Tuesday, December 9, 2008

~ Tablescape Tuesday - Santa Style ~


Welcome to the sixteenth week of Tablescape Tuesday hosted by Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch. Please stop by her post, she has the most beautiful Tablescapes that I have ever seen.

I was wondering what I would use for my tablescape, and I thought of using something that I really love and I thought why not these Santa's, I love them. I found them some years ago while doing a few after Christmas sales. They look sort of Vintage to me, I think I found them at Marshall's.

I used my cake plate as a stand, and placed them upon it. Then used my cloche to cover them and added a little greenery at the base.

Now on with my trusty paper and plastic. I was in Marshall's Saturday night and found the printed plates and napkins, I thought they were beautiful.



I looked around the house for other things to use, and chose the sleighs, and two old brass deer that I had. I used red place mats that I found the other day at the Dollar Tree. They only had four and I went to two other stores looking for two more but I had no luck. Put it all together and I think it turned out pretty good.

Close-up

Very festive in color

The sleighs I found at Big Lots years ago. I bet you all are saying, " All that woman talks about is Big Lots". Ladies I have found a lot of goodies there (IN THE PAST). There's still a lot more around my house from there that I haven't shared yet.

I really hope you enjoyed my frugal little tablescape as much as I did putting it together, I've learn that you can just about use anything from around the house to set a beautiful table and what's best is, cheap! cheap! cheap! I got too tickled thinking about going around from place to place shopping for paper plates like I was shopping for fine China. LOL!!!! My next tablescape will be pictured in my Dining room along with a few Christmas decorations. Deb

38 comments:

Sue said...

Looks great Deb! We don't have a Big Lots by us but I'm in Marshalls ALOT!! I was looking at the plates and napkins in there last week, but didn't get any. Have a good day sweetie! xo

squawmama said...

Oh Deb what a beautiful tablescape... I use mostly paper plates and have often thought of doing tablescape Tuesday with them... It is a fun project... Loved it... Have a great day

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Stacey said...

Just a brilliant idea to mix in the paper plates and napkins. We can all do that! Thanks for the great idea.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Oh I better get shopping for plates! I'm taking a cue from you & using paper for our Christmas dinner. ;o) I already told hubby about your tables & how beautiful they look using paper plates & he made me promise. LOL

Christmas is particularly hectic at my house as my birthday is the 19th, my daughter's is the 26th "Egads!" & both my son's & my siter's is the 31st. So this will greatly ease my to-do list.

KKJD1 said...

Very nice Deb, I always love to see what you will do next and whats so great its on a budget I can afford. Blessings, Karen

tardevil said...

Love the table and sleigh! And the chairs are nice too!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Deb, It may not have cost much, but it certainly does not look cheap! Beautiful! I love the centerpiece you created! Fabulous! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Happy To Be said...

Looks wonderful Deb and I so admire your sprit on doing things that our easy girl..I haven't been to Big Lots in about a year now..now I need to make another trip into town..I loved ypur center piece...Hope you have a great day Deb...hugs and smiles Gloria

PAT said...

It's beautiful, Deb!

I have one of those sleighs and some paper mache deer that I use with it.

Tablescape Tuesday is so much fun. I really appreciate Susan hosting it.

Bo said...

Hi Deb...if you hadn't told us the plates & napkins weren't fancy stuff, I'd never have known...your centerpiece looks fabulous! Great job! ;-) Bo

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Hi Deb!
Thanks for visiting my blog! Yes, I did get the clock from Kirklands. I love it! Your tablescape looks great!

Shelia said...

Morning, Deb! Frugal table? Who would know - it's beautiful! The plates don't look paper and you've pulled everything off so beautifully!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Gollum said...

What a wonderful, wonderful idea with the cloche as a centerpiece. I use a lot of plastic and paper around here, and I love how you created your placesetting. Each item you added gave it another layer of joy.

Simply Dandy said...

I almost bought those same napkins yesterday at HomeGoods, they are so pretty. Lovin your tablescape.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Glenda said...

I really like your sleigh filled with gorgeous goodies. I appreciate that you put this together with what you had, shows imagination. And like another commenter said, this is within my price range. My vote is a good tablescape.

Carrie said...

The setting is very festive and appealing.

Liz said...

Okay I have to say that from a distance and even in a closer picture these look like china! What pretty table!

Well done!
~Liz

laurie said...

Great tablescape, and I love all of your bargains. Those Santas under the cloche are darling, and your sleighs and reinder are so cute. laurie

Melissa Miller said...

THIS IS ALL SO BEAUTIFUL!

I'M REALLY LIKING THE GLASS DOMES EVERYONE SEEMS TO HAVE BUT ME. LOL!

WONDERFUL TABLESCAPE DEB! :)

Jan Parrish said...

Beautiful. I especailly love the gold tableware.

Picket said...

Wow girl this is just beautiful & I have never seen paper & plastic look so good!!!!lol lol My kind of china! lol Love the Santas under the cloche...everything is just so pretty girl! Have a great day! ♥

nikkicrumpet said...

I can't believe you just "put this together" it looks like it was planned and carefully thought out! It's gorgeous and festive. Love it!

ceekay said...

Very pretty. I love Big Lots. Nothing like a Dollar tree, Big Lots, and Homegoods run all in the same day!

Myrna said...

Yay! A fellow paper plate user! I would never had know if you hadn't told. You did a beautiful job--so elegant!
Your house is lovely!!

ellen b. said...

Deb this is fabulous looking! I love your frugal charm!

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

Deb, your tablescape is just beautiful!! I love everything about it.
Hugs, Terrie

Becky said...

I love your paper plate and napkin idea. That's what I'm talkin about!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Your amazing with the paper plates and napkins! It all looks gorgeous and like a million bucks!

Manuela

Sweetie said...

Deb - Your tablscape is great. It's just what I need with so many grandchildren. I love the Dollar Tree! Also, I have to get a cloche. It seems like that is the "in" thing now. Best of all - I received the Cottage Package in the mail today. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I have just the place to put it after the holidays when my Santas are put away.
Hugs,
Sweetie
P.S. I will post the Cottage Package on my blog.

clnmike said...

Looks great.

Envoy-ette said...

This is my favorite table yet!

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

Deb...love your table! Don't you just love shopping the house and using your treasures you already have. I love the Santa's under the cloche...how cute is that! Those are the cutest paper plates...love the whole tablescape! Susan

BRAT girl said...

You did a great job! It's beautiful!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Gorgeous table! I love how you take things from around the house and from Big Lots finds and put together such a pretty table!

I also love the way those recipes in your prior post look! That is my kind of cooking...easy, just throw it together. I am so not a cook! Like you, I can do it when I have to, but I don't have anything special I do.

Oh, your package arrived yesterday! My kids forgot to tell me about it! lol I loved EVERYTHING! It will all go well in my home. And the package smelled so good! I will post it as soon as I am able!

Kady

The Muse said...

I think it is a truly brilliant and bold move...paper and china WHY NOT? :)
You proved it can look grand!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-very stylish and christmassy, well done, it looks lovely!

Ma'dame French said...

Deb this is beautiful! I really need to start a plate collection now! French;)

Kathleen Ellis said...

You truly have a talent for "upscaling" those paper goods! Beautiful! I hunt for them the same way!
Merry Christmas!