Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pink & Blue For You!

Since I am still at my Mom's house in Houston and away from all my tablescaping goodies I decided this week to share a table I set last June with you!
My Mom is improving every day and I'm hoping to be back home in Ga in a few weeks!

I am a thrifty junker!  I love to set a pretty table also but don't want to spend a lot.  Most of my tables are bits and pieces picked up in thrift shops, yard sales and deeply clearanced retail items.

Summer morning breakfast for two!
Inspired by the denim table runner embroidered with dragonflies.  I found it  1/2 price in a Texas thrift store last year and it was .50
I used white place mats ($1 ea at dollar tree) and added the pretty blue Fiesta plates that were .75 ea at Goodwill
The clear candlewick plates were a huge bargain at $1 ea at a little thrift shop we found last year on a trip to the Mountains.  The flatware is some I've had forever.
I choose the pretty napkins .25 ea to add some pink to the tablescape and used pink bird napkin rings bought last year on clearance at Hobby Lobby 4/$1
We Southerners love our Grits so I added this pink Hall ramekin $1 ea
This butterfly plate was .25 at a yard sale and adds another touch of pink.  The tomato server was a giveaway I won. 
Breakfast tea served in this Fiesta teapot
(the most expensive thing on this table at $10)
along with a vintage pink sugar & creamer that cost $1 each
I used pink teacups and Boopie juice glasses that cost .49 ea

So that's my thrifty tablescape.  My grand total was $22.25 with $10 of that being for the Fiesta Teapot

I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish
I hate to miss a good party! 

Toujours, 

Linda

36 comments:

Aledia said...

What fabulous deals! There are so many things I like it is hard to pick a favorite...I think the little bird napkin rings are so sweet and I love the dishes, especially the little pink creamer & sugar set. Lovely setting!!

Thank You for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment!

(hugs)
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Jojo said...

One dollar for the Candlewick plates??? Such great buys. So glad that your mom is improving and that you will be home soon.

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
I remember this post and I love it.
The pretty pastel colors are so summery.

I'm glad to hear that your Mom is improving. I know Charlie misses you.

hugs
Sissie

Gina said...

That is one pretty table! You always find the best goodies at the best prices.

I hope your Mom does better with each day!

Rebecca said...

I'm a thrift-store "junkie", too. The thing I've never figured out is how to put it all together like YOU do!

This is all so charming. (Glad to hear your mother is improving steadily....)

Sharing Shadymont said...

Your tablescape is beautiful. That runner is so pretty.

Wish your Mom a speedy recovery.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh Linda, So glad you did! I wasn't blogging last year so I missed this beautiful table. Love the pastels. So sweet, and anything with a butterfly...oh my!

Glad to hear your Mom is doing better! Take Care, Pam

Creations By Cindy said...

Loving your dishes! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Cheri said...

Glad to hear your mom is doing well.

Kathleen said...

Pretty pink and blue table and wonderful bargains. Enjoy your time with Mom!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I remember this post...especially all of the Fiesta! Glad your Mom is improving!!!

Barbara F. said...

So soft and sweet and beautiful. I don't think I saw it the first time so I am glad you shared it again. Glad to hear your mom is doing well. xo

Kathe said...

Ack! $1.00 for the Candlewick plates?? Unheard of here! And you know I love me some Candlewick! I would love having breakfast a this table and chat with you about all of the thrifty finds :-) So happy to hear you mom is doing better and you will be home soon! I will continue to have her in my prayers!

Scarlett said...

Wow amazing deals and a fabulous table! I also loving your new blog header - viva las vegas :o) Scarlett x

Jenny said...

Linda! What a cute table. Love the bird napkin rings! Glad to hear things are improving a bit with your Mom.

Sending prayers to you all!

Jenny said...

Linda! What a cute table. Love the bird napkin rings! Glad to hear things are improving a bit with your Mom.

Sending prayers to you all!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow..you could give lessons!! Looks fantastic and you did it at a fantastic price! So..you know those little glass plates..with the lovely beading around them? Well, I was just wondering.. you know..if you want to get rid of them anytime soon..I'm here! :):)

Patricia Preston said...

What a lovely table! You did great at the sale!

ImSoVintage said...

What a perfect summer breakfast table. I love it all (especially the dishes for the grits)So happy your mom is doing well.
Hugs,
Laura

Jane said...

Glad to read your mother is doing better.
The tablescape is beautiful.....love the colors!
Jane

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Very pretty table! I'm still impressed at your blogging on the road.

The Old-Fashioned Housewife said...

Oh my goodness this is too cute! You are a wiz at putting different pieces together! im not anywhere near that creative. And your gritz bowl made me want to have some of that yummy breakfast food I havent had since living in the south as a girl... maybe i can learn to make them myself! :

Thanks for sharing this,a nd thanks for your sweet comment over at my blog. God bless!

Curtains in My Tree said...

it's always fun to see how another gal sets a good table

glad your Mom is improving

Pam said...

I remember this post from last year. Love the pink and blue. Hope your Mom is on the mend.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Great job Linda... Love that look... soft and crisp at the same time.

Hope you mom continues to improve....

xo
Spencer

Vonlipi said...

Hugs to you my friend.

I hope your mom feels better.

Know that you are in my prayers every day.

Charlie can't wait to cuddle!

Chatty Crone said...

I love your pink and blues girl. sandie

Zootsuitmama said...

The pastels are perfect together! You sure know how to set a purdie table!

Catherine said...

I'm glad your mom is feeling better ~ wonderful!
And your table is cute as always.
xo Catherine

Jojo said...

I'm just loving the Diamond Jubilee celebration! My husband just brought me a cup of tea to celebrate!

Dianne said...

Such a sweet color combination and such sweet deals on all those beautiful things. Dianne

Susan said...

Hi Linda...Ohhhh, so happy your Mummy is better. I'll be happy when she is closer to you. Lovely table setting, by the way. Thanks for your visit! Susan

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! What a pretty pretty table you've set! Love your pink and blues!
Be as weetie,
Shelia ;)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh what a pretty table, Linda. The pastels are so lovely, and I love those Candlewick plates=also those great Boopie juice glasses. I'm sorry you're mother isn't well. I'm afraid I haven't visited in awhile. I'll add her to my prayers. laurie

Mary said...

Linda~ You have set such a sweet table with all your thrifted finds...I do NOT have your luck :) I love anything with dragonflies & butterflies! Glad your mom is improving!

Annesphamily said...

Oh Linda you set a gorgeous table. You know I love the teapot ad the c/s set. So sweet. Have a beautiful day!