Using the Same Linens to Style 3 Different Tables
Using the Same Linens to Style 3 Different Tables solved the dilemma of wanting to do multiple Valentine’s tablescapes without buying holiday-specific specific items. The challenge was to give each table their own distinct flavor. My other reason for doing this is to show that by creatively using what you have on hand, you can save money and time. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to have the budget and room to have my way at the big craft and home décor stores. Unless and until that happens, I’m learning to flex my creative muscles.
By consistently using the same linens I designed three tables, one classic, another that combined classic with a contemporary vibe, and the last with a romantic and ethereal feel. So, let’s get started with table number one.
Using the Same Linens to Style 3 Different Tables Table One
The linens providing the base of the designs are a white polyester base tablecloth, a red/white/pink fabric overlay, and soft pink napkins. The two yards of fabric overlay was purchased at Joann’s and with the help of a 50% off coupon it was under $15.00. When buying fabric off the bolt I always look for those with the most generous width. This one covered the entire tabletop with a slight overhang on the sides. Lengthwise I had a generous overhang.
After laying the cloths, I concentrated on the centerpiece. A mercury glass vase was filled with pink faux flowers. In front I place a Valentine’s plaque I bought at Michaels and it was 40% off.
On each side of the vase are two tissue hearts, one pink and the other white. Each tissue hearts sits on a plate stack. Way back in the day when laundry detergent came in large boxes, sometimes manufacturers would include dishes or towels as an enticement.
Duz, was one of mom’s favorites and these white plates edged in pink roses were her’s.
Each place setting starts with a deep pink charger followed by a white square dinner plate, a round one, followed by a white salad plate topped by a deep pink rose appetizer plate. On top of the appetizer plate, I placed a coupe cocktail glass and the soft pink napkin held together with a pearl napkin ring.
Completing the glassware are an etched tumbler and goblet. Faux mother of pearl flatware rounds out the setting. Nex, up table 2, I hope you come back and check it out.
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