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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lunch by the Seashore

We love thrift stores, swap meets, consignment stores, and yard sales.  Come see all the wonders that I've collected over the years.  Enough for a lovely lunch setting, by the ocean

Grapes, cracker and cheese, one of my favorite lunches.  The silverware is the only thing purchased new (well, and the food too, I draw the line at thrift store food).  The yellow napkins are from a thrift store - 4/$1.00 and the placemat is a napkin with Coca Cola bottles on it, that I made from a thrifted tablecloth.

The napkin rings are little vintage sail boats, recent Etsy purchase.  The lighthouse figurine is from a recent yard sale trip.
  The lighthouse cheese spreaders are from Ebay - another of my favorite online thrifting  places 
The plates are white ironstone restaurant ware, purchased at yard sales in California years ago.  
They are small oval platters, the perfect lunch size.  I have even smaller ironstone platters that I use for butter dishes.
It appears that the sailboat napkin rings are handmade
For the centerpiece, Mr. Pelican, he came from a yard sale near Concrete, WA for 1.00 - a last minute decision, but who can resist a pelican on pilings?  Or a yard sale near a town named Concrete. It is the town where the Concrete was made for Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.  It is a very descriptive name, and giant cement silos mark their city park.
Especially a pelican with shoes
And a starfish for company
The glass balls and cork floats are also from yard sales in California, before we moved to Washington, set on one of the smaller ironstone platters


J said...

Some people just have an eye for what will eventually make a cool tablescape when everything is combined! Guess you are one of those lucky - and thrifty! - people! This is very cute!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

What fun! Hope you enjoyed your tasty lunch!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A person can live mighty fine on second hand stuff!

Kay said...

You definitely have an eye for finding things that will look terrific at home! And your lunch has reminded me that it's time for mine... ;-)

Julie Fukuda said...

My first time to see a pelican with boots. It makes a nice table setting.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love your little seaside luncheon! Just my style and all the better that it's thrifted things.