Welcome to my humble abode. Esmerelda watches over things while we’re not here, and I promise she doesn’t bite; unless you want her to. I’ve been so busy chasing dust bunnies lately that a foyerscape is the most I could come up with right now.
We’ve had this table for about 20 years. It started out as a sofa table in the family room. From there we moved it to the dining room to use as a buffet table. Last year we remodeled the living and dining room, so ye old buffet table took up residence in the foyer. And it fits quite nicely I might add.
I removed the candles from the hurricane holders and replaced them with fall foliage. Mostly because I can’t seem to find any decent pillar candles large enough to fit them.
For the last couple of months this bowl has held potpourri. I just keep adding oils to it for a refresher.
When I was a little girl my mom and I would travel to Texas to visit relatives. She and my Aunt Ida would swipe small decorative items from each other each time they visited. Nothing major, and if either of them didn’t notice the item was gone within a couple of weeks, they’d fess up. After mom passed I continued the tradition with my aunt, and I swiped the bronze bunny. Talk about sentimental value.
I almost sold this dual votive holder in a rummage sale a couple of years ago. Thankfully it didn’t sell. The bronze covered jar also holds potpourri.
The large brown dinner plate cost .10, yep, one thin dime. Naturally I bought all that was left no matter what the color. The salad plate sold as a set of four for $2.00. All from my favorite grocery store Meijers. The tapas plates came from Pier 1.
Isn’t this towel a perfect color palette for the season? I really regret not buying more than one.
I’ve had this gold plated (I think) flatware for over 20 years. It came from Fingerhut and I really thought it was hot stuff, monogram and all.
The gold rimmed goblet and the gold cordial glass came from Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic. Our oldest son was stationed in Germany many years ago and I went to visit when his daughter was born. My then daughter-in-law took me on a shopping excursion to Karlovy Vary. The crystal was dirt cheap. If only I know then what I know now!
One of my clients told me about a new Goodwill store that opened recently near our outlet mall. I scored the beaded tealight holder for the bargain basement price of $1.00. Woo-hoo!!!
Now I’m off to temporarily rid my life of dust bunnies and fold laundry. Isn’t it fun and amazing how our hobbies and passions can take over our lives?
Take Care and Be Well!
Hurricane Candles Holders – Marshalls
Dishes – Meijers
Tapas Plates, Beaded napkin ring – Pier 1
Flatware – Fingerhut
Towel – Walmart
Bronze Bunny – My dear Aunt Ida
Bronze covered jar, Glass Bowl (potpourri holder) – Burlington
Stemware – shop in Czech Republc
Esmerelda the witch – Dollar Store
Red and yellow tealight holders – Big Lots
I’m linking up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursdays. You really should join the party!