Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lunch for two

I recently found this beautiful old tablecloth at a garage sale for $10. It is hand made and just beautiful though very grubby when I bought it. I soaked it for a week before the stains were gone. It is in perfect condition and a lovely aged creamy colour.


Today I used it to set my lunch table for two. I used my vintage dinner plates with some pretty floral side plates.  This old looking flatware I puchased recently at Target. 


The deep purple plate in the centre seems to bring out the colour of the flowers on the plate.


My cute purple teapot seemed to fit in just right - I have it sitting on a very old sandwich plate which belonged to my nan.


These beautiful salt and pepper shakers also belonged to my nan - my aunt had them but kindly thought they would look better in my home - how nice was that! You can see just how old they are by the chips around the bottom edge but to me they are gorgeous.


Finally I thought the table needed a bit of bling (let's face it, a bit of bing works anywhere!) so I added this candle with the pretty surround to finish things off. I purchased two of these a couple of years ago at a Christmas shop.


Hope you enjoyed my little purple table today!!


Suzy

I am joining Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch and Thrifty Thursday @ Tales from Bloggeritaville.

8 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful table setting, Suzy! I love the colors of your china and all of your accessories are perfect. How lucky you are to have found that dreamy tablecloth!!

Happy Thursday! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Sharon Haynie said...

What a beautiful table! I love the purple! Thanks for sharing.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The tablecloth is just stunning and your dishes are gorgeous. I love those beautiful salt and peppers. Such a lovely tablescape. Hugs, Marty

Susie Q said...

Oh how beautiful! I adore the colors so. The salt and pepper are so unique! How wonderful to have such treasures from a beloved realtive!!
Love,
Sue

Johanna said...

Hi Suzyq,
I like this tablecloth. I guess it is crochet. And your china is gorgeous. I love this flowers on it. Its a very nice and romatic tablesetting.
And I love what you have done with your header-picture. The relief is looking great.
Greetings, Johanna

Mimi said...

Beautiful tablecloth...love your purple and white table, very pretty.

Tricia said...

What a pretty table! I love the way you've layered the plates, and that gorgeous cloth just makes the table. Your flatware is so elegant -- perfect with these pretty dishes!

Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

That tablecloth is such a lucky find! I love the purple, so pretty! Joan