Candy (even her name is sweeeeet..)from Plum Creek Place was the first blogger to answer the call of my Frugal Valentine Tablescape Challenge, which was to create a tablescape for $20.00 or under using thrift store, dollar store or already owned items.
Her tablescape(s) are truly amazing and oh so beautiful.
I am so jealous envious of all the fabulous “stuff” she has collected/thrifted over the years. Candy was even so kind as to list prices for each item used.
Without further adieu and so in her own words (you can click on this link for the full story and more visually appealing posts).
“Virtually everything came from Goodwill, The Salvation Army Thrift Store, The Volunteers of America, garage sales and darn near free odds and ends from Marc’s Close Out Department.
The first centerpiece is a Valentine’s Day Letter box made from a plane red letter box like they sell at Target and craft stores. A previous owner had fashioned a wooden stand for it from three pieces of wood.
For full details on how she made the letter box click here.
The free pots from Marc’s had some wimpy salmon pink flowers in them which I replaced with red and white flowers plus a couple of hearts.
All items on this table were thrifted through the years.
The red dinner plates (marked Pier 1) were one dollar each from Goodwill
The red heart salad plates were 50 cents each from the VOA
The white battenburg lace doilies were 2 for 99 cents from the VOA
The Coco Cola flatware was 25 cents per piece from Goodwill
The Red gingham check glassware is from Goodwill 50 cents each.
The white eyelet trimmed tablecloth is from Goodwill $2.00
The tea table topper (appliqued and embroidered) was 1.00 from Goodwill.
The letter box was $1.50 from Goodwill
The red gingham napkins are 2 for $1.00 from goodwill
The black checked napkin sleeves were made from scraps
The red geranium napkin rings are to old to remember where and when
The grapevine plate decor came in a bag of about twenty for $3.00
Flowers for the pots are from the stash.
Keep in mind I always have my 10 percent senior discount, and I almost always have a 20 percent off discount card for donating. I also get a 35% discount card after spending one hundred dollars. Believe me – I use my discounts!
Estimated total cost of $16.00 to $20.00 to design and set this Valentine’s Day table.
The only thing actually bought to do this table was the letter box $1.50 – Everything else came from the stash”