Groovy Retro Green Mikasa Tablescape!

Join these fun blog parties today!

Tablescape Thursday
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Thrifty Thursday


Hi Everyone!

You remember "The Land of Misfits" from Rudolph? Where unwanted, unloved and disregarded toys live? Well, I think my home is "The Land of Misfit Dishes"! Seriously, by now you must notice my odd attraction to the lonely single dish or the non-desired dishes. I just can't help myself.

I think, just still thinking, I might be ready to open an Etsy Store this Spring/Summer. I know I can't keep every last misfit treasure I find. Maybe knowing I saved them, took them home, cleaned them up and showed them off, I will have done my duty by them and then can find them loving homes. Wow! Apparently I think of myself as a "Dish Shelter" for unwanted and unloved dishes! LOL

Since I wanted to start doing some green tablescapes in honor of St. Patrick's Day, I decided to start with these vintage Mikasa dishes. They are far-out in a groovy sort of way! LOL I can't find any info online about them. Here is the markings on the back.



I started with a sage green table runner. It's from the Better Homes and Gardens line from Walmart. I got it clearanced for $3.00 a year or so ago. Then I used the plain black place mats that I got a couple of weeks ago at Big Lots for .25 cents each.



Now we add the groovy black, green and white Mikasa dinner plate and salad plate. I actually like how these plates are designed. They have a large flat surface and the rims are made "serving tray" like. I got this 12 piece set last year sometime at Salvation Army for $2.00. I think the folks at S.A. really didn't expect any one to buy them. A couple pieces in the set have some chips. Oh, it also came with a large serving platter but, no cups.




Add a $1.00 Black Big Lots ceramic bowl and a black and little check napkin from The Dollar Tree.




Of course I had to add some vintage green glasses!



Then I added these totally cool gold and white jumping horses stemware. I know nothing about the manufacturer or year. I got a set of 6 of them at an antique mall last year. I just think they are so interesting!






Then I just added a little white ironstone Johnson Bros. bowl.




Now it's time to create a little coffee station on the table. I used a vintage Pyrex glass coffee carafe. I love that it has the little warming stand with it. I didn't have any small Sterno cans so, I used a tealight under the carafe. I used a couple of little gold saucers that I got at Target this past Christmas along with a couple of vintage Corning white and green flower coffee cups (a yard sale find). Then i used my vintage green hobnail creamer (flea market).






A big chunky green ceramic candle holder and gold pillar candle. Candle Holder was from the thrift store, .50 cents, the candle, The Christmas Tree Shops after Christmas sale, .19 cents.



The centerpiece is the matching dinnerware platter with a Pfaltzgraff ironstone covered dish. The covered dish has a small chip in the lid. I got it at a secondhand store for $1.50. I love this piece. I also added two tall brass candlesticks. They are not the same design and not quite the same height but, they work well together. I wanted to add little touches of "gold" here and there for a green and gold St. Patty's day look. I thought the brass fit in nicely. I didn't polish the brass because I kind of liked it just a little dulled.






The other side of the table I put a little green glass dish (had forever) to place the white water pitcher on. I got this pitcher at Salvation Army for $2.00. It still had the TJ Maxx price tag on the bottom for $14.99.




Now just some odds and ends.







The overall view of the table (with lights on)











Now with Candlelight











Now I just had to add this picture! Besides being cheap, one of my favorite things about dollar store candles is this pretty waxy drippiness. Am I weird to find this pretty? I actually wait to take candlelight pictures until I have some drippiness going on the candles because I just love the look. However, if I were going to actually have a dinner party with candles lit, I would never use these candles because they just burn to fast.





I will be also adding this post on Friday to Simply Sweet Home's Friday Favorites. This is a new Friday party that started last week. Our Hostess, Jerri, invites us to share our favorite post of the week.

Thanks again for putting up with all the gazillion pictures I add on Tablescaping day! Now head over and enter my 2 giveaways while there is still time.

PARTY!!


Don't forget to join the party! My one year blogging party that is! This week's giveaway are these pair of beautiful Rooster charger/plates! Check it out here and enter!




And don't forget the SURPRISE GIVEAWAY for a $10.00 Gas Gift Card!! This one ends Friday at midnight!




