Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Tablescape

This was our Easter dinner tablescape.

I know there is glare and shadow, but I'm not the world's greatest photographer.
My youngest brother made it home from college so we set a table for four.
(So much prettier than a table for three.)

The china was from a great aunt and was passed on to me in high school. It is Royal Bayreuth from Germany. Though I appreciated it greatly, this was the first time that I ever unpacked and used it. I just love the silver trim!
The tablecloth was a wedding gift of my momma's, as was the silver center piece. I think the purple flowers accented the silver beautifully.

These goblets are a Goodwill find. I found six of them for only $2 at a 50% off sale. Aren't they pretty!

The flatware was given to me by my grandmother when she broke up housekeeping. We had to spend some time polishing it because again, I had never used it. The pattern is Processional.
My momma rescued these napkins from a Salvation Army store. She immediately noticed the detailed corners. She bought a dozen for only a few dollars.

We shared a delicious meal together after morning church. Hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday with your loved ones.
We will be linking up with Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thrift Store Treasures

My mom and I have done quite a bit of thrift store shopping over the last two weeks. We have been to two different Salvation Army stores, our local Goodwill (numerous times), and our new favorite antique mall, Alley Cats. We have found some incredible bargains.

One thing that my mom purchased from Alley Cats was a cabinet for her kitchen. We believe it is the bottom of an old 'Hoosier Cabinet'.

Here is the kitchen before...
and after.

The tables and chairs moved to another room. (More on that later.) The cabinet is taller than the table was so it provides much need counter space. Mom plans on replacing the hardware with something a little more vintage looking.

These are a few pitchers that Mom found at Goodwill.

We found many more treasures, but I had to start somewhere. There will be plenty more pictures to come soon!

Friday, April 1, 2011

A New Beginning

My momma and I have been reading quite a few blogs about home-making lately. So I decided to start my own. We have made a few trips to thrift stores and made some great finds which I hope to post soon. I'm looking forward to sharing our creations and mishaps soon. More to come!