Friday, November 21, 2008

A Blue & White Thanksgiving!

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Yesterday I went to Marshalls to buy a gift card for someone and I saw these gorgeous blue and white turkey plates! I was only going to buy 4 dinner plates and 4 salad plates and then I saw they were 50% off so I now have service for 8!

I got the dinner plates for $2 each and the salad plates for $1.50 each! What a deal! I bought one of these turkey candy dishes a couple weeks ago and I found another one yesterday and it was also 50% off...only $3.50 (click on the photos to see the turkey up close...he's so cute)
Last night I had so much fun trying to figure out how I'm going to set my table for Thanksgiving. The turkey candy dishes will be soup bowls. My son, Vince, is making roasted butternut squash soup. I remember a long time ago...I think in the early 80s, Martha Stewart used turkey candy dishes as soup bowls and I always wanted to copy that idea! I still need to find 2 more of these so I will be hitting every Marshalls and TJ Maxx store in Silicon Valley this weekend! If I don't find two more I'll just mix and match with some white soup bowls I already have. Here's a close-up of the turkey plates...

I'll be using my condiment holder for olives and such. I can't remember how much this was but I'm sure I spent less than $10 for it...I just saw one EXACTLY like it that sold on a website for $75.00!!! WOW...I love mine even more now!

85 comments:

desiree@lookiloos.com said...

Gorgeous place settings Cindy. What a find on those plates. And thanks so much on the Vintage and Vogue find. It's my new favorite place. The owners are so nice. I could spend a lot of time and money in a place like this!

just a little bit shabby said...

Really nice! It will certainly make for a beautiful table. I might have to hit Marshalls this week end. I particularly like the turkey candy dishes. It looks as good or better than MS. Again, you have outdone yourself!!!!
Sandyt

southernbelle said...

You can't go wrong with blue and
white for any holiday or occasion.
Love your place settings....what a great buy !!!! Your table looks
gorgeous!!! Have a great weekend.
Mimi

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Cindy that is so funny because I went to Marshalls yesterday also and saw the same plates,and of course I thought of you! I almost bought them but changed my mind, as it was I spent way more than I should have, $75.00 with a blink of an eye.
Enjoy your new plates,
ginger

Joanne Kennedy said...

I've seen those plates at my TJ Maxx. They are lovely and PERFECT for your table. Blue and white, who would have thought that would make such a pretty Thanksgiving table.

Hugs,
Joanne

Sondra said...

What a great idea using the turkeys as soup bowls. They are super cute. I'll keep my eye open for them just in case you don't find them. Do you know whether those candy dishes will withstand the heat of the soup or not?

Becky said...

Cindy you table looks lovely.
I love the idea using the turkey candy dishes. Just leave it to you and Martha.
Becky

julie & joe said...

I love blue and white dishes. The turkey plates are beautiful! I may have to talk my hubby into going to TJMaxx on our little road trip this afternoon.

Mildred said...

A very lovely table setting and I love the blue & white and the turkey candy dish as a soup bowl. Wishing you a grand holiday.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

The blue and white turkey plates are perfect for your beautiful home! I think I saw those beautiful plates or some very similar at Home Goods! Love that store!! It all looks beautiful Cindy!

Tracy said...

It looks beautiful, Cindy!

Judi said...

Cindy,
I have those exact ones in red and also in the multi-color. I collected them over the past few years at TJ Max & Marshall's. Now, I have a mix & match service for 24 (which good since I have 21 for dinner on T-giving!)
I also collected the turkey "soup/candy" servers in red, gold and green (I only have 12 so far)...I collected them at Williams Sonoma, Big Lots & Target. Now I'll have to rush over to Marshalls and TJ to see if I can find more! Thanks for the tip on that! I haven't used them for soup but what a great idea! I've used them for cranberry relish, dips, seasoned butters....
If I can collect at least 9 more then I can use them for soup! How great!
Your table looks beautiful!
BTW....my Vince will be home from PhDLand....he will be frying one of the turkeys. He's very excited about his recipe this year....he hasn't divulged it to me! And, he's brewing beer while he's home so it's ready for Christmas.
He'll be home in a few hours (traveling through snowy mountains right now!)....I can't wait to see him!
Your post today has me feeling so warm and fuzzy (and excited!)....

