Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Thrifty Thursday #113...a Tablescape!

Hi! It's Thrifty Thursday! I am your host, Leigh. Thank you so much for stopping by and additional thanks to those who also participate in Thrifty Thursday! I am most delighted to have you join in..for it's YOU who makes it a "show and tell party". I also participate in Tablescape Thursday the host of that fun carnival is the Hostess with the Mostess...Susan of Between Naps on the Backporch. That's no lie or exaggeration, each week I visit Susan's porch and just long to be a guest at any of her tablescapes...especially those held on the porch.

(You can click on any pictures for a closer view)

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Today is a two-fer. My Thrifty Thursday is also my Tablescape Thursday.

I made a visit early this week to my local thrift store. It's always funny to me how some weeks you might have a run on plates and dishes. And then others I might score on designer label clothes. This week it was dishes!

Please ignore the tablecloth that I should've ironed.

Here is a look at my Thrifty Tablescape:

The Breakdown:
Antique Table Linen: free, gift
Lantern: Free. I won it playing ladies bunko!
The stand the lantern is sitting on-Thrift Store 99 cents
Candles: Glade. I took Glade labels off and then took old Sheet music and wrapped, cut, taped and then added a piece of jute to the middle.

Plates-all plates thrift Store purchases this week:
Mikasa Maxima (swirl pattern) $1.99 each, I purchased 6 lrg plates
Homer Laughlin scalloped plates$1.42 each. I purchased 6 medium sized "salad" plates
Johnson Bros, Richmond design ("crest" shape on five sides) $1.99 each, I purchased 6 lrg plates
Johnson Bros, Richmond design saucers 8 @ 59 cents
The glasses-Sadly enough. I have ahd forever. I cannot recall where they came from. Macy's?
The flatware is Oneida- wedding gifts

What is a tablescape without the food? I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES, tomorrow for Foodie Friday!

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Thrifty Thursday Participants:


Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

You sure are the Queen of Thrifty, love your new plates!


Little Brick Ranch said...

Love the new plates!!

Thanks for hosting...finally finished my Ikea As Is buffet!! :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good! I don't have anything to contribute this week -again. Still decluttering around here, and on a shopping diet. :D

Anonymous said...

Great lantern and love what you did with the candles.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I LOVE textured white on white dishes. I think they have the look and feel of LACE(one of my favorite things)...Your table is So Beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing AND hosting!
Have a wonderful week,

very merry vintage style said...

Great dishes--My local shop always prices them as a full set which is kind of frustrating. Your table turned out great thanks for hosting!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the lantern with the candles inside! Your table is lovely! White dishes are always so elegant! ♥

Anonymous said...

Great finds on the white thrifted dishes! They are beautiful.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow! So many beutiful plates...and such great bargains! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

love those plates! thanks for hosting this link party every week.

Christie said...

Lovely plates and display! Thank you for hosting! Christie

DearHelenHartman said...

The layering of plates is inspired! Not inspiring because that would indicate I presume I could do it too, nope, never had the knack for tablescapes but love to admire them.

Sew Can Do said...

Love it & that lantern is gorgeous!

Karen said...

Hoping to post here... EBlogger is giving me trouble.
So glad to be here to day. Wonderful posts!
Have a great weekend... it starts on Thursdays, right??
Ladybug Creek

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

Gorgeous table .. I love the white dishes and your pretty tablecloth. thanks for hosting this fun linky party. So many nice places to visit.

Jill said...

Mismatched white plates? Yes please!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Leigh!
What?? What???? You are supposed to IRON Tablecloths? News to me. :-P

(I try my very best NEVER to iron anything!)

Love the white dishes -- especially the Homer Laughlin ones. Beautiful!
thanks for hosting!

we three dogs and me said...

Hi Isn't it fun to find fab things at thrift stores. I love the lantern. I actually have several and I put solor lights in them and hang them in the sun. You can take the tops off of the stakes. I use the small ones.