Thrifty, Wintery Tablescape

Here we are again, it's Tablescape Thursday and Thrifty Thursday. Join all the others linking up to these awesome blogs :

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As usual, I have a ton of pictures. I can never choose which ones to post. Of course, a lot just get deleted. This table is a super thrifty table! The entire table, everything down to the candles, cost less than $20.00! Yup, I got some bargains last weekend and some treasures I have had for quite awhile.

Are you ready? Okay, lets check out this week's tablescape. We got a bunch of snow yesterday so, I decided to do a snowy and wintery table.

I started out with a thrift store find white tablecloth and added the midnight blue and white stripped place mats. I found these at a new to me thrift store. They still had the price tags on them from Pier Imports. I got them for .40 cents each!




Then I added a white plastic snowflake. Yes, it's one of those that you find at the dollar store. I have had these for years.



Now I have to tell you about this cool, new to me thrift store. This store used to be a used clothing store. I did not know that it changed over to a chain thrift store. My mom, the princess and I stopped in there last Saturday night. The place was packed! I thought that maybe it still only carried used clothes. Everyone was there buying clothes. And I mean whole families were there. Well, their clothes are a good price. Seriously, a lot lower than other thrift stores. But, I discovered way in the back of the store the housewares department. It wasn't very big, but I found some great bargains! Apparently nobody goes there to buy household items. Even the cashier was shocked that I had not even one single clothing item! LOL I got these 2 Ironstone dinner plates for .20 cents each!! I guess nobody wants dishes with so much crazing. I love it!





The midnight blue and white salad plates are from a complete 20 piece serving set that I have. I got it last year for $4.50.



Next I got blue and white snowflake napkins at The Christmas Tree Shoppes after Christmas for $1.00 (set of 4).




I got these pretty onion flower blue and white bowls (3 bowls) and 2 salad plates at this new thrift store. The 5 pieces were a total of $1.00! I have several of other pieces of this pattern that I have picked up a couple at a times at different thrift stores or yard sales. I almost have four 4 piece place setting. I think I need one more saucer and one more bowl. I have never seen cups in this design. Maybe I will get lucky one day thrifting.



At the same thrift store, I got two white ceramic lidded soup tureens/crocks for .50 cents each.



For the centerpiece I used this silver plate candle holder (I know you all either have one or see them all the time at thrift stores). Instead of putting tapers in the holders I used dollar store ceramic blue and white tealight holders. I put a glass candle holder in the center. I folded one of the napkins and put a scalloped edge cut glass cake plate down and put the centerpiece on that. I then put frosted white candlesticks on either side. I added 4 of my mercury glass votive candle holders as well.



I found this pretty blue glass candy dish at an antique store a long time ago for $1.50.



I stacked white lattice plates (they reminded me of snowflakes), a blue glass bowl and the onion flower plate. I put this pretty snowflake etched vase on top. I have posted about all the plates in past posts and the vase was an after Christmas sale at The Christmas Tree Shoppes for $1.00.



On the other side of the table I did the same plate stack and put a crackled glass hurricane lamp on it. The lamp was .50 cents at a thrift store (bought last year).




I love this blue glass leaf serving dish. I got it at Salvation Army last year for $1.50. And this large white ceramic butter dish was a TJ Maxx find.



And last, I used the blue and white saucers and a white ceramic pedestal dessert dish with a dark blue candle. I went outside and filled the bowls with snow.



Now the full table and various pictures.











Now some candlelight














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28 comments :

  1. This table is so pretty! I love blue and white and this one just pops out. I love that onion flower pattern and you are lucky to have found some pieces at the thrift. I think putting the snow in the bowl with the candle is too fun! I need to get back to tablescapping! It is so much fun. This one is another WINNER!

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  2. OMG Diane! I thought Laurie was the bargainhunter but I think you beat her. I cannot believe the prices on the stuff you bought. You put them all together so nicely. The candles give such a warm glow and I love blue and white dishes, so classically beautiful!..Christine

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  3. I love your candlelight photography and your thrifty ways have put together a wonderful tablescape. I love the blue and white!

