The Thrifted Tabletop

The Thrifted Tabletop

Laure Joliet
Nov 22, 2010

With Thanksgiving fast approaching and parking lots starting to get jammed up already, you couldn't pay us to shop for dishes or tabletop items on top of shopping for food. So we thought we'd round up some inspiring images of entirely thrifted tabletop schemes to inspire you to use what you've already got or to pop into a local thrift store for some cheap last minute decor.

1. Mizmatched and Fun: This great image from Edyta Szyszlo Photography emphasizes the way a set of mismatched dishes can be fun and eclectic and set the tone for a festive table.
2. Eddie Ross's Chic Vintage Tabletops: Eddie Ross's latest tale top from the pages of Lonny are a great reminder that there needn't be anything funky about a table sourced second hand. It can still be full of glamour and history.
3. The Under $5 Table: The Thrifty Chicks take things one step further and set a whole table for less than $5.
4. A totally vintage tabletop: Kelly LaPlante is a designer obsessed with upcycling and staying green so much so that she started a magazine all about it called Standard. In the latest holiday issue she highlights a chic tabletop that she put together using all thrift store finds. It's all about sticking to the same color palette and then mixing in quirky accents like the great mismatched tea set she served after dinner tea and coffee in.
5. Thrifted Planters as Centerpieces: Reuse planters you've got outside or find some gothic looking ones (careful with the height, you don't want to block conversation) to use as centerpieces with plants you already have at home. Use fruit or produce if your plants aren't in great shape.
6. 10 Common Thrift Store Finds and How To Use Them: Here are some pointers on what to look for and then what to do with what you've found!
7. Upcyced Glass Bottles: these make a great centerpiece, a good way to serve water or juice or a nice way to wrangle flowers. If you find wide mouthed bottles, you can also line the center of the table with them after you've added votives to each one.

Images: Edyta Szyszlo Photography, Lonny Magazine, The Thrifty Chicks, Hillary Reitman for Standard, Domino Magazine, Englishtown Antiques, Better Homes and Gardens.

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