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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

November 23, 2009

DIY -Beautifrugal! Table Decor Ideas


Hello again. The countdown has begun to cooking and preparing. I've been collecting some things and finding goodies at some of my favorite consignment and thrift places~! I was amazed when I finally set the table, how it all came together and much of it I paid very little and yet since it is in the same color scheme it all goes together.
Keep in mind Farmhouse Cottage decor is a little of this and a little of that . I think in the old days when people put on a party they joined together with all their best goodies to set the table and have a good sized spread for a large group of company.
YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED AT THE CRYSTAL, AND SERVING DISHES THAT CAN BE FOUND AT THRIFT STORES.
IF YOU LOOK YOU WILL FIND
SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS
PLATTERS
CANDLE HOLDERS, CRYSTAL AND SILVER
SILVERWARE
SERVING SPOONS
FABRIC NAPKINS
TABLECLOTHS
LARGE SERVING DISHES
PLATES
CRYSTAL DRINKING GLASSES
AND MORE.
The silverware was passed down to me, the chargers from my sweet mother.
The gold/copper candlesticks are from a hospital consignment store, the centerpiece a $3.00 bowl from Salvation Army FILLED with fall things I've had for years and pinecones laying around outside.

We grew the Indian corn above last year. These salt and pepper shakers below are from my husbands great grandmother!

The gold bowls were originally from Target, but I got them from Salv. Army. Also the fabric napkins, which I love to collect, and the napkin rings all thrift finds over this last year.
The apothecary jar from Michaels I got for half off with a coupon. That is my most expensive buy at $15.00.






We are cooking baking, and I'm enjoying all of it with my daughter and daughter in love. Lots of laughing, telling family stories, and keeping family recipes going year after year to make the time more special.
I hope your week is wonderful!
Be sure to see all the DIY posts over at Kimba's wonderful blog! Amazing ideas are found over there! http://asoftplace.net/
Blessings,
Debbie
"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good:" Psalm 100:4,5

7 comments:

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Your table is beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving! Jackie

Lewaina@cliffsideranch said...

It is a very beautiful Table! Thanks for the fun ideas. Hope youa re all doing well and that your FIL and SIL are doing better.
Blessings, and Happy Thanksgiving.
Enjoy your day.
Mercy

Barbara Jean said...

Debbie,
oh so wonderfully beautiful! don't you just love the colors this time of year?

blessings
barbara jean

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

First of all, I love your new word and may be borrowing it in the future! Your table looks so pretty. Everything is perfect, and I love that gauzy looking fabric in the center of the table. laurie

Darlene said...

Your table looks so gorgeous! I am so glad that your SIL and FIL are doing better. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.♥

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Just gorgeous Debbie!! Wishing you and yours a Happy, Blessed and healthy Thanksgiving!

Marigene said...

Debbie, what a beautiful table! You are so right about finding wonderful things at thrift and consignment shops...almost anything one could want for decorating a table or even a home! If it isn't the color you want...get the spray paint out! My cupboards are filled to the brim with treasures from the thrift shops.
A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.