Being out of the country, I missed TT last week but I will more than make up for it today. Tablescape Thursday is hosted by Susan of http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. If you want to see amazing creativeness on tables, make it a point to visit Susan's blog.
This is not my main tablescape but I created this mini one just to wish you all a Happy Independence Day! I bought this bicentennial eagle plate in a yard sale for about a dollar a long time ago so this is my contribution for Thrifty Thursday, hosted by Leigh at http://lbratina.blogspot.com/. Make sure you visit her also to check out a lot of
thrifty goodies.The plates, napkins and tablecloth, or should I say tablepaper, are all paper....cheap, of course! (That's thrifty too!) I bought them from Big Lots. I hand carried this pair of candleticks holder from my home in FL. They're old but I like them. They were distributed by Princess House and have been discontinued. Of course if you want to see more details, you can click on the pictures to enlarge them.
And for the main event, I am sharing this exotic tablescape. Our recent Caribbean trip inspired me to create this.
Just want to share these lamp bulbs. They flicker just like candlesticks. Vanna of http://lvroftiques.blogspot.com/ (Vanna, where are you?) was the one who introduced me to them and I love them. Regular bulbs are very glary and it is so hard to take a picture of them but these are just perfect to emit just the right glow.
The tablecloth has an earthy pasley print and I bought it from TJ Maxx.
Artesian plates made by Tracy Porter, bought them from Horchow. Bamboo flatware from Ross for $9.99. I also bought the darker ones for the same price but I think this matches better with this dinnerware set. Please note the bamboo edge trim on the plate.
Salad plate from the same Artesian collection. How do you like my napkin fold? I copied it from the ship.
The tray server is also from the Artesian collection. I really like the peacocks on them.
The peacock salt and pepper are from Neiman Marcus. Gloria of http://wwwhappytobe.blogspot.com/ told me about them when they went on sale. Thanks, Gloria!
The small bamboo tray is part of my sushi set. I think it blends well with my bamboo theme.
I just bought this bell from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands last week.
The colored crystal goblets (set of 4 different colors) and the smaller clear wine crystals are from Ross.
Do you see those oval server set (set of 3, the other one is in the other side) in a wicker and iron stand? They were waiting from me when we arrived from our trip last Sunday. I cannot believe I won them on Ebay for $5.50 for the whole set....another contribution for Thrifty Thurs. I love the colors, pattern and they are oven proof too!
And many of you might have seen this peacock centerpiece on RMS and on Laurie of http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/ 's post before Christmas'2008. That was before my blogging days. Isn't he majestic? He is huge! I bought the whole set of feather balls for $5 at a garage sale.
The cardinal s&p came from a shop in Celebration, FL. We passed through there after we disembarked from the ship last Saturday. The community was developed by Disney and is really nice. I will post pics on next week's Outdoor Wed.
This s&p set is from Southern Living.
Remember this table topper? I told you I will use it on this tablescape. I really like it and I think I will get a lot of use out of it.