Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Susan from Between Naps on the Porch hosts Tablescape Thursdays. I can't wait for every Thursday to come around so I can take a peek at all of the fabulous tablescapes done by several of Susan's blogger followers. I finally have enough courage to give it a try all by lonesome self. So here it goes...
I set a table for two using one of my very first garage sale finds several years ago. I was so lucky to find a 5-piece set for 4 by Johnson Brothers called Staffordshire Bouquet for $20. Ever since then I've added pieces with help from my sister Veronica, for example a creamer & sugar set that she gave me for a birthday. I now have a complete set for 8, and I'm always on the lookout for more serving pieces.

I added a little touch of whimsy to each place setting by placing a little turkey I made last year. The tablerunner I acquired about 5 years ago at a local craft show hosted by Posie Patch.
The Pilgrims are from Joann's. I find them so adorable and not so prim and proper dressed in their usual boring colors.

The cute S&P shakers are from Cracker Barrel one of my very favorite stores.

Over the summer I went to a nearby mall where several shops sell items to raise funds for several charities. At one of these stores I found a set of 6 linen (and lace) napkins for $2.50.

The set of 3 autumn tea lights are a gift from my sister-in-law Carla. She gave these to me a couple of years ago for my birthday. My birthday usually falls on Thanksgiving Day or...before...or after.

Hubby and I will face each other at dinner.

The gold chargers are from Big Lots for a $1 each!

The platter comes from Big Lots, and the stemware and coasters are from Princess House...for a while there I was invited from one Princess House party to another until finally the insanity stopped...LOL!!!

Well, it wasn't so hard in setting a proper table after all! It gives me a very good reason to continue shopping for more good deals, and satisfy my "dish fettish".

Bon Appetit!