Black and white is such a great combination for a table setting. Add in a little gold and you are all set. Welcome, Friends, for a look at a thrifted tablescape using black and white with a touch of gold.
I found this great tablecloth at a Thrift Store recently for only a couple of dollars. It’s a paisley pattern with black and off-white and some gold color mixed in. I loved the look of this and knew it would make a great base for a table setting.
The plate stack starts with this great charger by Fishes Eddy. It shows a New York City skyline in black on off-white. Next comes this simple but elegant dinner plate by Wedgewood. Finally a black salad/dessert plate that didn’t have a maker’s mark. Love how elegant it looks. Each of these china pieces was from a Thrift Store. They were all bought at different times and now come together in a lovely setting.
The crystal stemware is by Vera Wang. I know it seems impossible to find something like this in a Thrift Store but…my Hubby and I walked in to one of our local Thrift Stores a couple of years ago. At the front of the store they have two display cases that hold more expensive makers. This day one of the cases held a set of 8 red and 8 white wine glasses by Vera Wang. We looked it up online to verify the maker and decided to purchase them. The cost was $80 which is more than I usually spend on an item but I also had a half off coupon. I was able to purchase the 16 pieces for a total of $40…less than the cost of one glass at a retail store. Can you imagine?
The stemware is simple and elegant and perfect with the tablecloth.
The flatware is a burnished black set called, Montana. Found this recently and I have used it frequently. It is one of my everyday kitchen sets. Found four, 5-piece place settings for $7.99. Another real bargain and I love how they look on the table. They have quite a weight to them as well. The black napkin beneath the flatware is linen and another Thrift Store find. Usually napkins are priced at 50 cents a piece and I try to buy when they have a 25% off sale.
The centerpiece is made up of two wrought iron candlesticks with black candles and a beautiful crystal vase filled with white mums. The vase is a long rectangle which makes it a bit more modern. The wrought iron candlesticks are a recent Thrift Store find and the candles are also from the Thrift Store. The vase is from my Mom and a cherished piece. The picture above shows the whole table.
It’s not easy to find a whole table setting at one time but picking up pieces as you see them with a goal in mind is very doable. I keep a running list on my phone of pieces I need for particular colors or genre such as Art Deco, or Modern, or Victorian and check my list when I see something that might work. I also keep a color list in mind. If I have pieces from a particular maker, I’ll note the number needed, sizes, and even a picture to help me when I’m looking. Thrifting allows me to have a number of different settings I can mix and match for very little money. Good luck on your next adventure at the Thrift Store.