Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Big, Bold and Old!
It's that time of week again...Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Thank you for hosting my favorite meme, Susan. Please stop by BNOTP so that you can see how everyone has set their table.
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The inspiration for my table this week was a piece of vintage fabric I found at the thrift store some time ago. The big, bold flowers in primary colors caught my eye. I know this isn't light and summery but our weather has gone from nice and warm to downright cold in the past few days.
I had all the dishes needed to do the table, most you have seen in other settings. I didn't have to buy anything, not even spending 1¢ this week; am so proud of myself! My daughter, once again, brought me tulips...thanks, Erin, you are a sweetie! The vasse is a thrift store find...the only thing on the bottom was a gold paper seal that said "Made in Italy".
I really like the boldness of this fabric and felt it would make a good table topper.
The flatware is Oneida Afterglow, 1956.
I really like the simplicity of the vivid colors layered. Each piece is a solid color with little or no design.
Vera Bradley charger plate from TJMaxx a few years ago, that I paid almost nothing for. They had only 2 and I think they cost around $3.50.
Red dinner plate is Waechtersbach on sale at TJMaxx for a couple dollars about 3 years ago.
Olive green salad plate is from WalMart about 6 years ago.
The soup bowl is Mancer, made in Italy, found at Goodwill for 37¢ each back in January. The chocolate napkins are from Savers a couple months ago, 4 for $1.99. The napkin rings were found at WalMart after Thanksgiving, 2 for $1.
The stemware is blue water goblets from TJMaxx a couple dollars each and 99¢ dark amber wine stems from Goodwill.
I have used the little salt/pepper shakers that my sister, Judy sent me last fall. The butter dish is Mikasa found at Savers and has been in other tablescapes.
Another view of the table. The candlesticks are Royal Crystal Rock from Italy from Savers, $3.99.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Don't forget to check out all the other tablescapes.