Grandma Barb’s This and That

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Thrift Store Tabletop

This tabletop is done with all thrift store finds except for the silverware, sugar bowl, and creamer that were my grandmothers.  I have been practicing with my camera again and all photos are right out of the camera except one that I did a soft black and white effect in Picasa.   You can see here that we finally got a little snow and some sunshine.

I got the tall vase/pitcher, the flowers, and the bunnies at the Thrift Store yesterday.  The rest I have been picking up now and then.

The soft Black and White Effect.  How do you like it?

The white iron stone dishes I collected here and there until I have a whole set.  I put some dried rose petals in them just to give it some color.  The silverware was my Grandma's and it doesn't match.  The place mat is a tea towel and the napkin is a handkerchief; both from the thrift store.

I just love this pitcher and the roses.  It's hard to see but it is sitting on a silver tray.

Here are the sugar bowl and creamer that were my Grandmother's,  The little silver condiment holder with the salt and pepper shakers and vinegar and oil containers were from a garage sale.

 It looks like the little bunny is helping himself to the cookies.  The cookies are little wafers with caramel 
between and are good for dunking in coffee or tea.  They were a birthday gift from a friend.

 I love how the roses have little sparkles on them that look like dew drops.

Lots of sunshine streaming in on the table.  I am linking to Sunlit Sunday at My Little Home and Garden.

I'll also be linking to:
 The Newbie Party at Debbie Doo's
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Home and Garden Thursday at Delightsome Life

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week.

Until next time.



Lesley said...

I love your roses and that pitcher-vase is gorgeous.
You have a lovely spot to sit and have tea.

cathy@home said...

I love your ideas, I have a load of mens hankies now I know what to do with them.
I also collect white plates and my cutlery never matches,once upon a time it used to really bug me.

Gail said...

Your thrift store finds makes for a lovely table. Hope you're have a wonderful weekend, Gail

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I love the white table setting, and the various patterns makes it more interesting. Great finds at the thrift store.

My Little Home and Garden said...

You've set a beautiful table, Barb, and certainly have demonstrated some creative ideas. I like the soft black and white photo and see just a hint of colour in it. I'd enjoy joining you for tea in this setting!
Thanks for linking to "Sunlit Sunday".

cherry said...

Oh that pitcher is a pretty great find... I love the touch of black and white and seeing your snow in the background.. lovely!
hugs.. have a wonderful day, Cherry

Geneva said...

Everything looks lovely, and you did a beautiful job with your photography. Of course you know I like your white ironstone and the little bunnies are so cute!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Barb
I like the black and white, and look at how the sun is highlighting the white dishes.
Your thrift store has some good treasures in it, glad you shared yours.

Babs said...

Who would ever know your table setting was all thrift store finds? Everything is lovely, and I especially like the condiment holder and your tea towel. Happy Sunday.

A Bit of the Blarney said...

Beautiful table. You caught the beauty of the sun in your photos! Wishing you a wonderful week! Cathy

Unknown said...

Oh Barb this is just beautiful. I too love thrift stores. I can hardly resist the linens I find, although I do not need another one at all. I like the mix and match of the silverware and the sentiments attached. I have some of my gm's things too. blessings and thanks for the sunlit joys.

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Love white tableware.

Ann said...

Your thrifty tablescape is lovely. And, that pitcher is oh, so special. Your photographs are wonderful. Nice work!

Maria Elena said...

Oh, WOW! It looks beautiful! Gorgeous tablescape!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Love your soft black and white focus photo, Barb. Love your white dishes, too. I was going to invest in some, and Target has a new display of them... but they wer already sold out of a bunch of pieces so I couldn't get hte numbers I wanted!! Maybe I will try online. andrea@townandprairie

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your table is really pretty with those special finds! Love the pitcher/vase!

Jane said...

You have found some wonderful pieces at the thrift store and put them together beautifully on the table. I LOVE that pitcher!!

Simone said...

Such a sweet table set up! I would love to join you in such a lovely spot to sit and have tea :)

acasarella said...

What a gorgeous table! I just love thrift store finds :)

Pondside said...

Your setting is lovely, sunny, serene. I can imagine spending a long time, sipping and chatting at the beautiful table.

the decorating chica said...

Beautiful display. Love the vintage

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I love everything about this table setting: the white dishes, the sunlight streaming in, the dew on the roses, the mismatched silverware...and most of all that you have such a beautifully elegant table on a budget. That is very inspiring.

I found you at Debbiedoo's newbie party. Looking forward to being your newest follower.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Diana LaMarre said...

I do love white dishes. I think they are the best for making food look its most attractive.

That is a beautiful vase you found.

Cindy Adkins said...

I love it, Barb! Very nice. I have a sugar bowl that belonged to my grandmother, too. I love the bunnies!

Cynthia said...

Pretty table for a casual brunch or lunch. I love the roses in the pitcher and bunnies add a festive spring touch.

Nothing But Blue Skies... said...

Wow! Lovely ironstone! I too, have collected little by little from thrifting. I adore it, and transferware.
Looks like your table is ready for spring! Found you via Debbie's newbie link party. Hope you get a chance to pop by my blog and take a look around! Have a great week!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Lovely tablescape! I love how the sun shines and brightens up things!

Audrey said...

Hi Barb ... Love this table setting. Your pictures are just wonderful. Nothing prettier that the old white dishes.
Audrey Z. Timeless Treasures.

Debbiedoos said...

Hi Barb! Thanks for joining me, always a pleasure to have you. I love your table, and such pretty pretty roses. I love thrifting, it's the best.


You sure did a beautiful table with your thrift store finds! I love the centerpiece vase pitcher and the cute rabbits. I'm at TTT. Have a nice week.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Barb, what great finds!! Your table looks so pretty in white!! Aren't thrift stores wonderful?!

A Whole Lotta Magic said...

Stunning table setting!


Michelle@Crazy For Crafts said...

Very nice! I really like the soft black & white. I need to learn to use Picassa or something similar.

momto8 said...

just sooo lovely!! unbelievable you can get this kind of place setting thrifting!! who would ever pay full price?!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barb, What a gorgeous tablescape. I love all the white and the roses are divine. I have many new hankies that were my dad's that I use for napkins too. They work wonderful. Love your ideas.
Great pics with your camera.
Hugs, CMD

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Barb,

Your tablescape is gorgeous! The bunnies are a cute addition.


~Mary said...

You picked up some great finds at the thrift store! I love the thrill of doing that. I especially love the vase, it's gorgeous, and the sugar and creamer that were your grandmother's. Family heirlooms are the best!

Kathy said...

Wow! This is really gorgeous! LOVE the pitcher - I love the soft black and white effect! I may have to play with my camera some this week! Love it all! Thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,