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My passion is decorating with vintage and antique finds on a budget. There was a time when I wouldn't have dreamed of going into a goodwill. That day has passed. :) My second love is scrapbooking all those special family moments for posterity, and I recently set up my very own scrapbooking room. I have three beautiful children, two sons and a daughter as well as a sweet (albeit full blooded Yankee) daughter-in-law and two grandgirls. I also enjoy gardening, meeting new friends and relaxing on my patio in the evenings with a glass of fine wine. During the summer of 2001, I spent two glorious weeks at Kennedy Space Center. I've been somewhat of a space geek ever since....

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Late Tablescape Thursday

Welcome to another Tablescape Thursday graciously hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch! Doubleclick on the pics to enlarge them to full screen size. My post is late (once again!) due to a small electrical malfunction. ;-) I purchased the green salad plates this week at Tuesday morning at a Buy One, Get One 50% Off sale and ended up paying $3.00 each for them. Aren't they beautiful? Today I popped in at a different Tuesday Morning location and found similar plates with a pineapple design on them marked down to $1.99 each! Had they not been the exact same color, I would have snapped them up. There was a cute pineapple shaped serving bowl and gravy boat to match them and it was all on sale. The floral arrangement was purchased a couple of years ago at the Canton, Mississippi craft fair. It was a splurge and I passed and admired it several times before I convinced myself to buy it and I'm so very glad I did......
The glass serving platter was a freebie from a garage sale my friend and I arrived late to and everything was marked FREE! To be totally honest, I'm not sure if it's a cake plate or a serving platter. It's got an unusual curve to it. What do ya think?

You can see my collection of Colclough china in the cabinet behind the table. I'm going to do a tablescape with it soon. I've been collecting dessert plates and cup and saucers for about 10 years now. The china cabinet belonged to my mother. My older sister was using it in her house and when she moved to a smaller place, my mother offered it to me. I hope you enjoyed my Tablescape Thursday post. Pop over and visit other tablescapes at


  1. Very nice tablescape. Love your new salad plates and your arrangement is beautiful. I've just posted my first tablescape this week and found it to be lots of fun.

  2. I love your salad plates...I would have bought them in an instant too! Pretty tablescape! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

  3. Your salad plates are just gorgeous! What a lovely and inspiring tablescape! :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

  4. Lovely table. The ribbon edge on the white plates is very pretty. I'm in the market for white plates would you share what brand they are? Gotta love Tuesday Morning!
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  5. Your table is lovely! I wish we had a Tuesday Morning nearby!


  6. Hi Terri,
    I really like the salad plates! They look great with the arrangement ... aren't you glad you splurged? Sometimes we just have to go for it, don't we? And you can't beat FREE for the glass plate/platter (it's pretty, whatever it is!).

    Thank you for the nice comment on the Christmas in July tablescape. I'm not in the design field, but I'm a "Sunday painter" although I haven't done a painting in quite a while. I guess art is art ... whether it's painting, gardening, retail display, or tablescaping.

    Hope your weekend goes well!


  7. The centerpiece is so interesting...nice Free platter!

  8. Lovely tablescape and how lucky were you to arrive when the price tag said free, now that is thrifting!


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