Find out how I took inexpensive items from the Target Dollar Spot, vintage finds & items from my home to create a beautiful tablescape for the upcoming holidays!
Nothing thrills me more than finding inexpensive items that I can make look like they cost me a lot more money!! This is especially true when I am decorating my home for any particular season. I just hate the idea of shelling out lots of money for something we are only going to enjoy for a couple of months a year. This is when I turn to my trusty Target Dollar Spot!
The Target Dollar Spot is a great place to find on-trend, seasonal items for your home. On this particular trip to my trusty Dollar Spot I picked up items I would need to transform some vintage estate sale dinner plates into a lovely tablescape for the upcoming holiday season.
These plates caught my eye because there were a set of 4, they were a wonderful shade of blue & I knew they would play nicely with some green & natural wood elements ~ perfect for a neutral farmhouse/country Christmas table!
When I arrived at my local Target store, I was so happy to find a great selection of goodies in the Dollar Spot. I picked up some green garland, wooden coasters, tiny Christmas trees & white ceramic houses. Everything I grabbed was $3 a piece!
Since I don’t have my farmhouse table yet, I decided to set-up my goodies on a chippy white buffet I have in my living room. It made a great backdrop for my plan. So I went to work & this is what I came up with ~
To create the look, I started by making tiny wreaths from the garland I picked up. This was accomplished by cutting the garland into 4 lengths and wrapping each length around itself three times. Since the garland was made from wire, I was able to secure the wreaths by twisting the wire back onto the layers I had created.
Then I added the wreaths I’d made to my plates and filled in the circles with one of the wooden coasters & a few tiny Christmas trees.
For the backdrop, I used 2 other matching garland strands to line the back of the buffet. If you were doing this on a dining table, you would run the garland down the middle of the table to create the same look. Once it was in place, I took the white ceramic houses and placed them out in front of each place setting. (The little white houses also have a spot in the back for a candle – how fun!)
Finally I added some wine glasses and antique ball mason jars from my personal collection. I decided to leave the jars empty for the pictures, but thought they would be adorable with a napkin and silver ware for each place setting tucked inside. The blue/green hue of the jars also plays nicely with the other colors going on in the space.
What do you think?? Does this scream simple, neutral farmhouse decor, or what!?!?
I hope these ideas inspire you to create something beautiful on a budget over the holidays. If you do, find me over on Facebook and show me what you created!
I also wanted to let all of my followers know that I have started providing Finding Services! What does this mean for you? Well, it means that if you are wanting to create a certain look for your home, but need help finding the items ~ I’m the girl to ask! All you do is tell me what you are looking for, set a budget & off I go. This is designed around vintage & antique items that I can locate using my eye for design & knowledge of the vintage/antique picking world. Let me know if this is something you are interested in & we can talk! Again, just find me on Facebook & shoot me a quick message.
Thanks for stopping by ~