Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I Got New Dishes!!...

A new thrift store opened in our little town recently. I usually don't do thrift stores, I don't have the time or creative juices that many of you showcase every week. But, I decided to give it a try. Of course, I saw this set of dishes right off and snagged them up! I have learned that lesson-see it, buy it or lose it!
 According to the back of the dish, this is a Homer Laughlin pattern. It's called "Theme-eggshell", I think. I've looked all over the internet to find anything about this pattern. The closest I came to was on Replacements' website. They show this dish without the floral pattern.
( Sorry this picture is blurry) I tried to enter both the number on the back of the plate and the name, but no luck.
 Anyway-these plates reminded me of my Grandmother's everyday dishes. I especially loved the square salad plates.
 The entire set consisted of six salad plates, six rimmed soup bowls, six fruit bowls, six cup and saucers, and a gravy boat. The cost-$35.00 for everything. Replacements showed the cup and saucer for $13.99 each. I think that I did pretty well!

I know my table isn't set very well yet, but I'm working on that. It took me awhile to find a cloth that would show the plates off. I know that I need to find a set of silverware that is less modern than the ones I have now. Stemware too!
So-if any of you know about this pattern, I would really appreciate the information. I would also like to find some dinner plates to complete the set. Susan-I love coming to see you every week. I have a great time at your party! Thanks for hosting all of us plate fanatics! Now let's get back to the party!!!


  1. What a great find ... especially as Spring is here. I love thrift store shopping - it's like a treasure hunt everytime you walk through the doors.

  2. What a great deal....lucky lady! I love thrifting and better yet when I get a great price on dishes. Your table looks great - looking forward to more posts. Diane

  3. Love your new dishes, I would've grabbed them too! Lucky you! You've set a beautiful looks so springie!
    Happy Easter

  4. Wow! What a great deal! Lovely dishes :)


  5. Count me as another one who loves the dishes! The raised border and the floral pattern add such interest -- and the square salad plates would have grabbed my attention, too! I look forward to seeing the table all set with this pretty pattern!

  6. Beautiful dishes! I enjoyed browsing through your blog!


  7. Beautiful china will be amazed at what you can find at thrift stores, if you take the time to go!

  8. With a buy like that, I think you will be hooked on thrift shopping. My tablescaping hobby has made me into a thrift-a-holic in addition to being a dish-a-holic!

    Your dishes are very pretty. Nice job!

  9. Love the new dishes. They'll look beautiful with whatever flatware you use. I entered Homer Laughlin, eggshell on eBay search, and it came up with 29 pages of auctions. Evidently there are a lot of different eggshell patterns. I did find one set of embossed dinner plates that might play well with your new dishes. Copy and Paste, and I think that you'll be able to check it out. Thank you for sharing your lovely new find. Cherry Kay

  10. Love your new dishes! I went back to your last post and fell in love with your polka dots and french theme. Soooooo cute!

  11. Hi lovely lady. I was just looking at my sidebar and you had post. O your dishes are so Beautiful sweet lady.Thanks so much for sharing with me your lovely find. I just post my Tablescape for Easter hope you come over and see.
    I also hope you and your family have a Great Easter.