Spider Mums & Oysters & Pearls

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Another vintage table today! Recently I found a set of Homer Laughlin china from the 1950's (found at Goodwill). I fell in love at first sight. The pattern is offically named London but it is also called Spider Mum. The flowers are so funky and fun and PINK. I am not usually the biggest pink fan but I have a few pieces of pink depression that would go nicely with. The china is also edged in platinum. I'm not really sure why I liked that so much but I do. Anyway, I was able to pick up 4 plates, 4 salad plates, 4 bread plates and 4 cups (I'm cheating and using the bread plates as saucers) and the grand total was $12.00. Later, at another thrift store I found the sugar bowl sans a lid. I almost left it there but decided to go ahead and get it (since it was only 50 cents).

I've put a small arrangment of pink roses and lilies in the sugar bowl and elevated it all with a little candle pedistal.

Such a fun and funky pattern!

Beautiful platinum edging really is set off by the cream color of the dishes.

Place setting complete with a burgandy colored napkin and my everyday flatware.

Hand crocheted tablescarf. I should have starched it but I decided to use it at the last minute.

Cream colored candle tapers in pink (color not showing very well in my photos) candle holders.

Oyster & Pearls by Anchor Hocking Candle Holder. I have a few piece in this pattern which was only made in serving pieces.

Oysters & Pearls Divided Dish.

A lovely table for a coffee with friends.

Posting this post to both Susan's Tablescape Thursday & Suzanne's Vintage Thingie Thursday. So many fun posts at these 2 weekly parties!


  1. Niki said...:

    I love the China! Wish my Goodwill had such great stuff. Thanks so much for visiting me.

  1. Lynnie said...:

    OH MY! How beautiful are your dishes! What a fantastic find! Doesn't it take you back when you find such treasures that someone "threw away"? LOVE IT!

  1. I LOVE that dish design...so much fun!

  1. Your dishes are just gorgeous. What a wonderful find. I love your pink pieces with it, so pretty and the crocheted tablecloth is stunning. Beautiful table. Hugs, Marty

  1. Coloradolady said...:

    Beautiful dishes, the pattern on the china is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us today....love it! Have a great VTT!

  1. Gail, those look really nice with your crocheted lace and your pink depression glass! A complete set for 4 was a lucky find!!

  1. Kathleen said...:

    What a bargain, they are lovely! And I am glad you went for the 50 cents for the bowl..makes a great vase..I would have thrown it in for free, I am such a sport!
    I love the crocheted topper. It makes me want to learn!

  1. Maureen said...:

    Oh I love it! Simple and elegant.

  1. Such a lovely tablescape with wonderful finds!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...


    Sheila :-)

  1. Marie said...:

    Beautifully set table. I Just adore those dishes!

  1. Johanna said...:

    You are absolutely right. This grey-pink china pattern with the creamy color and the platinum rim looks really elegant. And so perfect with the rosé glass items. I love the flowers and the burgundy napkins to that. Very nice tablescape.
    Greetings, Johanna

  1. Diann said...:

    Oh I totally LOVE this pattern Gail! Great find! I have never seen it before. You whole table looks so pretty and inviting. I am enjoying "discovering" all the older vintage H. L. dishes! It is so much fun.

  1. Everything looks pretty, and very inviting! Love the table scarf!

  1. Vonlipi said...:

    Such an amazing find! That pattern is so fresh and lovely :)

  1. cindy said...:

    I love the china set.

  1. P. said...:

    What a great pattern! I love the breezy looking spider mums. Beautiful table setting.

  1. Beautiful tablesetting. I love the dishes. Happy VTT!


  1. AshTreeCottage said...:

    What a lovely setting! Happy VTT

    Susan and Bentley

  1. LDH said...:

    Your table looks so very pretty! My favorite piece... the coffee carafe! Lovely!

  1. LV said...:

    You really have a lot of beautiful things. I enjoyed you sowing them to u s. It seem that anything by Homer Laughlin is very popular now.

  1. Mimi said...:

    Gail, your table is gorgeous. I even like those plates, and everyone knows how I feel about pink...it must be the spider mums I am attracted to! The lidless sugar bowl is perfect for flowers. Did you crochet the beautiful table topper?

  1. CC said...:

    I love the dishes, what a beautiful pattern..and ohhh my!!! the crocheted tablecoloth is gorgeous. Happy VTT...

  1. Wow, what a great find at GW. Don't have one in my state...it is such a fun and different pattern. Joni

  1. Love the dishes. So simple and dainty

  1. Sherry said...:

    What a lovely table, so inviting. It would be a wonderful place to sit and stay a while.

  1. Such a pretty china pattern!

    Happy VTT!

  1. Julie Harward said...:

    Just lovely, I wouldn't have passed them by either! Thanks for your visit :D

  1. viridian said...:

    This is a great pattern!!! Very 1950's. Happy VTT.

  1. Tricia said...:

    What a wonderful and different china pattern! I love spider mums -- they remind me of starting school when I was a little girl, as that's when they bloomed where I lived.

  1. This is so pretty! Love the china (from my era) -- great find and you've set your table to perfection -- you know I love pink depression glass!

  1. Sarah said...:

    Great find on those dishes. They are truly lovely and very different. I like the delicate flower. Thanks for sharing this pretty table.

  1. Gail, I agree- these are funky and fun dishes! But set with that beauty of a lace crocheted tablecloth, they look pretty in pink! I would love to come for coffee!

  1. Miss Merry said...:

    Very pretty table! The dishes were a great find - so pretty and so reasonably priced - they are just lovely.

  1. Sherrie said...:

    I love those dishes!! So retro but yet contemporary. I would have bought them in a heart beat. I am drooling over them. Thanks for sharing.

  1. ewenique said...:

    I enjoyed visiting your blog today! Several different pages really causght my attention. Thank you for visiting my blog and have a VTT day! Margaret

  1. FLOWERSHOPGURL said...:

    Hi Gail, Oh nooo, I was at GW and Salvation Army today, bought lots of goodies. I had something similar to your dishes in my hands today and then in my cart...but I made myself put them back...I need to get back there and see if they are still there.. Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my "Vintage Thingies Thursday...Rose Centerpiece". I love the flower pots too! I'm a new follower:)

  1. Sherry said...:

    I love your crocheted table scarf. It is wonderful. Your oyster and pearl divided dish is also just lovely with your dishes. So pretty.

  1. ~~Carol~~ said...:

    It's a really lovely tablesetting, and the pattern on those dishes is really pretty! Love the floral arrangement in the sugar bowl the best!
    Happy VTT!

  1. Beth said...:

    Gail, You got a great buy on that pretty china! Love the depression glass too. Your table is really pretty, Gail. Have a great weekend!
    Blessings, Beth

  1. I love the pattern on the dishes. so very different.

  1. nannykim said...:

    That is quite beautiful!


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