Wow, a lot of things have happened since my last blog post. Most notably we purchased are first home since moving to Washington over five years ago! I’ve been so busy with the move and remodeling projects that it’s left me with NO time to blog. So, I’m excited to get back at it with my first post showing you how I decorated my table for the Holidays using mostly thrift store finds.
One thing that’s exciting about being in a new home is getting to decorate it, especially for the Holidays. I thought it would be a great time to show you how I decorated the table for our family Christmas dinner using mostly items I found at my local thrift stores.
I really enjoy the thrill of the hunt when it comes to thrifting for certain items. My challenge to myself was to find cute and inexpensive items to use on my dinner table. Sometimes in order to achieve your goal you may have to visit four or five places until you find everything you need. To me that’s the best part!
My local thrift stores are Goodwill and ValueVillage. There are several locations that I frequent on a regular bases. I had no problem finding what I needed at each of these stores. It all started with the plates. I found these cute snowman and snowflake plates at Goodwill along with the matching snowman salt and pepper shakers.
On that same visit I found a cute wooden snowman and two glass christmas trees. The next day I went to my local Value Village and found the clear bread plates and six water glasses. I then went to another Goodwill and found the coffee mugs, crystal wine goblets and a crystal butter dish.
There were somethings I just couldn’t find at the thrift store so I decided to check out the Dollar Tree and was so happy to find beautiful blue wine glasses and salad bowls with snowflakes on the bottom. To round out my items, I went shopping at Wal-Mart and found cute snowman cookie cutters ( only .50 ea.) that I used as napkin holders and white napkins. Also, at Wal-Mart they had little snowman ornaments that matched by dishes perfectly. They were sprinkled around the table for added decoration.
Another thing I wanted to put on my table was a cute and inexpensive DIY floral arrangement. I made one with items found from Michaels crafts.
The last place I shopped was at Kohls for placemats that were 60% off!
I just couldn’t find placemats at the thrift store that didn’t look like they had been over used. Also, don’t forget to use coupons at the thrift stores to bring down the cost even more.
Here is how it looked with everything put together.
I also wanted to show you another look with using a table runner I already had from last year. Another way to cut down on the cost is incorporating your thrifted finds with items you already have.
If you don’t live near a Dollar tree and can’t find blue wine glasses you can substitute with pretty crystal ones like I found at Goodwill for $.99 ea.
Here is a break down of all the items I purchased.
Snowflake plates (4) – $1.99 ea
Snowman plates (4) – $7.99 for the set.
Coffee cups (6) – $.69 ea
Clear crystal wine glasses (6) – $.99 ea
Salt and Pepper shakers – $3.99
Glass butter dish – $5.99
Glass Christmas tree (2) – $3.99 ea
Water glasses (6) – $2.09 ea
Small glass plates (6) – $1.39 ea
Blue wine glasses (6) – $1.00 ea
Snowflake bowls (6) – $1.00 ea
Napkins (2) pk – $1.97
Snowman ornaments (2) – $1.97 ea
Snowman cookie cutters (6) – $.50 ea
Snowman placemats (5) – $2.32 ea
Flowers (2) – $3.99 ea
Wooden box – $3.99
All together I spent for a six piece table setting decor $113.21, of course the price will vary depending on how many place settings you need.
I truly hope my thrifted Holiday table setting gives you some great ideas on how to put together your own inexpensive table scape.
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!