Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Gold Rim Glasses

I am surely an avid thrifter.  that means I visit thrift stores frequently and find many valuable and useful things with which I decorate my home and plan tablescapes..

Simple inspiration this week are these beautiful old gold rimmed glasses..

They are very delicate and I am in love ..very romantic..

Next I brought out these little stainless cups.... perfect for fruit or ice cream..

Then for the centerpiece, some creamy white gardenias and a large hurricane with a white candle......

 and this crystal decanter that still had the sticker on it from a jewelry store that went out of business

I used these square wooden plates for chargers.

and added square white plates with a paper doily in the middle.

Here you can see the textures together.  I like layers of texture on the table..

Every single thing on this table was found at a thrift store...with the exception of my wonderful DT crystal.....

I wanted to show how a life of being frugal and thrift store shopping can really be takes dedication and patience..and some work thrown in there too.  I have done this for more than 30 years..and have quite a large collection of tablewares that I have bought at thrift stores.. Most of my tables are filled with these treasures from my years of collecting.  Do you shop at thrift stores?  and do you ever find any really good treasures?  I am often surprised at some of the things people have given away...well, I appreciate them when I find them...but I have also learned to leave some of them on the shelves for someone else to take home with took a long time to learn that one..LOL

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my totally thrifted table......  I really, really love has such a warm and comfy feel to it...especially those pretty gold rim glasses..wink, wink

I am joining these parties

  Let's Dish
  Tablescape Thursday

please come and see what's being shared...


  1. Mona, how wonderful that you have found all the pretty things! I have never never had much luck. I love all the textures you used on this table. So very pretty and interesting. The placemats are wonderful, especially with the wood plates. A great table. xo marlis

  2. All great finds, my friend! We do not have many thrift stores, ecept for Goodwill. I love shopping there.

  3. All great finds, my friend! We do not have many thrift stores, ecept for Goodwill. I love shopping there.

  4. I'm always up for a bargain...wherever I can find it...and I happen to be a very patient hunter. Your table is beautiful. I wonder if your beautiful new goblets are Tiffin optic. I have some Tiffin optic goblets, and they remind me of yours. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  5. Mona, I just love seeing tables that are mainly from a thrift is just amazing what we can find with a little looking high and low.
    Those little gold rimmed glasses are beautiful. I love the square wooden chargers and woven placemats.
    Have a wonderful week...

  6. Everything is beautiful. I love all your textures and I am amazed you found so much at thrift stores. The gold rimmed glasses are so striking.You did an amazing job coordinating your table as well as making such pretty pictures. Great shots and you know I love your gardenias.

  7. simply beautiful! What are the bean looking things in the glass vase? so interesting. dianne

  8. Your gold rim glasses were a great find to use with your tablescape. Don't you just love the excitement of a perfect pieces to add to your collections.


  9. All look very have nicely set by mixing of things.Gold rimmed glasses and the cut glasses add charm along with the pretty white flowers.Thanks..:):)

  10. Love the gold rimmed glassess. The entire table is beautiful. You know I am a thrifter.

  11. Your table certainly looks beautiful. I sometimes shop at thrift stores, but I seldom find dishes. The gold rimmed glassware is amazing!

  12. Such a great table. You are so right about being patient. I have a ton of tablescaping items but only from much careful shopping over time.

    - The Tablescaper

  13. Hi Mona, I love all your thrifted treasures! Doesn't it make you feel good not to spend a lot? All your textures on the table add so much interest. What a beautiful job you did.

  14. Your gold rim glasses are beautiful and the whole table is so lovely and elegant!
    Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

  15. Such treasures and very elegant! It is so much fun to look for treasures.