I used a few thrift items that I found last week to set my dinner table for tonight. I mixed some vintage pieces with some contemporary dinnerware and I think it turned out just fine.
I never get too frou-frou with my tables- I use simple place settings of flatware and dinnerware, a water or wine glass…. That’s about it, for the most part. Have to have room for the food…..
I found these colorful and contemporary plates at Wal Mart a few weeks ago. They’re melamine and will be perfect to carry along on a picnic. They were quite inexpensive at only a few dollars apiece.
I know many of you have seen these antique sugar molds before. I paid $12 for one that has three openings and I’ve inserted mosaic patterned paper napkins as a backdrop for the silverware. The molds can be used for a variety of different purposes- you can insert candles into the openings or you can use them to arrange florals in them. I’m sure there are many more inventive ideas out there- what can you think of off the top of your head?
I showed this terrarium in the last spring cloche party, but I removed the small plant that was growing inside the eggshell that was perched on top of the pot saucer. Some of you remember that I have a brown thumb- so I’m sure I neglected it and it up and died! Replacing it with something that requires no care whatsoever was a no-brainer.
I couldn’t believe that this little candleholder cost only a dollar at one of the booths at the Springfield Extravaganza where I shopped over the weekend.
Then there’s the old bedspring with a small glass beaker inserted into it to create a bud vase. How clever and oh so inexpensive at $2.00.
Since I’m only fixing a simple meal of hot dogs and burgers on the grill tonight, the table suits me just fine. Easy peasy table and easy peasy dinner. I’ll add some corn on the cob, a salad, and I’ll be done.
I need to give myself a swift kick in the behind and get editing the photos I took of my outing to the Extravaganza. It was such fun to walk the many rows of booths whose owners were showing their wares. While there, I was able to spend some time visiting with my friend, Kathy Stanz, who blogs at Sylvia’s Vintage Daughter.
This photo of Kathy was taken by Pam Kern, another Ohio blogging friend who blogs at Frippery. I just missed seeing her at Kathy’s booth- I was probably on the other side of the fair grounds eating my ginormous pork chop sandwich. Pam and I have communicated online but haven’t met face to face, yet. Hopefully, we’ll get to see each other later this summer.
If I’d had unlimited funds, I would’ve come home with more purchases from all of Kathy’s goodies on display! She is planning on hosting a show of her own in July in her hometown of Mansfield; so that just may be an opportunity for the Ohio bloggers to get together and enjoy each other’s company. I’ll have more info on that soon. Have a great week, everyone!
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