Friday, November 23, 2012


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of left overs.

Today I am joining in the celebration of the almighty dollar.  It's not often that we celebrate money in this country, as, most of the time, we are just trying to hold on to some.  But whenever we can, we like to have a little in our pockets, to spend just as we wish.  Here, today, I'm going to show you that money is not the root of all things evil.  Sometimes it can be viewed in the happiest of circumstances.  Case in point:

Thank you to Debbie at Debbie-doos and Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage.  They are sponsoring this party in honor of the Dollar Stores of America.  This is a fun opportunity for all to showcase a craft, tablescape, recipe or anything that can be put together with objects from the Dollar Store pertaining to Christmas.

Without further ado, here is my rendition of a table set for Christmas Eve dinner for two...

Two china bowls, two china plates, two red chargers


Three tinsel trees, one dozen red ornaments


Two wine glasses, two candlesticks, 4 candles, silverware for four


Two twirley trees, two linen napkins, one bag red tinsel


One tablecloth


Recycled greens from a fallen tree

No Charge

Total:  $22.00

Fun and Enjoyment: Priceless!

I hope you enjoyed this fun little project and can see that it really doesn't have to take a lot of our hard earned cash to put an idea together.

Thank you, Debbie and Shannon, for hosting this fun party and if you don't already know these talented ladies, you should go visit their blogs and see what all the other participants have come up with.  You might get some really good ideas.

Put a couple of dollars in your pocket and go shopping....Judy


  1. Judy-That is just darling. You did a wonderful job- I love all the glitz. It looks like you spent a lot more than you did-xo Diana

  2. That's great! Love all the sparkle and charm. Jut amazing what you did with Dollar Store goodies!!

  3. I tell you Miss Judy..this is elegance in true budget style. Who would think two could be in the same sentence. But you clearly show they can be. Looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing at the party.

  4. Well done! I love a good dollar store!

  5. Lovely that you don't need a lot of dollars to make an adorable table. And I am learning the hard way right now as my DH is unemployed and doesn't get a lot of money. But it's never too late to learn, lol.
    Thank you so much for giving me the lecture in Thanksgiving. Guess I must go to the library to find a book about it. I think it's interesting with other countries different celebrations. And I DO think it's a lovely thought behind it.
    Hope you'll have a great weekend. Take care.
    Love Elzie

  6. Dear Judy,
    Your presentation of this christmas table is really lovely.. You have done a fine buy.
    your image frames are super too.
    We have chinese shops here..they sell just about everything.
    Its great to know that we can get things just as nice in the $ stores..
    Thank you for your comments over at my blog.
    yes.. i am very pleased with the outcome in the USA ...we all are here.
    xxx happy weekend

  7. Your table looks beautiful! I would never have guessed you did it for so cheap...

    Amy Jo

  8. Love it Mom!!!! And I bet "The Captain" is very pleased with that price tag!!!! LOVE Tami

  9. Hi Judy, that looks really nice! You are so good at putting things together and making it look good! Gina

  10. It amazes me how you took a few dollars and came up with such an amazing table! It is so, so lovely!

  11. Judy,
    Don't you just love those Dollar Stores!! What a great tablescape!!


  12. Hi Judy,Marvellous!How I'd love to browse the one dollar store,Youve found such lovely things,Your table looks


Your comments are so special to me...Judy