Crystal Ball

Each table boasts layers of budget-wise luxe. Synthetic quilted cloths create a rich-looking background for gold-edged china and silver-plate flatware, while crystal-cradled candles make inexpensive but elegant centerpieces.

Tablecloths, Indigo Moon, 914-712-2690. Candles, from Creative Candles. Water lily crystal candle holders, from Swarovski. Chandelier crystals, from Swarovski crystal components. Chairs, china, and stemware from Twenty Four Fifth Avenue.