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Thrift Shop Challenge, Part II: A Parisian-Inspired Tablescape

February 5, 2013

Last weeks’ thrift shop challenge was so much fun, but putting together a tablescape using my new dishes was even more fun!

If you remember, I bought six plates, cups and saucers from a Goodwill near my hometown. And if you don’t remember, which is probably more likely, here’s a photo:



They’re a really pretty shade of ivory with a silver, metallic band around the edges. They make me swoon.

I started out by gathering things from around the house (and out of boxes) that I thought might work for this tablescape.


Once I had everything on hand, it didn’t take long before a Parisian-inspired tablescape sprang to life in my dining room.


I baked the scones for the cake plate using this recipe. They were quite good and really simple to make especially since I had all of the ingredients in my pantry. Rather than making the cream called for in the recipe, I brushed a simple glaze over each one instead. If I had had what I needed to make the cream, though, I definitely would have.


Each place setting has a black and ivory damask placemat, silver charger, thrifted plate, cup and saucer, a black napkin with a silver ring and a spoon for stirring tea.



Cake Plate: Target, 2011 holiday collection
Eiffel Tower: Gifted
Napkins: Kohl’s, several years ago
Napkin Rings: Target
Dinnerware: Thrifted!
Paris Art: Bombay Company, many years ago
Placemats: Kohl’s, several years ago
Spoons: World Market
Tea Container: Kirkland’s
Tablecloth: Walmart

I’m linking up to Between Naps on the Porch‘s Tablescape Thursday! Join me!

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