Thrifty Finds For My Kitchen Table

Posted by on Jul 8, 2012 in kitchen, thrift store, yard sale | 24 comments

It has been a good season of yard sales!

I have been needing to show my kitchen table a little love!

So, I gathered together my thrifty finds. . .

Most everything here was a thrifty find!

The “tablecloth” is actually a panel for a window – $2 at Goodwill!

The dishes were from Goodwill for $15 – they are from Ballard Designs!

And, yes, there are service for 8!

(Who gets rid of such great dishes?!)

The glasses were from a yard sale – 8 large and 8 small for $2!

The basket was also a $1 yard sale find!

The napkins are from Goodwill – 50 cents each!

They are actually from Williams-Sonoma!

The Ball jar was a $3 yard sale find.

I had been searching for one of those!

I love the color!

The napkin rings were a set of 8 for $2 – yard sale.

And, the silver pitcher was also a $4 yard sale find.

Whew. . . lots of yard sales represented here!

I painted a chalkboard on my wall a while back.

I used the same method that I used for my foyer – you can read about it here.

I like to keep a positive thought before my family at the dinner table.

I just found this one the other day in a Bible study that I am doing, and I thought it was perfect!

(Something that I need to remember as well!)

And, the “Give Thanks” is one of my favorites that I bought several years ago.

I am not sure if you can read it in this picture.

Here is what it says:

“Oh, thou who has given us so much, mercifully grant us one more thing – a grateful heart.” – George Herbert

To keep my rather plain chandelier from being so boring, I have woven vine through it and hung birds and birdcages.

I found the birdcages at a yard sale for 50 cents several seasons ago.

And, there you have the other half of my kitchen.

You can see more of my kitchen here.

We spent most of yesterday afternoon rearranging furniture for Daisy’s “new” room!

I look forward to sharing a few projects for it!

Life to the full to you today!

Here are the places that I party!


Southern Hospitality

Under the Table and Dreaming

Flamingo Toes

I Heart Naptime

The DIY Showoff

My 1929 Charmer



Cowgirl Up

I Should Be Mopping The Floor

Mod Vintage Life

The Brassy Apple

Making the World Cuter

Between Naps on the Porch

Home Stories A to Z

A Stroll Thru Life

Boogieboard Cottage

Kelly’s Corner

The Dedicated House


Domestically Speaking

Elizabeth and Company

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Uncommon Designs

The Winthrop Chronicles

Coastal Charm

Primitive and Proper

Tip Junkie handmade projects



Savvy Southern Style

Shades of Amber

Faded Charm

Someday Crafts

Lil Luna

Ginger Snap Crafts

Beyond the Picket Fence

Crafty Scrappy Happy

Somewhat Simple

Southern Lovely

House of Hepworths

The 36th Avenue

Restore Interiors

Ivy and Elephants



Imparting Grace

My Re-Purposed Life

The Vintage Farmhouse

Freckled Laundry

52 Mantels

No Minimalist Here

The Charm of Home

The Shabby Creek Cottage

From My Front Porch to Yours

The Brambleberry Cottage

Chic on a Shoestring

AKA Design

Katie's Nesting Spot




My Romantic Home

French Country Cottage

Tatertots and Jello

Miss Mustard Seed

Thirty Handmade Days

Stuff and Nonsense

Craft Junkie Too

Common Ground

The Shabby Nest

Family Ever After

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Rooted in Thyme

Fingerprints on the Fridge

Liz Marie


Funky Junk Interiors

Classy Clutter

Six Sisters Stuff

It’s Overflowing

Be Different Act Normal


Thrifty Decor Chick
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  1. Your table looks so pretty, Melissa! I can’t believe someone got rid of Ballard’s dishes! Great score for you though. Love the chargers, too. The napkins as well ~ Williams Sonoma! You must have a high end Goodwill by you. : ) Everything works together so lovely and of course, your hydrangeas make for a lovely centerpiece.

  2. Don’t you love when people do crazy things like get rid of such great dishes? Fun to see everything together here in one place as a setting. Nice work!

  3. Beautiful! And I have to agree this has been a fantastic tag sale/estate sale season so far. Don’t you just love when you find something great and for an awesome price and then realize it is a seriously expensive name brand?


  4. All your finds are so gorgeous and I just love your chandelier!! It is so unique and original!

  5. I enjoy your blog so much. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can get all of the information on my site. Congrats.

  6. Your kitchen looks fabulous!

  7. Wow! Your GW has a lot higher quality than ours! Great finds, and you have combined them beautifully! 🙂

  8. You had me at the chandelier! Can’t get over how magical it feels. I’m also loving the chargers against the beautiful blue of the plates. Lovely, as always.

  9. Wonderful finds, love the color scheme, and especially the branches through the chandelier!

  10. Love all of your finds … they look great on the table 🙂

  11. Love your deals that you found! Your tablescape is fabulous! Come link up to centerpiece Wednesday!

  12. Your table looks awesome! I can’t get over those dishes! I love the color of them!

  13. Wonderful finds! And I love how they all work together to make such a fun table setting.
    Mary Alice

  14. I need to be shopping in your area. Great finds! And it all looks so pretty together.

  15. Great finds! Lovely table setting 🙂
    Greetings from Australia♥

  16. Gorgeous table settings for great prices! That’s awesome!

    Saw you at My Romantic Home. I would love for you to come by and link up at link party I am having right now 🙂


  17. I crown you queen of thrifting!! totally gonna steal that chalkboard saying…might be needin’ that one!!! Thanks for sharing with us! 🙂 Bonnie

  18. I love your attitude saying!!! Love all your pretty things. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you soon!! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  19. A girl after my own heart! I love your thrifted tablescape. You found some truly wonderful treasures in your yard sale ventures. Way to put them all together for a fabulous table!

  20. It all looks so lovely!

  21. Wow, you have done incredibly well, and this is just for one room, your kitchen! It looks fantastic.

  22. Your table is gorgeous! Love all your finds.

  23. As a novice blogger I was searching the web for design ideas (I’m in the process of changing everything I’ve set up already!) & linked to your site from lizmarie. I love everthing about your dining room & would you believe that I have the same water glasses & I found them at Goodwill? I also love your hydrangea wreath & will be making one of my own! Thank you for your boldness to share your faith. My blog is entitled Old Things New and it attempts to link the transformation of cast-off furniture and other household items into treasures, with what God desires to do in the lives of people. Keep on posting your great ideas & I will be following! God bless you.

  24. Thanks for sharing your beautiful kitchen table on Simple & Sweet Fridays.
    Love all your ideas!


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