Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tablescaping Respite

 I took a little break on Sunday to de-clutter  the kitchen table. With canning season and junking, the table got piled up in the past week with jars, mail, glassware and other interesting stuff. All of it had no place on the table so it was clean-up time. And in the process of putting things where they belonged, I decided to give the table a fresh look.

Yellows and greens came to the table this time, oddly since those colors also surfaced in my booth displays this month. Yellow is my favorite color so I really enjoyed putting this together. The green placemats have been in use since last fall, I think. I don't know the brand but they wash beautifully, a real plus in my book. I added yellow napkins and a few other things after I took the pictures. We're never really finished with a display, are we--at least, I know I'm not!

A little pink mixed in too, and a lot of white. I found this teapot at a thrift store, and a month or so later found the matching teacup. The ball pitcher was a find in Erie, PA this Spring. I thought about selling it, but I just like it too much to let it go. I bought the big crystal underplate to sell with a glass cake cover; now I am thinking of keeping it because it's such a useful size.

 A few favorite plates displayed together made a nice touch, I think. That little one with the roses is a special favorite of mine and has been on the table since Spring.

A favorite paperweight rests on an upturned bottom plate of a green Depression glass mayonnaise set. I don't have the other part, but the base is useful in all kinds of ways.

That sweet little sugar and creamer set I showed last week found its way onto the table too.

Have you done some pretty tabletops lately? I'd enjoy seeing them so if you post photos let me know and i'll hop right over.

Linking to these friends this week: Colorado Lady, Apron Thrift Girl, Her Library Adventures, From my Front Porch to Yours and A Coastal Charm. Check them out to see lots of great thrifting finds and vintage items!

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Michelle said...

You have some beautiful pieces. Our formal dining room currently has school supplies on it! Sad!

Nance said...

love your pieces and table settings. My table settings in the limelight would be colored 30s and 40s dinner ware. Not fiesta ware, so much, but the daintier versions like LuRay and what is the name? there is an Erica pattern that I hope to find a 12 pc place setting sometime. signed, ever the optimist : )

Mamabug said...

I love the greens and yellows in your lovely table arrangement; makes me think of summer!

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