Our Christmas Table

I can't believe that tomorrow is 2010! What happen to it just being the whole "Y2K" freak out? LOL

This was our Christmas table. I didn't take "break-down" pictures like I normally do. Sorry about that. It was just very busy getting everything ready.

I am linking this to Tablescape Thursday over at "Between Naps on the Porch" and to Thrifty Thursday at "Tales from Bloggeritaville".

The reason I am linking up with Leigh for Thrifty Thursday is because most of my table is made up of bargains from all over the place.

I really like to keep the centerpiece to a minimum. I don't want to have to bob my head around a big centerpiece to speak to the guests sitting at the table. And also, there was enough pieces to each setting that a big centerpiece would distract from the place settings and would be way too cluttered.




The Gold Brocade color on color tablecloth was a awesome bargain at a second hand store this past summer for only $2.00. It is in perfect condition!

Don't you just LOVE the little individual white soup tureens? They are just too cute! I got them at T J Maxx (here is the post I did about them earlier this week). The napkins were purchased last year after Christmas at the Home Goods Store. The set came with 6 napkins and a tablecloth. The whole set was clearanced to $5.00.


The charger plates were new this year. However, they didn't cost me a dime because I used a Target gift card that I had gotten for my birthday to pay for them (along with the gold butter knives! Thanks Sherry! :)

The first salad plate and the matching dinner plate are part of a complete 5 piece setting for 10 people (Yup, 50 pieces in this set). I bought it this summer at a thrift store for $4.75! (all 50 pieces!)




As you can see from the above two pictures, I mixed things up a bit this year. I used two gold charger plates and two red instead of all four place settings the same. I also did the same with the second salad size plate. Two were one pattern and 2 a different pattern. These 4 plates were thanks to the Folks at Marshalls (here's that post)!


The stemware was from Arbys. That's right, Arby's as in fast food. LOL I them years ago. You bought a drink and get the glass either free or for .99 cents.


The little off white and gold "stars" plates were used for bread and then little matching bowls for the bread dipping oil. I have a complete 20 piece setting of these "retro" looking dishes that I got at a thrift store last year sometime. the entire set cost me $3.50!



To see the super thrifty way to make these little Christmas butter pats, check out my post here.



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21 comments :

  1. What an excellent thrifty table! Excellent layering! Dee Dee

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  2. I'm off to see how you did those darling butter pats! Lovely table!!

    Happy New Year!
    ~Liz

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  3. What a neat table! What great treasures you've found! I think I need to tag along with you when you shop. I love all your pieces! Thanks so much for sharing and have a happy new year!

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  4. Everything looks wonderful! I love bargains -- I saw your butter pats post -- I sometimes use the little decorative ice trays too --- and candy molds -- but you were ever so clever with the empty advent candy holder! Happy new years!

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  5. Enjoyed seeing your holiday table. I have a niece who would love that starlight plate. Happy New Year to you! ~ Sarah

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  6. What cute little soup tureens those are. I like how you layered your plates. A very Happy New Year to you and yours...

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  7. I love all your thrifty finds..so pretty!
    I saw those mini casseroles..not at that price! I have their big brothers from TJ's too!
    Happy 20101!

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  8. A beautiful table. I'm sure your family enjoyed their time around it.
    Happy New Year.
    Jane

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  9. I love those little soup tureens...Way cute! Happy New Year!

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  10. Hello!!!! Your gold accents are beautiful and your new, (Free) chargers are great...
    Happy New Year!
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  11. Sooo pretty! I wanted those plates, but didn't buy them -- darn! And yes, I remember the Y2K excitement, wasn't it just nuts? Have a happy new year, Diann!
    Cheers, Andrea

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  12. HI Diann!

    WOW! $4.75 for all 50 pieces!!!!! Thats the deal of the year! And they are beautiful in your tablescape!
    Thanks for linking up.
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  13. You got some incredible buys and the way you mixed things up. WOW Looks just great
    Happy New year.

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  14. Very pretty, Diann! What a great deal on the tablecloth. Your chargers are stunning. Love everything. Happy New Year!...Christine

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  15. Diann, it all looks so pretty. And, that gorgeous tablecloth was a great find.

    I am going to be following your link about the butter pats. I think they are such a special touch.

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  16. Diann, I love to see a 'thrifty' table! I can't believe the fantastic deals you got on some of the pieces. It is nice that you could work in so many different pieces to end up with such a beautiful table. The candle holders are so pretty. Your little patterned butters are cute...did you use a candy mold to do them?
    Thanks for sharing...can't wait to see what 2010 brings to your tablescapes!
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy New year!

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  17. Diann, gorgeous table and I love the butter pat idea..never thought of doing that..I have candy molds somewhere...how fun..
    Happy New Year!
    xo
    Barb

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  18. Beautiful table. Love the plates with the Christmas trees.

    Happy New Year!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

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  19. Oh I LOVE your table and I love all of your deals! I use the same glassware on my table during December and I have three different sizes, I just love it! Love all of the thriftiness, and I love your blog, what a great find. Off to the thrift store now!

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  20. Just lovely! I was eyeing those gold spreaders at Target.

    - The Tablescaper

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  21. Nicely done, goes to show you dont need to spend a lot to make a pleasant tablesetting.

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