Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Use For Tablescape First Before Selling

I am linking with Susan for Tablescape Thursday at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ and
Kathleen for White Wednesday at http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/

I am always looking around the house now to find items that I want to get rid of, to sell at the store. I came across this china set that I bought from a thrift shop a few months ago. I brought them to the kitchen near the door to pack them for the car but I have not used them. So I thought I should use them to create a tablescape first before I let them go. And so I did, lol.

I walked around the house and gathered stuff that I know I could use and came up with this. I took some silver plate chargers, pulled 2 silver candle holders from the closet, brought the 2 cherubs with ivy and then took the lion silver plated ice bucket from the dining room and placed an ivy in it. I used an old lace tablecloth that was thrown in with some auction winnings last year.

This table was set so fast, in about 10 minutes, I think, or maybe 15 including the picture taking, cause I was really on my way out to stock up the shop.

Oooops, I forgot to add the stemware, Lol! I told you this was a rushed job.

Since the dishes have silver edges, I used my silver pewter peacock napkin holders and brought out a silver pineapple S & P shakers.

I bought this ice/champagne bucket from an antique store in Destin when we went there for Independence Day weekend. I am not sure if the price is good but I paid $70 for it but I just could not leave it. I just love the lions on it and it is a very heavy silver plated piece.

I bought the Baroque silver plated flatware from Neiman Marcus. They have been hiding in their wooden case and this is the first time I have used them. I love their intricate design.

Here are some shots at night which I took after I got back from the shop. I left the dishes that I used on the table and brought the extra ones to the store, but I posted a picture of the tablescape and wrote the number of pieces available to display at the store.

A lovely shot at night with the pool in the background.

Thank you Kathleen and Susan for hosting these great memes.
And thank y'all for coming by for a visit.

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