...I was wanting my first published tablescape to be a setting for two on the porch on a warm sunny spring day using my "Royal Duchess" china; however, Mr. Spring has disappeared and ol' Mr. Winter is back in town...and I just had the need to PLAY...
...so I put together this little Blue and White tablescape...INDOORS...using some things I've been picking up here and there at various little thrift shops...Although I only have four place settings and there are a few mismatched pieces, I think she turned out pretty good.....you know for an AMATEUR and a tablescape on the CHEAP...
...much to my SURPRISE, I discovered that most of the shots of this table were taken during the 'BLUE HOUR'...now isn't that fitting for a BLUE and white table...(did you know that there are actually two blue hours everyday, yes that's right...one at dawn and the other at dusk)...
...I will do a breakdown later of just what is on this table and how much this little tablescape set me back but for now I'll just be quiet and show you some pictures...
...everything on this table cost me a whopping $11.25...now that's cheap!...
---Pottery Barn "Emma" (I used the dinner plates as chargers)...got almost a whole 4 piece place setting (minus the cereals bowls and two mugs) for $3.50 (these retail for $159.00)....SCORE
---Baum Bros. "Bernadotte" dinner plates...got all four for $1.00
---No name salad plates...got all four for .40
---flatware, my everyday, nothing special flatware...$0
---blue rose tablecloth (fabric remnant) $2.00 thrift store find
---4 white linen napkins $1.00 for all
---4 vintage silver napkin rings $1.00 for all
---centerpiece arrangement $1.00 (LED candles from the dollar store on clearance .30 each)
---tart tins (whole ziploc bag full) .25
...as I wasn't finished playing yet, I decided to change up this little tablescape by adding a few bits of yellow to it...I tucked a little sunflower into each of the napkins rings and changed out the centerpiece with some forsythia...and added a couple bird candleholders...
....so anywayyyyyy, there you have it...my FIRST EVER tablescape...yes I know not like all you girls' out there in blogland....but I like it and I had FUN....that's what's important!!!!
I'm linking up to these parties....
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Time to Shine Tuesday @ A Diamond in the Stuff
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Whassup Wednesday @ Elements Interiors
Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home