Judi

Terri and Bob said...

Gorgeous. I have those same turkey plates in brown! I love your blue and white, it is so elegant!

Little Pink Studio said...

Wow, what a stunning place setting!!
I love the idea of using the turkey candy glasses for bowls!
And those plates are stunning, what a great deal!
~Cerri xo

tam said...

First of all I really love transfer ware-so I am loving the plates!!!Nothing like finding just the right whatever you are looking for at the perfect price too! And the whole table looks so gorgeous!
~Tam

Lorrie said...

what a great-looking table. I just love anything blue and white.

Rita May said...

Beautiful table! Blue and white is my favorite, and it can be used with so many other accent colors too.I love your classic combination.I have my table for Thanksgiving all set as well. Very festive!
Cheers! Rita

Inspired Tokens said...

Gorgeous and what a find! I'm racking my brain to figure out what to do with my Thanksgiving table. I love your new blue and white dishes! Absolutely stunning!

Pug1 said...

Your table looks so festive! CHEERS! Michele

Glenda said...

Very pretty with the great plate, what a deal.
The table looks inviting.

Ciao

Esther Sunday said...

OMG - what a find!! LOVE it!!!! Your table setting is divine. It's like those blue and white turkey plates were made just for you!

Princess Of Pink said...

OH so pretty, I love it!! When I was in the USA last year I bought 1 pretty transfer ware Turkey plate for $1,00 !! I wanted to buy more, lol. But my suitcases were already filled to the brim so couldn't :( I have it hanging on my kitchen wall and it looks too cute.

Hugs from Marian/Dutchy

KimmyJ said...

Goregous! That makes me want to go scour some Marshall's myself, but I would need 8 turkey lurkeys!

Debbie Kay said...

Cindy:

Your table settings look absolutely fabulous, as usual, you are the bomb.

Enjoy your holdiay with your wonderful children.

Lots of Love,

Debbie Kay

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Cindy,
Those are so you...isn't it fun to find something and then find out it's 1/2 off. Your table will look spectacular.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Sincerely Yours said...

HI Cindy! Its a beautiful table!!! Who would have thought there would be blue turkey plates out there!!! Can't live without Marshalls (for me its Ross!) Happy Thanksgiving and good luck with finding the candy dishes! Sincerely, Jeannette

Pink Slippers said...

Deals like that make me so happy and excited. I'm so happy for you.

Diane said...

This is beautiful! My mom always put the cranberry sauce in the glass turkeys. Joann's had amber & gold glass turkeys, don't know if they still do tho... ☺ Diane

Stacey said...

Beautiful! Makes me want to go shopping. :)

Sondra said...

Cindy - Thanksgiving table setting is so very, very pretty. Love the condiment holder, too.
Sonnie

Stacy said...

Cindy your table setting is so inviting, and there is nothing better than getting something so spectacular for such a great price!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Stacy

glimpse of my world said...

LOVE the silver chargers.. I must have the turkey candy dishes!! What time is dinner??

Grins from TEXAS!

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
Everything looks beautiful as usual. Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner!
Carolyn

Among the Hedgerows said...

Love those plates, Cindy! Your table looks beautiful.
~ Lynda

JEWEL said...

Very nice. Your guests will love it and the care that you have taken to see that they will sit at such a beautiful table.

Adrienne said...

Hi Cindy -
I've never seen blue and white Thanksgiving plates. I love them! If I could find some we would have a blue and white Thanksgiving, too. I'm going to use my all-the-time white dishes and dress them up with color in the tablecloth, placemats and accessories. Thanks for sharing your new pretties with us today.
~Adrienne~

Jean said...

