Clover Blossoms ~ Pink Saturday

Saturday, January 8, 2011

No clover in bloom at Faithfulness Farm today. In fact they are calling for 10+ inches of snow. You have to love January! In the Victorian language of flowers, clover blossoms mean Be Mine....isn't that just perfect for this time of year?!

Last summer I found 4 place settings of Federal's Clover Blossom dishes. I was in love. They were still in the boxes they came in and in pristine condition (you can see them here). They instantly became a favorite. Everytime I opened my dish closet, I would think, *I wish I had more of those*. My thought was I'd use them for my everyday breakfast dishes. I did find a piece here and there at the thrifty stores but they were always in very worn shape and I passed on them. Early in the fall I took the leap and put the dishes in my kitchen cupboard and started using them as our breakfast set.

As part of my New Year organizing blitz, I have been avoiding shopping at the thrifty shops. I did have a box to drop off there this week and decided to go ahead and take a quick stroll through. I was pretty proud when I found myself heading for the exit with NOTHING. Then my eye spied a box......I peek in and saw a complete set for 8 of my Clover Blossom dishes. Asking price only $5.00 so they were going home with me although I couldn't see much of their condition.


The condition was as pristine as my little set that has lived life in the original boxes.

Now I have breakfast dishes for 12 ....anyone want to come to breakfast?


Sharing at Pink Saturday, Favorite Things and Suzanne's Vintage Thingie Thursday!

36 comments:

  1. Faith said...:

    Don't you just love when that happens? If you were searching for this you would not have found it..How good your coffee or tea looks in the pretty cup....

  1. Shelley said...:

    We're forecasted 10+ inches in our little corner of WY, too :) Love your pretty dishes - how fun to find them for such a great price...

  1. Sharon said...:

    Hello Gail :)

    How pretty! I am going to have to pick up a book on the language of flowers soon :) I love how the victorians made things so special.

    I had to smile about your thrifting vow. I too am trying not to shop as often at the Thrift and always find myself looking when I drop things off :)

    Have a blessed weekend!

    Sharon

  1. How neat that you found more of these sweet dishes! I really like the pattern! I know it must be hard not to buy at the thrift stores...there is ALWAYS something and the prices are the best! This was your lucky day, Gail!

    Stay warm ans dry this weekend! ;-D

    XO,
    Jane

  1. Pam said...:

    Well, you had to buy them at that price! I had never seen that pattern before, but it is perfect for breakfast ware. Sounds like a good day to stay inside and read.

  1. Love it Gail! Same thing happened with my holly Christmas dishes, when it's meant to be, it's meant to be-enjoy:@)

  1. Dani said...:

    pretty dishes...isn't that something when you just happen to find what you're looking for? and what a great price!

  1. Nancy said...:

    I think those dishes were meant for you and just waiting for you to find them there! Great story!

    Nancy

  1. farmlady said...:

    It was just fate that you walked into that thrift store and those dishes were there. What a wonderful story.

  1. Patty Sumner said...:

    I would love to come for breakfast, if only......I were closer. I love the dishes, they are absolutely beautiful! To think, you now have a 12 piece setting. That is great and to think it came to you when you least expected it. That is truly the way the Lord works.....Blessings!

  1. Diann said...:

    What an awesome find Gail! They are beautiful and they were a great price. Way to go thrifting!

  1. Hi! Thanks so much for coming over to my new blog! I have added you to follow now too! I would say you are one lucky chickie yourself! Aren't you glad you lingered for just a bit in that thrift store? I bet you are reconsidering that bit about not thrifting so much. LOL! Congrats on your wonderful find! They are wonderful, and I'd be happy to join you for breakfast!

  1. Kathleen said...:

    I'll come! Such pretty dishes! Snowing here...

