Monday, October 26, 2015

Budget Friendly Halloween Table

Its always fun decorating for Halloween. I usually set up a vignette on my buffet but since its being repurposed I decided to do a fun budget friendly tablescape.

I used things I had on hand and a few new pieces bought from the Dollar store, Target and Marshalls.

I bought the tombstone chair covers from the Dollar store. The black plates also came from the Dollar store, as well as the black roses on the napkins. The spider web place mats were made from two tote bags that I purchased for three dollars each at Target. I just split each bag down the center of the gusseted sides and bottom and folded the cut sides under. I got four place mats out of two totes.

I used my everyday flatware,goblets that I bought from a thrift store years ago and candlesticks that were also old thrift store finds.

The cute Halloween bowls were bought from Marshalls and the chalkboard tags came from Targets dollar spot.

The skull centerpiece also came from Target and the creepy rat from the Dollar store.

The bony hands creeping out are salad tongs! also a Dollar store find.

I added sparkly black twigs and a few creepy bugs to the pumpkins and scattered a few around the table.

 Theres that bony hand again! The flowers surrounding the skull and pumpkins under the cloche are dried hydrangeas saved from the garden. At first I thought they dried a really ugly color, but I think they're perfect for Halloween.

All totaled the whole tablescape came in at around 26.00. The most expensive being the cute bowls from Marshals. They were 7.99 for four. Everything else was 1.00 - 3.00 dollars each. I hope you enjoyed my Halloween table and weren't too creeped out!  Thanks for stopping by. I'll be joining these fun linkups this week,

                                          SavvySouthern Style


                                     French Country Cottage

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Soft and Neutral Falll Table

Setting a pretty table is one of my favorite things to do, I could play with dishes and tablescapes all day long. You all know that I love a neutral palette in decor, well I also love a soft and neutral table.

For this table I wanted soft colors, so I started out with white pumpkins, grey velvet pumpkins white hydrangeas, soft lambs ear and dusty miller to make an arrangement in a galvanized planter

To add texture as well as to offset the soft colors I used grapevine wreaths as chargers.I washed them with a watered down mixture of white and grey paint . I wanted to  keep the texture and most of the original color and just soften them a little.

The softness of the arrangement set the tone for everything that followed, from the selection of dishes and cutlery to the candlesticks and napkins.

I tied the napkins with twine and added a feather.  To reflect the bounty of the season  autumnal fruits and gourds were added to the table along with twigs from the yard

I added pops of green with artichokes and dusty miller to the table.

The sparkle of mercury glass plays nicely with the galvanized planter. I used a table runner made from wallpaper that mimics planked wood.

It always brings back happy holiday memories when I  use my moms china. When I was growing up we only used these dishes for Christmas and Thanksgiving.

I had a lot of fun making this tablescape, I got to use all of my favorite elements. Thanks so much for visiting. I'll be joining these great linkups this week,


                                                      French Country Cottage

                                                    Savvy Southern Style

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