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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My Thrift Store Tablescape...

It is once again time to join Susan, of Between Naps On The Porch, for the weekly Tablescape Thursday. Thanks for hosting, Susan. Please be sure to drop by Susan's porch to see how everyone else has set their table for tonight.

You can click on any of the pictures to enlarge them.



I found the bright yellow tablecloth and napkins at Saver's the other day so that was the beginning of tonight's table. I didn't realize that I had so little, in the way of plain blue dishes. That will have to be remedied! I would have preferred a brighter more cobalt blue, but since there was none in the house I went with what I had.
I am sure there are some pieces in this tablescape that seem very familiar; chances are you will see them in a future post, too!


All of the dishes are either solid yellow or blue. The tablecloth is actually much, much brighter than it is showing up in the pictures.





To add a little whimsy, all different patterned silverplate was used at each setting.




Amber water and wine glasses.




Yellow linen tablecloth-Saver's
Yellow/blue napkins-Saver's
Blue dinner/salad plates-(Gibson)Saver's
Yellow square plates-(Susie Coelho Style)TJMaxx
Yellow soup bowls-(Manger made in Italy)Goodwill
Amber water goblet-TJMaxx
Amber wine glass-Goodwill
Silverplate-Saver's at various times
Yellow platter under soup tureen-(Home Essentials and Beyond)TJMaxx
Yellow soup tureen-Windsor Cottage Antiques (Ottawa, KS)
Cobalt salt/pepper shakers-Saver's
Amber and brass candlesticks-ARC Thrift Store
Clear pitcher w/cobalt handle-Yard sale

Thanks for taking the time to stop, look and comment!

34 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

How pretty!! I love yellow and blue together and your napkins tie everything in. Love your tablecloth. too. It looks fine in the photos!! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Kathleen said...

I agree with Blondie, and the plaid napkins really pop...
Turn off the snow, I have had enough! :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I have always loved yellow and blue together. I really love the napkins...they would be great used as placemats sometime too, love the plaid.

salmagundi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today with your comments on the care of silver. I know deep down that I just need to put a little extra care into the silverware and just enjoy it! I love the way you have mixed up your patterns. Also, plaid napkins are a favorite of mine. Take care, Sally

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your blue and yellow is so pretty together -- perfect for some mid-winter cheer!

Shelia said...

Nothing is more soothing than blue and yellow! I love it! What a pretty tureen! Everything looks so nice.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandy said...

The yellow and blue together are just beautiful, great napkins. Great finds, thanks for stopping by.
Sandy

Dreamgoddess said...

Very pretty! I love the blue and yellow used together.

Joyce said...

The silver is all so pretty and I like that you mixed them up. Blue and yellow themes always seem to make me SMILE:)
Joyce

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I love yellow and blue together; very pretty tablescape!!! That yellow soup tureen is great!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I think one of the prettiest and homiest combinations of color are yellow and blue. The plaid goes perfectly with the dishes and I loved that tureen.
Susan

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I love the way you combined the colors and different dishes. Gorgeous!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Love how you put it all together! What great things to find...love all that flatware!

Vivian said...

Love the dishes but the napkins are what my eyes drew to. I love them. Such a bright and happy tablescape.

Dining Delight said...

Yellow and blue looks so pretty together. Your dishes are terrific and the napkins tie it all together!

DD

xinex said...

I love your tablescape, so pretty! I love all the colors, so cheerful...Christine

Linda said...

Love the blue and yellow. those plaid napkins are really cute! Great job pulling together these colors with what you had at home. Of course it is ok to add more blue dishes!

Petite Little Bee said...

Hi: Thought I would stop by and visit, and I am so glad I did. Love your blog. The pictures are fabulous. Will be back soon and thanks so much for sharing. Cheers, Lia

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Such a cheerful tablescape! I love the blue and yellow together and your pretty thrift shop finds!

Jane

Diann said...

Hi Mimi!

I love your blue and yellow dishes! They look wonderful. Although I think colbolt blue would have looked nice too, I actually prefer this color of blue for this table because it is different.

GardenofDaisies said...

Yellow is such a cheerful color to use... helps to brighten up this long winter we are having.

The Design Coach said...

Blue and yellow is such a great combination--so French! I love tables created from bargains.

Natasha said...

Aahh beautiful yellow and blue! I love those colours together and your yellow tablecloth is a perfect backdrop for your beautiful dishes.

Happy Tablecsape Thursday and best wishes, Natasha.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Blue and yellow is a favorite color combination of mine. This looks very pretty. laurie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty! I love anything yellow!

Katherine

Cass @ That Old House said...

Lovely! I really like blue and yellow together, and love some of your pretty dishes. LOVE the tureen, too -- I'm a sucker for tureens!
the plaid napkins -- super!
Cass

Cindy said...

Wow! You did great! I love that soup tureen. I used to have one that was well-used until I dropped it ;(.
Have a great weekend!

the passionate hairdresser said...

Love the blue & yellow!! Very cheery! When are you going to do purple??? :)

Cassie said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by our blog today!
Your yellow and blue looks lovely together! I especially love the mismatched flatware.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Gorgeous with your blue & yellow.

The Tablescaper said...

Awesome square soup bowls!

- The Tablescaper

Dishesdone said...

Very pretty, Mimi! Love the soup tureen! I don't have one, but I'm always on the lookout.

Janet said...

I love it! I can't believe you found everything at a thrift store. Can you find me place settings for my kitchen.

Holly said...

Yellow and blue are always so lovely together! I like the mix and match of pieces.
Holly @ 504 Main