Showing posts with label SCRIPT DECOR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SCRIPT DECOR. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

BURLAP-ING THE TABLESCAPE

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.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

So… I burlapped (yes, spell checker, that’s my made-up word) some more jars to add to my tablescape this week.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

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….

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Of course, I had to add a strip of burlap ribbon to the ties on my very wrinkled slipcovers.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

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.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Each plate depicts a different French opera along with a snippet of music from that opera.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

The backs of these plates just have the letters “PV” in a circle.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

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.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

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!

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

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.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

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.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

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.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

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.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

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I am joining Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish Wednesday and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.