Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Snowmen melt my heart…………………….

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Plates – Onieda from Kohls  – clearance after X-mas sale 2008

Mittens and salt and pepper shakers – Pennys after X-mas sale 2008

Glasses – GW a couple of weeks ago – 50 cents each

Linen – Pennys after X-mas sale 2008

Thrift Store Dishes……Dang that Dish Fairy !!

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That Dang Dish Fairy !!! I do not need any dishes – as is I am really out of room…..She made me buy the Home Laughlin Romance (made around 1950) a set of 8 – minus 1 teacup for $25 bucks and the everyday Better Homes and Gardens (yes, I know they sell it at Wally World..) for about $10 bucks. 

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/

Hugs ~ Kammy

57 comments:

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I also have a weakness for snowmen, I used to put up a small tree in the den of just all kinds of small snowmen, so cute, thanks for sharing, and yes the dish fairy makes me buy dishes too, you can run but you just can't hide...

Beverly said...

Love the snowmen!

Christie said...

I love the snowpeople salt and pepper shakers and the way you put the flatware into the mitten is a great idea! I really like the thrifty blue dinnerware too.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

I LOVVVVVVVVVVVE you snowmen. The little salt/pepper is too adorable. What a fun table setting. I seem to be collecting more dishes of late myself. Now my kitchen is TINY. WHERE in the world do I think I'm going to store this stuff? LOL

Marydon Ford said...

What cuties those lil' fellas are, Kammy! Love your dishes, also.
TTFN ~Marydon

salmagundi said...

Yes, that dang dish fairy makes us buy dishes we don't need all of the time. Guess it's better than other vices! Have a great week. Sally

Robert Walker said...

Just found your blog! Great shots!

Lori E said...

What if someone broke into your house and stole half your dishes. Then it would be a really good thing that you had some extras right. Good.

Chari said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Ahhh...I love snowmen too! They are my favorite Christmasy thing! I have been collecting them for awhile now! Girlfriend, I just love your pretty snowmen plates...love that bright red and green together!!! It's just so festive and cheery!!! What beautiful place settings!!! Simply adorable!!!

Okay, Girl....you really must give me the name and number of your dish fairy!!! She's awesome!!! Hehe!!! Love that set of Christmas china in the soft aqua!!! Ohhhh...I can see a fabulous tablescape in the making here!!! So happy for you...what great treasure finds!!! Seriously...you must share where you are finding all of your pretties! I'm always up in Ft. Collins shopping! Hehe!

I think I've just spent the last half hour "catching up" on the posts that I've missed at your place! Ohhhh...I love your Christmas tree with the pretty peppermint twist plates!!! I think I need one like that! I also loved your fabulous Thanksgiving table...it was gorgeous, my friend!!! I do hope that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Hugs and warmest wishes, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

So cute Kammy! I love the mitten for the flatware and the china is so Christmasey and fun! I have the dinner plates from the Wal-Mart ones but boy you got a better deal! The other china is just really pretty! Great job, so fun too! Cindy

Jane said...

It's all looking very festive. Love the dishes...that dish fairy did you a favor making you buy those beautiful dishes!

Eileen said...

Nice post! I'm loving your snowmen, especially the salt & pepper shakers, so cute!! They make me smile!

And how could you NOT buy those dishes? So pretty and such a bargain! My husband asks me all the time "Where are you going to put all these dishes?!", and I say "When you love something you find the room for it!" (It's time to clear out a cupboard.)
Enjoy!
All the best to you, Eileen

Shelia said...

Hi Kammy! Oh, I love your little snowmen and your table setting is adorable.
Oh, I do understand that dish fairy is a booger! :) Love those pretty dishes.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

New England Girl said...

I am just like you: I adore snowmen! They are so cute. Snowmen and penguins... always get to me and always warm my heart. :) I especially love them when they pop up in holiday themed decorations. Nothing is better than a cheerful snowman or penguin. :)

Patti Cakes said...

