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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring Is In The Air!


I am still on a blue kick, this week there is a little yellow mixed in...reminds me of blue sky and sunshine. I think spring has finally found it's way onto the prairie. I checked the weather for the next 10 days and it looks like we will be in the 50's up to the low 70's...I am sure that means no more snow! I have even seen a few dandelions...and a bit of green grass!



The string place mats were found at Goodwill for 49¢ all four. 



layers started with a blue dinner plate by Vera Bradley...



the next layer is Alfred Meakin salad plate....followed by



a Spode Blue Bird soup bowl. These bowls were also 49¢ each at Goodwill. I scoured the shelves looking for more pieces but found none.





The seeded glassware were also a thrift store find.



The flatware is Gibson, also found at Goodwill last July, service for 8 for $1.99. Sometimes Goodwill turns up some great items for pennies on the dollar!



The napkins are Marat d'Avignon France that were found at Goodwill several years ago. I also found another 4 months later at Savers. The napkin rings are inexpensive white plastic 99¢ for 6 or 8 at Savers.



The centerpiece is a blue and white cachepot with faux white roses from my friend, Phyllis.









Thanks for taking the time to visit today...please come back again.

I will be linking up with

Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen
Thrifty Things Friday/The Thrifty Groove
Anything Blue Friday/The Dedicated House
Festive Friday Fiesta/The Home Girl
Seasonal Sundays/The Tablescaper

Thank you ladies for hosting each week!


48 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love how you integrated all the blues together, and that string placemat is very unique! Once again...great table setting. - Sue Z.

Sarah said...

It's cold and wet here today, so this blue sky and sunshine table of yours makes me smile. Such happy colors! The stack is lovely especially ending with Spode Blue Bird.

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love this tablescape. Everything is perfection. love, bbb

Joyce@WhenPigsFly said...

What bargains you found. Everything looks beautifully put together. Your profile could be mine, except I raised 2 boys and 2 girls and I want kitties but have 3 dogs. I love thrifting and estate sales. I should be downsizing and decluttering, but it seems I'm just collecting more in my old age.

kitty said...

What a pretty Spring table, Marigene. I wishi could go shopping with you at GW for you find the best bargains. Those little bowls are so sweet and I love the flatware. Your table is so cheery.
P.S. We LOVED the rolls!

Anonymous said...

Blue tablescapes always catch my eye. Love the flatware and the Blue Bird together. Bring on Spring!
LY,
Delma

Scribbler said...

Pretty pretty pretty! It is cold and wet here, too, and my house has been like a barn all day because the front doors were being installed. I put up a post about that debacle.

Kathleen said...

I need your Goodwill! I love everything you found there, the napkins, the mats, and those bowls are wonderful. What prices. Your centerpiece is so lovely! I crave flowers!
Beautiful table, M, thanks for linking to Let's Dish! It is 27 here, Spring my a double scribble!

Alycia Nichols said...

Seriously, missy...you find ALL the good stuff at the thrift stores! I try to hit those out here in LS and those along the Wornall corridor in KC as well as a few in OP. Almost never do I find anything at all worthwhile. It's probably because you got to it first! :-) :-) :-)

This is a really pretty table for Spring, Marigene, and the bowls just really draw it all together. I really like those placemats. You got a heck of a deal on those. I have seen them for nearly $7 each!

Let's hope that weather we're expecting this weekend doesn't bring anything weird with it!

Debbie said...

There isn't one thing on that table that I don't just love. Seriously, from the GW placemats all the way to those vivid blue napkins, I love it all. I think my favorite dish is the Spode bluebird soup bowl. It *makes* the table.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Not only is this table so pretty it is thrifty also. You find some great things to really set a table apart from the crowd! Hugs, Linda

Judy Biggerstaff said...

You know I never tire of seeing beautiful tables set with blue and white so keep them coming. Love your touches of yellow to the mix. Love the blue bubble goblets too.

Christine Graves said...

OK, now I see the cousins you were talking about and I definitely love them! I'm also drooling over those vera Bradley plates. Those are timeless!!!

Rettabug said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Marigene! I'm impressed with how well all your collected pieces play together so nicely.
You never should have told us those were faux roses...you can't tell at all.

I love seeing the sunshine on your pretty blue goblets. Gorgeous!

Dianne said...

Marigene, I am I love with this table! I just cannot believe you found it all at Goodwill. I truly need to come shopping with you and learn at the heels of a master! Dianne

Mary said...

Marigene~ Your table is beautiful and love the blues and bargains you've found! I do not have luck at GW~ your flatware and Spode are wonderful!

Mona said...

