The inspiration for this table started with these beautiful green dishes from TJ Maxx. Priced at $7.99 for a ser of four it was a no brainer. Granted they sat in my stash for about two months, but in a tablescaper’s bin that’s a very short time.
The biggest decision I faced with this table is what charger I would use. My first choice was the typical gold round one. I mulled it over for a few days and while mulling I stopped in to Pier 1. This is usually dangerous territory for me. Danger #1 opening a charge account there. Danger #2 applying for a job there.
As though I had blinders on I made my way to the clearance section. This day it was ripe with bargains. I came away with $82.00 worth of goods for only $22.00. Most times when I’m there I promise to splurge a bit on some really pretty chargers. Today wasn’t that day. However, with the decision about what chargers to pair with the green dishes, these lovely glasses started to taunt me.
I did my best not to think of them. The next day I decided I was going back to get the beautiful white glass chargers with raised edges. I swooped in and handed them to the associate while I made the rounds again. The pretty green glasses and I made eye contact once again. Also out of the corner of my eye I spied these faux wood chargers. Decisions, decisions. As tablescaping fate would have it, there were several customers ahead of me in line. This gave me plenty enough time to change my mind 9872 times before common sense got a hold of me. I could buy the green glasses and the chargers for less than the price of the fancy smancy chargers. So I did and I’m thrilled with my decision.
To make the green really stand out I used a white tablecloth with a swirl design. The stack begins with my tried and true gold chargers. The white square dinner plates are another TJ Maxx find. Green and white bowls with gold accents (thrift store) sit atop the green glass plates. Since I was using the monogrammed gold toned flatware I decided to use the matching napkin rings. White polyester napkins are tucked inside a green tea towel that is close in color to the plates.
Oh these $1.98 green goblets how do I love thee and thanks for not taking no as an answer. They are paired with gold cordials and basic water goblets.
My “Hey Kool-Aid” pitcher serves as a vase for my centerpiece. I filled it almost halfway with white and clear stones. Then I added white leis to hide the stems of the flowers placed inside. Flanking the pitcher are fan shaped double taper holders from a garage sale. At $3.00 each they were a very good buy. Also on the table are my peacock boxes that hold votives and two small gold votive holders.
Now it’s the faux wooden chargers turn to languish in my bin while I decide what to do with them!!!
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