If you are intimidated my Tablescapes…..
Then you are doing it wrong.
I love to set a table.
As a matter of fact, I love anything that you can set a table with.
I am also a firm believer that you do not have to spend a small fortune doing it.
Case in point #1.
The best thing I ever did besides marry Big Daddy was start a collection of solid white dinnerware. They are the most versatile things in this world.
Not to mention cheap.
And food always looks good on them.
Initially I purchased an 8 place setting of this Mikasa knockoff at a discount store for under $30. And I added to it from there. It was very easy to add to because well,
White is White.
We use it everyday and you can sure dress it up easily for the holidays and special occasions.
Case in point #2.
I learned to use my backyard (or other people’s backyard) for inspiration when it come to floral arrangements.
I’ve also learned to spend my money wisely in the floral department of my local grocery. First I collected a few sprigs of Japanese Maple and Oak leaves for their gorgeous colors. Next I added some glossy, almost olive green Little Gem Magnolia and a few nice fat pinecones. The hydrangia were $6.66 at my grocery. I love them personally but they last a long time so I feel like I’m not throwing my money in the trash.
Collect a few (not seventeen) interesting vessels to hold your floral arrangements. Most of mine have come from Thrift shops.
I stick to three basic vessels.
Tureens, wicker or woven baskets and short smaller vases that I do in groups of three.
Thrift shops are also a great source for other stuff like glassware and chargers. I found 6 of these glasses for 25 cents each last week at my neighborhood Good Will.
These silver artichokes were in the Clearence section at my neighborhood Michaels for $2.60 each. I’m pretty sure the will look nice at Christmas and on in to February. They can also hold a place card or be used in a floral arrangements.
I hope this inspires you to enjoy setting your Thanksgiving table.
Have some fun!
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