Tablescapes from Thrifty purchases

Monday, January 16, 2012

88th Tablescape - Chickens & Roosters (a table for two)

Along with changing out the tablescape - I try to incorporate the theme through the kitchen.....This kitchen towel is on the oven door - purchased 4 of them at Cracker Barrel in MI during my visit - $1.25 each!

A close up!

The spoon rest on the stove.

And now the tablescape -  this is a tablescape for two!


The setting, the bowls are not part of the china set - they were purchased at the thrift store - 4/$2.25!  They are made by "Classic Ceramics"


The coloring of these wheat glasses made them the pick for the setting.  The placemats - yes there are two stacked on top of each other....

The napkin rings are wooden roosters, the plates are "Independence Ironstone by Castleton China"

Found this cute little sugar bowl Chicken at the Hospice Thrift Store - $.50.

The candelabra was too elegant to pass up - I needed another one - like I need another chicken, rooster, chef, plate, get the picture!

Another view of the candelabra - purchased at Goodwill - $10.06 - 25% off coupon (that was the selling point) final cost $7.54.

This corning ware baking dish went soo well with the tablescape I placed it on a chicken trivet, on the buffet.  The dish is dated 1975.

The whole tablescape - overview.

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!

87th - Tablescape - Snowmen

Got a little behind again with posting my tablescapes.  Have got to get back into gear!  This tablescape was for New Year's - still winter - although it doesn't feel like it here in Florida!  Snowmen are a great mascot for the new year - they weren't there last winter, they are made with the fresh fallen snow, white and each original....
This is the snowman flag we fly outside....

Now this is the new addition to our family of snowmen.   Being a big fan of the "Chef's", my husband carved (yes - hand carved) this snowman chef for me for Christmas!

Being partial to the blue & white snowmen - I think partially because christmas is red - the blue and white snowmen seem to keep their own theme...

I picked up these plates at TJ Max a few years ago, they are Casa Bella and I paid $4 each for them. 

The snow flake glasses and snowmen mugs are from the Dollar Tree - several years ago - for of course $1 each!

As you go through stores after christmas or thrift stores before christmas you can always find great buys on snowmen, candles or stuffed they are always different!

The candle holders are Publix snowmen....

One of my favorite snowmen is this one riding a motorcycle, you push a button and the engine reeves, and he sings "I'm just a snow machine....."How cute is that???

This is a carved snow angel.

This snowman candle was too cute not to include - even though he is red/white!

Along with the snowman tablescape - the guest bathroom got invaded with snowmen as well - gotta spread the snow.......

From our house to yours ---- table to table - Happy New Year!

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!