My Thrifted and Dollar Store Everyday Tablescape came together quick and easy. Almost too quick. After it was finished I was tempted to add more but wanted to stay true to the theme. As the name implies everything on this table is from the dollar store or thrift shop, with the exception of the fruit in the basket. The scrapbook paper lining the vases and the blue ribbon around the vases were already in my stash.
The point I want to hone in on is that everyday tables needn’t be elaborate. Your family shouldn’t feel like they will have to walk the plank if they spill or break something. I’m reinforcing this for myself also because I’ve been a little uptight about some of my tables. I want my family to be comfortable and enjoy the meal, so I have everyday tables, and some that are more opulent that I style just for my blog as inspiration.
I don’t think I’m the only one that tosses a bag or an Amazon purchase in the closet so certain people who shall remain nameless won’t see them. When the time is right, and you bring out the stashed item, the common answer to the question,“ when did you get this?” Of course, the answer is, “this old thing, I’ve had it forever”. My daughters have on more than one occasion said they would stage an intervention if I buy any more table related items. That doesn’t faze me one bit, the only thing is that I’m running out of storage space. I mean really running out.
So, this is how my dollar store and thrifted tablescape began. I showed you this blue gingham table cover which is actually a sheet in my last post. There’s only one tiny drawback about using sheets. When I iron them, they look great on the ironing board. However, by the time the sheet makes it to the dining room table, it looks like the wrinkles brought along a few friends.
The centerpiece was super simple. Two cylinder vases were lined with white scrapbook paper and filled with faux flowers. I also tied a blue ribbon around the outside of the vases to add a little more color.
I filled the wire basket with mandarin oranges and apples.
Each place setting has a white dinner plate rimmed in silver and a blue patterned salad plate and I used blue handled flatware which coordinates perfectly with the rest of the table.
The fork rests on a white heavy cotton napkin with a lace-like design in the upper left corner.
To finish the stack, I used a trio of glasses. A cobalt blue tumbler and faceted goblets. With the bare essentials on the table serving the meal family style would be easy. The only other items that might be added are salt and pepper shakers.
One more thing that probably goes without saying. Just because thrifted and dollar store items are used, they should still be handled with care. Wash the table cover, use a drying mat or rack as an extra layer of protection for your drinkware and handle the dishes with tender loving care. Also, handling the vases can leave smudges and fingerprints. When you put them away make sure they are smudge free. As I promised quick and easy. Might I also add economical. With the exception of the fruit, scrapbook paper, and ribbon, the total cost of this table was under $30.00. Not bad at all.
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Table cover, white dinner plates, blue salad plates, goblets, cutlery, napkins, wire basket
Blue tumblers, cylinder vases, flowers