Every Wednesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune does a special Home & Garden section. About a month ago they did some Autumn tablescapes that were beautiful. One thing they suggested was buying curtain panels to use for layering. I had just been at an estate sale and passed on a beautiful panel when I realized that it was a curtain and not a tablecloth. Talk about lack of vision! So, when I saw these at the Mart, I decided to reprieve myself. The first photo is of two sheer panels - one is a brown-rust and green - the other is a gorgeous dark red. The photo below is another panel that's sheer but has a velvet-like design on it - it's a beautiful dark wine color.
The rest of the photos are treasures I picked up at estate sales this summer. This is a Williams-Sonoma tablecloth and napkin. Brand new. Still had tags attached. I bought the tablecloth and 4 napkins for $6. The tablecloth is square and looks very cool on my round table.
These placemats and napkins are not exactly my style - but I have a feeling with the right dishes and cloth on the table, they might be very pretty.
These chicken and sunflower placemats and matching napkins I simply couldn't resist - are they too cute or what?
These lacy placemats were badly stained - so I picked them up pretty cheap at a garage sale. When my parents were here this summer, Mom suggested soaking them in OxyClean - took the stains right out.
Thinking these napkins will be fun around the holidays - a breakfast or casual supper look with my Spode Christmas Tree plates maybe?
Last Christmas I saw a tablecloth very similar to this at my nephew's - my sister had given it to her daughter-in-law for Christmas the year before. I thought it was very cute, and so I was thrilled to find this one at a garage sale. I am certainly not good at tablescaping - yet! - but I think I'm going to have fun experimenting with these table coverings. Next I'll have to show you some of the fun dishes I've been picking up!