Monday, June 29, 2009

{thrifty 4th tablescape}

A Patriotic Tablescape on a Thrifty Budget???
Sure thing, ...and just in time for the 4th of July!
Thriftiness can be beautifully assembled from items purchased at yard sales, thrift stores, and DOLLAR Stores!
And we can't forget, ...freebies and gifts! Doesn't get any cheaper than that! :)
Come take a look....
Oh, where to start?
White cow and rabbit pitchers, and red and white striped polished cotton remnant (1/2 yard), thrift store purchases. (fabric, 50 cents)

Four small milkglass vases at each placesetting, found at various thrift stores, yard sales, and flea markets for an average of 50 cents each.

Noritake "Sweet Swirl" glasses, wedding gifts.
(Not a thrifty buy, but "free" to me! "smiles!)

Forged aluminum "butler" found at a local antique shop.

Plate setting...
White dinner plate (used as a charger) and salad plate, part of a set purchased at Big Lots exactly four years ago. (Tuscany Classics)

Blue and white dinner plate, (and teapot and sugar and creamer), part of a set passed down from my Grandmother B.

Small blue star shaped dish, perfect for sherbet, found at General Dollar, for $1 each.

Blue placemats, another Big Lots purchase, for $1 each.

Glass stars found at Dollar Tree, as well as the three stems of red and blue flowers used throughout.

Forks, Gorham, passed down from Father-in-law.
Knives, Wallace, Christmas gift from parents.
And last, but certainly not least, the Grand Ole' Flags,
$1.75 from Dollar General.
The cow pitcher is elevated on a beautiful vintage white scalloped cake plate, found on ebay several years ago, which can't be seen for the fabric.Just a few more shots...

Due to my crazy Summer schedule, this will probably be my only post this week. So I will be linking to the following blogs to partipate in their events....
For more Thrifty Treasures, please visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality!
Link onto Sally, at Smiling Sally, for BLUE Monday....
(Blog/Event Image disappeared....sorry!!!)
For more Great DOLLAR STORE Dinner Challenges, be sure to visit Barbara tomorrow, at Grits and Glamour!

And On Thursday, stop by Susan's blog, Between Naps on the Porch, for beautiful Tablescape ideas and viewing.
And most importantly, I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe 4th!
~Rhonda :)


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love it! That's a fun tablescape, and it looks anything but thrifty. Great job, Rhonda!


Sheila :-)

southerninspiration said...

I agree with looks anything but done on the looks fabulous!!


Darlene said...

I LOVE your looks GREAT! Hope you and your family have a fun, safe 4th!!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Wonderful tablescape! Very festive for the holiday. Happy Blue Monday!

Shelia said...

Hi Rhonda! Oh, I love your red, white and blue tablescape! You've done an excellent job! I've just realized I have a set of the Nortake Sweet Swirl glasses! I found 5 at a thrift store for almost nothing. They're pink and didn't have a clue what they were! But I've got mine beside me and I enlarged your picture and, yes, that's what they are. Mine may be more of a wine glass because mine don't look quite as large as yours.
Hope all is well with you and your family and have a wonderful 4th!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Smilingsal said...

I love it! The blue and white pieces scream costly to me. Good job. Happy Blue Monday.

~~Carol~~ said...

You found so many great things, and you pulled it all together beautifully! What time is dinner, cuz I'm comin' over!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Gorgeous Rhonda! You have such a gift for making things lovely and festive! Lori

Becky said...

LUV your red, white and blue!!!!

Happy 4th!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Rhonda,
The tablescape is great! You are all ready for the 4th!

onlymehere said...

Absolutely wonderful! Very patriotic. I don't mean to show my ignorance but what's a charger?

Kammy said...

Great job and looks so pretty by the window ! I really love your combinations - you are very creative !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Anne Fannie said...

I love all your red, white and blue! Great job!

Regina said...

Nicely done.

Regina said...

Nicely done.

Picket said...

Morning girl...there is nothing 'thrifty' looking about this post girl! It is fantastic...looks like beautiful treasures to me! lol I hope all is well with you and yours my friend and that you have a wonderful 4th!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's a beautiful 4th of July table, Rhonda!!

Kat said...

Great job! Looks like you're all ready. Happy 4th of July to you and your family.


Terry said...


Oh my how beautiful everything looks.
I love what you have done with all the gogeous layers.
I feel like celebrating just looking at all the delightful photos.
Thank you for sharing .
Happy Trails

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! If you didn't tell where you got the items, they would never know.:)


Debbie @ said...

Oh say can you see!!! I'm lovin' it. Great tablescape...using favorite color! It all looks great and you did it so thriftily(is that a word?) Hope you have an amazing 4th!

Dawn said...

What a beautiful table! I love the way you set it! I am lucky just to get my table cleaned off LOL!

take care,

Melissa Miller said...

Rhonda this is gorgeous!
~Happy 4th! :)

Vee said...

How beautifully festive! I love that butler, too, and am always on the lookout for one.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I love your patriotic tablescape. It practically screams 4th of July! I have a patriotic table for TT too, but it probably won't be posted until later tonight. Thanks for sharing.

Beverly said...

Rhonda, this looks fantastic! I will be putting my Fourth of July table together tomorrow, and I found my flags marked down at Party City.

bj said...

Hi, Scooter...this is a fantastic table for the 4th...just love it. It sure doesn't look have a way of pulling it all together!!
Happy/Safe 4th..
xo bj

amariaf2000 said...

This a GREAT tablescape!!


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Rhonda, your table is stunning. Wonderful job!

Happy July 4th to you.


Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Your wonderful patriotic tablescape looks like a million to me!!! Great job and great finds!! Happy 4th!!

Mary said...

Great table, happy 4th! :O)

Linda/"Mom" said...

* How absolutely CHARMING, and so FUN to do it on a "budget"!!! Thanks for sharing!
Linda in AZ *

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

It sure didn't turn out looking like a bargain table! Everything looks great and what a wonderful view to enjoy while you dine! Have a great holiday weekend. laurie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

It's all beautiful! I enjoyed seeing everything!

Have a happy holiday!


Mrs. G said...

Can't remember if I commented on your darling tablescape before but if so here I am again. I adore your red, white and blue tablescape. It all just makes me smile. Happy 4th to you and yours.

susan said...

You certainly got some great "hand-me-downs"! I love your blue and white china! lovely table. Have a happy 4th!

Brenda said...

I LOVE your plates you chose to stack together for your tablescape! Blue and white just makes my heart go pitter-patter for some reason! This is really pretty and I'm impressed with your whole table!

Pearl said...

Hi Sweetie...
As always, your home is just so warm 'n welcoming... This tablescape is beautiful, and I sure do wish I were there to enjoy it with you... Thanks so much for your visits 'n prayers, Rhonda... They were and are such a blessing to me! I hope all's well with you and your family... Please have a safe 'n fun holiday weekend...
God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~

Shauna said...

Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend :)

Heather said...

Honey- you can set a table like no one I have ever seen! Your tablescapes are always so incredible!!

Hope you are doing well. Sorry I haven't been around much recently. I need to make more time!

Take care!

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