Friday, December 14, 2018

Inexpensive Basic Must Haves To Set A Pretty Table

With Christmas a little over a week away,  many of us are trying to figure out what to do for our Christmas Dining Tables. How to make them pretty and practical. I also don't like to break the bank when I shop for table decor and dishes. I want it to be pretty, but if something is broken I don't want to cry. (Now I do have a few really elegant pieces that would make me cry if broken, but not many.) I love having family and friends over and I love to have a pretty table.  Now it doesn't have to be fancy or elegant, just something that is pretty and shows my guests and family that I enjoy having them.

We all know that some pretty dishes and glassware is essential, but there are a few other things that you really need to have in your stash so you can set  pretty and interesting tables for almost any occasion.

Dining Room Table Ideas -  This is a table I often set up using the same things over and over again.  By changing out the centerpiece and the napkins, I can totally recreate a different table in seconds.  There is nothing fancy here except the stems that are heirlooms, but you can find really pretty ones at Goodwill or the $1 Store.

This is my Christmas Table This Year

1.  This table is set with a basic white runner, inexpensive white dishes and gold chargers.  The salad plates are sale pieces I pick up at Home Goods, Target or Walmart.  Flatware was a sale set from Ross.  The stems are heirlooms, but you can find really pretty stems at Goodwill and even the $1 store.



Thursday, December 13, 2018

Inexpensive Gift Wrap & Wrapping Station

I love a pretty tree with beautifully wrapped and coordinating packages.  However, I really don't like to spend a fortune on my wrapping.  So I always look for a way to make my package beautiful and special but on a budget. 
Since I am using rusty orange this year instead of red as my main color, my packages need to have the same colors.



Tuesday, December 11, 2018

480th Inspire Me Tuesday

Welcome to the 480th Inspire Me Tuesday.  Last week was filled with 30 beautiful homes for our annual 2018 Christmas Home Tours.  I hope you guys enjoyed every home, they were all stunning.  

Since the Holidays are here, and we are all entertaining, I thought we might enjoy a few new recipes.  There were tons in our last Inspire Me Tuesday, so if you are looking for a new dish, desert or drink you might want to check out some of the recipes here. Here's a sample of just a few that caught my eye.









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