Tablescapes from Thrifty purchases

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tammy - domestic diva at work: Vintage Tablescape & Buffetscape

Tammy - domestic diva at work: Vintage Tablescape & Buffetscape

Thrifty Shutter Solution

When we moved to our new home we got pricing on window coverings - shutters specifically. They were way out of our price range, but I love the look. Having been in construction for 10+ years I came up with an inexpensive, do it yourself solution giving me the look I wanted. Total cost for the sliding glass door opening - 80"x80" - $150.00.
This is the final look!

This is the rear living room window where we did the same thing, only we had to cut the doors in half - total cost was $65.00.Two bifold doors & one bifold track. We did not install a track on the floor because of the tripping hazard. Since they are bi-folds we installed 2 flat plates on the backside of the fold (one at the top, one near the bottom) so that the doors would not fold.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tammy - domestic diva at work: Vintage Tablescape

Tammy - domestic diva at work: Vintage Tablescape

Vintage Tablescape

The tablescape is made up of an older "no-label" china that I picked up at a thrift store - $6 for the entire set.

The decorative piece inside the apothecary jar with the candle is actually an old biscuit holder for a basket
The silverware is Oneida Tudor - silver plated I found on Craig's List - $20 for the entire set.
The table runner was a great find at $1.99 at another favorite thrist shop.

Vintage Tablescape & Buffetscape

Thought that since I would be turning 49 this week, it would be a good week to do a vintage tablescape - Ha Ha! It came out beautiful, I really love the pieces and the way it came together.
The antigue silver pieces came mostly from sister, Dawn I think they are really cool, and I am really surprised she parted with them.
The silver silverware buffet stacks came from Goodwill $5.99 - they were still in the box.

The silver creamer & matching sugar bowl I picked up at a Salvation Army for .75 each - they were very tarnished but a little Barkeeper's Friend and elbow grease had them shining in no time.