This is the before.
Too many patterns going on!! Not at all pleasing to the eye.
First I removed everything that was on the table.
Then I went through some of my thrifty linens I have bought over the last few years at thrift and consignment shops.
I chose the one with the pink tulips. It has such a bright summery look. I folded it into a 'runner' size, and draped it over the table. Then I added items from other rooms, (shopped the house).
This is the OLD table that belonged to my grandmother who passed away about 59 years ago, so it is really old. It was one of my first chalk paint/dark wax projects, and I still like it like this.
By folding the table cloth into a runner, it allows part of the old table to be seen, and gives a cottage look.
I added the small lamp that belonged to my MIL to the table. I love this lamp wherever I use it.
The lantern/house was bought at Kirkland's with a gift certificate from my daughter. It was originally green, but a couple of years ago, I painted it white. It holds a pillar candle.
The tiny hydrangea was a yard sale find for a dime.
I folded the tablecloth so that the striped border would be to the front. I really like how the border is different from the center of the cloth.
I like this vignette much better than the previous one.
The aqua paper rose at the top of the lamp is a stick-on I found at Michael's in a package of 6 in their $1.50 bins.
This display is much more pleasing to the eye, and gives off a more welcoming, warm vibe.
I think I will use this for a while. But we will see. Y'all know I change things all the time.
Proving once again, that you can get a nice display for little to no money. Nothing here cost me except the dime flower pot, and the table cloth which cost $2.50. Neat, huh?
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