Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Garage sale tablescape

It's Tablescape Thursday over at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch.

I haven't participated in quite a while....mainly because I ran out of dishes to share.
 After going over to my friend's garage sale, I had another set of dishes!!
They are Pfaltzgraff...I hope I'm spelling it correctly. I love the creamy white, and the design reminds me of Ironstone.

 I bought the silverware from Pfaltzgraff several years ago.
The same friend that had the garage sale sold me these pretty place mats. The napkins are tucked right under the flowers.

I really have no idea how to set a formal table. I'm sure the glasses are all wrong, but having pretty dishes for our meal always brings me joy.

For a centerpiece, I just clipped some gorgeous blue Hydrangea, and plunked it in a water filled carafe.

 Candles always add a nice romantic touch.

That's it. Nothing fancy, or by the book. Just dinner for two on my garage sale dishes.
Thank you Susan for hosting Tablescape Thursday.


  1. Setting a perfect table isn't the answer. It's what is in your heart and that is what shows in your tables. This one is soo pretty. I love those placemats and the new to you white dishes are great. I love the hydrangeas as the centerpiece. Many blessings, marlis

  2. I have those 'em - they go with everything. Your table looks so fresh & pretty.


  3. Love the dishes and your table for two is beautiful!!

  4. Debbie- love your new dishes and your table looks great! Nice to see you playing again. Love it when you have time to do something special.
    Hugs- Tete

  5. Well, there you have it! I keep telling you--we are so alike. You now own my everyday dishes! lol I have had them since...hmmm...1997! I remember the dates by the houses I lived in...and I still love them. I just realized that I have a couple of chipped ones that I should weed out and replace. I just realized that I don't have the smaller bowls though...and did you get cups with it? I really like the cups!

    It is so nice to see you back to blogging a bit more and participating in the things you used to do. Have a wonderful evening my sweet friend..xo Diana

  6. I'm pretty sure my daughter has the same dishes that she uses for special them! I'm like you I don't have enought dishes or places to keep them to do the tablescapes:) Maybe one day...your table is beautiful!


  7. How pretty Debbie! I love the linens, and the fresh hydrangea was the perfect touch. Pretty photos too.

  8. Such a pretty table Debbie! Love your placemats and napkins, great colors:@)

  9. Pretty Table Debbie!! I have those placemat set except they are in pink!

  10. It's beautiful! I don't know a thing about setting a formal table either. To me, if it looks nice, it's good enough!

  11. looks so summery! Think of the possibilites with your new white dishes!

  12. You just wave that little magic wand of yours and make everything look so pretty, sista! :) Hey, I see your newly painted aqua chairs in the background. They turned out sweeeet! ♥

    xoxo laurie

  13. Very, very fresh looking with all the white and little bits of green. Beautiful placemats.