Shopping the summer sales at the biggies like Williams Sonoma, and Potterybarn isn't quite like thrift shopping, but discounts can be as much as half off, and there is a bit of the thrill of the unexpected to it.
You never know what stock is going to be closing out and on super sale. You just have to take your chances.
I lucked out on these faux coral placecard holders with the frosted glass base. The cards were included. They're great for labeling things like cheeses or any kind of fun signage you may want to use on a table.
They also continue the nautical theme that I've been enjoying lately, and make an interesting accent with my vintage summer white china.
The short vintage tumblers with lids are a new acquisition. The old cloudy glass and the bit of rust on the cap suggest a little sea glass and salty sea air. A white linen runner with a luscious deep crochet trim is all ready to be laid out. It was five dollars at a junk shop and just needed a soak. All is in readiness for another leg of my armchair cruise around the world!
Where is your table taking you this week? Hope it's fun!
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