Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Garage Sale Tablescape!

Happy Tablescape Thursday Everyone. Thank you Susan for hosting this event every week!!
Susan has the wonderful blog "Between Naps On The Porch". It's really beautiful. Go see!!

Just a reminder, to see the photos large just click on them. (To return, hit the back button)

I must tell you that the dishes I'm using this week for my tablescape, I got at a garage sale this summer. I think it's a setting for 8 and I got it for $10.00!!!!!!!!! $10.00!!!!!!!! I wish I knew some young couple that needed dishes! They will probably go to Goodwill.

The dishes are pretty and delicate. The place mats are from GW and the little wooden napkin rings I got on sale at Pier 1 for $1.00 ea.

This little teapot was from GW too. It's small but matches these dishes pretty well!

It's a perfect evening. Clear skies and 72 degrees.

I love my little sugar shell spoon that matches my Oneida silverplate. I'm still trying to win a silver sugar skuttle on eBay!! (Try saying all that fast!)

My little table bell to summon who??????? Maybe Rocky my dog : ))

If you noticed two little red birds flew in!

Here's the delicate little cups.

A really pretty evening. This is one of those tablescapes with no food. (As are most of mine!)

Aren't these guys cute. I got them this past week at Pier 1. They weren't on sale but I got them anyway!! ($5.00) I like them and they go with fall decor too.

Too bad there weren't any blooms on the geraniums but the greenery is nice. (Even that weed in there!)

The sun it going down. I got the candles lit but there's just enough of a breeze I had to put a hurricane shade on the tall candle as it kept going out.

Looks romantic hey? However, it's getting too dark to shoot and the mosquitoes are out!!! Ouch!
Goodnight All . . .
Now go visit Susan at BNOTP at:
Have Fun!!!


  1. The tablescape is so pretty. However, once the sun sets, it take on a whole now look. Very nice.

  2. Lovely table. It's nice to see it transform into the evening.

  3. Very pretty dishes. I wish I lived close to you....I'd take them and save you a trip to the Goodwill :)

  4. Hello to a fellow Ohioan! thanks so much for visiting with me. Your tablescape is so delightful. I love those napkin rings. I hope you stop back by soon.

  5. As usual you have set a very pretty table. I wish I could join you. I like the look on the little birds face.

  6. Very pretty. Love the colors! Cute S&P shakers!


  7. Oh this is so nice as the sun goes down. Very pretty!


  8. Beautiful - but what a gorgeous presence it takes at dusk! :) I hope you can stop by and enter your name in the giveaway at Color Outside the Lines. I know you could do some fantastic things with the loot! :) Cheers!

  9. Do you just love GW.... I know I do...Love your table and the sweet little birds....I am having a give away so please try to stop by

  10. This is such a pretty, al fresco setting. If you didn't tell me that it was from a garage sale, I would have thought that it was just a lovely vintage dish set. Could you tell Rocky to pour a cup of tea for me?

  11. Very beautiful table!! I love a great deal don't you??

  12. Shirley, this is just the SWEETEST tablescape!! LOVE the little birds, and your teapot napkin rings!!.. your colors.. and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new dishes!!! What a wonderful find! ~tina

  13. So pretty and feminine. A lovely table indeed, well done :o)

  14. Very relaxing and I love the teapot.

  15. Hi Shirley...

    My friend...what a lovely tablescape and you couldn't ask for a prettier view!!! I just love your new dishes...ohhh, I can't believe that you got all those beauties for just $10! Great find!!! Ohhh my...I sure wished I lived closer, I'd take those pretty dishes off of your hands...ohhh wait, I'm not a young married couple...hehe! Just a terrible dish monger!!! Hehe! They really are pretty and so delicate as you said! They look lovely on the pretty green and white checked placemats! Your entire table is so beautiful!!! Girl, you sound like me with the tablescaping and food thing...I must admit, I would rather play dishes than cook! Well my friend, thank you for sharing this beautiful tablescape and that fabulous back yard view with us today!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  16. What a gorgeous tablescape. I LOVE the dishes. They are stunning. Everything is so pretty and you've used all the perfect accessories. I love the pretty candlelight too. Also want to remind you of the Cloche Party on the 11th of Sept. Click on the button on my sidebar for all the details. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

  17. What a luscious tablescape this is! So beautiful outdoors with your sweet little table and chairs. And those red birds! I was in Pier 1 last weekend, and if I'd seen those guys, they'd have come home with me. I just love this tablescape!

  18. Love your little birds and that night picture is so pretty -- this is certainly beautiful garden elegance -- hope I can find some of those birds to fly home with me!

  19. Love the cardinal S&P. I haven't been to Pier One in years...may have to check them out!


  20. I am very thankful that you mentioned the mosquitoes since our yard often gets overwhelmed with them...we are working on the problem....BUT it is GREAT to hear someone else mention them lol! I love your setting and it IS so romantic with the candle light. The pink napkins just set the whole thing off--they make a big difference. The silverware is sooooooooo shiny ...WOW...I don't think any of mine shines like that (but I usually don't use the real silverware very often....that may change...getting inspired here....)

    Love your bird S& P shakers--I had some plump robin ones and broke one! My whole family was disappointed--funny!!

  21. Lovely table! The little bird salt and pepper shakers are adorable!

    Jane (Artfully Graced)


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