Sunday, August 29, 2010

Romantic Roses, Lace and Sterling Tablescape~

This tablescape was was inspired by this rose patterned china I found when thrifting. 
I have also collected many sterling silver pieces over the years,
and a few crystal items as well, so ... 
 it was just a matter of putting all of them together.

What I didn't have though, was a beautiful lace tablecloth...
and it was just what this setting needed!

But no way could I justify buying a new one right now,
 just to complete this tablescape.
Especially after checking out prices on them at a few places...

So I sent this message out into the universe ...
"I will find a beautiful round lace tablecloth when I look at the thrift store"...
repeat, repeat, repeat...
Then off I went to my favorite thrift store,
which happened to be on on 30% off day. 

...and just like it was meant to be... 

There it was, exactly what I wanted!  
Right color right size and not a flaw on it!!!
Wow... did I feel lucky?!!  
When I had priced these tablecloths new and they were around 50 bucks and up!
So, now hold on to your hats... this one was marked 5.99! 
and with 30% off it was a only 4.19!! 
Woo Hooo!!!
My favorite Sterling silver vase for the centerpiece,
on top of a mirrored silver tray.
With greenery from my yard added to a faux rose arrangement.

Cute little crackled green birdie form Michael's Craft store.

Also added my crystal stemware, and candlesticks.

I dug out a couple of my serving trays
that were in my silver collection and polished them up. 
They made perfect chargers! 
The smaller faux silver roped trimmed trays/chargers I bought at the Dollar Tree.

Oooo, This tray is my fave! 

Sterling butter dish from my Mom (I think). 
Sterling salad servers, T/S.
Darling Sterling salt and pepper shakers from my dear friend Mary.

Sweet sterling basket on the right, another gift from my dear sweet friend Mary.
Well friends, I had such a fun time putting this together!  I hope you enjoyed it!
I'm afraid my camera is not the greatest
and photography skills really don't do this setting justice.
But we do the best we can with what we've got, right?! ;-)

I'm going to be linking up with a few meme's for this post... 
I'll add the links as the events come up!

I'd like to give a big thank you to all of the gracious hostesses,
and hope you'll  stop by to visit them
and the other participants after your visit here!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit me today! 
Won't you please take just a little extra time and leave a comment?  
I really love hearing from you!!

Hugs, Sherri :-)


 "Tablescape Thursday" ~ Hosted by Susan at  Between Naps on the Porch

 "Show and Tell Friday" ~ Hosted by Cindy at My Romantic Home
 "My Favorite Things" ~ Hosted by Laurie a Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie

 "Mosaic Monday" ~ hosted by Mary at Little Red House

 "Thrifty Treasures" ~  Hosted by Rhoda at Southern Hospitality


Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

This is a beautiful table! What a bargain on the table cloth ... and your favorite tray would be my favorite, too! Great collection of silver. Thanks for sharing.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is just the prettiest table, Sherri! And I am so happy that you found your tablecloth {and for a steal!!}. I like your idea of using the silver trays for chargers, I only have 1 set of those I just might do a little chant for finding!! ;-)

Hope you are having a good week!


Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Sherri,
Beautiful tablescape! That tablecloth was waiting for you to come rescue it and take it home! Isn't it amazing how the things you need seem to find their way right to you? :) Love your gorgeous china! You have some wonderful pieces...stunning silver vase and your floral arrangement is jsut perfect for it. Wow...drooling over the sterling butter dish! I have a weakness for you know it caught my eye. :)
Happy TT, sweet friend!

Debbie said...

I think this is good old fashioned elegance. I realized when you started writing that you don't see as much for lace tablecloths as you used to. It is PERFECT with the pink china and silver accents. And you paid less than 5 bucks?!?

A very lovely table! I would feel special dining at it.

vignette design said...

Hi Sherri,
I had to come see your tablescape. Boy did you luck out with that tablecloth! You set a gorgeous table--love the way you used the silver trays as chargers. Very original. And you used real flowers and greens too. So many use faux. Nothing like real.
Thanks for thinking of my doggie. Yes, his vet bill included medicine, etc.
Sorry to hear about your doggie. I can't imagine. Hope you're staying cool.

June said...

Sherri this is absolutely gorgeous! All the silver on this table is so beautiful. I am so thrilled that the stars lined up just right for you finding this lovely tablecloth. What a price too!
You have to know that I adore all the floral china too.

Entertaining Women said...

Your collection of lovely china, silver, and crystal worked together to make a gorgeous and romantic tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi sweet lady...

I'm up kind of late and decided to check the blogs...and lo and behold...I seen that you did a tablescape post! Whew...I ran all the way over! Hehe!

