beautiful. Even more so up close and personal. It looks wonderful all together here! Beautiful table!

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  2. Great find! The china is lovely and certainly sets a beautiful table. I hope to get to the Classy Flea sometime. ~ sarah

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  3. Fabulous china, wow, what a find!!! You've made a gorgeous tablescape, I love all the details you've use to stage it! I'm also hooked on dishes, I refuse to go on rehab! I just dropped by from TT, at BNOTP! Lots of hugs. FABBY

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  4. This is my favorite table so far this week. I love everything about it and kept clicking pictures to see them larger. Love the china, stemware, and linens.

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  5. What an amazing set of china. Lucky you!

    - The Tablescaper

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  6. I love your new china, the colors are very pretty-enjoy:@)

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  7. Diane, this china is sooo very pretty. I love florals. Your green accents are perfect with it. As always, your table is charming and pretty and inviting.. Love it.. many blessings, marlis

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  8. I love Medway. I've seen it several times but never a complete set. It's hard to find! Beautiful table!

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  9. I live 30 minutes outside Atlanta (Northeast) and never heard of A Classy Flea. We aren't in Marietta very often, but it sounds like it might be a fun trip for a Saturday.

    The Atlanta Aquarium is a lot of fun. We haven't been in a couple years, though. It's time to go to the Stone Mountain laser show again, too. :)

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  10. I love your china, it is beautiful! And service for 12, fabulous!

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  11. Oh those dishes look really wonderful! Breautiful colors and pattern!...Christine

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  12. These dishes are beautiful! I love the fish, he seemed to know he was being photographed! Visiting from Seasonal Sundays. xo,

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  13. I LOVE those dishes and I'll be sure to note "The Classy Flea" in case I'm in the area! You look like you had the BEST TIME!!! and Oh the beautiful memories you brought home with you...
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  14. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  15. Wow! the Alfred Meaken Medway China is just gorgeous. You'll be visiting the Classy Flea more and more!!!! I love Cirque de Soleil,too. Lovely post and looks like a lovely time.

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  16. Beautiful China! I've been to the Classy Flea a few times and they do have amazing stuff!

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  17. I love Meakin china -- beautiful pattern and a beautiful table!

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  18. Oh, this is some pretty china. You made a great purchase. Classy Flea sounds like a great place for a dishaholic.

    Your table setting showcasing this new purchase is stunning. I really like how the green placemat and napkin highlight the china, while the rattan charger serves to ground the whole setting. Love this table!

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  19. You are putting the classy flea on the map! Such beautiful dishes and a gorgeous table! The chargers give a natural and comfortable feel to your table!
    Thanks for stopping by StoneGable and entering the Mikasa giveaway!
    Yvonne

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