Welcome to the Blog, today. I’m so excited to share with you how I used a recent find, some Wedgewood salad plates, in two very different table settings. The place settings share the Wedgewood salad plates and some Wallace Bee flatware that I’m especially fond of. Everything else about the settings changed so there are two different looks.

This first tablescape is simple and elegant. As you can see in the picture above I started with a soft green tablecloth. Then I added a rattan charger. A white dinner plate by Mikasa acts as the base for the Wedgewood salad plate in white. Keeping to the white theme I added Battenburg lace napkins held in place by some stunning bee napkin rings in gold.

Here’s a close-up of the Wallace Bee flatware. I love using this in the Spring, Summer and Fall. The bee and the filagree are high-lighted in gold and it makes the image stand out beautifully.

For this setting I used vera Wang crystal. It’s quite elegant and adds some height to the table. Keeping the crystal matching helps create a simple look for this table setting.

For the centerpiece I used some gorgeous sage from the garden. A low cut-crystal container is used to display the sage. In order to separate it from the green of the tablecloth and draw attention to this simple arrangement, I placed it on a circular, embroidered, linen cloth. The cutwork allows some of the green to show through from the tablecloth and you can see it matches the sage color of the leaves.

Here’s an overview of the table. You can see how everything comes together to create this tranquil look. The sage also smells wonderful…very fresh and clean.

Here you can look from one place setting to the next and then out the window to the garden.

A close-up of the bee napkin holder and the napkin as they rest on the white plate stack appears in the picture above.

The next place setting started with the centerpiece and the tablecloth both in pinks and greens. I was trimming back some hydrangea bushes and didn’t want to throw away the blossoms so I displayed them in this pitcher. Together the flowers and the tablecloth set the scene for this next tablescape.

It’s all about those lovely, soft, pastel shades. Here you can see the plate stack that consists of a pink or green porcelain charger, a Nikko flower plate and the Wedgewood white salad plate. The flatware is the same as in the first setting. The napkins and napkin rings also pick-up the pinks and greens in the centerpiece and the tablecloth.

This lovely white, embroidered placemat is the base for the plate stack. You can see the beautifully embroidered pink flowers with lovely green stems and leaves. It even has a little blue to tie in the plates.

This is the Nikko dinner plate. I think it’s quite stunning with the birds at the base of the beautiful flower pattern. The plate is rimmed with flowers and has a scalloped edge with a thin green border.

The salad plate sits in the center allowing the flower border to show. When you remove the smaller, Wedgewood plate you are treated to a lovely surprise.

I used two very different crystal glasses for water and wine. They add some interest to the table and hold their own with all the patterning already present.

Here’s an overview and you can see how well the colors blend. It creates a lot of movement in the table setting. Even though there is a lot of patterning everything works together to create a cohesive whole. I really liked how this turned out. It’s quite fun.

I really enjoyed creating both these tablescapes and using the newly thrifted Wedgewood plates in each one. Everything except the flatware and the bee napkin rings was thrifted in both settings. It’s amazing what you can find thrifting to blend with what you already have.


18 thoughts on “Thrift Store Finds in a Table Setting X 2

  1. Wow to both table setti gs, Lynne! I love the crisp look of the green, white and naturals, yet the pink/green/blue is just as lovely. The flowers/greenery from your garden are real stars here, and the thrifted finds are always excellent choices.

    1. Thanks, Rita. I love using recent finds with a variety of older treasures. The only problem is remembering where everything is. LOL
      the garden is finally coming back together so I can see the flowers and use them indoors. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

  2. I love all the elements on both tables but I would have done the mix differently. Placemats + Nikko plates + rattan chargers on the sage green tablecloth with white napkins & bee napkin ring. Double white plate stack + pink/green chargers on the plaid tablecloth with plaid napkins & plaid napkin ring. Maybe switch the centerpieces (or not).

    1. Thanks, Robin. Now I have two more combinations to try. That’s the fun of putting together a tablescape. Mixing and matching is
      a pleasure when you have things that will go together. Thanks for the suggestions. Have a great week.

  3. I loved the pink/green/white combo. It made me feel cool just looking at it! Loved the bee napkin rings and silverware. Thought of you while in an antique shop in Thomaston,ME yesterday. I have NEVER (and probably won’t ever again!) seen so much silverware/sterling/silver dishes in one place before. The thought of keeping it all polished made me tired! The Victorians sure had a piece of silverware for EVERY occasion! Don’t know HOW I’ve lived without a silver “crumber” to collect crumbs from my tablecloth!

    1. You are preaching to the choir, Kathy. I have some silver but mostly flatware sets which do require polishing occasionally. It’s a big undertaking but I do love to see that shine on the table. Green and white is a great combination for Summer and does keep you thinking “cool”. Thanks for sharing. Would love to come to ME sometime and shop.

  4. Just beautiful! I love tablescapes. I think there was a Tablescape Thursday out there at one time. I was never good enough. This certainly is amazing and worthy of TT. 🙂 Visiting from PS. I hope you have a wonderful week.

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Nancy. So happy you decided to visit and share your thoughts. I love tablescapes, too and sharing them with others is a real pleasure. Have a great week.

  5. Love the Wedgewood plates! Even more so on the price. I had a sage plant last year, but didn’t know what to do with it, except for a few dishes. The idea of cutting it for display is excellent. I will keep that in mind

    1. The sage is still doing well and it’s been over a week. It last a long time after being cut and I use it to flavor dishes as well. The Edgewood plates were really a great price. Haven’t seen that for a long time. They were definitely keepers. Have a great day.

  6. Two beautiful table setting Lynne, and love the colors. I pinned the post! Visiting you from 270 Senior Salon Pit Stop. I’m at the party too. Please check out my posts (#72 through 75) as well. Warm regards, Nancy Andres @ Colors 4 Health.

  7. Love both tablesettings! I especially love the embroidered placemats, I have been collecting vintage hand embroidered items here lately and loving it. I wonder who created each piece, and their lives. Thank you for sharing with Whimsy Home Wednesday.

    1. I have those same thoughts, Cara. it makes finding something really special. the embroidered pieces carry stories and make you wonder how the women lived and worked when making these treasures. thanks for stopping by and sharing.

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