Ever since I rekindled my love of tables capes I find myself straining at the bit to create new ones. Sometimes the ideas take on a life of their own and end up being more confusing than anything else. For Christmas rather than trying to infuse every idea I have into one table, I decided I’d do three different ones and let my family decide which one they want for Christmas day. At first blush this may seem like more trouble than it’s worth, but breaking my one over the top idea into three is less stressful. And this doesn’t even take into account the dessert table or tables.
First up is Table #1, Red and White
One of my bargain basement finds this year was the white cloth on this table. It came from my grocery store and was around $2.00. It’s kind of thin and there were some frays along the crease lines so I layered it on top of a white lace cloth. The look of the two together created somewhat of an opaque look. Having never considered myself creative I fashioned the centerpiece from a picture I seen online. I really should’ve taken note of the site that I was at, my bad on that one. I used a white framed mirror that came from Family Dollar as it’s base and added a large glass cake stand on top. On the mirror and at the base of the stand I placed white poinsettias blossoms and red glittered ornaments.
The next tier is a smaller glass cake stand. Between the two stands I looped silver wired ribbon anchoring it on the bottom larger stand. Once that was completed I added red and silver glittered ornaments. At $2.00 a package that wasn’t a bad deal. On top of the smaller glass stand I place a red pillar candle that I’ve had for eons and surrounded it with more of the poinsettia blossoms. Red tapers in glass holders flank my centerpiece. Also shown are crystal votive holders. If the family chooses this
tablescape, they’ll be filled with salt and pepper for our Christmas dinner. If you take away the Christmas decorations, the cake stand and mirror configuration can be used for almost any occasion.
My indispensable silver chargers were ready and waiting in the wings and fit perfectly. Years ago I found the white plates with the evergreen and holly trim and the dollar store along with the white cup and saucer. My original intent was to use the salad plates from the same set as the cup and saucer, but somewhere along the way one was broken. In there place I used clear glass dessert plates that are a part of a cake set that was given to me as a gift.
This red flatware I’m using has been popping up all over the internet. Mine is by Cambridge and came from Amazon.com. It will resurface for Valentines Day. Across the top of the dinner plate I’ve placed silver dessert forks. The stemware came from the City Rescue Mission Thrift store and is one of the best $8.00 I’ve ever spent.
I layered red and white napkins, bunched them on one end, secured them a few inches up from the end and added a clip on package decoration, that also came from Family Dollar. I placed them at the corners of the table to fill it in a bit more.
In previous posts I’ve confessed my adoration and addiction to TJ Maxx. That is where I found the white whatchamacallit. Someone please tell me the proper name for it please! All I know is that is was $5.99 and I had to have it. A few more poinsettia blossoms tied it in to the theme.
The clear vases turned out to be the perfect holders for the last of my white and sliver decorations. These are so functional I really should but more. So there you have it Table #1 in Red & White. Stayed tuned for the other two.
Tablecloths – Meijers and Family Dollar
Napkins – TJ Maxx and Meijers
Silver Chargers – Hobby Lobby
Dinnerware – Dollar Store and Gifted
Flatware – Amazon.com and TJ Maxx
Stemware and Square Votive – City Rescue Mission Thrift Store
Ornaments and Mirror – Family Dollar
Vases – Dollar Store
White Whatchamacallit – TJ Maxx