Therefore I'm going to recycle a tablescape from last spring. I originally posted it on my family blog. I hope you don't mind. It's Earth Day after all.
I don't have an "official" dining room in my house. I have an area in both my living & family rooms that I have dining tables. This week we are back in my living room "dining area". All the furniture in my living room is Mission style. It was my husband's furniture before we got married. Even though it wouldn't be my first choice of furniture styles (I'm more of a Shabby Chic girl), I have learned to love it.
For my centerpiece I hunted around my house for various items I could use. The artichoke concrete finials (I guess that is what you would call them. I asked my hubby what he would call them & he said "ugly". Men!) came from my backyard. The larger one originally came from Home Goods a few years back. The smaller one came from Marshall's last year. The pillar candlestick was a thrift store find & a leftover from our wedding. Two of the green balls came from Michael's on clearance & the one in front came from the Dollar Tree. And of course my Target birdie S&P shakers.
My napkins were a clearance find at Walmart. For my napkin rings I used drapery clip rings & attached a silk gerber daisy flower (from a dollar store) & a piece of blue organza ribbon (the candle holders from Dollar Tree came tied up with this ribbon).
I found the blue candle holders at the Dollar Tree. The placemats are from Marshall's on clearance. The silverware is my everyday set by Oneida. The pattern is Michelangelo. I've again used my Libby goblets from Walmart.