11.11.2012

French Plates

Do you ever have one of those days that you just need to get out of the house and drive somewhere? I had one of those days last week. It was finally sunny and gorgeous out after several cloudy and windy days. I wasn't sure where I was going, but I ended up at a little antique shop that I haven't been to in awhile.

I was just walking around in the store not looking for anything specific.
 
I wasn't really seeing anything that jumped out at me either.
I was going down the last aisle and glanced in a booth and spied these plates on a bottom shelf.
Of course I had to take a closer look. They were very pretty rimmed in gold. The tag read $56 for eight plates. Not a bad price.
A separate tag said two plates have small chips. This is the largest one.
The tag also read Haviland France plates. 
The best part was a sign in the booth that said everything was 40% off.
SCORE!

These will be appearing in a tablescape soon.
Thanks to all our veterans who have served our country.
Happy Veterans Day

51 comments:

  1. Those are pretty! They remind me of a set my Mom gave me with silver rims...from Poland. I have 4-5 sets of good china, and really not another place to put anything.

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  2. What a great deal you got. 40% off, you should be jumping with joy:)

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  3. Pretty plates, I really like the scalloped edge. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Beautiful plates...beautiful price! Congratulations!
    Nancy

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  5. They are so pretty and will go with so many other styles. Great price too. Have a great day.

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  6. What a score!!Looking forward to your tablescape!

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  7. Very pretty French plates and at a great price! Looking forward to the tablescape.

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  8. Beautiful find Kim! LOVE the white with a bit of gold.I know your tablescape will look amazing with these!
    xx
    Anne

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  9. Lovely plates, Kim! What a wonderful find!

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  10. Ooh la la! Those are some beautiful plates! Great find!

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  11. Oh, I love those! Simply gorgeous!

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  12. They are so beautiful in their simplicity Kim....great find!

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  13. Kim, those are a wonderful find. They will coordinate with so many other dishes. Very pretty!

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  14. Kim - Lovely dishes - great buy.

    Judy

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  15. Always feels good to hit the jackpot doesn't it?

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  16. Beautiful and timeless china Kim. I have been fortunate to find two large pieces of Limoges from France lately. xo, Olive

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  17. They would be very pretty gracing your table at Thanksgiving or Christmas, Kim.
    Brenda

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  18. Very pretty plates, and a good deal too.

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  19. What pretty plates Kim, great find! I love days like those where you just stroll through a shop...no rush...nothing particular in mind! So much fun, especially when you end up finding something GREAT for a STEAL!
    Looking forward to seeing the tablescape :)
    Cindy

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  20. Pretty plates Kim, can't wait to see them in your tablescape!

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  21. Beautiful plates that go with everything. I'm sure you'll have fun mixing and matching with them.
    Mary Alice

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  22. Kim, this was a terrific find. These plates will come in handy for salad, desserts, parties, ........... Great deal!!!

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  23. beautiful plates and such a great buy!!!!

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  24. I love the little ruffled edges on the plates...bet that's why you were drawn to them.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  25. I need those plates! I have been looking for forever! I think I need to get out more.
    I cannot wait to see you style them!
    Thank you so much for stopping by and helping me with the Library.


    xo

    Andie

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  26. HI Kimmie! Oh, what beautiful plates you found!
    I'm sure you'll put together a lovely table with them.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  27. What a great deal you got! So happy for you! We have some but they aren't as pretty as these in my shop for $500.00! You did hit the jackpot! Can't wait to see the tablescape!

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  28. They're beautiful, Kim. Love the simple design.

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  29. Those are gorgeous and quite a score.

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  30. Kim,
    I love them and use plates nearly identical every holiday season!~R

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  31. I'd be asking about that quilt under those beautiful plates! ;) Great find, Kim! blessings ~ tanan

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  32. hmmmm... apparently I can't spell my name! LOL!

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  33. Wow! Score is right! So versatile. They will be great for Christmas.

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  34. Well...not only did you score...you got the extra points....the ball sailed right through the goal posts....Love them!!!...They are gorgeous and so versatile!!...Can't wait to see the on the table!

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  35. Such beautiful, simple plates. Score!

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  36. Great score! I have an entire set, every kind of plate, bowl, platter, you name it. It's from my 86 year old mom, who's been collecting it all her life and I just love it :)

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  37. Same here! We got our set of Haviland from my husbands family. I never use them because they are so special. As you found out, you can get some awesome deals on china these days, because the younger set just hasn't found them as special as we do. Truly beautiful!

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  38. I know what you mean about getting out. I tend to be a hermit and I think my inspiration is suffering. I may just have to take a trip to my antique mall this week. Love your dishes of course...you are a lucky girl!

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  39. Oh wow that is one awesome find! I would have brought them home with me too!

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  40. Kim,
    What a find! Those will be so pretty with almost any table setting.
    Karen

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  41. Great plates, Kim. Love the saclloped edge. What a find I love anything French.

    Cynthia

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  42. Beautiful plates...you can never have too many to mix and match!

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  43. Definitely a score at that price, Kim. :)

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  44. I love French Limoges plates! I have to admit I'm always on Etsy searching for new listings... they have quite a few listings of coordinating pieces for the plates you just purchased actually. Just search Haviland Limoges or Haviland France. Of course, you've probably already done just that! And don't worry, I'm more of a pink and silver girl... won't be fighting you for the gold rimmed pieces ;)

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  45. Just love a great find at an even greater price! Love your new plates.

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  46. Love your plates, Kim. My mom has a set from her mom. Who doesn't love a good family heirloom? I made sure to register for fine china with gold rims as well so I can mix and match. Thanks for sharing, liz

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  47. I can't tell you how many times I have thought to send you a picture of something you have posted about that I have, too. It is absolutely spooky.... In this case, I have a set of about 20 of these plates, signed Haviland Limoges France also. They were my Mother's and I treasure them. Mine are plain white without the gold rim, but they have the same scallopy edge. I think mine were considered blanks and they were more often painted rather than left plain. Hope you enjoy them for a long time! Erin

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  48. Kim, those are so pretty. I'm the kind of person that would have walked right by those plates and not seen them. Some people have all the luck! I'm sure they'll be beautiful in your tablescape. Can't wait to see it!
    Debbie

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