Tuesday, December 16, 2008

~Tablescape Tuesday from the Dining Room~

Welcome! Thank you for stopping in, today is Tablescape Tuesday, hosted by Susan of Between Naps On The Porch. Please stop by her post, as she has the most beautiful table settings, and a host of other participants for you to visit.
This is my dining room. I chose to set the table this time without place mats and used a red table runner. It was purchased at The Dollar Tree. I showed in an earlier post of how I re-purposed my lamp shades for Christmas, so I also added the red ribbon to the shades on my chandelier. See how it was done here. I also added pine foliage and Christmas picks to the chandelier they were purchased from The Dollar Tree over the years.

This was a table for four. I found the bench about 4 years ago at Hobby Lobby for 99.99. It added 2 extra seats at the table. I made the seat cushion myself, I found the gingham fabric at Walmart for 2.00 a yard.

What would my tablescapes be without my trusty plastic. I chose to use no patterns just red and white for the holidays. The red plates are at Wal-mart for a 1.97 for 20 plates and the white plates and bowls, you can find at The Dollar Tree. I used these two at the Christmas party, and I must say they were better there, than here. So I tried something different as you will see as you scroll further down. The napkin rings are from The Dollar Tree and came 10 to a pack.

The basket I'm using as a centerpiece was found at Marshall's, the dried flowers at Cato, they remain in the basket always and for everyday I use silk peonies with them. It is usually on the coffee table, but for Christmas I always swap the dining room centerpiece with the one from coffee table. Then I just substitute with Christmas picks and a single Poinsettia flower. The candle sticks are from Cato, and the jars on top are from none other than The Dollar Tree.

Just a clear jar with a red one inside. An added a tea light candle and there you have it!

I love the tea lights because they are no mess and you just let them burn and they go out on their own. But never ever leave candles unattended! I think it serves the purpose,

the candle holders match with the basket perfectly! Now I told you earlier that I just wasn't satisfied with the plastic place for this week, so I tried my square chargers and these paper goods.
I'd seen these lovely paper plates last week in a local store called Party City. I was there picking up a few items for the Christmas party, so yesterday I ran right over to get them. I just had to redo this table. The plates are beautiful and are called Rustic Christmas. The dinner plate has a beautiful wreath in the center.
The desert plate is sectioned off with symbols of Christmas.

The napkins have a beautiful Christmas tree. I left everything else on the table the same. And it only cost me about 7.00 for the redo and I like this one much better! Do you? So I'm still on board with my paper and plastic and if it doesn't turn out exactly as planned at first, please try again. It can be changed with only "A Few Dollars More".

This is the view outside the dining room window, how I wish it was of beautiful mountains in the distance or the ocean, but it's not. But you can see the bows that I have on my front windows. They are dressed as packages. I'll show them soon. Thanks again for stopping in, as I do enjoy your company. Deb

38 comments:

Sue said...

Mornin Deb, your table looks fantastic and yes I just love the square setting, I've never seen anything like that, its beautiful!! Your centerpiece looks beautiful and the chandelier is gorgeous dripping with lucious greens and things!! A+ sweetie!! xo

Bo said...

Hi Deb...oooh-la-la...I love the way you decked out your chandelier. Both table settings were very pretty, BUT...the square one is a winner...I can't believe those are paper plates! Love your square chargers too... ;-) Bo

Ma'dame French said...

Great table Deb;) You have the touch! French;)

squawmama said...

Good Morning Deb... another fantastic tablescape and this time I am not saying I was going to do it...LOL LOL I love yours and will enjoy and copy to entertain my family....the second set of plates really dressed up the table a lot more... LOVED them... I have a Party City here... Going to go check it out for those dishes... Thanks again for all the wonderful ideas... Have a fun filled day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna♥

tardevil said...

Love the centerpiece and chandy! It all looks so pretty w/ the wrought iron seats & candles!

Glenda said...

A lady that can appreciate a budget. I like that. I don't have the storage space or money for multiple sets of dishes, and you are showing me a way around that. Plus I have the added bonus of not worrying about breakage from less than mature Grandchildren.
While both look nice, my favorite is the second (square) layout.
Love the way you festooned the chandelier.

Happy To Be said...

GM Deb...girl you are the Queen was making a table beautiful with paper plates..it all looks so lovely...I really like the square ones..and the centerpiece and your chandy looks great BRAVO!! job well done..hugs and smiles Gloria

PAT said...

Deb it's beautiful!! I love your candle idea and your chandelier. Well...I just love it all!

Lana G! said...

Deb, this table is wonderful! Awesome job on the bench by the way!

You are just so creative!

Donna Marie said...

Deb!!! You make paper plates look like a million dollars!!!! Your centerpiece is beautiful! I love the chandy to!

xoxoxo
Donna Marie

ellen b. said...

