I am usually not a fancy schmancy kind of gal.
I am quirky in my taste.
I like things that are kind of worn down, have character, and are not always everyone’s cup of tea….like a really worn out cabinet that I just got at an antique store for $29. It was hand built, top wasn’t attached, cabinets askew, and …..well quirky. (It will be shown in a future post).
Matching…not always needed.
Perfect…not so much.
New…I can take it or leave it.
So much to my surprise when at a thrift store I was attracted to an eight piece china set for $32….weird. I NEVER look at china!
But it was beeeeeeeeeutiful!
There was just something about it. Ever have that?
One thing led to another and it ended up in the car…my brother gave me an early birthday present!
I thought I would show you my version of a Salvage Sister Thanksgiving Table:
The China is from St Vincent DePaul Thrift Store – 5 different pieces/setting for 8 for $32 (yes, I know I already mentioned but ghesh..the price needed to be mentioned again!)
I have to shame myself too. I really liked the tablecloth the china was on, but couldn’t see buying anything else so I joked with the worker if they would throw it in. She said no they couldn’t but threw in a small leaf bowl for free. (Not pictured because I forgot to include it-early morning picture session.)
The Rose Hips from Pennington Farms (support your local farmer) $8
Mason Jar filled with raffia and a spare ribbon from a previous package (already had)
Pumpkins – Harry and David (you can find at your local grocery store)
Pomegranates – Were given to me, but you can find at your local grocery store as well.
Leaves – FREE
Napkins – already owned
Glasses – A wedding present
Silverware – Just our everyday silverware used. You don’t need to have fancy schmancy silverware.
Plate Chargers – Already owned but were a Goodwill special.
The Square Quilted Cloth – Already owned sale item from Kohls some years back.
All in all, I think it’s a pretty nice table for this salvage sister girl.
Remember you don’t need to have fancy things. You don’t need lots of money. You don’t even need matching items. Make the best with what you have and enjoy the people you are around!
….and the next time you are at a thrift store, look for something that shouts your name!