DOLLAR STORE TABLESCAPE
We entertain quite often and while it is always fun to host your friends and families for different gatherings, it is not always “fun” for the bank account.
We’ve put together some great ideas to turn your patio table into an inviting setting that won’t break the bank. These ideas can easily transfer to your indoor dining table as well, depending on the event you are hosting.
As always, we pulled items from our homes (you learn more about how to use those items HERE) in addition to the cost effective options we purchased for this setting! This time around, we sourced items from Dollar General. However, you could go to any dollar type store following the tips below to find items that will work with your budget.
LOOK FOR EYE-CATCHING ELEMENTS
When we went to shop for this party the first thing that caught our attention were these fun floral plates with the scalloped edge! These were a little out of our comfort zone, but we knew they could pair well with solids and items of different textures.
CREATE A COHESIVE THEME
We knew the theme could not be floral everything, as that could be a bit much and overwhelming, however it worked great as an accent pattern. The blue on the floral plate was perfect to play off of, so we decided to find items that brought that out on the table. That is where the tinted glass mason jars come in! So much fun to find these at Dollar General...and so pretty for summer time. Perfect for a fresh batch of lemonade or iced tea.
BUILD TEXTURE UPON TEXTURE
These circular rattan chargers spoke to us! How perfect are they as a backdrop to the floral pattern! Although you don’t see the whole charger, it is just enough to create a layer of texture that is different from the plastic. Now we have built some depth with the glass jars, plastic plates and rattan chargers.
PULL ITEMS FROM YOUR HOME TO FILL IN THE TABLE
Here are the items we used for this one:
Patio Table We chose not to use a linen because the table had fun texture and we wanted that to be visible.
White Plates These are .50 cent plates from Walmart.
Napkins White linen napkins from CV linens, a staple to have in any house that will go with any occasion. Make sure to choose a fun napkin fold to add depth to the table. In this example, we knotted the napkins.
Serving Dishes These were a variety of sizes and types that we pulled from our kitchen cabinets.
Ice Bucket for Champagne A bar cart staple for Jasmine that added some elegance to the table.
Champagne Glasses These were a nice added touch in addition the mason jar to fill the table, and because wine in addition to lemonade or tea is always nice.
Garden Flowers They were all in bloom at this particular house, so we cut some fresh ones and stuck them in vases we had on hand.
We are so interested to see what your dinner setting on a budget looks like!! Make sure to tag us in your photos if you give this one a try!