Well, I have been absent from the blog a little longer than I normally am. Seems like life just gets in the way. There has been so much on my “to-do” list lately that I have been lazy and done none of it…being overwhelmed is no excuse, so I have made a plan to slowly and methodically catch up and do my best to not be so lazy.
Today I am catching up on laundry, tablescaping, and blogging. Hopefully, I can handle just those three things. Later when David gets home from work we plan to begin yard catch-up. It has really suffered in all these months that he has been down, so we have to at least get started today.
Another reason I’ve not caught up on tablescaping is that my ideas just seem to be blocked. Does that ever happen to you? I’ve been thinking about a new table for almost a week, but just haven’t gotten any inspiration. You probably remember a few weeks ago that I showed you some plates that I had purchased at my flea market, so I decided to do something with them.
A little bit of inspiration finally hit me when I looked through my table runners. I haven’t used this one in a while and it has enough colors in it to give me a choice of many different directions to go in with the table.
I decided on my square red plates as the base for the martini glass plates.
I think that the base color makes the cheers plates stand out, so I was pleased with this choice.
I had a hard time choosing napkins, but finally decided to keep going with the colorful theme. I love these bright plaid napkins and find that I tend to forget about them and don’t use them nearly enough. My ice cream parlor chairs seemed a great whimsical touch to add to the place setting.
Dollar General green flatware from few years ago continue both the colorful and the playful themes of the table.
Glassware was the next thing I had to decide on. Since these cheers plates imply that drinks will be served (imagine that), I pulled out some wine charms that I haven’t used in quite some time. After all, everyone needs to know whose glass is whose!
I don’t even remember where I got these…maybe at my flea market, but not sure. They continue the cocktail theme of the table.
So which glass did I choose? How about the red striped one…I haven’t used these lately, and I like the way they look on the table.
I kept the centerpiece simple…it’s not even technically a centerpiece, I guess. I love these pillar candles with clear holders…they are real workhorses when it comes to table accessories and always look good no matter where I put them.
So that is my simple, summer table…nothing jaw-dropping, but I like it.
In other updates, I did a quick thrift store run last week, but didn’t find too much. I also washed, priced, and put it out so quickly that I didn’t even photograph them, so I pulled up some pics from google images. I have the goblets in 2 different sizes, sets of 6, in the Wexford pattern by Anchor Hocking (manufacture dates 1967-1998).
I also found a set of 6 of the tumblers; some might call these iced tea glasses.
I also found the large pitcher, which I was thrilled with. I priced each set separately and the pitcher separately, with a discount if you buy it all. I’ll keep you posted about how it sells; I’m not really expecting it to sell quickly, but I do think it will sell.
I got 2 Fire King berry bowls with the gold rim.
I found 4 of these crystal plates…not old, but they look nice and I think someone will want them. I actually just rang up 2 different customers with this same plate last week, or I don’t even know if I would have bought them.
This bowl is not Depression glass. It is heavier than Depression and is marked Indonesia. But I think it’s pretty and will mix well with Depression glass. It would really look good with anything pink, but I always take a chance when I buy bowls like this. I bought a pretty green bowl that I thought would look nice with a collection of the green Depression glass, but it still sits unsold. I just never know.
As for the flea market, we are still in the midst of the “Summer Slowdown.”
I did finally sell a set of dishes, so my July check should not be as low as my June check was. Do you remember the set of Gibson dishes that was in the box of all the white dishes? So glad they sold! Anyway, things really won’t pick up much until September, so I’m just hoping to keep holding my own through August.
OK, I’ve folded all the laundry that I intended to catch up on, done a new table, and written a new blog post. I’ve accomplished the goals on today’s “to-do” list. Yea! Now maybe that will give me momentum to continue. I hope to have an update for you soon. Have a great week of tablescaping, blogging, and accomplishing goals!
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