Tablescape/Thrifty Thursday A Colorful Country Table

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday with our hostess Susan and Thrifty Thursday with our hostess Leigh. Please visit these lovely ladies by clicking on the links below. I had been looking for an apothecary jar for some time and when I came across this one at TJMaxx, I was pretty darn happy! It had a rooster hand painted on it and it was also marked down to $7.00. Oh I knew it was calling my name. I am using it as my centerpiece today even though it's a bit tall. I love it and it fits my theme. ( click any pic to enlarge)

I recently moved my antique hutch closer to my dining room table. Hubby made me an armoire to put where the hutch was (future Met Monday) and I really think it fit's better here and the dishes are nice and handy!

A different angle of the hutch and table. It makes for such easy access and since this is a Country style kitchen, nothing too formal looks right in here anyway.

My table is a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I would use this for a casual lunch. My place mats and tablecloth are from Homegoods. They are from the Country living collection. The lemonade glasses were a recent purchase from the dollar tree. The coffee cups are from a 2nd hand store and I used some white plates for chargers that I had purchased last summer at a garage sale.

Those little green apples are candles, but for some reason they wouldn't stay lit.

I bought these cute little napkin rings at Hobby Lobby last winter they were only $2.00 for the set of 4.

The cute little table runner was made by my MIL and she used all scrap fabrics. I just treasure it.! The little birdie salt and pepper were purchased last winter for about $3.00 at a local gift shop.

These next two pics are rather dark, but I wanted you to see the view outside the window. It's so green and pretty right now.

The view.

Thanks Susan!

Thrifty Thursday is right up my alley. I found this adorable little baby chic and the wooden eggs at a local shop.
I think they look cute nestled in the moss.

My MIL made this cute table runner, using scraps of fabric that I already had.

A thrifty country centerpiece and a darling table runner made with love! The apothecary jar only $7.00 at TJ Maxx.

I needed a shelf for my narrow hall that wasn't too wide. I found this cute black one at GW for a 1.99. The little pics are old postcards that were in a box I found at a recent auction. I bought dollar tree frames and used scrapbook paper as the background.

My favorite kind of thrifty! These were on a free table at a recent garage sale. I think they fit perfect on my back splash.

A closer view.

Another closer view and the price was just right! Free! Thanks for stopping my friends, this is a crazy week with graduation , weddings and moving my Mom to her new house. I still wanted to get one little post in. I hope you all have a happy week.. Cindy

Thanks Leigh!


  1. Oh I love all your primitive pieces, they are just gorgeous and your tablescape is just perfect. Your runner is so beautiful and what a treasure to have. Love the dishes and all the accessories. Your apothecary jar is perfect for our Cloche Party on June 19th. Be sure to check out my blog about it and join in on all the fun. Hugs, Marty

  2. Hi, Cindy... it looks SO cute, and I'm happy you found that rooster apothocary jar from TJ Maxx. Like what you put inside it, too.

    I can't believe all the neat things your husband can build. Can't wait to see the new piece, and I like where you moved the hutch.


    Sheila :-)

  3. Oh my! I can't BELIEVE it!!! You and I have china cabinets that are OH SO SIMILAR!!!!

    You can see mine, with it's story, toward the end of THIS post:


  4. Hi Cindy! Oh, so many wonderful things to see today on your post! First I love adore and covet that jar with the roosters handpainted on it! Your table makes me smile with all your colors! I love your blue and white dishes and those little lemonade glasses!
    Your shelf and pictures are so nice! What a great post today!
    Thank you for your sweet words to me and I really do appreciate it!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  5. Cindy, Glad you were able to get in a post....sounds like a busy week you have. Love the way you pulled everything together -especially like that apothecary jar. I have a hutch similar to yours. Unfortunately it is housing our stereo equipment, so I am unable to have pretty plates displayed like you do. Looking forward seeing the new piece your hubby built. Linda

  6. Hi Cindy,
    Your country table is great and what a wonderful view from the table. I also enjoyed seeing your thrifty finds! Happy TT's to you...

