Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sango---Green & Black Tablescape

A very simple glass candlelight centerpiece is all that's needed for this evening dinner tablescape.
To tie in the color of the green on the plates I added some long beaded stems and shaped them around the glass. 

I just love my beautiful stemware that I received as a Hostess Gift from Princess House years ago. I hosted a party for a friend and was able to get the stemware for FREE. (Tip) Having a home show/party is a great way to get some of your favorite items for little to no cost.

The beautiful Sango plates with the ever so lovely Lily pattern was a terrific Goodwill find.
All they had were the plates and saucers BUT they were .50 each!!
I also like the square shape of the plates with the rounded edges.
Sometimes it's nice to have something different from the everyday circle plate shape.

These gorgeous black wavy square plates were FREE!!
I got them from a lady on Freecycle.
For those of you that have never heard of Freecycle it is a yahoo group that allows people to post items that they want to give away for FREE only. It started out being a way for people to pass along good usable items to keep them going to the landfill.
I have seen all sorts of things listed on there, and of course I give away items as well to return the favor.
And, it's all FREE!

The circle plate that I am using as a charger was a Flea Market find and they were on a clearance table  for .60 each.
 They worked out perfectly for this setting.

My tablecloth is nothing more than a $5.00 sheer curtain from the Family Dollar Store.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope your day is Plum Perfect!!
[Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned in this post
nor am I being compensated]

This week I am joining the following blog parties:

Seasonal SundaysMake it Pretty MondayTabletop TuesdayYou're Gonna Love it Tuesday!

Frugal Treasures Tuesday
Lets Dish!Thrifty Things FridayPotpourri Friday


  1. This is a stunning table, love the green and black, you are so clever and very good tips!

  2. Wonderful colors. Love the varied shapes. You set the prettiest tables. They are unique and tastefully done!

  3. You're the best at finding bargains and free stuff. Great table today, good colors and design.

  4. Your table scapes are always so beautiful.You have great taste and an eye for beauty.

  5. Gorgeous shots of a gorgeous table, Aledia. I love that overhead view!

  6. Beautiful table! I bought these dishes for a friend's birthday gift so many years ago. (Wonder if she still has them?)

  7. I have heard of that and was going to start using it, but I lost track. Thanks for mentioning it again. I'll look through it this weekend. The plates you got are really cool, and they work well with the thrifted lily plates. Very nice, Miss Aledia!!!!!!

  8. I really like the black/green going on...the wavy plates are great!

  9. Striking contrast....Very unique dinnerware. You have captured a truly beautiful table.

  10. I've never heard of Free Cycle...I'll check into it. The green and black colorscape is marvelous, and I really like the green beads wrapped around the centerpiece...great idea! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  11. Really pretty! Love the dishes with the lily!

  12. Your tablescape is so chic and sophisticated. I love the beautiful color combination. Those swirl plates are so pretty and you got them for free?...Christine

  13. Aledia,
    What a marvelous and lovely tablescape! I'm so in love with your blog! My sil had this exact dinnerware set with the lilies. Such simple elegance!
    I've heard of Freecycle but hadn't had a chance to check it out as yet.
    Love if you'll make it by and share at Frugal Treasures Tuesday. Hope your week is going well!

    1. Just realized you already linked up! Thank you very much for partying with us! : )

  14. What finds~ I always enjoy your overhead shots of the table! Genius idea to use a sheer curtain as a tablecloth :)

  15. Aledia,
    You just have such a way with finding beautiful things for free or next to nothing and making something so beautiful with them. This table is elegant and I love it. Dianne

  16. You should be compensated by Goodwill!! You have probably sent them more business with all of your great finds advertised so beautifully here! Another pretty Table!

  17. Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

  18. Great idea to use the sheer as a tablecloth. The dishes really make a statement. Love the black and green! Beatiful!!!

  19. Aledia, You find such beautiful things at the thrift stores! I am never that lucky. I love your dishes so Beautiful!!!The colors looks perfect on your Tablescape, you always do a great job sweet lady. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
    XXOO Diane

  20. Lovely table setting.

    I have your fall swap gifts and banner ready to mail out, have emailed you not sure its the correct email.

    Hope to hear from you soon and get this package your way :)

  21. That looks elegant! Those black wavy plates are unique! Wonderful pairings!

  22. This table looks so elegant and pretty! Wow, what a find in those wavy black plates! they are wonderful. Thank you for sharing last week at TTF. Have a fantastic day!

  23. Hi Aledia, Is all okay with you? It's beenawhile since yo've posted. Missing you and your beautiful blog! Pam


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