Did I hear incredible bargain ???
Or dishes ?
In honor of the hostess of our new party
(I’m so excited about another dish party
I am shaking …. after all this is the reason I felt compelled to join the blogging world!)
I set my table with everything green or
thrifted/outlet-ed/incredible last chance sale
The only exception are my french Biot glasses
(green but $$$), but they have earned their keep.
And even these qualify as vintage under Etsy’s (ridiculous, I think) definition of vintage as anything 20+ years old.
So here’s the dish. I started out with this setting.
placemats: Villeroy & Boch outlet
Portmerion (!!) dishes: HGs
tulip votive holders: CTS
napkins and charger on huge sale with coupon (another Kathleen thing): Pier 1
A little dull.
So I refolded the napkins and tied them with a beautiful ribbon saved from a flower delivery.
~~~I am a ribbon lover!!~~~
The pink tulips in the terrarium were from Mr. Fun
(he owes me….)
and are in a milk glass vase I received from a friend.
Tucked in are some books
by Ina Garten and Suzy Bales,
both Long Island talents like Kathleen!
The yellow tulips were inspired by the
adorable tulip votive holders.
One stem was broken, and when I placed it in a small vase overnight,
the ends curled up to create a tiny stand!
I am thinking of a line up of these on damp pebbles down the center of a table
… so neat and no one would know it was an accident!
I tucked a little tulip into each napkin ribbon,
added them to the votive holders
(I only do candles at dusk),
and also added a primrose in my Grandmother’s McCoy planter …
but I still wasn’t happy, so I moved the McCoy to the corner cabinet with my ~green cloche~ and a bunny-in-waiting (check back for another table 🙂).
Another spot of pink:
this Liberty of London frame from another friend, with photos of Will and Charlotte taken long ago by the milk glass vase friend.
I moved the tulips and napkins around until I found a look that pleased me.
What do you think?
Green and low $$$!
A tulip for you–try to make your own little tulip stand.
Thanks, Kathleen, for the new party and something for all of the dish addicts to do on Wednesday night!
and my original dishaholic destination:
(blogger keeps changing that word to diastolic)
Between Naps on the Porch