Wednesday, May 29, 2013

All I Need is My Flirty Pink Poodle Skirt!

It was this distinguished hare 

in his Courtly Check collar that caught my eye 

in one of the booths at Round Top last fall.  

Drew me right over to this 

charming table right out of the 1950s.

Yep, that's a set of 

Homer Laughlin dishes from the 1950s.

Some of my favorite themes!

~ Black and White ~

~ Plaid ~

Seriously tempted 

to take this set home with me.

Even the alphabet blocks!

Decided to leave it for one of the 

younger set who are mad for Mid Century Modern.


I gave up wearing my black and white saddle shoes 

and flirty pink poodle skirt before high school. 

What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Thanks for sharing such a neat table. Those plates are so current, it's hard to believe they're vintage.

    I do hope you'll share some of your stashing places at "Where do you keep it all?" this Sunday.

    - The Tablescaper

  2. I love the dishes, so cool and are so chic right now, they look so cute on the table and the hare is tooo cute..I know what you mean about not purchasing every mom always used to say If you don't love it don't buy it, like is not hard to remember when you love dishes...thanks for sharing,,,

  3. But it is so much fun to see all the goodies at an antique show even when we don't buy them! Thanks for giving us a peek into the Round Top show. One day I'm going to make it there.


  4. Sarah~ Round Top is on my bucket list, when I finally get there, I'll have to rent a UHaul :) Love the Homer Laughlin plaid, everything old is new again! Thanks for taking me along!

  5. Oh, yes....I would have totally been tempted, too, to bring those gorgeous plaid dishes home!!! They remind me of "back in the day" when I attended Catholic grade school and high school. We were swathed in plaid!!!!

    I'm a dress form junkie!!! I have 3 large ones and several like shown on your tablescape. I just love how they can be dressed up or dressed down. The one on your tablescape has the neatest look with that little key to raise or lower it! I am TOTALLY IN LOVE with the one you saw at Round Top!!!!! That is so ME!!! That bunny head on top with the distinguished necktie is just TOO COOL!!!!!!!!!

  6. Gosh Sarah, I would've been tempted to take home the black and white plaid dishes, too!! I've never been to Round Top, but that would be an adventure in itself. The bunny is adorable and so are the giant letters. Sometimes it's enough to just browse and see all the pretty things.

  7. Those dishes are to fab.And I remember my poddle skirt and having to wear the saddle shoes on all ocasions...LOL.
    I could live in that shop.How fun it must have been to be there.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Marie Antoinette
    PS Anita's French party was so grand.I met lots of new friends

  8. Great tablescape. I've always wanted to attend Round Top. Then I forget when it actually comes around. Sigh. Did you see BNOTP posted MacKenzie Childs home for sale? Thought of you. If the new owners change it out and have an estate sale, that might be worth a road trip. Cherry Kay

  9. Hi Sarah, I love that adorable hare! One of these days I will make the trip to Round Top. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

  10. What a fun table, Sarah. I am just determined to make it to Round Top some day. laurie

  11. Very cute and fun Sarah!
    I don't think I would get them either but they are so fun to see!
    Of course if I had endless money i would then,..hehe!

  12. I love the black and white plaid dishes, Sarah. Cute bunny, too!

  13. I love the black and white plaid dishes, Sarah. Cute bunny, too!

  14. Great table...I might have been tempted to buy them, too, Sarah!
    Have a great week...

  15. Oh Sarah:
    You found some treasures! Love the rabbit! Note: Open House is on Thursdays glad you shared!

  16. What fun dishes, how could you pass them up?! What will power!!The poodle skirt did bring it all into perspective, ha ha!

  17. What a fun retro table. I wonder if the younger set is buying this sort of thing.

  18. The black and white plaid pattern of those dishes looks so contemporary, Sarah. I'm sure you were so tempted to buy them!

  19. Sarah, I would have been tempted too! What a fun table! Hoping you are having a wonderful week. xo

  20. Fun dishes, I would have been SO tempted. Thanks for sharing them. XO, Pinky

  21. Wow, Sarah, if I had seen these dishes I'd have jumped all over them. There's so much at Roundtop it's impossible to see it all.

  22. Bet you had fun hunting for bargains! Love anything Homer Laughlin but sometimes you just have to walk away! I hope you still have your poodle skirt!

    Have a beautiful weekend,
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

  23. Hi Sarah! Oh, what a wonderful place with lots of goodies. The plaid dishes are so sweet! Thanks for telling me what the dragon represents. Now I feel better! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  24. Can’t believe you passed the black and white HL set! These are gorgeous Sarah. I think we think a lot alike, I don’t really need this and where would I put them. I have to be so careful now, not much room unless something goes. Great ribbon on the hare.I love the saddle shoes too, we called them rah rahs.
    Enjoy your weekend Sarah

    The French Hutch.

  25. I would have been tempted for sure! :D Cute dishes.

    Ricki Jill

  26. Sarah, this is CUTE. I love plaid so these are right up my alley. And yes, pink would work great here!



  27. I have got to find time to go to Round Rock. Everyone that has been there enjoys it and finds great things.

  28. LOVE these dishes, Sarah!
    So cute. Cannot believe you didn't cave in and take them home -- I could see them mixing right in with your MacKensie-Childs pieces!

    I really want to get down there to shop one day. Thanks for sharing your finds!


  29. love those black and white dishes....and I have been dying to buy a pair of saddle shoes...I ordered some from Zappos and never realized that with those wacky pink soles they don't bend....not good for old feet. I guess it was for the best...I'm crazy enough I don't need to draw attention to my feet...

  30. I'm in love with the hare in the first shot. Looks like a fabulous place to shop for sure.


  31. Are you sure you are feeling okay? You left those stunning dishes. Now that would have been a really fun set to play with! What a darling shop. Love their displays! Thanks for sharing.. xo marlis

  32. Would so love to go to Round Top!!! GREAT dishes...
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  33. Cute black and white plaid dishes! I always laugh at Mid Century Modern. Which century? (Kidding.)
    Somehow the '50s doesn't grab me the second time around either. :)

  34. I can't imagine anyone not loving those plates! What a cute table!! I'm afraid I'm having to leave plates behind also!

  35. This looks wonderful! I am a great fan of Homer Laughlin. I like the wrought iron bed. I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  36. Oh I {heart} those dishes Sarah!! The bunny model kind of scares me though LOL. Thanks for sharing this at the party this week. I am featuring it on my Facebook page and pinning it to the You're Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest :-)

  37. ohmygosh, love that fabulous plaid!!!!

  38. darling table and so you with the b&w, i bet it was hard to walk away! i love the rabbit garden motiff~

  39. I man. It would have been VERY hard for me to leave that set. You said it all, black, white and plaid...I am going to be googling this Homer Laughlin pattern!

  40. Sarah,
    What an adorable tablescape, dear friend!!!
    However, I'm quite smitten with the rabbit!!!
    Thanks for sharing this adorable black, white and pink tablescape!!!

  41. Love the black and white, Sarah...perfect! I am trying really hard to understand that I can admire something and then leave it for someone else! :-)...hugs...Debbie


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