She needs to stop twisting your arm! Darn her!

Oh I like the snowmen! Love the salt and pepper shakers.

Hugs

Marie said...

Love your snowmen! The dishes the dish fairy made you buy are so pretty.

Kerrie said...

Everything is just beautiful! I love it

xinex said...

OMG Kammy, I can't believe you got that Homer Laughlin dinnerware for $25. I have the same set and I sure paid a lot more than that and I thought I got a good deal. I love your tablescape, love the snowmen...Christine

Patti said...

Your salt and pepper shakers made me laugh...they are so cute!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

HI Kammy!

Those Laughlin dishes were a STEAL. I love the colors. And your snowman collection, so cute. I love the mittens used as flatware carry's. And cheap, I know Dollar Tree carries mittens. Good ideas! Thankyou! I appreciate you dropping by Bloggeritaville and linking up to TT. And thanks for visiting everyone, you are always so good about that! Thanks!
Leigh Bratina
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

I just heard a whimper! Oh, that was me when I came across your blue/aqua thrift store dishes. Just what I have been looking for. Okay, maybe some day!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Amy said...

Wow...I love all of your dishes. I go a little crazy for dishes also and how nice to use those 2008 after Christmas sale finds.

Diann said...

Hi Kammy!

That Dish Fairy moves quick between us all doesn't she? LOL She has no mercy!

I love all the dishes you are showing today. I really love the Homer Laughlin set. Beautiful!

Heidi said...

Cute! Those snowmen and mittens are adorable! What a festive, casual table, just right for after a day playing in the snow.
Your dish "finds" are terrific. You're a good bargain hunter!
Hope you'll come by for a visit sometime.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

ellen b said...

Hi Kammy! Your table just makes me smile. So darn cute. Love those little gloves with the silverware in them! What a great idea...
Blessings...

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

I so love the mitten you used!! What a great idea--it is darling. Love the snowmen too. AND the dish fairy does have great taste!! I think she has bothered me upon occasion.

Anita said...

Snowmen speak to my heart. I would marry one, if I wasn't already happily married and if I didn't have to worry about him melting. Love your tablesetting.

once in a blue moon... said...

those mittens are the cats meow!

alittlefrenchloven said...

Hello Ms. Kammy! Thanks for stopping by my blog with your sweet comments! I love all your dishes, I especially love the little glove for the utensils... super cute idea!
Michelle

Teri said...

Your snowmen are so cute! I love the flatware in the little mittens. Great idea!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your table setting is so cute, I love snowmen. I'm so glad you explained about the dish fairy too, I was beginning to think there was something wrong with me (over my unending desire for another set of dishes), now I know who to blame :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Lize said...

Kammy,

Your snowmen are so cute, and I love the glove idea. Now I only wish there was a 'miniature' thrift store! If there was I would have considered that fairy my dearest companion!

Great Tablescape and an excellent sense of humour!

Julie said...

Hi Kammy, Love all your snowmen.... Know what you mean about not enough room... I think I need a House just to store the things I love... Love Love Love the little snowmen salt and pepper...Everything is perfection... Merry Christmas
xoxo
Julie

Joyce said...

I love the snowmen and the little mittens are adorable. Now the blue dish set is one I would love to own. That dish fairy seems to be visiting a whole lot of blog gals this past year:) Glad to see you are having fun decorating. I still love your blog photo and see that you are having more and more fun with your new camera too.
Joyce

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty -- and I love your new dishes too! I'm running out of dish space too -- they're EVERYWHERE!

Sandy said...

Love the snowmen. You are one lucky lady to have found all that on sale. I also love what the dish fairy made you buy.She folloows me all the time. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you at Marty's Friday.
Sandy

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hahaha...I think that darn dish fairy has been to my house one too many times! Your dishes are lovely! What a beautiful place setting, loved the mitten. I made some mitten salt dough ornaments for next week...but I love how your silverware fits inside! Everything is beautiful and your new dishes are going to be fun to play with too!
Great post!
Debbie

Tammy518 said...

