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Friday, January 18, 2013

~Valentine's Decor via Dollar Tree~

Hello everyone! I was so excited when Debbie announced that she would be doing a 
Dollar Tree Valentine's Party
(I love the challenge of doing things on a budget.) I don't really decorate for 
Valentine's Day;
 but, I thought it would be fun to put together a little setting, on the coffee table, near the fireplace.


 

For Christmas, my sweet mother-in-law sent us this wonderful table throw. (She knows me so well!) I thought the deep red brocade fabric, with the gold velvet and rope trim, would be a great romantic starting point for this setting...


This year, instead of red chargers, I used my gold ones, to coordinate with the tablecover. I also used my basic white dinnerware; and I layered it with a scrolled salad plate.


I chose this particular plate because the distressed finish reveals a touch of red underneath...


On top of each setting, I placed a heart-shaped dish of candy from The Dollar Tree.


Then, to each setting, I added champagne flutes that I already had and a couple of fun, red, whimsical table accents, also from The Dollar Tree.


While I was gathering these items, I came across these sweet birds that I bought last Spring. I decided to add them to the mix.


I finished off the setting with gold flatware, red rose petals, and clear votive holders. Instead of red roses, I purchased one bouquet of white hydrangeas, pulled the heads off, and placed them around the table.


Total spent = $8.00!!

Here is a breakdown:
Two heart shaped bowls w/candy- $2
One bag of red rose petals- $1
One bunch of white hydrangeas- $1
Four clear votive holders-$4
(I already had everything else on the table.)

So, for very little money, visit your local Dollar Tree and create a romantic setting for Valentine's Day!!


I hope you've enjoyed your visit today!!
Happy Decorating!!

I'll be linking to:
Coastal Charm-Nifty Thrufty Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life-Table Top Tuesday
The Dedicated House-Make it Pretty Monday
Be Colorful-Motivated Monday
It's So Very Cheri
Cupcakes and Crinoline
Setting for Four
Three Mango Seeds-It's Party Time
One More Time-Share It One More Tine
Life on Lakeshore Drive-Bouquet of Talent
The Tablescaper-Seasonal Sundays
My Crazy Beautiful Life-Strut Your Stuff Social Hop
Debbiedoo's Dollar Tree Valentine's Party
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating- Flaunt It Friday
My Romantic Home-Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage-Feathered Nest Friday
The Thrifty Groove-Thrifty Things Friday
The Charm of Home-Home Sweet Home
Common Ground-Be Inspired
Imparting Grace-Grace at Home
Savvy Southern Style-Wow Us Wednesday
Cuisine Kathleen-Let's Dish
StoneGable-Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits
House on the Way-Twirl and Take a Bow Party
Ivy and Elephants-What's It Wednesday
DIY by Design-Winter Blues Wednesday
From My Front Porch To Yours-Treasure Hunt Thursday

80 comments:

  1. Beautiful setting in your coffee table Shenita! I too love the pretty throw and your Mil knows you, for sure!! I love the little cute hearts from the DT..and the white dishes..wish I had that store near me, wow!

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  2. thats such a pretty valentine setting..
    love the tablecloth and those dishes.

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  3. Very pretty. You are thinking ahead. I'll be working on that about Feb. 12. :)

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  4. You did a lovely job, as always Shenita! So many fun treasures at that Dollar Tree. I was just in there today eyeing their goodies. And you sure got a special gift from your MIL. A very pretty table to celebrate ~ I've got to get the Christmas put away before I can think of the next one though:-)

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  5. Beautiful, as always! I don't live very close to a Dollar Tree, but I might just have to get in the car and find one - those sweet little bowls are calling my name!

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  6. Gorgeous! You turned this Dollar Store challenge into a high end department store chic tablescape! I am not surprised! So pretty. I love those dishes and the close up really shows the red you were talking about. Very romantic table! Now, I just need a reservation! ;)
    Karen

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  7. Very sweet! Now you should have some chocolate strawberries with that champagne.

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  8. How pretty, Shenita! I don't do much for valentines either but I want to do a table thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Very nice! You did we'll for $8.00! Love the plates and birds. That's a beautiful throw you were given!

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  10. So pretty Shenita! No one would even guess where you shopped! I love it!

