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Darnit!  The only thing I forgot were the bubbles. You can’t have a “Dollar Store Iridescent Tablescape” without bubbles, now can you?  Well, I guess you can, but they sure would have been a cute addition since bubbles are “iridescent”, and I know the dollar store carries the cute little bottles.  Well, at least you know that you can add them in if you decide to try this fun idea using mostly dollar store (specifically “Dollar Tree”) items to create one of the prettiest tablescapes I’ve ever created.  The table isn’t “trendy”, and it’s totally COOL, especially if you include those bubbles for folks to play with.  Did I mention, cheap?  Oh yah.  It’s definitely affordable.  Let’s take the “Dollar Store Iridescent Tablescape” tour…

First, let me explain how this all got started.  I mean, an IRIDESCENT table, Julie?  What is up with that?  Well, you know I try to be different and think outside the box, right?  While I was at the dollar store looking for cute plates for our new patio table set (see our new table below), I actually picked out some colorful white paper plates with blue flowers all over them.  Totally boring.  I carried them around the store, but continued to shop for something better.  That’s when I came across the clear square vinyl sink protectors that reminded me of a placemat  😯 .  Boom, the clear iridescent theme flourished from there.  I put down the boring paper plates and continued on my “clear” mission.

 

 

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I can't believe you can buy supplies at the dollar store for this gorgeous Dollar Store Iridescent Tablescape!

Have you noticed the dollar store’s all seem to have a ton of clear plastic table setting supplies now a days?  I’m not sure if that’s a good thing, but if you’re planning an outdoor get together with simple food that isn’t hot, this would work.  Now, I wouldn’t go putting hot bubbly lasagna on these plates, but a hotdog, and a salad, sure thing.  Before I get the plastic police after me, let me just say that I do not recommend eating on plastic every day.  I’m not sure about you, but my hotdog would probably sit on this plate for about 3.2 minutes before I gobbled it down.  So, no worries.

I can't believe you can buy supplies at the dollar store for this gorgeous Dollar Store Iridescent Tablescape!

After I got home, I began to assemble the “clear” tablescape and realized that the clear vinyl placemats glowed on the table 😯 .  What the what!?  They actually looked bright blue!  The photo below shows how the outdoors really lit them up and gave them an iridescent glow.  I had no idea they would do that.  So, of course that got me all excited and I knew I could really make the table even prettier than I imagined.

I can't believe you can buy supplies at the dollar store for this gorgeous Dollar Store Iridescent Tablescape!

After everything was on the table I knew I had to find some flowers somewhere, so I asked my oldest to drive the get-a-way car while I stole searched for pretty flowers on the roadside.  My youngest came along for the ride, and even brought our cat with him.  Unfortunately, I didn’t find a ton of pretty weeds on the side of the road, but mixing what I did find (the pinkish ones) with some of the flowers/plants in my own yard really seemed to do the trick.  I ended up using the pinkish purple weeds, a purple petunia, some purple little flowers from my yard, and a fern leaf in each shot glass.  They looked so pretty in the clear dollar store plastic shot glasses that I had left over from my daughter’s graduation favors.

I can't believe you can buy supplies at the dollar store for this gorgeous Dollar Store Iridescent Tablescape!

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Oh geeze, I better tell you about this gorgeous brown wicker table set I ordered on-line, before I get too carried away with the glowing decor.  We recently moved our huge teak wood table, and umbrella down to the lower brick patio because we very rarely used it, and I found the top of it to be so rough on my fair arms.  It was also so big, and I really desired a small glass table with comfortable wicker chairs.  I scored this one for a great price, and I completely recommend it to you.  The chairs are very comfortable and the entire set is very high quality.  I absolutely love it.

OUTDOOR PATIO TABLE & CHAIRS

I can't believe you can buy supplies at the dollar store for this gorgeous Dollar Store Iridescent Tablescape!

Everything really tied in nicely with the canopy, white curtains, and our remaining outdoor furniture.  I can’t wait to have a romantic dinner out here with my husband.  We were going to have one the night after I created this table, but it rained.  We were actually so happy we finally got rain that we didn’t even care.

One of my favorite touches on the “Dollar Store Iridescent Tablescape” is the dollar store candle. All you need is a clear glass vase, a bag of iridescent clear beads, and a candle.  Heck, you can even get the lighter at the dollar store.

 

I can't believe you can buy supplies at the dollar store for this gorgeous Dollar Store Iridescent Tablescape!

To top everything off, I tucked dollar store white fancy napkins/clear flatware into my own iridescent glass wine glasses (source below).

 

 

 

I can't believe you can buy supplies at the dollar store for this gorgeous Dollar Store Iridescent Tablescape!

Now, all I need are 3 guests, some hotdogs, and maybe you can bring the potato salad & bubbles 😆 ?

