"I Did It!"
Commencement Colors and "Snowfall Splendor" Dinnerware"
One of you asked me if I'm going to do a graduation tablescape. And I said YES!
I took the cues from my blue and gold commencement attire and added cream and white to tone down the jewel tones.
The dinnerware I used is my Target's 2008 Holiday line called "Snowfall Splendor" in gold (there's platinum, too). My husband bought it for me (50% off) for my birthday right after we got back from our Christmas vacation with his fam up in Utah.
This is probably the second time I used this pattern due to storage problems. It got stuck in the very back up on the highest shelf upstairs during a redo, but I have them down now so I know I'll be using them more... I opted for a subtle graduation theme so I focused on the colors I wore at my own commencement but I did leave one great clue (other than the name of the post...) Can you spot it?
I found the blue basketweave plastic placemats and fabric napkins at Anna's Linens today. The napkins scanned at $1.99 each which was fine for me, but when the lady saw another sticker inside with the same barcode for 99 cents, she adjusted the price and saved me $8.00! Woohoo! I used my gold plastic chargers from LNT GOOB sale for extra 40%off the last clearance price of 50% off!
Leigh, this is my great thrifty find- this contemporary glass vase was thru Freecycle! I adorned it with plastic bead necklace, $1 and 9-in gold ribbon, cost me a penny.
The tealights were 22 cents each and the smaller wine goblets were from Goodwill, 99 cents (I saw some at Ross in Fountain Hills, AZ) and the bigger ones, Gorham's "Rose Serenade" for $4 each at Tuesday Morning.
The white mums were from May 11th, so it's more than paid for and the candlesticks were from Ross last January, normally $20 each, I paid $7 each.
The tablecloth, a flannel twin flat sheet, turned inside out. The other side have blue and pink flowers. So another FREE tablecloth!
So here you are, another beautiful and thrifty tablescape from yours truly to kick off any graduation party! I had a lot of fun doing this table. I'm glad I was given this challenge. I hope you like it as much as I do!
Let's all go to visit Susan and Leigh and see how many more ladies played with their dishes and found great deals! Thanks for peeking! Have a great Thursday!