You may or may not be aware of this, but I have a slight addiction to vintage dishes. I just love them!! I have at least 9 sets that I’ve picked up here and there, and I’m always on the look out for more! Last week, I was lucky enough to find not one, but two sets of fall-like dishes that I just had to have. They were at a local thrift store and called out my name as I walked by!
One set is a lovely brown transferware that’s stamped Nikkon Japan on the back. It matches almost perfectly with a vintage turkey platter I’ve had forever. I replaced my blue Johnson Brothers Coaching Scenes with it for fall. Isn’t it pretty? It came with 10 dinner plates (only one was cracked, but I managed to put it back together), 10 salad plates, 4 saucers (no cups) and 2 berry bowls. Not a complete set, but for $5, it was a steal!!
The second set featured a three-leaf pattern in muted shades of brown, gold, orange and green on an off-white background and was a bit more complete. It came with 6 dinner plates, 6 salad plates, 6 bread and butters, 6 saucers & cups, 1 large serving bowl, 3 berry bowls, a gravy boat, creamer and sugar pots WITH the original lids!! You almost never get the lids with these old sets. It’s from the 1950’s and I think it’s fabulous! It’s perfect for our fall table!
I used my gold chargers and a few dishes I already had to get a layered look. I know the white candles stick out like 2 sore thumbs, but until I find the missing bin that contains my fall candles, it will have to do. I hope to have a new, larger table and chairs by Thanksgiving and that will change up the look of our dining room quite a bit. When I bought them, I thought I’d like the upholstered chairs, but I honestly have a love/hate relationship with them. They’re just so…blah. Know what I mean?
I put together this little vignette using pieces I already had. The wood candlesticks are topped off by “Reindeer Moss”, whatever that is, that came from the Dollar Tree. I felt like they needed a little something. These beautiful lamps came from a local thrift store for a measly three dollars each!! Can you believe it?? The shades were from a previous Goodwill pick and were $2 each. I didn’t paint them or anything and I absolutely love how they look in our dining room!
I packed up all the blue hydrangeas and blue dishes and put them away. I swapped out the blue and white curtains for my favorite Pier One panels that are so perfect for fall.
Here’s how the dining room looked before: