Christmas in July Guest Marty with A Stroll Thru Life

Everyone please welcome the ever lovely Marty with A Stroll Thru Life.  Here is a little bit about Marty.

  I love to create tablescapes and vignettes and love to shop Goodwill and the Dollar Tree to create beautiful vignettes.  I think beauty is a matter of taste, not money and I love to find wonderful treasures to redo and mix into my vignettes.  I have so much fun each week hosting Table Top Tuesday where you all inspire me with how creative you are.  I also love to host our Seasonal Cloche Parties.  Again, I think anything looks amazing under a cloche.  I hope you enjoy my Christmas Tablescape put together with finds from GW and DT.  Thanks tons for having me and hope you will join our TTT and Cloche Parties.

Pulling together an elegant Christmas Tablescape can seem daunting and expensive, however with a little thrift shopping through your Goodwill and the Dollar Tree, you can put a table together you will be proud of.

Most of the items to create this tablescape were thrift shopping treasures.

Shop the house for your favorite things and incorporate them in the table design.

I started with three of my cloches.  Everything always looks fabulous under a cloche. A lace tablerunner from the 99c store forms the base for the centerpiece.

I used my largest cloche to set the theme for the table.  An Angel figurine to represent the season.

I found this wonderful angel at GW last year.  She has beautiful lace and ruffles on her dress, and she’s holding a small heart with stars that says Joy.

A bird topped Bell Cloche was elevated on a cakestand.  Inside is a lovely marble covered orb, and a gold dove from the Dollar Tree is hanging off the side.

The small cloche holds a Faberge Egg with a jeweled Christmas Tree on the front.  It was a gift from my DH many years ago.  A pretty ornament from the DT would look just as good.

White pointsettias and gold leaves from the Dollar Tree create a lovely floral arrangement.  Add a few DT gold ornaments at the base to add additional interest.

I added more DT ornaments and floral picks around the table to fill in the centerpiece.  This also makes sure that each guest has something special to see.

Pull out your finest linens and china for the placesettings.  Everything I’ve used except for the wine glass and the sherbert came from GW or Thrift stores.  The placemats and napkins are tissue linen with a scalloped embroidery detail.  The china is Grace made in Japan found at GW layered with an everyday white salad.  The sherbet/compote glasses were a gift from a friend, and the wine glass was a wedding gift many years ago.  Everyday flatware looks right at home with the more elegant dishes.  Your everyday white dishes would look just as elegant and DT glasses would work perfectly.  The linens set the mood.  You could use a lace tablecloth, or even buy lace by the yard from Walmart and make your own tablecloth.

An elegant table that didn’t break the bank.  Have fun, I know you can pull together something fabulous.

STUNNING!!!  I hope y’all will visit Marty’s blog A Stroll Thru Life and see all of her GORGEOUS displays.

Thanks so much, Marty for sharing these wonderful tips with us.

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9 thoughts on “Christmas in July Guest Marty with A Stroll Thru Life”

  1. Ali,
    Thanks for having Marty as your guest blogger …she is “THE BEST” with vignettes and the dearest hostess in the Land of Blog! Inspiration always abounds @ A Stroll Thru Life!

  2. I am an avid follower of Marty and she is my idol and inspirations in blogging.

    She always rocks with all her blings.

    Thank you for letting her your guest. Absolutely, FAB.

    Greetings from Stockholm,

  3. I hardly ever miss Marty’s inspiring posts, decorating ideas and cloches; so here I am to visit you all the way from her place. Your tablescape for C’mas in July is simply gorgeous! I love your theme of gold and white and the cloches are wonderful as is your angel. But, my very fav are your beautiful dishes, just lovely! I will follow you now… hope you like to do the same. Thanks for sharing.

  4. OMGoodness marty, I think you have outdone yourself! This is gorgeous and INSPIRING!!! I love that you can create somethig SO special with things from DT and GW!!!! XO, Pinky

  5. Thanks so much for having Marty as a guest today. Marty is my #1 girl for inspiration, and a like-mind for decorating. She’s the first post I look for each and every day, and I do soooo enjoy her! Judy

  6. Hi – I was very glad to see Marty as a guest blogger…doing what she does best – doing a tablescape and creating beauty in such a stylis – yet simple and not expensive way.

    But one other thing is that Marty has also been such a cheerleader for other bloggers. She always comments (on my blog and on many others). She gives the best advice – not just “Loved your project.”

    She keeps the blog world humming – so I was very glad to see her spotlighted here! She’s a gem!


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