Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My new love affair with Tom……..

070 I love Tom – he is a Department 56 employee and I met him at the thrift store. Do you see how MANLY he is – and he packs HEAT ! That is a BIG GUN.. I saw him the first time for $14.99 and I would not spend that type of money – no Siree Bob or should I say No Way Tom! I went back a couple of weeks later and I found him again…I think he was smitten with me, or me smitten with him….he was half price for $7.50 and I still didn’t want to spend that much…..but he was sooooo hunky cute.  Wait till you see how talented he is….it is at the end of this post….

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First we start out with these Pfaltzgraff dishes (they are just like Marty’s - at A Stroll Thru Life – in fact I purely blamed it all on Marty when I spotted these at the thrift store  - and had to get them..earlier this year)I have a place setting for 12.  I did not display all the dishes or the accessories that I have collected the last few months. This set screams Fall to me. Question: Do your dishes, animals and other things you love – talk to you ?

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The flatware came from the thrift. I made the little name setting tags.

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The candle holder I used to lift the coffee pot , I found at the thrift store yesterday for $1.99 and I did not paint it….

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The glasses are a neat greeny teal color and I was thrilled when I saw that they matched my placemats (which are Longaberger and I have owned for years)

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I love to stack mugs – I found these at the thrift store , just this weekend for a buck a piece.

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One dollar goblets from the thrift store…I have a set of four.

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Napkins from Penney's , I got them in the spring for two bucks for 4. Tablecloth is a Ralph Loren , I have owned for a couple of years.

Sorry , I got a little carried away with the pictures as I found the RIGHT LIGHT for picture taking -daylight, Yeah !

BEWARE !!!!!!

of the next picture – it is a bit indecent..remember Hunky Tom  well……………….

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. Please don’t let young children see this next picture…..

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. Really are you just that curious ????

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HE’S A…..

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FLASHER !!!!!

 

Hugs ~ Kammy

I am linking to Leah for Thrifty Thursday  and Susan for Tablescape Thursday , here are the links:

http://www.lbratina.blogspot.com/

http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

97 comments:

susan said...

A PEEPING TOM!!! You really do find the best deals in Blogland! Your house looks so pretty and "fallish"!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! You really got some great deals - thanks for sharing. Cute Tom Turkey. :)

Marla said...

Beautiful table. Love to see all your thrift store finds.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Kammy, I love Tom too, he is just wonderful and I am so glad you got him. Now as for the Pfaltzgraph, you know that I love it the most of all. What a thrill that you've collected so many pieces. They did make some wonderful accessories for these dishes and they wear like iron. I know you will love yours as much as I love mine. Hugs, Marty

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

A flasher! LOL! Nice tablescape!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Patti Cakes said...

heeheehee!

I went to find more of our favorite paint and wouldn't you know it. Had every color but our bronze. I wondered who else must be reading your blog around these parts. I went back this weekend and there was only two cans on the shelf so I got both.

Ahhhhhhhhh! Was I suppose to be resting???? Ahhhhhhhh! I am! I'm really being good. I left work early; one full hour today. In 9 years I can't remember taking off work except when I had spinal surgery and then I was flat on my back.

I got a new kitchen table cloth too. It's a pretty red and I should probably save it for Thanksgiving. I notice it's already getting dirty. I need to whip this place in shape before gobble gobble day. Well ... maybe I'll just leave it. :-)

Hugs

Cindy said...

HIlarious! Love Tom and your table setting is so wonderfully fall-ish. You must have terrific thrift stores girl!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

LOL! I sitting here with a big smile! Love it all!

P.S. Tom is so sexy!

~~Carol~~ said...

So glad to see that this wasn't a post about Tom Cruise....ackkk! I didn't know what to expect! You're so funny Kammy, and I love your Tom too!

Shelia said...

Oh, Kammy! First let me tell you your photos are gorgeous! You've become quite a photographer! ;)
Oh, that Tom is one manly guy! I can tell he is not going to be any one's Thanksgiving dinner! I love Tom.
Honey, you're the one who's found the treasures. Your dishes are so wonderful. You've set such a beautiful table with them. Love your flatware. Oh, I just love them all!
Now you had better watch that Tom, he's a stinker, I can tell.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wow, great finds, Kammy!

Love the "flasher". The Pfaltzgraf is wonderful!

Laura said...

Great post!
I have known about these dishes for years, but seeing them in your post makes me want them!
The power of suggestion-
Everything looks amazing-

Laura

Jane said...

The table looks lovely....even with a peeping Tom!! Your pictures were fabulous (as always)
Jane

Lori E said...

Okay I don't for one minute believe that you didn't paint it. Really? Huh. I wouldn't have believed it.
I would think half price was pretty good. I guess I give in too easily.

