Welcome to the 252nd Tablescape Thursday!
When Sandi sent me pictures of the table she set for a small 4th of July gathering, I knew I had to share it with you. I often get emails from BNOTP readers asking for tips on setting tables that are budget friendly, yet beautiful.
One great way to stretch that tablescaping budget is to mix pieces or sets you already own or when you’re out thrifting/antiquing, pick-up single plates or partial sets, as you find them. You’ll often get a great deal that way since odd pieces are usually significantly discounted. As you collect those individual pieces in the colors and patterns you love, you’ll build a collection that will later blend to create a wonderful table setting. I truly think table settings created from different patterns are the most interesting and the most beautiful.
Sandi mixed and matched to create this wonderful patriotic table for her 4th of July celebration.
For her centerpiece, she used a dessert stand she’s had for years and topped it off with a red glass that’s a Goodwill find.
Sandi found her placemats at HomeGoods and they were just $6.99 for all four. She already had the red plates and white-beaded plates. In case you’re interested in getting some for yourself, Sandi said she saw the white beaded plates in Dollar Tree recently. Love her red flatware, a gift from her friend, Dondra.
Sandi found her stemware at one of my fave haunts for glassware: Dollar Tree. I’ve found so many cute glasses there over the years, in lots of different colors and styles. Sandi said they currently have the blue in martini, champagne and wine sizes.
Don’t you love the addition of the sparklers! They are perfect for this festive patriotic table.
The cute gingham napkins are from Pier 1. When I was in there a week or two ago, I think they were on sale.
Sandi, thanks so much for sharing this wonderful table for Tablescape Thursday!
Tablecloth: Someone left it here years ago and I don’t know who!!!
Placemats: Home Goods, this year
Red dinner plates: T.J. Maxx, several years ago
White beaded dinner plates: T. J. Maxx a month or so ago-Dollar Tree has them also
White salad plates by 10 Strawberry Street: Burlington Coat Factory, this year
Blue, luncheon size Blue Willow plates: Inherited from my Aunt Lynne (on top of white beaded plates)
Clear blue salad plate: don’t remember I’ve had them so long
Flatware: a gift from my friend Dondra
Napkins: Pier1: Flowered ones-gift from my DIL years ago; Checked ones-bought this year
Sparklers: Dollar General
Bows on sparklers: Made for a luncheon to tie napkins a while back and they fit the sparkler box perfectly
Red glass: GoodWill
Dessert stand: TJ Maxx or Marshall’s years ago
Flag buttercreams: Party city $3.99
Blue champagne flutes: Dollar Tree this year (They have martini, champagne and wine goblets in the blue right now)
Flags: Have had them forever but Dollar General has them for $1 each
Looking forward to all the wonderful tables posted for this Tablescape Thursday!
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