Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I'm in need of some color
My world seems to be nothing but black & white lately. I am in need of some color.
So I decided to put together a colorful spring tablescape to hopefully brighten my world. And you know what? It has. A least a little.
The only "new" purchases for this tablescape are the 3 milk glass vases. But they were only 25 cents each from the thrift store. Everything else, I had hanging around my house.
The pink flowers were from Dollar Tree last year. But I saw them there again this year.
And the stuff I had hanging around my house are all thrifty/frugal buys from last year. So this tablescape is not only colorful, but thrifty/frugal as well.
The pink damask dishes came from Tarjay last spring. I love, love, love them so much that I bought them twice. Did I hear you right Kim? You said you bought them twice?
Yes I did. I originally purchased them at full price. But then I felt guilty so I took them back. Then low and behold, a few weeks later they were on clearance for 1/2 price. So I bought them a 2nd time. This time, no guilt, so I kept them. And all was right with the world.
For napkins, I am using dish towels. The towels came from Tarjay last year as well. I got them on clearance as well.
They came with 2 towels in the set. The floral one in the photo prior with the green trim & this blue damask one. Since they were 1/2 price, I got 2 sets so I could use them as napkins.
The only thing I didn't get last spring was this table runner. It didn't go on clearance till around Christmas time. What gives? But I was patient & just waited, and waited and waited until it finally did. I can't believe I was so patient. I am not a patient person. But lack of funds can be quite the motivator for being patient.
The silverware I got on clearance at Marshall's last year or the year before. But I don't know who the maker is or what the pattern is called. I just liked the look & they were cheap.
Did you notice that my salt and pepper shakers are empty? That is because I just picked up the 2 matching sets at the thrift store a few weeks back. I was too lazy to clean and fill them prior to taking the photos. Can you tell, I always go the extra mile for you all? NOT! Sorry.
I thought I would do something different with the drinking glasses. I turned them upside down & placed over another Dollar Tree flower and placed a tea light candle on top. I love how this turned out.
The green damask tray that sits under the vases is also from Tarjay last year. And yes, it was a clearance item as well.
I guess I've done enough talking for this post. So I will now shut up & just let you peruse the rest of the photos.
I hope that you have enjoyed my pink damask tablescape. I know I did.
We will now get back to our regular scheduled black and white world.