Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tablescape Thursday Dollar Store Style!!!
This is only my second time participating in this fun event hosted by Susan (hi Susan!) over at Between Naps on the Porch. I was going to do a post on my Dollar Tree finds, and decided to incorporate them into a tablescape so I could party with the other t-scapers out there. So, as the name suggests, this is a tablescape made up of Dollar Store finds - nothin fancy here, just a casual setting for one. Why just one?? Well, me forgots to go back to the DS to get more placemats. I picked up one of each, just to see if I liked them with every intention of going back to get more. Never happened. Do ya think they're still there???
I just liked all of the colors in these placemats and they all seemed to coordinate. What's more, they went with the colors in my kitchen.
These dishes did NOT come from the DS - no siree! I splurged big time on these babies. Can you say, WalMart??? In my defense, these are just my everyday dishes. Years ago when I first got engaged, I registered at Macy's for my pretty everyday Pfaltzgraf dishes with all the matching serving pieces like a good little Bride-to-Be. Well guess what? They did not stand the test of time. Within a few years, besides being sick of the pattern (Garden Party) they were falling apart - chips and cracks galore, and they were supposed to be dishwasher safe! So, this time, I deciced to go plain and simple. Notice I did not say "cheap". Walmart? Yes. Cheap? Not so much. But I love them and they are much more durable than those fancy-shmancy Pfalzgraf ones.
The napkin rings I got at Goodwill for a buck. Thought they were cute and who can't use animal print napkin rings?? Imagine someone getting rid of those!!!!!! Hey, they look great in my drawer.
Aren't these just the cutest prints? I couldn't resist!
I found a use for just about all of them too. The others I'll put in a basket and fill it with chips for informal gatherings.
On the toaster oven:
On the oven:
And my favorite - as a valance!
So there you have it, my very modest but very colorful tablescape for one. Hope you all have a great day and now go check out all the other beautiful tablescapes at Susan's wonderful blog.