Tablescape Thursday

Love to see beautiful tablescapes? Head over to Susan's Blog, "Between Naps on the Front Porch" for Tablescape Thursday.

I wanted to do a red and white tablescape so, I started out with the floral red and white plates I got at the dollar store. I used a heavy white tablecloth that has silver threads running through it. I bought it at Salvation army for $1.50. And I used my old "workhorse" quilted red placemats. I have had these forever!

The dinner plates and bowls were bought at the dollar store. I really like the fact that they are not Christmas dishes, but I think they can make a pretty Christmas table.

I then added an antique milkglass dessert/salad plate. I paid $1.50 for the two plates. I love the raised fruit design around the edge.

Then I added a red napkin (bought 8 of them at a yard sale this past summer for $1.00) matching red and white bowl and silverware. Yes, I know it is not set correctly. LOL

A couple of glasses. I used sparkly Christmas ornaments as coasters.

Just a pretty white and silver ornament from the dollar store for "picture taking" LOL.

I added a wonderful red and white ribbon across the center of the table.

A little Christmas floral tucked in here and there.

A couple of compot dishes. Both picked up at yard sales for less than $1.00. I love this polished glass chunks I got from the dollar store. It just looks so much like ice to me.

Just a pretty simple red and white table. If you want to see what we had for dinner, stop back by tomorrow for "Foodie Friday"!

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  1. Diann, I always enjoy seeing what you have found for a bargain! I like these dishes mixed with your nice red mats and the milk glass plates, the red napkins, and the white onrmanents. That's also a good idea to add a pop of color with a ribbon. THanks for sharing this with us tonight...



  2. Diann, Great elements and on a budget! You are a smart one. The table looks bright and quite elegant! I love the snowflake coasters and putting an ornament at each place setting gives guests a little surprise.
    Beautifully done.

  3. I saw those dishes at Dollar Tree too -- they look great on your tablescape -- love how you showed us start to finish.

  4. I ♥ simple....your red/white is beautiful!

  5. Love the red and white together and the fact that you can use these dishes anytime of the year. Beautiful table, thanks for sharing.

  6. Oh my goodness! I need to RUN down to Dollar Tree for those dishes. :)


  7. what a good buy on those beautiful plates at the dollar tree, you can always get a good deal there, it looks very fun and festive...

  8. This is great!
    I really like the glass chunks you used, it's great for a winter tablescape!
    Very pretty table!
    Your blog is so pretty too!
    All the best,

  9. Once again your table is lovely! The ornaments as coasters was a fun surprise! You are so creative. I just love the Dollar Tree and those plates are wonderful. I have lots of milk glass and now i'm inspired to set a table with it.

  10. Wow, this looks beautiful and red and white are definitely my favorite color scheme. You put everything together so beautifully. Great job!

  11. What a lovely table. I love the red and white and the dishes are stunning. The addition of a beautiful ornament to the plate is such a wonderful idea. Your centerpiece is gorgeous. You have set a truly lovely table. Also I hope you will be joining us for the "Holiday Cloche Party". I will have Mr. Linky up tonight. See you then. Hugs, Marty

  12. I love red and white and this is so festive. I like the way you showed it layer by layer. Some nice ideas here!

  13. Beautiful! I love the red and fresh and cheerful! I enjoyed seeing you "build" the tablescape from the tablecloth up...that was great!


  14. I love your idea of using snowflakes as coasters...very clever and colorful...Pretty table

  15. Loved seeing the "evolution" of your Tablescape. I know we all have to start at square one..then somehow I get lost in the process of trying to figure how to partner things up. Thanks for your stunning, yet very affordable tips..Very dramatic, I LUV it

    Carol from TX
    where it may snow today


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