Monday, August 19, 2013

~What's Old Is New Again~

Isn't it funny how things from the past become trendy again?



In my previous post, I mentioned that I was tweaking a cream and black color scheme, that I had used in the past. As I was perusing the internet, looking for black dinnerware, to mix with some of my white and ivory dishes, I came across this set from ZGallerie called, 'Octavia'...




I thought the geometric shape was fun and that it would pair well with ivory, gold, and crystal. Then, it occurred to me that this shape seemed familiar. As I rummaged the cabinets, through my old dinnerware sets, I came across these...



I bought this dinnerware back in the late 80's/early 90's, when everything was black lacquer and ultra contemporary! For some reason, I never got rid of this set. ZGallerie has their dinnerware priced at $39.80-$67.80, sold separately, in sets of four...chargers, dinner plates, salad plates, and soup bowls. I paid less than $39.80 for a whole sixteen piece set...lol!! My complete set was made up of dinner plates, salad plates, bowls, and mugs! 

So, I guess it just proves the theory that if you hold on to things long enough, they are bound to be "trendy" again.

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32 comments:

  1. You're kidding. :) You are so smart to have those stashed back. Let's see, in the late 80s I had a set of southwest looking dinnerware...don't want those anymore for sure!

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  2. I remember my mom having that same set. You did great by saving your dishes.

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  3. Good save, Shenita!!! Looks so elegant!

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  4. What a smart shopper you were, and obviously, a smart keeper as well. I can't wait to see how you combine these to achieve your new color scheme

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  5. omg Shenita, first I am happy you are back to posting, I have been rather slow with posts myself. These were my dishes back in the late 80's early 90's. I am so sorry I sold them when I moved. They would be perfect for Halloween or tablescapes. (sigh) xo

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  6. I remember those. Aren't you happy you saved them?

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  7. See we hoarders, I mean collectors, are VERY smart:):) Love the black dishes. I only have some REALLY cheap ones!!!

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  8. Boy isn't that the truth! I think these manufacturers are doing it too. Yours sure do look like theirs! You're going to have fun with your new/old color scheme!

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  9. I'm old. Can you make ME new again? ;-) It's great that you kept those. One never knows! Good call!!!

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  10. Wow! That's amazing how current those are. This is why I have trouble getting rid of anything. As soon as I get rid of it, it comes back into style. I love those dishes, and I really love that you still have them. Can't wait to see your scape with them. laurie

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  11. Everything always comes back, doesn't it? That is fantastic that you kept the dishes! Lucky girl!

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  12. I keep telling myself that I need to stop getting rid of things. It always comes back! I was at DSW Friday & they had shoes that I had when I was in high school!

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  13. Lucky you to find those dishes again! I guess deep in your heart, you knew they were classic and neutral so you would probably use them again one day. They go perfectly with your new look!

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  14. I love it! These dishes are lovely and I know you could do so much on a table with them.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  15. You got that right, Shenita - I'm old enough to see trends from the 60's through the 80's making their way back around again. I find it totally amazing.

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  16. Shenita,
    Gorgeous tablescape, dear friend!!!
    Black, white and green . . .classic!!!
    Thanks for reminding us to "hang on" to our beloved dishes
    just a while longer!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  17. Yes, you are right...I love those dishes and the table is so beautiful....Have a great week!

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  18. Beautiful set! Yes, you are so right! That is my excuse for not throwing anything away! :)

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  19. Yeah, I hate to throw any plates or china away, they're like my dolls, lol.. I know someone in my family have this octogonal shape dishes in black... I like them too! The table is great with the tray.
    Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  20. I can't believe how similar the two sets of dishes look! Lucky you that you saved them and they make a beautiful table!

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  21. Aren't you smart to have held onto those dishes! They're beautiful ... and, I know you'll create a gorgeous tablescape with them, too!

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  22. Wow I know you are happy you saved the dishes and they have made a comeback. I love when I hold on to something and can you it again and feel really good about it. Have fun and create something beautiful.

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  23. And that is why I have so much stuff in my "basement boutique", because you just never know.:-)

    I love those dishes and I don't have any like them. Bet that is hard to believe!

    Happy weekend, Shenita.

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  24. I love this post! Just goes to show, you should never throw anything out! LOL!!~~Angela

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  25. These are gorgeous, Shenita, and just fabulous with your new color scheme. I save way too much, but when I can use some of the things I packed away I give myself a pat on the back. YOU, deserve two pats for keeping this amazing set!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  26. Yes, very true Shenita. That is why I kept my shoulder padded blazers and stir ups LOL!

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  27. Your dinner set truly is elegant. It's nice that they are being enjoyed once again. Just think of the money you saved by hanging on to them. :)

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  28. Welcome back Shenita! Love your dishes, can't wait to see how you use them!

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  29. Hi Shenita, I have missed seeing your posts. The dinnerware is fabulous. I love the shape too. I bet you are glad you held onto them. Take care, xo Linda

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  30. My very first china was this exact shape. It wasn't black but a pink floral but the exact same octagon shape. Early 80's! :) Great job in hanging onto it!

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  31. I'm not a black dishes kind of person, but these are truly gorgeous! Cannot wait to see what you do

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  32. This was such a fun post to find! I have these dishes! My Mother bought them for me like you said back in the eighties.
    Sandy

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