It started with four dark green and rather ordinary looking napkin rings I bought yesterday at the Christmas Tree Shop, .25 cents each. I figured they would be used more in late fall and for Christmas. Earlier today, I happened to have an errand at the other end of the island, and decided to stop by my old hunting ground (shopping mall).
I went into a store called Lot-Less Closeouts. I had no specific agenda, just wandering around the aisles. Of course, I had to check out the dishes. These caught my eye, and a 3-piece place setting was only $1.99!! I thought it must be an error, but, after checking other boxes, all were marked $1.99. So four sets went into the cart. Followed by four mugs, .99 cents each. The company is Savannah Grove and the pattern name is Grand Flora. Duh, it is obvious it is some kind of 'flora', at first I was so excited thinking it was magnolias. After looking at it and photographing it, I think it might actually be dogwood. I happen to like both, but can anyone verify this? There is also a red berry in the mix. Google searches just left me confused, but leaning toward dogwood.
I found these fabric place mats, .99 cents each, and they are reversible. Right into the cart.
I see cloth napkins. Eight of them, 100 percent cotton, for $2.99. That is .37 cents a napkin, so what else could I do but plop them in my cart.
So today, they are are the post for Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove. Tomorrow they will become the tablescape for Diann's 2nd Thrifty Tablescapes Party on Saturday, July 2nd!
Trying to be as thrifty as possible, I had some faux magnolias that I wanted to use as a centerpiece. But since I am not sure about the flora on the dishes...........I will have to see what I can do.
Today my little Pearlie bird is two years old, and as sweet as can be. Happy Birthday Pearlie! Still whistling Happy Birthday every day!