I suppose that depends on where you live. Spring started off beautifully but then clouds and rain came back for most of May & June. I'm hoping for the best as July approaches.
When I first decided to start putting more effort into my tablescapes I spent a lot of money on things I wanted. After comparing notes with a friend who was only buying things for her tablescapes that were really inexpensive I decided that was really a much better approach. Now I keep my eye out for things I want but I'm very conservative and frugal with my purchases.
I really love charger plates (sometimes called service plates) but it's challenging to find really unique patterns at a reasonable price. While I can get lots of different colors of the lacquered plastic at Michael's they're not really what I want. I did end up ordering some dark pink lacquered chargers with a flower petal type edge from Hobby Lobby because I couldn't find anything else that would work.
I've had those hibiscus plates for years and now I'm wishing I would have bought four instead of just two.
I found these fun palm tree goblets at Home Goods a couple months ago. I'm looking for some bamboo handle flatware to go with them. I have found some online but I'm holding out for a really good deal.
|Just a little knick-knack from Big Lots|
This weekend I'll start working on the July 4th tablescape. For holiday specific tables, except Christmas, I usually set them up at least a week before and change them soon after the holiday has passed.