Wednesday, April 22, 2009

You're Invited for a Spring Brunch!

I love double posts! It's just like multi-tasking, which is pretty much what I do everyday. Thank you to Chandy@ What Now Tablescapes for hosting this week's Thrifty Thursday and to Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for another Tablescape Thursday. Please be sure to visit these lovely ladies to view their posts and see more participants.

Today's tablescape theme is a spring ladies brunch which was done mostly with vintage thrift shop, estate sale, and garage sale finds.


This was one of my most challenging posts because almost all the tableware is made of clear glass, which I found most difficult to photograph.


Now, I know you must have seen a lot of these glass luncheon plates at antique shops and thrift shops. They must have been very popular at one time, because they're everywhere. I have about 24 of these plates which I've picked up at an estate sale and thrift shops. I didn't pay more than $8 for all of them. They're cheaper than paper plates!

The lotus flower bowls and the quilt were Goodwill finds.

The napkin ring is made of very delicate capiz shell from the Philippines.

I hope you're able to see these next pictures okay. I have a number of these etched plates that I found during my thrift shop jaunts for roughly 50 cents each. This one is my favorite with the Victorian lady etching.




I got this white footed dish at a yard sale for $5. I know, it doesn't sound like much of a deal, but I've seen them at antique dealers for about $26. I'm not really sure what it is. It's shaped like a taco. I'm guessing it's a fruit bowl.

Last is my little cow creamer that I picked up from a discount home store for a couple of bucks.


Thanks for dropping by today! Be sure to check back in tomorrow for Foodie Friday when I'll have this tablescape plated for a delicious spring brunch. See you tomorrow!

29 comments:

Martha said...

It's always nice to find bargains to make for a pretty table. Nice table setting.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I heart those lunch plates! LOVE. I also love the quilt, it adds such acharm to this tablescape!Ok, I am off soon for my trip but wanted to try and stop by a few before I left! Thanks! Have a great weekend.

ellen b said...

Oh so pretty. I love how you put everything together. I'm such a fan of finding treasures at Goodwill. You found some great things! Happy TT. Oh and I really like the quilt!

marty39 said...

Your tablescape is just stunning. I love the glass plates with the etching. They are absolutely gorgeous. Your quilt is also such a wonderful piece. The colors are wonderful. Great finds and I can't wait to see all the delicious food. Hugs, Marty

Chandy said...

Next time I'm in California, I'll just have to look you up so we can go to GW and hunt! ;-) Those pieces are all so beautiful! Glad you joined in the fun and glad you grabbed by double post badge. I had a lot of fun making those, he he...

xinex said...

Can I come with you and Chandy to the GW? You both seem such wise shoppers, need to rub it off you. You created a beautiful tablescape, Lorna. Those etched plates are gorgeous and what a steal!...Christine

Mrs. Petrie said...

Those etched plates are amazing! The one with the door knocker is my favorite. They really are cheaper than paper plates, now, aren't they? :)

Allidink said...

Omgsh! I love those glass plates!!! They are so cool! And that taco shaped thing is meant to resemble those old fashioned Victorian flower baskets :) You can Google that and find some really neat picture of what people have done with them!

All the best,
Allison

Carrie said...

Your table is delightful! And what great finds...

debbie said...

BEAUTIFUL TABLESCAPE. I LOVE IT. SO VERY PRETTY. I LOVE THE GLASS DISHES AND THE WHITE MILK GLASS FRUIT BOWL...I LOVE WHITE MILK GLASS.
YOUR TABLE REMINDS ME OF A COUNTRY ROMANTIC TEA PARLOR.
BLESSINGS
debbie

Kammy said...

Lorna,
You have such beautiful things, I
love your setting !
Thanks for sharing and have a great
day ~

Hugs ~ Kammy

Scribbler said...

This is so pretty -- I love the quilt!

Scribbler

Raggedy Girl said...

Happy Table Scape Thursday!

I am stopping by to visit From Between Naps on The Porch and your Pink and blue quilt-y table scape is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

from Roberta Anne = The Raggedy Girl

Katy said...

Clear glass is difficult to photograph and you did a nice job of it! Lovely tablescape! I adore the napkin rings and little touches of soft color! Great job, please stop by my blog... I'm having my first ever give away! ~Katy (Plucky)

Joyce said...

Lorna,
You really know how to shop for some wonderful plates. I love the etched plates. They are so different. I like the pink and blue colors and the quilt. Thank you for taking the time to share with me.
Joyce

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

The clear dishes are perfect on the beautiful quilt! I love the etched plates! Enjoyed seeing how you put it all together so well!

Katherine

ann said...

those plates are just totally awesome.it's hard to find a word for them.they are just so lovely.you are really lucky to have found them.i cannot imagine anyone giving them up.
and those napkins are so delicate.and the napkin holders-precious.so dainty and feminine.
you have some real treasures here.enjoy...ann

Janie's World said...

Wow, you've got some great finds. I love that quilt! The clear dishes are so wonderful. I love the etched glass in the middle!

jennifer said...

Your etched plates look lovely atop the quilt table cloth. The table for the luncheon looked very springy!

Cass @ That Old House said...

You are brave to photograph clear plates, and you did it very well. I love those rectangular luncheon plates; haven't seen those around here but they are darling.

And the etched plates -- so very pretty. Lovely table, right down to the beautiful quilt as the table cover. Gorgeous!

Thanks -- Cass

Crystal said...

I love the quilt in your tablescape and I know what you mean about photographing clear plates. You just seem to get glimmer shots no matter what, but you did a great job.

Thanks for sharing!
thehummingbirdcottage.blogspot.com

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

What great finds. I love the etched plates. Very pretty!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Oh, clear glass is so hard to photograph...but it is so pretty, isn't it? Your etched dishes are lovely!
;-D

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lovely tablescape. I've never seen any of those etched glass plates. So pretty. I love the "basket", and the quilt adds so much to your tablescape. laurie

Linda said...

Great table done with a budget, love it!
You have found some pretty things in your treasure hunting!
Like the quilt used for table cover too.
Linda Q

Kirby3131 said...

I had a whole set of those glass luncheon plates - but sold them to a friend when she said she had the same pattern and couldn't find more.

I could see the etching in the victorian glass plates - how lovely!

The whole table is great.

Robin said...

Lovely tablescape.....and I love how you used a quilt as a tablecloth.

Hope your day has been beautiful

Sofia Striffler said...

Love those clear plates. Those are my favorite. Great finds.

Christina said...

Oh my! Such pretty things. Love how you used the quilt on the table. The glass luncheon plates are my favorite. Love, love, love them. The etching on the bottom of the plates is very intriguing too.

Enjoyed looking at all the pretties.

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