Tablescape Thursday


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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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16 comments :

  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...

    XO,

    Sheila

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  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.
    Yvonne

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

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

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  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.
    Sandy

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

    D

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  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...

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  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,
    Eileen

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  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.

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

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  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

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  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!

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

    Blessings,
    Mary

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

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  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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