Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saturday Flea Finds

Our Saturday morning flea market adventure was not very fruitful today, but as always, I did find a few treasures.  Below is a Nippon Japan girl with umbrella figurine.  I don't know why, but I love these little girl figurines.  They're so dainty and feminine and look great in a shabby chic bedroom.  She was $1
 A very pretty Shelley tea cup and saucer.  Paid $5
 I'm not a real amber color fan, but I loved the delicate shape of this one.  Paid $1
 And the detail on this old magazine stand is amazing.
Magazine stand -  Paid $3
And this vintage 1950's bread box would look nice in my vintage kitchen.  I've got too much old stuff in my kitchen now though!  Paid $2
Between Ebay and Etsy, I think I can easily make about $50 from my morning flea market adventure.  Go out and find your treasures.  It's wonderful fun!

Will see you again next Saturday ~ from... The Flea Market Junky!

Linking to Coastal Charm and Vintage Thingy Thursday. and also  Thrifty Things Friday. Check them all out to find more vintage and thrifty inspiration!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Breakfast with the Birds

Warning: This post is a poor example for those of you who are seasoned tablescapers, but it give us amateurs hope that with just a few small inexpensive things or things you find around the house, you can set a pretty tablescape anyway.

I recently ran across these pretty dishes at TJMax and had to have them.   222 Fifth Studio is the maker and the birds are what caught my eye.  I have bird figurines at home that would match this, I thought.  Sure enough, they did.  I didn't complete the setting with flatware, but thought I would post a few pictures anyway just to show off the lovely dishes.  Looks like we're ready for breakfast - just the two of us!

My little bird figurines have the same colors as the bird on the table runner.

Isn't that table runner fantastic?

At $16.99, I had to buy this pretty candle bowl.

This table was made in 1874 (it's dated on the bottom) and came from an Estate sale in my community about 20 years ago.  I use it as a center table in my living room.  But it makes a perfect little table for two.

Plates, bowls and cups:  TJMax ~ Plate $4.99 ea, Bowl $3.99 ea and mug $2.99 ea.
Stemmed candle bowl:    TJMax ~ $16.99
Table runner:                  TJMax ~ $11.97
Birds:  Part of my bird collection
Table:  Eastlake circa 1874

Hop on over to these other blogs I'm linking to and enjoy the tablescapes by seasoned pros!
Between Naps on the Porch - Tablescape Thursday
and Let's Dish with Cuisine Kathleen

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Blues

The little bunny table runner that I picked up a couple of weeks ago at the flea market inspired me to do a tablescape in blue this week.  It's a simple table and I added a few things as I went along taking pictures.  My everyday set of pottery china from Pfaltzgraff was the perfect match for the blue, yellow and white runner.  And I love mixing in vintage with new.  You'll find a vintage vase, glass bird, and salt & pepper shakers and holder mixed into this tablescape.  Vintage rocks!

Dishes:  Pfaltzgraff
Stemware:  Moncrief - Plantation Blue
White vase:  Vintage Haeger - a flea market find
Little yellow glass bird:  Vintage
Flatware:  Wallace stainless steel
Cork placemats:  IKEA
Table runner and napkins, SnowBunny and sterling S&P holder: Flea market finds
Green birdbath and trio of bunnies:  Ross and TJMaxx
Eggs:  Fresh!

Linking with Beween Naps on the Porch, Tablescape Thursday
and ColoradoLady for Vintage Thingy Thursday.