Inspiration for this fruit themed tablescape comes from these pretty plates that were given to me recently by a friend!
They are Limoges china dessert plates!They were her 95-year-old mother's plates and she is now in a nursing home. I am so happy to be the lucky recipient of these beautiful plates!
My friend, Donna, knows how much I enjoy creating tablescapes, that's why she gave them to me!
Each plate is different! At first I thought they were all the same as the top plate and I didn't even look at all of them until today!
I found the perfect napkins at TJ Maxx for only $4.99 for four! They are black with pretty fruit on them.
The flatware is from Tuesday Morning, above is closer to the real color. The green plates are from Dollar Tree!
The lace tablecloth is the one I bought at an estate sale recently, for only $5.00!
The centerpiece:The centerpiece evolved to this above. I had originally planned to use a cornucopia and dark chargers under the plates. As I was putting it together it seemed to have a "mind of it's own!" LOL! I used the mercury glass bowl with the fruit, and the two tall mercury glass candle sticks that I bought last week at Michael's on sale at 40% off. The shorter one was $6.99, the tall one $8.99! Can't resist bargains like that!!
I waited too late to take the pictures and had to use the flash on some, so some of the colors aren't true.
Confession: I was watching Oprah and planned to do the tablescape when her show was over, I forgot it gets dark earlier now that Daylight Savings time is over!
Choose your favorite plate and join us!
I hope you enjoyed this inexpensive tablescape! It was a labor of love!
Have a happy day!