It's also Tablescape Thursday so it has to be a party! Tablescape Thursday is hosted by the ever gracious and lovely Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.
If you are participating in Thrifty Thursday, be sure to grab yourself a Thrifty Thursday button and let's get started! For those that don't know, Thrifty Thursday is a show and tell of sorts. It is time for you to showcase your thrifty find. It can be an old find or a new one. It might be something that you found at a thrift store, a consignment store, flea market, garage/yard sale, antique store. It's it was a thrifty find, then it meets the requirements. I am not picky, It can be a great pair of boots & a killer vintage dress, jewelry, home decor, even fishing lures. It is your thrifty find. Tell me about it. Where did you find it? What is it? What do you plan to do with it or how do you plan to use it in your home? Do you want to sell it? Thrifty Thursday's are about the thrill of the hunt...and the treasure you found. So....do show and tell!
Today I am combining my Thrifty Thursday and Tablescape Thursday. It's a Thrifty Tablescape! Last Friday I went with my dear friend, "Diva" to Mississippi to do some more cleanup on her mother's home. If you missed the info on the home, it's worth the read. Diva's childhood home is a 200 year old historical home filled with all sorts of history and antiques. It is right up my alley. Diva has been very gracious in giving me a few things from the estate. Special things. And some of these things I am using in my tablescape today. And it's thrfty because it was free, a gift from my friend Diva, dishes from my mom, and a bowl from my cousin.
The tablecloth is a blue and white tablecloth that was hand embroidered by Diva's grandmother. Just look at the time she put into it. It's a piece of art. I should've ironed it, but I ran out of time.
The napkins are actually dish towels. But I used them as a substantial napkin. Covers laps nicely. They were also from Diva's home. They are a blue and white check pattern. They perfectly coordinate with the tablecloth.
The plates are my mothers, as are the glasses.
The centerpiece is a bowl of lemons. Simple. Colorful. The bowl was a gift from my cousin Beckie.
The menu for my simple lunch is
Crazy Chicken Salad served on croissant rolls
Mint Sweet Tea
and Key Lime Pie (a preview of my Foodie Friday that will run tomorrow on my recipe blog, Plates and Places)
And this, my friends, is my Thrifty Tablescape. Thank you for dropping my Bloggeritaville today! I have throughly enjoyed you visit. Be certain to leave a comment, and link up to the Thrifty Thursday party!
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