Thrifty Tablescape Linky Party #7

Hi everyone!

Today I thought I would share our little New Years Eve table. We had a very quiet evening. And the late dinner was mainly little appetizers and treats. But, I did set a table for Troy and I.

I started with a white thrifted tablecloth (bought years ago at a flea market). It has small silver threads running through it. And some thrifted black and white placemats.

I used simple stainless steel chargers that I bought last year from a vendor at the flea market. They had the original price tags from Bed, Bath and Beyond for $5.99 each. I paid $1.00 for both.

IMG_0031I then used black octagon plates that I bought at a yard sale this past summer. I saw the black plates under a stack of odds and ends plates on the table and asked the woman how much for the black plates. She said $1.00. I started taking out the black plates and she said, “No, take ALL of those dishes for $1.00”. So, I walked out with 15 dinner plates and 4 saucers for $1.00. Most of the other plates I really didn’t want so, I donated them.

IMG_0032 I then used these cute thrifted “toasting” salad plates. I just thought they were perfect for a New Years Eve table.

IMG_0033-tileI added my silver thrifted dessert plates (yup, I had to get the silver cleaner out and polish them up for this table. Geez, you can really see the scrapes).

IMG_0037I used my thrifted everyday Johnson Bros white Ironstone saucers and the glass and silver mugs (also thrifted).

IMG_0041Everyday silverware and simple white napkins with silver beaded napkin rings. This set was bought at TJ Maxx last year after Christmas. It was way after Christmas when I bought these. I think someone might have returned them so, they were clearanced very low and I got lucky!

IMG_0049I bought a set of 8 of these vintage clear and silver glasses  at a thrift store last summer.

IMG_0046Wow, before I go any further, let me just apologize for not ironing this tablecloth! I forget how pictures show every flaw!


IMG_0053 I love the black and silver bulb card holders (bought clearanced at Michaels).

IMG_0056 IMG_0057Aren’t these the cutest little silver bird candles! I picked them up after Christmas at the Home Good Store for 50% off (set of 4). 

 IMG_0054 I pulled accessories from around my home to decorate the table.

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Some of my centerpiece things:

Mercury glass apothecary jar~clearanced a few years ago at the Home Goods store. 2 crystal candlesticks~TJ Maxx free from sponsor gift card. Black and white ceramic orbs~free with Pier 1 coupon. 2 round mercury glass candleholders~The Christmas Tree Shops clearanced at .50 cents each. Larger mercury glass pillar holder~clearanced at Home Goods store. Thrifted coffee carafe. Glass chunks~Dollar Tree (years ago). Piece of silver mesh scarf ribbon~thrift store (years ago).

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IMG_0090 IMG_0095Well, there you have it, my first Thrifty Tablescape for 2012! I did a quick mental count of the cost of everything on this table and it came out to be (my out of pocket cost) about $19.00.

I hope you enjoyed it! Now, let’s see your thrifty tablescape!      

I'm joining:
Seasonal Sunday
Table Top Tuesday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Tablescape Thursday


  1. Hi lovely lady.
    I need to go shopping with you !! Your Tablescape is Gorgeous from your Beautiful China to your lovely Centerpiece.. you did a great job putting this all together for your party.
    I would like to thank you so much for having your linky party today.
    I hope you have a wonderful 2012 New Year with you family.
    XXOO Diane

  2. Your table scape is beautiful as always Diane. You amaze me girl! I bought a little silver bird candle too, but I bought mine at Marshall.s.

  3. What a beautiful tablescape! This really shows that you can set an elegant table with gorgeous items for a thrifty price. Love it!

  4. Your New Years Tablescape is simply gorgeous. I am in love with your chargers. I would love it if you could link this fabulous post to this week's What's It Wednesday Linky Party that we are hosting. I hope you can make it. Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party. I am all linked up.


  5. As always, your table looked fabulous! And I can't help but notice how crisp and clean your pictures look!

    Good job!

  6. Gorgeous, elegant and simply romantic. Love all the details. Beautiful tablescape. I can't wait to check everyone's links this weekend.

  7. Your tablescape was AWESOME. Just for the two of you. My goodness. That was impressive. I absolutely LOVED the silver and glass mugs.

  8. Diann this is gorgeous! Love the silver and black! You set a very festive and romantic table! Love those chargers, great find. Cute little place card holders also. Happy New Year! hugs, Linda

  9. Love! Amazing what you did with all the found bargins! Dianne

  10. Love your sparkly table! Awesome that you did it so inexpensively. Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  11. Such a pretty table Diann, love those fun salad plates:@)

  12. So very beautiful...I love all the sparkle. Those little birds are calling my name!

  13. Your table is stunning! So sparkly and shiny!
    You did a great job!

  14. Gorgeous table! It all looks very elegant and festive, perfect for a cozy New Year's Eve with your sweetie!

  15. Awesome thrifty and elegant finds! My favorite are the silver birdie candles. My Home Goods was sold out of almost anything remotely Christmas, so way to shop! If you have time this weekend, stop by I've just started a weekly blog party called R & R Weekend for sharing ideas about Rest and Rejuvenating our creative spirits. Anything from writing, reading, tablescaping, sewing, singing, crafting or traveling. I love to read/see what other people do to recharge! Hope you can stop by! Happy blogging. ~CJ

  16. Beautiful Tablescape! You sure do find cool stuff! I hope to have one ready for Feb 1st!


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