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Lovely TableScapes using Thrift Store Bargains!

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Shells…collected..frame on clearance..plant from thrift store (originally $30.00 from Michaels), Candle holder $2.00  from Thrift store ($18.00 price tag)

Maria Killam at Colour Me Happy teaches how to make these viginettes and  tablescapes ......

and they really can make all the difference in the appearance of your home! I have had such a fun time arranging and re-arranging stuff in the house!  The one at the top is my very favorite so I'm showing it at My Romantic Home's Show and Tell...you will love the beautiful things everyone shows from their homes if you visit. :o)

Styled by Maria Killam, Photography by Anna Beaudry


Of course, Maria's tablescapes are stunning! In all fairness though, I don't believe she buys her stuff from a thrift store though..Tee-hee!  She's an interior designer and has some really great store where she picks up stuff for photo shoots.  I believe she does shop at Pottery Barn on occasion though. And it certainly does help if the  house is stunning too... but still....folks like me can learn so much from experts like Maria. And she's so friendly and practical in what she teaches. She's become a really special bloggy friend to me.  I skip movie night now..just to read up on old posts on her blog. :o)


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Box (antique from thrift store--$6.00), bowl (tray) $1.00, wooden sculptured fruit (basket full for 2.00) Antique book..from my father, fake book..from friend..Eucalyptus (3.00 from thrift store…$15.00 from Michaels!)  Vanilla pillar candles 2.00 each from Wal-mart. Fuzzy stuff…from discarded plant basket.

 
I enjoyed her post so much that as I told you last week, that Rebekah and I filled a basket with rustic decor from the thrift store..but what we didn’t tell you was how many bargains we got. And I didn’t really explain tablescapes all that well.


tablescapes two 012 Antique books inherited, book stands (owned 10 yrs.) Parfait glass..thriftstore .50, floral from $1.50 per bunch at walmart, frame and photo (50 yrs old from dad), homemade candle. Clock from thrift store (originally $25.00 from Pottery Barn!).

Basically, Maria said that

A good tablescape will have at least some floral, candles, perhaps  a good decor item or two, and even a family photo. Adding a tray also helps group things and looks really nice!

These things need to vary in shape, size, and I guess texture.  Also, asymmetry looks more interesting than symmetry. I just read that so I may have to play around with mine a little more. I tend towards symmetry...I'm just way too type A!!


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Candlesticks and salt and pepper shakers from thrift store (2.00 each set)…pitcher and mardigras glass from bargain Antique shop in Coldspring, Tx. Chicks a sweet gift from dear friend Tammy. Flowers from Wal-mart.Tablecloth (was a curtain..from thrift store. (Angelic Resale) 



I posted this dining room tablescape at The Shabby Nest!  Today is Frugal Friday so if you want some great ideas...be sure to drop by!

bathroom tablescape
  
Basket $3.00, glassware .50 cent each from local thrift store, Candlestick $4.00 ( originally $16.00 from Salvation army store), pillar candle $2.00,  potpourri  $6.00 (it goes along way--still have half the box left)  both from Big Lots. Smells awesome in the bathroom!
 

Also, trays (or baskets) look super nice and pull it all together. I used an old picture frame for one since I forgot to get trays. You really need to check out  Maria’s post on How to Create a Vignette or Tablescape to get the full effect of what she is trying to teach us.   Have fun playing around with your stuff!! And be sure to tell Maria that I sent you!
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Maria Killam said...

Thank for the mention! I love all your tablescapes!!
xo
Maria

Gloria said...

Great tablescapes. Just stopped by to say have a great weekend. I finally posted today but will wait a few days before I post again. I too am trying to cut back. Take care.

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