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Wednesday, June 19, 2013


A Battenburg lace cloth that belonged to my Mother covers the table.

Bargain Hunting with laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

The dinner plates are Botanic Garden.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

The straw, handled chargers under them were one of my purchases at the recent auction.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I think they are supposed to be steak servers.  They came with stainless plates.  I paid $5.00 for a set of four.  Once again, nobody bid against me.  I must have very odd taste.  Under each of the straw chargers is a pastel charger.  I have four of them in different colors.  I purchased them at a store that was going out of business.  The four colors were samples, so people could order as many as they desired in the same color.  I bought their samples, and with my odd taste, I kind of like that they are different colors.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Can you see the bumble bee on the water goblets?

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

We didn’t need these wine charms on the stems of the wine glasses.  I just used them to perk up these plain glasses.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I served whipped butter in these demitasse cups.Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I served a little salt in the bottom of these decorative bee bowls.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

A butterfly pin landed on each side of the carafe that holds Lilies.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie


Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

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Mimi said...

Your beautiful tablescapes are so creative- you never run out of fresh ideas! I love using the demitasse cups for butter- so original!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that little honey bee dish and all of your pretty things. I have been drawn to butterflies this Spring. I just can't get enough of them! Enjoy your week my friend! How's your little grandson doing?

The Tablescaper said...

The handles on those chargers are wonderful. I would have bid against you! LOL!

Your attention to details is magnificent. The butterfly pins on the carafe are great.

It's always a treat to visit here.

- The Tablescaper

Marlis said...

Great idea about the demitasse cups! Now I know what to do with mine. pretty tablecloth and a fabulous set of chargers!!! Love them a lot. Great table. xo marlis

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So pretty! Really like the extra touches such as the butterflies, and using the cups for butter - nice ideas. Thanks for sharing.
Hope you are having a great week.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You always have such fun tables to share, Laurie. I love all your special touches. The demitasse cups is a great idea. I'll try to remember that one.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

I always look forward to see what bargains you have to share with us. Your table is beautiful, I love those little cuts.

Lulu said...

I have lots of the straw pieces which I use occasionally to make paper plates more sturdy. Why have I never thought of using them with a real plate? Thanks, Laurie!

Denise Marie said...

Love all your little details. said...

How much fun this is! I love all your little whimsical touches! The colored flatware really intrigued me, and the wine twirlys are adorable. Butterflies here and there and straw are the perfect outdoor touches!

Debbie said...

I love the whole table and the butterfly touches, but I have to tell you that my favorite things on it are those beautiful flowers in the centerpiece. I have been pleading for some of mine like that to bloom this year, and so far, we're a bust.

Marigene said...

I love butterflies, they remind me of a cousin who passed far too soon. You got a super deal on the straw the creative way you are using the demitasse sets. Gorgeous tablecloth, too.
Have a great week, Laurie...

Laurie @ Vinyet Etc said...

Adorable!!! I would love to go to an auction with you one day, imagine the two Laurie's taking on the auction world!!! Your goblets kill me, pure envy! xo

xinex said...

Cute butterflies, Laurie. You have a lovely table. Love the butterfly plates and cups...Christine

Kathleen said...

I love your recent bargain! They are perfect to use as chargers. Your butterfly table is just lovely!
Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

Betty Marie's said...

Now, that is so cute! All the different colors, I love!