I used an old copper bucket for the centerpiece, a few faux autumn leaves, brown and orange votive's and some autumn decor to round it out. The white plates and bowls are vintage J.C. Penney purchased at a garage sale some time ago. I found the placemats 2 years ago at a local gift shop and my everyday flatware. Oh, and the runner is just a piece of autumn material I had from last season.
The cute little drinking glasses are from TJ Maxx. Setting a pretty table needn't be expensive. This one works for a casual supper, and most nights at our house it's very casual.
My so exciting new find are these beautiful salad/dessert plates! I found these at a local gift shop marked down to $2.50 a plate. They only had 4 left or I would have bought more of them. I know I'm getting ahead on the seasons but aren't they great! I am a big cardinal fan and I already found some dinner plates that I think will work perfectly with these. The mugs were marked down to $2.00 a piece. I can just picture sipping hot cocoa next to a warm, cozy fire.
Another view of my thrifty find! I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch and Leigh @ Tales from Bloggeritaville and Julia at Hooked on Houses for their weekly blog parties! Thank-you Susan , Leigh, and Julia for being the hostesses with the mostest! Go visit these ladies and be inspired! Cindy