Holiday Table Setting {& Giveaway!}

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Hey Friends!

Well, we are half way to Christmas, and I don’t know about you, but I am feeling the financial stress of getting everything checked off my Christmas list.

There are so many gifts to buy for our kids, family, teachers, friends, etc., that I have to come up with ways to stretch my budget. One of those ways is to shop at stores with great prices like The Dollar General.

We have one right down the street from us in my small town.

I love shopping there, especially during the holidays, because I love looking at the Dollar General Holiday décor  items.

I bought some of their tableware items for Christmas morning. Every year, after the boys have gone to be on Christmas eve, I set the table for our Christmas breakfast.


I love how festive the $4.00 striped tablecloth is with the $2.00 silver chargers and $1.00 snowflake plates. I also love that the chargers and plates are plastic so I don’t have to worry about the boys dropping them and breaking them!



For a more light, crisp look, I placed the table settings on my white tablecloth.



My very favorite purchase were these $1.00 striped straws to go in my daisy cut lids. It’s funny how the littlest things can make us so happy, isn’t it?


My boys love drinking out of these mason jars, so I knew they would love these straws. They are plastic and sturdy, so I will be able to wash and reuse them.


Now we are all set for Christmas morning! Nothin’ fancy-schmancy…just sweet and simple!


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  1. I love your idea of setting the table with items from the store. I think I would need to add some candles. We always eat a big breakfast before we open gifts. I’d love the table to look festive.

  2. Dollar General could help me create memories of beautifully wrapped gifts using all their many choices of festive and pretty wrapping paper! I just purchased some gift wrap there and they have quite a selection! Thanks for a chance to win!

  3. I love your idea of setting the table in this casual but beautiful way for Christmas morning! I could use a little help in that department. A pretty table for some pretty photo memories!

  4. I too have a Dollar General down the street. I love their unexpected bargains. I would probably buy something to make my Christmas morning tablesetting even more charming. Thank you for the chance to win. Merry Christmas.

  5. I never would have thought to get table decorations from the Dollar Store. What a great idea, would love to win so I can decorate our table, my 3 girls would love to help!! Thanks for a giveaway :)

  6. Dollar General helps me buy prizes for our Family Party on Christmas Eve. We play lots of games and the kids get to break a pinata. The cost can add up, they always have a great selection of “prize” type items. Love Dollar General.

  7. Our Mom was a crafter–way before it was popular to craft–and I could pick up lots of supplies to craft Christmas Day away. Creating with my Mom is a favorite memory…

  8. I think I’d like to “steal” your idea and purchase some festive plates to use for the holiday!

  9. After seeing your wonderful place setting, I’m headed to Dollar General tonight! Thank you for sharing :)

  10. what a sweet tablescape Traci. Thanks for sharing and I would love to win the gift card. Thanks.

  11. My holiday memories could be MANY with such GREAT prices! Are you kidding me? I could be REALLY creative just shopping on $20.00. Cute table, Traci. Merry Christmas. ; )

  12. My kids are in college now, but i have found Dollar general to be a great place to purchase toys for donating to our local toys for tots Program.

  13. I shop at Dollar General all the time and have for the past 7 years. I would have love to snagged some of their cute felt and plaid Santa pillows but missed out. :-( I saw them on a blog and have been to all the DG’s in town looking for them. They seem to be sold out everywhere I go. BUT every store that I have stopped in I’ve managed to buy something for the house for Christmas. I love the red and sage green polka dot bathroom collection. Got it! Also, I’ve just picked up the cute $1.00 black and white stripped flowers in a pot, the polka dot pig bank and a couple of polka dot lined baskets. I tell you, DG is one addictive store!! 4 years ago we were stationed in southern AZ. I made a 72 mile round trip to DG looking for the cutest Snowman top hats the day after Christmas. Got them too!!

  14. I would love to use the gift card toward purchasing items to fill treat bags for my daughter’s kindergarten Christmas party. Dollar General always has the cutest little trinkets and stocking stuffers for kids!!!

  15. I would use the card to buy Christmas gifts for my grandchildren. To see their eyes light up with delight would be the best memory ever.

  16. Oh I feel the financial stress too Traci! Love Dollar General.

    Where did you get your daisy cut out lids for the mason jars??? I gotta know!!! :)

    Hugs & Merry Christmas to you and your family Traci!

    You have truly been a blessing to me.

    Marilyn C.

  17. I have not visited dollar general too much. I have to check it out now…especially if they have stripped straws that are plastic instead of paper that my toddler chews to pieces at our special occasions. : ) the straws you found are so cute!

  18. I’d love to set a pretty, but easy clean-up Christmas breakfast table, so I’d head to the section with those pretty plates and chargers! Love the straws too!

  19. Dollar General would help me because we collect ornaments and I know we would find some new one to add to our collection

  20. Beautiful – but would lik to know also where you got the cut out lids for the mason jars. I have never seen them. Thanks

  21. I shop DG all the time because it’s the closest store in my little town. Why have I not seen those straws?! Too cute!
    I make goodies every year and DG has a great selection of ways to bundle up those goodies!

  22. Love,love, love the dollar general store. We always have big christmas breakfast. I will definitely check out the decor an set my table the night before. Love the plastic chargers and plates since we have our grandchildren living with us. No need to fret over breaking the good china and the table is much more fun!

  23. Dollar General has so many decor items that I know I always can find something pretty to bring back home to put in the living room before we have company, starting with scented candles and Christmas-themed bowls and glasses to all kinds of holiday candy!

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