Step 2: Round up what you've got! Textiles, centerpiece items, dinnerware, etc.
I told you I originally gained my color inspiration from a piece of fabric I had on hand. The inspirational blue chevron fabric will be our napkins. I paired it with a vintage floral pattern that will be made into a couple of pillows to dress up the chairs we will be bringing in from our outside dining set in order to have enough seating. I brought in the burlap for texture and a white and orange greek key table runner. I had everything on hand already, woot!
Here are my goods, all rounded up together:
3. Burlap, available at JoAnn's
4. Greek Key table runner, got it on clearance for $4 at Pottery Barn a few years ago (yep, it was a steal)
I also have an orange pashmina that will probably get tied in somehow if needed!
The thing I lacked most was dinnerware. After doing some research online, I purchased these chargers from Pier 1 Imports, currently 20% off which made them a whopping $3.96 each! They'll bring a lot of texture and are super versatile!
I picked these plates up as well, also 20% off:
I've been dying to get new white plates and thought this was the perfect excuse. Then, I headed to Hobby Lobby. Fall decor is now 80% off folks! I picked up 5 mini pumpkins and 7 mid-sized pumpkins (all fake of course) for $7! I was having a really hard time finding them after Halloween, so this was my saving grace!
Next up, the DIY end of the decor!
So, how's your planning going? Do you have much to buy or are you workin' with what you got? Anyone else use hosting holiday dinners as an excuse to buy new stuff you've been wanting? No? Just me?
Have a great Tuesday y'all!