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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pinkqua Tablescape

I bought a beautiful set of aqua dishes at a yard sale last Friday

They are marked Lifetime China Co ...Alliance Ohio....Gold Crown...

I kept looking at them...thinking..the last thing I need is 50 more dishes to store!  But,....I do a lot of table scapes for my blog...finally the lady came over and said I could have them all for $15!!  What could I do???      SOLD!
There are seven pieces in a place setting and there are four complete settings.....a platter, cream and sugar, and lots of extra pieces. 
I used some vintage pillow cases folded in half for the place mats....

Gold silverware...
This is a tea set that belonged to my mother...the lid to the sugar bowl is gone, but I still love it! 
I used a large crocheted tablecloth...

This is a beautiful rose butter dish....I think these little crystal holders that keep the butter knife from touching the tablecloth are so sweet!

This is the floral design that I put on the buffet...

I have displayed assorted pink and aqua dishes on the buffet....a vintage clock under a cloche...

There were two extra creamers in the set.  I showed you the large one earlier with the $25 sticker on it.  There is also a matching sugar and creamer that is in my Tea Time post..

Til next time...


  1. Made in America - great! Time for a 50's party!

  2. Those dishes are absolutely gorgeous Penny!!!

  3. Your tablescape is gorgeous as usual and the aqua dishes are wonderful.

  4. Me again... playing catch up!!
    As i said before, this set of dishes is stunning!!
    Your Mother's tea set is lovely! I really love how you used the pillow cases for place mats!! So smart! Your centerpiece on the Buffet is spectacular! And I adore your aqua and pink fiesta ware pitchers!!
    I did not know that fiestaware came in those colors!!
    I am hoping to go to some yard sales after work on Saturday morning. I started walking at work for about 15 minutes up and down the halls but that was a mistake because i guess it was too much impact on my knee because my knee has been very swollen and painful so I better just stick to my stationary bike. I want to be sure that i can walk okay before going yard saling!!LOL!


  5. Thanks for biting the bullet and buying them so you could tablescape for us! I think it was money well spent! :)

  6. Your tablescape is beautiful and those aqua dishes couldn't be more gorgeous, I'm coveting them! I also love the pretty crocheted tablecloth, just my fav! Your mother's teaset is to die for...ok, I love it all!

  7. Oh my, girl..... Such GORGEOUS colors.... I bet you just drool every day....!

    hugs xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  8. Stunning, Penny! I am trying to pick a favorite, but everything looks so beautiful - but the butter dish sticks in my mind ;-)

  9. These dishes are gorgeous! When I first saw them,I knew that they had to be Homer Laughlin. My post explains a litte bit about why HL dishes often have different company names on the back.
    I also found this online, which backs up what I had posted on my blog:
    Lifetime China based in Alliance, Ohio, was one of the sales organizations of the Cunningham & Pickett Group of Alliance Ohio. Lifetime was a distributor of dinnerware, not a manufacturer. Their products were distributed from 1953 through 1968, with most of these being made by the Homer Laughlin China Company. Most Lifetime China china bares a pattern name as part of the backstamp, making identification easy.
    Lovely, and quite a find! Beautiful table!

  10. Love those dishes. And the tablecloth and the chair back covers.. and the buffet.. Oh I do love this all. You certainly found a treasure. Happy Memorial Day. xo marlis

  11. I LOVE the dishes you got for $25.....I would have bought those too in a heartbeat! I too am running out of storage for the dishes I have. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Hi Penny,
    This is adorable. I am so jealous of your new finds.

    Aqua is new fave at D´Box but too hard to find the perfect one.

    Happy Thursday.
    /CC girl

  13. Your aqua and white china is so lovely and what a great find. The pastel colors with each place setting is wonderful. I really like how you coodinated the colors of your vignette on the buffet. Have a terrific weekend!


  14. I bought a serving platter in this same design off the clearance table of a local antiques store recently. Wish I had your dishes to go with it. Aqua is my favorite color. These are simply beautiful!!

  15. Beautiful china! I love the lovely colors...Christine

  16. Oh, I love it! Aqua is a favourite colour of mine and pink goes so well with it. Thanks for sharing at my HOME and have a lovely Memorial Day weekend.


  17. Ohhhh Pink & Aqua!!! My favorites! Gorgeous dishes and wonderful photos. Beautiful beautiful beautiful.

  18. What a beautiful setting! You did great to find all those gorgeous pieces!

  19. Penny, what a find! I adore aqua and would have snatched them up in one big hurry. What a fantastic price too. Love how you have used the vintage pillowcases. Great displays too. Thanks for sharing your new treasure with SYC.

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  21. So much thought and care obviously went into your lovely table setting. Its so pretty, I'd love the have a meal there!

  22. How gorgeous your table is and I love your pretty dishes! :) I'm coveting just a little bit.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  23. What a great find, Penny - and the dishes are so pretty :) ~Pernilla

  24. This is so uncanny!! I was researching a sugar bowl today and this pattern popped up! I thought it was so pretty!! And now here I am looking at your beautiful tablescape where they are the star!! Simply beautiful. I love the color. Aqua seems to be my new fav color ;)
    $15 of course you couldn't pass them up! It was meant to be :)

  25. What a gorgeous set! Can't believe what you paid!

  26. I love your pretty table...lovely china in the prettiest aqua with pretty pink accents...what is prettier?

    Everything in the room is lovely!
    ♥ Jil

  27. Penny, your table is so pretty! What a deal on the beautiful china! I love how you have mixed in other pieces- even your mother's lovely tea set. I never thought to use vintage pillowcases for placemats. So pretty. I love this post and all the photos.

    Have a very blessed day.
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

  28. I've seen those dishes at thrift shops before and am always drawn to the lovely aqua color with the gold accents. You got a heck of a deal on that set and your tablescape is simply gorgeous!

  29. Gorgeous! I love that hue of aqua - so pretty ! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspired!! Your table setting is so inviting and lovely!

  30. Hello Penny, love this tablescape - the colors of the china are beautiful! Perfect for spring/summer! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursay,

  31. This is beautiful-That set was a real find- that is one of my favorite color blues! I'm so jealous!
    All your little details are just perfection!

  32. Wow - love this tablescape - so gorgeous!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!


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