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.

34 thoughts on “Thrifty International Table”

  1. 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

  2. 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 ~

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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

  7. 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!!

  8. 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!

  9. 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. 🙂

  10. 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

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