Tablescapes from Thrifty purchases

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

6th Barscape

This weekend I decided to do another barscape - since it is just my husband and myself we usually eat all our meals at the bar. So this weekend this is the setting we used - breakfast, lunch & dinner - it is so nice to have a formal setting to eat at even if it is at the bar.....

The setting is very simple; I used a set of Thomson dishes, the plates are square in shape with sorta scooped edges; the bowls are deep - perfect for our ham & navy bean soup for dinner Saturday.

I pulled out the silver butter server and these little crystal jars with stopper tops, that I filled with salt and pepper.

The napkins I picked up at a thrift store 4 for $1 - loved the flowers on black and they went perfect for contrast with the dishes; used the square silver napkin rings that I won from a giveaway from Jeannette

We were having soup so I only set out these big silver soup spoons for dinner - I found these at Hospice Thrift Store 6 of them for $1 each - we absolutely love them for soup and cereal...

Washed the dishes and reset the barscape after each meal, made it very easy to keep the barscape - the dishes even look pretty in the sink....

Inside the butter server - is a sliced stick of butter - see rest of pics to see how I sliced the butter.....

Take a stick of butter....duh!

Using this "butter slicer" I picked up at thrift store about 10 years ago - you just line it up

and push it through....

and you have sliced butter. I don't know if they even make these anymore - since a lot of people use margarine. We only use real butter, bought in sitcks and we use the "covered" butter server - leaving the butter out on the counter so it is always soft/spreadable - yes you can leave butter out of the fridge.....

Well, there you have my barscape and an easy way to serve sliced butter...Thanks again to my sister Dawn for all her "blog-tutoring" the big pics and the linking- I would be lost in "a blog" without her help. Thank you Susan for hosting Tablescape Thursday. Leave "Some encouraging words" so I know you visited and can stop by and visit you! Til next week.......

22nd Tablescape - Yellow Spring

Spring is so colorful. This week I choose "yellow" as my theme color;
The center pieces are two pillar candles one is green and one is yellow - I purchased them at PAWS thrift store they were marked $4 each - but she gave them both to me for $4. I set them on small mirror pcs that I purchased at Dollar Tree for $1 each of course.

The center green vase is absolutely beautiful - it is embossed with flowers - a steal of a deal from PAWS Thrift Store $5.

The flowers came with another vase that I purchased from another thrift store for $2.

The beige doilie runner is from another thrift store $2

These sunflower desert plates I couldn't pass up - they were $2 for both; the tea towels were $1 for both - all purchased at Hospice Thrift Store.

The placesettings are each a little different - white chargers set on blue/orange placemats
Usinge 4 different colored napkins: orange, blue, green & yellow - one at each setting w/2 different napkin rings - stripes and flowers.

I used these cute sunflower bowls that I purchased all 4 for $2.99 at Jericho Thrift Store.
using my Pflatzgraff "Italian Vine" dinner plates and desert plates
I love the glaze of the Pflatzgraff plates - always on the lookout for more...

These cute margarita glasses bring spring to the lips

They are hand painted with different colored flowers on each glass - pink, white & yellow - purchased at Shepherd Center Thrift store $.50 each.
Then I placed a small white flower candle in each - evening comes the candles are all lite - Beautiful!
Tablescaping on a budget - it is easy; affordable and satisfies the "bargain-hunter" in me....Thanks to my sister, Dawn, for teaching me how to make my pics larger.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Barscape - Dinner tonight

Barscape for our dinner tonight....

Simple light green/white placemat; love these basket weave white dishes courtesy of my sister, Dawn (you can visit her blog at

Classic white linen napkins go with everything...the napkin ring is a pale green over brass ring.

The placemates are quilted with white embroidery - the detail was too pretty not to get a picture of; the flatware is stainless steel with ivory handles - I picked them up at a thrift store - they do not have a name or brand - but the handles are ivory.

Found these fun spring glasses at Goodwill for $1.06 each - couldn't pass them up!

Overview of the individual setting

Both settings together - I have the green polka dotted flower vases and a smaller pillar candle; we enjoyed dinner by candlelight!

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