Created this table setting out of all thrifted finds from the last few weeks. I love having a variety of dishes to be able to mix and match and change out for the holidays. I have my old favorites, too and some I’ve been using since we’ve been married. They’ll show up later in the season on the blog. Can’t leave them out as they have a lot of sentimental value. Somehow Christmas wouldn’t be the same without some of the familiar dish ware.
But, for today, we’re going with some recent finds.
I started the table with a recently acquired round table cloth from Miracle Hill ($2.25). I have found great linens at this thrift store and all I have to do is wash them when I get home. The jingle bell napkin rings were a gift from my daughter and come from Pottery Barn. The two sets of napkins were thrifted probably for about 35 cents a piece. I. found the Christmas tree place cards at a Hospice thrift store a couple of years ago. They are heavily decorated and quite weighty. They always add a little dash of elegance to a place setting.
The two sets of plates (Nikon Golden Ball and Kate Spade by Lenox) came from two different thrift stores in a little town north of us. The Nikon and Lenox plates were a real find. I’ve seen them before but not a price I was willing to pay. Christmas sales at the Hospice Thrift Shop and sheer luck at another thrift store ($3.99 for six dinner and four dessert plates by Lenox) made them affordable.
The white and gold plates came in a service for eight with dinner plate, salad/dessert plate, bowl and cup and saucer. They are from Gorham and have lovely fluted edges with a gold rim. They are recent finds from Miracle Hill. The silverware is from Goodwill and the crystal is Lenox, Opal Innocence, from a local thrift store a couple of years ago.
The centerpiece is a Fitz and Floyd teapot that was without its lid. I think it makes a great statement filled with greenery.
All the elements then had to be put together into a tablescape.
First came the plate stack which rested on glass chargers edged in gold. The three plates all had gold edging which tied them together into a united stack. The textures were all different but complimented one another. I love the wide gold band on the Nikon china with golden Christmas balls hand painted around the rim.
The crystal is truly lovely and elegant. I use it in multiple settings and always get a thrill when I see it on a table. It has a bell like ring when you clink glasses in a toast.
Two-tone silver and gold flatware works well with the other elements of the table. This flatware came in a service for 12 with some serving pieces as well. Compliments all the silver and gold already on the table. It also echoes the silver and gold jingle bell napkin rings that are used with two different overlapping napkins, one red and one white and gold. The red picks up on the red border of the Kate Spade plates.
Finally the centerpiece rests on some Leland Cypress. This particular type of greenery doesn’t have sap that you have to worry about. It makes a good choice for a table setting. The handle on the white swan is red and gold and ties in with the colors in the plate stack. It also picks up the green from the table cloth so helps tie everything together.
I think this came together really well and all from thrifted finds. It doesn’t cost a lot to set a beautiful table for the holidays. Hope you have as much fun putting your holiday table together as I did putting this thrifted table together.