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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Completely Thrifted Tablescape!

It is time to visit Between Naps On The Porch with our hostess, Susan, for Tablescape Thursday. Please make sure you stop by her porch so you can enjoy the other tablescapes everyone has worked so hard on this week.

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Quite some time ago I found a couple of green placemats that had little bees on them. I was hoping to find two more, but no such luck. With only three colors to work with, I have kept the table very, very simple. Everything on the table is either from the thrift store, yard sale or a gift!.


I added a black dinner plate and a gold salad/soup bowl.


The glassware is an amber goblet for lemonade/iced tea and a smaller green for the wine. The amber ones were found Monday at Goodwill for almost nothing, even before the 25% senior discount. The green ones, also from a thrift store, have been used here several times.






The flatware is mismatched silverplate.


Cabbage tureen.


Tandy the rooster has found his way onto another table...




Flowers from the yard, brown-eyed Susan, orange ditch lily, pink and white cone flowers, coral bells, gooseneck loosestrife and vinca. There has been so much wind and rain here, only the toughest flowers have survived.



Bee placemats-Savers $3.99 for both
Black napkins-Goodwill 25¢ each
Black dinner plate-Goodwill 49¢ each
Gold salad/soup bowl-Goodwill 37¢ each
Green stemware-ARC Thrift 25¢ each
Amber stemware-Goodwill 37¢ each
Silverplated flatware-25¢-99¢ each
Cabbage tureen-yard sale $1
Clear votive holders-ARC Thrift 25¢ each
Tandy the rooster-yard sale $1
Vase-have had for years
Green bowl the vase is sitting on-Gift from sister

Thank you for stopping to look at my blog entry this week...it is really appreciated.

69 comments:

Marsha said...

I love thrifting and many of my dishes come via the same way :) Your tablescape is gorgeous as usual and I really love the bee placemats. Too bad you couldn't find two more. I look forward to seeing your tablescapes each week.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Mimi, you and I do love to do our tablescapes in our gorgeous thrift finds! And you got some awesome deals! The table looks wonderful and those bee placemats are so cute!

Kathleen said...

Great deals! The place mats are so cute! I have never seen any like that! Sweet table!
The cabbage tureen...I just LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

A whole table setting for probably less than $10....sweet deal! That's my thrifty/frugal/cheap sister!! JK

Delma

Anonymous said...

Tuesday is always so fun to see another of your terrific tablescapes. Stunning as always. Love from Vermont. Brenda

the passionate hairdresser said...

Minimalist...I like it!! :D

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the bee placemats and how everything goes together so well. You have some sweet deals here, too! So cute!

xoxo
Janie

Linda said...

What a very cute tablescape! I am so impressed with the low cost of all you items. I love thrifting and yard sales! Where else could you put together such a charming and unique table! Wonderful!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love it!
Great job, the placemats are so cute and your arrangement is just gorgeous!
A great thrifty table Mimi!
Cindy

The Caffeinated Globe said...

Oh Mimi, I like these thrifty items. They are so retro cool.

podso said...

This is so sweet and takes me back to the 70s! Great job on all the thrifting and arranging, and I do love the color of those plates.

Anonymous said...

Love the cabbage tureen!

Magic

GrannySue said...

Just precious. Perfectly summer, perfectly darling.

Nancy said...

Great job Mimi! I love those placemats and the amber glasses. I used to have that same rooster but his poor head broke off...a few times actually! I glued it back until it broke into too many pieces and was beyond repair.

vignette design said...

Love those placemats! What a darling tablescape and thrifty finds.

Donna said...

Well you got some great deals! I love the cabbage tureen!

Donna(Timeless Settings)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love those bee placemats and the green glasses. Very pretty table. Love the use of vintage silverware.

Komali Nunna said...

Mimi, Love your placemats. They are so cute. Beautiful table as usual.

Debbie said...

Now you can't beat that price! I really love the place mats...seems bee items are not the easiest find...I was looking last year and could find only a few things. Your table looks great.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Those placemats are wonderful! You did a great job showing them off with your incredible thrift store finds. Love that glassware!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Such cute placemats -- I have a bee thing myself. Love your mix and match and those flowers are my favorite wildflower. nice job.

Joyce said...

Buzzing over to say I like your cute little bee placemats. You really did some smart shopping to put this all together. I will buzz in again:-)
Joyce

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Sweet Kitty & Mimi!
Your tablescape is simply gorgeous! I adore the precious bees.

Blessings to you my friend. ~Melissa :)

Barbara said...

I really like how you pulled everything together on this table. It all looks wonderful together.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Wow, you really hit the jackpot with all of your thrifty finds! Love that amber glass. Thanks for sharing!

Audra said...

I love those placemats. I rarely use them, my men folk are really messy eaters. Nice table manners, but they drop tons of stuff. Anyway...I love the table scape. Looks like a gorgeous lunch or intimate dinner setting.

Once again...you inspire me to look a little closer at those glasses in the thrift stores.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I would love to be able to find great thrift finds like yours. I love the bee placemats. They are just too cute for words..
hugs ~lynne~

Sherrie said...

What a great shopper you are! Your table is simply charming. The bee placemats really set the tone :0)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Amazing what you can do with thrift items!
I love the bee placemats. I am doing an upcoming bee tablescape!What a warm and welcoming tablescape. It feels like home!
Yvonne

Sherry said...

You did a great job thrifting on that table. Wonderful finds. Love the placemats and the goblets. Very cute.
Sherry

Joanne Kennedy said...

I love those placemats. How cute. What a great idea to do a tablescape with all thrifted items. You did a beautiful job. Love it.

Hugs
Joanne

P.S. That rooster is so sweet.

suzyq said...

