It is Thursday once again and that means another Thrifty Tablescape Thursday for me! And since I can't afford much, this is one meme I can certainly do every week!
Let's see what we've got shall we?
Ok, it may only be Spring and Summer's not even here yet, but for this gal, I can't wait for Thanksgiving in the Fall. I can't help it, May rolls around and my mind starts to wander on all things Fall! I start sketching and planning, planning and sketching.
Well, last year about late October, I saw this line of Food Network dinnerware at Kohl's. (We have Kohl's very close to us, but I don't go often.) That November, I saw them but since Thanksgiving was so close, they weren't on sale. I decided to wait them out.
After the holidays, I kept missing the sale though they never went lower than 50%. I didn't want the dinner plates as they are very dark, so I decided that I would get the salad plates only and that 50% is a good deal. I guess it wasn't meant to be as I missed the sale again! So, I resorted to just looking and since life took most of my time, this pattern became an afterthought, a good "maybe someday" bit on my "would be nice" wish list. But then again, I am very patient...
Imagine my surprise last Saturday when I saw them at 80% off- the very same salad plates, bowls and even a platter! I quickly grabbed six of each of the salad plates, bowls and the one platter especially when the lady that circled the shelf three times all of a sudden decided she wanted some and was trying to get her hands on some of them! I employed my children to grab the dishes as soon as I got them so that I can grab the others! One is a floral print and one is a hobnail solid dark red ceramic. (Don't worry, I left her all the mugs and two bowls... LOL "Brain was quite proud of me that I didn't do the happy dance upon seeing the tag on these pattern we've salivated over for a while now.)
"Thinking of Fall"
"Red Currant" salad plates by Food Network
I decided that coupling it with creamy white will be the cleanest look for the table that I want to do this year so I paired it with my Thomson "Blanc" solid dinnerware that I got from Ross for $1 each back in February. I also laid a white tablecloth and broke it up with a dark red table runner. (I'll probably change that to a creamy white as well.) ;-)
It's also been raining here a lot so the darkness and otherwise quiet day made me think of Fall and it's symbol of slowing down and togetherness.
The dark wood color of my table nicely complimented the dark brown seagrass round placemats I found at Kohl's for 70% off each!
Here's the table with the Living room light on... I love how you can see the candles' flames! That's Red, my guard rooster on top of the 80% off coordinating platter or $5.99. It's a big platter! Red loves to be the center of attention you know... When he's not on the table, he is on the shelf positioned to watch the front door. ;-)
This is after I turned off all the lights... Don't you just love the shadows that my crystal created? It certainly gave the table a more welcoming glow. I can almost smell the pies and dishes. *sigh*
I also chose to give it another casual twist by putting the utensils in the bowl. The napkins, they are only 49 cents each or 90% off!
But again, this is just a sneak peek, a practice run of my Fall table so more will be added that's for sure. It is still subject to much tweaking, but I love the base look, don't you? ;-) I want to fill up the platter with more fall accessories and fruits. I can't wait!
Oh, do you see Josh and Lily? They chirped and chirped until I heard them because they wanted to be part of the action of course!
I promised Red his close up shot so here it is... Isn't he a handsome fella?
Here's a closer look of the table. I love the shape of the bowls. The hobnail design is on the bottom rim of each bowl. It'll be perfect for that hearty soup I'll be making. I placed apples around the iron leaf-and-stem candleholder I also found at Kohl's for 80% off or 2.49!
Just like you, I gotta have my "artsy shot"! LOL I can't wait to get my garlands and napkin holders and other pretty things to go with this table. I'm getting so excited! Behind that candle, I'll have a great vase that I will fill with a great bouquet!
Thanks a bunch again to our lovely hosts, Susan and Leigh.