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  4. Diann, your table is beautiful! I love that you bought everything on a shoestring budget. My favorite, out of everything, is that darling little candy dish.

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  5. Very pretty winter table. I love that blue leaf shaped dish!

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  6. Your tablescape is gorgeous....and thrifty!
    LOVE it! Whats not to love?

    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  7. I am very very impressed!! Not only did you find amazing bargains but you put it all together to look like a million bucks...bravo!

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  8. Very pretty and festive. And you did a great job sticking to a theme, something I have trouble with, my collecting is all over the place.
    Kathy

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  9. This is BEAUTIFUL!! I am so envious of your thrift store. The local one here doesn't get such great stuff and they price things way high
    xoxo Pattie

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  10. That is absolutely beautiful Diann! Truly stunning. You really have a gift for creating a welcoming table.

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  11. The blue glass leaf caught my eye - its beautiful. Table looks lovely

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  12. Oh my gosh! I so love it! And you did it with such bargains. It looks like you spent a lot of money. Its just beautiful. How cute to add the snow! Rosie

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  13. Absolutely beautiful! I love the blue and white snow theme complete with real snow. You have a knack for finding the right pieces and putting them together in an appealing way, on a budget! Great photography too! One of my favorite tablescapes for this time!

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  14. What thrifty finds and love how you pulled them all together to create such a fabulous tablescape. And to even think outside the box and add snow - amazing!

    ~ Tracy

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  15. Hey Diann, I also have those cobalt blue and white dinner and salad plates. Have had them several years now and they're holding up well. Blue is my favorite color and I really like your tablescape, with all the different blues. Very nice! :o)

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  16. Great table! I love all the different shades of blue! It just glows and sparkles in the candle-light. And as always, you have put together a lovely table for so little $! You are a thrifty genius!

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  17. Sooo pretty! Your candelight photos are gorgeous! This is one of the prettiest and most creative tables I have seen - bravo!!

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  18. What a beautiful table! I just love all the blue! Very nice!

    I'd like to invite you to my very first Friday Favorites party!

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  19. I would dub you the Queen of Thrift with this post! I couldn't believe the prices and such cute stuff you found. It is a wintery fairyland on your tabletop!

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  20. Wow, those are really cheap place mats. That;s such a bargain. I think I have to go to thrift stores more often :)

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  21. love all of it!!

    esp the snow in the votive holder. I mostly love how much fun you've had and how much you enjoyed sharing about it all. I have heavily crazed set of the blue onion and haven't even shown ya'll yet. Got it all antiquing near home last year. I have 4 tea cups so I'll try to remind you when I ever get a post up with it.

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  22. I hate to pick favorites. . .but if I had to, I would pick you! First of all thank you SO much for sharing all of the thriftiness! I love love love it! *sigh*

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  23. Your tablescape reminded me of two things: I simply adore blue dishes, and --I LOVE a bargain. You were an amazing shopper to create this table from thrift store finds. I enjoyed your artistic effect in showing the candles and the evening ambience at the "end of the day."

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  24. I love blue and white and your dishes are fabulous!

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  25. I absolutely love this! I have NO SKILL at all with tablescapes and love all the ideas you shared! Thanks again!

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  26. Hey. Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. Hope to see you again this week!

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  27. So I have stumbled upon your blog while trying to research mercury glass lamps. I have an original antique mercury glass lamp that I am going to sell on Ebay in a week. I am trying to get information on it. I know that it is old and that it used to be an oil lamp, but it has been converted to an electrical lamp.

    Anyway, here are some pics of the lamp on tiny pic...

    http://tinypic.com/m/99knko/1

    http://tinypic.com/m/99knpl/1

    http://tinypic.com/m/99mjk6/1

    If you or anyone else has any information or are interested please let me know!

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  28. What a gorgeous wintery tablescape, Diann--I live that most of it is thrifted. Very inspirational!

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