This is my last post in the Bloggers Christmas Series and I’d like to think that I saved the best for last. My inspiration for this table is the polka dot fabric remnant that is a thrift store find. Initially I was a bit apprehensive about using polka dots as part of a Christmas table, but I figured what the heck. Then when I found the polka dot appetizer plates it was as if the tablescaping fairy godmother was giving me her blessing.
I like this table because it’s different, whimsical and conveys the holiday feeling in an understated way. The table starts with the red cloth that I’ve had for at least ten years. It’s overlaid with the polka dot remnant which is rather large. It could have easily covered the whole table but I decided to fold it and use it as a runner.
The stack starts with the fluted red chargers that I found at Big Lots last year for $1.75 each. A white dinner plate sits on top and the cute rectangle polka dot plates (another thrift find) complete the stack. These little plates were fifty-cents each. The bargain fairy godmother was with me also! My favorite part of this setting is the festive clip on ornament attached to the charger.
Red handled flatware rests on a white napkin. I opted for the crystal stemware to add some shimmer. The silver hobnail vase carries out the polka dot effect. I used seasonal stems and picks to fill it. Silver pillar holders and black crackled stemmed votive holders are placed on either side of the vase. Again, I used seasonal picks and a red ball ornament to tie in the holiday.
I’m making every effort to shop my home and reuse items I already have rather than buy new stuff. However, when the after Christmas sales hit all bets are off!
The bloggers taking part in this series are extremely talented and I’d love for you to pay them a visit.
I’m also sharing my polka dots at these link parties this week.