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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Farm Fresh

One of my most favorite hobbies is tablescaping.  Problem was we didn't have a true dedicated formal dining room.  So, I would set up a wonderful table, take pictures, and then have to take it all down so that Mr. B & I could eat our meals.  At the end of June that all changed.  We had been talking for awhile about changing the unused formal living room into a formal dining room.  I had even purchased my dream table and chairs at Cost Plus last November while they were on sale and I had an additional 20% off coupon (which makes me love it even more than had I paid full pop for it all).  

We had the carpet removed in that room, the family room, the hallway upstairs and in Mr. B's office.  We then had hardwood floors put in.  The change is dramatic and we just love it all!  And the best part is, I can now set up a tablescape and leave it up for us to enjoy! The following is my first table in the "new" room.

I purchased these plates at Goodwill (GW) on a 50% off day so they were only .25 each! Believe me when I saw the first one on the shelf I started to hyper-ventilate, then I found the other 3 and was doing that happy dance jig (you know the one we all do when we find the days perfect score!).
Farm Fresh Table Decor
Farm Fresh Table Decor

Farm Fresh Table Decor

Farm Fresh Table Decor
The "napkins" are dish towels from Ikea (I got to go before they opened the new Denver location and beat the crowd) .79 each. The placemats and flatware also come from Ikea. I think the placemats look almost like they were made from corn husks and really fit the theme of this table. The red dinner plates and coffee cups are part of a set from JCP.com from a Wednesday deal. The white bowls are from our everyday Gibson set. The water glasses are from Wal-Mart at .79 each.

Mr. B brought back the embroidered runner from Canada when he was there after his DGM passed away in June. It was lovingly stitched, pressed and starched by her. I love being able to use it on this table as she was a sweet, simple country girl.

The Candlewick sugar and creamer are part of my collection and were purchased on EBay. The rooster was purchased on clearance at Joann's several years ago.
Farm Fresh Table Decor

Farm Fresh Table Decor

Farm Fresh Table Decor

Farm Fresh Table Setting

Farm Fresh Tablescape Decor
This table almost seems like a transition from summer into fall. Days are getting shorter and nights are getting cooler. Summer seemed too short this year :)

I am linking up with these fun parties

17 comments:

  1. Hurray for the new dining room! I love your table and chairs. Those fruit and veggie plates are adorable and I love the corn husk place mats! Great table!

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  2. This tablescape is the cutest thing that I have ever seen. I love, love, love the fruit and veggie plates...what a find!

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  3. Congratulations on your new dining room, how fun!!
    Those dishes are simply adorable and made for such a cute tablescape.
    You did a very nice job.
    Blessings, Nellie

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  4. Those salad plates are great! What a cute table! Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a great weekend!

    http://lessonsofanewlywed.blogspot.com/2011/08/another-seaside-dinner.html

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  5. I love your table setting,So inviting.

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  6. Those plates are adorable and I love all of your special touches! Everything looks so pretty against the wood of the table! You'll really enjoy your new table and dining room! ♥

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  7. Love the plates so cute with the berries and words.Thanks for the visit,hope to see you again soon.

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Well, HI THERE, Kathe with an "e"!!! Welcome to Tablescape Thursdays with the crew! I am so glad you have been able to make the drastic (but wonderfully cost-effective!) transformation of your living room to a dining room so that you can regularly join in on the fun! The room looks great from what I could see, and your table & chairs get two very enthusiastic thumbs up! Sounds like you got some terrific bargains at GW, and that's always fun! Very nice! I hope you have a great weekend, and I look forward to seeing you here in the weeks and months to come!

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  9. Very cute and timely harvest table! Congrats on your dining room. It's my favorite room in a house. Enjoy it!

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  10. I love your table, the dishes are great! I thought I had commented here already!

    I didn't realize you were maximaswife from Holidays! :)

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  11. Hi Kathe, Love your new salad plates - they are just adorable! Love the Candlewick as well. Have a great weekend!
    Beth

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  12. What a sweet table scape! Incredible buy on those salad plates!!

    The candlewick set is beautiful and I love the runner they are on. Very nice.

    Congratulations on your new dining room. May you have many happy tablescapes to come!

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  13. Love your dining room furniture and those salad plates are really cute. A great tablescape for sure.

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  14. Kathe with an E,

    Those plates are great ... I love how the "americana" images are presented in a simple graphic style ... they would mix well with just about anything!

    Isn't using a room differently fun? I mean unused living room = loved dining room, well that's making a house your home if you ask me. And I too am certainly all about that, as you may know, we've swapped our entire downstairs floor plan :)

    Robin
    happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  15. Very nice tablescape! I LOVE those plates and REALLY love the price!! So glad you were there to snatch them up and show them to Thank you for joining Thrifty Tablescape Party!

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  16. hi kathE,
    i love your blog! your pics are amazing! your taste in decorating is much like mine :) GMA!
    i just started my blog 3 days ago, and i am learning a lot from pro's like you.
    thank you for mentoring me :)
    blessings,
    rebecca

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