My Mom's Table! Tablescape and Thrifty Thursday!

Recently, while out thrifting I came across this lovely lace tablecloth.  It was brand new and although it was too big for my table I knew where  it would fit .  The price was right too!  Only $1.99, so I scooped it up and headed to my Mom's to give it a try. I bought the little salt and pepper piggies for her many moons ago.

  We recently moved my Mom into a new home .  Since we are still in the unpacking of boxes stage, not much of her china is even put away.  The tablecloth fit perfectly and I used what was available to set a kind of frenchy/country table!

She bought the blue china when I was a little girl.  I can't remember who made it, but I thought it would work well with her new lace tablecloth!

Another view.

I thought her little blue and white hen added a frenchy flair.  Some candle sticks and black-eyed Susan's from her garden and were good to go! 

I'm adding on to the following blog parties.  Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch and Thrifty Thursday @ Tales from Bloggeritaville with our hostesses Susan and Leigh.  Thanks ladies!!   

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  1. Hey Cindy,
    I'm at the airport in Phoenix on our way to Wisconsin!! SOOO excited to see my family. We're all home for my nieces wedding in Whitehall and reception in Eau Claire. Tell your husband that it's Ron & Deb's daughter Erica that's getting married. Looking forward to the change in weather... suppose to be 106 this weekend in Phoenix.

  2. What a pretty table but you know I alwys favor the blue and white ones -- very very pretty! A pretty tablecloth as well.

  3. Adorable... love the little piggy salt and pepper shakers! What a great find on the tablecloth!

  4. Cindy, I have the same set of dishes as your mother. They were the ones I picked out for our wedding in 1976 and my first kitchen was decorated in blue/white :) I got mine from the JC Penney's catalog and they are Nikko Ironstone. This is the first time I have seen a tablescape done with the same dishes and it sure was a smile inducer this morning. Have a wonderful day!

  5. Loving the yellow and blue combination. The lace tablecloth is an elegant touch...and a bargain!

  6. Ohhh...blue and white with touches of yellow really makes a statement!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,

  7. The blue color in these photographs are beautiful. Some great shots.

  8. You hit it out of the ballpark again. You are a true blessing to your very lucky mama. Her new home is lovely.

    Now let's talk about the elephant in the room. Wow, that spinning wheel is fantastic. Is it authentic? What a treasure to have.

    Enjoy your day and God bless!!!

  9. Cindy...great job....love the table cloth...it really added to the table

  10. Good Morning Cindy!
    Thanks for sharing this morning. I so love the tablecloth on your Moms table. Her place settings are just gorgeous, and I so love the black eyed Susans from her garden. This table setting with the ladder back chairs has such a frech flair. I love it. I also love her spinning wheel. What a perfect finish to this dining room. Unlike Linda above I will be in the 106 degree weather this weekend. My vacation will not start until Sept. 30th but I am so looking forward to it. Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

  11. Hey, you changed your header! How long have I been brain dead? If you tell me something like two weeks, I'll cry!
    How very fun that you can go play at your Mom's. I Used to do tht all the time. Just show up and say "Come on - we're going shopping!" and then have a marvelous day. She'd complain and say "Karen, you sure can spend your Man's money." and I'd say "Yup, and he tells me I do a great job of it, especially on you." Golly, we had more fun!
    Enjoy her!!!!
    And thanks for sharing her little nest with the rest of us.
    Have a great day!

  12. Hello Cindy,
    You and your Mother did a great job with the tablescape, and to find such a bargain for 1.99, WOW. The blue piggy salt and pepper set is sooo cute, and love the dishes too, aren't you glad she kept them, so when you see them you have such wonderful memories .

    I couldn't help but notice the spinning wheel in the background, just adore it, and the hutch loved it too. I know you and your mother will have a great time getting everything all set up in her new home; my mother moved a few years ago and we helped her get settled in and had such wonderful time together.
    Have a great day.

  13. Beautiful job, Cindy!! How did your mom like it?? I love her dishes and all her beautiful blue and white pieces as the centerpiece vignette. I also adore those ladder back chairs. I always wanted a table with those and we ended up with windsor (at the lake).

    The lace tablecloth is stunning!! Have you decided where you will use it or is mom going to talk you into letting her keep it? lol!!

    Have a great weekend, Cindy!


  14. Moving and relocating sure is a work in itself.
    Keeping a kin sense of humor always goes along ways. Your table is real sweet. Very nice.
    God bless,

  15. Very pretty, Cindy! Love the blue and white plates too..Christine

  16. I would love to find some of that gorgeous blue china! I love your ladder back chairs. Always been a favorite of mine. Your table is gorgeous and is that a loom over to the side?

  17. your Mom's table looks beautiful! The tablecloth adds to the old fashioned look. Blue is always a wonderful choice! I never get tired of it and will always have it! You did good, Cindy!

  18. Hi Cindy,
    Charming post! The tablecloth looks wonderful with all the blue. It's a nice mix of warm and cool colors complementing each other beautifully!

