Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday On A Serious Budget

I've seen a lot of beautiful table settings in Blogland, so beautiful at times I've been green with envy. But not green enough to go out and spend a small fortune on table settings, especially since I always try to invite at least thirty guest when I host a party. The more the merrier I say! Well Susan, of Between Naps On The Porch is the hostess of Tablescape Tuesday. I've really enjoyed looking at the different Tablescapes so I would like to share one of my own. (Cheap)

I'll start with a charger from Hobby Lobby for 1.87, paper and plastic plates, plastic cups, napkins, all from Party City, and cutlery from The Dollar Tree. Which are all good for a quick clean up.

Centerpiece - a candle holder, candle, glass beads, and pine sprigs from the Dollar Tree, and a candle ring from Big Lots.

Put together make for a table setting that's easy clean up, unbreakable, and quite pretty too.

So next time you want a no fuss, inexpensive, throw away, beautiful, table setting. Hop on down to the nearest Dollar Store and take your pick.

Very easy way to host a large party, and you never have to use the same settings. I can't wait to show you my settings and decorations for the Christmas party that the Savings Club I'm in will be having here in December. I used this table setting for a Fall atmosphere, when I had my club meeting early this month. I only set the large table and we really enjoyed ourselves.

I served Chili, with all the fixins, shredded Mexican cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, tortilla chips, Mexican cornbread, sour cream, buttermilk ranch dressing, and for desert Pat @ Back Porch Musing's recipe for Pumpkin casserole. Everything was so good!

Thanksgiving we're going to my husbands niece's house but, we will celebrate Christmas here at our house. Christmas is also my husbands birthday. Deb