Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cultural Soup

I am a mix of China, Philippine and Spain's heritage. My husband, a mix of European genetic pool. That makes our three beautiful, smart children, bonafide mutts! :-)

But today, we are simply known as an Amerasian or a Fil-Am household. And as a tablescaper, I always watched out for that perfect dinnerware set that represents what our household truly is: a beautiful mix of East and West...

Look at the colors of both flags:

The design of this adorable set is clearly Asian, but the colors clearly belong to both nations.
So I present to you... "Butterfly Blossoms" by Pier 1.
I went there after a church friend (Thank you, Stephanie!!!) tipped me off on some of their deals, but when I saw this set, I almost died! It couldn't have been more perfect!

Do you agree?

I fell head over heels so much that I grabbed all the perfect ones from one location and finished the 8 count of 3-piece placesetting sets plus napkin holders and two rectangular platters in another! The best part? Each piece were 60% off! Actually, the napkin rings were 80% off! Yes!!!

I can't wait to use these for Independence Day! I just need a beautiful blue oriental vase, some white orchids, some cool figurines, some rattan chargers.... Ooppss... I'm letting out all the secrets; that's ok, there are more I haven't said. You'll all just have to wait until July 4th to see it all! Ok, bye for now, love you all for peeking!


  1. Oh My! I do love that china. What a bargain you got. Can't wait to see it in a tablescape. laurie

  2. Monica: Hello! I would have to agree with you, girl!

    Laurie: I know! Thanks! :-)

  3. Ohhhhh! Gorgeous! And a good deal, too! Great buy!...Debbie

  4. Debbie, thank you, it is a gorgeous set!

  5. So cute! I would have snatched that up in a minute! It fits your family to a T! ~ Robyn

  6. Robyn: Thank you so much. That's exactly what I thought when I saw this awesome set!

  7. Cool designs. I can see you're really excited on your new set :-)

    I do hope you found out the name of the design you were asking on your previous post :-)

  8. Sadly, I didn't... But I'm hoping to get at it in the storage soon! Thanks!

  9. Ladies, I just want to thank all of you for trying to help me figure out the name of my beloved pattern. You all rock for being such sweethearts!


  10. We have exactly the same heritage, Chandy. The set is gorgeous and I saw them at Pier 1 in Monroe last week and I almost bought the tea set. Seeing them pictured here makes me jealous and wish I brought them home too...Christine

  11. I know what you mean Christine! That's why I'm on the hunt for the tea set!

  12. I like this blog and I am letting you know it, LOL! I am a dish addict also! Cathy

  13. Cathy! You are awesome for doing so! Make sure you grab your award for being fabulous!

  14. From Stephanie Bean:

    "You also might want to check out World Market. There is one at 121 and Preston Rd in Frisco.
    Oh, and by the way, I love the dish set. It is beautiful!"

  15. Love the butterfly blossom colors. I have the same colors in my 23 year old Dansk Bistro Aalborg dishes, the everyday stoneware I registered for when I got married. Dang those years went by fast, but I'm still not tired of the dishes :o)

    The Pier 1 Tranquil is pretty ... what are the colors? I may have a bunch of these in my unlisted eBay stash, but would need to check at the office to be certain they're the same (I *think* the dishes I'm remembering are square, but can't be certain without checking them). They definitely have blossoms on stems, and I think they're green on top. A mind is a terrible thing to waste, huh?

    Thanks for stopping by my site for Met Monday!

    Victoria :o)

  16. Victoria: Thank you for visiting! I love Tranquil also, they are mostly grey and white. I can't wait to see if they ever go on sale.


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