  1. Johanna said...:

    Hello Gail,
    what a nice find. This sets are so beautiful, I would love to come for breakfast.
    Greetings, Johanna

  1. Terri said...:

    Gail, I'll come in tommorrow morning for breakfast. I'll bring homemade biscuits and jam; you just have some coffee brewing and those love pretty pink clover blossom cups and dishes set out for me to see. Imagination and our thought patterns (some of us are really being led today as my blog post surfaces these same meanings), -- I know you'll know where I am coming from when I say -- Your thoughts and your words and your actions; He leads -- You were meant to have those other dishes and a way of God telling you -- What is in your hand; continue to use your talents and your generosity and your messages of Jesus and I am sure you will continued to be blessed as Holy Spirit leads you to other treasures. Please tell us more. Terri -- morningdewdrops.typepad.com

  1. basketsbyrose said...:

    God answer your wish! I stop by for breakfast, with some muffins.

  1. jAne said...:

    softly i'll knock on your back door .. early, say 7:03am, with a basket of mandarin oranges to go along with breakfast. oh wouldn't that be grand?!

    jAne

  1. Kristen said...:

    Your patience won out! What a lucky find for you. I am sure you are glad you passed on the other, more worn dishes.

  1. Char said...:

    I would love to dine with your pretty dishes. The pattern is soft and the perfect shade of pink. Happy Pink Saturday to you, Char

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

    Good thing you decided to have a look inside that thrift store! I love that set of dishes, because I love clover. I was so excited last summer when I saw a small patch of it growing in our yard, and later saw a bunny munching on it. So yes, I would love to come for breakfast!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Carol

  1. Mimi said...:

    Those dishes were meant for you. I happen to be an early riser, so I can be there for breakfast. It citrus season here so I'll bring some fresh squeezed OJ.
    How fabulous that your son prepared the Christmas meal. That is indeed a big undertaking and it looks like he did a terrific job.
    Blessings to you and your family in 2011.
    Mimi

  1. Gail...this is awesome!!! Oh, definitely meant for you and I LOVE how God also provides for our wants too...This is a great story. That's so cool that you were able to find a complete set in pristine condition for such a good price. I use my grandmother's wedding china for everyday dishes. It's too beautiful to hide away in a closet!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  1. Tina said...:

    Oh yea! I'd love for you to send some snow to me! Looks like we may get some overnight now. The weather man keeps changing his mind!

    Your dishes are beautiful. I've been looking for pieces to set I started 20 years ago. I get so excited when I find more pieces!

  1. Carol said...:

    Gail,
    The dishes are lovely! Especially loving the way the cup shows the translucence.
    What an exciting find!

  1. Debbie said...:

    What a wonderful find! I do like that pattern. It would make me smile to open the cabinet and see it too.

    We're predicted to have snow too. Imagine that. Down here in yeehaw Georgia! We'll see if it transpires as predicted.

  1. Donnie said...:

    They are really beautiful and what a find. Happy Pink Saturday.

  1. Oh Gail, how lucky that you saw them before you got out of the thrift store! They are so pretty, and yes, I'd love to come visit and have breakfast on those! Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things. laurie

  1. bj said...:

    I LOVE it when these things happen. I never call in coincidence...I just know God has nothing better to do than see that I find something that makes me do the happy dance. :))
    Your breakfast dishes are beautiful. and if I am ever in the neighborhood, I'll bring pink donuts if you'll serve me coffee in your pretty cups. :)

  1. I love the dishes.
    Thank you for praying for Boston. He has just stayed at a low grade fever all weekend. I think he may just be teething but if he is still running a fever this morning~Ashley is taking him to the Dr.
    We are just now getting our snow storm~woo hoo!
    Have a lovely day!

  1. P. said...:

    They are such pretty dishes! I'm glad they found a good home with you, where they can be enjoyed!

  1. I love these dishes! I have one cup and saucer in very worn condition but still it is a favorite to enjoy my tea in. Now I'm going to be looking for place settings!

  1. Honey at 2805 said...:

    You are a lucky girl finding these beauties!

  1. Postcardy said...:

    You were really lucky to find more of the same pattern for such a cheap price.

  1. Anna said...:

    Wow, that is a great story. How lucky! They are really beautiful and make a great breakfast set.

  1. What a great find at an even better price and so lovely, those "look like" new dishes. Thanks for visiting me and introducing yourself, enjoy your blog.

  1. Oh Gail they are beautiful! And what a find! Great going. What time is breakfast?

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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