Tablescape/Thrifty Thursday and a Giveaway!!!!

Welcome to a double post and a give-away!! Our hostesses are Susan and Leigh, click the links for some great tablescapes and thrifty ideas! My phlox are in bloom and its my 98th post! To celebrate, I am having 3 give-aways starting with my 98th! To sign up just leave me a comment on this post until Friday at Midnight. Better yet, if your a follower and leave a comment you automatically get your name entered 3 times!! I will announce the winner on Sunday and have details for my next give-away!

Today is thrifty and phloxy!! OK, is there such a word ? We have been having the most perfect summer weather! Everyday has been sunny and low 80's and low humidity. Believe me, in March when some of the rest of you have glorious weather I will be so envious! My centerpiece is a pitcher I found for $2.00 and I filled it with my garden flowers! My china was bought at K-mart for $16.00 ( 20 piece set) and is Martha Stewart Living.

The cute little bunny, the votive holders shaped like garden pots are all dollar tree. The glassware was purchased years ago in Mexico.

My new little place mats! Bought in North Carolina at the neatest little shop for only $1.00 a piece.

Here is a closer detail!

The dinner and salad or dessert plate.

All 3, i think these are so pretty for the price!

My simple centerpiece!

My mom bought the napkins at a thrift store for me (very cheap) I wish I was good at folding napkins but if I had some pretty paper one's to match I would have used them! Who wants to wash and dry napkins in the summertime!

Another view for the view!

Here's my first give-away!! I found this pretty little tea-pot while on vacation ! It was in a thrift shop but it was brand new in the box and had never been opened! I love the Victorian and romantic look of it and now I hope someone else can enjoy it too! Please leave me a comment and you will be entered! If your a follower or become one, you get 3 automatic entries. My comment button is way at the top of the post ( I know, I'm the strange one) Good Luck and I am so glad you stopped by, Cindy


  1. Well, count me in for that pretty teapot!

    Your tablescape is lovely.

  2. I love your tablescape. The pitcher is so pretty with the embossed design and the little bunny is just adoreable. I do love your pretty dishes, I think the pattern is stunning. Most of all I absolutely LOVE the view out the window and all the gorgeous flowers . What a treat to sit at the window and see them in all their glory. The teapot is stunning, what a fabulous giveaway. Also, congratulations on nearing 100 posts. That is quite an accomplishment. Hugs, Marty

  3. Hi Cindy! That is a lovely tablescape! I LOVE the phlox, so pretty! I also love the placemats. And that teapot! I cannot beleive you can part with such a pretty! Please enter me. And I am a follower, but of course!

  4. Cindy,

    This table is so pretty! Even the view out the window is pretty!!

    I love all of the layering on the table~the lilac checked tablecloth is so cute and really works with everything! Love the MS dishes. They will look perfect for breakfast, lunch or a brunch! Yes, cloth napkins are a pain, but for tablescapes, a must. Love your placemats. Can't believe they were a dollar a piece!! And last but not least, your centerpiece. That is the prettiest bouquet ever!! Oh, I just love everything!! I am going to Kmart to look for those dishes!!

    Congrats on your upcoming 100th post (I'll tell you a little secret...I'm on 102!! It just passed me by!! Like a forgotten birthday..LOL! I think I will celebrate 150!!). Please enter me in the giveaway. I LOVE the pot!!

    Have a great week. And oh, BTW, we ARE having great weather aren't we?!! :-)


  5. Hi Cindy!
    I am slow, I just did my Outdoor Wed and you are already on to Thursday!
    I must get some Phlox! They are gorgeous, and I don't have them! Are they easy to grow??
    I love your table..the dishes are lovely! And those placemats for a dollar..wow!
    Happy 98th and many more!

  6. Cindy, it's late, but I decided to do one more round of blogging for which I'm glad I did! I love your tablscape, and it's always fun to see what you've done. You always find such bargains! And I love your centerpiece, too.

    I think that's so sweet of you to have a giveaway (I've still got to do mine from my 100th... waiting to give away on my birthday!). I'm a follower of yours, too. :-)

    Love to you...


    Sheila :-)

  7. Oh my friend I just love this table today...and those dishes are just wonderful...I have the toss pillows to match them ha ha!! Now that view out your window is awesome girl...I can almost smell those sweet flowers..again another great Cindy table...Oh and girl my ole heart skipped a beat at that tea pot...IT SCREAMS my name listen real close and you'll hear it...ha ha!! May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  8. What a pretty table setting! The teapot is very pretty too! I will definitely sign up to be a follower of yours just because the flowers are beautiful:)

  9. Oh CIndy! You've just been cranking out those posts Girl!! Good for you.

    Hey - I still haven't heard what flight you booked me on. :)
    I love this tablescape. But I tell you the same thing each and every time. I think it's the window. And the fresh flowers. And all the shiny sparkly details.
    I dunno, but I just can't get over how pretty it is where you are.
    Course, come January I'll be the only one exclaiming on how beautiful the snow is!!!
    BIG HUGS! Wonderful job!
    Pick me! Pick me!
    cause you know me and teapots!!

