Mr. Dumpling and I adore antiquing. Not so much in the HOT HOT summer in a building that is not air conditioned…but in a pinch…it will work. After shopping in some outdoor HOT flea markets, we headed to a nice a/c mall in Center, TX. Love the old TX towns with the downtown center square.
So, I found these old plates. Sign said there were 6 but I only found 5. Dilemma? Not hardly! The SET was only $1.00. Yep, that’s right…$1 for 5 plates.
What was the charm? First of all, they were white. Now I am a sucker for white plates. Second, they were unusual with a little “well” on one side. Third, the plates were made in Czechoslovakia and I thought that was neat.
I used some of the veggie linens I had previously purchased at Marshall’s…the best store on the planet. Seriously, I seem unable to go in there and come out empty handed.
Red plates came from Marshall’s several years ago.
Purple vases were a steal at Hobby Lobby on the 80% off aisle. I think I paid .69 each. I added a yellow daisy…and snuck in a little LSU Geaux Tiger color! Did you know it’s almost college football time? I digress.
Remember I earlier mentioned the HOT flea market? Well, I scored there for sure! Green napkins were $3 for the set…and then I spotted this white box loaded down with mardi gras beads. I almost missed it! Bought it for $15 and I was almost dancing!
I knew I had a matching piece already…yep, the cookbook holder. Don’t you love when a plan just comes together? I filled it with raffia, veggies, fruits and candles. Love that I can change it in so many ways!
The tall bird candle holder was a purchase from a local store. It had been $69 and I scooped it up for $18. It was brown but I had plans. After a few coats of Heirloom White paint…voila!
Put it all together and this is what you get!
I did actually cook some artichokes…and made a butter garlic sauce. Yes, I cooked them just so I could use my plates but they really were yummy.
So do you “Flea Market”? I bought a lot (and I do mean a LOT) of goodies on this trip…I’ll share later.
Good to be back after vacation and then a broken computer!
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