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  11. Hi Shentia! Wow you have done a wonderful job! Love your dishes! :)

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  12. Hi Shenita,
    What a beautiful and romantic table setting, so tastefully implemented! xo ~Liz

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  13. how pretty shenita! it just goes to show you can set a pretty vignette without spending lots of $$...great job!

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  14. Your Valentine table is beautiful, Shenita!

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  15. That is dollar tree elegance right there Shenita. Thanks so much for joining in and sharing your gorgeous table.

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  16. Gorgeous Valentine's table, Shenita! The plates are beautiful and I love your new table throw. The colors are so rich and elegant. Very, very pretty!

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  17. Shenita, what a beautiful Valentine table! You sure know how to make dollar items elegant.

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  18. How great, Shenita, to design such a cute table from $ Tree items. That throw from your dear MIL steals the show, though... love it!!

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  19. This is so absolutely sweet and very lovely. I like your idea of using the flower parts of the hydrangeas scattered around the table.

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  20. What a great table and for $8.00 you totally blew me away. Sure wish we had a Dollar Tree close by, you're sure know how to make it look like so much more. You never disappoint my friend. hugs ~lynne ~

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  21. Wow, I don't think I could make an $8 table look so beautiful. Your MIL is very special to send you that cloth. Enjoy! Linda

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  22. You did an awesome job creating this beautiful, romantic tablescape on a budget of $8! Now I hope you are enjoying it! :)

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  23. Wow! What a fabulous setting for such a small price. You did awesome on this challenge.

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  24. Shenita, Your ideas for decorating your table are perfect. What a gorgeous gift your mother-in-law sent you...and just in time for V Day, too. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Helen

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  25. I rarely decorate a table for Valentines, either. I'm seldom impressed with the available Valentine decorations....but those $ Tree candy dishes are darling. I might be able to put those to good use. Come to think of it, I do have some heart shaped dinner ware that I should pull out...Thanks for making me remember and for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  26. Shenita your vignette looks wonderful and romantic! And gotta love the dollar store! I didn't know they carried rose petals...how perfect is that for St. Valentines days? And as always your photos are spot on!
    XO Barbara

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  27. Looks lovely Shenita. Is there going to be a romantic dinner to go with that tablescape?
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  28. Great job, Shenita! I wish I had known about this challenge. I was just in Dollar Tree yesterday poking around. I'm glad you showed the close-up of the salad plate rim. That red peeking out from beneath the white is cool and really adds to the overall look. I'm with you...I rarely decorate for Valentine's Day. I'm usually more into Mardi Gras right around that time. The food's better! :-) Have a happy week!

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  29. Wow, that is a beautiful throw!! I see that I need to go back to the Dollar Tree! Blessings, Tammy

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  30. Fantastic job, Shenita. It still has your glamorous touch.

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  31. This is just beautiful! Don't you just LOVE the Dollar Tree??? =D

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  32. Very pretty, Shenita...the throw is gorgeous.

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  33. I love that tablecloth and those little white birds--lovely!

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  34. Beautiful Shenita, so elegant!

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  35. Very Nice...I normally don't decorate for Valentine's Day either.

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  36. How romantic a dinner at your table would be! The throw is just gorgeous and really makes the whole table so elegant. Gotta love the Dollar Tree for inexpensive holiday decor!

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  37. The Dollar Tree has so many great Holiday items. I love your salad plate, and the throw you received, and of course your flatware. Joni

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  38. Love the heart shaped dishes from the dollar store.

    Coming over from Richella's link.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  39. Wow, that is a very impressive table Shenita! Your mother-in-law did a great job on finding a table cover that fits your style perfect. I was just at the Dollar Tree yesterday, hoping to find some Valentine's Day things to use for table accents. I bought a few things, but after seeing your lovely table, I think I need to go back. Your dishes and those table accents are all very pretty!

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  40. What a beautiful Valentine tablescape, Shenita! You certainly know how to turn something from the Dollar Tree into a million bucks! The plates are lovely, and what a fabulous throw from your mother-in-law!

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  41. Shenita....from the Dollar Store to the exquisite tablescape...you waved your magic wand and turned the "pumpkins" into the crystal coach...complete with the glass slippers...So beautiful!!...

