My family is recuperating from losses and celebrating new beginnings. I’ve had two nieces get married in the last five weeks and in honor of their new beginnings I put together this table.
My dining room table has been pretty lonely. My last tablescape was for Cinco de Mayo. I’m cutting myself some slack however because there’s been so much going on around here. However, this one was long overdue. I’ve put together several tables where I had to dig deep into my hoarders bin for tableware that I’ve collected along the way. This time it was a bit different. Most of the items used here were new, but not at all expensive. You know by now that I can spot a bargain a mile away.
While working on party proposals I came across a website that has some of the prettiest and most economical table linens out there. It’s called Smarty Had a Party. It wasn’t only the linens that had me hooked, but also their selection of acrylic stands, and the dinnerware. The dinnerware I checked out is plastic but it looks like the real thing. My napkins, pearl napkin rings, chair sashes and tablecloth came from Smarty Had a Party. It was all under $30.00 which made me a very happy camper!
When I told my husband I had bought some fabric for my table he was kind of shocked. My motto has been, “If I can’t bake it frost it or fry it, it’s not happening”. I bought the fabric to use as an overlay for the silver base cloth. I couldn’t find the foot pedal for the sewing machine so I used heat bond for the hem. And in case you’re wondering why I have a sewing machine, it was my Mom’s. The fabric is sparkly and gave the table a little pizzazz and elegance.
The silver chargers have been in my stash for a while and were the perfect base for the dinnerware I bought at Burlington’s a couple of weeks ago. Can you believe the set was only $14.99!?! I made a simple fan with the napkins and finished them off with the pearl napkin rings. Speaking of Burlington’s, the flatware is from there also and I’ve used it several times before. The water glass and goblet are thrift store finds.
I’ve confessed before that I feel centerpiece challenged so I donned my creative thinking cap and came up with what I think is a pretty one. I have several Styrofoam cake dummies that are literally and figuratively collecting dust. I wrapped the sides of the eight inch one with white pearlized scrapbook paper and covered the seams with decorative pearlized stick-ons. The top of the faux cake was covered with silver paper and decorated with silk flowers. A glass cake stand fitted with more scrapbook paper was the riser for the centerpiece. After putting this one together I have tons of ideas to use later on.
Oh and did I score on the candleholders. Hobby Lobby had a 66% off sale on housewares. I thought I was going to lose my mind in that store. These lovely blinged out silver candlesticks were on sale for $4.66 each. I want to do the happy dance every time I look at them. I bought several other items that you’ll get to see in future tables.
To complete the look I was after I tied silver organza sashes around the chair backs. My nieces gave me their seal of approval and I send them my love. Wishing years of love and happiness to Alissa, John, Ashley and Vandy!