Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Blue and Green and Almost Spanish

It's Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ and I had a great time playing with the dishes and table, especially because we have my stepdaughter visiting and is very interested, so I showed her how I set the table.
I also have a little something to contribute for Thrifty Thursday, which is hosted by Leigh of http://lbratina.blogspot.com/.
Please visit Susan and Leigh to see their awesome posts and get ideas from all their participants. I set this table today planning to use it for dinner tomorrow. We are going to try to feed the 2 little ones early and then put them to bed but we will let the oldest one, Noah who is 4, join us. We will cook Spanish rice and something else to be decided and for dessert, I will make some flan.
So, I picked some dishes that will go with Spanish food. The blue crystal candle holders are Princess House. I've had them since I lived in Florida. The little crystal tea light candle holders are from TJ Maxx or Marshalls, I think.
I added a butterfly to my flowers on a vase because it matches the plate chargers.
I pulled these green sparkly napkin rings from my table accessory drawer and I think they match the charger and the butterfly perfectly.
I also used Polish pottery candle melter to make the room smell good.
Here is one of the 4 chargers that I used. They are glass and sparkly, perfect for Christmas too, I think. They are also my contribution to Thrifty Thursday because I got a real good deal on them on Ebay. I got all 4 of them for 99 cents, although I paid $14.99 for shipping. I think it is still worth it for 4 heavy glittery glass plates. I also love the color.
Here is the dinner plate. I thought the green on it blends with the charger plate color very well.

My cobalt blue goblets are from Walmart for $1.99 each, that's thrifty too, right?

I found this mini covered tureen or sauce server from the flea market last Saturday. I just love it cause it has the same design as my full size tureen, which I also used here as part of my centerpiece.
Isn't the ladle cute?
And here's Kerri, my stepdaughter who is visiting from Florida with her 3 little kids. I got her hooked on dishes and tablescaping, lol! She has been spending her free time (as soon as the kids go to bed) watching and bidding for dishes on Ebay. I gave her 10 of my plate chargers (8 gold and 2 silver) to get started. It gives me a little more room in the cabinet so I can buy more, lol.
Lastly, I wanted to show you my cloche storage for my lion handled flatware that I both got from Horchow or Neiman Marcus.
Thanks, Susan and Leigh for hosting these 2 wonderful memes.
And thank you all for visiting!

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