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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Another "Thrifty" Tablescape

I couldn't help myself.
After telling my husband, "No blogging today; I have too much to do," I started looking at all the delightful Tablescapes and Thrift finds. . .
. . . and here I am, with a late to the gate entry.

(At the end, there are links to more Tablescapes and Thrifty Thursday stories. Don't miss them!)

We love house guests here at That Old House.

Breakfast is at the old oak table in the sunroom.

It's a simple meal.
(Hey, if you want crepes, go find The Pierres!)

Welcome to breakfast at That Old House!
(We hope you slept well.)

Howard picks up some scrumptious pastries, fresh from the local bakery.

I pour you some juice in old Czech crystal brandy snifters,
and ask if you like coffee (we brew it strong) or tea.

A little Tunstall pitcher holds the cream. (Ebay!)

A white porcelain cake stand that Howard bought for his
mother with paper-route money holds the pastries.

Come and sit; no flowers, no candles, but the table is all set ...

Set with my newest thrift shop find!

Last week, I shared my Aynsley China thrift shop tablescape;

I found this sweet little set at the same time.

6 luncheon plates, and 6 cup-and-saucer sets, all in perfect condition.
18 pieces for less than a dollar apiece.

I really like this old fashioned pattern, and it's smoky blue and rust red scheme.

It is "China Garden" by Imperial China.
I remember it, or a remarkably similar pattern, from years ago.

Well, what are you waiting for? Pull up a chair and sit.

What? Oh.
Howard's not back yet with the pastries.

Ummm... how about a bowl of Cap'n Crunch?

Many thanks to Leigh of Bloggeritaville for hosting Thrifty Thursday -- click here!

And thanks to Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday; click here!

See you tomorrow! -- Cass


  1. What time should I come for breakfast in the morning? LOL!

    What a lovely table setting!

    Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

  2. I felt like I was at a lovely B&B. That creamer was an eBay find - Oooh, you were a winner! Congrats.

  3. Love the tablescape. I love red!
    I even love Captain Crunch!

  4. Hi, Cass Love the table setting, your new dishes are wonderful! So sweet the story of the cake plate! Love the creamer. So funny! Captain Crunch! Just love it!

  5. Hey is he home with the pastry yet?

  6. I love my coffee strong and black. I forgot about the "Pierres". Too funny. Appréciez votre Capitaine Crunch

  7. That looks so inviting! Very pretty!

  8. That Howard is probably off eating my danish while I sit at this lovely set table--hungry :)

  9. I love it! have a great sense of humor. :)
    I'll take a bowl of captn crunch then. :)
    Have a good Thursday.

  10. Cass! That is a lovely tablescape. Absolutley sweet. I love the way all of the fabrics come together to make such an intersting and beautiful table. You did wonderful on your thrifty finds!

  11. Well, I picked out my chair and I like really strong coffee with sugar and cream. Any kind of pastry will do, I'm not picky. lol What a great tablescape. I love the new dishes, they are just perfect, and the pattern is so pretty. Hugs, Marty

  12. Thanks for visiting my over at the "cottage!" The funny thing is that I was over on here on your blog reading your "ghost" post while you were visiting the cottage!!!

    It is nice to meet someone else from the tri-state area! I'm not "technically" on the coast, but I guess if you live in a coastal state you do technically live on the coast, right? I'm about 30 miles north of NYC!

    Love your blog!

    Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

  13. Hi Cass,
    I enjoyed your tablescape and really love the dishes. Have a good evening!


  14. I'm too late for breakfast - not even a crumb of pastry left.
    One of these days I'd like to see the china cabinet that holds all of those finds!

  15. Oh, how pretty! And it all looks very inviting, too..
    Great thrift shop finds..You know how Thrift shops are where I am..they ask more than what it was when new!
    Come see my new dishes..TJMaxx of course!

  16. Cass,
    I always love your posts! This is just perfect for breakfast, those dishes are just the cutest, and what a great deal! Got to love the deals! I think I have been bargain hunting my whole life! Now, I hope Howard get's back with my pastry soon.... Cindy

  17. Cass - it's lovely!

    It looks so inviting - we could have a nice breakfast with Howard and then go antiquing. I'm sure between the two of us we could find some great bargains!


  18. I have that same tablecloth - found a second one at a thrift store and cut it up to make matching napkins. I zigzagged in about an inche from the edge and pulled the strings to make fringe on the napkins - I love the look.

  19. Oh, Cass! I'm in love with your new dishes! So beautiful! Your entire table is gorgeous! Love your tablecloth, too! I like tea and will be right over!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  20. That china is lovely. Your table looks so inviting. Everything you do looks inviting and lovely. laurie

  21. Cass, the first thing I thought was -- Oooo, LOVE that tablecloth! but then I looked at everything else and had the same thought. ;)

    Are you going to the VNA rummage Sale in Far Hills this weekend? Icky weather but sure to be some great bargains!

  22. I could get my eyes open at that table I do believe! I have decided that I really need to find your thrift store -- I have never seen anything like your finds around here!


  23. Ahh, so pretty. Red is not one of my favorite colors, but I could learn to love it.

  24. Your table looks so pretty for breakfast! Lovely soft red.

  25. Love the guys up there in Jersey sure know where all the good thift shops are..

  26. Hi Cass

    What a welcoming setting; love all the red! And the fact that you got an entire set without a chip--great! Wat stories those dishes could tell, right??

    Now, where is Howard with those pasteries--oh well, pour me another cuppa, please!

  27. OK here's my story and I'm sticking to it. I went to the bakery and they were all out of pastries and no those are not crumbs and bits of flaky croissant on my shirt.

  28. I live in an old house in NJ also. I've lived in mine all my life. I must say, I sure don't have the nice things in mine you have in yours. I think I have 3 forks.....I'm an extreme de clutter type of girl.

    I do love looking at your table setting, even though I'd not DO it myself.

    I would never get rid of a cake stand bought for mom with paper route money. ~Mary

  29. Gorgeous china and such a great deal!!! Love the napkins too!

  30. I love your always, your tablescape is so inviting.

    Hope your weekend has been beautiful


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