I thought something like this would be nice for a summer evening. Its overcast here this morning, so the light is perfect. We have light on our covered patio, but there is only candlelight here. Nearly everything on the table cost $1. I always wanted a plastic set of dishes for summer (and for kids). I wanted white and finally found them on a trip to Ikea.
White Bowls/Large Dishes - Ikea ($1)
Blue Swirl Cups/dishes - Michaels ($1)
Blue Trimmed Bamboo Placemats - Target ($1)
Shells - Dollar Tree ($1)
The birdcage was the big splurge at $2 and change from a thrift store. The beaded candleholders were leftovers from my wedding and came from Pier 1. I can't remember what they cost 5 years ago, but since they're recycled, I'll call them free. ;-) The little bird inside ...
... started out like this and got a spray paint makeover. (Dollar Tree - $1)
Its not so hard to do pretty on a budget. I'm dying to paint this table white. I wonder if I can convince Mr. T.
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