Marigene, wow you have found some great things at Goodwill..I am beginning to think everybody else has a better Goodwill then we do. LOL my sweet spot used to be the Salvation Army but it has changed..I love your table and the blue and yellow is perfect for this time of year..
Love, Mona

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Your beautiful blue & white tablescape gently whispers "Spring on the Praire", dear friend!!!
I love those Vera Bradley blue plates!!! Your stemware is elegant!!!
What great finds at great prices!!!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. Yesterday we had sleet, rain and SNOW!!! Today is in the 50's...hoping Mother Nature got my Memo that it is time for Spring on our side of the Prairie!!! :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh, the string place mats are fabulous and very unique Marigene! The dishes are gorgeous, all of them! Great finds, I'm jelous! I only down sized from a huge house to a pent house, big enough apartment, but I can't stop buying, if not bargains, at regular price, if I just fall in love with things, like I would with your gorgeous Spode Blue Bird lol..The chumal is very much like the Mexican tamal, which I've seen them, but never had one. Big hugs,
FABBY

Designs By Pinky said...

Hi Marigene! I can't believe the fabulous BARGAINS you find at GW!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so jealous!!! I adore that flatware. And the placemats are adorable too. Beautiful table, thanks for sharing. XO, Pinky

The French Hutch said...

We’ve had some lovely spring warm days, even hot. Today it’s cold and raining! So happy to see you are finally getting spring weather and temps. Marigene, your tablescape is beautiful! I love these dishe, the blue and yellow and the sweet pattern. The little bowls are my favorite.....
Happy Spring and have a great weekend.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love blue and white, anytime!
The Vera Bradley napkins are just perfect with the gorgeous Spode dishes!
Hugs,
Patti

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Gorgeous table, Marigene. Love the placements and cheery dishes Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

allisamazing said...

I love your plates and your whole table is lovely!

Dewena Callis said...

I shouted for my husband to come see your Spode Blue Bird! We could not believe you found these beauties at Goodwill. Very nice.

The Spode Blue Bird is our wedding china! I'll look forward to exploring more of your blog.
Dewena

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your blue Tablescape is beautiful! I love the way you put this all together. The colors make the wood table pop. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my "April Showers. Hoping you and your family have a wonderful weekend.
XXOO Diane

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Love the blues and whites!

Sweetladyelaine said...

It's nice to be back and visiting you! I have missed blogging. Your table is so blue! I love it.....just never know what can be found at Goodwill! It's the hunt I love!Keep hunting and setting beautiful tables!
love,
Elaine

Linda Miller said...

I love blue.....it's my favorite color. Your table is beautiful and I love the French country napkins.

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Jann Olson said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the mix of blue and yellow. Blue sky and sunshine, yes! I can't believe that you found those Spode bowls and seeded glasses at a thrift store. What a great find!
hugs,
Jann

thepaintedapron.com said...

Pretty Pretty Pretty! what great bargains you found!
Jenna

Jeanne Selep said...

Lovely. I am glad I found your blog.

Lulu said...

Blue has never been my color, but recently everything I"ve seen that I like is blue....go figure. Your table confirms that blue is, indeed, a wonderful color and brightens the day.

Pattie T. said...

That is it, I have got to start shopping at Goodwill. I love those quirky placemats, and the bowls are adorable. Wow, what bargains!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You are lucky I don't live in your area. I would be competition trying to find those bargains, although I'd love to shop with you too. Love the blue and white!

The HOME GIRL said...

How beautiful!!! I just saw some similar placemats to the ones you got for 49 cents at Ikea for...well...a LOT more than 49 cents...haha! Such a pretty table! I love the bargains you got! Thanks so much for sharing this on this week's FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA! Hope you're having a great weekend!

The Tablescaper said...

So beautiful!

Love those Vera Bradley plates. I have chargers of the same pattern. So pretty.


Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle said...

Love your table! The blue and yellow is beautiful! Life to the full! Melissa

Kim said...

You've put together such a lovely tablescape Marigene. So warm and inviting. Love it all!!
xoxo,
Kim

Kim said...

You've put together such a lovely tablescape Marigene. So warm and inviting. Love it all!!
xoxo,
Kim

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful table. I haven't seen this pattern from spode, love the way the flatware and napkins all flow so nicely. fondly ~lynne~

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Your table is so pretty Marigene. I love the plates that you used. It all looks beautiful together.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marigene, I really need to shop at your GW! What a beautiful table you have set. Love the Spode Blue Bird bowls, and those place mats are so unique. That flatware is wonderful. You've set such a beautiful table with such amazing bargains, and I love it! laurie

blue antler studio said...

It is sunny and warm here and my yellow, seaside cottage is nestled in a blue-scape: hum like your lovely table setting :)
But I am anxious to head north to my studio and the joy of springtime on the ridge.
kathy

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

You find the best things at the best prices. Love your table. Love Love Love.
I was thinking of you when I went to visit the Goodwill. Still kicking myself for not getting those glasses.

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

I love your blue and white table, Marigene. You find great bargains just like Kathleen. You have a real gift of putting things together is a beautiful and creative way.

Bluebell Woods said...

WHAT? I have to get out to the thrift stores again soon. I love the place mats. Heck I love it all and the blue is brilliant.
Janice

Pat@BPM said...

This is beautiful Marigene. I love those little Spode bowls!