Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Table set for a party!

There are so many great holiday parties going on in blogland.  I am joining Hooked on housesThe Nester , Thrifty decor chick , Funky junk interiors and The inspired room  for their parties. You will also find me linked to Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursdays.




The dining room is set for dinner for four.



First I started with silver charges from Target. I then added my white dishes from Chris
Maddens collection found at JC Penneys. I was lucky to find 8 place settings of the vintage
transferware at an antique shop.  The silver trees, mirrors, candles and balls are all from Dollar Tree
and I found the candle holders at a local junk shop.



We are expecting approximately 30 guests for a Holiday Open House this Sunday. 
I have the table set in the Morning room for the party. Now I just need to
add food and beverages.











When I began preparing for the party I realized I did not have enough serving
trays. I first went to a couple of the discount stores looking for trays that would
fit the silver theme and not break the bank. I came up with nothing but plastic
trays that just would not do for this party. I decided to stop by a couple of thrift
stores and what did I find but several heavy silverplated trays. Perfect!  The three
plastic trays would have cost me $10.00 and thrift store finds cost me less than
$6.00 and they look great on the table.

15 comments:

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Sherry, glad you linked to my party after all! You almost forgot about mine, but I'm glad to come over & see all of your beautiful Christmas decor. It is ALL just gorgeous, you do a lot of bling like I do. I loved both of these posts. Merry Christmas to you!

Martha said...

What pretty tables -- yes, thrift stores are the best especially for silverplated items!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

You have some very beautiful things, that silver bucket is so pretty, and the trays you found at the thrift store wow what a good deal, I rarely ever find those kind of good deals, would love to....

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Good for you on the trays find! I love this look ~ it makes me think of when the ice freezes on tree branches and everything is so glittery from it. Very pretty!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful. Love how you arranged the table and the centerpiece. I like the sparkle on your table. Great post.
Blessings,
Debbie

honeysuckle said...

Beautiful table and I love the thrifty bargains! Your chandelier is perfect for a container. Merry Christmas to you

Mrs. P. said...

LOVELY, LOVELY, LOVELY!! Great thrift store find! Your guests will feel so special :)

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Wow! I love all the glitz and glamour!
Merry christmas!
Dena

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Sherry, From one "no minimalist" to another- I love your table, chandelier and the set up for your party. Very, very beautiful and full of fabulous detail and style. The ornaments in the chandelier are so creative and such a big statement. You will get many ooooohhhhhs and aahhhhhhhhs from your guests.
I am glad I found your wonderful blog.
Yvonne

The Style Sister said...

Wow so beautiful!! I love what you did...so sparkly and festive. Nice job!

Mimi said...

Sherry, your table is stunning! I love the blue/white and crystal. Your chandelier decoration is so unique, ♥ it. I, too, have found some really nice silver pieces at the thrift stores, for almost nothing. Thank you for sharing.

Cynthia said...

Your table is lovely! Have a great day!

Halo Hill said...

Everything is gorgeous! I'm so glad I found your blog!

Happy Holidays!

Sheila

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You've set a lovely table for your gathering. You chandelier is so pretty -- love your beautiful thrift finds!

French-Kissed said...

Beautiful table setting for four and also for your open house. Everything looks so inviting. Aren't thrift stores just the best!?