Today’s tablescape features my favorite little chick pulling his half shell-wagon of eggs. While this piece is not vintage, I absolutely love that it looks vintage. I found this darling in a little shop in the charming town of Salem, Virginia.
The chick is surrounded by antique wooden candlesticks which were a wedding present oh so many years ago. Rounding out the table center are little baskets of greenery found recently at a yard sale.
Each place setting begins with a rattan charger found at Wal-Mart this past December. I admired so many tablescapers’ rattan chargers but just wouldn’t pay the prices most stores were asking. When I ran across these for $6.97 each I knew I couldn’t pass them up. I rarely ever go to Wal-Mart so I think this purchase was meant to be.
Atop the rattan charger is a white dinner plate in the Fleur design. These were part of a set I picked up at Costco, paid way too much for, but just had to have because I “needed” a set of white dishes (“the little black dress of tablescaping”) and I loved the raised pattern on each of the pieces.
The final plate is a cabbage leaf plate by Bordallo Pinherio. These were found at Marshall’s this year for $3.99 each. I have used the cut-glass compote from my hometown yard sale adventure (go here to read about it) to top off the stack.
The setting also features a thrifted white plate by Oneida in the Evening Pearls design. Each of these is topped by a mini-cloche (butter dish) from the Williams Sonoma outlet.
My green vintage glasses are also thrifted. They are Indiana Glass in the Whitehall design. Don’t hate me, but I paid only 75 cents for each glass.
I’ve used a vintage monogramed white napkin (Ebay) over a solid brown napkin (Bed, Bath & Beyond).
Finally I am using my mother’s beautiful silver, priceless. This is the Lyric pattern by Gorham. I promise I will polish and clean it before we use it.