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