Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I am becoming rather FOND of this tablescaping business...and have put together ANOTHER little tablescape using some thrift store finds...I call this one DINNER IN THE TROPICS...

...I apologize up front for the dark pictures...I was having some TECHNICAL issues...

...I found this palm tree dinnerware by Home Trends (5 dinner plates and 5 salad plates) at a local thrift shop for $6.00...more than I normally would spend....but I REALLY liked the pattern and so I SNATCHED them up...

...I found the white linen napkins and wooden napkin rings there also (on different occasions)...I gave $1.00 for the napkins and $1.00 for the napkin rings...I thought they were perfect for these dishes...

...I've used my everyday flatware and smoky brown drinking glasses which I already had....I have been on the hunt for some COCONUT drinkware to go with this...wouldn't that be so cute?...

...I found a LEAFY green placemat for .25 cents at another thrift shop and two RATTAN chargers for .50 cents that I thought would be perfect for the centerpiece...I used one of the chargers, the remaining plates, a treasure chest full of greenery and frame (which I already had but were all thrift store finds a few years back), and my newest candlestick from Hob Lob (clearanced at $2.00)...

...had a little trouble getting the plate to stay up after my little one bumped the table...but still turned out okay...

...to add a little more green to the table and balance everything out, I used a green salad plate as a candle plate on either side of the centerpiece...the runner is a white sheer curtain panel....shhhh don't tell anyone...

...I really like this look...now if only I were on a BEACH somewhere...sipping an ICE COLD drink...dining on some delicious LOBSTER or shrimp...ISLAND BREEZES blowing...and soaking in some SUNSHINE...I would HAVE it made!!!...


I am joining these fabulous parties...won't you join me...

Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Nifty Thrify Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps On The Porch 
Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Whassup Wednesday @ Elements Interiors
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home 


  1. Hi lovely lady.
    I see you have a Tablescape for the Tropics sweet lady. You did a Beautiful job putting it all together !!! I also love the local thrift shops like you do. I hope you come over and see my new Tablescape for this week. I also hope you have a Great week.

  2. Love the tropical theme and such a beautiful tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  3. Shelia,

    You really know how to set a table. I'm always inspired by beautiful tablescapes. It makes dining with your family a lot more fun! I will have to keep checking back here the next time we have a dinner party. Love the palm tree dishes you found! Shrimp and Lobster would be amazing!

    Oh, and the paint color I chose for the kitchen walls..."Vail" in Satin (Valspar- Lowe's) I should have posted that!

    Have a great night!

  4. I am loving the tropical tablescape. I especially love all the thrift finds. Those dishes were a fantastic find. It is so much fun when you can do something this beautiful and didn't have to spend a fortune. I love the centerpiece, so creative. thanks for sharing. I think some kind of rattan glassware would be awesome.
    Thanks for visiting my weekend. I don't know if you intended to have a "no reply" email address. I was trying to respond behind the scenes and came up with a no reply reply address.

  5. Your table looks wonderful. Such fun thrifty finds! I would love for you to join me for "Thrifty Things Friday" party! I usually have the post up Thursday evening. Have a great day!

  6. Your table looks great! I love the dinnerware-what a find. I also love the way you used the books as risers. I'm visiting from Sherry's Open House Thursday. :)

  7. Hi Sheila, I love the palm tree plates and your tablescape is lovely. I so agree with you about being at the beach! Thanks for joining my Open House party.

  8. So Tropical, so Beautiful! Love the centerpiece!


  9. Lovely tablescape - great job and I love the Tropical plates. I'm your newest follower from Show 'n Tell Friday. Come over & say hello sometime: http://www.SallyLeeByTheSea.com

    Have a great weekend!! :O)

  10. Love your tropical tablescape and the plates were a steal!

  11. Isn't thrift shopping so much fun? Your tropical theme is great! I can feel those warm breezes and smell the coconut oil...

  12. What a delightful tropical table...now if the weather would just cooperate! Love your centerpiece.


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