Hi Deb! I love your redo for $7!!
It really looks wonderful. I love the centerpiece!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

I have been lurking at your blog for a while and have really enjoyed your posts leading to and during your party.
Now for the tablescape.
Your table is beautiful! I LOVE your idea of mixing the Christmas decor with the everyday.

ann said...

GIRL,THIS IS AWESOME.AND I LOVE------THOSE SQUARE ONES.DO I UNDERSTAND RIGHT,THEY ARE PLASTIC?THEY LOOK WONDERFUL.YOUR ENTIRE TABLE IS FABULOUS...ANN

ann said...

I FORGOT,I ADORE THE WAY YOU DID YOUR CHANDY.GREAT IDEA...ANN

The Muse said...

I have said it before...and it bears RESTATING...love the interplay and mix of adding paper/plastic...good design can be found in so many materials! I love the way you are keeping your eyes open!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Great job...again, I'm amazed at your ability to make paper plates look soooo elegant!
And I LOVE the chandelier! How about a step by step instructions post?!
Merry Christmas!

Gollum said...

Hey, Deb, I enjoyed this. The bench is awesome, too, as well as that stunning look at your window. Is that a swag? How did you do that? It's so pretty.

White Iris Designs said...

This is gorgeous!! I simply love the chandelier!!
I enjoyed your tablescape very much! This is my first time to participate in the Tablescape Tuesday please visit me at whiteirisdesigns.blogspot.com

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh Deb that is so pretty! And the Chandi! It is dripping beautiful...

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Hi Deb, your magic touch is extra magical at Christmas, I am so with Bo, I cant believe the square plates are plastic! Your chandy looks breathtaking!

Deb said...

Actually the square plates are paper, I wish they were plastic that I could keep. I think they are so beautiful! Now the only sad thing about the pretty paper is that you don't get to keep it. :O( Deb

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Deb, Your table looks wonderful. Hey, I want snow for Christmas. I just want a winter vacation. You lucky ones in the south don't really know what snow is when you have it all winter. And the temps are below zero. Lucky you!!!
Hugs, Terrie

Lynne said...

Your table looks amazing. I especially love the square plates. they are so unique and different. Your chandy looks wonderful dripping with your greens and things... Thanks so much for swinging by the Snowflake tablescape. I hope to see you again soon..hugs ~lynne~

Shelia said...

Hi Deb! You just amaze me with your beautiful tablescapes and then you tell me your using plastic! You always make everything look gorgoues! Love it all!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan said...

I really like the square table setting.... and your homelooks very welcoming!

Evangeline / BRAT Girl said...

Wow! We might have the same table, but I need a few lessons from you on dressing it! Everything looks beautiful from dishes to chandelier. :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

First of all, I want to know who hung from the chandelier to take that second photo??? LOL!

Deb, You have outdone yourself! The chandelier is gorgeous, and I love the centerpiece! Everything is just beautiful! Now I am off to see your party post! ~hugs, RHonda :)

nikkicrumpet said...

I have been a fan of your beautiful garden-like dining room from the first time I laid eyes on it! But boy oh boy that dressed up chandelier gave me goose bumps! That room is just so gorgeous...it makes me feel all earthy...like I should go out and hug a tree and kiss mother nature! You've done such a great job dressing it up for the holidays!

laurie said...

Deb, if I came for dinner, I wouldn't eat a thing, because I'd be looking up at that beautifully decorated chandelier the entire time! I cannot believe those are paper plates. They look beautiful on those chargers! But, the chandelier stole the show! I love it! I want you to come decorate my chandy. laurie

Miss Janice said...

Awesome tablescape and I love that chandelier treatment! You do wonders with those paper products girl!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Deb, my first time here. I am so glad I found you ! I am flabbergasted with your paper and plastic . It's fabulous. And I love your chandi , so pretty !

Jan Parrish said...

Deb- you have a real talent for decorating. I love the square plates. I can just imagine Christmas at your house- lot's of good food, great music and a lot of laughter.

Lisa said...

Hi Deb,
Thanks for stopping by. I'll be adding you to my sidebar also. Again, you pay such attention to detail...I love that table setting. Beautiful.
And your guess was extremly close. Romantic Christian Woman was my first blog and I hope to pick back up on it soon. It's main focus was on women who are married, giving tips on having a more loving and romantic Christian life.
Blessings
Lisa

Lisa said...

I think your table looks fabulous! And the previous post! I'd love some of those strawberries right now! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

KKJD1 said...

Table looks beautiful as usual and it looks like the party was great.Blessings, Karen

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Deb...just getting around to see all the great tablescapes. Love your centerpiece and chandelier!!! And I definitely like the square plates and chargers best...really festive and cute. Your windows are so pretty with the bows...pretty from the outside and the inside! :-) Susan

xinex said...

This just shows one does not have to spend much to create a beautiful tablescape. My favorites are the square plates!...Christine

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Once again you have put together a truly gorgeous table! I love how you show us all to have a lovely table with as few dollars as possible! It helps financially limited gals like me!

Kady