Lori from British Columbia, Canada said...

You have so impressed me with your finds. I too am collecting Pfaltzgraff dishes, but I am not as lucky as you are. Maybe I have to keep my eyes peeled. I get a chuckle out of your Tom. A great addition. Love his boots!

Sandy said...

LOL==peeping tom!! haa Love the turkey, love the table setting, just love it all. Love your blog too!!! Tom is down right adorable.

Sandy said...

PS: I made the chalk board that you did from the previous post. I found an oval framed picture for $1 at Goodwill. Paid more for the paint, but I painted my frame white. Looks awesome. Thanks for great ideas!

Lone Star Queen said...

Love the Pfaltzgraff dishes. I would like to run across a great set like that. Cute table.

The Barnett Family said...

You are too funny.....a flashing Tom!!! Keep the kiddos indoors! Happy Fall to you! Great finds as usual.

Blessings~
Tonya

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Come on over and visit with me. I'm sharing an award with you!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Jenifir said...

Cute post! Love the way you combine all your finds. Daylight does seem the best for photographs. My camera has very limited success with artificial light and I have yet to find a photographer's light at the thrift store but maybe the thrifting fairies will whisper in my ear...

Beverly/My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Be still my heart. I too am in love with your Tom. I cannot believe you found him at at thrift store.
Your tablescape just made my heart pitter-patter. Those dishes were the first dishes I collected after I got married. I had 12 place settings, glasses and every accessory made to match. After I stopped using them for everyday, I used them for Thanksgiving and my fall display for years...then a few years ago got a chance to sell them. Now after seeing your table, I'm wishing I had them.
I am going to be on the hunt for one of those turkeys.

Sherri S said...

Cute a flasher. ;-) I love all the LAYERS you added to this table!!!! And I spy a beautifully decorated hutch in the background too. Cute post, thrifty finds ...I'm lovin' it.

Anita said...

Great table...I love Tom and his shameless flashing makes him all the more.....interesting

Willow said...

Everything is so lovely.I just love this time of the year to decorate.

Willow

Sue said...

Kammy, Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd come visiting and see tom turkey porn! LOL
Love the Pfaltzgraph dishes. They are a classic. Those glasses look like the Arby's goblets from the late 80's. They could be purchased when you bought a certain food item from their menu. I have 12 of them. I also have 12 of their Christmas tumblers. Both were under a dollar apiece, can't remember which one was the more expensive one. Every time Mr. Sullivan went to lunch there, he bought one. He even had his employees picking them up for me!
:-) Sue

New England Girl said...

Haha, he certainly is a hunky, manly fellow! :) I bet he is totally smitten and so happy you scooped him up and brought him home. He looks so perfect on that table! Everything looks beautiful. :)

Patti Cakes said...

Stopped by Kmart today and finally found some towel racks I've been looking for. I'm wondering if i should paint them. :-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful table, Kammy! You're right about those dishes ~ they say Fall to me, too.

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Wow! What a beautiful tablescape. I love the Tom and the three tiered bit!!! Those dishes are so nice and I especially love the coffee urn or pitcher (whatever!!) and things you have too! Everything is so nice--nice match on the glasses and placemats!!

Shirley said...

OHHHHH, I love Tom too!! He has lots of admirers!! Your fall tablescape is just beyond words. Those dishes are perfect for fall. Your photos are beautiful and yes, light is the most important factor!

Stacey said...

Your table is gorgeous! Even a peeping tom...well I never. :)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Kammy!

Oh now woman you have gone and done it! Now I am going to have to go on a wild turkey hunt! I LOVE Tom! Your table looks fantastic! Love everything about it. Your dishes and accessories are just wonderful.

Oh and if you see me nosing around in the background, just ignore me. I am checking out the goodies in your hutch! LOL

Have a great day!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how funny -- I would have taken Tom home too (especially after that flashing!) Wonderful treasures on your table -- it sure looks like a delightful fall at your house.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Kammy, this is truly delightful...just as you are! I love it all, especially all the wonderful colors and of course, Tom!!!! Ha.

Barb ♥

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You set a beautiful and affordable table. Very fun story! I would be smitten with Tom too. Lucky you, he went home with you!
Yvonne

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I love your table set for Thanksgiving with Tom! I also love the dishes. This pattern reminds me of my childhood because my mother had these. Thanks for recalling happy memories. Happy TT to you!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Love your new bo, he is so masculine, you were right, he does flash, but they all have their faults...You sure can find such great buys, much more expensive in Ca. not a lot of good deals, you really have to search them out...Love your tablescape, thanks for sharing it and him...

Kathleen said...

Wow, Tom is a very tawdry turkey for sure...Watch out the night before Tgiving, he may get..well, you know!
Your table is just beautiful..love all the textures and colors AND bargains!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I was thinking Tom is one cool dude, then you reveal he is a flasher! LOL! Good deal on that tureen!