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  42. What a great table for a great bargain! The Dollar Tree never disappoints for some cool items when you don't want to spend a lot on holiday decor!

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  43. Your table is stunning, Shenita. I love the plates with the touch of red on them.....I love red and white together! So pretty.

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  44. How romantic, Shenita! The throw is simply gorgeous! It looks so soft...Christine

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  45. Very pretty, Shenita. A very romantic table for two. ;-)

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  46. Eight bucks for all this beauty!!!??? Amazing! You have shown me that for very little I can come up with something terrific. Whatever you touch turns to gold, are you related to Midas???:):) XO, Pinky

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  47. Beautifully done! Everything looks just lovely. And that table throw is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your pretty table with us at TTF!

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  48. The Dollar Store!!! I'm in awe and inspired!

    Have a lovely winter wonderland weekend!

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  49. Very pretty and romantic looking, Shenita! I've been thinking if I should set up a table in front of our living room fireplace for Valentine's Day this year. I find myself thinking that I'd probably be doing it more for me than hubby! : )

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  50. Wow, I would say you have certainly pulled off a great Dollar Tree table. Perfect gift from your MIL and makes a great cloth for your setting. Congrats, job well done.

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  51. Beautiful, romantic table. I would love to do this too bad will be in the middle of moving.

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  52. Gorgeous!!! That is one romantic table. I love your table throw.

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  53. Gorgeous throw. Excellent job!

    Come share your post at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  54. Great table! I still need to get my Dt post together. L uv what u created

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  55. How lovely and romantic. Perfect for a Valentines meal for two.
    Have a great week.

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  56. Beautiful table for an unbelievable price! I'm a $ Tree fan too!

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  57. I love your dollar tree table! It looks so pretty and elegant and I would have never guessed anything was from the dollar store!

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  58. Very pretty! You had one of the top visited posts from Let's Dish, 70!

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  59. Looks great Shenita!
    I LOVE Valentine's Day.
    Your table is so romantic and that tablecloth is
    such a nice gift!

    Thanks for sharing.
    :)

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  60. The table looks lovely... $8.00?! How cool is that!!!

    I'd like to invite you to check out my thrifted link up!
    http://www.youngheartoldsoul.com

    Cheers!

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  61. Shenita, your table looks gorgeous!! I can't believe the price. You did a fabulous job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful week. :)

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  62. Very pretty!~ Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  63. Shenita,
    Oh~h~h...so~o~o romantic!!!
    Love the elgant throw as an inspiration piece!
    Your dinnerware is exquisite!!!
    Love the red & white heart shaped dishes from $ Tree!!!
    You have taken thrifty items and given them such elegance, dear friend!
    Thank you for inspiring us to search for treasures wherever we may shop!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  64. Fun Festive and Frugal. Gotta love that. :D Thanks for sharing

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  65. What a fun idea! I need to go to the dollar store and take a look around. It is especially great for holidays you don't want to spend that much money on. I loved it all. Everything turned out lovely.

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  66. Hi Shenita,
    What a glamorous table setting! No one would ever think budget when they see this.
    You are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  67. Happy Valentines Day, Shenita!!! Miss you. xo

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  68. Hi Shenita! Oh, how lovely! Budget or no, you always everything look so elegant! Thank you so much for poppint in to see me and I hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  69. So very pretty!
    Hope you are having a great week...
    Cindy

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  70. Hi Shenita, There is nothing as pretty as red and white to celebrate Valentine's Day! I wish I had your creativity for putting things together. I'm as slow as Christmas! The lovely throw your MIL sent for Christmas works beautifully for VD and the fabric with the gold tassels is gorgeous. Your table for two is so romantic. I'm sure it was a lovely evening.

    Hugs,
    Emily
    The French HUtch

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  71. Hi Shenita. Just checking on your. It's been awhile. :)

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  72. Wow its lovely and everything is from an 8 dollar budget, sheer brilliance. Thumbs up! Got my eye on your next posts.

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  73. Hi Shenita! Just beautiful as always. Hope you're doing well and thank you for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  74. Hi lady, I'm missing you and hope all is well in your world. Drop me a note soon..........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  75. Hi Shenita, Hope all is OK miss chatting with you!

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  76. Shenita, Hope all is well with you! Miss seeing you around blogland! :)

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