Welcome to the Blog today. I’m so happy you’re here. This is such an interesting time of year as we near Thanksgiving with the holiday season right behind. Sometimes it’s hard to know what kind of table to set. Are we still showing full Fall colors and settings or are we inching toward the after Thanksgiving season. Today I’m sharing a transitional tablescape to move from Fall to Winter and all with thrifted items. So let’s begin.
I started this setting with a beautiful, recently thrifted, Waterford tablecloth. It’s in a heavy damask with an overall floral pattern. The color is just a little hard to define with some warm undertones and some frosty features. A good choice for a transitional tablescape.
I chose these beautiful English bird salad/dessert plates to tie in with the season. We have lots of birds feeding outside our windows and even an evergreen like the one pictured on the plate. The blue berries are just beginning to fill out on the branches. They shelter a lot of our backyard birds.
A set of 12 plates featuring different birds found it’s way into my cart a few years ago in a Goodwill, I think. The birds are beautifully drawn and Meakin is a quality producer of fine china. The birds are replicas from Audubon’s Folio.
The bird plates rest on beautiful Lenox dinner plates edged in gold on the outer and inner rims with a lovely blue and rose floral border. This was a Goodwill item from a couple of months ago. These plates are quite elegant and in pristine condition. They sit on a wooden charger in an off white that I thrifted several years ago. I love using chargers that are wooden, glass or porcelain so I buy them when I see them in a Thrift Store or Estate sale.
I chose two different crystal glasses with a similar look. The water glass on the left is “Durand” by Cristal d’arques and the wine glass on the right is “Stephanie” by Mikasa. Both sets of glasses were thrifted at a local thrift Store. I love that the bowls are similar and the stems have a similar look but are quite different. Mix and Match always adds interest if you can keep some of the elements the same so they co-ordinate.
To help with that transitional feel I added a wooden bowl (thrifted) of greens from the garden and used a few grocery roses to embellish the arrangement. Magnolia and evergreen branches provide the greens. You can even see a few of the blue berries, if you look closely.
Here’s a look at the whole table. You can see that the napkins and napkin rings are kept neutral. I wanted to keep the look a bit on the wintry side with some warmer colors in the plate stack. The napkins and napkin rings were thrifted a while ago.
Thrifting is a challenge that has lots of rewards. When I’m in a shop I try to keep what I already have in mind and choose pieces that will blend with what’s at home. Sometimes I just find something I love and bring it home anyway. There’s always something that goes with a new item that can add a unique look to your home decor..