Monday, November 30, 2009

Eureka! I Found Some More Christmas Plates!

I found some more Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castle Christmas plates!

And I didn't have to pay a mint for them! (I had been computer shopping to add to my collection but the sites I found them on wanted anywhere from $8 to $21 each plate). But I found four more at TJ Maxx for only $3.99 each, and I also got four with the castle scene for only $2.99 each.

And while shopping there I found these vintage-looking pink ornaments for only 70 cents each!

And I added them to my Christmas centerpiece:

And it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Here our granddaughter Mia is very happy... watch the train that Grandpa put up around the tree!

And our grandson Jayden had lots of fun looking at the window displays at Lord & Taylor...

...and helping to trim the tree!

And we got a big chunk of our Christmas decorating done outside this weekend too!

Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend too!


  1. I love your Christmas plates! Isn't TJ Maxx/Home Goods the best store(s) ever? I'm going to keep my eyes open for pretty!

  2. Yea! Great going, Eileen! Love that you found your plates for such a good price! Love the ornies, too. And the front porch with the Christmas decor!

    Also love the looks on Mia and Jayden's faces as they enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas.


    Sheila :-)

  3. I just bought a few of those at tjmaxx too.I love the window with the manger scene peeking through and the beautiful wreath on the door too.


  4. Oh Eileen, I love that Xmas Tree Plate. How wonderful. And those decorations are just so lovely. Have a fun week. Thanks so much for your well wishes.

  5. It all looks so beautiful Eileen. I love those Christmas plates. Very Nice.
    Love Di

  6. I love your decorating, everything is so beautiful and I am also very happy that you found those lovely plates.....good things do happen to good people.......hugs to Jayden and Mia......:-)

  7. OH! wow, wow and wow!!
    Everything is so wonderful!!
    I especially love those pink decorations!! I want some too!!
    Ah well, just checked...not enough change down the back of the couch for an air fare so I will just admire yours....
    Irene x :)

  8. Good for you, Eileen. Love the TJ Maxx! I am way behind on the decorating. Cute grandbabies, too. :)


  9. Oooh, your blog dress is sooo pretty!!

    Love those new plates, especially the one with the tree!

    I bought one of those ornaments in silver, but love the pink!

    Your little Mia is darling, we'll have to introduce she and my handsome little Caden (age 3) someday! LOL!


  10. How wonderful for you! You have such a good eye for bargains...and putting them together to make a gorgeous display. I truly enjoyed seeing your little ones decorating the tree...they are soooo cute!

    Jane (artfully graced)

  11. The plates are sooo great...absolutely beautiful. Glad you had a great time decorating for Christmas. I love it. We also decorated last week and a little this week. I love Christmas...and the reason we celebrate it:)

  12. Great find on the plates Eileen. Your Christmas decor looks fabulous!!

  13. It's looking so cozy and lovely at your house! You're way ahead of me. That view of the window is just phenomenal. No wonder your grandkids love it. I love it too!

  14. Your front window is so pretty. I bet your neighbors enjoy living next to your home. Glad you found more plates to add to your collection. Children are darling and it is fun to watch Christmas thru their little eyes.

  15. Hello Girlfriend !!
    I bought the same 4 plates at TJ Maxx a couple of days ago ! I didn't see any X-mas tree plates - although I have one from last year..I did find a teapot that goes well with the plates - but is a tad different - I do love that pattern too ! That Dish Fairy - is being so bad to me and finding dishes that I NEED , here and there...DRATS....
    I enjoyed seeing your little grandchildren - what cuties - I bet Santa will be good to them this year...
    Scored on those vintage ornaments too !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  16. Eileen, what a heartwarming post! Your little grandchildren are adorable. :)

    I'm so happy you found some additional Christmas plates (love the pink/red and white, always so warm and cheerful). Those vintage looking ornaments are fantastic. :)

    Your home looks so warm and cozy and all dressed up for Christmas!

    Thanks for helping us get into the spirit. You're a treasure. :) ((hugs))

  17. Love those plates you got a bargain. Oh no it's christmas decorating time I haven't even thought about it. I better get the tree out and get the kids busy. Take care Carol

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  19. love the front door and looking in the window!

  20. Eileen, you are so ready for the holiday you put me to shame. I hope you get to rest now and enjoy all your preety decorations.

    I really like the plates with the tree and what a nice color they are.

    Your Christmas sidebars are beautiful. They look like they are really glowing. Thanks for sharing all your lovely things.

  21. Hi Eileen, love those pretty plates. Everything looks so festive. You've changed your blog dress and it's so lovely. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  22. Eileen,
    Looks like you got yourself some really beautiful plates and orniments. I can't wait to see what you do with them. It also looks like the grands were have a good time. They are real cuties.


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