Friday, July 15, 2016

One Of April's Best!

I think by now everyone knows that my favorite color for tablescapes is aqua, I have mentioned it enough times! The inspiration for this table came from an April Cornell tablecloth I found at TJMaxx back when the weather was still cold, can't say snowy, as we didn't get snow this past winter! This is one of my favorite tables, lots of aqua and orange. I really like this tablecloth, so many nice summer colors.  I paired the cloth with plain aqua napkins.

The plate layer begins with the Pier One white wood chargers, then an orange Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage charger, an aqua Mexcera cabbage dinner plate, and finally a gold kidney shaped Bordallo Pinheiro salad plate. I have also used Hoenig of California aqua apple dishes to hold the rolls.

The glassware is Pioneer Woman can be found at WalMart.

The cute little metal candle holder is from Hobby Lobby last year. I found the aqua candles at Goodwill several years ago

This cute little bowl was found at Goodwill several years ago.

I found this aqua pitcher at TJMaxx when I first started blogging in what seems like years ago!

The mums and alstroemeria were the only two orange bouquets I could find at the market the other day. Surprisingly they look pretty good together.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Lavender and Roses

The inspiration for today's table came from the Solymod tablecloth made in France. I found it hiding amid some rather ugly tablecloths at Savers back at the end of winter. At first glance I almost walked on by, but I saw a hint of yellow and bluish purple, so I moved the uglies away to see if this was anything I would take home. I was quite surprised to see it was a really pretty one. Who doesn't like yellow roses and lavender? I had to look up the brand, which I wasn't familiar turns out to be a fairly pricey linen.

I did a very simple luncheon table with a minimum of dishes! I tried it with yellow and white dishes, but thought it was too much yellow. So, out came the lavender Bordallo plates.

The lavender glassware was bought a few years ago on sale at Pier One.

I am sorry I dug up my huge lavender plants the end of summer last year to add roses along the front walk. I couldn't find yellow roses at the grocery, so I chose yellow daisies and purple alstroemeria. I knew there was absolutely no chance of finding lavender!

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Red, White And Blue!

I found this red, white and blue table linen at Savers a couple months ago. The tag is in either Chinese or Japanese...I am guessing Chinese, though! The piece barely covers the top of the table, so I folded both sides in to make a table runner.  With the colors in it, I decided it would be perfect for a Memorial Day tablescape. I forgot to add the red  pillar candles between the vases before taking the photos. Sorry they are so dark, the weather has been rainy today and will continue through the week.

The napkins are held with red jeweled rounds.

The placesetting begins with a white wood charger, navy dinner plate, red salad plate and white ice cream bowl.

The flatware is International.

The red 6-paneled glassware was found at Goodwill.

The centerpiece is 3 milk glass bud vases filled with white carnations and a couple red pillar candles.

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White wood chargers/Pier One
Navy dinner plate/Max Studio
Red salad plate/Waectersbach
White bowl/Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage