Monday, June 28, 2010

Bar~Top Tuesday??

I hope a "bar~top" counts for Table Top Tuesday. Mine is about nine feet long. I have three bar~stools now, but plan to get new ones and possibly another chair added.

Another view of the bar~top. I used a mix of dishes bought at Ross and from Sicily.

The above pics are the rooster placemats I picked up at Ross for $3.99. I picked up two different patterns, I couldn't decide which one I liked better. Why not both?

I picked up the above plate in Sicily. They are called Calecula dishes. They have assorted patterns. We happen to pick some up out of their dumping area. They have a dumping ground for those dishes that have imperfections. A forklift kinda truck comes and dumps them. Then, that's when "us Americans" run in and grab what we can or want. Then another truck comes by after and crushes them, this way they recycle the pottery. Yes, dishes and other pottery for FREE!!!!!

This is the other pattern I got out of the "dumping grounds" for free.

Above the matching salt & pepper.

And the matching cream & sugar.

Below is a picture of the end of my bar~top.

The rooster was a gift from sister from Pier One.

I wanted to show you the painted~tile look I did underneath my bar. I started with a base of gray paint for the "grout", then used quarter inch blue painters tape to mask the "tiles" off. Then, I did a rag rolling affect with 4 different paint colors for the tiles. There you have it, my faux tiles....

On my hutch above, is my Sicily fish plate. It's displayed between two Dollar Tree plates from a few years ago.

The above pic is another little serving tray from my Sicilian collection.

Below is another view of the bar~top.

A Mosaic picture of the bar~top and hutch displays.

I am joining Marty for her "Table Top Tuesday" party, this is at her blog A Stroll Thru Life. It's nice to see all the vignettes you ladies have... I'm, also, joining Linda at her blog Coastal Charm, for her "Nifty Thrifty Tuesday" party. This is a fun party full of thrifty finds. I will join Mary, too, for her Mosaic Monday party. She has quite a variety of mosaics shown at her blog Little Red House. Thank you ladies for hosting these wonderful blogging parties!!! Have a great week everyone......Michelle


Ginger said...

I love the faux tile on the wall! I would not have realized it was not tile! I love all that pottery and am quite jealous it was free! We never got stationed overseas, so I only benefitted via base yardsales when people were having to lighten up their load to move! Love your blog!

Sailing Simply said...

That is so interesting about the dumping ground. I can't imagine, but atleast it is to recycle! I would want to save so much! LOL! Your dishes are fantastic. Love the colors! I am joining your from Tabletop Tuesday!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Michelle, I love your decorated bar top and my mouth literally dropped open when you said you painted that tile look. I thought it was actually tiles. You did a fantastic job on that.

Sue said...

What absolutely fun placemats! They would be perfect for the upcoming rooster party at Bella Vista. We don't have Ross stores here. Wish we did- the sister stores don't carry the same things. I like Ross so much better. You did a great job on the "tiles." How fun.
:-) Sue

Gypsy Heart said...

Amazing to get such beautiful pottery 'free'...lucky you! Your table-top/bar-top looks so nice. I love the colors! The faux tile you did is absolutely beautiful! I would never know it wasn't real.

Have a blessed week ~


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I LOVE your barscape. Those dishes are just fabulous. What a great thing to be able to get such beauties for free. Your placemats are fabulous too. I love roosters and the one you have on the end of your bar is stunning. I havn't seen one like that and I love it. Now as for the "faux" tile. That is just fabulous. I would have sworn that it was real. So clever and so beautiful. Love it all. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Kim said...

You have such pretty things. I was going to comment how much I liked your tile under the bar then saw you had painted it--such a great idea.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

That's not tile? I can't believe it...looks outstanding! Thanks for coming to my party...hope you are having a FUN time!


Debbie said...

Michelle that is so cute...I love it...I really love your photos did a nice job...the first pic looks like a magazine. Cute rooster too from Pier I.

Susan said...

Wow, what great finds. I love how you have everything displayed, as well. I'm a huge rooster fan, so you know what my favorites were.
Love your blog, by the way.

AshTreeCottage said...

FREE???? I did not know that they have a dumping ground. Everything looks so cheerful and inviting. Great post!!

Susan and Bentley

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your tabletop vignette is just gorgeous! I adore the rooster.

Marydon said...

What an inviting setting ... cheery bright & love that rooster. Your mosaic is wonderful!

This is my first participation ... pop by for a visit.

Happy 4th!
TTFN ~ Marydon

Melissa Miller said...

Michelle this looks really beautiful and cheerful! Your plates are so pretty. Love the tiered stand. Great display!

Have a good day sweet friend.
~Melissa :)

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