In my previous post, I shared my obsession with burlap. I also shared my sweetheart’s obsession with these Vlasic pickles. I told you I had a lot of these jars, and I told you I had a lot of burlap ribbon.
So… I burlapped (yes, spell checker, that’s my made-up word) some more jars to add to my tablescape this week.
One time, Sarah at Hyacinths for the Soul, posted a picture of her dining chairs all covered in these wonderful slipcovers. When she told us they were on sale, I immediately ordered some. To see how pretty they are, you need to see them on Sarah’s blog. Her slipcovers were beautifully and crisply ironed. I don’t have any Parsons chairs, which is probably what they are made to fit. Since I was going for a casual, kind of shabby look, I didn’t iron mine. It had nothing to do with the fact that I hate ironing. That’s my story….
Of course, I had to add a strip of burlap ribbon to the ties on my very wrinkled slipcovers.
I tore some pieces of painters drop cloth to use as placemats. I showed you these salad plates in a previous post. I purchased them at an estate sale last year.
Each plate depicts a different French opera along with a snippet of music from that opera.
The backs of these plates just have the letters “PV” in a circle.
The dinner plates were my Lenox Moonspun china (our selected wedding pattern), which were topped by a round sheet of script, and then a clear glass dinner plate.
I couldn’t get a very good picture of the white on cream pattern on the Moonspun dinner plates. Waaaay back when I married my sweetheart, a bride selected two china patterns – an everyday and a “fine” china. This was our fine china selection. Some of the people who gifted us with these would be shocked to see them on top of torn pieces of drop cloth!
The water goblets are also Lenox Moonspun (also selected when we married). I used two different styles of black stemmed wine glasses, because I only have four of each kind. I can’t remember where I purchased either set.
Of course, I tied the napkins with a piece of burlap ribbon. The flatware is 1847 Willliam Rogers, “Eternally Yours”, which I purchased from an elderly lady, who was going into assisted living. She quoted me a price of $50.00 for the service for 8 with serving pieces. I felt guilty about the price, so I paid her more than she asked, but I couldn’t get her to take more than $60.
This unusual salt and pepper shaker set was purchased by my sweetheart at an estate sale that I was unable to attend. I know, I’m so lucky to have married him. It has become my “go to” set of salt and pepper shakers.
Along with the pickle jars, I used my script table runner, my script covered apples, and some script paper ribbon for the center of the table.
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