I like to set my Christmas table a couple of days ahead of time.
I started with a gold acanthus tablecloth ($5.99) from The Christmas Tree Shop.
I layered a favorite Christmas tablerunner I bought a few years back on eBay. I love the sparkle the gold sequins on the runner and the candle rings ($2.99 each) from Michael's add to the table.
For the centerpiece, I filled a gold sleigh from The Christmas Tree Shop ($4.99) with a poinsettia plant from the grocery store and greens from the backyard. I wired together three ornaments and added them to the center.
A large loopy bow made from the same ribbon as the garland on the Christmas tree finishes my frugal table centerpiece.
I alternated plum and gold chargers, layering them with white and gold holiday china and plum napkins. Small gold boxes filled with homemade holiday candy top each napkin. Grandma's silverware and Irish crystal goblets complete each place setting.