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Monday, November 19, 2018

In the China Cabinet

I wanted to change up my China Cabinet this Christmas.  I was tired of the same old same old I had done for the last few years.  But I did not have the money to run out and buy new Christmas China.

I had picked up some cute Santa mugs at Dollar Tree and I was on the hunt for four plates that would compliment them.  After visiting several of my favorite stores, I found NOTHING. So I began brain storming. Why not use Paper Plates? From a distance, who could tell the difference.

I found these overlarge paper plates at TJMaxx.  So I leaned each paper plate in front of the china plates. I did not even take the china plates from the cabinet.


I left the crystal in place.


Here is the finished cabinet. I opened the doors to get a better photograph.



I am very pleased with how it turned out and no fuss no muss...less than $10 was spent for my new look.

14 comments:

Sandy said...

How clever you are! You are right ....you could have pulled it off and no one would have known.

Beca said...

Oh that's clever! Disposable plates come in such pretty patterns now.
xx Beca

Linda said...

You are so clever! And it looks wonderful! Win! WIN!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a great idea, Arlene, and the cabinet looks very festive! Have a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones! Blessings...Sandi

Robin in Virginia said...

Oh Arlene, what a wonderful display! Had you not mentioned the red plates being paper, I wouldn't have known. Have a marvelous Monday!

Carol said...

Well, isn't that a great idea, Arlene! I would never have known the plates were paper from a distance. Love the little balls in the crystal glassware, too :)

Mrs.T said...


Arlene, that is amazing! I absolutely love how it all looks! I'm not sure I would have thought of using paper plates, but I am certainly going to think about it now!

Dianna said...

You are SO clever! I love it...everything goes so well together. Thank you for sharing!

Terri D said...

Wow!! What a great idea! It looks fabulous!!

Susie said...

Arlene, I did know that those Santa cups are still being made. So cute. I remember my friend's mom having them and she served egg-nog in them. I love the Cabinet looks...so sweet. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

sharon said...

So cute! I would have never thought of using paper plates!

Mari said...

How cute is that? I wouldn't have thought of it, but it looks fabulous!

RJ said...

Such a great idea Arlene. You would never ever know they are paper...they look like china dishes especially with your other pretty items. Hope you have a very blessed Thanksgiving. RJ

Mary said...

Arlene, that was a brilliant idea...I say so because I just bought paper napkins for a future blog post. I could not find any nice real thanksgiving ones!