I can't believe you can buy supplies at the dollar store for this gorgeous Dollar Store Iridescent Tablescape!

 

I can't believe you can buy supplies at the dollar store for this gorgeous Dollar Store Iridescent Tablescape!

I can't believe you can buy supplies at the dollar store for this gorgeous Dollar Store Iridescent Tablescape!

 

 

OUTDOOR PATIO TABLE & CHAIRS

PLATES, BOWLS, NAPKINS, FLATWARE, SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS, SHOT GLASS VASE, CANDLE SUPPLIES —-> DOLLAR TREE

WINE GLASSES-HOMEGOODS

FLOWERS: ROADSIDE & YARD

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I can't believe you can buy supplies at the dollar store for this gorgeous Dollar Store Iridescent Tablescape!

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34 Responses

  1. JaneEllen says:

    Loving every thing am seeing. Even tho it’s “just” $tree plastic it still looks quite inspired and very pretty Using the sink protectors for place mats is so clever and worked perfectly with your iridescent theme. Goes to show how presentation over shadows idea of fancy. Your wonderful table set is pretty doggoned snazzy also. Your patio is coming together so beautifully.
    Enjoy it all this weekend

  2. Pam says:

    Wow!! Your new patio table and chairs is just as I knew it would be..BEAUTIFUL! AND…..you totally amaze me at the ideas you come up with!! The tablescape is perfect, especially considering where you purchased everything. I’ve always been a dollar store shopper, but girl, as usual, you have out done yourself!! Believe me, if I lived anywhere near you, I would bring the potatoe salad (Southern style) and lots of bubbles!! Enjoy!!! Have a great weekend!!

  3. Dad says:

    Wow, great job, low cost, I love it, Dad in NY.

  4. Patricia says:

    Beautiful, has a very elegant look.

  5. Nancy says:

    Dear Julie, You do make me smile! This is clever indeed. T’would also be just right for a group of girl friends on a summer evening. I can imagine the voices floating on the breeze right now. But enjoy it soon – Sumer only lasts a minute in our part of the country!

  6. Cindy says:

    Julie,
    Everything looks plas-tastic!!! Lol! What a fun & unique way to set up your beautiful table scape!! I LOVE how the “placemats”(cool idea) changed colors outside, a little bit of unexpected fun! As always, you tied it altogether beautifully. $tree is always fun for a good find! Until next time!! ????

  7. Bridgette says:

    GORGEOUS. Everything is simply GORGEOUS????????. Love all the little details and that new table is perfect. Your patio is very inviting. Thanks for sharing

  8. Bridgette says:

    GORGEOUS. Everything is simply GORGEOUS????????. Love all the little details and that new table is perfect. Your patio is very inviting. Thanks for sharing

  9. carol bittner says:

    Wow Julie, your table setting is so pretty (and fun at the same time). Love the glass table and wicker chairs; so comfy cozy! Dollar Store is awesome. A few bucks can make a huge difference. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Rick says:

    Wow that looks amazing!

  11. C. J. says:

    Love everything you show us!!!! Gosh, I want it all–gotta get over to $Tree! I also was just introduced to FIVE BELOW–do you have them near you? Everything $5 and Below. I was so blown away by their inventory of stuff…..if you are creative as you are, and I strive to be!

  12. Amy sue says:

    This looks beautiful Jules! As usual!????
    The flowers are such a nice touch and you’re so clever with the “placemats”!
    Love it all!! And you too!
    Amy sue

  13. Amy sue says:

    This looks beautiful Jules! As usual!????
    The flowers are such a nice touch and you’re so clever with the “placemats”!
    Love it all!! And you too!
    Amy sue

  14. Daphne says:

    Wow, such a beautiful setup! Love the colors and flowers you incorporated ❤️

  15. Vic says:

    Perfect for a summer day!

  16. Julie says:

    test #1

  17. Julie says:

    test #2

  18. BETTE QUERIN says:

    Hi Julie:
    Was wondering if the placemats looked iridescent because of the glass table top? So pretty.
    What a smart and creative lady you are. Thanks for the great ideas.

    Cheers, Bette

    • Julie says:

      Hi Bette! I think that certainly helped flow light through the vinyl, but on our wood table in the before shot they still look kind of glow-ish to me.

  19. ColleenB.-Tx. says:

    WOW! What a Gorgeous table setting and your ‘little’ details make the whole thing come together with just a bit of added color but yet it’s not overpowering with color. Your patio furniture sitting right by your window box; nice touch. Really brings everything together.
    I have been picking up a few things here and there at Dollar Tree for our 50th anniversary come next June so you have really given me some great ideas along with your inspiration. You totally rock.:} Thank You.
    Love your wicker patio set. Goes well with your porch railing

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