Fourth of July, A Few Bargains, and David Does a Tablescape

David is feeling much better, so we decided to make a quick trip to visit his parents a few days ago. We made a few stops for bargains, but I did not take the time to photograph most of them. Therefore, I only have a few bargain pics to show you, and most of these are not from recent bargain trips, but from a few trips back.

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I am always on the lookout for Christmas dishes and glasses. I got a set of 12 of these a while back for a great price.

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On that same trip, I got 8 of these Christmas polar bear glasses, 4 of each size. Aren’t they cute?

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I really like these reindeer glasses in cobalt blue. I am a little unsure about how they will sell, but that’s the chance I always take.

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Other things I’ve gotten recently that I’ve not photographed are a lovely set of Anchor Hocking Wexford pitcher and 6 glasses, similar to those pictured above. I got some great pieces of Corningware, all in the blue cornflower pattern. These are usually great sellers for me.

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I found a few Fire King saucers and several good pieces of milk glass.

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I also got a couple of glasses that match this pitcher I showed you several posts back.

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I found a small footed crystal bowl and this unusual jar when I visited Driveway Man. I hope it is just unusual enough to sell.

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I mentioned earlier that David is feeling much better; he plans to go back to work on light duty this week. I knew he was feeling better when I came home from work this week to find that he had done a tablescape. When I left that morning, he asked me if there was anything that he could do to help, and I said that he could wash the things I had purchased from Driveway Man the day before. Apparently, he not only washed the jar, but also used it as an inspiration for a simple table in the kitchen. Didn’t he do a good job?

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So that brings me to today’s table, which celebrates the Fourth of July. I’ve mentioned in the past that my mother-in-law likes to pick up things for me when she goes to sales; as a matter of fact, she is the one who found the Corningware mentioned above as well as several other things for me. Anyway, she handed me this fabric as we were leaving the other day, knowing that I would find some sort of use for it on a table. Today I realized that it is actually a pillow sham, but I am using it for a table runner.

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Although I love my square Wal Mart plates at any time of the year, I really love to use them on the Fourth of July. I put last year’s Dollar General napkins between the 2 plates to give them some separation.

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Flatware is Dollar General blue, and I pulled out the old standby Target bowls which I love to use for the Fourth.

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Glassware was an easy choice. Dollar Tree blue pairs well with ruby red stems that I found at my flea market for $1 each…yep, $1!

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For the centerpiece, I went through my holiday stash and chose this decoration (which is really supposed to be yard art). I love it for this time of year.

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Flanking it are Target buckets filled with Dollar Tree flags. I scattered Dollar Tree beads around the vase and draped a few in the buckets.

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Great table and very festive! Yesterday I had plans to go through and organize, wash, price, and box up a few weeks’ worth of things for the flea market…a time-consuming job that I enjoy doing, but I have to be in the mood to get it done. I had put it off even more than usual due to David’s surgery. I also need to do that pretty often in order to keep the bedroom where I store everything organized and as clear as I can.

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Using the dining table as a staging area, I worked pretty hard at that for a couple of hours. Then I looked on the computer at cnn.com and realized that the one outstanding fugitive in New York had just been captured.

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Needless to say, I was glued to the tv for the rest of the afternoon. I didn’t finish my organizing job nor do a new tablescape (obviously, since the dining table was full of junk).

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I made up my mind that I was going to finish both jobs today before I went to work at 1:00, and I did.

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However, I also went to the grocery store, did some laundry, and cooked lunch. I also went through all of the books in the house and did a big purge. I had already decided what to purge of my books, so the only ones that I had to go through were  David’s.

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With the dining table full of books, David was agreeable to do the task and let go of about 50% or maybe a little more of what he had. I priced everything and boxed them up for the flea market. That was a huge task that I had been putting off for quite some time.

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I am so glad to have that done, as well as a little more organization and sense made in the extra bedroom.

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I hope everyone has a great holiday and enjoy your tablescaping and organizing as much as I do!

I am joining: A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life , Tablescape Tuesday at Every Day Living,   From the Farm at The Homesteading Hippy, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday,   Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday,  Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase ,  The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours,  Homemaking Party at Hope in Every Season,   The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants; Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now,   Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, 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,  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, The Scoop at The Stone Gable, Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner , Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design, Tips and Tricks at Stringtown Home

 

 

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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7 Responses to Fourth of July, A Few Bargains, and David Does a Tablescape

  1. vickyhunt says:

    I am happy to hear David is feeling much better! You found some nice things for your booth. The cobalt glasses are very unique. I have never seen anything like them. Hopefully they will sell quickly because they are different. Both David’s and your tablescapes look great. I cannot imagine my hubby setting a table…lol! Have a great week Bev!

  2. Laurie says:

    You always find some great buys. Your patriotic table is so much fun. I love the yard stake you used for a centerpiece, and that pillow sham is the perfect table runner (very clever). Those bowls with the star border are so cute. You’ve obviously had a positive influence on your husband. His table looks good too.

  3. Rosie M. says:

    Love your red. white and blue table! Your centerpiece and table “runner” are also perfect for the occasion. Kudos to your husband for his tablescape. Enjoyed this post, Bev.
    Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  4. Kim says:

    I’m so impressed with your husband for setting a table! Your yard art makes the perfect July 4th centerpiece. It’s so whimsical and fun! I hope y’all have a very happy day Saturday. 🙂

  5. LaVoice says:

    That turned out to be a very successful outing. I like all your goodies.

  6. RobinfromCA says:

    Very festive and patriotic! And, yes! David did a great job!

  7. I think that’s super thoughtful that your husband took that extra special step for you. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at the Homemaking Party. I wanted to let you know that I’ve started a weekend link up on my new blog, Big Family Frugal (.com) and would love to have you join me there, as well. It’s up now and the new one starts every Friday.

    Hope you’re having a great week!
    Blessings,
    Sarah

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