Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Roses, Lilacs, and Pansies! Oh My!

I decided it was warm enough to set an outdoor table this week. The weather was beautiful and I thought an intimate breakfast table for two would be perfect. The lilacs are in full bloom, and their fragrance fills the air.


I'll warn you--if you don't like hand painted dishes, you are going to hate this tablescape! I hope you enjoy!



















See, I did warn you.










































 I decided to add some "behind the scenes" photos.




This is what I found one day at Goodwill.



 It was a sale day, so I only paid half the price shown.



 Here is the bottom of the plate.



The same day, I found this cute chair.



Half price, too. The painted arms were cute, but... 



 ...they didn't go with my dishes, so I repainted them.



I hope you enjoyed my very inexpensive, very colorful, and very floral tablescape!


But, don't go away yet!




My sister and I will be doing another Sister Act! This time we will be using the same animal print placemats. If you didn't catch Sister Act I, you can see mine here:

To see my sister's, you will have to visit her blog! Be sure to come back for a visit May 3rd to see how two sisters create tablescapes around the same item!

I will be joining:

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch

Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

What's It Wednesday at Ivy & Elephants

Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper

Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove


Check out my sister's blog at Robin Flies South...


34 comments:

ellen b said...

What a fun outdoor setting. The painted dishes are perfect for this garden table...

Shelia said...

What a beautiful setting! Your painted dishes are so pretty and you know you stole them! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anne said...

Oh how wonderful! I adore those dishes - what a fabulous find!!

Enjoy your tea party!
xox

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW.

AMAZING.

What GREAT thrift treasures too- beautiful tablescape!!

pam {simple details} said...

So fresh & pretty, Elaine! Thanks for the behind the scenes peek, I was expecting an intimate little patio! Great photography job! I'll bet we hit the same Goodwill!

Entertaining Women said...

I can't image that anyone would dislike hand painted dishes. Yours are wonderful, and I love that you repainted the floral garland on the arms of the chair...such a special detail! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Robin said...

Wow what a bargain on such pretty dishes. I love that you brought them outside too. I can almost smell the lilacs!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Judy Bigg said...

Hey, I think your painted dishes and the chair were great finds and such a bargain. What more could you want!! Thanks.

Aledia said...

What a fabulous deal on those gorgeous dishes! The chair is really cute too, I think it's a lovely setting!

Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful night!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Mary said...

What's not to love about a flower garden of hand painted dishes? What a what wonderful find at GW along with that adorable chair! So clever to paint to match! Beautiful photo of the sunlight thru your leaf glass!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What wonderful finds! Gorgeous setting!

Patti said...

What a deal on those lovely dishes...and the tablesetting is gorgeous!! Pretty back yard, too!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Gorgeous is the word! Beautiful setting. Love those dishes! Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Kathleen said...

You do well at Good will! I don't have one! I love the dishes, what great colors, so many possibilities. And dining al fresco, lovely! The chair is adorable, and aren't you the artist!
Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish, looking fwd to Sister Act! :)

Cottage and Broome said...

Don't you love a $4.00 dish find! I think they are lovely and the out door setting is wonderful, Laura

lulumusing said...

How could you not like the dishes and the price is certainly right! Such a fun idea to tie the chairs in with them.

Scribbler said...

Very cute! You are certainly talented!

Designs By Pinky said...

LOVE this beautiful table! It is so bright and cheery. The dishes were a STEAL, but you know that! Our GW never has a dran thing. XO, Pinky

Chubby Chieque said...

Fancy pansies on a pretty table.

Love your finds. How I wish we have like this in Stockholm. Here, everything is expensive. Luckily, I am a good talker and can bargain §;-)

Happy TS...

Greetings from rainy Stockholm,
/CC

Barbara said...

Oh, you lucky, lucky girl! What a bargain! They are so beautiful! I am sure shopping at the wrong places. I love this table. Your lilacs are so pretty! You are so clever to repaint those chairs - just perfect!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE!!! When those dishes FIRST CAME OUT I wanted them SO BAD and yet didn't get them...They disappeared SO FAST from the store and I could only see them in my dreams, hehe! WOW, did you get lucky! Don't you "LOVE" Thrifting Lifes little surprises! That is a wonderful find and I LOVE what you did with the chair to match up!
Have a FUN WEEKEND,
Donna

Alycia Nichols said...

You are SO funny with that disclaimer at the start of your post!!!! I think the dishes are cool, and the fact that you got them at such a great price makes them even cooler! And you have a little Picasso in you, my dear! Great job on the Adirondack arms!!! I don't know that I could have tackled that job!!! Very pretty!!! Hey....I stopped by a very old post of yours the other day and left a comment. Don't know if you still get those comment alerts or not since you don't have that blog anymore (to my knowledge). It was a post about how you changed a fireplace door by sanding the shiny brass down and painting it dark. I SURE wish I would have known about that before I took ours out and chucked it on top of the trash pile!!!!!!

Marlis said...

Oh gosh, love painted dishes. Your table came together so beautifully. Charming!! xo marlis

Ellen said...

I adore your hand painted dishes. I think I've seen some at our goodwill, but not a set. I love them I think that little chair is just as cute as it can be. Love your table.

All The Pretty Dishes said...

I love how the blue flowers on the dishes seem to pop right out of the plate, kind of a 3D effect. You did an amazing job painting the chair arms to match your tablescape. You are talented and thrifty!
Randee

Victoria Mische said...

Those dishes are really beautiful! The one who made those dishes is very talented and got an amazing hands. I love the way how he crafted those colorful designs. Awesome!

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Meredith said...

I think this is beautiful and what a great deal.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love this table! The price on those dishes is fabulous! Love the little chair also and your repaint is perfect. Pretty table, pretty photos!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I LOVE your painted dishes. And I can't believe the incredible price. Our Goodwill has jacked their prices up so high lately. And NEVER a sale. Your little lawn chair planter is darling with the lovely pansies.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Deb said...

Oh my gosh, I would have been all over those dishes. Gorgeous!

Judy Bigg said...

Visiting again, beautiful sitting in your yard.

Tess said...

This is just so charming...perfect to start out the day. I love your dishes (even better than they were such a bargain!!). The colors are beautiful and I love pansies. Great job on the arms of the chair!!!

The Tablescaper said...

This is adorable! I have a bowl or two of this pattern, but I love it as a full table.

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Serena said...

Hi! Over here from Thrift Diving! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Those dishes are soooo pretty, and so inexpensive! I wish I could sit outside and eat something scrumptious off of them :) LOL

Serena
Thrift Diving
www.ThriftDiving.com