Monday, January 21, 2013

Black and Brown Table

Hi everyone!
I thought I would share a recent acquisition (yes, I was trying to sound all fancy schmancy with that word instead of saying “thrift find”). I found the set of four dinner plates at one place and then a week later I found the matching bowls at an entirely different thrift shop. Don’t you just love when that happens?!
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I started with a brown suede tablecloth (okay, it really is a leftover piece of fabric my mom gave me) and then added these Dollar Tree bamboo placemats.
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Yup, it states they were from Kohl’s for $3.99 each but, they ended up at the Dollar Tree.
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They have a lovely floral pattern in dark chocolate brown.
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I really like the brown glazed terra cotta dishes for salads.
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I added the matching bowls.
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Simple plain brown napkins (bought at a local grocery store for .24 cents. Set of four)  with my shell napkin rings.
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Vintage drinking glasses.
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Tonight is a S-S-S dinner…..Soup, Salad and Sandwiches. So, I brought out one of my white ironstone soup tureens. No fancy centerpiece tonight.
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I used some vintage wood handled flatware.
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Just a simple table for dinner.
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A fun vintage coffee pot for after dinner coffee.
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How fun is that? It is a musical pot. You wind it up and it will play the music every time it is lifted up.
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Just something silly to make us smile at the table.
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Thank you for stopping by for a visit! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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Tea Time Tuesday
You’re Gonna Love it Tuesday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Let’s Dish!

22 comments:

  1. Love it. The brown transferware is stunning. Those pieces are so hard to find and usually way out of my budget. Gorgeous tablescape. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Thanks for sharing...OMG I remember drinking out of one of those vintage glasses when I was 8...LOL
    Mingz Eclectic Creations

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  3. Love the plates and napkin rings, Diann. Your table looks pretty!

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  4. I love this! Neutral colors are always good in a tablescape, and I wish I had your shopping skills.

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  5. I love those pretty plates, Diann! You always find the best bargains. Your soup tureen was a steal! It's perfect for any time.

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  6. Your table looks great. I love how it all came together!! I have had that happen. I have found pieces at a garage sale, more at a thrift store and months and months later, some more pieces! It's so fun! Very pretty table! Love it!
    Karen

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  7. Isn't it fun to find things that go together! Love the dishes, and the teapot is so cute! Love your table...it turned out beautifully!
    Ruth

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  8. It's OK to say thrift Diann, we're all proud of you for the acquisitions you make. I've never seen a musical pot before, how fun is that? I have been scouring around myself for a soup tureen, but the price has to be right.
    Judith

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  9. Diann I love those plates and bowls. I have some of those dishes also and need to do a tablescape with them. Your's turned out great. Perfect for a sss meal!! Love that coffee pot, very cute! Enjoy your evening!
    Big Hugs, Linda

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  10. Hi Diann,
    Your table looks very pretty and very pulled together. I really like your china. The musical coffee pot is a charmer and how fun to have that at your table! I too have been looking for a soup tureen but it has to be the right price. Thank you, my friend, for joining me for my tea party today. It's always a pleasure to have you join me. Have a wonderful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. Great finds, Diann! I like them and I like the placemats too...Christine

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  12. What a fun time you had getting this table together. You found some really nice things at the thrift store too and it all coordinates so nicely. I love the musical coffee pot. Have a great week. Pamela

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  13. WOW! What a neat table. I love the way you acquire...umm, I mean thrift. The dishes are awesome and everything comes together so well. Love the coffee pot. BTW, what song does the music box play?
    xo Ginger

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  14. That's so lucky finding the bowls at a second store. I like the mix of elegant and fun you've pulled together for your table setting. Well done!

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  15. So pretty!! It's amazing what turns up at the dollar store!

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  16. I like your place settings Diann, and the little musical pot is adorable.

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  17. great fin d and beautifeul tale. I really love those glasses.

    Cynthia

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  18. Great transfer ware. Love the coffee pot!

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  19. Hi Diann,
    I've been collecting the same dinnerware for awhile now. I have a set of twelve dinner plates, dessert plates, and cups and saucers. No bowls yet! I love the transferware pattern! Your cute coffee pot is a wonderful find! Goes so well with the dishes!
    Nancy

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  20. What a pretty table and such great finds/prices!!! :)

    I'd like to invite you to check out my thrifted link up!
    http://www.youngheartoldsoul.com

    Cheers!

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  21. Love your beautiful black & brown tablescape!

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  22. Timelessness is the key when decorating on a budget. Here are three design elements that won't break the bank. They include, black & white, Hollywood regency, and vintage modern.

    www.fashion-design-course.com/

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Thank you for taking the time to comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Diann :)