Nice tablescape, neat colors!

Katherine

santamaker said...

You're too funny. Watch that Mr.Tom! Love the way you displayed and photographed your finds, especially your new dishes. They are perfect for the fall...just beautiful!

Dining Delight said...

Excellent post and tablescape!! You kept me in suspense all the way through! Very funny! Seriously, Tom is very handsome and will be very handy. You have found some beautiful things for fabulous prices...wish I was as thrifty of a shopper as you! Your pics are great too!

DD

Mimi said...

I ♥ Tom the Flasher! Your table is gorgeous, and yes, it does speak of fall. I am impressed with the amount of accessories you have collected, they are usually hard to find. Thanks for sharing.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

My eyes! My eyes! ;-)

This is such a cute post, Kammy. And I love that flashing Tom.

I canot believe you did not spraypaint that stand! Do we need to take your temp??? It is still cute, but girl, I'm concerned.

Love your table.

XO,

Sheila :-)

D said...

Great post. Pretty table. Love Tom! Enjoyed it.
D

food with style said...

great pics and i loved your turkey!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Kammy,
girl, you are so much fun! I would love to go thrifting with you! Great deals, darling table and Tom is surely a hunk! Hugs, Cindy

Sandy said...

Great thrift store finds, and yes those dishes do say Fall. And it goes without saying Tom has just charmed me. I think I might have broken down and brought him home too. Thanks for stopping by.
Sandy

Rettabug said...

Your tablescape is soooo wonderfully autumnal, Kammy! Great score on those dishes. Mr. Tom is terrific...I cracked up at the "flasher" picture!! LOL

I love your 3 tiered centerpiece & your goblets ARE a perfect match to your
placemats....serendipity, for sure!

Tammy518 said...

That Tom is a naughty boy, isn't he? So cute!

Great find on those dishes, and they do speak to me too. I like all your pumpkins on the display shelf in the background too. You've a three-tiered server like Susan's that she used this week. Love it!

Lize said...

Lovely post, and you have a great sense of humour!

Erica said...

Thank you for your note on my Blog......I love your table and all your thrift store finds.
Cute Peeping Tom.....:-)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

LOve Tom the flasher! How cute is he!
JUst wanted to drop by to say hello, sweete friend!

Kirby3131 said...

What a hoot! I found myself thinking that I needed to set my table so I could get some photographs like you did. I am especially drawn to the photo with the spoon in the foreground and the wicker mat and placesetting is in focus. Thanks for all of the cool angles.

Mrs. G said...

Love Tom! What a hunk. Your table looks beautiful set with your phalzcraft brown dishes. I used to have that same pattern in the blue. Love the tiered centerpiece too, they seem to be popular today, Susan used one too.
Happy TT.
Hugs,
Sue

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This all says home for Thanksgiving. Your turkey is adorable (I have a thing for turkeys too) and the dishes are just perfect.
Susan

cmluvs2stamp said...

You must have like the best thrift stores in the us or something! Gosh I can't find great stuff at ours. Oh well. Great job! Love the brown of the dishes and your flatware is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Ally0005 said...

Love Tom turkey and your table.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Ally

Maryrose said...

Hi Kammy,
Yes I can see why you are in love with Tom... he is a fine figure of a turkey. Loved your great finds. The brown Pfaltzgraph is so versatile... I love brown and it is always so hard to find. I enjoyed your cute post. Enjoy your day.
Maryrose

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh Kammy how cute he is. No wonder you were so smitten. I loved your entire table and all the photo's thanks for sharing.
I wish I could go thrifting with you. What a smart girl you are. Must know the best places!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful table. Oh I love the place cards too.
Have a Blessed Weekend,
Sherry

Dawn said...

Who would have thought? He looked so prim and proper in his pilgram hat!
Hugs,
Dawn

daylily777 said...

Great Tablescape , great Post!I love tom, too.
~Myrna

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What a cute tablescape! I love the dishes and Tom is cute!

Manuela

Kerrie said...

Great post! I love Tom, too! I just love all of your bargains, way to go! Kerrie

Donna said...

I love Tom the turkey! You do find great buys. The dishes are great too.

christi said...

i love the pinecone centerpiece! thanks for coming by my blog!

dee dee said...

Love it! "tom" is such a ladies man! I also love your thrifty ways! thanks for sharing... Dee Dee

Charlene said...

What a beautiful tablescape! Love that mix of old and new, pieces gathered from here and there--makes it even more lovely that you put it together yourself.

Michelle said...

Hi Kammy! Love the "flasher"! Also love the 3-tier centerpiece, just gorgeous!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh Tom is a super hunk! I love him, even if he does flash. Hey, if you've got it, flaunt it, you know?

