You’ve heard me talk about how totally awesome my kids and grandkids are, but have I told you how awesome and wonderful my husband is? He isn’t too keen on celebrating his birthday but I try to make a big deal out of it because he deserves it. We celebrated his big day on Monday and this tablescape was put together with him in mind. I was going for something kind of dapper and elegant at the same time.
For the look I was after the table needed to be sans tablecloth. I found the runner at Pennys after Christmas for $2.98. I know right! Rattan chargers from TJ Maxx started the stack. My beige dinnerware from Burlington was the perfect tone for the setting. The brown flatware also came from Burlington’s and it is high time I go back there.
Other than thrifting and hitting up my other favorite stores I love shopping at Amazon.com. That’s where the brown napkins came from. I got four of them for $5.00, not bad at all. The dimpled goblets are from Pier 1 and the tumblers from the thrift store.
When all else fails candles are great to use as a centerpiece. Once again I pulled out my goldish/silverish pillar holders. Flanking these I used cylinder vases from the dollar store and filled them part way with pebbles and larger stones. The smaller pillars on top of the rocks were the perfect fit.
Sometimes I feel like a hoarder stashing boxes and bags of table goodies away for future use. The dessert plates with stand came from TJ Maxx right after Thanksgiving for the bargain basement price of $7.50. And to think I was contemplating taking them back. Silly me!
This color palette was almost tailor made for my dining room. We are definitely earth toned 70’s people. Thankfully we got rid of all the avocado, rusty orange and deep yellow stuff in the rest of the house. Please check out some of the other fab tables at the parties I’m linking up with this week.