  7. Hi
    I just love apothecary jars. They are so versatile. Your table is so pretty. Love the colors.

  8. Thank YOU Cindy! That was simply charming! I love that chick and eggs! I also love your hutch and its perfect there! I got that same jar at TJ MAxx. LOVE IT!Great thrifty thursday finds! Thanks for participating!

  9. OMG Cindy this is just lovely my Dear friend...I love how you mixed the colors up and gave it a pop of red to really stand out..now girl I love your new jar never seen one with paint figurine on them before...now the Lemon glasses I also got last month from Dollar Tree too funny we both thing a like...but I have an old ice lemonade pitcher I found years ago that match it perfect...I want to do a yellow and white table out side...then I can use my glasses...now I love your hutch did your Sweet man make that for you...love it all my friend...may you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  10. That apothecary jar is amazing! I wish I found it! Wow! Love it! (drooling now...)

    I love that whole table! It's so full of great pieces for a nice casual lunch....

  11. I love the country chicks just so cute. I like how you made the arrangment in the apothocary jar.
    Great find
    The quilted table runner is very cute. Very nice table scape.

  12. Hi Cindy, I love your placemats, so pretty. I also like your blue and white dishes and good buy on the apothecary jar. I like the roosters painted on it. You accessorized it so nicely....Christine

  13. Love your tablecloth, and that runner is beautiful! What a great deal on the apothecary jar. I've been flirting with the idea of buying one, but don't have a clue where I would put it... yours makes a pretty centerpiece!

  14. Hello Sweet Friend...

    Girl, my heart is so full after reading that sooo sweet note that you left on my table!!! Thank you so much for the anniversary well wishes...that means so much to me and shoot Girlfriend, I'm still blushin' from all of your compliments on my tablescape!!! You really made my day...thank you so much!!! Love you, Darlin'!!! You're the best!!!

    Yeeehawwww...you found an apothecary jar!!! And...it's sooo pretty! I love the hand painted chickens on the glass...could it be any more perfect for your country dining room? Well maybe...the fact that you found that treasure for just $7!!! You did good, Girl! I'm so happy for you!!! You decorated it beautifully too...love the look of the moss and that sweet little chick and wooden eggs! It's darling!!! Your table is so sweet...I love how you've layered everything...that pretty red & white floral tablecloth with that fabulous handmade table runner...and the pretty white woven placemats!!! I do love your blue & white dishes, in fact...I almost put a bid in on ebay for some just like them!!! I just don't have anything blue and I love the pattern on these pretty dishes! They kind of have a Swedish feel to them...so pretty! Hmmm...I think that this is the first time I've seen your white plates...they're gorgeous and really look nice as a charger plate to the blue & white dishes!!! The little silverware napkin rings are charming...love those...and you got a great deal on them too! A beautifully set country table with a fabulous view to boot!!! It just doesn't get any better than that, my friend!!!

    Oooh...I love your hutch! Did your honey make it for you? I was eyeing all of your pretties in the hutch. Okay...I see those pretty lt. blue dishes with a paisley pattern on them (bottom shelf)...I don't think I've ever seen you use them before...love those!!! Well, I love all of your pretty dishes...that black & white, and blue & white transferware...lovely!!! I like where you place your hutch in the dining area...you're right, it will be nice and handy there...and so pretty!!! I can't believe that Dan made you an armoire...Girl, you are sooo blessed!!! I think he's the most coveted husband in blogland right now too!!! Hehe!!! Can't wait to see your new armoire...I just know it will be fabulous!!!

    I loved seeing all of your new treasure finds too! So happy for you Darlin'!!! Thank you again for all of your well wishes...you're the sweetest!!!

    Love ya,

  15. Hi Cindy !
    I am in love with your antique hutch - it is so beautiful !
    Love your tablescape ! That A jar is really pretty. So nice your hubby is to you and understandable on the dish thing ! LOL
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  16. Very pretty, fun, and successful thrifty. Thanks for sharing.. Happy Thrifty Thursday..xo Joan

  17. The blue dishes are so pretty!! You have a nice view from your window.

  18. THAT wasn't a little post! That..was a big post and a wonderful one. I loved it! How I love a bargain..I think we all do and you got some fantastic ones!
    GOOD FOR YOU! :)

  19. The centerpiece with the little bird is just too cute. That jar could be used in SO many ways!

    Gorgeous tablescape too.

