Dianne's Creative Table

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

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hot Antique - Dishes!

It may be turning fall in most of the country, but in Round Top, TX it was 107 degrees last week, that wasn't going to stop us.  We tromped through the dirt and dust,(and mud one day) from tent to tent, and barn to barn, to find these hidden treasures. It was tablescape inspiration heaven! 

 In the words of Rachel Zoe, "I die!"
The vendor said Limoges, but the price was so steep, I was afraid to pick them up to get anymore information. 

Ironstone everywhere!   
I just swooned over these gray Corinthians Harkerware, but several were chipped and there were none to be found on Ebay to replace them so I passed.  Now that I am home, they are going to be one of those things I will regret not buying forever! 

Dangerous place for a dish collector who can't seem to stop.  I will be joining the Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday and highlighting some of the more funky finds later in the week, so come back and visit again.  


  1. What a wonderful place to visit! I am seriously envious of all that ironstone, particularly the gorgeous pitchers. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I may try to go to Roundtop one of these days but it would scare me as I am also a dishaholic! b

  3. I would be in sooo much trouble there, maybe it's a good thing that I stayed away for so long. Love the photos. thanks so much for taking us along.. xo marlis

  4. Visiting from the Tablescaper and am loving your photos from Roundtop! I am dying to go and when I see photos like yours I really need to set a goal to go next year! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh I would love that place, and would get in bigggg trouble. I see so many gorgeous things I don't need. Yes you will regret missing the opportunity to get the set you wanted. I really enjoyed going shopping with you.

    The French Hutch

  6. What fun you must've had. I was in Canton, TX last weekend. One of these years, maybe I'll get to Roundtop!!!

  7. I keep saying that I'm going to make the trip to Round Top...this spurs me on to take action. Thank you for sharing y our amazing adventure. Cherry Kay

  8. This looks wonderful. It so reminds me of my trip to Brimfield, but I think Round Top had more dishes. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  9. Oh goodness, I don't think I could ever go there...the decision making would just be so very difficult! Enjoyed my trip with you!

  10. Oh, Dianne,
    You are making me want to be right back in those fields romping around!!! You have just motivated me to do my calendar work in order to restock my spending money.... Randy mentioned he thought we should plan coming to Florida around the Roundtop shows... he thinks we should check into how much it would cost to rent at The Falls.....he could play golf and we would all be a lot closer to the action!... I want those pitchers and yep....you should have bought the Hocker dishes... I am even wanting them now!

  11. Hello! I am a new follower :)
    I have looked at your pictures several times now, I just love dishes and this sounds like a really great place! Those are some fabulous tablescapes as well, Thank You for sharing and have a wonderful day!!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect~

  12. Fabulous! Wish I could be there!!

    Susan and Bentley

  13. Dangerous, indeed! I love Haviland with the scalloped type edge, Dianne. I would be in DEEP trouble, too. LOL!



  14. Thanks for the internet trip! I have long heard about Round Top and someday want to go! Wow love the tablescapes! So fun and all that white ironstone is fabulous! Thanks again for sharing this wonderful place!

    Miss Bloomers

  15. I've always wanted to go to Round Top ... Maybe someday! I was certainly inspired by all the pictures you took. Thank You for sharing!

  16. Good girl for braving the heat and going to Roundtop. I'm not sure I would have made it. Guess I'll have to limit my excursion to April since I am away from Texas in October.

  17. It was so fun to see all the beautiful dishes...just amazing..lobe all the white and love all the pink depression glass..thank you so much for sharing all with us...I am a new follower

  18. Ok it's fair to say I am a bit jealous! We have nothing like this in New Zealand. The Havilland Table is drool worthy. I love the gold tray in the centre. Actually I want it all. I am in total agreement with you about the gorgeous set you let go...."See it, love it, buy it" that's my mantra! I hate living with regret! Anyhoo, A fantastic post, thanks.