Showing posts with label AQUA BLUE GLASS PLATES AND STEMS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AQUA BLUE GLASS PLATES AND STEMS. Show all posts

Friday, November 1, 2013


Fall Tablescape in Pastels

I have something new for my table today!  I always use the same old things in every tablescape, but I’m so excited to announce that I have a new tablescaping accessory that I am using on this pastel Fall table.

Pastel Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I’ve used my aqua glass salad/dessert/bread plates and matching stems on several tables I’ve posted.  I bought them at Kohl’s a couple of years ago.


I’ve also used my European flatware before.  The monogram is on the backs of the forks and knives, which explains why my salad fork is placed upside down on the salad plate.

Pastel Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

My Mother’s dinner plates (The Chelsea Rose by Royal Doulton) have shown up in a number of past tablescapes.   The “charger” is an aluminum throw-away tray from the Dollar Store that I’ve used on previous tablescapes.

Vintage Flatware-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

And my Mother’s flatware has also appeared many times.


Figural napkin ring-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Ta Da!  The stars of my table ! My new figural napkin rings.  I’ve always wanted some vintage figural napkin rings, but I knew I was too cheap thrifty to ever pay the price for them.  My napkin ring is a skating girl.

Napkin Ring--Bargain Decorating with Laurie

My sweetheart’s napkin ring is a sailor boy.  Aren’t they charming?  I went to an antique fair this past weekend.  When I spotted these two, on a shelf (not enclosed behind glass), I excitedly picked up the tag and read the price - “$15.00 each”!  I thought the dealer didn’t know their value until I looked on the bottom, and although they are almost vintage, they are not the very expensive Victorian era napkin rings that I have coveted.  They are reproductions, made in 1979.  To my surprise, as I was looking at them, the vendor walked over and said, “I’ll sell them to you for $10.00 each”!!  I couldn’t get that $20 out of my wallet fast enough!

Vintage salt cellar-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I used my Grandmother’s pink glass salt cellars.

Pastel Fall Tablescape

In addition to the aqua stems from Kohl’s, I used my pink depression glass stems (not intended for wine, but that’s the way I used them), which I purchased at an estate sale long ago.

Bread and Butter Plate

Another of the aqua plates, monogramed knives, and domes for bread and butter.

Pastel Fall Centerpiece

I again used my velvet pumpkins and acorns, which were made by my friend, Susie.  This time, I put them in my pink, reproduction depression glass compote.

Pastel Fall Centerpiece

I elevated a couple of the pumpkins with my reproduction blue Ball jars from Ace Hardware.

Pastel Fall Centerpiece

Pastel Fall Tablescape

I’m still working with a camera that is a stranger to me, so my photos are suffering from my lack of expertise.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  laurie

I’m linking to  Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.