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.
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.
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!
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