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Beautiful Table Settings with Thrifted Finds – Thrifty Style Team

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Beautiful Table Settings with Thrifted Finds – Thrifty Style Team

Hopefully you love visiting thrift stores as much as we do. Even while vacationing we manage to shop thrift stores and antique malls. Last week while on a Florida beach vacation and visiting with my bestie, Bambi, we managed to bring home a great haul. The thrift stores really seemed to be bigger, better and over-all less expensive. What I want to share today is my fabulous score on a partial set of antique ironstone dishes. I will also share how to use these beautiful table settings with thrifted finds.

Timing could not be more perfect as today we are joining our Thrifty Style Team friends. We each showcase our individual thrifty style. Needless to say, thrifty is fabulous – not boring. You can see their great ideas at the end of this post.

Thrift Store Score

Even though I purchased “tons of stuff” according to Honey Bee, today is all about these octagon dishes.

As you can see, each piece was .99¢. Sadly, there were only five salad plates, five salad bowls and one large vegetable bowl. So a little less than $11.00 for ironstone dinnerware.

They are slightly heavy pieces and I just fell in love with the shape.

Always look on the bottom for makers mark and information. This mark by Johnson Brothers cued me in that these dishes might be antique. 

Once I returned home, I began an online search. Immediately I discovered that the dishes are indeed antique and the pattern name is Heritage White. But this isn’t even the best part! On the Replacements website, I learned that this is what they are selling my same pieces for!!!

Salad Plate

Cereal Bowl

Vegetable Bowl

So, if you are keeping a tally:

  • Me                            $     10.89
  • Replacements             299.89
  • Potential Profit  $ 289.00   😍

This is why Jenn and I love thrifting so much! You never know what you will discover or buried treasure you will find.

I couldn’t wait to play with my other fabulous thrifted plates and dishes. Mixing different dishes and patterns is one of my favorite ways to create an eclectic and beautiful table setting. 

In the photo below, every single piece was a thrift store find. See how lovely the octagon plate looks when layered.

For this example, every piece is thrifted except for the cute pink egg. It was a Dollar Spot score last year for $1.00 each.

Last year I created this Pretty in Pink tablescape for Spring and Easter. My inspiration came when I found these rose plates for just $1.00 each at an antique booth.

Pretty in Pink Spring Tablescape

Other thrifty items are the candlesticks, pink glasses, pink napkins, DIY painted books and Oui™ yogurt jars as mini vases.

Pretty in Pink Spring Tablescape

My sincerest wish is that you have been inspired in some small way today. Hopefully you are heading out to your closest thrift shop right now! 

Jenn and I would love to see your latest thrift scores. We will be sharing more of our haul with you over the next couple of weeks!

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11 Comments

  1. I’m feeling a little guilty now for all the plates I’ve smashed for mosaics. I sure hope I didn’t shatter anything that was worth more than the buck I probably paid for it!

  2. I love all your thrifted dishes!! I love collecting too, and found ironstone octagon dinner plates years ago. I recently broke one and was very upset, but I only paid $.99 for it 😊

  3. Your thrifted finds are just absolutely stunning! You two have he prettiest ideas when I visit your blog. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. I’m definitely inspired! I have a thing for blue and white dishes so that table setting is right up my alley! I have a pretty good little collection of blue and white plates, but it’s been awhile since I’ve found any at our local thrift store because they’re getting to be so popular. Great finds!

  5. Wow! What a great find! These are gorgeous! I’m so glad I get to team up with you ladies each month! It’s always so neat to see the fun to see your beautiful finds! xoxo

  6. Oh my gosh! I am feeling like such an antique right now but I chose those dishes as my everyday china when I got married way back in 1974! Sadly, I left them with the ex and I took all the good china. But looking at those prices on Replacements, I didn’t make a wise choice! I am going to start looking for them at thrift stores, etc. as I have always loved that pattern.

  7. This is incredible you guys!!! Great tips for everyone. And I adore your combinations!!

  8. Love these thrifted finds so much, ladies! And gosh, what a steal of a price too. It’s always fun to see what you guys bring home from the beach. It’s like a little peek into your shopping carts. I love it! Hugs, CoCo

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