I’m telling you all of my dishes have been in rotation for the last couple of months. I’m really trying to use the dishes I have on hand and so far so good. This table came together quickly and I hope I’ve done the holiday justice. I have a little something in the works that’s been keeping me busy and I’ll be sharing it with you real soon.
Everyone should have a set of white dishes in their cupboards. These are from the dollar store and they have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
The plate with the rose flower motif is a partial set that belonged to my mom. I am having so much fun using her treasures and sharing them with you. These dishes don’t have any markings on them and I think she may have gotten them with her washing powder. Many years ago you could get dishes and sometimes washcloths in a box of washing powder. I don’t remember the brand name, but I do remember thinking that was the greatest thing ever. I don’t have a complete set but I’m loving what I have.
The dessert forks in the bowls I got at TJ Maxx last fall.
Years ago I was an Avon lady and that’s where the stemware came from. The color is beginning to wear away on the water goblet. I think that just adds character. The burgundy ones and the cake server are from the same series and were a gift from one of my best friends.
Another Avon treasure holds the Little Debbie frosted brownies. It’s actually a cheese dish and I won’t tell if you won’t.
I think the faux Mother of Pearl flatware is perfect for this holiday and you can expect to see them again around Easter time. You can never have too many white cloth napkins and I do plan on getting more before the year is out. I also plan to learn some new napkin folds. The multi-purpose red tablecloth is from Kohl’s and the white runner is from Value City.
On one of my thrift store shopping sprees I got the goblets that the heart candies are in. Sixty cents each; you can’t beat that with a hammer!
I allowed myself a trip into TJ Maxx right after my birthday and the tall cake stand somehow jumped into my cart. At $9.99 who was I to say no?
The red votive holder and matching container with top are from an after Christmas sale at Hobby Lobby four years ago. Both pieces were under $5.00.
I decided to cover a couple of books in vintage type scrapbook paper. I’d seen something similar at The White Library. I liked the look of the vintage jewelry that Sandra Downie used and begged and borrow a few pieces from Charisse. The cluster earrings belonged to my Aunt Ida who made the best gumbo in the world. I knew I’d never wear them, but also knew I’d never part with them.
The flowers were an afterthought and I’m glad I thought it over. I ran into Family Dollar on my way home from classes and picked them up. They were like dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s. I may borrow a few pieces from this table for my Valentine’s dessert table. You knew there’d be one right?
Linens – Kohl’s and Value City
Flatware – Kohl’s
Colored Stemware – Avon
Retro Champagne Glasses – Thrift Store
White Dinnerware – Dollar Tree
Flower Motif Dinnerware – My Mom’s
Red Vase and Votive holder – Hobby Lobby
Tall Cake Stand and Dessert Forks – TJ Maxx
Jewelry and Books – Home Collection