Subscribe to The Thrifty Groove by Email

37 comments :

  1. Diann! I love every single piece (even the drippy candles!), but those horse glasses! Be still my heart! I love them! Actually, I love all your glasses and the dinnerware is way cool
    xoxo Pattie

    ReplyDelete
  2. Diann I really like this table. Love how you used that set of dishes. They are different but you pulled it together and made it very cool with the napkins and glasses adding to the ambiance. Good job once again.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I, like you, remember the prices I pay for things and I am thrilled to find something that the store owners have deep discounted...and that I love! Your table is very fun and I enjoyed hearing what you paid for things and where you bought them. Joni

    ReplyDelete
  4. Dianne looks totally groovy to me!~ You certainly did pull it together nicely. I love the little shamrocks you made too! Nice job!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great dishes, and finds...I am with you, I need to let go of some of my things, but have a hard time doing so....love your table setting...Have a great VTT!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh wow Diann, I want to be Irish and come to your house! It looks GREAT! I love all of your super finds. And I laughed out loud when I read "Dish Shelter" YES!! I am a keeper of dishes too. How can we walk away from dishes in need of a good home ;-) Great post!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  7. You are definitely not weird to like drippy candles. I always burn them and get some drippiness before guests arrive! Love your green hobnail creamer!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your table is beautifully put together. Love all the vintage and crafty stuff...Christine

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love your green glassware! What a cute table!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I know the feeling of being compelled to buy random dishes at the thrift store. But by golly, it all works together so well on your tablescape. Nicely done!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Diann, you have such a talent of putting together a pretty table out of random dishes and thrift finds! Your stemware is INCREDIBLE; better hide it cuz I might be coming over to find it! lol
    Blessings - Beth

    ReplyDelete
  12. Fun table, and your green is just in time for St. Patrick's Day. It all looks great together.

    ReplyDelete
  13. That is a really cool retro tablescape! I like the way you added the gold in for St Patrick's day.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Beautiful tableware! I don't know how you could part with any of your collectibles. I take in 'stray' things, too:)

    ReplyDelete
  15. What a great vintage green and gold tablescape! This is such fun -- those glasses are just amazing! Hope someone will know their 'story' and share with you!

    ReplyDelete
  16. My favorite is the glassware with the horses.

    ReplyDelete
  17. very nice table setting... look so retro.. love the dishes.. thanks for sharing.. happy VTT

    ReplyDelete
  18. I like that you showed us with the lights on and off. So lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  19. That's one retro irish look... LOVE it! Cheers for dripping candles!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love your green retro table. Those plates are wonderful. The horse pilsners were a great find...haven't seen any like them before.
    Yes, I like drippy candles, too!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I have a really hard time letting go of any of may mismatches. They have so much character. Your tablescape of vintage glasses are beautiful. Happy VT
    Ann

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hello Diann,

    I really like your tablescape! But I am so loving the horse stemware!

    ~ Tracy

    ReplyDelete
  23. Loving every precious collection. Nothing can bet the oldie but goodie.

    Happy TT day.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Retro is so fun. Love the colors. Brings back memories of the 70s:)

    Nice to meet you!

    ReplyDelete
  25. what fun...love the vintage dishes and all the linens you found.

    ReplyDelete
  26. How well I know those cups! I had that set of dishes for YEARS!! Your pictures are lovely, Thanks for visiting by my blog...have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  27. You blew me away with all those lovely things. I cannot imagine anyone having so many pretty things. Beautiful post.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Your table is just gorgeous..I love everything you've shown. And I,like you, love the drippiness of candles..I think it looks very sweet and somehow romantic. Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  29. How pretty! I really think an Etsy shop would be great for you- I was scouring Etsy for olive green vintage glassware last fall for my Thanksgiving table and saw several like this that I oohed and ahhed over. Those retro dishes are pretty fab too, I'd have snatched them up in a heartbeat, maybe 1/2 a heartbeat for $2!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Ooo..I like the Mikasa design! I have some Mikasa pieces too, including my entire set of wedding china. Love their stuff!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I like your retro green tablescape! Those tea cups are like the Corelle china I talked about on my tablescape!

    Love that little green pitcher!

    Katherine

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love the beautiful dishes, love that white pitcher with the ruffly edge, wow is that one of the prettiest pieces...love those beautiful glasses too, thanks for sharing all...Phyllis

    ReplyDelete
  33. Love how you wrote this post, like you were telling a story. I really like the stemware, but the object I like the most are those coffee cups. They make me happy looking at them, since they remind me of when I was a kid. Nice post. Come visit when you have a chance.
    Carey

    ReplyDelete
  34. Your table is beautiful , all ready for St. Patricks Day!! What bargains you found! I agree with Carey , it was like you told a story when you posted.

    ReplyDelete
  35. What a fun table, Happy St. Pat's Day!
    Dee Dee

    ReplyDelete
  36. This looks really great! I love all the green glassware and the teacups.

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. Hope to see you again this week!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hi Diann! Missed this somewhere along the way, but I'm glad I found it. Better late than never! I was disappointed I did not see more St. Pat's table, so I'm happy to see yours! LOVE those corelle cups, and I've always got my eyes open for any of those pieces I can find!! LOVE that hobnail creamer too!.. Well we Irish girls will just have to increase our numbers next in participating for tablescape thurday I think! I will have to "step up to the plate" myself for St. Patrick's Day... Guess I can't complain if I didn't contribute myself! I'll be there next year! Hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's day! ~tina

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your ideas. If you ask a question, I will answer it here in a comment back to you. Please check back! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day! Diann :)