Dianne's Creative Table

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

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Till the Cows Come Home!

Last February, we went to San Diego with my in-laws.  It was such a fun trip and I posted about all our adventures HERE.  We actually stayed in Escondido.  They have an awesome Goodwill store.  It is arranged beautifully, like an upscale department store where I found the most wonderful cow plates.  I couldn't resist at $0.98 each!  Yes, the cows had to come home with me!  They are collectible plates and not meant for food, but they were just so dang cute!  It was time to feature them on a table. 
I started with a dark green woven placemat, then a rattan charger.  The cream plates are American Atlier


Each plate is different and I have 10 total.  I think the cows are so whimsical. 

Several months after buying the cow plates, I ran across this cute pair at OTP.  





This pair of carved wood candlesticks from Ross have become a real workhorse.  They fit any time I want a more nature inspired element.  I paired them with some mosiac globes from TJ.  


The linen hemstitch napkins and the cowhide napkin rings are from Wold Market.  
I originally had just the cows on the runner, but my sweet hubby said, "Where the field", so I added some chunks of moss to put the cows out in the their field.  The woven runner is one of the pieces I brought back from Round Top, TX.  
Joining the following parties:
Let's Dish
Tablescape Thursday
Seasonal Sundays
You might remember my estate sale find; Johnson Brothers Indian Tree.  I was so happy they fit in this old china cabinet. I am on the hunt for the one missing salad plate.  

25 comments:

  1. Love those cow dishes, Dianne, the entire table is wonderful. But I love the set you found at an estate sale, and they look beautiful in your hutch. Have you done a table with them yet? xo

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  2. Moooo! Just loving those plates. You and Marigene used similar chargers and flatware this week. Great minds think alike. I have never seen the Johnson Brothers pattern before. Quite a treat! Good luck in your search for a plate. Joni

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  3. Wow, can't believe you got 10 for that price....lucky lucky girl! they are adorable and I love your cow statues that you added. Good job!

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  4. Those cow plates are just too cute and what a deal on them. I love that they're all different. It's so sweet that your hubby suggested the pasture for the cows. What a great addition to your theme.
    I'm your newest follower and thank you for your visit.

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  5. Dianne, I would have snapped up that set of bovine plates too. What fun to have 10 different scenes on these. They set an adorable table. Love the idea of the green pasture for your cute cows. Great job on this table! ~ Sarah

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  6. Diane, love the cow plates. What a great table they make. Great find thanks for sharing

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  7. LOVE the cow motive! The plates are awesome! My parents used to live in Pauma Valley, near Escondido, such a great area! Wonderful table, just love it!
    Jenna

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  8. Your trip was a great one because find of these cute cow plates. The darling cows in the centerpiece are the perfect accent. The candle holders with the votives are also a great addition. Have a lovely week!

    Pam

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  9. Loving your Cows!!! How cute. There is just something about cows that make me laugh. We have some just down the street from us and love when they all come in to be milked - they are funny animals! The two that you found for you centerpiece compliment the plates well.

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  10. The Cow plates are wonderful with all the elements in your lovely dining room. I have been tempted by Indian Tree patterns so many times. This evening, there are 12 auctions going for Johnson Brothers Indian Tree salad plates. Maybe one of them has your name on it. Happy hunting! Cherry Kay

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  11. Those cow plates are adorable and perfect for your tablescape. How wonderful to have such a full set of Indian Tree! Beautiful!

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  12. Oh, my, those cows in the centerpiece really made this table! The cow plates are fun, too, and I know you were delighted to get them for 98 cents each! Love the addition of the moss! I love the Indian Tree pattern, too, and it looks fabulous in your cabinet.

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  13. I can understand why you couldn't leave those behind! They are adorable and I love all of the texture that you added to the table with the moss and fabulous runner. Round Top is on my list!

    - The Tablescaper

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  14. Dianne, what a fun table...those cow dishes are the best...I love them! I am glad that your husband asked where the field was, the two cows look right at home amongst the green. Thanks for sharing your unique table.
    Have a wonderful week...

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  15. I cannot believe you found those cute cow plates at a GW store for that price! What a lucky find. If you used a clear glass plate over them, you could use them for dining (I've done that before). The cows in the center are so fun. I love their kind of folk artsy look, and you even have cowhide napkin rings. Great table, and oh how gorgeous that china looks in your hutch! laurie

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  16. Such a spirit of fun and whimsy are given the table by your cow inspired theme. I wouldn't have left those plates behind either!

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  17. What a fun post, Dianne! I was kind of giggling the whole time I was reading it, because the plates are SOOOO cute, and I can only imagine how you brought the home (in your suitcase creates a lot more fun than if you shipped them, LOL), but the thing that really made me laugh was your darling, creative centerpiece--complete with grass. Way to go, Husband!! Great table!!

    Thank you for stopping over at my Dad's Suitcase post and your sweet comments about it. I'm very happy to have it out where I can see it. ~Zuni

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  18. What a fun post, Dianne! I was kind of giggling the whole time I was reading it, because the plates are SOOOO cute, and I can only imagine how you brought the home (in your suitcase creates a lot more fun than if you shipped them, LOL), but the thing that really made me laugh was your darling, creative centerpiece--complete with grass. Way to go, Husband!! Great table!!

    Thank you for stopping over at my Dad's Suitcase post and your sweet comments about it. I'm very happy to have it out where I can see it. ~Zuni

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  19. Hi Dianne, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  20. This table is adorable and yes, you did need those plates, at that price! I am sad now that I did not make it to the Goodwill in Escondido...we did all the downtown shops. Janice is not a junker like I am but she would have gladly gone with me...next time!

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  21. I love this table...and cows! The plates are perfect...and what a great find! Your centerpiece is precious...another great find. And peeking around your dining room, you're home is just lovely!

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  22. Oh hon, your cow plates are awesome and paired with the rattan chargers and beige pretty plates, I totally love each one! Your tablescape is gorgeous with the adorable cows centerpiece. I love your fun and lovely post Dianne. Thanks for sharing, it sure made me smile. Thank you for your sweet and kind visit too. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  23. Oh...and I also love those dishes in the hutch, hope you will find the missing salad plate soon too!.
    FABBY

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  24. specially with the addition of the moss. What a fabulous tablescape, so cute with all those cows. I really love your centerpiece especially with the moss. Good idea from your hubby. Hope you find the salad plate of that lovely set. I have a similar set but I am not sure if it is the same pattern cause I thought mine are Spode, but I could be wrong.....Christine

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  25. I love those cow plates! What a great table. It really moo ved me! :) Pass the milk. Just adorable!

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