Well, you will have to forgive me for this month’s post. I am somewhat cheating. I am using my first “Blogged” Valentine tablescape from 2010. The last two weeks here at Casa Chaos have really lived up to the name! LOL We have had a ton of things going on. The whole, “When it rains it pours” was so true here. Between classes, giving presentations, meetings and a little girl who got hit with a violent stomach bug, I just lost track of time and I seriously lost my energy!
I won’t post the whole tablescape here but, you can check it out in detail by clicking Valentine’s tablescape 2010!
I had just basically started out photographing my tablescapes and had no clue what I was doing so you will have to bear with mw through the photos. Everything was thrifted, or at very thrifty prices EXCEPT for the crystal candle bobeches. I bought them years ago at a little shop in Ohio. To this date, they are the most expensive thing I have EVER bought to be used on a table. They were not on sale, they were far from thrifty but, I fell in love with them and I had the money and bought them! Such a “Non-Diann” thing to do…….even before blogging!
You can buy beautiful acrylic bobeches now for under $10.00 a pair. I certainly would like to get some other styles some day.
This picture is part of my header. I have always liked it.
Instead of using a charger plate, I think it is fun to add these cheap sparkly garland you can get at any dollar store.
The little red hot candies in the bowl are a great candle filler and …shhhh, don’t tell anyone, but these red hots have been used and used over the years. They are just for decorating with and stay in a zipper sealed baggie with candle supplies.
Oh, and here is a little tip I have learned, probably not something anyone cares about but me LOL. You see the little tealight in the bowl? Just a cheapo one that you get from the dollar store in packages. Well, I don’t always like the little silver tin they come in and the tealights that come in the clear plastic holder are always so much more expensive. So, I bought one package of the expensive clear ones and I reuse the clear holder. I just buy the cheapo ones and pop them out of their tin holder and pop them into the clear ones now.
I think using a simple inexpensive grocery store bouquet of fresh flowers is perfectly fine for a tablescape especially when you are trying to be thrifty! And I love to use pitchers instead of vases for flowers. And being an odd duck, I like the clear ones. something about seeing the stems in the water is pretty to me.
Like I said earlier, you can view the entire tablescape and the breakdown in prices at this post. Valentine’s tablescape 2010
Now, let’s look at the beauty you have created on a thrifty budget!