Wednesday, July 28, 2010


This has been one busy day.  I posted about my 
When I realized it was time for Tablescape Thursday and our Summer School class at Alphabe-Thur 
(Rainbow colors) this week RED 
I challenged myself to do a tablescape in about 30 minutes!
I only used Red and White! 
I decided the breakfast room would be the easiest
 The placemats are kitchen towels folded in half
Then I used a large red plate as a charger
Next a white ironstone plate and to that I 
added a Red coffee mug with hearts
I love these mugs! 
Vintage juice pitcher and glasses
Fiesta sugar bowl, salt & pepper
Milk glass vase with red carnation design was bought 
in a Montreal thrift shop while on vacation
I used red handled silverware, red napkins and
white animal napkin rings (a pig and rooster)
each place setting has its own cat creamer
Breakfast anyone?
Everything on this table was bought at a thrift or yard sale
(I think I need to move the kettle grill not such
a pretty view out the window)

I also wanted to share some REDS from the 
WLYS from the last two years
I got this set of wood canisters (marked Japan)
This nice family was selling some things from Grandma's Estate 
I bought several items and enjoyed this really lovely family
This is the only one that meets the red theme
I fell in love with this pitcher and six juice glasses
This dealer had lots of gorgeous vintage things and
at really decent prices.  I paid $20 for this set
 This very cute little vase is only 5" tall
I saw it in Mentone, Alabama just sitting in an
open case.  I picked it up and looked, the seller said $10
I kept looking and went to other booths, came back by and picked it up again he said $7, I kept looking.  He was on his cell phone and looked at me and held up his hand $5 I motioned back $2, he went to $4, I kept going $2 and I heard him say this lady is killing me, lol, but he sold it to me for $2! 
That is what the WLYS is all about to me! 

I am linking up with these fun parties
Suzanne at Colorado Lady
And to end this post my favorite red
My tomatoes!
A tribute to my Dad who always grew them!


Sarah said...

Linda, you can't beat red and white. Your table looks very cheerful and inviting. I was going to do a table, but just didn't have the time to get my thoughts together. So my red this week is poppies. :-) Actually I want to plan a table about the poppy theme, but that will have to wait till I find a few related things. LOL
~ Sarah

Debbie said...

Linda you are one busy bee....I just whipped my post together in five minutes too....I love your red and white table scape....very nicely done my friend!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Linda, wonderful red post and love that table that you supposedly just threw together. I love red and white.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love red and white dishes and you made such a pretty table setting with yours. I am also a tomato grower and lover. There is nothing better in summer than the first red tomato!

Annesphamily said...

Linda you know how to set a pretty table. I am so sad. My hubby and I just can not get back into the swing of things!
Your tomatoes look yummy.
I am very glad to know you. You post some wonderful ideas. Thank you. Anne

Diann said...

What a cute table Linda! I LOVE that pitcher and glasses set!! And of course, I adore all the toher things too! :)

Karen said...

You are full of great pictures and information. Darling tablescape! I flipped out though over the canister set. My mother had those!! Wonder whatever happened to them.
Take care.
Ladybug Creek

Jennifer said...

That is really cute Linda!!!

Jo said...

red and white is always a gorgeous combination. i love the salt and pepper shakers, very very cool ... and nothing beats a home grown tomato all warm from the sun ... yummy!

Susan said...

I like the red and white color theme, Linda. Very nice.

Glad you got such good deals. I usually try to bargain, too. Good job! Susan

Kathleen said...

Love that pitcher set. Your table looks so cheerful in red and white!

Charmingdesigns said...

I'm in love with your table scape!!!

Mimi said...

Linda, you set that table in record time...I really like it, too! Red and white seem to be very popular this week...they make me happy. Great salt and peppers...but I really think that vase is gorgeous; great negotiating skills to get the seller from $10 all the way down to $2! I love it when something like that happens.
Your tomatoes look better than the couple I am still waiting on to turn red.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow! You work well under pressure! Love the red and white, very cheery!

What a bargain on that red vase! ("Good things come to those who wait!!")


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Linda! I can't believe you did this cute table that fast. Great job on it! And I love the red and white. There seems to be a lot of red tonight, and I am LOVING it. Red is a favorite of mine, and it is just so festive in a tablescape.


Sheila :-)

Jacqueline said...

Love the red and white. Such cute little creamers. Your dad's tribute is so nice and fits right into the red theme. I was just pondering yesterday as I had my first tomato that the worms hadn't gotten to, if my kids would ever love tomatoes like I do, just because I love them. I have tried to bribe them, but haven't had a lover of tomatoes yet.

Chatty Crone said...

You did all that in thirty minutes? You have been busy girl. WHEW!


Anonymous said...

What a great table. I love all your vintage thingy's, too. Yeah - tomatoes!! You have such a green thumb!

