Sunday, November 16, 2014
Thrifty Finds and An Autumn Table
Hello friends. I haven't had much to blog about recently, but I do have a new tablescape to share that includes a couple of recent finds. Please ignore the mess in the background in the photo below. We have begun hanging new doors, and have stuff everywhere! I don't like the mess, but unfortunately it's the only way to get things done.
I was thrilled to find a couple end chairs for my new table at the Hospice thrift on Veteran's Day. They are in excellent condition and will look great when I refinish and recover them. They were $4.95 each. Here's the back side.
I kind of like the old fabric on the seats, but has definitely seen better days and needs to be replaced. I'm considering a grey and white toile fabric, but haven't decided yet!
This table is a simple one. I didn't use place mats since I wanted to feature the beautiful new table runner I found at the flea market today at my favorite booth. It is not vintage, it is actually brand new. It was only $3 and I knew it would look great with these pretty autumn dishes my mother-in-law bought me last year.
I love the cut work and the scroll design.
The colors of autumn are such warm, rich colors. I just love them. As we were driving home from town today, leaves were actually falling from the trees due to the wind. It was so pretty. We don't have a lot of trees here in Florida that shed their leaves in the fall.
I used things I already had for the centerpiece, except for the white pitcher in the background. It was a flea market find today. It is such a pretty Camark pitcher, in pristine condition and was just $1!
Sold...:) You know I love white pitchers. This one will soon be placed on my shelf, but for now I am using it on the table.
I still love these dishes. I think I will always love them....they are just gorgeous!
These sweet little acorn salt and pepper shakers were a Cracker Barrel find on Veteran's Day. The hubby and I went for breakfast and of course I had to look around for something to buy! These were super cheap...around $2 I think.
You can see the pitcher a little better in this shot.
And here's another view of the runner. So pretty!
Here's one last one of the pitcher by itself. It has such pretty lines and details. It will make a beautiful addition to my collection.
I have been busy this weekend...yesterday I had a workshop at school and then a couple of my team and I worked on lesson plans so I didn't get home until after 5 o'clock. I spent the evening watching Christmas movies and making ornaments for my exchange partner. If you are part of the exchange, I hope you are having fun making or picking out something for your partner....such fun! Please try to get them in the mail by November 20th if at all possible. Thanks again for joining! I hope everyone has a blessed and beautiful week. Mine will be a busy one! Tomorrow at school is our annual faculty and staff Thanksgiving feast. I have a few things I want to do with my kinders this week as school and I have lunch duty all week...not fun! The hubby and I will be working on doors and trim, and I'll also be finishing up my Christmas ornaments and mailing them. I also need to take my new car for an oil change and give it a good cleaning as I am driving it to Tallahassee next weekend to see my beautiful daughter Miranda. Weeks like this one make me wish they were over before they even begin, but I try to stay positive and remember to count my blessings. Who knows what great things may happen this week and every day is a gift! After Friday I am off for 9 glorious days and can get some things done at home.
Until next time.....