And I think Marty is responsible for more than one person indulging a love for dishes!

Lovely table! LOVE that tiered plate. Cass
PS Soapstone comes in basically 4 forms -- dark green with lots of veins, or little veining, and black with lots of veins or little veining. We chose black with little veining -- like a lab table, hahaha.

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

Kammy, I love that Tom. I think he's so cute I may have purchased him the first time around. You created a beautiful table. I love all the colors and Pfaltzgraff Village screams autumn to me too.

Sofia Striffler said...

Nice job on the table. I love the Turkey flasher. Thanks for stopping by and visiting.

emptynester3 said...

Looks great! Thanks for visiting my Tablescape too!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

LOL!! What great finds!! You are lucky...I love the flatware especially. Beautiful table!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Very cute. I think you have much better thrift shops than I have around here. I used to have the blue dishes like your brown ones. My mom had the brown. Your table looks great. Thanks for visiting me today.

Nori said...

I really enjoy your blog and nominated you for a blog award here: http://love-2-create.blogspot.com/2009/11/thank-you.html :o)

Carrie said...

Wow, you have amassed a wonderful collection of Pfaltzgraff dishes...it is such fun to find a pattern you like and them go searching for more to complete the set!
Your fall table is warm and inviting. (I have the same blue-green Libbey goblets.)
Have a great weekend!

Grand Occasions said...

Hi Kammy! Thanks for visiting my blog. Wow, what a wonderful thrift store you have, you've found some real treasures. I love treasure hunting too and by the way I love!!! Tom. It was nice to meet you, please come and visit again soon.
Elizabeth

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

we grew up eating on pfaltzgraff village dishes. thanksgiving was definitely the perfect holiday for that pattern. the table looks lovely!

Eileen said...

Kammy, I loved every detail! Such a pretty Fall tablescape!
And you are too funny!
Very cute!

All the best,
Eileen
PS ~ I'm having a give-away this week.

Susie said...

Hi Kammy,
Thank you so much for commenting on my site. After reading your comment I decided to click on over to your site and wow! I love your blog! You are so talented. And wow do you get things done... I'm envious! Keep up the good work.. and I'm following you now!

Love
Susie

Jacey said...

Better not let Two-Timing Peggy catch a glimpse of Tom or she might turn into Three-Timing Peggy. LOL! Love your dishes. Your table looks gorgeous.

Patti Cakes said...

Took the day off. Cleaned the kitchen and moved a few things around. Painted a red tray black but John came in from the garage and told me he messed it up. He decided he wanted to paint it too. I will look at it tomorrow and see what he has done. :-) Can't leave things alone. LOL

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

83 comments? Wow -- I've never seen that many. I think we're all interested in this flasher turkey. You put together your table so beautifully. Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you come back soon!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

LOL! Funny. How I love this blog...it just whispers "home..you are home.." I love it!

Maria Berg said...

Fun and beautiful I want to sit there and have dinner, MB

Patti Cakes said...

Will be doing some repainting. LOL It's just an old cheap Christmas red tray I found at work and it's been every where, including on the garage floor.

Yes I love my blackberry. I've had it for a while but still learning new things about it. Are there BB classes??

Michelle said...

Kammy-Your table is outstanding, I love the fact that you shared you can find some items and not always spend a fortune, great job, you'd never know. Flasheriffic!!! Thanks for stopping by, appreciate your comments.

Michelle said...

Kammy-Your table is outstanding, I love the fact that you shared you can find some items and not always spend a fortune, great job, you'd never know. Flasheriffic!!! Thanks for stopping by, appreciate your comments.

Martha said...

A nice table and what a great find on a Dept 56 piece -- even $14 wan't bad but $7.50 -- hey --

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Haha! Too Funny! Love it! Those dishes are Amazing and they are great for fall! Love love love them, What a gread find!! Loving Tom to, to cute!! Your pictures are Beautiful!

Thanks for Stopping over to visit me!! Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Sarah said...

Well how perfect that Tom went home to your house! He is a wonderful attention to your beautiful table.
I have to say, I want to shop at your Thrift store. You find amazing finds! ~ Sarah

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Tom is very cute. I love the price...great finds.

Rambling Girl said...

Love all the pictures...I am a picture girl!

Oh and the walk with the doggies are so cute...love the pretty black cat...I have one also.

My Crafty Little Page said...

That Tom...what a turkey! Absolutely darling post, Kammy. Loved it. :)Nancy

xinex said...

Oh you're so funny, Kammy! Your Tom is a cutie and I love your tablescape. My goodness, you really got some good deals here!..Christine

Its So Very Cheri said...

Girl you find the best deals.

I hope you will link up to my Its So Very Creative party when you are up to parties

Cheri