Linda, at Restyled Home, has written an ode to imperfection. Most of us do not have the means, or the inclination, to have a perfectly decorated home like the ones we see in magazines. We shop at thrift stores and flea markets, bringing home gently used pieces for great prices. Linda has dubbed this week "Perfectly Imperfect Week," and asked that we show off our creatively repurposed furniture makeovers and great thrift store finds.
So, in the spirit of imperfect decorating, I have dusted off some of my favorite thrift store beauties to set the table for dinner on the deck. Almost everything you see here came from thrift stores.
My Royal Staffordshire "Clarice Cliffe" transferware dishes. I only have a few, but they are my absolute favorites. And they cost approximately $4. each for the dinner plates and $2. each for the bread plates.
I could have gotten more of them, but I committed the mortal sin of thrifting -- I momentarily walked away to look at something else. Another customer came along and snapped up half the dishes. Aaarrrgh!
Delicate embroidered linen napkins, five for $4. I dare you to find machine made polyester napkins for that price.
A small silver pitcher, $6., that I filled with flowers from the garden and some wild berries from the fields (see picture at top of post). I added Waterford goblets, thrifted forks, and some of my favorite coin silver spoons and there you have it -- a very inexpensive, imperfect but totally wonderful dinner on the deck!