I call this tablescape "City Country Living. I'm using a white Battenburg lace tablecloth, gold leaf chargers and crystal goblets (city) with plaid napkins and a rooster (country.)
I needed gold or brass napkin rings, but didn't have any so I looked in my jewelry box for gold bracelets! Works for me!
I found the pretty plaid napkins at either TJ Maxx or Home Goods.
The white rooster also came from Home Goods, a few years ago.
This tablescape is a classic example of most of my tablescapes, I have always enjoyed doing budget decorating, decorating on a shoestring!
I posted the following two years ago and will leave it in here again, even tho I know most people don't do the reading so much, just look at the pictures!
Why I do tablescapes? First I’ll tell you I’m not in competition with my tablescapes! I enjoy doing tablescapes, it’s so fun, and it’s good therapy for me! It’s a challenge to me to do my tablescapes using what I already have. I’m a thrifty person, I don’t usually buy things to tablescape with, if I do, it has to be on sale, probably under ten dollars! Most likely I pay a dollar each at the dollar stores. I usually only buy four things to play with. I like to “shop my house” for things I already have! I like sharing a few unusual ideas with others, especially those who think they don’t have anything to tablescape with or don’t have enough money to buy more, they can see it can be done inexpensively.
I do love seeing big expensive tablescapes and seeing the latest trends in china, etc. I admire the talent of these lovely people and gather inspiration from them. Being retired I must be more frugal, and consider where to store my “play dishes.”
I don’t follow any formal rules in setting my tables. If you’ve seen my glasses or forks on the wrong side of the plate, it was purposely done, I do things to balance out the pictures. If there are any tablescape police lurking, please know that I don’t care about any formal rules. I do what I enjoy and hope others will enjoy it as well, and not criticize me!
One of the best things about tablescaping weekly is that I don’t have to cook a big meal to serve with it! LOL! I seldom ever have real guests use my tablescapes, but my friends do enjoy coming to see what I do almost weekly! This is my hobby, this is what I enjoy, my tablescapes give me an ahhh moment when I walk into the room, and my husband enjoys seeing what I come up with weekly! It’s fun, it’s exciting and enjoyable, nothing more!