Ohhh my, Sherri!!! I don't know if I've ever seen a more exquisite table...seriously!!! Of course, I'm with just can't beat silver, lace, and pretty pink roses! Girlfriend, your lace tablecloth is absolutely gorgeous!!! I think finding it (and at that price) must have been a "God Thing"! wink! The Bible says the He will give you the desires of your heart...and surely He must have heard your heart! I'm soooo happy for you, sweet friend! This gorgeous lace cloth really does showcase your silver and china sooo beautifully! Ohhh...and I loved getting to see all of your pretty silver! You know that I have a "thing" for silver! Hehe! What a pretty china pattern...I love anything with pink roses!!! It's all absolutely perfect...right down to that gorgeous floral centerpiece!!! Girlfriend, you did GOOD!!! What a treat this has been...thank you so much for sharing your exquisite table with us!!!

Love ya,

PS...I'm just ecstatic to see you post, sweet friend!!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a great table! Lucky you for the tablecloth find, I think I'm gonna start sending messages out into the universe too:@)

Mimi said...

Absolutely beautiful table, Sherri. Very pretty china. All the silver and crystal, just lovely. You were so lucky to find that gorgeous tablecloth...I have been hunting for one in solid black and another in a solid brown, have come up empty handed, so may have to go the retail route, which isn't to my liking.

GrannySue said...

Your table is amazing. What a great cloth you found. It works perfectly with the settings. Very romantic, elegant and inviting.

Debbie~ said...

Beautiful table, I looove everything you did to it! I wouldn't have thought of the silver chargers, that's a GREAT idea and what a find your sweet tablecloth was!!! Thanks for sharing. Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Melissa Miller said...

Wow! Sherri it is so elegant and beautful. You have really created a feminine and inviting tablescape. I truly adore your lovely dishes.

Have a blessed weekend.
~Melissa :)

Atticmag said...

Your vintage treasure cloth provides the perfect background for your table. The karma bus made a really wonderful stop for you!

BTW - we have a unique kitchen or laundry backsplash giveaway that might be useful to you or a friend. Please stop by our Giveaway Friday! Jane F.

Susan said...

Sherri, Your Rose China is to die for!! Your tablecloth is so pretty. Your table scape is stunning!

Sue said...

Sherri, so glad that I was able to inspire you to start doing some fall decorating. It is my absolute favorite time of the year. I LOVE what you did with this table- using silver trays as chargers! How come we never think of doing the obvious until someone else more talented and ingenious does it first? LOL Your china is lovely, and all your other silver pieces look so pretty on the table as accessories. Love the cute little green birdie, too. He caught my eye right off.... so glad to see you back. Always a pleasure to hear from you and I do enjoy my visits here, too. xo Sue

Diane said...

Gorgeous tablescape! What a find on that tablecloth. Soooo very pretty.

Thanks for visiting me over at Pittypat Paperie and leaving a nice comment on my rooster tassel.

Sarah said...

Sherri, your table is lovely. I enjoyed seeing all your beautiful silver pieces. Great idea to use the various trays as the chargers. I need to pull some trays together to do just that. It looks great. ~ Sarah

Liz said...

What a beautiful Table! This would be perfect for a very special occasion. Your bargain table cloth doesn't look like a bargain at all! :)

Very Pretty!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sherri, I'm so glad you found such a great deal on that beautiful tablecloth, because you are right, this beautiful tablescape needed that tablecloth! Love the use of the silver trays as chargers (shoot! You're going to make me have to polish some trays, so I can copy this). Love that sweet silver basket, and your silver vase is gorgeous! Thank you for linking this beautiful tablescape to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Your table is beautiful and the table cloth a steal! Isn't it a great feeling when you get a bargain?

Bobbi said...

Hi, so very lovely!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wow. What a beautiful table you set. Lucky find for the lace tablecloth.

A Garden of Threads said...

Ask and you shall recieve. Wonderful table setting. Have a lovely week.

Pam said...

That is one beautiful tablescape. I think that tablecloth was just waiting for you to come rescue it. Love all the silver. I'm big into collecting silver pieces right now!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gorgeous table and what a great idea using different silver trays as chargers. Never thought of that before.

Life with L said...

Lovely tablescape Sherri. thanks again for visiting my blog and following me. I love the tablecloth and the silver pieces are quite impressive. In fact, all the details are beautiful. Hugs, Linda

The Stylish House said...

The universe was very, very good to you! The tablecloth is the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous tablescape. I love the combination of the silver, lace and rose china pattern. I’m also really feeling like a giant blog slug, but I’m so glad I get to see this. Very well done indeed!
Hugs, Cathy

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