Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thrifty Finds

























I wasn’t planning on setting a blue table this week but I found these lovely blue glasses at the thrift store on the weekend so I just had to use them. I’ve been looking at all the gorgeous wine glasses with beautiful coloured stems for ages but every time I saw them in the shops they were about $25 each. Way too much!  So when I spied these the other day for $1.50 each I grabbed them as quickly as I could.














































Instead of having blue and white I decided to be a little different and set my Calico ware china with taupe plates instead. The flatware I had bought a while back was a perfect match. (Sorry about the bits on the napkins left from the burlap runner!)



























Once again I was having trouble making some sort of centrepiece for the table. I just used a lovely hurricane I had received for my birthday and gathered up some small cups, saucers, china balls and spare lids and piled them up.
The table ended up looking a bit ‘fallish’ again but that’s ok I got to use my new glasses!!





Suzy















19 comments:

regan said...

Lovely table.....I love the hurricane filled with what-not! Very nice!

Terri said...

Gorgeous! I love how you tied the napkins up. The blues and burlap look fab together. The new blue glasses are so perfect for this tablescape, and what a bargain! I see your pretty blue tea cup in your decoration too.
Hugs,
Terri

Marie said...

Lovely cobalt blue table setting. Those blue wine glasses are a steal at that price. Great job!
-Marie

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

Blue Calico is a favorite. Great addition of the taupe and I love your centerpiece idea..very imaginative!
R

Mariaelena said...

very pretty...nicely done...Mariaelena

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Very nice, Suzy! Your blues and natural elements make for a very interesting table. The centerpiece is a very smart idea! Thanks for sharing with us today.

Blessings,
Sandi

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a lovely setting you have at your table...I love it. Your centerpiece turned out beautifully! I look forward to returning. I am in Canada. I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle
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June Scott said...

Love those bees wick candles, Suzy! And what a clever idea to add small dishes to the hurricane - lovely tablescape!

Sarah said...

Suzy, your table is lovely. I like the burlap details. The tan and the blue are a nice combo.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Everything is beautiful but I have to say, that big vase with the cups, etc. in it is my absolute favorite!!! What a clever and lovely idea!!

bj said...

I love your table..anything burlap is wonderful.
xo bj

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty --- I LOVE your pretty new blue stems -- what a great find!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

This is fantastic! Each and every single picture is so gorgeous.Love the idea. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Suzie,
Love this sweet tablescape!! So charming!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Marigene said...

Lovely table! Blue and white is always a favorite...love the shape of your new stemware.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

How creative to add the cups and smaller items into the glass hurricane. And I don't blame you. I would have snatched up those gorgeous blue glasses, too! They look great with your china.

Curtains In My Tree said...

I see you like the blue calsio also. I have had a set since 1984

I have the set by stafforshire
some burleigh
and queen set

Alycia Nichols said...

Oooohhhh, Suzy....beautiful table setting!!! The place settings are great with the burlap tie and interjection of the taupe! Great deal on the glassware at such a price, and SUCH a fun centerpiece!!!!!! VERY unique!

Diann said...

Your table looks so pretty! The new glasses are perfect. I can totally relate to searching out thrift colored glasses. I love them but, they are so expensive in full retail stores! Thank you for joining TTF! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs, Diann :)