Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Easter Tablescape

Happy Easter everyone! I thought along with showing off my Easter tablescape, I'd break down the cost for all to see :) I do things extremely inexpensively and finding bargains is quite the hobby of mine. The plates and cups I've had for a couple of years and I love to mix and match them; the salt & pepper shakers I use all the time but I'll also include them in the price breakdown, just so you can see the kinds of bargains I love.


This vintage egg was only $1 at a thrift store. I found it this week and fell in LOVE. The salt & pepper shakers are the Target birdies that everyone has. At $5 they are actually the most expensive thing on the table!

This fun bunny tray was .25 at a local dollar store. I grabbed up eight of them, but should have bought more... they're really sweet.



These bunny coasters were on clearance a month ago at Tuesday Morning for only .49 for a whole package.


These are DollarTree tags that came in a large package... I believe they ended up being .05 a tag. The bunny place card holder was part of a set I picked up at an outlet store. The cost for each bunny? .22

A little acrylic paint dressed up some pop bottles that would have been thrown away. The flowers I stole out of one of my arrangements.

The yellow napkins and the napkin under the centerpiece were .25 each bought at thrift stores. The napkin rings were a .50 ea thrift store find. The pink plates were $1 each at Tai Pan. The glasses were .50 each at Walmart and Ikea. The silverware belonged to my grandma when she was first married in 1953. She bought them with grocery store stamps :)

The Breakdown:

plates: $4
cups: $4
napkins: $1.25
bunnies w/tags: $1.08
centerpiece egg: $1
coasters: .12
napkin rings: $2
bunny trays: $1
bottles: free
silverware: vintage
salt & pepper birds: $5

Grand Total: $19.45 Under $20!!! And $13 of that total is plates, cups and s&p shakers that are used on a regular basis and not purchased for this table at all :)


We're having a couple of friends over for Easter dinner on Sunday. I hope you've enjoyed the sneak peak of what my table will look like. Cornish game hens will be on the menu along with baked sweet potatoes, rolls and homemade cheesecake! Yum!

38 comments:

Karalee said...

Wow. You are my hero.
It's perfect.
But again, I don't know how I would own all of that stuff! Even with your explanation about stacking etc...hee.

~..kass..~ said...

And this is how we are a like. I am a thrift store/yard sale diva lol I would do it all day everyday if I could :)

Julie said...

Your table is so pretty...I love the colors...Your family is so blessed to have you. You take such care in making their meals so happy and fun. Have a wonderful day..julie

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

wow, you win! A $20.00 budget !! I love to thrift store too, but when you only have a couple of hours you just can't do that. Love your table. Now don't be a stranger, thanks for visiting my blog.

Raggedy Girl said...

What a lovely table.

Have A Wonderful Wednesday
from Roberta Anne

marty39 said...

What a gorgeous table and you found some really beautiful things. I love to shop at thrift stores and GW and will be doing my table with all those wonderful finds also. Your table is just beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Woman Interrupted said...

Looks like a million bucks! I've probably come across some great treasuers, but didn't have the vision to see it.

So tell me this, how do you store all your seasonal stuff in such a small house?

Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

you always have the prettiest tables.

The Southern Housewife said...

So super cute! love it!

Cherie said...

I can really appreciate a beautiful table. Good job - this is just lovely.
I love all your deals too!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love a pretty table and yours is so adorable!! I love all the spring colors you used and the painting of the bottle was pretty smart!!! Never would have thought of that!! Enjoyed my visit!

Kimmie said...

I love the bottom photo....showing the complete table setting. It is very lovely and I enjoy seeing other peoples "thrift" and creativity!

Looks like it will be an Easter dinner to remember!

Nicole said...

Very cute!!! I wish I could come up with cute stuff like that. I'm just not a crafty person. Oh well!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very, very pretty. Happy Easter and blessed Easter to you.

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

This is the perfect thrift conscience table. I love all the little details and how you broke down the cost. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Barb

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I love a beautiful table that is put together with bargains. Girl you got it goin' on@! I love the plates and how you decorated the whole thing! Just wonderful!
Blessings,
Debbie

Sue said...

My Gosh...I'm very impressed with your bargain skills...especially that big egg and the dollar store tags and I could go on and on...Fabulous!! Happy Easter. Sue.

Chandy said...

You should've posted for Thrifty Thursday as well with Leigh. That is one great table for very little!

Zebu said...

Nice, Angie!

We usually go down to my gramma's for Easter. This Sunday, however, is Stake Conference, and my son is getting the Melchizedek Priesthood! So, needless to say, we're staying in town and rejoicing in his chaste life and being worthy to receive the priesthood.

Martha said...

Good things don't have to be expensive -- you found some neat things. I love anything bunny. Your tablescape is pretty!

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

It looks great! You are a girl who knows how to shop!

Kathleen Ellis said...

A fun and whimsical table, Angie...and at such a bargain! You're a great shopper!
Happy Easter!
;-D

Mrs. Petrie said...

Wow, what great deals! The tags are gorgeous, I think I need to make some for gifts.

Scribbler said...

This is a great use of color -- and your thrift is impressive.

Scribbler

Janie's World said...

I love a great find and you have found many! Your table is adorable. I too, love your ceramic egg! It is so pretty!

ann said...

this is awesome.i too am a treasure hunter.i love it.my fav of favs is your napkin rings.they are so very precious.i hope to find some like them.
as you know Susan is having a meme just for the s & p birdies soon.the closest target is 2 hrs away.my health keeps me from going much.i have tried to find them on ebay.i did this morning for $15.00.nope,i don't think so.
so i called my dh .bless his heart.i told him i HAD to have them.he said he would go to target after work.is that not an good hubby or not?yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...Ann

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

What a fabulous & thrifty Easter tablescape!!! I went today to Target and they didnt have the bird. I am going later to look at another store. Cross my fingers. I am aslo going to chek my dollar tree for the tags. LOts of great stuff on your table! Sincere Thanks for sharing and playing Thrifty Thursday!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Lovely table...and for under 20-dollars, it is absolutely amazing! You are talented indeed.
Cass

Candy said...

Sweet!
Hoppy Easter, Candy

Heather Justesen said...

Cute table. Makes me wonder if I'm ready to make room for a table in my dining, um, nook? Can you call it that when you have to block one of the room exits to get a table in? Regardless, this as totally cute. Thanks for sharing!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love a thrifty table & yours looks fabulous! I love how you used the little trays on each plate. Great finds.

Joyce said...

You brought back memories with your grandmothers flatware. Gosh I remember those stamps. They were called "green stamps" and my Mom would let me paste them into a little booklet and then we redeemed them at a center. Your table looks great and I like the fact that you made it all happen for so little money. Good planning on your part. Happy Easter.
Joyce

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your table is quite pretty - and the thrifty way you put it all together is fabulous!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

What a precious table setting. So pretty!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Beautiful! Have a glorious Easter weekend!

Mama said...

Your tablescape is so pretty the colours you used together are genius and so is the cost, Happy Easter, Kathy.

Linda/"Mom" said...

* WOW! Sooo pretty! I think you you should consider adding, at the bottom of your tally... "Enjoying a delightful Easter table.... PRICELESS!"~~~ Just DARLING!!! Many thanks & HAPPY EASTER!!!! Linda *

Shiloah Baker said...

Cute, cute!!!