Hi everyone and welcome to my "duo" Thursday post. I am sure by now you know the two lovely ladies that host the 2 wonderful parties on Thursday. We have Leigh over at "Tales from Bloggeritaville" and Susan from "Between Naps on the Porch". Leigh hosts Thrifty Thursday and Susan hosts Tablescape Thursday.
It only makes sense for me to combine these two parties since being a thrifter and a dishaholic, my tablescapes are always going to be made up of thrifty finds.
Make sure to check out both of these awesome parties! You will love what you see at each!!
Today I chose to do a brighter tablescape than normal. I think is had to do with the gloomy days we have had around here. A lot of rain and gray skies.
And as always, lets start at the beginning of our table.......
Next up is a bamboo table runner. I got this sometime last year on clearance at Walmart.
Then I added these fun denim place mats. I really like these. They are a nice weight denim with wooden beads for trim. I bought them at Pier 1 Import Clearance store about 6 years ago. They were .75 cents each.
As a centerpiece, I added my new ceramic trays and holder. You can see more about them at this post.
I added these wicker charger plates. I got them clearanced at Walmart this past summer. I have been wanting a set of these but, wasn't going to pay the regular price. I got them for $2.00 each which I am still bummed about paying! LOL So, if you find these for under $2.00 each, snatch them up.
Next I added these solid cobalt blue ceramic dinner plates. I got them at a thrift store (just 2).
Earlier this week I posted about buying these 4 different color stoneware plates for .25 cents each. I chose to use the yellow one and the orange one for this tablescape.
Okay, the real inspiration of this table were these bowls and mugs. We use these everyday. As a matter of fact I always use one of these cups for my morning coffee because I LOVE them! I tried to use the colors from these dishes in my tablescape. It is kind of a running joke in our house at this point. This complete set is still available at a lot of the T J Maxx stores. I would love to have the entire set however, my budget won't let me. I first saw this set at T J Maxx back in the early Spring. When I was admiring it I noticed that one of the mugs was clearanced for $1.00! I have no idea why. there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. I snatched it up and was thrilled to have one! During the summer I went to a different T J Maxx and although they didn't have this set of dishes, I found another one of the mugs clearanced for $1.00 again! Woohoo! I bought it. I was so happy to have 2 matching mugs in this design! Then around Halloween, I was at yet another T J Maxx and found a bowl clearanced for $1.00. And then finally around Christmas when I was out of town, I stopped at a 4th T J Maxx to do some Christmas shopping and found my 2nd bowl for $1.00! So this set is being purchased one piece at a time and it looks like it may take years! LOL
I don't know about you but, when I do a tablescape, there is a lot of trial and error involved. I generally gather a lot of items that may or may not work on the table. I also try different looks. So, when I decided to add these Ralph Lauren napkins (package of 4 bought at 80% off!!) I tried a couple of ways of putting them on the table. First up was this...
Nope, that didn't work for me. So, I put it to the side and liked it much better.
The napkin rings are wood and were purchased at the same time I bought the denim place mats. They were marked down to .50 cents each.
Tucked in our everyday silverware.
Then I added these fun vintage amber pedestal glasses. I also talked about them on this post.
Then I added these interesting candlesticks (also talked about in the post I linked above with the glasses). At first I added wine colored tapers but, that just didn't feel right. Then I realized I hadn't used any of the sagey green from the bowls and cups yet to the table so, I found these candles.
I decided that I needed to stop at this point. I had all kinds of other fun things to add to the table but, thought any more would be overkill.
Oops, guess I wasn't finished! Troy surprised me with this little yellow bouquet of flowers.
I didn't want to add a vase to the table so I just wrapped some ribbon around the stems and placed them on the centerpiece trays.
So, that is my thrifty tablescape for this week. I hope you enjoyed it. here are just some random shots of the table.
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