Last week Alma, The Tablescaper and I went on another bargain hunting marathon.
This time it wasn't for dishes, and even though we were close to Christmas Tree Shops, we didn't go!
I know, you are shocked!
But, the itinerary included a stop at 2 fabric outlets I frequent here on LI, and CTS will have to wait.
(Umm, I think we are meeting there tomorrow, as The Tablescaper is already back at her winter abode.)
Anyway , we did well. She wanted Fall inspiration, I am not in the Fall state of mind, it is still summer, warm and beachy! I've got perspiration, not inspiration!
If you can stay with me through my tablescape , I will share. Anyone, anyone? :)
The pale yellow and green striped polished cotton is a remnant from Duralee. I hemmed it, and it fit my round table. One dollar!
The charger and plates are from clearance CTS. 1.00 for the dinner, and .50 for the salad size. I got them in blue and orange too. Wouldn't you at that price?
The flatware is by Cambridge and from CTS as well as the hobnail glasses.
The fish napkin ring is from Pottery Barn Outlet, a few years ago.
My centerpiece is a pierced lantern from clearance in CTS, 1.49. I like to find things I can use as a vase or a lantern.
I filled it with unbloomed Sedum, Peegee hydrangea, and one lone gladioli. I bought the bulbs last month cheap at CTS, and planted them, and they bloomed!
I used 2 yellow, and 2 green napkins. The little bowls for our rolls are from Target.
Did you notice my new white bench? It is my Mother's Day gift from my son and dil and 5 kids. It is Polywood, from One King's Lane, very heavy and will outlast me!
On to some bargains...
Literally sweated for this one! No AC in those fabric warehouses! 2.00 a yd, 60 wide. We both got 10 yds to make tablecloths, we can share if we have a big group!
Can you picture all the tables done outside with white dishes and aqua napkins?
These bandanas, made in the USA, yeah!, were 50 cents.
This was 3.50 a yard, but 60 in wide and great quality.
This was a remnant, enough for my dining room table. Tan and black, great weight to it, one stinkin' dollar! :)
I have lots of ideas for this one! I am sure I will get my dollar's worth.
TIP, Tid bits and Tutorial at Stone Gable entry...
Have a BELT?
This was .99 cents, the placemat was too! Cut it up and make napkin rings.
The black napkin is one of the bandanas for .50.
Some will have holes or you can just not use that part if you are fussy. I though I could make a name tag and tie it with thin black ribbon through the hole.
When dh saw me doing this he gave me this one that was on a pair of pants he bought.
I think it will go well with the black and tan plaid fabric.
That's it for tonight!
Thanks you so much to those who took part in the Summer Fun Table Challenge. I loved the ones who really stuck to the theme challenge! Very creative!
Thanks for visiting the entrants. Please try to visit a lot of the entries, don't be a link and runner! :) That's like an eat and runner, lol!
Same rules, leave a comment, link back, no word id, blog name first, table related. Visit , visit, visit! :)
I am joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
Susan for Tablescape Thursday
Yvonne for T T and T
Diann for Thrifty Friday