Tablescapes from Thrifty purchases

Monday, August 9, 2010

30th - Tablescape - Neutral - Homer Laughlin/White!

Finally got my table-scaped!  It has been over a week!  When I started to scape my table I thought I would take step by step pictures to show the process; so there are a few more pics than I usually post. Choosing a very neutral table with "lime-green" accents.  Using a vintage square-lace table cover as the runner - I went from there pulling colors.
A blank canvas to start with

Beige lace table cover set at an angle and beige placemats - $.25 each from Thrift Store.

For the napkins I used the small beige ones that match the placemats placing the multi-colored striped ones underneath prior to gathering them in the napkin ring
These flowered napkin rings matched perfect the strips in the base napkin
You can see what I saw...the red chair covers are not going to go with this tablescape...

White/Beige chargers
Pulling colors from those base napkins - added the lime green polka dot flower vases and the golden colored candlesticks in the hurricane lamps....
Needed some height so I added the tall candle holders to each corner w/a yellow candle; placed a simple silver candle holder in the center with a cluster of flowers in a silver holder - keeping it low profile in the center so that the people sitting across from each other can carry on a conversation without obstacles.
Yankee Candle had these monogram candle hangings - couldn't resist - placed one on each of the hurricane lamps...

Now the dishes; these are Homer Laughlin ironstone; I love the lines and the high gloss glaze.  I have been slowly putting this set together and have yet to find the cups - the cups in this setting are actually Pflatzgraff that have the same lines.

Add the silverware.....
and we are done....a finished tablescape just need to light the candles and serve the food....

The welcome sign was purchased several months ago at Hospice Thrift Store - $1; it has become a permanent fixture on this corner of the table - it is the first thing you see when you walk in the front door.

and now it is evening and the candles are a blaze!

As always - thanks to Susan at BNOTP for sponsoring Tablescape Thursdays. Remember: "Around the world - - life is best around the table". Thanks for visiting please leave some encouraging words! 


  1. Very nice barscape- thanks for including the bud vase flower from Tiffany's shower. The black looks so nice.

  2. Whoops what the heck? I thought I was on the barscape comment block before? Oh, well, very nice tablescape, too! I think it is one of my favs! I do so love the hurricane lamps- the letter M looks so pretty in the candlelight!

  3. What a lovely and very inviting table. I like the idea of watching it come together step by step. Lovely both with and without candlelight.

  4. It is just beautiful. You certainly have a knack for setting an inviting and amazing table. I really like the photo story, watching it all come together. How inspiring. Makes it look so easy. THanks for sharing it.

  5. An anatomy of a tablescape...nicely done! I've never seen the monogram 'candle hangings' before today. That's a great idea. Your table is lovely. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay