What’s a fabulous meal with a table to match. Half the fun of planning and cooking the for my dinner party was putting together my tables cape. Since the theme was leftovers from the Thanksgiving meal I chose to stay within the seasonal color palette, but not go with a total Thanksgiving theme.
I found another gem of a thrift store that’s run by the City Rescue Mission. It was more challenging to not spend a ton of money in there then TJ Maxx. There were at least five sets of china that I wanted in addition to at least a dozen glasses. No doubt the staff and I will become BFF’s.
If you haven’t shopped on Amazon.com, why not? These lovely deep red dishes, service for four was under $25.00. I have so many ideas for these dishes, the only problem is where am I going to store them. Folks I am running out of room. On the other hand, my gold toned monogrammed flatware is so happy to come out of their storage case these days.
These napkins are pretty but they caused undue frustration and way too much gasoline. I spent too much time searching for the perfect napkin ring before I came to the conclusion that every napkin doesn’t need a ring. I got them at Target.
I had been looking for glasses for this tablescape for over a week when I spotted these amber goblets at TJ Maxx. Right away I knew they were coming home with me. After I washed them after dinner, my daughter put them away in the cupboard. I took them out to put back on the table when the unthinkable happened; I hit the top of one of them on the inside of the cabinet. Undoubtedly you heard the moaning and wailing that came from my kitchen. I was/am heartbroken. Repeated calls to every TJ Maxx store in the area probably have me on their do not answer list. Little do they know that I will not rest until I find a replacement glass.
My water glasses came from my new found City Rescue Mission store at the low price of $1.00 each.
Forgive me for not having a better picture of the candelabra. The base is wooden with bronze insets and get this; it only cost a buck at Goodwills. I also played around with votive holders and tapers. By the time we sat down for dinner,the tapers won .
If you’re ever in the Tri-City Michigan area you have to visit this thrift store. Shout me a holler and we’ll do lunch. This oh so pretty dotted fabric overlay was a mere three bucks!! The ivory tablecloth I used as a base was purchased long ago at Kohl’s.
Small artificial white pumpkins were almost non existent by the time I put this table together. Real ones however were abundant. I added a little bling in the form of fake cz earrings from the dollar store. The votives they’re sitting in are from Big Lots. Man I love a bargain!!!!
Some of the gourds are real and some fake. The fake ones came from Big Lots a long time ago. I have no idea how long the real ones are going to hold up, but they may be wearing Santa hats soon!
The pumpkin tealight holders and the wheelbarrow also came from Big Lots but I opted to use them to hold artificial season fruit.
Thank you so much for gathering around my table and sharing this event with me.
Dinnerware – Amazon.com
Flatware – Fingerhut
Wine glasses – TJ Maxx
Water Glasses – City Rescue Mission
Cloth overlay – City Rescue Mission
Candelabra – Goodwill
Tablecloth – Kohl’s
Napkins – Target
Wheelbarrow ,Glass pumpkin tealight holders – Big Lots
Gold Blinged Votive Holders – Big Lots
I’m also headed over to Between Naps on the Porch to hang out at Tablescape Thursday.