Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring Flowers Tablescape


Blooming crocus bulbs are only available for a couple of weeks each year.  The crocuses that I am using in the centerpieces today came from our local grocery store.  For whatever reason they were marked down to one dollar a pot.  I used six pots and combined them with the violas that will get planted in the yard when the weather warms up a bit.  I kept the color pallet on the neutral side for the most part.  I had already bought the wooden planters and the leaf plates prior to Kathleen's Let's Dish Challenge for using  birds~eggs~nests for her Let's Dish on April 9th.  I had the nests and eggs in my stash from previous years.  I wanted to keep with a more muted design and was on the lookout for birds that would blend in with the rest of the design.  As luck would have it Marc's (my favorite close-out store) just happened to get some small brown birds that suited my plan perfectly.
 Spring Tablescape, burlap, birds, dragonflies.
The wooden planters and the small brown birds came from Marc's last month at 99 cents each. The table runners,  napkins,  large & small leaf plates,  and the rabbit ornament all came from Marc's.  The dragonfly water glasses came from Goodwill, the chargers are from Hobby Lobby (only $1.50 each at half price), the flatware was thrifted too.

Spring Tablescape, burlap, birds, dragonflies.
The hand blown etched water glasses are for my DIL,  she loves dragonflies.  The S&P shakers are for dear DIL too.
I added a colorful Welcome Spring sign to the table after I had taken most of the pictures.  
Spring Tablescape, burlap, birds, dragonflies.

The stack starts with the burlap charger from Hobby Lobby.
Spring Tablescape, burlap, birds, dragonflies.
For the Dinner plate I am using the Park Design Enchanted Forest leaf plate the I found at Marc's.
For the salad plates I used the same Certified International Patricia Brubaker floral plate that I used in the Bunny table last week. It just suited the design so well.  The napkins look as if they were made to go with the salad plates.
The small leaf shaped B&B is from the Enchanted Forest collection too
The stack is topped with a rabbit ornament that is from Marjolein Bastin's Nature's Journey collection. Also found at Marc's.

The eggs and dragonflies are hidden around in the planters.

The rabbit candle holders are from Marc's several years ago.
Spring Tablescape, burlap, birds, dragonflies.

Spring Tablescape, burlap, birds, dragonflies.

Spring Tablescape, burlap, birds, dragonflies.

Spring Tablescape, burlap, birds, dragonflies.

Spring Tablescape, burlap, birds, dragonflies.

Spring Tablescape, burlap, birds, dragonflies.
Chetah (my cat) happened to stroll by just as I took this picture of the rabbit candle holder.
Spring Tablescape, burlap, birds, dragonflies.

Spring Tablescape, burlap, birds, dragonflies.
The bunnies have been multiplying throughout the house.  They have taken up temporary residence on the shelves in the dining room. All of the bunnies are thrifted.
Easter bunny collection.


Easter bunny collection.
Easter bunny collection.
Easter bunny collection.
 Easter bunny collection.





Thrift on Ladies, thrift on...........

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Alma's Seasonal Sundays

Nita's Mod Mix Monday

Kathryn's Make It Pretty Monday

Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday

Kathe's You're Gonna Love It Tuesday

Dawn's History and Home Link Party 

Susan's Tablescape Thursday






Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Bunny Breakfast Tablescape

Do you remember the flop eared bunnies from the nineties?  I came across a set of them (they are marked Donna Little 1998) at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago and they just hopped in my cart and hitched a ride home with me.  I guess they were lonely for some company.  The truth is that they will have a lot of company once all of the other bunnies under my care are unpacked and placed around the house for Easter.

Easter Tablescape, Bunny tablescape, flop eared bunnies - Plum Creek
I invited the girls to breakfast today to see how they would fit in with the rest of the bunnies.  They appeared to enjoy breakfast, and they really liked having fresh cut flowers on the table.
Easter Tablescape, Bunny tablescape, flop eared bunnies - Plum Creek
I didn't tell them that the tulips in the little bunny vases were made of wood and just painted to look like tulips. The little bunny vases and the wooden tulips were found at Goodwill at the same time as the flop eared little cuties. The egg cups and the Tropicana juice glasses were found at Goodwill near where I work several months back.  The vase Came from the same Goodwill store. The vase looked so Spring like that I just had to use it for this first Spring Sunday Morning Brunch of this year.
Easter Tablescape, Bunny tablescape, flop eared bunnies - Plum Creek
Except for the chargers (Ebay) larger flower plates (Ebay), flatware (Marc's), Napkins (Marc's) everything else on this table was thrifted. 
Easter Tablescape, Bunny tablescape, flop eared bunnies - Plum Creek

Easter Tablescape, Bunny tablescape, flop eared bunnies - Plum Creek

Easter Tablescape, Bunny tablescape, flop eared bunnies - Plum Creek

Easter Tablescape, Bunny tablescape, flop eared bunnies - Plum Creek

Easter Tablescape, Bunny tablescape, flop eared bunnies - Plum Creek
The napkin package is marked Raymond Waites Studio.  I looked them up on Amazon and said to myself "oh my"  I could never pay that much for a set of napkins.  Thank Goodness for Marc's!  The green flatware also came from Marc's for $2.99 for four place settings.
Easter Tablescape, Bunny tablescape, flop eared bunnies
The dinner plates were just marked "HOME" & Made in China - they came from the Salvation Army Family Thrift Store - I bought on half price day for about four dollars for eight plates.
Easter Tablescape

Easter Tablescape

Easter Tablescape
The large flower salad plate is marked Certified International (is that code for not made in the USA)?

Easter Tablescape


The small bead and butter plate is marked "A PERFECT OCCASION" also made in China.  For fifty cents each I will buy them (plus I get a Senior discount).




Easter Tablescape

Easter Tablescape
The cute little egg cups came from the Goodwill store a while back.

Glass plate yard decor by Kathleen


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Kathleen (one my my cohorts in thrifting at work) brought in the pretty yard decor that she is making out of clear plates and small crystal candle holders. The pieces are all glued together to be mounted on fence posts and such for outside yard art. Aren't they pretty? (and they look even better in person). FYI the one in the middle sold since I first posted these pictures.

Thrift on ladies - thrift on!
 Remember buying from your local charities like Goodwill, The Salvation Army, and The Volunteers of America helps provide jobs for our communities and it also keeps your money in your community working for you!

I will be linking to:

Alma's Seasonal Sundays

Nita's Mod Mix Monday                                                                      






The Scoop - Visiting from Debbie's Confessions of a Plate Addict   






Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove