Bargains in Aqua

Today’s bargain report is short–not even any CVS bargains to report. I hope to have some of those next week. I just didn’t need anything they had on sale this week. However, I am extremely excited about this first bargain to tell you about.


“Is that a garden sprayer?” you ask. “Why, yes it is!” I reply. “It doesn’t take much to get you excited, does it?” you query. “Why, no it doesn’t!” I reply. Let me give you a brief history of why this bargain has excited me more than any CVS special or estate sale buy has in the past few weeks.

I mentioned in one of my early saving money posts that we decided to let go of our monthly exterminating contract and do our own spraying. My old garden sprayer was quite ancient. I inherited it from a relative who has been deceased close to 15 years, and he had probably owned it for at least 30-40 years before that. When I got ready to do the monthly spraying this week, I could not get it to pump. I thought that I was doing something wrong, so I asked David to look at it when he got home. Cutting to the chase: the old sprayer had finally bitten the dust.


A day or two later I was in Dollar General and saw one sprayer left in the outdoor aisle. I had already hunted at Wal Mart and could not find one. This incident had me realize that sprayers are probably considered seasonal items, so I was a little nervous that I might not find one. Thinking that I was lucky to find it, I snatched it up. It was $12, but I figured it was worth it. What an unexpected pleasure to watch it ring up for half price! Yep, this great new sprayer was only $6!


Not only did I get it for half price, but also I got a sprayer with a couple of great features. Do you see that strap? It was so easy to put it over my shoulder and do the spraying this morning. The other handy little feature is the clip on the side of the handle. I just stick the nozzle in it, and I don’t have to lay the nozzle on the floor of the garage any more. It’s amazing how far garden sprayers have come in, say, 40 or 50 years. Yep, it truly does not take much to make my day!

My other great bargain is that I saved 15 cents per gallon on my tank of gas today with my Exxon reward card. Score ! I had not spent below $3 per gallon on gas in a long, long time.


So here is that last bargain which leads me to today’s tablescape. I actually found this beautiful vintage tablecloth at our flea market. I went in on vendor day to do a few things and saw this at another booth. It was very reasonably priced, but I did not get it. After returning home, my thoughts kept going back to that tablecloth. So this morning I went in and purchased it! I am thrilled, and I am anxious to try out my new estate sale purchases with it.


So I began with one Danube and one Gold Crown dinner plate, both Homer Laughlin.


Then I decided to layer on the small plates, mixing them up. The Gold Crown went on top of the Danube, and vice versa.


I really like doing mix and match as well as a little something unexpected.


Isn’t it great that this aqua cloth has pink accents the same shade as the pink rose in the Danube? Of course, I chose the pink napkins to bring out this lovely shade.


I decided just to use my everyday Chateau flatware.


Did you guess that I was going to use the aqua glassware?


Well, you would be right! Don’t they look great on the cloth? I just love them.


I decided to use the pitcher and the Gold Crown vegetable dish as accent pieces. Love, love, love!


For my centerpiece, I decided to use my Fenton Silvercrest candy dish.


I also wanted to use my pink wine glasses to put a little more of the accent color on the table.


I thought that the table needed just a little something else, so I found my sparkly stones to add some pizzaz.


What do you think? I love the final result and hope you do, too. Have a great week and don’t forget to check out my internet stores!

 I am joining: A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life , Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady,   From the Farm at Sunny Simple Life, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, Metamorphosis Monday, Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage ,  Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday,  Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase ,  The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, Brown Gingham Creations for Rednesday,  Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours,  Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill , Cottage Style at Lavender Garden, Homemaking Paty at Hope in Every Season,   The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday, What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants; Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Meet Me Monday at You Are Talking Too Much,  Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Efforts and Assets at Hickory Trail, Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, You’re Gonna Love It Tuesdays at Kathe with an E, Mop it Up Monday at I Should Be Mopping the Floor , Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style ,  Make it Pretty Monday, Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House,Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style,  Create It Thursday at Lamberts Lately,   Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring,  Tuesday’s Treasures at Uncommon Suburbia,  Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters,Open House Party at No Minimalist Here Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage , Tips and Tidbits at The Stone Gable, Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner , Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design 

About Bev

I am a retired teacher who has only recently taken up tablescaping and blogging. For more information, see my About Bev link.
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24 Responses to Bargains in Aqua

  1. Vicky Hunt says:

    This my friend….is my favorite table yet! I am in love with aqua and I also love pink….so this table is just perfect! I may be inspired to create a new tablescape this weekend if my allergies will let up for a bit! 🙂

    Blessings, Vicky

  2. Rosie Moreno says:

    I love the colors on your table! And my favorite piece is the beautifully delicate vegetable dish. Are your sure that tablecloth wasn’t designed for those dishes?!

  3. Thank you for introducing me to the joys of tablescaping – where have I been that this has passed me by – Australia!

  4. Such pretty colors! 🙂

    Our local grocery store has a savings plan on gas in conjunction with Sunoco and it certainly helps! 🙂

  5. I understand your excitement over the sprayer! A prayer with a good nozzle is hard to find.
    What a beautiful tablescape, Bev! Vintage tablecloths are my weakness. I buy them to make aprons and can’t bring myself to cut them! Your turquoise china is gorgeous! You have to feel happy when you look at that color!

    Don’t forget to pray for our friends in Colorado who were affected by the floods.
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

  6. Kathe says:

    I love the tablecloth Bev! It’s the perfect canvas for your beautiful dishes! I hope to someday have a piece of Fenton of my own someday. Your candy dish centerpiece is so sweet!

  7. jeanetteann says:

    These pieces are so pretty and go perfectly with your cloth. I am visiting from Kathe with an E

  8. Christine says:

    You created a beautiful table, Bev. I just love that color…Christine

  9. Diane says:

    That tablecloth was meant for you! It looks perfect with all of your aqua. Beautiful job!

  10. Pam says:

    How wonderful to find a tablecloth to accent your HL china. The colors are great to mix and match!
    The covered casserole is lovely as your centerpiece with the pitcher. Have a great week!


  11. A beautiful tablecloth and dishes….a perfect table! I am so happy that I stopped by.
    Blessings My Friend,

  12. Marigene says:

    Aqua is my favorite color to do tables…don’t know why as it isn’t my favorite color! Those dishes look great with your new tablecloth.
    Have a wonderful week, Bev…

  13. I love the glasses. Aqua is a nice colour it complements so much

  14. Tricia says:

    Love the pretty aqua with pops of pink! Mixing the placesettings was a great idea, and I love the aqua patterned glasses and pitcher with this table. How wonderful that you have that covered dish, too!

  15. oooh I love the color of that tablescape, I have been imagining an aqua Christmas theme this year after getting some vintage pyrex to use that is aqua with snow flakes, your tablescape inspires me to definitely try it!

  16. Kitty says:

    I love aqua and pink together, Bev. Your Homer Laughlin dishes are beautiful on your tablecloth.

  17. Judy says:

    Great find Bev. I would have been so thrilled to find an aqua cloth like this. Love it and your table. Good choices.

  18. Sarah says:

    Well of course you had to go back and get this set. Beautiful in all its aqua goodness!

  19. Love the pinks and blues my friend, the tablecloth reminds me of one we had on our kitchen table when I was a girl. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  20. Hi Bev! Love the Aqua tables cape. It is one of my favorite colors, and always has been, even before the trend it has seen lately.

  21. Kathy says:

    Hello Bev, love the aqua tablescape – so delighfully cheerful! Congratulations on your find! Woo Hoo! I am so delighted that you shared with Home and GardenThursday,

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