Tuesday, June 5, 2012

My $2 tablescape!

We came home from the beach house on Sunday afternoon after a relaxing  time ..afternoon naps, facials, massage and dinner. Just what I needed to recharge my batteries.
I’ve had a funny day today…..no internet or mobile telephone all day….yes, ALL DAY! (Note: This actually went on for 48hrs!!! Grrr) It was like I had my arms cut off. So I got busy and did a bit of cooking, my ironing and mowed the lawn.
I actually set this pretty table too! I am hoping I can publish this before the end of the month!!!! I was looking at the table after I had finished and realised most things on the table cost me $2. The gorgeous taupe dinner plate and side plate were both $2 each as were the pretty blue side plates. The blue pots were also $2!. The spotted napkins were ….you guessed it -$2. Everything else I had. No doubt most of them were on sale too! I needed something to cover the white of the salad plate so I used two coffee filters to tone it down a little.
I love these little pots – I think they will be great for soups, chicken and leek pies and even some little breakfast delights.
I don’t have a lot of blue in my house but by matching it with natural colours it just seemed right.


I’m joining :


Snap said...

Love your $2 table!!! Great color!

Amanda Dale said...

Those little blue pots are lovely! I can just see them filled with a fresh summer fruit cobbler. Yum! Thanks so much for sharing at Cowgirl Up! Hope you will join us again next week!
Amanda @ The Ivy Cottage Blog

Terri said...

Suzi, I love your blue and brown themed table setting! You always set such a fine table.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Suzy, I like your pretty blue and brown theme. Love the little pots; very cute and good for many things! Thanks for joining me for tea.


Chubby Chieque said...

Love your settings.

THe small kettles are divine. I have exactly like those but I have a spring/summer colours. Drool with your dinner set.

Fab works,

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your tablescape and the colors are fabulous. The blue and brown are so pretty. You have put together such a beautiufl setting. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Aledia said...

I'm LOVING your tablescape!! I love the colors and your flatware along with those gorgeous little kettle's....adorable!! I hate when the internet is down but boy it's amazing at how much I can accomplish lol..

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful night!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

No one would ever know that your dishes were so inexpensive. They look great. That is a beautiful shade of blue and goes very well with the brown. Thank you so much for coming to Your Cozy Home Party. See ya next week! Keep the Grill, BBQ and Picnic in mind for June 17-23. I think it will be fun.------------- Shannon

Kathleen said...

Love those little blue pots, i have a thing for covered bowls. I made little indiv stratas in mine, apple crisp too!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Lovely color combinations! I just love a thrifty table scape that is as pretty as yours. Thanks for sharing.

Comeca Jones said...

Love the colors!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Love your blue and brown together, and I love a table that is a bargain.

Marlis said...

The colors are fabulous. I love your wonderful table. No one would have ever guessed the price of the pretties. Have a great week, xo marlis

Unknown said...

Love the muted colors! Someone should turn my internet off LOL!

Robin said...

Nice blue/brown combination and those little blue pots are just adorable! You will find so many uses for them besides looking cute!

Robin Flies South

Entertaining Women said...

Lots of bang for your buck! I love the innovation of the coffee filters....great design choice. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Brown and Blue are a favorite color combo for me and you've done it well. Love the little pots!

Dianne said...

I love brown and aqua together and this table is no exception. Those pots are wonderful and for $2.00! Dianne

Diann said...

How fun that everything was two dollars! your table looks great. i love the covered dishes. I use them to make individual mac and cheese a lot. Thank you for sharing with us at TTF this week! Have a great day.

Kathy said...

I know the feeling - I have lost connection at times and it does feel weird! Getting busy and productive is a great thing - look what you did - gorgeous - thrifty table! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

The Charm of Home said...

Very pretty! Great bargain! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Redfly Classroom said...

I love your little pots too!! How fun. Perfect for individual pot pies. Our Simply Create Link party is going on right now. I would love to have you link up, as I'm sure my followers would like to see what you created too. Hope to see you soon!