It’s time for Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan and her blog Between Naps on the Porch. Today my table is set with a set of dishes known in my house as “Gollum’s dishes”. Yes, there is a story behind them!
A couple weeks ago, Gollum posted a Dishspotting Alert post about Big Lots where she had seen, among other items, this set of Gibson Claremont dishes…. a set of 46 pieces for $35…. which was a VERY good deal…. (yes, she picked up a set).
I must have commented about Gollum, Big Lots, and dishes to my husband…. because a week later, I got a phone call from my husband saying he had stopped at Big Lots and had looked everywhere for “the Gollum dishes”. I did not laugh (but you all know I wanted to) at my husband. He said when he told one of the salesladies that he was trying to find a particular item as a surprise for his wife… that the lady stopped what she was doing and helped look. They even got the manager in on the quest…searching for “Gollum dishes”. He was almost apologetic… he had really wanted to surprise me. Instead, he told me to go and see if I could find them….. and if I did….. to get them.
Well, you KNOW I had to go right away and look. I easily found the dishes and brought them home. I told him they were at the end of an aisle (and they were) so they could have easily been overlooked. I took them out of the box and took the box out to the trash . Yes, they are Gibson Claremont dishes… but they will be called “Gollum dishes” (with love, of course, in our house).
So here they are in the kitchen……
and the salt/pepper and cup/saucer……….
and the place setting (came with matching napkin rings!)……..
and the dinner plate is LARGE!
Aren’t they pretty? And such a GREAT deal!!! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my Tablescape Thursday and don't forget to visit Susan's blog Between Naps on the Porch to see more wonderful table settings!