Sunday, August 7, 2011

Thrifty International Table


Hi all!   I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

Hubby and I visited Mount Vernon yesterday and we had such a great time.  Washington's home was wonderful but I enjoyed the film and museum even more.  Of course,  I left home without my camera!  You'll just  have to take my word for it that it is a great way to spend the day.

I did a little thrifting on Friday and purchased some NEW dishes.  They still had the stickers on them from World Market .  The salad plates sell for $4.99 each and the dinner plates were originally $6.99 each.  I purchased six dinner and six salad plates for $2.50...yep, that is $2.50 for all of them! 

I had to play with my new dishes so I put together an  INTERNATIONAL TABLESCAPE.   The antique olive jar is from Greece, the scalloped dish and new plates are from Portugal and the tablecloth was made in France.  My friend Gina at  Gina Ceramics made the gorgeous Italian tile.  Everything else on the table is from Italy including the salt (sale) jar I brought back from our honeymoon.


New twenty one cent each plates.





I can't let you go without telling you about the blue and white French Country tablecloth.  I purchased it at a garage sale recently for $1.00!   I almost skipped all the way home.

Thanks for visiting and I would love to hear about your cheapest most cost effective finds.

I am joining the fun at:

xo,
Sherry




34 comments:

d e l i g h t said...

Beautiful colorful table with some great finds! It's so fun playing with new found treasures!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Lucky you to find such a good deal on those. Love the tablescape.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a fabulous table! Great finds, I love the plates, the tablecloth and the chargers you used for them are perfect! I love your ceramic pots and birds and the centerpiece in the tray is fab. Have a nice week. Hugs, FABBY

Marydon said...

Love all your treasures, Sherry ... but the tablecloth steals the show. Yes, Mt. Vernon is one fabulous historical place to visit. Glad you enjoyed it.
Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

The enchanted home said...

Love it all!! What a beautiful and inviting rich looking table...thanks for sharing. Mount Vernon is an incredible place.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh my, Sherry! What fabulous bargains!! I love everything...especially, of course, your wonderful Provençal tablecloth! One of these days I want to go to Mt. Vernon and to Monticello as well. Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Rose H (UK) said...

Hi Sherry, your table looks delightful :o) The plates were such a bargain too!

Sarah said...

Wow, what lucky finds. The Italian ceramics are gorgeous. We have serving pieces from Italy, but no plates, etc. Your table looks so inviting. Love that sweet little birdie.

Beverly said...

Sherry you hit the jackpot w/ that buy. How beautiful with all your things.

Miss Char said...

OK, you have to have won best bargains of the week Sherry. The dishes and the tablecloth are beautiful.

Anna said...

what a great deal on those dishes. Your table looks so pretty all set up.
We went to Mt Vernon last summer on a family trip to Washington DC. I loved the tour of the house, the kids were not so impressed about waiting in line in the heat, but maybe they will be thankful they went one day :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

What great finds Sherry. The plates are wonderful and boy the price was a major plus. What a gorgeous tablescape!!!

Paula

Debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

I wish I could shop with you! What wonderful deals!
Debbie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your new dishes are just wonderful. I love the olive jar also and all of your accessories are just stunning. Gorgeous tablecloth. Wow, unreal prices. Hugs, Marty

Janette - The2Seasons said...

That's what I call a deal.

Inspired by you said...

Great deals! I love the colors. Thanks for commenting on my chairs!

Lori Lucas said...

I don't know what I am the most jealous of...your tablecloth or your dishes. Either way, you definitely got the deal of the week/month! Your "United Nations" table is wonderful. I loved everything put together. Great job. Lori L

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

BEAUTIFUL tablescape Sherry, I just love your dishes!! Martina

Michele Smith said...

Beautiful tablescape. You got a great deal on those plates those are fabulous and LOVe love love that tablecloth.

Tracey said...

what a great find!! those plates are wonderful and go so well with your tablescape..I really like how you put things all together.. great job and lucky you for finding such a great deal!!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

You got a fab deal. And I love your table with all of your goodies on it. It makes me smile to see it all put together. I love the tablecloth and those beautiful plates especially.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Mt Vernon was my favorite on one of our visits to D.C.! Loved the view from the front porch of the Potomac! Great finds! Love your vignettes!~Hugs, Patti

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

if there's a person that has beautiful and FUN china in this world, that person is you!

I love seeing the treasures you find!

Have a blessed week!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Epoch Design said...

Beautiful tablescape indeed! We found out about your blog through Mary Ann's post about those wonderful pillows you made! We are now fans of your blog =)

Kathleen said...

They are beautiful, what a great bargain! I love the tablecloth too, so pretty!
I found some great bargains last week too! I was able to make centerpieces for a dinner dance with sailboats I got for .70 cents!

Bunny Jean said...

What a steal you got on those dishes. I like your International flare on the tablesetting.

xoxo Bunny Jean @ Bunny Jean's Decor and More!
www.BunnyJeansDecorAndMore.blogspot.com

Babs said...

Sherry, Great international look. I love your olive jars and the tile from Gina Ceramics. Her art and photos on her blog are awesome.
Thanks for the tip at World Market. Sorry I dont' have time for more comments, I'm on my way to WM now to see if my store had some great buys. :)
Hugs,
Babs

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
Beautiful tablescape and an awesome find...soooo very THRIFTY!!! Congrars on the beach house...great news:)

Blessings,
Linda

Micupoftea~ said...

Sherry,
LOVELY table...great deal on the dishes! Really like the bee skep in your blog header too :)
Shawn

FABBY'S LIVING said...

They should've just forget to charge you, for heavens sake!...amazing price, you're so lucky, the plates are beautiful!! I love your tablescape, very international! Thanks for sharing. FABBY

Susan said...

Your table cloth was a great find! I just love it! 1.00 was a steal!

xinex said...

They are all gorgeous but the best thing about them is the price. What a steal!...Christine

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Okay, I had to reread the part on how much you paid for those dishes! Holy moly. Now I wish I had stopped at World Market in GA! The tablecloth is so pretty too. That was a steal.

Design Dork said...

I love the plates! :)