2 Ways to Create a Thrifted Tablescape

I was asked to be a part of an April thrift store challenge, similar to the one I participated in earlier this year. If you missed the warm and cozy challenge, be sure to check it out here. I had so much fun last time, so why not join in on the fun again?!

When it comes to decorating seasonally, it can definitely be a strain on the budget. There are a few areas in our home I focus on when updating it seasonally– one of those places is the dining room table. I’ve found that the dining room table is a simple way to decorate with the seasons while keeping it budget friendly. In this post, I’m going to share how I used thrift store/ yard sale items to make a tablescape that’ll work with any season!

Thrifted Look #1:

Here is a quick price breakdown of the items I used:

  • Wooden cutting board: $1.00
  • 4 wooden bowls: .75 cents
  • White shutter: $5.00
  • 4 white ceramic plates: $4.00
  • 4 vintage vases: $2.00

Total: $12.75

Here we go!

I came across this white shutter at a yard sale for only $5. This was the yard sale of my dreams, ya’ll! While thrifting or yard saling, I like to look for items that are diverse, and can be used in more ways than one.

My vision for this shutter was to use it as a table runner. The length fit our table perfectly!

Next, I added matching ceramic plates that I found for $1 each. Plates are usually an easy and inexpensive find at thrift stores/ dollar store.

Here are the wooden bowls I found at Goodwill for a total of .75! When I go to Goodwill/ thrift store, I always check out the wood section. You’d be surprised at what you can find!

Next, I added the wooden cutting board I found for $1.00. I simply created another layer by placing the cutting board on top of the shutter. This created more of a focal point for the table.

Here is where you can customize for the season. Because we are in Spring, I added flowers to the vintage jars I found at a yard sale. If it’s during Christmas time, fresh stems of greenery would be beautiful, and fitting for the time of year. If you are decorating for 4th of July- simply add mini American flags to bring in patriotism!

I finished the Spring look by adding a little faux greenery.

Here is the finished look! It’s simple, but fresh and versatile!

Tip(s): Personalize the table with name tags, add a pop of color with napkins, and add more layers with chargers under the dinner plate.

Thrifted Look #2: Peter Rabbit/ Easter Themed

Here is look #2 at how I used thrifted items to create a seasonally detailed tablescape.

Remember that $1 cutting board I placed on top of the shutter? I used it in this table setting as well. In fact, I used everything minus the white shutter, and added different elements to represent Easter in the decor.

Here is a Beatrix Potter book I found at a Thrift store for .50! I tore out the pages of Peter Rabbit, and created a place mat out of them. This idea is great for any occasion/ themed party.

Add in coordinating fabric napkins, and a personalize the place setting by creatively adding a name. I chose to write our names on eggs to tie in the Easter theme.

There you have it! Two ways to put together a tablescape from thrifted items. I hope this helps get those creative juices flowing. If you create a thrifted table, I’d love to photos in the comments below.

Be sure to check out the other ladies a part of this blog hop- Click the links below!



Trash Talk – Decorate & More with Tip
Thrift Treasure – LeCultivateur
You light up my life – Stilettos and Shiplap






The Thrift Store Challenge – The Home Envy
Brass Antique Lamp – The Farmhouse Eclectic
Thrifted Jewelry Case Makeover – This Full Life 5






Thrift Store Find – The House House Blog
Thrift store challenge – Through a Vintage Door
Pretty Bowling Ball – Shabby Queen
Thrift Store Challenge – The Collected Haven
April Thrift Store Challenge – Sweet Southern Grace

15 thoughts on “2 Ways to Create a Thrifted Tablescape

  1. Maren, what a great looking table. I love how you used the yard sale shutter on your table. That cutting board was a great find. I love how you set your table and that you can use that tablescape all year long just by adding touches of the season to the center. Great challenge!

    Love working with you on the challenge. Have a great week.

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