What a buy you got. Ilove them. What a beautiful and welcoming Thanksgiving table you will have. Enjoy!
Jean in Virginia

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

You and Marshalls need to work out a deal, Cindy. You're always plugging them with things you buy. And you should be compensated in some way. I love your table setting. I'm not good with that type of thing. But I admire others' handiwork!
Brenda

September said...

Very cute dishes! I have one of those turkeys... I saw it used for gravy, but we use ours for cranberry sauce, it's perfect. :) I always look forward to bringing it out for Thanksgiving! :)

Anonymous said...

Just stunning, Cindy! I'm not really into fall colors either, so I especially love those blue & white turkey plates! The border is so soft. You'll have the whole country searching for some turkey plates and the pretty glass turkey dish this weekend :)

Enjoy your weekend!!
Karin

Mary said...

Wow, you get the Super Shopper award for that! They are beautiful, Cindy, and your entire table setting looks gorgeous! And how wonderful that your son can make the soup. My son can make microwave pizza, but somehow that's not really thanksgiving material... ;)
xoxo,
Mary

Bev said...

Cindy, beautiful, as usual! You have the best ideas.

Usually I'd be a bit stressed about Thanksgiving by now, but this year I am putting my feet under my brother's and darling sister-in-law's table. All I have to do is show up - with a thoughtful gift - and I'm done!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Bev

Ginger said...

Hi Cindy:
I just saw those same plates in Las Vegas when I was at Marshalls.
They are so pretty. I didn't see the candy turkey dish though. It all looks great together. I think it's neat that your son will help you cook. Have fun.
Ginger

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Those are gorgeous plates, they are so "you". Doesn't that make you happy?

As soon as I saw those turkeys, I thought of the old Martha Stewart Thanksgiving special!

Susan said...

Just beautiful- where did you get the chargers? They are so nice- I could use them in silver!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I bought my chargers here but shhhh, don't tell anyone that they are acrylic! http://www.save-on-crafts.com/metsilleafbe.html

Anonymous said...

Your table looks gorgeous!

~elaine~

Lynne said...

Oh WOW!!! I'm loving the turkey and the dishes and the condiment holder is just over the top gorgeous!!! Wish I could pop in to Marshall's or TJJ MAXX and search for some of these great turkey candy dishes.. I love using things in an unusual way..
hugs ~lynne~

Charmingdesigns said...

Just beautiful!!! Love the turkey candy dish! I wish you good luck on finding more. Laurie

Susan said...

Thanks a million for the charger info- I would have never guessed they were acrylic...I love it!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh my Cindy.I just gotta have some of those too ! I bet my Marshall's won't have them . I think they send all the good stuff to your's ! LOL.

Anonymous said...

You must make alot of money.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Cindy, your table looks great! Hey, what time is dinner, I don't want to be late!! LOL

Blessings,

Sher

My Crafty Little Page said...

I have the exact same plates I bought a couple of years ago and love them. The table looks fabulous. :)Nancy

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

My faves...the condiment holder, the turkey candy dishes, and the candle holders. Stunning!

Amy

Rochelle said...

I love those turkey plates!! Did they come in red?? :) Last month I found a same type of sale at our "Marshalls" type store here in Canada - it's called HomeSense. I found some red and white transferware Christmas plates.....see previous post on my blog. I paid $2.50 for the dinner plate and $1.50 for the salad plates. I bought enough for 12 place settings. Don't you just love these type of clearance stores!!
Have a great day!
Rochelle

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Wow. What a beautiful table!!!! And I love the idea of using the turkeys for soup! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Shannon

Anne Fannie said...

What beautiful dishes! I would have bought them too!
~Ann

Gayla said...

Wow.... what fabulous place settings. Those dishes are simply PERFECT... watch the hot soup in the glass if it isn't tempered, though... ??? Don't I sound like my mother? Hugs...

. said...

So beautiful.

Alfazema

Martha said...

What a pretty table. I bought the same dinner plates but early and paid full price! Lucky you!

queenY said...

