Saturday, February 26, 2011

Maple Leaf

I found these sweet salad plates last night at Goodwill while out

getting groceries.  It is so handy to have a Goodwill near your
grocery store ~ makes getting groceries so much more enjoyable, especially
if you save the Goodwill stop for last.


I only found 4 plates, but anytime your find an even number of plates
at Goodwill, it's a plus.
They aren't from England or France, but I couldn't resist their
sweetness.  They were made by Homer Laughlin here in the USA.


They are the softest shades of cream, pink and green ~ my
favorite combination, with scalloped gold edges.


I guess I wasn't paying very close attention, because I was very 
surprised when I got them home and discovered the pattern is
called "Maple Leaf".  I thought those were little pink flowers.
I paired them with one of my favorite dinner plates, my mismatched
vintage silverware, a vintage doily for a napkin and a pink goblet.


I purchased them for my Etsy shop, but even doing this post, I find
myself getting more and more attached to their sweet beauty.  It 
will be hard to part with them.  I must find a way to keep from
falling in love with everything I buy.  Woe is me ~ what's a girl to do?


Linking with
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
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Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
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A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
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Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays 
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House of Grace for Twice Owned Tuesdays
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Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday

31 comments:

Aledia said...

Ooh! Those are just beautiful! I LOVE pink and green together!! 3 cheers for Goodwill!!
Have a great day!
Aledia~

La Vie Quotidienne said...

These are so soft and pretty...what a great find, I can see how you want to keep them for your own.(-:

Donnie said...

They are very pretty. Happy Pink Saturday.

viridian said...

Looks like pink flowers to me. Homer L. is quite collectible too. good find!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow the plates are gorgeous! Love how they coordinate with your green dinner plates. And the pink glasses are beautiful.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I love the way you've paired them up.... Perfectly lovely.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Rhonda said...

I thought it was pink flowers too. I love the pink glasses.
Rhonda

Restoration House said...

Soo pretty! I also love the pink glasses.
Kim:)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I would have a hard time parting with certain items too, Cindy. They are very pretty and I love how you combined them with the green plates and the pink glasses! Of course, that is my favorite combination of colors!~Hugs, Patti

Pondside said...

They're lovely - I won't be surprised if you keep them!

Sarah said...

I'd have a difficult time parting with these too. The pink maple leaf is lovely and I especially like them paired with your green chargers. Your table setting is charming. ~ Sarah

Snap said...

I love the Homer Laughlin plates you found at GW. Such a wonderful find. It would be hard for me to give them up! Beautiful table, too.

La said...

I found a mismatched set of Homer Laughlin at GW last spring and I love them.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute plates, lovin' the colors and the setting says spring and happy-enjoy:@)

Olive Cooper said...

They pop against the soft green. I broke up with my GW but I am glad you enjoy yours. hugs♥O

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Very pretty plates. Thanks for sharing. Karie

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful plates, I love the green with your maple leaf (they look like little flowers) beautiful plates on top. I love the pink glasses too, they're perfect! Come visit, I'll be delighted!

XOXO
FABBY

LindyLouMac said...

I love the colour combination of green and pink together so love these so pretty.

heartofacountryhome said...

I love Homer Laughlin and these plates are gorgeous!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh I SO love those plates! Pink green and cream are my favorites too! The colors in my dining room!!

Love this!

Lou Cinda

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Wowsers! Those are gorgeous and they look so great paired with the green plate and pink goblets! Add me to the list of pink & green lovers. Those are my two favorite colors to decorate with, hands down. :)

Debbie said...

I love them and would have wanted them immediately. You aren't alone in not noticing that they are pink maple leaves because I thought they were flowers too. I really love them against the green and with the pink goblet.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Flowers or leaves, they are gorgeous! The combination of pink and green is perfect and so soft. I won't blame you if you can't part with them. They certainly make a very pretty table. Linda

Tricia said...

So gorgeous, especially with the beautiful green plate and pink goblet!

Miss Char said...

I love the delicacy of the platers and your light touch in setting the table. Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn said...

I love how you put everything together. The colors are all so pretty and say spring!

Carolyn

All The Pretty Dishes said...

So very pretty! I love pink and green and these are so different.

Kathleen said...

Those are beautiful! I love pink and green.
I went to college in Ohio, or did I tell you that already! :)
Love the crocus too, can't wait to see some, still very cold here in NY!
I see you join my dear friend The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays. I hope I haven't been missing visiting you!

Marigene said...

What a beautiful pattern...they look so nice against the green.

Janice said...

What a great find! I have a Marshalls by my grocery store, and it is a blessing and a curse. I would probably be better off with a GW near by. I love your green plates.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Love your new plates especially coupled with those leaf green plates, what a wonderful spring table.
Love love love it!
blessings, Nellie

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