Blue and White Fall Table with Thrift store items | Raising A Farmhouse

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Blue and White Fall Table with Thrift store items

It's no secret that I love am obsessed with blue and white.
Can you put that obsession right up against shopping for thrifted and vintage items... so when I get the chance to combine the two... well, it just warms my heart somethin fierce!
If it is one thing you can't count on while thrift store shopping, please believe it is finding incomplete sets of items. I'm talking, dishes, linens, furniture, curtains etc. 

I'm always finding sets of gorgeous china, but there will only be two plates, three salad plates, 4 bowels and so on and so forth. This can be a challenge when trying to style a table and create a cohesive tablescape. So I wanted to show you how I approach this common issue.
I start with my first layer, which for me is always a table cloth or runner. For this tablescape, I used a vintage thrifted curtain panel I had found while out and about thrift store shopping. 
There was only one panel and I almost didn't get it, but I loved the pattern and thought
 I could make some pillows or something out of it.
So I cut it in half. I had an extra piece of ticking stripe fabric, so I sewed some drop cloth pleats on to it to lengthen it and it served as my center table runner.
Next I arranged my collection of blue and white ginger jars... one is vintage and the others are new. It's a very small collection, but I'm always looking to grow it.
Here's a shot of those pleats I sewed on.
Once I had my ginger jars in order, I layered in my pine cones and acorns.
Then I moved onto my plates and here's where the challenge comes in.
I only had two large plates, and a combo of other b&w china.
So, my two head of the table seats got the large b&w plates with a burlap trivet underneath.
Then I used my hobnail plates (from the dollar tree) and layered my smaller plates on top
 of those for the middle, the outer four seats got the bowls. 
I created cohesion with the pears for the center six seats.
The two head of the table spots got white velvet pumpkins.
I also added a version with candles.
I got these candle stick holders from the thrift store as well.

This has been one of my favorite tablescapes to date,
 I probably say that about every single one, but I just love the blue and white.
And the face that 85% of this table is thrifted, makes me love it even more:)
So next time your out thrifting don't be so quick to dismiss those incomplete sets, sometimes mixing and matching is the absolute best look! Its so unique and fun to create different versions of one look.
It's still pretty warm here in Oklahoma, so it's been a little difficult to get in the fall mood,
 but we are slowly adding a little more fall here and there.
Most of my attention has been focusing on 
getting my shop opened, you can read about that here.
I'll have more updates soon!



  1. Beautiful tablescape - and you have just provided me with major inspiration for a fall luncheon I am having over the weekend.The blue & white is a theme I will also use, and I love how the pears pop against the blue. Thank you for sharing, now I just need to get my menu finished.

    1. Yay! So glad it inspired you! I think it has been one of my faves thus far! And so easy since I had everything on hand! Those are the best:) thank you for the sweet compliment!


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