Let’s Dish about starting a tablescape.
When you want to do a tablescape, do you already have it pictured in your head? Do you have an idea of what you want to do?
Sometimes I know exactly what I want to do and what I am going to use. That happens about 50% of the time. The other 50% is I have an idea of what I want.
Generally I start with knowing that I want to do a tablescape around some new thrifted dishes. That is the easy part! LOL
Actually creating the tablescape to spotlight those dishes is the trial and error part.
Linens play the next important part. The linens can dictate how the feel of the tablescape is going to turn out.
Last week, I wanted to create a thrifty Easter tablescape. And I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. So, I gathered some “possibilities”.
Yup, I just pulled things that I thought I might use.
I also needed to decide if the tablescape is going to be for 2,3 or 4 place settings.
Are we actually going to sit down and eat at this table? That will also decide how many setting I put on the table.
You also need to pull together some accessories.
Do you pull different linens and accessories out and figure out what is going to work for you? So many times I think I know exactly what napkins and table cloth or placemats I am going to use. Then I set the table and I wonder what the heck I was thinking! Back to the drawing board
At the time I took these pictures and wrote this post, I still didn’t have a clue what I was going to use for my Thrifty Tablescape party post (you can see the actually table HERE) What I did know was I had a lot ironing ahead of me!
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