TSE is a happy woman today. I had the pleasure of catching up with an old friend for a few hours and we enjoyed a fab lunch in the backyard. It was a bit cool-ish, but I managed to find a sunny spot to set everything up. We enjoyed a light lunch of mini chicken salad sandwiches on pumpernickel, our favorite mini pretzels, watermelon skewers soaked in minty simple syrup and sipped on watermelon lemonade. I probably don't need to add that there were TONS of giggles all afternoon.
I had been working on a "table on a budget" tablescape for a few weeks, with the goal of using items from thrift stores, dollar stores and things I already owned. There was one stipulation to using things I owned, they had to be less than $5, and I pulled it off. It was easy to do because I'm forever shopping for a bargain, but this time, I was shopping in my own home. A few things to note, everything doesn't have to be a part of a matched set and ribbon is your friend.
The basic table began like this:
And the end result is a simple, uncluttered table for two.
I'll do a breakdown in another post, detailing each piece. Today, I just wanted to show you that you can create a lovely table on a very small budget.
I hope you enjoyed today's post and that you'll find inspiration to spend a little time thrifting or visiting a dollar store or two as well as shopping your home for great pieces to create a pretty table. You just may be surprised by what you'll discover. Why not start with Memorial Day?