Entertaining Women said...

So I keep thinking...WLYS...what in the world is that? Then it hits me...the World's Longest Yard Sale! What fun! Someday I hope to be able to experience WLYS myself. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Grannys Attic said...

Everything looks so pretty. Love the red and white. Have a blessed day, Vicky

Deborah said...

Great story about your bargaining skills. Your tomatoes are gorgeous.

D said...

I'm loving the red and white table. Very pretty. My favorite thing on the table are those adorable kitty creamers.

Nora Johnson said...

Such wonderful examples of red & white today! Gorgeous table settings.
Happy Alphabe-Thursday,
PS Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can join me!

My name is PJ. said...

How can you not be made cheerful by looking at red and white?

That table setting is one of my favorites because red is my favorite color. I'm envisioning myself sitting at the table with you over a leisurely lunch!

Anonymous said...

Red and white...a real wake me up. It's also fun seeing all your "finds".

Miri said...

Oh I just love your classic Kool-aid pitcher!

Terrific red and white summer tablescape!

Dawn said...

Love how you used the dish towels for placemats! Very cute table!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your red table.

Pam said...

Those canisters are great. Love your tablescape even if it only took you a few minutes!

A Hopeful Heart said...

I love your red and white table!! What a lovely way to have breakfast.

And it's always so encouraging and inspiring to know that beautiful things like those can be discovered at yard sales and thrift stores. Too often, we can look at a tablescape and think it's SO FAR out of our budget. But you (and many other bloggers) show that it really is possible to set a beautiful table on a budget.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty and cheery -- love those red heart mugs and the red pitcher and juice glasses. Splendid thrifting!

Pondside said...

What a pretty table. I love your mugs - I fall for anything with a heart motif.

Coloradolady said...

I love red and white....and your canisters are amazing.....and anything with a heart is always something that catches my eye. Have a great VTT!

Barbara said...

Yummmm! Homegrown tomatoes! Your red and white table is so pretty. I love Waechtersbach dishes. The glaze is so bright. Your kitchen towels make the perfect placemats.

Sherrie said...

$2.00 bucks, you are good. Love them. Have a good day.

Olive Cooper said...

yay on getting him to two your reds...happy vttt...olive♥

signed...bkm said...

Love the Red tablescape...always makes you feel wide awake....and that is my kind of vase ...I would have picked that too...bkm

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I have a lot of red in my kitchen and all of that would look really great at my about just boxing it up and sending it over???


Viki said...

I heart those mugs lol. They are gorgeous. I like the red and white tablescape. It seems simple but so cheery and makes me want to smile. good red post.

Catherine said...

I must agree, as lovely as all those different red things are ... the tomatoes are my favorite, too!
Catherine :)

Tina said...

Beautiful table! Love that $2 vase, what a steal!

Anonymous said...

The table is beautiful. It's amazing how you can turn setting a table into a work of art. Nicely done.


Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

So pretty and cheerful!


Sailing Simply said...

Oh very nice! I love doing tablescaping but wanted to join Mrs. Jennys class today! I didn't even think of combining the two. Duh! Love your setting! It is fantastic! I especially love those cute red plaid placemats!

Vonlipi said...

That is one sweet color scheme! It's perfect for breakfast! Those wooden canisters are TDF!

Happy VTT! ;)

Sarah said...

I love your vase from Montreal! My family is from Quebec so I love to see things from that part of the world! Thanks for sharing!

Have a happy VTT!


Marlis said...

love your red and white! I too love the German Waechtersbach cups.. they are my favorites.

xinex said...

You are wuit a bargainer, Linda, lol! Beautiful purchases and your tablescape is so pretty, especially considering that you created it in a jiff.....Christine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, nobody could remain sad or upset if they sat at this charming red and white table. Just looking at it makes me happy. So smart to fold the dish towels for placemats. laurie

Jenny said...

Linda, such a happy red tablescape linked to Alphabe-Thursdays summer school!

That frosted red pitcher is gorgeous!

I always enjoy coming here and it's been interesting to see how people are using the color Red!

Yours was perfect!


Sharlotte said...

I love the red table for breakfast! It's very fresh and inviting. Your pieces go so well together, you did a great job! Thanks for sharing and stopping by to visit!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Well, this table does not look like you put it together in less than 30 minutes! I have a long way to go before I can do that! And I love your bargain vase--I think it would have been a good deal even at his asking price! Linda

Rose said...

i would never have thought to use towels as part of table setting it looks good. love the unusal vase you got in ala.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Just stopping by from Jenny's Party!! I am late getting around to everyone! Very nice tablescape!! Love those wood cannisters!

Anna said...

Beautiful table setting. Love it!
Best wishes,

Anna's Red B-Words

Susan said...

AWESOME tablescape, and love all the great reds!

What is WYLS??