Here we have table number two in green and gold for the family’s consideration. Right away when I put this one together I could feel the difference. The dark green made the room feel heavier and serious. This one is going to have to grow on me.
The green tablecloth and napkins are what I’ve used every Christmas for the last ten years. What have I been thinking?
The centerpiece is sitting on two gorgeous green and gold on the rocks glasses that I found at the thrift store for this table. When I bought them I broke the rule of buying all that are available. It was two weeks before I unwrapped them after the purchase and wouldn’t you know it, two were broken somewhere along the way. Naturally when I went back not one was left. Lesson learned.
I placed a gold charger on top of them and draped a piece of ivory silk, also from the same thrift shop loosely around them. Gold toned taper holders went on top of the charger plate with Christmas ornaments that haven’t been used in years.
The white plates are from the Dollar Store and are my go- to plates for most things. Two years ago after the holiday I found the white and green plates with the gold leaf motif.
My gold monogrammed flatware didn’t have the long drawn out rest period they deserved; duty calls.
When I went back to the thrift store looking to replace the glasses that had broken I spotted the green goblets and politely scooped up all they had. Six for $6.00 and they’re nice and heavy. The wine glasses are old standbys that have served me well over many table settings. A while back I mentioned a trip by former daughter-in-law and I took to Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic. That’s where I got the gold cordial glasses and they are timeless. I’m very happy that I bought them.
Family Dollar is a two minute (at the most) ride from where we live. They have some super nice decorative pieces for little or nothing. I’d put them almost on the same level as Big Lots. They just don’t have as wide a selection. Any-who, I knew I’d find a couple of gold pieces to add to the table, and I was right. The reindeer, angel and Christmas tree came from there.
I’ve had the gold sleigh for some time and never had a use for it until now. Same goes for the tassel which I think is really an ornament. I bought the ribbon that I used for bows on the chairs with the intention of using it as a runner. The jury is still out on the chair bows, I’m not quite feeling them. No doubt my family will give me the thumbs up or down on them. So there you have it folks, table number two. One more to go.
Tablecloth and Napkins – Kohls
Ivory Silk under centerpiece – City Rescue Mission Thrift
Gold Chargers – Hobby Lobby
White Plates – Dollar Store
Green/White Dessert Plate – Target
Flatware – Fingerhut
Green Goblets – City Rescue Mission Thrift
Wine Glasses – Dollar Store
Gold Cordial Glasses – Karlovy Vary
Candlesticks – Thrift Store and ??
Candles, Reindeer, Christmas Tree, Angel – Family Dollar
Ornaments – to old to remember
Gold votives – Dollar Store
Ribbon, Tassel, Picks, Sleigh – Joann’s