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Thrifty Tablescape in Blue

It may be hard to imagine, but I found a set of Mikasa Garden Club dinnerware ... service for 12 ... at one of my favorite resale shops!    I used it at a recent girlfriends' salad supper at my house, so I thought it would be perfect to show off with Thrifty Tablescapes, so make sure you click through to see all the other posts!  First, check out my home page and take a look at my other posts!  Have a great weekend!

I used reproduction Depression Glass Manhattan salad plates that I picked up at a flea market years ago;  Depression bubble bread and butter plates in blue that came from a yard sale ... and some of my collection of Cape Cod Depression Glassware.  I've been collecting the Cape Cod for years ... a few pieces at a time from antique stores or ebay ... but one day I walked into the Goodwill and saw a couple dozen pieces of it.  Of course, I bought it all!

I always print a menu, so my guests know what to expect ...  After I fell in love with the Mikasa, I looked for serving pieces on ebay and happily found the soup tureen and coffee pot with creamer and sugar ... and candle sticks.

Our appetizer was sweet potato hummus with pita bread, but I dressed up our opening cocktails with shrimp on skewers!  How cute is that?  It's like drinking a shrimp cocktail ... use Clamato juice in your Bloody Mary and add a little horseradish to the drink with your other spices.   The Cape Cod parfait glasses are the perfect size for a Bloody Mary!


  1. Lovely table. I like how you have combined the more modern plates with the vintage cape cod glassware!

  2. Those dishes are a great find, love the blue/yellow together, and your menu! Wish I had a drink like that right now, with a shrimp skewer. Can you tell us the recipe for sweet potato hummus? It sounds intriguing! xo,

  3. Beautiful table, Debbie. Your food looks awesome too! The Mikasa is very pretty.

  4. That is a pretty Mikasa pattern; I don't think I've seen this one before. Congratulations on finding many pieces of Cape Cod at the thrift! Your menu looks yummy, too.

  5. Hi Debbie,

    It's all great, but I couldn't take my eyes off your Cape Cod crystal! The parfaits and oyster/cocktails are some of the most beautiful shapes Imperial ever produced. Were those among the ones you found at GW? ANY Cape Cod at thrift store prices would be cause for "happy dancing!" Congrats! Hope you have a safe and enjoyable weekend!


  6. Hey sweet Debbie, I am loving those cocktails. You have put together a great table and party. Love the dishes but you know that ebay is a dangerous thing. Bob rolls his eyes everytime the postman starts up to the house.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Ginger

  7. Your thrifty tablescape is beautiful! Love all the mix and match on this table. Beautiful dises and glassware. thank you for joining Thrifty Tablescape party!


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