Luck be a Lady Tonight

Hey guys!  For all of you that have kids, do they have a specific spot in your home they always seam to migrate?   Mine are constantly coming in our bedroom.  They love to sneak in our bed (that has just been made of course), bring their toys in there and play.  It drives me crazy!  I love my littles, but I also want our room to be my quiet place, my sanctuary, and they’re making it hard!  So today I migrated to the other side of the house to get some quiet.   Although now I’m having a hard time concentrating because I’m staring at the beautiful mountains covered in fresh snow outside the front of our house.  I guess I’m just enjoying the picturesque view since it’s peaceful and calm in this room.

I know I was a little long-winded last week in my favorite things post, so today will be more of a feast for your eyes with beautiful pictures.

Today we’d like to show you how to create a beautiful tablescape.  We’ve chosen a fairly neutral color scheme of black, white and tan, with a pop of green.  This will be the tablescape we use to celebrate Michelle’s birthday on St. Pattys’ Day.  We thought we’d share our ideas with you today prior to the birthday festivities so you’d have time to prepare your own beautiful tablescape for a St. Patty’s party.

The first layer of this serene setting are the burlap pieces.  First we laid down a square piece of burlap on a diagonal in the center of the table.  Then we added the burlap table runner to the length of the table.

An all purpose moss matte we found at Hobby Lobby was added next.  It was about $20 and you can always use their 40% off coupon! 

We then began to use different elements to add varying heights and dimension to the tablescape.  The tan base used to elevate the candle holder and flowers is actually a wooden bowl placed upside down.  This amazing bowl came from a local thrift store for only $0.50!

The candle holder was FREE at a yard sale!  Can’t beat that price!  The votive candles came in a 12 pack at Walmart for $5 including the candles and glass. 

My Mom had the moss balls tucked away in her decor stash.  Some are real and some are artificial.  The gold coins came from Dollar Tree.  There were about 20 per pack.

The gold candlesticks came from a thrift store for $0.75 each.  The original price tags were on the bottom of them for $22 each from Pier 1!  To create varying heights with the candlesticks you can simply untwist them to take each piece apart.  Then you can customize the height to what you want. 

The black chargers came from Hobby Lobby for $1.99 each.

The gold rimmed plates were found at a thrift store for $1 each. 

We had a hard time finding green plates.  We looked at 7 different stores before finally finding some at Smith’s Marketplace.  They were even on clearance for $0.75 each!

We found a 12 pack of cloth napkins on Amazon for $15.  Then we used black curtain rings as a napkin ring and clipped wallet size prints of our vintage FREE St. Patty’s Day printables.  Don’t forget to download yours HERE! We also added a little gold ribbon to the curtain ring to complement the gold from the plates, candlesticks and gold coins.

The green goblets came from Arby’s of all places!  Who else remembers when they had a promotion going maybe 15-20 years ago where you could buy the goblets for $0.99 with each meal or something like that? Guess who took her family out to eat for a few different meals so she could buy a collection of these goblets? You got it! Michelle!  These goblets have seen many family parties, namely during the Christmas season.

Luck be a lady tonight, my Mom inherited her Grandmas silverware after her passing.  This adds the perfect sentimental touch to our tablescape.  (See what I did there? I had to insert the phrase “luck be a lady tonight” not only because my Mom was lucky to receive the silverware, but because that’s another of our favorites from the Crooners.  We both developed a love for that kind of music at her Grandparents’ house. It was often played at family gatherings and patio parties when both she and I were growing up.)

The final element to our serene tablescape are these beautiful white carnations.  Adding fresh flowers to this tablescape creates a romantic mood.

What is your favorite element from this tablescape?  

I mentioned the cost of many of the items used in this tablescape as a reference for you.  Did you know that we already had most of the items on hand that have already been used for other parties?  The only items we purchased for this specific tablescape are the napkins, green plates and fresh flowers, for a total of about $27!  It’s so much more budget friendly to buy different elements here and there and before you know it you’ll have a large decor supply fit for any party!

What elements are you going to implement in your next tablescape?  Comment below, we’d love to hear from you.

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