Once again, my Goodwill hunting trophies seem to have a theme! This time, it’s lots of wonderful vintage silver plus some sunny oh-so-sunny provençal lemons! Don’t they make a pretty little dessert tablescape?
However, it all started from some very anything-but-pretty beginnings! I was GW hunting with my thrifting buddy, Linda at Nina’s Nest when I came upon this mass of…what? Metal cups? I’m picturing cowboys drinking coffee out of tin cups around the camp fire! lol But the price…$4.54 for twelve…intrigued me, so I took a closer look...
…and found a dozen silverplate punch cups! Woo hoo!
Several episodes of House Hunters, some Wright's Silver Creme and plenty of elbow grease later and…voilà! Aren’t they lovely? I searched the place over but there was no punch bowl. It had either already gone home with someone or was never given away. :-(
But this gave our co-host Baby Kitty an idea! So we pulled together some recent Goodwill finds…
…such as this vintage coffee carafe and warmer…only $3.93! Can you believe it? That’s the best price I have ever seen on one of these!
…and these fabulous faux lemons at eight for only $3.93! And I couldn’t leave without that little footed silver tray for just $2.00 on senior day! Woot woot!
I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to pass up anything with feet…so elegant!
And from the same Goodwill hunting trip on senior day…this silverplate tray edged with grapes…my favorite motif…for only $5.00! There were two of them and I got them both. My friend Linda tells me I seem to have a thing about buying in pairs and I’m beginning to think she’s right.
Next, I pulled out these wonderful French dessert plates that I found at TJ Maxx about 10 years ago..still some of my favorites! They were made in Limoges, France…famous for its china. Can you see what’s represented on the plates?
It’s a lemon…citron…and as it is being peeled, the word citron is getting shorter until all that is left is the seeds…pépins! Clever, huh?
Now here is where Baby Kitty’s inspiration came in. No punch bowl? No problem! Who says a coffee carafe has to serve hot coffee? How about using it without the warming stand as a pretty pitcher? Love it! And I now have two of them…note the urge to buy pairs…so I can use one for coffee and one for punch with my new silverplate cups!
I simply added some Battenberg lace napkins and a few dessert forks from my mom’s Towle Silver Flutes flatware…
…and there you have it…a little dessert tablescape with vintage silver and lemons! And nothing cost over $5.00! Love it!
Cheryl at Jojo's Joys says she thinks I am celebrating the Fête du Citron (Lemon Festival) in Menton, France...which is going on right now! Hmmm...I think she might be right!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Goodwill hunting finds! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Linda at A la Carte for Junkin' Finds on Fridays
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Fridays
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap Up Party
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal for Silver Sunday (second Sunday of the month)
See you next time! A la prochaine!