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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Welcome to my version of Tablescape Thursday.

Simply done for little to no cost.

This week, once again I have roses. No, don't feel sorry for me, these were for my last day at work - again. You will have to read my blog on that if you want the details. I was going to go shop for flowers again at Walmart, but when I had been given these gorgeous yellow roses with red tips, the wheels began to turn. I brought out my milk glass, grape dishes and drinking glasses, which were given to me by my Mom. Trying to keep in the red/yellow theme was hard for me because I don't have much red in my home. But! I got to digging in my linen drawer and found this antique table cloth, purchased at an auction. I'm the person at the auction that when the auctioneer can't get a bid, he says "Sandi! Will you give me a dollar for this box?" And, as usual, I say yes! I have gotten some interesting items that way, but it's always fun. Especially if it has linens or fabric in it. So, this particular tablecloth probably has an interesting background, I just don't know what it is!. I do know it has no stains or holes in it, just a few spots of rust in one small area that if I took the time could probably be soaked out with lemon juice. The silverware is my Dollar General silverware I had in my apartment last year. I think my red cloth napkins would have added a lot to this, but they are packed away. The votives are from Partylite. I thought it was neat when I lit the candles that you could see the red candle, yellow flame and white votive, completely going with the red/yellow/white theme. Thanks to Susan at for hosting another wonderful Tablescape Thursday! I'm having so much fun!


  1. Hello Meme; I love your sweet table setting. Your dishes are really great.


  2. Oh that is my kind of shopping. Will you pay a dollar for this box? ABSOLUTEly~~
    I love your vintage cloth!!

  3. Pretty roses and your tablecloth is perfect!

  4. Love the 40's tablecloth and the roses!

  5. I love how your tablecloth and roses go together!

  6. Pretty tablecloth. Love vintage linens. And the roses -- oh, how pretty! When there is nothing on the garden I splurge on WM flowers -- they're pretty good for the price.

  7. I love your tablecloth and how the flowers match it so perfectly! Beautiful!

  8. I love the vintage tablecloth. And it goes so well with your roses which are beautiful. The milk glass is a great touch.

  9. Hi Meme! I love your tablescape. But I adore that vintage table cloth!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. That tablecloth was a lucky find - and you're a brave one to buy the 'mystery' auction boxes! :o)

  11. Bet that tablecloth was inspired years ago from the colors of those roses. I love vintage linen for my table. Years ago ladies had HOPE chests and they always had a tablecloth in the chest. Great table.

  12. I love your vintage cloth! It's so lovely -- I have some similar from my mother, but in different colors. Yours is very unusual -- really nice. Great table!


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