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It’s actually quite comical that I’m sharing this “Spring” tour & GIVEAWAY today because it is snowing like crazy and the kiddos almost had another snow day today. I think I might have things a little backwards you guys because it was warmer when I wrote about my Christmas designs 😯 . Well, the good news is, the cold Winter weather does give me more time to decorate inside (yippee). So, welcome to this year’s first tablescape. I’m calling it my “Thrifty Golden Easter Table”…
(If you spotted that pretty gold fire screen, stay tuned for that story Friday.)
Say what? You’re probably thinking, “Umm, Julie. That table does NOT look thrifty.” I totally agree. It doesn’t, but that’s the point. No one needs to know, although I really enjoy telling them anyway. Expensive things don’t impress me. What impresses me is beauty, and I don’t care how much it cost.
Okay, so…how did I create this beautiful golden Easter table on a budget? Lets start with the plates.
My youngest and I visited the thrift store a couple weeks ago and I usually start off at the plate section. I nearly lost my eye balls when this set was sitting there gently gazing at me with those golden lines of trim and pink roses. I was shocked to see on the sticker “$11.99 set of 12”. I quickly checked each piece and only found 1 tiny chip. I mean really tiny. Like who cares tiny.
I mean, $11.99? Someone made a mistake. Thank you, mistake maker.
When I got home I played with the plates and just couldn’t believe how beautiful they were. I knew they would make a beautiful tablescape (and we will be using them daily, too). So, make sure you check the plate section when you visit any resale/thrift store.
Okay, so I had the plates, but they were rather small, so I decided to DIY those gold “chargers” that are placed under the plates. Notice how they add depth and even a little vintage glam to the table? I really want to tell you right now how I made those, but I promised some folks that I would share that tutorial in our “Thrifty Style Team” series coming up on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. So, stay tuned for that simple DIY charger idea that anyone can do.
You won’t believe it, but I also found the champagne glasses that the pink eggs are in at the thrift store as well. In addition, I found the big ceramic bunny on the left, the silver candle holders, and the tiny gold salt & pepper shaker sets all at the thrift store. The pretty champagne glasses with the pink roses I inherited from my grandfather, the cloth napkins from my Mom (thank you, Mom), and the other bunnies I have collected over the years (see source list below).
There is 1 item that I did splurge on. SHH! Quiet. Lets whisper and my husband won’t even notice. He doesn’t care anyway.
Yep. The gold flatware. I’ve been stalking gold flatware for months now. I finally found the most beautiful set on line and my source is below. I am in love with how beautiful the set is. I can pass these babies down which make them so special. I think you might be able to see me in those forks. Hope not, lol.
Did I miss anything? Oh, the paper. I found that at the dollar store (along with the gold foil chocolate eggs) over by the wrapping paper. They have pastel colors, too. I should also tell you that I colored the pink eggs with just a little warm water and 2 drops of red food coloring. Boom, done.
Happy Spring everyone!
(Did you spy the blue sofa in that photo?)
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If you scroll down you will see all of the beautiful Spring time ideas created by many talented Bhome bloggers. You’ll also notice that we are giving away a free gift!
Don’t forget to enter to win April Cornell’s beautiful hostess set (1 tablecloth & 4 coordinating cloth napkins). To enter, visit April Cornell’s website HERE, then come back and tell me your favorite pattern in my comment section. That’s it…you are then entered. This giveaway is open to US & Canada residents excluding Quebec and where prohibited. Winner will be notified by e-mail. Good luck!
You can also CLICK HERE for another giveaway I am hosting!