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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tablescape Thursday/Thrifty Thursday

I've learned a lot from studying the Nell Hill's decorating style and I'm hoping it will show in my tablescapes. I really think a lot of her stuff is wonderful, but some of it a bit over the top for me! Below is my table from a couple of weeks ago, now just a memory in photos.
The placemats were purchased at Garrity's and are large green leaves. They were purchased rolled up and are very easy to store.
The plastic fruit were purchased in a box of stuff at an auction for a dollar.
The striped hand towels brought so much color into the setting and are so pretty.
The plates are huge! They are 12" plates, and I got them at the thrift store for 50 cents each.
Saw the branch with green apples on it in a quaint little antique store, and had to have it. I have an awesome photo to put above my fireplace (that I don't have) with the branch to decorate the mantel.
My dollar store silverware works with just about everything.

The glasses are my cheapies that look hammered. I found the most awesome fake ice cubes in Atchison, Kansas when we were there for Nell Hill's open house.

Loved doing this post, hopefully I'm getting better at the tablescape fun. I always felt like it was lacking something. Can't wait to show you the one I did this last weekend. I think it's the best yet! Join me as I go over to Susan's and see her other tablescapes and also to Leigh's for more thrifty ideas!


  1. This is very pretty, love the plates and the fruits and what a bargain!....Christine

  2. I think you tied all the colors together really well with this one. Plus, you found some great deals on items for the table. Sometimes I feel like taking mine down when I see how elegant some of the tables are. I actually have elegant china, but this house isn't really suited for elegant dining...and I try to show how to set a pretty table with casual items. I think we all have our "styles" and you are doing well finding yours.

  3. Such nice colors!
    Very nice table you've created.

  4. Hi Sandi...

    My friend...what a beautiful table! I love the deep, rich colors that you have used for it! The colors of the tablecloth, the napkins, and all that beautiful fruit just compliment one another so beautifully! Ohh...and I love your large fruit dinner plates...the striped napkins coordinate so perfectly with the fruit on the that! You did GOOD, Girlfriend...I love it!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful table with us today...what a treat!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  5. Hello to another Kansan! Beautiful table and good prices...50¢ for a pretty 12" dinner plate, wow... Fake ice cubes, love it, they look real in your glasses!

  6. Very pretty mix of colors! A wonderful table!


  7. What wonderful treasures you found! And what great photos to showcase your treasures!
    Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week, and as always thank you for being a friend in Bloggeritaville.
    Tales from Bloggeritaville


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