  10. Hi Cindy! Beautiful table. I love those dishes too! I adore the sweet little bunny! Everything is so pretty. Your flowers in the pitcher ~ just the perfect touch!

    Oh, please enter my tiny name in your giveaway for that beautiful pitcher.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. I covet that tea pot...wrong I know. And those votives are great. I'll have to check out our dollar store. Too cute.

  12. And I'm a follower now. i thought I was and turned out I wasn't. Now I am.

  13. Cindy, I love your dishes. They are so pretty. I really miss K-Mart and Martha's things.

    I also love the placemats. what a bargain.

    Please put me in your drawing for the pretty teapot. I also signed up to be a follower.

  14. Oh Cindy, I can't believe I have not been signed up as a follower until now (I just did), cause I have really been a follower.I LOVE those purple flowers, the colors are so vivid. The placemats are so pretty, too bad you had to cover them, although the plates are very pretty too. Love the centerpiece and the teapot giveaway...Christine

  15. Beautiful tablescape. Love the little dog on the placemats. That window sure does bring the outside in ~ especially with your wonderful centerpiece. 98 down, two to go, congrats on almost being to 100 posts!

  16. I could live in your house - the phlox, well, absolutely breathtaking! Placemates - I want some! The yard - oh, what I'd give! So glad I found you today so I could enjoy your lovely tablesetting!

  17. Hi Cindy. The setting for your table is beautiful, as are the phlox and your gorgeous, green yard. No matter what dishes or goblets you use, I'm sure your table would be inviting to any of your guests!

  18. Sucha pretty table and I love the arrangement!

  19. What a pretty tablescape. Love the hydrangea dishes. Very pretty.

    I love your plox. The picture of it from inside the window is lovely. What a view!

  20. Oh Cindy! I love the table setting. Honey it is just beautiful. The napkins look so lovely with the place setting. Don't you just love Dollar Tree and the Thrift stores. They are just great. Now honey, about that tea pot. It has my name all over it. I started collecting tea pots when I moved away from Oklahoma, as Moma and I always say if we only had time for tea together. This way when I have tea I am thinking of Moma and she too the same way. That is the most beautiful thing ever. What a wonderful treasure to give away. Now I am already a follower, so I am submitting my post for the drawing. Thanks again Cindy. Country Hugs, Sherry

  21. I love this teapot and your blog looks darling, I will be back to visit! karen...

  22. Oh that darling white pitcher! Those placemats! I love your bargains. Happy Outdoor Wednesday AND tablescape Thursday.

    BTW: I would love, love, love that darling blue pitcher.

  23. BEAUTIFUL table... LOVE LOVE LOVE the flowers out the window!!!

  24. Beautiful tablescape, but.....that view from your dining room is absolutely breathtaking!

  25. You do have some great "thrifty treasures" in your tablescape, and your flowers are beautiful. You really got your china at a good price. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Cindy, can I come over so I can test out eating on those pretty plates? Wow, lovin' that table so much and that pitcher with the flowers, pretty! The napkins are so sweet and dainty but I truly love that whole table.

    How fun is your teapot giveaway! I'm looking for a teapot to start off my daughter's collection. She'd love that!

    Enjoy your 98th post!

  27. You have such a lovely blog and your home is beautiful! I love your tablescapes. And count me in for that teapot, it is gorgeous! Am following you now too =)

  28. I love stripes and florals together and the combination on those dishes is fabulous!


  29. Ooh...cool giveaway...count me in...congrats on making your way to 100 posts!

    The tablescape is gorgeous...love the flowers best!

  30. The dishes are SOOO pretty! I wish we had a K-Mart. I too love the pitcher. And the view out the window. Love to have that view. Congratulations on 100. Here's to 100 more!

  31. Hi Cindy .. Love the dinnerware and the Glasses from Mexico.. beautiful green. I wanted to get back to you about the Fruit Stoneware I had featured on my TT post.. It came from Target.. I got them on Clearance about 2 months ago.. I checked and they do have some available online only. Here is the link. http://www.target.com/American-Simplicity-Square-16-pc-Dinnerware/dp/B0012QN57G/qid=1247789360/ref=br_1_5/177-5093623-0043505?ie=UTF8&node=358060011&frombrowse=1&rh=&page=1

    Good Luck.. And thank you for the sweet comment.

