Welcome to the 241st Tablescape Thursday!
Spring is here and I couldn’t wait to experiment with a summer-beach themed table setting here on the porch.
I love a blue and white themed tablescape. They always feel so crisp, so fresh.
This was an inexpensive table setting to create. The dishes are from a 6 place setting I’ve had for a few years. The set was only $19.99 at Big Lots and the glasses were just $1 each from the dollar store.
The lantern was an inexpensive find a few years ago in Old Time Pottery.
I was in the mood for a table with a crisp, clean feel, so I kept the centerpiece really simple. Color kept trying to sneak its way into the table but I kept resisting, sticking to my original idea of keeping the setting really simple and in the color scheme of blue and white.
The navy and white check napkins are from HomeGoods several months ago. Flatware is by Hampton Forge and it’s available here: Hampton Forge Argent Sophia
For this tablescape, I skipped the napkin rings in favor of a single, white starfish.
The navy and white check place cards were a lucky find several years ago, but this is the first time I’ve used them in a table setting. I had been hoping to use them before now but never could work them into a tablescape until I found the blue and white check napkins a few months ago.
The place cards were originally priced at $15.00 for a set of 4. The “sale price” was $9.99 and that was further reduced to $4.99 for the set of four. Not bad, right? Four fabric place cards for only $4.99. But wait, it gets better. There were two more discount stickers on each set. One sticker showed them at $2.49 and the final sticker on top discounted them down to $1.99! Awesome! That’s what I paid for a set of four. So, in the end, I purchased all 8 place card holders for a total of $3.98 + tax. Hard to believe 8 would have originally cost $30! I definitely would not have paid that, but I couldn’t pass up 8 for $3.98.
Found the fish pitchers in Marshalls 2-3 months ago. They will be fun for serving cold beverages this summer.
Love this time of year when the trees are dressed in their spring green foliage.
Are you planning any spring or summer parties? Just think, in one more week it will be May! Enjoy these warm spring/summer days because they will be gone before we know it. I love this time of year!
Looking forward to the beautiful tablescapes posted for this Tablescape Thursday!
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