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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thrifty Thursday and Tablescape Thursday – Vintage & Thrifted Luncheon Setting

In this post I will be participating in both Thrifty Thursday and Tablescape Thursday.
Thrifty Thursday
Some recent bargain finds which I am incorporating in my thrifty tablescape are:
2 charger plates at 5 cents each = 10 cents for both.

4 contemporary bowls from Noritake Misty Isle Collection "Ireland" pattern at 25 cents each, = $1.00 total.

A 45 x 50 inch pale pink cotton tablecloth for 25 cents

[Bought at the same time was another deeper pink cotton tablecloth, size 50" wide x 69" long, 50 cents.]

Last year I bought this small cream ceramic cornucopia design vase in a thrift shop for just 50 cents. It has a decorative oval with pink flowers on each side.

Visit Leigh at Tales From Bloggeritaville for more Thrifty Thursday posts.

Tablescape Thursday
A simple luncheon for two uses the two chargers and two bowls. The bowls are set on clear textured glass plates in "Fleur" pattern by Arcoroc from France. They allow the floral pattern to show through. The green on the bowls picks up the green of the chargers.

The dessert plates are by Noritake, made in Japan.

Pale pink hem-stitched cotton luncheon napkins are simply folded over. Last fall I bought them in a set of 12 with a large matching pale pink tablecloth for $35 total at a consignment shop.

Pink Depression era pilsner glasses in a set of four were a birthday gift from my sister and brother-in-law.

The centerpiece incorporates two pink depression glass candle holders, and between them is the small ceramic cornucopia vase holding white flowers.

A pear-shaped salt and pepper set in light green adds more color.

The flatware is Mikasa "Estasi". They are stainless steel with a gilt stripe.

A light meal of soup and sandwiches will allow for leisurely conversation in a pleasant setting.
Be sure to visit our hostess Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for more Tablescape Thursday posts.

Edited to add:
I just learned about Thrift Store Thursday with hostess Holly at Homebody, so I’m linking up for that as well.


Michelle said...

LOVE...LOVE...LOVE the charger plates! What a deal and so pretty.

I also like the little vase..so cute!

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh, that pear salt and pepper is so darlin'

Chandy said...

Beutifully done! Wow, I can't believe all those deals! Great hunting!

Glad you joined in!

Katy said...

Sweet tablescape! Love the glassware and those tablecloths were a steal girl! Lovely work! ~Katy

Linda in AZ * said...

* Not only darling, but where do you LIVE that you find such INCREDIBLE BARGAINS??? My goodness!~ Delightful! Best, Linda *

Sandra said...

What great deals! I like the charger plates!Very pretty!

Joyce said...

Nice soft colors. I like the salt and pepper PEAR shakers.

Anonymous said...

I WANT THOSE CHARGERS!!!!!!!!!!!they are awesome.so lovely .in the pics the bowls look perfect with them.as do the tablecloths.you did fabulously my dear.
is it my imagination,or are you "out'more that you used to be?whatever,i am so glad to be around you again friend....ann

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You always come across great bargains!

Your tablescape is gorgeous! Love the chargers!


xinex said...

Those are true bargains. How lucky can you be for finding them! And they made a big part on your lovely tablescape. I love it, love the pastel colors, very spring like...Christine

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

wow! What great finds! All together with that added little pear (love that!) and pink glass and you have one very welcoming and "spring-y" table.
Enjoy your day!

Unknown said...

I don't think you can find better bargains than the ones you mentioned. Just cents for everything! Everything looks wonderful!

j said...

I think the prices that you got your treasures for was the best that I have seen! The chargers are gorgeous!

Carrie said...

Hello Ann, Thanks for the kind comments. Yes, I am more active in posting now. I got sick in mid-March, so my sister took our 90-year old mother to her house. Our aunt came from NY to be with her. That ended April 16 when my sister brought her back. The coming of spring has given me new energy. Thank the Lord.
All the best,

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh, be still my heart -- those charger plates! And the old Noritake dessert plates. Lovely, lovely table -- just so very pretty -- colors and patterns all just right!

And that you got most of this at such amazingly good prices just makes it all so much better! Thanks -- excellent table!

Salmagundi said...

Those charger plates are so pretty. I liked the way you incorporated them with all of your other lovely dishes. Sally

Kathleen Ellis said...

A beautiful tablescape you've created with your fabulous finds!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

What fantastic bargains you found, and you've set such a pretty table with them. I fell in love with the chargers when you showed the first picture, but I started thinking, I'd hate to cover them with a plate. But smart you -- you used a glass plate! I loved it. laurie

Kammy said...

Well, you found such wonderful bargins ! I
too love a great deal ! I love those 5 cent
chargers !
Thanks for sharing
Hugs ~ Kammy

Carrie said...

I did start out with a china plate on the chargers, but it cut out the pretty central design, so I switched in the clear glass, and that worked!
All the best,

Holly said...

Very pretty! And those are amazing thrift-store prices! Lucky you!

Robin said...

Fabulous!....love your tablescape....love your dishes
Hope your day has been beautiful

Sofia Striffler said...

Great finds at the Thrift store. I really like the dishes and the pear salt and pepper shakers. Great job.

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks for coming by for a visit.

Love your thrift store chargers, and .10 each? Who knew there was anything still out there for .10?
Love your floral plates too.

Barbara Jean

Christina said...

Everything is so pretty. Love your pink depression glasses and candle stick. I am amazed that you found the chargers for 10 cents. wow!