Tablescape Thursday ~ Apple Blossoms!

If it’s Wednesday that means it’s time to get ready for Thursday and the world of Tablescapes. Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is the hostess with the mostess for this event. Click on over to see a lovely array of styles, shapes, and colors!

This week I brought my Apple Blossoms inside as the inspiration for my table.

When I was at Goodwill earlier this week I found these great apple and apple blossom napkins, 10 for $4.99. I don’t think they’ve been used at all. The napkin rings are part of an apple with the stem and leaves.

I only have 4 of the apple blossom dessert plates so I set the table for 4. The plates are “Blossom Time”, Made in Staffordshire, England with a 22KT. Gold Decoration. I bought the goblets from Goodwill last year and they have a gold/yellow tint to them. The pink depression glass items are from Dear’s Great, great aunt.

I started with one of the napkins on the center of the table but thought again and took it off.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my Apple Blossom Table.

Psalm 17:8 ~ Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings.

Proverbs 7:2 ~ Keep my commands and you will live;
guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.

Proverbs 25:11 ~ A word aptly spoken
is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

Enjoy your day!

Tablescape Thursday ~ Fall in Seattle

Last week I was at my home in the Seattle area and got so busy visiting with our kids and getting the house ready for fall I couldn’t participate in Tablescape Thursday even though this table was set  for a family meal with our kids. I’m sharing it this week now that I’m back in California with a little more time on my hands.

Visit the lovely Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see more tables decked out for your enjoyment!

 

I forgot to take a photo of the family enjoying our meal at the table but it was really good. Our last BBQ of the season. We had steaks, fresh corn on the cob and zucchini also grilled and for dessert we had raspberry and apple pastry bites. Then we had a great time playing Beatles Rock Band.

 

 

 

We are so happy to be having some cooler temps since we arrived back in Southern California. It makes it feel more like Fall…

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Hot Thrifty Buys!

Sunday we link up over at Rhoda’s Southern Hospitality with our Thrifty buys that we’ve found at Garage/Yard Sales or Thrift Shops. Thanks Rhoda!

I’m a consistent Thrift store shopper. Once in a while Dear and I will stop at a Garage Sale. This Saturday was really hot in Southern California…in the 100’s in a lot of spots. We stopped at a few sales but the heat just got us down. We were happy to stop our searches because at our very first spot we bought this beauty!

 

The vinyl is in such good shape. The metal can use some work, though.

This is a nostalgia piece for me. Do I have a spot for it?….no. Do I have a red kitchen?…no. But for $10.00 I wasn’t leaving it behind.

On our way to Oxnard to see if we could find garage sales by the ocean where it might be cooler we spotted a Spud Nuts Donut Shop! The car automatically drove into the parking lot and this lovely got eaten up by moi! A very light raised iced donut! I felt like I was 5 again.

 

We didn’t have any luck in Oxnard so we headed to Ventura. After stopping at a few more sales braving the beating hot sun we saw this hole in the wall spot that a lot of middle-aged and older people were stopping at. We knew it was probably a great spot for good Mexican food. Johnny’s Mexican Food on Ventura Ave. in Ventura.

Cars kept driving up and we asked people who had been coming here for 30 years what they were going to order. We took some recommendations and were not disappointed. We were still hot and now very thirsty so we headed down Main St. in Ventura for one of these…

A Pierpont IPA at Anacapa Brewing Company. Very refreshing on a hot summer day. We headed home via a produce stand and bought  fresh white corn to bbq for dinner along with lamb chops. But wait this is suppose to be about thrifty treasures not food even though the white corn was 5 ears for a $1.00!

Last Saturday when it was way cooler out we stopped at a church bazaar and I bought this pair of candlesticks for $2 and this wooden sign for $1.00

 

On Friday my bloggy friend Willow and I went  thrift store shopping in Oxnard, Ca. All my buys were linens.

 

The bright Veggie label design tablecloth was $1.95. The doilies were $1.95 for all 4. The sets of napkins were 1.95 for 6 of the blue bordered ones, 95 cents for the 4 off white with little green triangles and $2.00 for the 8 red ones.

 

I really liked this Americana table runner and it cost 95 cents.

I’m so happy my computer has been working ok for a day that I’m posting this way early and I hope my computer continues to behave and I’ll be able to get around to see everyones treasures. Have a great week everyone…

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Tablescape Thursday ~ Red & Gold

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday the fun weekly event hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. She’s so creative at putting her tables together and it’s so much fun to see the different creations from people all over Bloggy World each week. Just click on the link to see more!

 

When my daughter and I put together the Moroccan Shower for her friend Kristen I decided to set the table in the kitchen along the same theme and for our fall back just in case the weather got too nasty to eat in our Moroccan tent outside. The weather held till just after dessert so we were thrilled.

This is another combination Thrift Store ~ Target Clearance ~ with plates from the Bon Marche (better known as Macy’s today) tablescape.

 

I’m sure you tablescapers understand the drill… I found this fun tablecloth and then searched the cupboards all over the house for anything to go with the color scheme!

 

 

I’m glad I had this post archived because I’ve been slow getting around in bloggy world this week. Busy with my kids in Seattle and today I’m sitting and comforting my poor hurting daughter who got a horrible sunburn and is now in the most painful itching experience of her life. I’ve been massaging her feet and making sure she eats and takes the right meds at the right hour. I know you’ll understand my slowness in getting around the sphere…Blessings!

Update: My daughter is doing so much better today. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and prayers!

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Todays Thrifty Treasures ~ Beatrix Potter Books

Rhoda at Southern Hospitality is our hostess for this weekly event. Click on over and see what great buys people all over bloggy world found.

 

In 1973 when I was in England I began a collection of Beatrix Potter Figurines and purchased a full set of her sweet little books for children. There are 23 books in the full set. Whenever I see a Beatrix Potter book at a thrift store in good shape I buy it. I found these 23 books at Goodwill for 79 cents each and I bought all 23 of them. They are in perfect shape and look as though they have never been read. A full set of Beatrix Potter books for under $20.00.

 

 

Table linens are another weakness of mine and I didn’t walk away from this either. I’ll have to see what occasion comes up for a table setting on this cloth.

Looking forward to see lots of Thrifty Treasures. See you soon and thanks for visiting…

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Tablescape Thursday ~ Lighthouses

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday. Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is our hostess for this event. Click on over to her beautiful blog to see more scapes.

 

Before I left our condo in California for our home in Washington State I had some fun with this table. I had 4 Gracey Knight salad plates called Nantucket Shoreline that I wanted to create a table top around. My shells from my beach walks in the ginger jar made a fun centerpiece to go with these lighthouses.

 

 

I bought these 12 shell napkin rings at a local garage sale for $1.00. The light blue glass chargers cost me a 99 cents each at my local Goodwill.

 

Have a great Thursday everyone!

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Tablescape Thursday ~ In Honor of the 4th!

Well I’m thinking we are going to see a lot of Red, White and Blue this week on our tables. It’s time for Tablescape Thursday so visit our hostess Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see a variety of tables decked out for our viewing pleasure!

 

Dear and I arrived to our home in Washington on Sunday night after 15 hours on the road. We drove from California. I will be in Washington for the next 6 weeks. Dear flies back to California on Sunday. Boohoo! On Monday evening we had all our kids around the table for a meal. Now that is a wonderful thing.

 

I decided to bring out the red, white and blue for the week. On Saturday we’re having a gathering so this will serve as the buffet table for that event.

 

For those of you who live in the U.S.A.,  hope you all have safe and sane 4th of July celebrations. Thanks for stopping by…

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