Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thrifty Tablescape


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!


Till Next Time,


35 comments:

Jane said...

Your table looks beautiful and you got a great buy on all those dishes for $30.00!! The valance for $3.00!! Can't buy 1/2 yard of fabric for that price :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Lorna! I should say you got a deal on those dishes! That's a steal for that price. Good find!

And the valance was a great price, too! I want to go shopping with you!

Happy Thrifty Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

First the valance is just wonderful, the colors are just perfect. Second, I love that centerpiece and it is wonderful to see it again. Finally, those dishes are fabulous and I think they were a terrific bargain. I can just imagine them in all kinds of tablescapes. Great finds. Hugs, Marty

Joyce said...

Great bargains for your pretty table.
Joyce

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Wow, cool buy!! AND I love it that our hubby's love tablescaping!! It makes a house a home...(even if my tablescaping is lame!!). THose do look like heavy dishes---they will also be great to use during the Christmas season and Valentines day , fourth of July etc!!

jennifer said...

Oh WOW! I think your dishes were worth the 30 dollars. You could use those for so many different holidays and occasions! That really is a gorgeous table scape.

How nice that your husband talked you into purchasing them. He's a keeper!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I would say you did get a deal! THose dishes match the red ones in my scape this week too!

She Was Old Fashioned said...

Everything is just lovely! what a gorgeous fall table. I love fall! enjoy your evening.

Julie said...

I think you got a great deal on the dishes.... Love red love love love the dishes...
xoxo
Julie

Mimi said...

Very, very pretty table. I am glad your husband sent you back to get those dishes...they look like they were made for that table; plus what a deal!

Kathleen said...

WOW, what a deal! They are wonderful! Very pretty table..rich colors..And I like your new WT too! Very pretty!

Teri said...

Love, love those dishes!!!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love the dishes. Since you got so many, $30.00 is a good deal!!!

xinex said...

That's a lot of pieces for $30.00, Lorna. You did really good and they are very pretty. I love the shape and the color. The dishes and the stemware look very nice on your table....Christine

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Lorna!

First off, your tablescape is just stunning! Those dishes are amazing! The valance is perfect and all your accessories are divine!! Way to go putting together such a wonderful table on such a great budget!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You lukcy girl! Those dishes are so unique and pretty. I definitely think they were a bargain. You are so right about the valance. It warms the room and looks great! Another fantastic bargain. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I forgot to tell you that I think those green goblets are spectacular. I really like the square bottoms on them. laurie

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Your tablescape is just beautiful, the table and chairs are wonderful and wowo what a deal on those dishes, you should always listen to your husband...

Kammy said...

I love it Lorna ! Those dishes are great....I am starting to see how heavy some of my dishes are too - so I am going to be moving things around....Love your scape...Love that valance - great idea to change with the season ! You are a great treasure finder !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Beautiful table Lorna! What a score on those dishes! Your valance looks pretty too!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sweet deal you got here with the dishes... looove the color...thanks so much for sharing.

Blessings,
Linda

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Lorna, it's beautiful!

Wow, you did really well in your bargain hunting. I love your new valance and honestly, that was a GREAT deal for a complete set of dishes for 10 placesettings! Way to go.

Love your green goblets, too. Happy TT!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Oh noooooooooooooo....another person that makes me feel like a total failure at table scaping. My ego cant take this anymore.

This is brilliant!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Lorna,

Those pictures look like something from a magazine! What a tablescape! You got a steal in the dishes. My car would've left peel marks down the street if I had gotten away with that! BEAUTIFUL!
Thanks for dropping by Bloggeritaville today! And thank you for linking up this week, my friend!
Leigh Bratina
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com
www.leighsphotography.blogspot.com

Tammy@InStitches said...

I think you got a great deal, they are beautiful !

Pinky said...

Oh my goodness, what a bargain you got! My hubby would not have had to convince me, I would have grabbed those dishes and ran before that woman came to her senses:):) I just love the color and as others have said, they will be perfect for so many other seasons and holidays! Lucky you! Happy Fall!!!!!! Pinky

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love those dishes. You really did get a good deal. Your valance is great as well. Lovely all around!

Christi

The Persimmon Perch said...

Love those dishes! Glad he let you get them.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You got a great deal on those dishes. You can do so many things with them. Your table and the room look beautiful.

Sue

ellen b. said...

Hi Lorna! What a great table setting for such a great price. Love the dishes! I also really like the green goblets :0)

Dawn said...

Wow, I just love this mix of colors! Red, yellow and green!
Great job. So glad hubby talked you into this set!
Hugs,
Dawn

Sarah said...

Beautiful table with your newly acquired set of dishes. I'd say at a $1 a piece you got a bargain. These look to be very nice dishes. They certainly make a statement on your table.

Recycled Rita said...

I love those dishes! You really scored! Kuddos to your hubby!
karen....

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

Love the valance and your tablescape. Especially the goblets. I found some amber colored ones at Goodwill not too long ago. I love the way light looks through them! Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh my word. As the teenagers would say "I so hate you!" LOL. I love the dishes. What a find. I think a bargain and more what a husband! I won't say it again but I just envy you! I loved your tablescape I came over from Thrifty Thursday. I am so glad I found you. I'll hang out awhile and see what else your up to.
Have a wonderfully Blessed weekend,
Sherry

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