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Danelle Ice is an entrepreneur in Los Angeles and mom of 3. She is the creator of HomeEverAfter.com and SimDanelle.com. Danelle is also known as internet personality SimDanelle, the first virtual person. Danelle is a beauty guru on YouTube, vlogger, blogger, and new media darling. She is a current brand ambassador for for Keurig and previous AMD Tech Mom, Kraft Foods Delicious Byte brand ambassador, and Purex Insider.

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  1. Christi at A Southern Life
    April 29, 2009 @ 6:30 pm

    Love great ideas for cutting corners and keeping beauty. Thanks for the ideas!

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  2. Amanda
    April 30, 2009 @ 3:49 am

    Fabulous ideas Barbi! Target and Walmart are definitely more affordable I agree. Who doesn’t love poking through thrift stores and antique shops. Some of the coolest tablescapes are the ones with lots of antique and mismatches dishes! :) Thanks for joining in on Thrifty Thursday!

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  3. Chandy
    April 30, 2009 @ 4:19 am

    Good morning! I love the table you showed. And your tips are exactly what I do except the sets part as I entertain a lot. I wait out my purchases. I also look for stain-resistant tablecloths if I need a light colored one. Great tips for families with little children.

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  4. Lori (All That Splatters)
    April 30, 2009 @ 7:23 am

    Great ideas! You can’t beat the discount and close-out housewares stores for tablescape bargains. :)

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  5. Nola @ The Bloom Girls
    April 30, 2009 @ 8:45 am

    Thank you for the very informative cost-saving ideas.
    Nola @ The Bloom Girls

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  6. Home Ever After
    April 30, 2009 @ 8:49 am

    @Amanda Absolutely. Often you can get antique dishes at thrift stores for next to nothing (compared to an antique store) because the pricers don’t know what it is and its value!

    Barbi

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  7. Kim
    April 30, 2009 @ 2:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing all your information. I love finding bargains, especially when doing tablescapes. Looking forward to the next installment of info.

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  8. Bridget
    April 30, 2009 @ 3:27 pm

    This was a great post. I have to start keeping my eyes open for these goodies. Happy TT!

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  9. niki
    April 30, 2009 @ 9:44 pm

    I love the look of tablescapes I see in mags all the time. But they would be so lost on my family. Maybe someday……

    :)

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  10. Home Ever After
    May 1, 2009 @ 9:06 am

    @Kim- Sure thing, thanks for coming by!

    Barbi

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  11. Home Ever After
    May 1, 2009 @ 9:08 am

    @Niki – lol When my daughter, London, walks in and sees the table done up, she says, “Wow, how come the table’s all fancy?!?” I guess that means I need to keep it set a little more often! Get your kids to pretend it’s “restaurant night”, then they’ll start loving your tablescapes ;)

    Barbi

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  12. Cheri Sicard
    May 1, 2009 @ 9:17 am

    Wonderful tips. Thank you for sharing your insights.

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  13. Susan
    May 2, 2009 @ 1:19 pm

    Lots of great tips! :-) Susan

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  14. Kara-Noel
    May 3, 2009 @ 1:20 pm

    There is nothing more inviting than a great table!

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  16. CyberGwen
    June 1, 2009 @ 2:40 pm

    I love decorating the table. There is no way to do it wrong and I really let myself go.

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  17. Home Ever After
    April 30, 2009 @ 8:50 am

    @Chandy – Thank you so much for coming by! I am envious of you and your entertaining; I wish I entertained more (and not just my children)! lol

    Barbi

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