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And how absolutely fabulous is this tablescape! Divine my darlings! Achieve this for under $40. If you don't have access to the ports or districts of NYC, Miami, or NYC, then you may have to hit Ikea. Since I can't be everywhere and know everything, (rolls eyes...), I am going to have to trust that you can find places to scour for good deals on glassware and such. When a pro does it: Rented glass vases: $35 ea. (I count four. Do the math) Florals: $260 (long stem callas) Linen: $100 (tablecloth, runner and napkins) Candles: $40 Total = $540 per table When you do it: Ikea glass vases: $32 ea. (keep them or sell them) Florals: $34 (for six long stem fresh callas) Linen: Free (when you go with a hotel white) Ikea tealights: $1 (for 10) Ikea candle holders: $2.5 (for 10) Total = $165.50 per table* *If you're super resourceful, you can sell all the glass vases and candle holders for what you paid, making them FREE, which means your total cost for this look is $35.50! TOTAL SAVINGS: $504.50 per table (or $5,040 for 10 tables). If you have a picture of something you'd like to duplicate on a HACK BUDGET, then send it to me so we can find creative ways to get you what you want! Callas available through Products from Ikea
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I would have never thought to go to Ikea. We have two out here in Chicago. Been a while since I've been to either.
@marshalledgar I will gladly do more ideas like this that can be duplicated on the cheap.
I'm not sure if it is a nationwide chain in the US, but the Dollar Tree store has great glassware for 1$ a piece. Plus other great home decor hack supplies. Always check out your local all for a buck store, its amazing what you may find.
Where are you in the US @JulieHafford? I am in Chicago and I have seen Dollar General. and Dollar Tree.
We have the Dollar Tree out here in South Florida also. @juliehafford you just reminded me too that there are places like Big Lots and Old Time Pottery. I've found things junk-shopping at thrift stores too. Thanks for the reminder!