This project was motivated by Hillary from Old World Home. Each season, she invites participants to join in a $5 Goodwill Challenge.
The instructions are to purchase something at a thrift store or garage sale, and then use it somehow in the current season’s decor.
I had so much fun shopping for the “perfect items”. I had no idea what I was looking for, but these things caught my eye:
A floral pick and some aqua linen napkins.
I decided to use those items as inspiration in putting together a fun and fresh Spring tablescape.
Here’s how it turned out:
I call it my “Pottery Barn meets Anthropology” look.
An embroidered linen tablecloth, mixed print china plates, and my Grandma’s doily add in a touch of vintage and pattern.
The floral picks from the thrift store had cute little nests that were perfect to put on top of each place setting. A few tiny eggs were also snipped off the picks and put inside.
A tiered aqua tray (that I got at my clearance sale haul at Homesense) fit perfectly on a vintage cake platter and provided a centerpiece with height.
I wove the wires of the floral picks into each of the trays and around the base of the cake stand.
I just love the sparkly aqua eggs mixed with the white silk flowers.
A little wood slice is the perfect perch for miniature bud vases to set beside each place setting.
Thank you, Hillary, for encouraging me to get thrifting and be creative. I had so much fun putting this together!