OUR THANKSGIVING AND A FEW NEW ADDITIONS


It’s amazing how fast that holiday’s fly in and fly out of here. I can’t believe thanksgiving is already over and Christmas is upon us. 
Although my dining room was, and is, still not the way that I want it to be, I was able to make it work with some chairs that I had in my furniture stash for the store.

 

I had a very tight budget so nothing new was added to my table. I used a piece of burlap for the runner and some silk place mats that I have had for years but never used.  My centerpiece was a bouquet of grocery store flowers that I picked up for 5.99. I took them apart and re arranged them in my place card vases as well as in a glass vase sitting on a 5.00 piece of ironstone from a yard sale.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
I know this doesn’t help anyone today, as Thanksgiving has already passed, but I hope that it shows you that you can make a beautiful table on a budget.

 
I did spend ALL of my birthday money on a few new things for the house.

 
I found some great tree lamps that remind me of the Tree of Life. I love how they compliment my new linen zebra print pillows and my newly painted media cabinet.

 

 

You may remember it’s humble beginnings as a very dated 1970s dresser……..

 

 


Isn’t it amazing what a little paint can do?


Layer upon layer, I am slowly getting my house put back together. Now, if I could just win the lottery to get new kitchen cabinets and a bathroom gut…………………

We are putting up our tree today as we watch the Tide and the Tigers duke it out on the plains. It’s going to be a slaughter I am afraid. Oh well…..War Eagle anyway!

Have a great Saturday!

Comments

  1. You did a fantastic job! Funny thing about women: we get money for a birthday, we spend it on the house! So do I!
    Brenda

  2. You did a fantastic job! Funny thing about women: we get money for a birthday, we spend it on the house! So do I!
    Brenda

  3. Beautiful! I love the lamps…

  4. Beautiful! I love the lamps…

  5. Beautiful, Kelli! It just goes to show that you don't need a huge budget to make things pretty! I love the new lamps and the dresser is gorgeous. War Eagle!!!

  6. Beautiful, Kelli! It just goes to show that you don't need a huge budget to make things pretty! I love the new lamps and the dresser is gorgeous. War Eagle!!!

  7. YOur tablescape is stunning. The flowers and tablesettings are lovely and so perfect. I love the media center and the lamps are beautiful. Such a lovely room. Hugs, Marty

  8. YOur tablescape is stunning. The flowers and tablesettings are lovely and so perfect. I love the media center and the lamps are beautiful. Such a lovely room. Hugs, Marty

  9. Your home looks beautiful!Love the lamps and Happy Birthday! Belated Im sure

  10. Your home looks beautiful!Love the lamps and Happy Birthday! Belated Im sure

  11. Your house looks great! and War Eagle from me to you!
    Debbie

  12. Your house looks great! and War Eagle from me to you!
    Debbie

  13. Love your pics…and I love the fact that you accentuated a low budget table!! Bravo!! Alot of us are on a lower budget this year and it is refreshing to read something like this that someone made such a pretty table for hardly any money! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the media center (aka old dresser) it has inspired me to do what I have been wanting to do for a couple years now…..paint mine that I am using for a sideboard!! then, I think I will blog mine too! Blessings to you on this holiday! Ronda, Sadie Lane Antique Treasures :))

  14. Love your pics…and I love the fact that you accentuated a low budget table!! Bravo!! Alot of us are on a lower budget this year and it is refreshing to read something like this that someone made such a pretty table for hardly any money! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the media center (aka old dresser) it has inspired me to do what I have been wanting to do for a couple years now…..paint mine that I am using for a sideboard!! then, I think I will blog mine too! Blessings to you on this holiday! Ronda, Sadie Lane Antique Treasures :))

  15. Wow, You do an amazing job! I prob would have walked right passed that 70s dresser not able to visualize what it could be. I love what you did with it! SO Beautiful!! I just found your blog am so excited to follow you ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Wow, You do an amazing job! I prob would have walked right passed that 70s dresser not able to visualize what it could be. I love what you did with it! SO Beautiful!! I just found your blog am so excited to follow you ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. I love how the dressers in the living room and dining room turned out. So elegant! Thank you for the inspirations. Beautiful tree, also =).

  18. I love how the dressers in the living room and dining room turned out. So elegant! Thank you for the inspirations. Beautiful tree, also =).

  19. Your house looks beautiful – i love what you did to your new tv cabinet. Stunning with that color. We just purchased a new tv cabinet – im loving the new look. I just havent posted it yet.

  20. Your house looks beautiful – i love what you did to your new tv cabinet. Stunning with that color. We just purchased a new tv cabinet – im loving the new look. I just havent posted it yet.

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