I never thought I would make it!
It really slipped up on me.
I will celebrate in a special way with you soon.
The flowers were thrifted from my dwindling garden of blooms. I went out this morning trying to find a stray blossom here or there. I came up with a few dried hydrangea, a little ivy, lavender foliage, white angelina and a few sprigs of Russian sage. The container, a Waterford presentation piece was purchased in Dublin, Ireland in the early 80's. Not thrifty!
Today's tablescape is created from things thrifted or things I have had for a long time. So it is Vintage/Thrift.
I very seldom put anything in this piece and only for a very short time.
The etched stemware was purchased on eBay recently at $5.00 per stem for the water goblets and white wines.
The cordials were 7 for $5.99. I would say that was thrifty. It is "Orlean"by Arcadia of Hungary or Romania according to what site you are reading.
I really love the delicate look of these stems. There is even etching on the bulbous part of the stem. I am not a good photographer and couldn't capture that.
My oldest daughter bought these pretty dishes for me from a thrift shop in Illinois. It was originally a service for twelve (a few pieces are missing) that she purchased for about $30.00. Thrifty! They are Celeste by Taylor Smith Taylor. Some sources indicate they were distributed as premiums. Not sure, this person had collected a service for twelve.
A plain silver charger with simple dinner plate, paired with four blue and white salad plates purchased at a church bazaar and two milk glass salad plates.
|The salad plates are marked in Chinese and then English.... made in China.|
|The knife is haunted. I straighten it, lift the camera and the knife has moved. Do you have haunted flatware?|
A fruit/sorbet dish and bread plate complete the china setting. The silver threaded napkin and metal woven napkin rings were sale items from Dillard's.
The flatware is Stratford sterling by International. It was introduced in 1902 and is now discontinued. The pieces are ornately decorated with carnations. I have collected it over a number of years. Some of it has engravings "1905". Vintage/thrifted.
Isn't that salad fork awesome. I just love it! Every piece in this collection is beyond beautiful.
You can see many more examples of this beautiful pattern HERE.
Each of my sterling salt spoons are purposely different.
In my collection of open salts there are few duplications.
I was unable to successfully photograph each one on the table.
Vintage American Brilliance
The candlesticks have been around here for some time.
Pair of doves purchased at a Home Decor Party in the 60's. I think everyone has these.
Boehm porcelain cherubs. Part of my nativity.
I wanted to include a shot of the milk glass salad plate and our dining chairs. Bob and I reupholstered the chair seat several years ago when I made the drapes.
I am most proud of this project, my silk drapes. Boy, was I afraid to cut that fabric. Just playing around with a different holdback. Very inexpensive reproduction holdback.
A view to the foyer. I find it interesting that a fat lady loves mirrors so. But.... I do!
Interesting reflections are one reason to love mirrors.
My vintage "French Lace" tablecloth. HERE
A picture to show how the oversized cloth worked out.
You can tell I faked it! It was late afternoon. If I had waited until darkness I would never have gotten this posted.
Thank you to all the fabulous new friends I have made through this medium called "Blogland".
Each of you have been so kind, caring and helpful to a "Senior Citizen" trying to keep up with you young'uns.
You are a wondrous virtual family and some of you have or are becoming reality.
I would have never thought I could come up with 100 posts.
Somehow you have embraced my attempts at being noteworthy. For that a huge.
I am partying with these fabulous hostesses:
Please leave a comment, they are like gifts.