First I started with some beautiful placemats. Several have a design beautifully cut into them, and the one for under my tablescape has a black and white design… perfect to use as the base to bring all the pieces together.
I started out by decorating a teacup. I was able to find this cute little teacup and saucer at our local Crafts 2000 store (LOVE that place!!!) for just $5. I used one of my “thrifty finds” candle holders to elevate the teacup. Turned it upside down and hot glued it to the saucer (also hot glued the teacup to the saucer).
I used some Glue Dots to attach some “Bling” to the cups.
I then filled the cup with black and white beans so I had something to hold the decorations in place, and then hot glued some decorations into and around the cup. I placed one of my small vintage spoons in the cup and perched a little blue glass birdie (ornament) on the saucer… that part was done.
I made two candles by purchasing some cheap 6” white pillar candles. I found some black and white tissue paper that perfectly matched my teacup. I cut one piece for each candle to cover the bottom three-fourths of the candle and hot glued it onto the candle. (I TRIED using my heat gun to make the candle melt into the tissue paper, but I think the tissue paper was too thick or something because it didn’t work.) I found some beautiful jewelry charms at Wal-Mart and added them to a black ribbon which I also hot glued on the candle. Wanted to add a little “bling” to those as well, so I once again used my “handy-dandy” Glue Dots (I’m telling you people, Glue Dots are quick and easy to use!!!) to strategically add some gems.
The white bowl/pedestal was another “thrifty find” which I picked up for a mere $3. Unfortunately I actually broke it before I even got it home… sadness! But, I glued that baby back together and I don’t think anyone will even be able to tell (if they can, then they are looking too close!! LOL). I put some greenery in the bottom of the bowl and stacked several beautiful black and white ornaments on top. Added some white berry picks here and there.
One more “thrifty find”… this cute little bird cage. It was already white, so other than pulling off the
One final item was a small black vase (yep… another “thrifty find”).
Now the only thing left to do was put everything together. Taa Daaaaaaahhhhh!!! Here it is…
Added just a little greenery and a few pine cones around the base to finish it up.
I think it turned pretty good for my first tablescape. It’s hard to actually get good pictures, but hopefully you can get a good enough idea of what it looks like. Whatcha think? Did I do ok? Do you think I should have a tablecloth on the table? If so… white??? I believe I’m going to go and find a few parties to link up to.
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