Welcome to the 332nd Tablescape Thursday!
Before we get into this week’s Tablescape Thursday, I just wanted to say you guys are GOOD! It didn’t take long for you to name every single one of the books yesterday! Can you imagine being the person who designed the Quotes throw. I don’t know how they ever decided what books to feature, that would have been torture!
Saving At Checkout
I also wanted to share something I learned a couple of years ago, something I wish I had known way sooner. Whenever you are about to order something online, Google “coupon for XXX” filling in X with the name of the store where you’re shopping. Have you ever noticed when you’re buying something online, almost always there’s a box on the checkout page that says “coupon” or “promo code” or something similar?If you take a second and Google for a coupon, you will often find quite a few online sites with coupons for the store in which you’re shopping.
For example, while writing yesterday’s post, I visited the Barnes and Noble site to see if they still had the Quotes throw available. While there I saw another throw I really liked. I Googled to see if there were any coupons online to use and immediately found a 20% off coupon at the site, Retail Me Not. (see below) I tried the coupon and it did work! Thinking back now, I’m pretty sure that’s how I got the price down from $39 to $33 when I purchased the Quotes throw; I bet I used a coupon I found online because I always do a search for one before I order anything.
Sometimes you won’t find one when you Google, but more often than not, I’ve found there’s almost always one online that will at least give you free shipping. So if you decide you need a Quotes throw or anything else from Barnes and Noble, use the code I found and added to yesterday’s post, or Google to see if you can find an even better one. Anyone else ever do this, Google for a coupon before buying online? It’s amazing how often it works!
With Valentine’s Day only a couple of weeks away, I thought I’d share some previous ♥ table settings from years past. Some are romantic and some are just plain fun. One took its inspiration from a book we saw quoted on the throw yesterday. Did you recognize the source of “Curiouser and curiouser?” I know several folks recognized that one. 🙂
Click on the title or on the picture below to view that Valentine’s Day tablescape or tutorial in detail.
This is the tutorial for the heart-shape napkin fold I used in the Alice In Wonderland inspired Valentine’s tablescape above.
This romantic table featured heart cakes for dessert. Of course, when dining with your sweetheart, you would just set the table for two.
The recipe for the heart cakes in the above tablescape…
This table setting features a little tree covered in papier-mâché, music-covered hearts. This table setting could possibly work for a Bridal Shower or for Mother’s Day, too.
This tutorial shares how to make the hearts seen in the table setting above.
You’ll find many more Valentine’s Day tablesettings, including some adorable ones for children here: Valentine’s Day Tablescapes
Looking forward to all the beautiful tablescapes posted for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
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