  20. That apothecary jar is really nice. I had no idea how tall it really was until you showed us the view out the window. Love the little chick and eggs inside it, too!

  21. The table runner is wonderful! I want those cute little glasses from the dollar tree too. You have a nice view from your window. Don't you just love TJ Max? My car is on automatic pilot to that store:)

  22. Your home is so pretty! And I love your new jar -- and what a great bargain too -- that makes it even better! Your table is really county pretty!

  23. Cindy, I love that apothocary jar with the rooster painted on it! Marty's right. You already have yours ready for the party with that precious little duck and eggs in it! That table runner is fabulous. Toile, roosters, and other lovely fabrics - can't get any better than that. Love the lemonade glass (I'm going to check our $ store). Your hutch looks like it belongs there. I can't imagine the room without it, and your china looks so pretty in it. I can't wait to see the armoire. Vintage post cards and silouettes are 2 of my favs, so I adore your framed ones. And yes, those two pictures look great on your backsplash (Free? - you lucky girl!) laurie

  24. Love your tablescape. The apothecary jar was a great find.

    I also love the fruit pictures you found on the free table. Can't beat that deal. They look great with your wall color.

  25. Hi Cindy!
    That runner is wonderful, and your table is lovely.
    The view..so nice and green, I love this time of year.
    What a bargain you found..You can use it for Marty's cloche party..and your white dishes will be good for my LET THERE BE WHITE to celebrate summer.
    e Northerners are just getting to summer on the 21st! More details soon..

  26. Hi Cindy! I love your tablescape! Those chargers are just gorgeous! Your apothecary jar is so cute...love the rooster! I had fun peeking into your antique hutch...you've got some wonderful plates! lol Have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

  27. Mornin' Girlfriend...

    Just stopping in for a visit with my morning cup of coffee in hand...hehe!

    Are you busy today with your long list of "to do's"? Sounds like your weekend and week to come are going to be pretty busy! Have fun and enjoy...Ohhh, can moving ever be fun? hehe! Is your mom nearby or do you have to travel?

    Have a fabulous Friday and weekend Darlin'!
    Love ya,

  28. I love your country tablescape. The apothecary jar is great, especially with the chick & eggs nestled inside. Thanks for visiting my tablescape & leaving me a comment.

  29. Your home is so pretty - and I do like those pretty dishes on your table -- your new place for your china cabinet looks perfect for convenience -- and what a cute jar on your centerpiece! Have a great weekend!

  30. Thanks for helping me celebrate my 100th, Cindy! It's always nice to see you....Christine

  31. Hey Cindy! You should repost one of your sightseeing posts for Sightseeing Sat. and get 5 more chances for the giveaway. I know you have lots of them.Just copy the button from my sidebar. I hope you are having a nice weekend!...Christine

  32. Cindy, what a warm and cozy place to share a meal! I like the hutch in its new location -- very convenient, and it fits just perfectly there.

    that quilted runner is so nice; your husband clearly inherited creative skills from his mother. Only, his are the manly kind, lol.

    Wonderful post -- great table, beautifully decorated - makes me want to pull out a chair and sit down! But I always feel that way when i visit your blog -- like I'm visiting in your home. Thanks!

  33. Cute tablescape. That apothecary jar is so you! I'm glad you got it. I think your hutch looks wonderful there. Now I can't wait to see what your DH has made for you this time... ~ Robyn

  34. Dear Cindy,
    I love your Rooster Apothecary jar...that was a bargain and I have a round table that I have not been able to find a tablecloth for....I also love your table runner your mil made for you...it is all so very pretty.
    very pretty tablescape

  35. Hi Cindy,
    I LOVE the table runner your MIL made for you. It is darling! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely evening.



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