Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tablescape Thursday!!

I finally get to use those pretty blue glasses I bought!! They fit perfect with the colors!
I really like how it all comes to gether!!

Bill how do I shine this pretty glass? I used hot soap and water and she is still a little dingy. Pretty but not shiney!

Hey Yall!! Welcome to Tablescape Thursday. I have to tell you after seeing Bill's fantastic find of silverware from the Goodwill, I ran over there and found these Amherst Wedgwood Dinner plates. There were 7 dinner plates and 2 salad plates for $10.00!!! The replacement cost is $34.99 each!! I was so excited. Then on the way home my car pulled over to a yard sale and I found the cut glass glasses for 25 cents each. I think it turned out beautiful! What do you think? I've looked forward to this all week!!!

Be sure to visit Susan at and enjoy her tablescape and the others she so graciously allows to be listed from her blog!!
God Bless you and have a great day!!!



Hi Lilly,
I LOVE your tablescape!! Blue is my color and those glasses are perfect.
Try soaking the clear glasses in vinegar..that may make them sparkle!
Deb :)

Bill said...

Hi Lilly,
Nicely done. Congratulations on the great find on the beautiful plates!

Deb's right; I was also going to suggest letting white vinegar sit in the glasses overnight to see if that would remove the cloudiness. You can usually feel it with your fingertips. Sometimes it's etched into the glass (usually from having been washed in a dishwasher). Soap sitting in a moist crystal soap dish over time, for example, can cause minerals to leach out of the glass and the surface becomes rough and cloudy. Nothing I know of will fix something like that.

You can usually tell if the cloudiness will come off by scratching it with your fingernail. If it leaves a clear line behind, the vinegar trick might help. Some people also try filling the glasses with water and dropping in a denture tablet ... then soaking overnight. So if you know someone who has dentures .... glad I don't have them ... yet!

P.S. The cake stands in the center of the table are beautiful! Are they new or vintage?

susan said...

Lilly--Are you sure Bill is a good influence on you? :) You got some great deals and I love your blue glasses! Beautiful! I bet the vinegar will do the trick!

Carolyn said...

Hi Lilly,

I can see why you were excited you got such lovely bargains!
I love the cut glasses.

Take care,


Tina said...

Just beautiful!

Dining Delight said...

Great finds! Your new plates and glasses are very pretty. My fav are the blue stemware, very lovely! Did you try running your clear glasses through the dishwasher? For the price you paid, it might be worthwhile to give it a try if the vinegar doesn't work.


Grits414 said...

Great finds! Love the blue glasses!!!

Mary said...

Lilly, you have set a beautiful table in blue! The goblets are great...I think they add pizzazz to the gorgeous did luck out on those! GW isn't always good to me, but I did find a table that was exactly what I wanted for my sewing machine. I also have some cut glass goblets that nothing works on, so I just put iced tea in them, and no one notices the cloudiness! Happy TT! Mary

Anonymous said...

I think you hit the mother lode! Wow. I am impressed and very pleased to meet you..

Tootsie said...

blue is a great color!!! Your table looks beautiful! thanks for the prayers for my dad!

Kathleen said...

What great finds! I love those glasses!
Thanks for visiting..
And yes, vinegar should work!

Captured by Love said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I like your pretty blue tablescape - blue is about my favorite color for things in the kitchen (aka: dishes! =)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is very very pretty - hope you get your goblets to shine to your satisfactioon - but everything looks lovely! Love the pretty blues.

xinex said...

Very pretty! Love the colors!....Christie

Maggie B said...

Hi Lilly,
I love that you have a car that pulls up to garage sales automatically! Love your plates & glasses, have you tried washing the glasses in a solution of warm water & vinegar?
Thanks for visiting Normandy, I hope you'll pop over again soon.

marty39 said...

Your new dishes are stunning. I love them and what a wonderful find. The blue glasses are just perfect. Such a beautiful tablescape. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...


Your table is so pretty & elegant. I love it!! And if you do what Bill says, those glasses will be the star of all your tablescapes!!! They remind me of the two Waterford glasses we received as a gift. So lovely. And I like the blue plates (what a steal) and the blue glasses are perfect!!

Thanks for coming by my place, Lilly and stop in any time!!


Rebecca said...

I'm LOVIN' the blue, Lilly...GREAT FINDS!

Doesn't it do your heart good to find a wonderful deal and save all that hard-earned CASH????

Whoo Hoo for you!


~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hello Lilly~ ~ ~I am so glad you stopped by it's so nice to meet you.
I love your table. What wonderful buys you got, the tone of the blues looks perfect together.

On the glass, you might want to try H2o2, Hydrogen peroxide. I get it at Walmart. I had a stained dinner plate last week, it was white and I put red beet eggs on the plate and the red would not come out of the crazing. I poured H2o2 on the plate and let it sit overnight and all the red was gone!
Don't know how it will work on minerals but Hey, it won't hurt to try.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty! What a steal on the china, love it! I also like the blue glasses, and the cut glass glasses from the garage sale! I hope you get them sparkling soon, good advice from others. I was going to suggest using lemon juice and baking soda. Let us know what works.


Zoey said...

Hi Lily,
What great finds! Those dinner plates are just wonderful. I would have bought them, too.

I have the same glasses. After soaking in vinegar try to use a clean toothbrush to get between those crevices.

Lady Katherine said...

Love the plates you got a great deal! Wow, are those cake plates I think bubble pattern? I love to see a close up. Love the crystal! Good luck getting it to sparkle.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lilly, what beautiful china; what a beautiful tablescape; and what amazing bargains! I'm so glad I went back to see this post. As usual, I'm having trouble keeping up with my blog reading. laurie