Hi. I'm a reader from sweden and i used one or two of your photos in my blog because i think you have a really beautiful house hope you dont mind? Sorry for the bad english.

Daisy Cottage said...

Beautiful Cindy as everything that you create always is! Sooo fun for us to see and inspiring.. thank you for all that you share - I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
xo,
Kim

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I knew that your tablescape would be absolutely amazing!! It's so pretty.

Elzie said...

Lovely plates. There's one thing I would love to do in life and that's having a Thanks giving dinner with American people. So that I know it's a REAL one LOL. This holyday have always been a dream for me.
Hope you have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

Chrissy said...

Wow, lovely does not seem enough!!I remember all your posts from RMS, I just love all that you do!! Take care, SEACLIFF (my rms name)

Lee Laurie said...

Your Thanksgiving table looks beautiful and it is perfect for you. Everytime that I see blue and white dishes, I think of you. Im going to TJ maxx this week end, if I see the turkey candy dishes I will pick up a couple for you. I only get to go there once in a while. We don't have one here where I live.

Happy Thaksgiving to you and your family.
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Gail said...

I love blue and white china and the border on the turkey plates looks similar to the border on my "Liberty Blue" china. I may have to find a TJ Maxx, even though I am planning to use my green and white china on Thanksgiving.
I love your web site. You have beautiful ideas.

southerninspiration said...

Ooh, la la gorgeous, girl! I love it all!!!
Suzanne

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cindy,
I love that idea for the soup bowls and what a good deal on your dishes! I have that same condiment dish, I hardly paid anything for mine either, so glad to here it was $75.00!!(:
Hugs~Kelly

moonlighthollow.blogspot.com said...

Isn't it amazing what you can find at Marshall's? It is my favorite shopping place for the home! Your table looks beautiful...as usual! Hope you have a wonderful blue and white Thanksgiving!

Malisa

Indigo Robe said...

I can totally feel your delight at finding these treasures! How wonderful! I just love that you have a color that is so beautiful and who would have thought you would find blue turkey plates! That is sooo cool! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Margie

Silvia said...

If I were you, I'd race over to Marshall's and get 4 more plates, they're awesome! I'm no fan of dozens of plates and patterns and what not, but those are awesome for the occasion!!!
And are you sure the candy dish turkey's will stand the hot soup??? It would be a shame if they cracked and you had the mess on the table...

Kathy said...

A beautiful table - love the turkey candy dishes you plan to use for soup bowls. Gorgeous plates and a great bargain!
Happy Thanksgiving...Kathy

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, my goodness is so gorgeous! What a find! The turkey dish for soup is so darling! I just love it, love it!

eddieross said...

Very pretty, Cindy! We have those sampe plates in brown.
-Eddie
www.eddieross.com

Fleur de Bee said...

Hey Cindy!!

Beautiful Thanksgiving indeed! I saw some of those Turkeys at JoAnns and on sale too! I picked up an amber one but they had clear!

I just love finding treasures and love how you have used yours. What a memorable Thanksgiving it will be. Can't wait to see photos!

xo Molly

Charm Hill - Lena said...

what a great buy on those plates, the whole table looks perfect! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

LillyB said...

I love the place settings Cindy! The turkey plates are so beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for meeting you and having your creative influences!!
God Bless you!!

Liz said...

I use my blue and white dishes for most everything else but the holidays. However, your tablesetting is going to make me re-think that. I love the silver with the b&W and the lace on top of the placemat. I have never seen the b&w turkey plates.

Just very elegant! Love it!
~Liz

Tamara Jansen said...

what a gorgeous table setting!

Joy said...

What a beautiful table you have set! I love those blue and white dishes!

ann said...

GORGEOUS TABLE.THOSE PLATES ARE LOVELY AND WHAT A DEAL...ANN

Kim said...

What a stunning table. If I were a guest, I would have to take a picture before eating!!!

Lisa Murphy said...

Who makes the blue and white turkey plates???