I’m amazed looking at the pictures I took yesterday of this table I’ve set for the Christmas season, as nearly everything on the table came from my junkin excursions over the past year. You can create a table like this, too, for very little money, by keeping your eyes open throughout the year at thrift stores, estate sales, yard sales, and antique shops. And very soon, the after-Christmas sales at retail stores will be in full swing – don’t forget to take advantage of those! Also, have you, perhaps, forgotten a family heirloom packed away in a closet? Hmmmm….
This vintage tablecloth came from an estate sale last summer. The dishes? Thrift store. They’re marked Christmas Village, with a Dollar Tree sticker. Well, I guess they’re not too vintage, ha ha! I got the glasses at an after-Christmas sale, new, many years ago. They’re Corelle Coordinates.
I used four thrift-store planters as napkin holders:
The red place mats came from Bed, Bath, & Beyond a couple of years ago. Everyone needs red place mats. I use them for Christmas, Valentines Day, Independence Day, and really all the time since red is my favorite color.
In the background you can see the red plant stand I received for Mother’s Day and the vintage ceramic tree I picked from the side of the street. Those are from a long-ago Junkin Finds post I’ll share the link for at the end.
This sweet Mr. & Mrs. Claus salt & pepper set came from the mall a few years ago. Lenox, love them! The stainless flatware was my grandmother’s, passed down to me. The Tom & Jerry mugs on the table match this bowl on the hunt board. That set was a huge thrift store score last December I haven’t blogged about yet. I love that set, hopefully I’ll do an article about it soon, including the history behind it.
If you missed the making of the gingerbread house I’m using as a centerpiece, I’ll put a link to that article at the end, as well. It’s easy! No oven required – can you believe it?
I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek at one of our family’s Christmas tables. I’ll be doing another one in a blue and white scheme soon. To make sure you don’t miss it, you may want to subscribe for emailed previews of each new post here on We Call It Junkin, or follow me on Pinterest, Twitter, or Google+. Wishing you many blessings ~ Dawn
Articles referenced above: Junkin Finds with the plant stand and ceramic tree. No-Bake Gingerbread House.
Thanks to the hosts of these websites for the chance to share this post in their neck of the woods:
- Between Naps On The Porch – Tablescape Thursdays
- The Tablescaper’s Seasonal Sundays
- Coastal Charm
- Savvy Southern Style
- Rose Chintz Cottage
- Cuisine Kathleen
- From My Front Porch To Yours