    I enjoyed seeing the spinning wheel in the background, and I love the (slightly) mis-matched chairs ... great look!

    Hope your weekend goes well.
    bye for now ...

  19. I love this! Those little piggies are adorable and I love the centerpiece with the nest. The tablecloth and dishes look great together!

  20. Cindy, of course you had me with the blue and white china and accessories, but that tablecloth is beautiful and what a deal that was! Those pig s/p shakers are soooo cute, peaking out of that little tray. I hope your mother is settling into her new place. I bet having a new tablecloth and this pretty setting on her table has made her feel more "moved in". laurie

  21. HI Cindy! Oh, your Mom's table is so lovely - her dishes, your tablecloth and all the pretty little accessories!
    Be a sweetie,

    shelia ;)

  22. Hi Cindy,
    What a beautiful tablecloth. You sure have a knack for putting together a beautiful tablescape. The piggies are just adorable and the china is gorgeous! Hope your mom is loving her new place and has many happy years there! Hugs, Loretta

  23. Your mom's dishes are so pretty!
    They would be great to eat APPLE pie from! :)

    Very pretty table, and good find on the cloth!

  24. How beautifully fresh the blue and yellow is.
    Great job on all of it and I so love the china. I'm wondering if it is a Laura Ashley set.


  25. Hi Cindy! That blue is so vibrant .... the table is beautiful. And your blog header is equally beautiful!

  26. Your Mom has some pretty china, and that tablecloth was the perfect touch! Hope the unpacking is going well...Robyn

  27. You are SO lucky to be able to still have your Mom with you. I'd give just about anything to sit down to a cuppa tea with mine, now deceased.
    The tablecloth you found for her is beautiful & you can never go wrong with the pretty blue & yellow combination. Very nice!

  28. Oh Cindy!
    Gosh that would be so wonderful. I will be leaving for Oklahoma on Sept. 30th and will be there with family until October 17th. I will get back into Phoenix October 18th, then I travel the week of the 19th for my work. I will be in Utah for the week, and then the end of the week I'll be home. I so hope I will be able to catch you. It would be wonderful to meet for lunch. I would love it. Please let me know when you will be in the valley. Keep me posted. Country hugs and love, Sherry

  29. Beautiful! The blues is so pretty, and I love the center gatthering.

  30. GM. My dear friend...how pretty your mama's table looks...love that lace cloth is it yellow...also that walking wheel is to die 4..I also have one of those in my guest room I really should show it to peeps along with all my sewing stuff I have collected over the years..Love your mama's house what I could see of it...Tell her Thanks for sharing with us...Hope you have a great weekend my friend..we have an antique faire to go to on Sunday YAHOO!! don't need a thing...but you never know what calls your name ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  31. Awwwwwww - - - the little piggies in a box S&P are sooooooo stinkin' cute!

  32. Hello Dearheart...

    Ohhhh my goodness!!! I can't believe that you got that gorgeous yellow lace tablecloth for just $1.99...what a deal, Girl!!! It's absolutely lovely and so perfect for your mom's table! I love the yellow and blue together...it just speaks french to me!!! Hehe! Love your mom's blue and white dishes...gorgeous! A beautiful tablescape! Ohhh...and the little pig S&P are just precious!!! I'm so glad that your mom is getting settled into her new home...from what I can tell from the photos...it's gorgeous!!! Love her pretty country dining room set and I could see the old spinning wheel...that's awesome!!!

    Well Darlin'...it's been a busy week at my place! Sorry that I haven't gotten by as often...sheeeshhh...I'm just no good at multi-tasking any more...too old and too slow! hehe! We've got a busy weekend planned. The kids are here and it's our little local town's Fall Festival all day tomorrow...we'll go and check it out! Then Sunday we're having to drive the kids back home! Anyway...I'll talk with you later! So happy that you stopped by today...

    Love ya,
    PS...left you a note on your mom's pretty tablescape!

  33. What a lovely tablesetting - that cloth looks so nice with the dishes. Black-eyed Susans are about my favorite flower, too :)

    Kristin - The Goat

  34. Hi Cindy, I am am so partial to blue/white, with the addition of yellow. Sadly, I have none in this house. :-( Perhaps next time, but for now I will enjoy your mom's. What cute little piggies and what a bargain on that tablecloth! havae a good weekend- we have company so I will be very busy!
    hugs, Sue

  35. Oh so pretty! What a great tablecloth -- adorable piggies -- such wonderful treasures you've discovered for your mother -- what a delight!

  36. Hey Cindy!

    What a delightfully charming tablescape...and thifty too! I tried many times to come by on Thursday but for some reason my computer would shut down when I attempted to open your page. Anyway...I am here now. Thank you for linking up to my Thirfty Thursday sweet friend! I am so appreciative!
    I spent some time reading and getting caught up on your other post. I LOVE your fall decor and the bathroom looks great too. Wonders with the mirror, so lovely!

  37. Hi Cindy
    What a charming table! Those little piggies are adorable!!! and the tablecloth works well with the cool blue dishes.

    Take care,
    Jane (Artfully Graced)


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