I think I must walk around with my eyes shut - I never see all the cute things everyone finds when thrifting!!
Great work,
Suzyq

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute placemats and I love the amber goblet, I just picked up a milk glass one myself!

Mary said...

What a bargain~ I love the bee placemats :-)

Johanna said...

Mimi, those are pretty finds. I love the yellow-black combination of plates. And the bee placemats are very nice and also I love your stemware. Your garden flowers look so gorgeous, you must have a big garden.
Gretings, Johanna

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love your bee themed tablescape, Mimi! So cute! And you know I love that it is all thrifting finds! Great job!...hugs...Debbie

Atticmag said...

What pretty combinations and so economically assembled. You should be so pleased.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love your completely thrifted tablescape! Those bee placemats would love to live at my home! Joni

All The Pretty Dishes said...

I love how you put this all together. The placemats are sooo cute. Great job!

Cynthia said...

Great thrifty finds! Your table is warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

lulumusing said...

For someone in the middle of nowhere, you have a way of finding the most wonderful things and using them well. Keep it up!

shannon i olson said...

such cute details and good deals. love those bee placemats!

Bill said...

Congratulations on creating such a wonderful setting using only thrifted items! I do love mismatched silverplate. It's interesting that you and I both took that approach to flatware for our tables this week, and we both used gooseneck loosestrife. Thank you for telling me what it was in your comment. I'm most grateful!

Debbie said...

What a cute setting with the bees. Everything looks great! and what deals you find girl!!!
Debbie@houseatthelake

*Chic Provence* said...

Tandy the Rooster is my favorite!! great table and great thrifting!

xxx

Kit

kayellen said...

What fun~~you gotta love good will too!!

Happy Table Scape Thursday!

Hugs,
Kay Ellen

Sailing Simply said...

Very cute! I love how you worked off of the bee placemats to create this setting! I love your choices, but I am shocked about those amber goblets.. Wow! That was a major deal! I gotta get to GW more often! Thanks for your visit to me and your sweet comments too!

Dishesdone said...

Very pretty, Mimi, another very pretty table :)

xinex said...

Pretty tablescape, Mimi. I love the amber goblets, what a great deal!....Christine

Jacqueline said...

I haven't started thrifting yet. My thrifting has been Home Goods/TJ Maxx. You are inspiring. I will have to start. Love that you showed the price tags and the receipt. Proof!

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

You've really gotten some thrifty finds - my kind of prices. Those bee placemats are so cute - I've been into the bees, dragonflies, and butterflies lately. I like the way you paired mixed matched flatware, like the hotels do. Who needs to pay an arm and a leg to buy mixed matched flatware service?

Beth said...

Hi Mimi, The cabbage tureen is lovely. I like the black and gold in the plate and bowl - it matches the bee (as well as being Iowa Hawkeye colors!). Cute placemats too. Very nice table, Mimi!
Blessings, Beth

paperbutterfly said...

I love the placemats! Great find. Hope you find two more along the way. Great job on the thrifting. Wish I could shop with you some day.
The whole table is lovely and the flowers are beautiful.
Thank you for stopping by for tea. Hope to see you soon.
Blessings, Pam

A Hint of Home said...

You certainly found some great buys thrifting. Your table is as cute as can "bee".

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Mimi, I can't believe that stemware was only 49 cents each! What a deal. I want some of those placemats (cause you know I NEED some more tablescaping items!!). That cabbage tureen is great too. Your thrifty tablescape does not look thrifty at all. It looks like a happy place to have a meal. Great job. laurie

Anita said...

Amazing! I don't know how you do it! Love those green glasses! Beautiful!!

The Barnett Family said...

Wow, you did really well with all of your thrifty finds. Our GW store does not EVER have anything like that. Really like the amber stemware. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your TT. BTW, I am offering a 200th posting giveaway.

JEANNE said...

Good morning MImi, I have missed you. Your tablescape is awesome and I love the thrift part. A good lesson for those who think they have to have the best stuff for a nice look. Good thrifting great table.
Hugs, Jeanne

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

What a thrifty table!!! It's great. You got some good deals. Here in southern California it is rare to find anything at a thrift store for less than a dollar. Especially at Goodwill. Count yourself lucky. Thanks for sharing your tablescape. And thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment on my split pea wreath.
Kim

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

You are so good at finding great buys, Mimi! I love the bee placemats and the cabbage tureen is wonderful!

Americana Lady said...

A lovely color combination! You must do the "Found Me Some Treasure Dance " a lot! You're good at it! Keep your flag-a-wavin'...Joan

emptynester3 said...

Hi Mimi! Thanks so much for your visit to my blog! I enjoyed looking at your Tablescape too! Don't you love the great stuff at thrift stores?

~Nana~

Paige Thomas King said...

perhaps the universe was telling you to enjoy a dinner for two! i'm a big bee fan, so if you ever tire of those placemats, let me know.
thanks for stopping by my blog!
paige

Kathy said...

Mimi, I love a thrifty table ...always makes me feel like I'm such a dealer!Lol..
Love those placemats...just keep your eyes pealed...Your sure to find more.
The black accents are perfect!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Love your tablescape! You did good with your thrift finds. I miss going to thrift stores.
Hope your doing well
Love
Maggie

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Mimi~ ~Sweet little bees and the honey comb its just too cute. Great deals, feels so good doesn't it? I love your yellow table too it's one of my favorite colors.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Anonymous said...

Love the Cabbage! RC in Beantown

Deana said...

I love the orange. How fun!!!!

Anonymous said...

Esp love the dinner plate and the flatwear this week. Great job, as usual.
Daisy