Three Tablescape Essentials For Every Home

March 09, 2018
Happy Day to you and welcome to my three table-setting picks that I believe everyone should have in their home. Now that sounds down right bossy doesn't it? I think I should reword this and say how about saving money while decorating your table! Don't you just love decorating even more when you find a super sweet deal!

Before I share my three essentials for your table and mine, I'd like to welcome you to Ten on the Tenth! You will find all of the links to this fantastic group of creative thinkers at the end of this post and trust me you will not want to miss one of them!

This months challenge was finding décor in our home that we actually use, that is actually around ten bucks. Whew, initially I drew a blank.


Just as I was about to throw the sponge in I rediscovered this darling vintage Farmhouse Tablecloth in my antique hutch. Now dear readers this tablecloth is the real deal. This vintage Farmhouse floral tablecloth is the original farmhouse décor from my farming family and is the inspiration and anchor for this post.

Don't you just love this print! I think my Mom picked out a super cute tablecloth don't you agree....

Well, on top of loving this tablecloth and feeling so inspired I discovered that I have many items in my home that hover around ten dollars and that I use frequently. Having made that happy discovery I just bet you'll be amazed at what you have or what you can find to use in decorating your home too!

Tablescape Essential Number One: Creative Vases and Glorious Blooms

Vases filled with gorgeous blooms are just my weakness. Don't be shy on your choice of vases either. For this tablescape I used three pink vintage vases and a decorative water pitcher. Total price for three chubby pink vases nine dollars.

Where do I shop?

I found these vases at a darling little consignment shop in Destin Florida and snapped them right up as fast as I could!

Live flowers I buy at the super market and then I make mini bunches out of them.

I always buy faux flowers on sale wherever I can find the ones that look the most real and you can never truly go too wrong with roses! These roses cost one buck a piece!

I have a secret to share with you, not all of the flowers in these photos are real...mix and match!

Tablescape Essential Number Two: Fun Plates

Do you love fun plates as much as I do? I am slightly crazy over them. Give me polka dots, stripes, butterflies and gingham! Happy Dance!! Just look at how this gingham plate adds interest and fun!

Where do I shop?

Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Home Goods, Pier One, World Market, Dollar Store, Walmart and I shop the sales.

Cost of each plate at 40% off $3.50 at Michaels.

Tablescape Essential Number Three: Colorful Napkins

I have about 4 dozen white, cream, tan, taupe napkins and I made do, I really did. I dressed them up with cute napkin rings and all was good. But a few years back I broke loose and purchased purple, yellow, orange, blue and naturally pink and it made all the difference in my table décor.

Where do I shop


These pink napkins are a recently purchase from World Market and they were on sale for $7.00.

For more simplified and budget friendly decorating you might enjoy Easter Vignette On My Tea Cart, Easter Vignette & Mercury Glass, or Spring In My Dining.

Thank you so very much for joining me today!

I'd just love for you to take a moment or two and gather more thrifty decorating ideas for your home from these other creators.

Can't wait for next week and all the fabulous Springtime Inspiration!

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  1. Jemma,
    I love, love, love your table! You had me at pink. Those gingham plates, the napkins and of course my favorite - flowers! Beautiful.

  2. I love your table. The table cloth is simply perfect and the fact that it has been around as a family memory makes it even more special. I agree whole heartedly with flowers and colorful napkins. The fun plates are fun too.

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  4. Those pink napkins found the perfect spot on your lovely spring table (I knew they would)! I've been in a flower mood lately, too. Spring can't come soon enough!

  5. Pretty, pretty!! I love the pink vases and I imagine they are used a lot as they are so sweet! I would be quite happy sitting at this table - it's so bright and inviting! And the gingham salad dishes - imagine having a set in all different colors? Thanks for all the inspiration!

  6. Oh my Lanta! Those pink plaid plates are to die for. Your entire tablescape is adorable, just like you my friend.

  7. So fresh and beautiful for spring. I love your Easter display with the eggs. Adorable.

  8. I don't know why because it's never been at the top of my list but I am just loving pink this year. I want pink everything! So your pink table just made my heart sing this snowy morning! It's time to pull out the spring dishes and bright pink napkins too! Hugs this happy weekend!

  9. I can’t decide if Spring or Fall is my favorite season! I think it might be Spring, ahead by a single blade of grass. 😉 This table is stunning! ( I can’t get over the beauty of the table cloth) It makes my Spring loving heart so happy! 🌷❤️

  10. As usual, you have come up with some beautiful spring and easter center pieces. The great thing about that tablecloth, aside from just being pretty, is that is has so many colors that you would have the flexibility to go in any direction with color....

  11. I love your tablecloth and the memories are priceless. Super cute tablescape with those chunky vases and gingham plates. Love it!

  12. Good morning Jemma! Thank you for bringing in the inspiration with not only the pretty wares and planning ideas, but with your happy heart. You are always ready for the next season, and you give us the best gift: your happiness. Thank you dear friend, for the beauty you create.

  13. Beautiful tablecloth, Jemma! I love all your essentials, and even with as many linens as I have, I am craving some bright purple and/or yellow napkins, just waiting for a great sale like you found.

  14. The colors in your tablescape are just glorious!! So much spring beauty that it all reminds me of a garden. :)

    I want the gingham plates!!

  15. Lovely table Jemma. Love the gingham plates. Such a cute Easter table. Shopping the sales is always the best. I love ❤️ shopping Michaels, Home Goods, TJMaxx, Marshall’s and Ross. They always have the best bargains. Happy Sunday dear Jemma. Xo

  16. Jemma your tablescape looks as if the garden decided to move indoors. It is so pretty and springy! I agree about shopping your home first before you go to the stores. We all have so much stuff and with a little imagination there is so much we can do with it.

  17. The tablecloth is so sweetly beautiful, Jemma! I adore your tablescape...the lovely little vases of flowers, the pretty and colorful napkins, everything!

    Warm hugs, Carol

  18. Oh my that table is just the sweetest! I am so ready for all things spring and this post just makes me smile!

  19. Love, love your tablecloth that was your mothers which really makes it special. Your accessories for your table really make it pop. That was a deal in Destin for the vintage vases. Pink is definitely in now! The check plates and the darling bunny plate with the pretty flowers give a wow factor! Great deal on the napkins, too. The eggs and burlap bunny are also super cute. Great deals and a fabulous tablescape.

  20. Jemma, I just love that tablecloth and the fact that it graced the table in your childhood home. I, too, come from a farming family. I guess that's why we both like to garden so much! And a tablecloth that looks like a garden ranks right up there!

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  22. I love all the flowers and pretty colors!


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