  32. Cindy,
    I love your china and the centerpiece is lovely but that teapot is a beauty,(you know I collect tea sets and teapots)so be sure and put me in 3 times!

  33. Cindy, this is so pretty. What a great deal you got on that pretty pitcher, and your flowers look so pretty in it. Another bargain on that lovely china, and those placemats are so unique and so pretty (they almost look like some kind of needlework). Those napkins are just as sweet as they can be, and I think you did a great job folding them. But that view out your window just looks like a painting! Absolutely stunning. Almost wouldn't matter if you used white paper plates on the table with a view like that to enjoy while you dine! laurie

  34. OOOPS! Forgot to tell you that your giveaway is so generous and gorgeous. Please don't forget to add my name to the drawing. laurie

  35. ohhh very pretty! like you i agree on the weather..we're spoiled right now.

    Please enter me!

  36. Dear Cindy,
    CONGRATULATIONS on your 98th post.
    I love the purple flowers looking in the window, watching the Tablescape Dinner....such a beautiful back drop for the pretty tablescape you created.
    I love those Martha Stewart Dishes...so very pretty and the rabbit candles are so very sweet.
    The Teapot is beautiful and I believe if you look real hard it has my name on it...lol...
    I have been a follower of your beautiful blog for some time and YES i want to be included in the give away for this beautiful teapot.
    angel hugs

  37. I love your tablescape and those dishes from KMart are SO pretty! What a bargain! I especially love the view out the window ... so peaceful! Thanks for sharing! And please count me in the awesome giveaway! Congrats on your 98th post!

  38. Hi Cindy!
    I just had to stop back in one more time and take a look at that teapot. It is so absolutely precious. The color is so vivid and I love the style. Great table setting but that tea pot is something else. Great post honey. Thanks for sharing. Love the drawing also. Please stop by and say hi. Country Hugs, Sherry

  39. Thanks for telling me about this giveaway. I've been so busy this week with company that I haven't been able to visit as many blogs. Your tablescape is beautiful. I love those flowers.
    Please enter my name in this wonderful giveaway.
    What are the chances we could win each other's giveaways?

  40. I think your dishes are pretty at ANY price ... $16 is an amazing value! The phlox is so pretty; loved seeing it inside and out in the same picture!

    Congratulations on "almost 100." I'm looking forward to checking out some of your older posts.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements

  41. Wow...enter me in your great giveaway please. By the way I have the Martha Stewart dishtowel and little area rug that matches your china! Love your phlox...we had so much rain that mine is covered in mildew and I am really sad about that! :(

  42. The Martha Stewart china is so pretty. You were very lucky to find the placemats at a great price and so cute. The colors look summery but in cool hues.

  43. Hi, Cindy! Congratulations on winning one of Traci's giveaways! These are the most precious little things, aren't they?
    Have a wonderful weekend and
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  44. I So glad I found you today so. I love this table today.. Thanks for sharing...

  45. Well Cindy, I am so sad I totally missed this giveaway. :( Oh well.... I just wanted to stop by and check on you to see what you've been up too. Your centerpiece just makes my heart race! Truly, it's beautiful from the thrifty pitcher all the way to that gorgeous fresh flower bouquet. Love those MS dishes too. Great job!

  46. Howdy Cindy
    Oh my goodness everything is so beautiful.
    What a wonderful talent you have for creating tablescapes that bring joy to the eye.
    So beautiful !!!!
    Congratulations on the post and all the giveaways ,you are one busy lady :)
    Blessings to you .
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Happy Trails

  47. What great pictures and a beautiful tea pot. Great blog, I look forward to reading through your older posts.

  48. I am having a blue giveaway on my blog so you might want to stop on over.

  49. Hey Girlfriend...

    Ooohhh...what a pretty table!!! Girlfriend, I'm just now getting caught up on some of the posts that I missed...so sorry that I'm late to see your beautiful tablescape!

    Ohhh yes, I can see those pretty purple phlox that you have just outside of your dining room window now....what a pretty view from your dining room table! And I love that fresh flower bouquet that you made for your centerpiece with the phlox and other summery flowers!!! They're gorgeous in your new pitcher! Girl, I'm so jealous...hehe! You know that I collect white pitchers and this sure is a pretty one...and to think that you gave only $2 for it! I'm gettin' greener by the second!!! I loved the embossed fruit on it! Ohhhh...and your hydrangea dishes are simply beautiful!!! I have eyed some of those pieces on ebay..didn't know that they were Martha Stewart! You got a great deal on them!!! Oh yes, if I had seen them in the store...I definitely would have bought them!!! We have the same taste, Girlfriend! I love your new placemats too...they're so sweet and for $1...well, you can't beat that! Such a lovely table, Cindy!!!

    Love ya,


I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy