Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Table

Welcome to the cheapest table setting ever. Sticking to my "no spending" rule, the Thanksgiving table is set for less than $15. 

For inexpensive place cards:
Use free clipart from Graphics Fairy on cardstock.  An old trick of the teaching trade is to outline with a magic marker.  Just run your marker along the edge and it creates an automatic border.  

Attach to a pine cone from the front yard, and there you have an almost free place card. 

A run down on everything else:
  • tablecloth is a curtain
  • Pier 1 pillow bought at GW for $2
  • dishes, well can you spell C-H-E-A-P?  
  • Wal Mart $1 plates 
  • Wal Mart .88 stemware 
  • bottom plates are from my everyday set
  • leave plates bought on clearance last year for .50
  • feathers and brown cattails added to faux greenery  (Not exactly what I want but, something I didn't have to purchase.)
  • rest of the items were shopped from the house

posting to:
Table Top Tues @ A Stroll Thru Life
Anything Related @All Thingz Related
Penny Pinching Party @The Thrifty Home
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm


Sherry said...

Beautiful! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Julie Harward said...

I have to tell you that this is the prettiest table I have seen any where! I LOVE the feathers and cattails...and how you use a curtain for the table cloth, a great idea! It's all just so beautiful! :D

RicKaren said...

Very, Very Lovely!

hip-chick said...

It looks so pretty. What a good idea to use a curtain for a table cloth. I will have to copy that some time because I can never find a table cloth that I really like.

Dayle said...

It looks beautiful, Tammy. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Diann said...

Hi Tammy!

Your thanksgiving table looks absolutely perfect! Just beautiful. And you know I am all about the "thrifty" table! Have a blessed day with your family! And one of my "thanks" are for new friends like you this year!

Cindy said...

Hello dear Tammy,
Your table scape is beautiful and so smart looking with your lovely place cards. Do you have a place for me there? I would so love to join you one year!
It's fun to be thrifty, isn't it. I have not bought one thing for my Christmas decorating this year and I'm not going to.
Have a beautiful and wonderful Thanksgiving, will the doctor have the day off?
Love you loads, Cindy

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Very lovely. I love the place cards and pine cones.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

How the border idea on your place cards! Happy Thanksgiving!


Donnie said...

That is very pretty and frugal too. Happy Thanksgiving.

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

What a lovely formal dinning room and your table looks gorgeous...I love the statues.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.

Your newest follower

Donna said...

Great ideas...just lovely table!!!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Just beautiful! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Blondie's Journal said...

Your table is stunning...I would never had guessed the cost!!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

I came to check out your blog because you joined mine! Your home looks just beautiful! Thanks for following me.

Wendy said...

Beautiful! The kids and I just collected pine cones the other day! You gave us a great idea! Love the pinecone placecards!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and giving me a warm welcome to this new world. I was excited to know that you have become a follower, and now I am following you as well.

Your table is lovely and I'm looking forward to your future posts!

podso said...

Looks so did a great job and you will enjoy sitting down at that creative table!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful! I love the rich autumn tones in all of your decor! Happy Thanksgiving! ♥

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and on a budget. My two favorites! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Val said...

Gorgeous. I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving.

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous table. The colors are so rich and beautiful. I love the graphics on the place cards too. Hope you had a wonderful day.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Tammy, Your table is lovely and the statues are wonderful. I hope you had a great thanksgiving.

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Tammy, wow! This is beautiful. Nice deals, too. Thank you for your moral support and comments on my Thanksgiving holiday window project.

E W McCall said...

Love your style!! Table looks fantastic!

Cincy said...

I always love feathers and sticks together. Beautiful table!

Ellie said...

You have such a beautiful style! I love the pinecones as placecard holders! I'm following you back!