Friday, December 2, 2011


I am so happy to be doing this tablescape for December.  
Everything was thrifted, clearanced or gifted.
A Christmas Red, White and Green table
The place setting
I started with these pretty place mats and napkins found at a thrift shop for $2 
A large red glass dinner plate (99 cents ea) 
and the Joy salad plates on clearance from WalMart 
Topped with a green Harlequin bread plate
the green handled flatware was 19 cents a piece at the thrift shop in Texas
The green boopie swirl glasses were found at GW for $1.81 each and the Diamond Point with Ruby flash wine glasses were  $1.50 each at an Antique Mall
I love how things sparkle in candlelight
I used a clear glass napkin ring edged in gold to pickup the gold threads in the 
napkin and place mat
the plate edges
The centerpiece is a wreath bought on clearance at Michael's.  I put a small cake plate in the center to raise up the gold Christmas tree...
a hand me down decoration from my Mom
The candles are a couple of tea lights in red holders
and a votive in this beautiful red and gold cup
all thrift store finds under $1
I added a few picks with red berries to the wreath to add more color to the table
The kings crown serving pieces were under $3 for all and the gold and silver picks (in the punch cup) were 25 cents total
I love this wire tree
Beautiful candle light
I love how a pretty table can be set with thrift store
dishes, glassware, flatware and linens.

I'm joining in Diann's monthly party
I hope you will stop by and take a look at all the lovely thrifty tables out there in blogland!



DogsMom said...

What a beautiful and festive setting. I also like that you have inherited pieces included.
Your candlelit photos are wonderful.

jojo said...

gorgeous! So very festive and I just love that you have mixed new, old and thrifted pieces. It just goes to show that it all works together!

Vonlipi said...

I love everything! It's so perfect and Xmasssy just for me!

This tablescape just filled me with joy :)

Thank you so much for loving plates and being thrifty!

pamq said...

Love that green Boopie!!!

Loui♥ said...

Loved it!!
just perfect!!

Zootsuitmama said...

Very VERY Prettty!

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Linda
What a Lovley Post :)
and do not miss,,,




It is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Very pretty Linda! I love your wire tree too! Its perfect for a centerpiece. I also really like your joy plates, the green flatware and goblets. That is one pretty table on a budget!

Ann said...

you set the prettiest table. I love this.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

everything at christmas is so beautiful by candlelight! What a wonderful job you did pulling it all together. I have some of my Grandmothers ruby pieces I put out at christmas

Marigene said...

I love those festive linens, they are the perfect foundation for your beautiful Christmas table. As much as I like non-traditional table, I am drawn to red and green like a moth to a flame.
I would be honored to sit at this table with you, Linda!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful tablescape! I love the tree too.

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Oh, it's so pretty! I can just imagine how nice it looks at night with the candles lit.

Me, I'm still trying to get the house cleaned and straightened enough to even start decorating, but there won't be any gorgeous table setting. :-(

Deb said...

Very festive and I love the little tree. Have fun.

Cathy said...

Your table is lovely! I had a AHHHH moment when I saw the price you paid for the Boopie glasses. I collect all the sizes and this is the one I need. YOU DID WELL on that price. I would have fainted to find such a deal.

Ames said...

So very cheery Linda! I love the colors. Truly a Christmas table!~Ames

Charlotte's Creative but Chic Life said...

Very, very pretty and thrift setting for the Christmas season decorating!

Linda said...

Everything looks wonderful. I love the wire tree too!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Beautiful, Linda! Love the placemats and napkins! And...Kings Crown wine glasses for $1.50? I'm shopping the wrong antique malls! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Anonymous said...

I love your Christmas tablescape. It's a lovely mix of old and new. You got some really good finds. I'll be back to check out some more of your blog posts.
Til next time...God bless and Merry Christmas.
Ginger of

Jean said...

I love the joy plate. So very cute.

Gina said...

What a festive & pretty table you've set! I love the placemats & napkins. The green flatware is great too. I love how you thrifted yourself to a beautiful table.

De tout, de rien said...

Beautiful colours! Love the green flatware! I keep going back to look at it!

bj said...

Thrifted or not, this is one of the prettiest Christmas tables I've seen. Just beautiful, Linda girl.
xo bj

The Tablescaper said...

Great table! Each piece works together to form the perfect puzzle.

- The Tablescaper

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That's a pretty table Linda! Love the pics by candlelight and the green Boopies are beautiful-enjoy:@)

Mary said...

This is beautiful Linda! I love the candle light reflecting off your beautiful Kings Crown glassware! Your embroidered linens are the perfect foundation for your table~ beautiful & a bargain too!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Of course, I love ANYTHING red.....but the whole table is lovely! And the Joy plate with the linens......I have of the seven deadly sins and today is Sunday. I'm quite sure I headed to hell in a handbasket.....

Diann said...

Oh, this table turned out so pretty Linda! And fabulously thrifty! Sorry it is taking me so long to try to catch up. I have a bid on Ebay for a cloning machine. I hope I win! LOL (that would be cool for me but, do you think Troy could handle another Diann?). Thank you for joining Thrifty Tablescape and have a wonderful day!

Vintage Christine said...

You always set such a beautiful table, and this one is especially gorgeous! I want to put out all of my vintage Floragold but the cat has already decided he likes to lounge on the dining table I FINALLY cleared off--I can't yell at him to get off since he'll send everything flying as he goes. By the way, the stemware is actually Diamond Point with ruby flash, not King's Crown, although both patterns were made by Indiana Glass in the 60's. I've never really liked King's Crown and think what you have (and what I A LOT OF) is much prettier. I always served Mom her afterdinner ice cream in a Diamond Point footed bowl and she just loved that.

Shelia said...

Oh, Linda, your table looks gorgeous! Love all the reds and your thrifty finds! Those little napkins are so pretty as well as your dishes.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your pretty Christmas linens! Everything is lovely! I'm determined to find some Christmas dishes this year! Maybe I'll go thrift shopping tomorrow! Hugs! ♥

Deb said...

Hi Linda - thanks for dropping by. Do you have a table tree this year, too. I'd love to see it. It's actually really fun playing with a table tree as it's so easy to decorate and move around. Just added some twinkly lights to it. Deb

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Linda, Your table is really pretty and festive! The vintage napkins and placemats are wonderful.

Kathleen said...

That looks beautiful, like a million dollars! :)
I love that red glass dinner plate, what a deal!
The whole table is so festive, the linens, so pretty!

Shellbelle said...

First, let me say thank you for the lovely comment you left yesterday, it made my heart smile. It is so nice to be back in Blogland with all my friends.

I adore this table setting! It says, "Welcome home for the holidays." Everything is just perfect, but I love those red plates!

Hugs sweet friend xoxoxoxoxoxo

Catherine said...

This is a lovely Christmas table setting! I think Christmas dinner would taste extra yummy eating here!
xo Catherine

Chatty Crone said...

What a festive table setting. I love the lace/line place-mats. And I love the plate with the word joy in it. So pretty. Sandie

Loveforfood said...

i love all the festive setting. all of them look so beautiful. i like the colour of the plates and the gold cup.