So, you get a twofer! First, Tablescape Thursday:
Here is proof that a beautiful table doesn't have to be expensive or difficult!
The theme was music and red roses. I used my finest china (AKA "Chinette") and clear, disposible silverware. For a placemat/charger? A 12 x 12 sheet of scrapbook paper with red roses!
The mint green tablecloth and napkins were provided for us, so I took a red rose and thistles, paired it with the napkin and tied it up with rafia (again - very inexpensive!) I had the photo coasters (they were in my gift closet), so I cut complementary scrapbooking paper (with sheet music) to fit in them (got 6 out of one sheet!)
The topper is a sheet :)
In the middle are musical elements; a vintage xylophone, a vintage cast iron harp music rack (filled with vintage sheet music of course!), a candleabra, crystal vase with flowers and a picture of my "Nanny". My mom and I first did a table with this theme when I was a child. My grandmother's church had a mother-daughter banquet with a contest for table decorations. We won :)
How can you go wrong with fresh red roses? Especially paired with thistles!
I hope you enjoyed my Tablescape Thursday! Care to stick around for my item of the week?
3 of my [ReDeemed] Washers embelished with the hymn "He Leadeth Me", hand-tinted in pale green and gold, then stamped with a beautiful flourish. Hand-tied with leather cord and finished with an adjustable chain necklace. $53.00 Custom orders available with favorite hymns and colors!
Perhaps this inspires you? If so, you might consider entering my contest - you could get it for free!
Are you still there? Good, I almost forgot! If you liked the cast iron harp music holder - I found a similar one at Mayeeden's Booth at Bonanzle
It's only $35.00! Last time I saw one in a shop it was $80.00 (so you'll have plenty of extra moola to fill it with vintage sheet music!)~*~*~*~
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