After I took down my holiday decor, I was in mourning. Our dining room table just looked incredibly bare. Tear! I just had to decorate it again, and that’s how my winter tablescape arrived…I’ll let the pictures do the talking…and yes, I was in the mood for GOLD.
Now for a little budget breakdown…
White plates: Already owned, from Crate & Barrel - $0
Gold chargers: Bought this package of 6 beaded charger plates from Bed, Bath & Beyond after Christmas for $7.49!
Small gold plates: Already owned. They are actually candle holders, but I used them as mini plates - $0
Silverware: Already owned, from Crate & Barrel. Do I wish I had gold silverware for this table – yes! Maybe next year – $0
Gold napkin rings: Purchased after Christmas, at West Elm for $1.97 each. Total = $11.82
Brass candle holders: Hand me downs from my dear Auntie – $0
Candles: Already owned – $0
Branches: Brought home by Kyle. We found them on our Christmas day walk and thought they had too much character to just leave them on the ground. $0
Place card holders: I reused a few gold pinecone Christmas ornaments (I just snipped off the ribbon and hook) and slipped a little name card in the middle of the pinecone.
I tried to reuse what I had here, and the items I did buy are fairly classic pieces and I’m hoping I’ll be able to use them for many years to come. So in total, I spent $27.29 for this little tablescape. Not bad, eh?
Now that the table is set, what shall I cook for dinner?