I'm a home schooling mom of 9, 5 boys and 4 girls, ages 1 1/2 to 21! Blissfully married for 22 years to a man who makes me laugh everyday. I love having tea with friends, with my hubby, or with a good book. I'm addicted to thrift shops and yard sales and love the thrill of the hunt! I enjoy cooking and entertaining. I love all things vintage, and the things in my home all have a story to tell.
Welcome back, dear Bloggers! Where has the week gone? Once again it's Tablescape Thursday hosted by the ever popular Susan @ BNOTP and Thrifty Thursday with lovely Leigh @ Bolggeritaville.
It's still a fall theme here at the Lace and Ivy Cottage, but do you see a difference from last week's tablescape?
First, let's quickly turn our attention to the window, where a new valance is hung. I purchased this newly made, never used, Waverly fabric valance from an estate sale last week for a mere $3. It paid off to dig through a pile of fabric remnants! I think it warms up the room for fall and I can easily change it out for the seasons.
OK, back to the table. Though I have the same centerpiece as before, I now have a new place setting. They were purchased at a yard sale on the same day I purchased the valance. The lady wanted $30 for the set. I tried to haggle a little, but the lady wouldn't budge. She really didn't want to get rid of her dishes, but her hubby was making her because the dishes were making their shelves sag!
I wasn't convinced that I was getting a bargain, so I left.
But my hubby, who was with me that morning, talked me into buying them. My man supports my tablescaping habit! So back I went and forked over the cash. After all, it was a service for 10 with extra pieces to boot. It's not everyday you can find that many matching dishes at a yard sale.
I have to admit that each piece is very heavy. It's no wonder her shelves were giving way! Lucky for me, I've got room in my bottom cabinets for storage.
The vintage green goblets are a thrift store find. I think I paid about $1.30 each.
There were over 30 pieces to the dishes, so it came up to less than a dollar a piece.
I love the rich color against the rustic table.
The napkins were a deal from Wal Mart. A pack of 4 for only $2.
The woven napkin rings were from the Goodwill @ only 10 for a dollar. My kids embellished them with silk leaves.
Hope you enjoyed this week's tablescape and my $33 dining room redo. Happy thrifty decorating everyone, and thanks a bunch for stopping by!