This year we were out of town for Christmas at a cottage on the Gulf, and I took a small tree and some decorations. One of the things I enjoyed most was decorating the dining table for Christmas Eve. I had the traditional colors of red and green. The first layer consisted of this beautiful 60 inches by 84 inches red fabric tablecloth. The design is embossed Poinsettias, and it is lovely. The fabric is 100% Polyester, and it can be machine washed in warm water, with mild soap, on the dedlicate cycle. Across the top of this gorgeous tablecloth, I placed a coordinating green table runner (which I will also do a review on.) It had a tassell on each end. I also used green matching cloth napkins, with Poinsettia flowers as napkin rings. In the middle of the green table runner, I placed a gorgeous bouquet of red, white, and green roses, in a clear vase. On each side of the flowers was a beautiful mirrored stand for candles, with silver rhinestones. I placed a Christmas candle holder on each slightly raised stand.
The neatest thing about this Christmas table was that most everything, with the exception of the linens and the mirrored stands for the candles was purchased at a thrift store! Yes...I was able to get a 3 place setting of white china dishes with gold trim, bread and butter dishes, dessert dishes, a creamer and sugar bowl, and a large platter.
No one would have ever guessed that this was thrift store china, but I wanted something other than the beach dishes that were in the cottage. So what a great idea. It was a lovely table, and I felt happy because I was allowed to be creative. It was a million dollar look on a dimestore budget! LOL! It really was beautiful! And it all started with this lovely red fabric tablecloth as the foundation.