Friday, June 28, 2019

$1.49 Makes All The Difference

$1.49 Took This Table From Ok to Special

When I shared my 2019 Summer Home Tour, I told you that I don't usually use a lot of blue.  I seem to gravitate to warm colors more than cool tones.  However looking outside at the beautiful blue water in the pool made me want to have a cool, casual, coastal blue vibe in the living room.  To pull that off, I did some really frugal shopping.  Some $5 pillows (1/2 off sale) at Hobby Lobby, $13 Family Pillow from TJMaxx,  $5 napkins from TJMaxx and $5.99 cache pot from Ross.   Mix in a ton of white and wicker and it looked Farmhouse Coastal Casual to me.

I shopped the house and scoured my dish room to find things that I needed for a pretty tablesetting. It looked just fine, but now it looks so much better.  While at Hobby Lobby looking for fabric, of course I always shop the clearance aisles.  I found the perfect thing to take my dining table setting up a notch.  Pretty Blue and White Salad plates for $1.49 each.

The table was first set using only small white salad plates.  This looked just fine - - -

but- the new blue and white is such a great addition and totally upgrades the table setting.

 Since I don't use a ton of blue, buying a whole set of blue dishes wouldn't make sense for me, but some really pretty salad plates is perfect and on sale for $1.49 couldn't be better.

 There were two beautiful patterns, so I bought two of each.

Now I have an upgraded table setting for $6 and fabulous accent dishes I can use again and again.

I love this, I just may use blue more often.

How about you, little details and bargains always give me a smile.

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  1. Loving how you shop for a deal. I am a fan of blue and white dishes. Adorable salad plates. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Marty, I like it! Of course I am a blue girl. . The plates have a pretty design. Great deals. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  3. I love the blue, especially for summer. Like you I tend to gravitate to warmer tones but since you live in AZ where the summers are so hot, I think the blue looks cool & refreshing. You always have great taste no matter what colors you use !!

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