Monday, August 26, 2013

Vintage table cover and thrifty finds

I've hardly posted this month, mainly because blogging has taken a backseat to other things, but I wanted to share this sweet table cover I found recently. I stopped in an antique mall looking for a small round tablecloth and I wasn't really expecting to find anything I could afford, when I discovered this lovely white lace one. I really like the basket design and the lovely embroidered flowers with the simple scalloped edge. 

I'm sure some of you have quite a collection of linens, but I don't have that many that I like, so this little cover will look great on my small table upstairs. It was only twelve dollars, which to me was a bargain for something I really like! It's only 34" around so it is just the right size. It is in very good condition with only a small tear and a few small stains. I'm  showing it on our kitchen table downstairs to show the design better. It's just a simple linen tablecloth with a shabby look, but it inspired me to create a small vignette with some other thrifty finds from a recent thrift store visit. 



I have some china packed away with no place to put it right now, so I'm using this little salad plate with the rose cup and tea holder. I tend to keep my vignettes pretty simple most of the time anyway. The cup didn't come with a saucer so I placed my little plate on a stand.  These are all thrift store finds. 



I added a french looking candle holder with my rose ball bouquet. We have a small home with limited storage so I try to reuse things as much as I can. Our living room  furniture is in need of an update, but that is on our never ending to do list, so I'm in the middle of rearranging things.  I soften my photos a lot with ipiccy photo software. It can come in handy around here!




I love the rose pattern and the swirl design on the edge of the plate. A simple little tea strainer is added to the tea bag holder. 




I haven't had time to press the tablecloth yet. It was  hanging up but still had quite a few wrinkles. The little plant stand  with the faux arrangement was a clearance find at Michael's.  



I noticed my plate and  tea cup are in every photo. I enjoy the sweet rose pattern.  You can make the simplest little vignette look  different just by rearranging and doing photo editing. 




It would be nice if I had some fresh flowers, but these silk ones fill in nicely. I made this post short and sweet, because I  thought I'd better create it before summer fades away! Thanks for stopping by.






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16 comments:

  1. A lovely vignette and the little tablecloth is sweet. It would also look pretty on top of another table cloth.

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  2. Adorable table topper with the lace! Your dishes are lovely too. I sure like Podso's idea too, another cloth that will bring it out beautifuly! Blessings.
    FABBY

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  3. I love finding old linens! Your cloth is lovely. The last photo is my favorite. I love using roses in my decor, too!

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  4. Love the cloth and your gorgeous dishes. Gorgeous vignette. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  5. I really like the French looking candle holders and your table cloth is lovely, too.
    I'm a new follower. Looking forward to seeing more from you! Please visit me and say hi if you get a moment! Have a great evening!
    -Khammany

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  6. That's a very pretty vignette, I like your pink roses and vines china and the table cloth is really beautiful. Very pretty!

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  7. Such a lovely vignette. The soft pink and the delicate white makes a beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing at TTF.

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  8. Beautiful pictures. Such a pretty vignette.
    Lovely treasures.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Elizabeth

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  9. Beautiful vignettes ( don't you just love that word !!! )
    You have an " eye " - gorgeous photos!
    XOXO

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  10. Beautiful vignettes ( don't you just love that word !!! )
    You have an " eye " - gorgeous photos!
    XOXO

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  11. Wow, such a lovely vignette. So soft and calming and lovely. I love the pretty china too. xoxo Linda

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  12. Diane, the tablecloth is beautiful and I love the basket design! Your vignettes are always so pretty. I have noticed how soft your photos are and wondered what you did. Thanks for sharing. I will have to check it out. Thanks for linking to SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. I adore your tabletop cover - it is exquisite - you've created a beautiful vignette with these marvelous dishes! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  14. Everything is oh so beautiful...my cottage chic heart is a flutter! Hugs...TFS

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  15. Love the poke holder! i am exploitation Feebly, and you are already in it as a result of I migrated all of my feeds from Google Reader. it's formally changed to the Feebly Cloud, therefore i am sensible to travel.handbag holder As for foundation piecing, I prefer using a freezer paper method because I can reuse the foundations as many as ten times.You are so creative and genius! These are so cute! It was great shopping with you a bit. I'm glad you were able to make it down.

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