It wouldn’t be a party without a wonderful tablescape. But no one wants to bust the budget setting the table!
Today I am excited to share Five Fabulous Thrifty Table Setting Ideas for Easter!
Thrifty Idea #1: Shop Your Home
Whether I am setting the table for Christmas, Ladies Night In, or Easter, the first thing I do is shop my own home for pieces that will fit with the theme. Most of the time there will be enough to fill the table without having to run out to purchase a bunch of new things.
Over the years I have gathered sets of dishes, glassware, and silverware that help lay the foundation of a tablescape. Many of these pieces were wedding gifts. A lot were bought at Goodwill and are perfect for creating thrifty table setting ideas.
After pulling out all my goodies this is Easter tablescape I pulled together for this year.
The little ceramic cabbage was a gift from my grandmother. It reminds me of Peter Rabbit stealing cabbages from Mr. McGregor’s garden. I love it’s glossy green color on our Easter table.
Once I cleaned my disaster of a craft room I realized there were enough flowers to started a florist. The Easter table centerpiece was created from faux tulips I already had and snips of greenery from the backyard. Nandinas are my favorite for filling in floral arrangements.
Thrifty Idea #2: Thrift Store Shopping is Fabulous
Shopping at our local Goodwill always gives me lots of thrifty table setting ideas. Whenever I have a few minutes before preschool pickup I always drop in to see what I can find. The children call it “Mama’s treasure store” because that’s what I tell them I am looking for when I shop there.
The housewares section is the first stop. Since white makes food look good white dishes and serving pieces are constantly at the top of my list. Plus all white goes together making the mix-matched pieces look like a collection.
Having an excuse to lay out the wedding china is always welcome but it can be a tad formal. Adding white thrift store plates to our fancy dishes breaks up the pattern.
There is always a huge bin of tablecloths, placemats, and napkins at the thrift store too.
The round woven placemats were a thrifty find from last summer. One coat of spray paint and they went from moldy yellow to grass green. Click here for the complete spray painted placemat tutorial.
I picked up the lacy green napkins on half off day. There were eight napkins carefully folded inside this plastic bag. They were in pristine condition and only cost $3.03! I’ve already used a few of them on the faux wood bookcase our home office.
Every table needs a centerpiece. I’m always on the hunt for interesting vases and snagged this plastic one for less than one dollar. A coat of white paint plus a little sanding and I’ve got a shabby chic vase for my Easter tablescape!
Thrifty Idea #3: Make It Yourself
Isn’t it always the case? You spot something fabulous in a home decor store or catalog and you love the look but not the price tag.
That is exactly what happened to me a couple of weeks ago.
I was out window shopping at Pottery Barn when I spotted a grass covered basket and embroidered polka dot table runner.
Of course, I shrugged my shoulders at the high price tag and decided to make them myself!
The moss covered basket was definitely a thrifty table setting idea and a super easy knock off. I love how colorful it is filled with sparkly eggs. Click here to see the entire DIY Moss Basket ~ A Pottery Barn Knock OFF!
Isn’t the embroidered polka dot table runner adorable? Don’t worry! That fabulous knock off is coming soon!
Thrifty Idea #4: Hit the Dollar Store
While it is wonderful to gather items from a thrift store sometimes you just have to pick up a few pretties!
The Dollar Store is a great place for finding small accessories. Especially during the holidays.
That is where I picked up the pretty Easter eggs for the DIY Moss Basket. They add a huge pop of color to the thrifty table setting and echo the colors from the centerpiece.
Thrifty Idea #5: “Pinterest” It
Now that you have gathered all your thrifty table setting items it’s time to pull it all together as a fabulously decorated tablescape.
Oh what’s that you say? Are you all out of decorating juice?
This is when you need to “Pinterest It”! By that I mean hop on over to Pinterest and start searching for design inspiration.
Heck! Take a shortcut and go straight to my Tablescapes Pinterest Board!
I would love to know what your thrifty table setting ideas are! Please share them with me below in the comments!
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