I've tried to do a few tablescapes this summer, but the outdoors called to loudly. I even set the table a couple of times and took pictures. Nothing turned out right, the pictures were poorly lit, out of focus (my camera is automatic focus) and just generally uninspiring. I did learn though that a good tablescape can't be forced, it has to flow naturally, like the good art it is.
So, I'll share a few of the wonderful things I've found at garage sales this past week.
|This Royal Doulton plate was free. (A friend's sale)|
|This teacup was $1|
|This Partylite fairy was $1|
|This little Japanese dish was 25 cents.|
At one Garage sale on Saturday we picked up a load of stuff for $10. The one lonely candlestick doesn't look like much right now, but it is Sterling.
|I now have a set of 12 of these French crystal flutes. All bought at garage sales.|
|Lead crystal vase.|
And today, I picked up a set of Encyclopaedia Britannica for $10.