I am calling this week's tablescape Midnight in the Garden of...what? I can't decide! Maybe it will come to me! You can already see the little garden-y touches, I'm sure. This week I would also like to highlight my bargain finds! I am already discovering that if I am going to continue to tablescape...and it looks as though I am...I need to find a way to add to them without spending a lot of money!
Our co-host tonight will be Baby Kitty who has just flown in from New York where, you may recall, he was in contract negotiations with management. He is not only good-looking, but smart as well! It seems that he has received a hefty benefits package, including a two week vacation in...you guessed it!...Catalina!!! lol As you can see, he is anxious to get started, so...let's wander into the garden...
...dimming the lights for the full effect! This time, we have moved into my breakfast room for a less formal setting. I really have a hard time doing a tablescape without a tablecloth! I needed a simple white one for the round table and found it as Ross for $3.99. I will definitely be using it again!
Most of the centerpiece came from Goodwill! As soon as I saw the little terra cotta angel, I knew she had to be part of my next tablescape. She was only $1.71...don't ask me how they come up with these prices. I sprinkled smooth black stones on the table for an added garden-y effect...3 little bags at $1.00 each at Dollar Tree!
Let's take a closer look. Isn't that just the sweetest little face? I added fresh rosemary from the garden which I can use later for cooking. I love the smell of rosemary! I can't pass by it without touching it to release the scent!
I put votive candles in little terra cotta pots at each place for some garden-style ambiance. They were 69 cents each at Michaels.
The little lantern was only $2.22 at Goodwill! It even came with a tea light already in it. I put it on a down-turned pot from my garage...free!...to give it a little more presence on the table. Hey...are some of the stones burning???
Yes! They're candles shaped like stones!! Aren't they wonderful? They were $1.00 for three of them at Dollar Tree!! I love them. They are the inspiration for the whole tablescape! The little terra cotta tray they are in came from Goodwill...55 cents!
Here's a closer look at the lantern. I love the way the light is reflecting in the glass. You can get a little peek at the angel's sweet upturned face! I'm attempting to be artsy...is it working?? lol
I used my round black placemats with my Oneida Chardonnay dinner plates. The salad plates came from Marshalls. I thought the dark green color was perfect for my garden theme....$2.99 each...my most expensive purchase!
I am using my Gorham pewter flatware with my Battenburg lace napkins, tied with a simple black organza ribbon.
Here I'm attempting a little artsy photography again! The wine glasses were a gift, but I have since seen them at Target. I like the black stems!
Here is a final look at my tablescape Midnight in the Garden of...what? Ohhhh!! I know! I'll call it Midnight in the Garden of Goodwill and Dollar Tree!!!!