Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Tablescape

This week's table proves that you can set an affordable formal table using a limited budget, great thrift store finds, and "borrowing skill." Pat loves to use thrift store buys and super discounted pieces to create an inexpensive table that looks good and delights any dinner crowd.
Dinnerware is "Old Britain Castles" by Johnson Brothers. We won it on eBay when no one else bid on it - shipping cost more than the dinnerware. Pat placed one of the cups at this place setting so you can see what it looks like.

The sterling silver flatware is "Grand Colonial" by Wallace - it was free...….a gift from our dear sweet cousin Trev (who also suffers from the family dish addiction "problem")

Pat pulled out one of the unused goblets that still had the tags on it. The glass had been reduced three times before she would buy it...…..

The silver bowl was found in a dumpster of a restaurant that had gone out of business

Pat found the silver candle holders at a local antique/gadget store

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Blue Hemstitched Place Mats - from Tuesday Morning this year
Dinnerware - "Old Britain Castles" (1930-2003) from eBay
Flatware - from Pier 1's sale rack several years ago
Flatware - "Grand Colonial" sterling silver by Wallace from our dish addicted cousins Trev and Gary
Napkins - from Target years ago
Napkin Rings and Candle Holders - from Art & Old Things (a local antique store)
Silver Bowl - from the dumpster sitting on top outside a closed restaurant

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:  
"The Scoop Link  Party" at Stone Gable: (Here) 


  1. I love this! Blue and white transferware is one of my favorites, and how wonderful to get such a deal on it. And the price was certainly right on that pretty glassware, too.

  2. So very pretty! You never can go wrong with blue and white or anything by Johnson Bros!! I love the color, pattern, and scalloped edges!! Can't believe you found that silver bowl in a dumpster! You retrieved a real prize!! Well done, Ladies!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  3. I love this J. Bro. china ! Such beautiful pattern and shape. The teacups are adorable, you see, I have dinnerware but no teacups. Your table setting is gorgeous !
    Oh, I have the same napkin rings.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  4. So beautiful! Somehow, I missed ever seeing Old Britain Castles in blue. I have only seen it (in person) in the dark pink/red color. I like the blue so much more! What a formal and lovely table---and so many bargains/freebies! I love that!