Pretty table with the snowmen, and I love your new dishes also. Hope you're doing well, and that you had a nice Thanksgiving!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Oh, you do crack me up! First, I love those little mittens that you slipped the flatware into...adorable. The snowman theme is very cute too. How could you pass up that set of vintage dishes...I couldn't...you did the right thing, where ever they wind up. Just think of the wonderful tablescape you can come up with in a turquoise blue theme. Fabulous!!
Susan

Mimi said...

Kammy, that is the cutest table...love the little mittens you have the silverware in...but those snowmen dishes are what makes the table.

Mimi said...

Oops, forgot to tell you how much I feel the pain of being "forced" into buying more dishes! I have the same problem...no storage but I keep buying! It is called having a serious dishease. The pale blue are beautiful and I am looking forward to seeing them in a future TT!

Kathleen said...

The elves are messing with my puter..I was here last night but couldn't comment..
They must be related to the dish fairy who made you buy those pretty dishes!
I think I saw WHITE Napkins..so they cleaned up well?
Love that cute little setting with the mitten!
Love your snowmen...I do the powder room with snowmen..my gkids count them to make sure I put them all out!
If you are afraid of snowmen the way some people are afraid of clowns..don't use my powder room..:)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love that table, Kammy!!!

What a deal on the Homer Laughlin!! Wallyworld dishes are mighty fine, especially when you get 'em for $10.:-)

Darlene said...

I LOVE all of your snowmen on your tablescape. Just beautiful!! I have a weakness for snowmen too.♥

concretenprimroses said...

Lovely dishes!
Kathy

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh I love the snowmen! I would love to have some solid red and white dishes. Wish the fairy would visit here and leave some. I love the mittens holding the flatware.
Thanks for sharing this.
I really enjoyed it.
Have a great day,
Sherry

Dining Delight said...

Gotta love that dish fairy....or is it really the dish devil? No way! Love your snowmen and all the dishes!

DD

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

This is so cute! I love the flatware in the mitten, I would never have thought of that. I bet a stocking would be cute too. Thanks for the ideas!!!

christi said...

i LOVE snowmen and collect them too! adorable!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

NO! I did not know that gingerbread men had an onery streak in them! No one ever told me that..and I have them all over my house! :) Maybe..I should leave them under that glass instead of hanging them under the chandelier! I mean..right over the dining room table..they could cause havoc there in nothing flat!
:):):)
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What beautiful pictures and such Christmasy delights! Snowmen. I have a collection I should display.
I love yours!
So beautiful laid out and displayed.
(I need a new camera!) LOL Your photo's are gorgeous!
Mona

pk said...

pk @ Room Remix
The silverware in the mitten is such a cute idea! Have a good weekend...

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love your tablescape & all the snowmen. My favorite thing is the mittens though. CUTE!!!! And I have the same problem with that dang dish fairy. I just scored a set of moss rose china, service for 8 for $10.00. Only thing missing are the tea cups and most of the bowls. But I don't care. They are still sitting in the middle of my family room as I have nowhere to store them yet.

Thanks for visiting my cloche post & leaving me a comment.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a cute snowmen collection you have! Those dishes are adorable too!

I hope that dish fairy stays on the mountain in Colorado, and away from here in FL, I also have way too many dishes!

Katherine

Linda Q said...

Hi Kammy,
Oh this is darling with the snowmen and love the mitten idea for the flatware, to cute.
Wow, you found some more pretty dishes, I know like we need them huh? But can't resist sometimes.
Hugs, Linda

The Barnett Family said...

Don't ya just hate that Dish Fairy.....she has made me buy sooo many things that I did not REALLY need. hehe Gotta blame someone, right??? Love the mitten...too cute of an idea! Happy Holidays!!

Blessings~
Tonya

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Kammy, your snowmen are so dang cute! I love them! The mitten flatware holders are adorable! Who ever has enough room for dishes?!

cheers!
Tina