Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tablescape 911

I don’t know how she does it, but each week Susan At Between Naps on the Porch brings us fresh new ideas for dining and invites us all to her little piece of tablescape Heaven. Last Wednesday I got a 911 call from our daughter. It seems her new husband thought it might be fun to throw together a last minute dinner party for New Year’s Eve. The dilemma: no time, no ideas, and very little money! So, I started rummaging.

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With one trip to Dollar Tree and a trip “the closet” this is what we came up with. We used a crystal, white, and silver theme. You may get tired of those three pedestal pillar holders. They are easily the best $19.99 I have ever spent. While I was standing in front of the display lost in deep indecision in Costco, a woman walked by and said, “do it; you know you want them”. That was enough for me. I took it as a sign and put them in the cart.

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We used an assortment of champagne and martini glasses mixed with a few stemmed votive holders and filled them with Epsom salt to resemble snow and add sparkle…all from Dollar Tree. Each one is sitting on a different shape mirror to reflect the light from the candles. I draped a silver snowflake garland around and added a few acrylic snow flake ornaments. I loaned her my clear glass dinner plates ($1 each) from Old Time Pottery. These are perfect when paper is not quite enough and china is too much---they go straight into the dishwasher. Her Casa Fina serving pieces are off-white and worked perfectly. Quick, festive, cheap! Emergency averted!

Click on the TT button on the sidebar for fun and festive tables! Thank you Susan!

29 comments:

  1. Great job, Susan!! You did your daughter proud!! And that Dollar Tree comes through all the time, too. Love it!

    xoxo
    Janie

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  2. That is very festive looking. You have amazing creativity. Always fun to see what you and your daughter come up with for these lovely tablescapes.

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  3. Lovely tablescape. The Dollar Tree certainly gets our creative juices flowing doesn't it?

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  4. It is just beautiful. I love all the pretty crystal and silver. You did a fantastic job. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Great job! Gotta love places like Dollar Tree, Ole Time Pottery, etc. Explain to your SIL that if he comes up with these last minute ideas, he needs to learn how to decorate for the occasion. :-)
    I would go to Florida, but it is cold down there also.

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  6. Your impromptu tablescape is gorgeous, Susan. It is so festive and so sparkly, just the right touch for New Year! Your daughter's learning a lot from you.....Christine

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  7. What a Mom!! The table looks wonderful.
    Sandy

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  8. Pretty, sparkly and so good for a last minute party! I bet your daughter was quite pleased! Cindy

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  9. A great sparkly & festive table to welcome the New Year!

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  10. Well you did a great job of rummaging for sure. Everything is great for New Year's eve!!

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  11. Very festive!
    love the martini glasses for candles.
    They're great for lots of creative ideas!
    Joyfully,
    Maria

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  12. Great job! Lots of sparkle!
    And you can use the epson salts to soak you feet or make your hydrangea blue! Waste not, want not!

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  13. This looks great! Basic candle holders are something that all tablescapers should own. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

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  14. Wow this is great! And it certainly looks like a very well planned tablescape -- not desperate at all -- you did well - I know your daughter was delighted!

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  15. I think you did a great job. I love the Epsom salt idea. I'll have to file that one away. Everything looks very festive and fun!

    Sue

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  16. Your table makes even snow look like fun. We are expecting quite a bit here in Missouri tonight! Try to stay warm.

    Charla

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  17. If this is what you can do with no time, no ideas and very little money then you should give lessons! You are a clever and talented girl. I love the white and silver. And this is a pretty and fun tablescape.
    Yvonne

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  18. That's absolutely stunning. Beautiful. xx

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  19. Thank goodness for the woman giving you the go ahead. :)

    What a way to start the new year~it would be such a special treat to sit at your table.

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  20. I love all the bling your decorations bring to the table!

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  21. This is really spectacular. I love the combination of white and silver and the sparkle. As my very stern grand mother would say, "appropriately festive".

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  22. Love it and inspiring, which I needed this week but didn't get in time to do my own table scape. So I am just looking at them all this week!
    Linda

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  23. Well done! Oh, to have a mother like you when one wants to give a party. Love the idea of the Epsom salt under the candles. I'm going to remember that one. I saw it used on Aiken House also. Looks splendid! ~ Sarah

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  24. How pretty and festive! Lovely!

    ~Liz

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  25. Sunshine is so lucky to be able to call in such a professional tablescaper! I can't believe you "threw" this together quickly. It is a perfect look for a N.Y. celebration. Elegant and festive. She's becoming quite the entertainer (with Mom's help)! laurie

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  26. Wow, I love it! No one would ever guess that it was just thrown together in a hurry. It looks very classy, and so appropriate for New Year's.

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  27. Great job and so festive!

    Happy New Year, Bonnie

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