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Saturday, May 6, 2017

A Happy Table!


The sun is finally out after several days of much needed rain, so this called for a bright, happy table in vibrant aqua and orange. Mother Nature let loose the past week or so...hope she does not forget we still have July and August, that will really need some of that moisture.



The beginnings of the table is this gorgeous table cloth in bright aqua and white that I paired with vibrant orange napkins held with an off white metal flower napkin holder.


The very simple plate stack begins with a white wood charger, orange dinner plate and white luncheon/salad plate.


The serving bowls are Bordallo Pinheiro.



I found 2 aqua pineapple candle "cages" at TJMaxx last week that ended up in my cart. I just couldn't resist them. I paired them with wood holders, that I painted orange, for the rest of the centerpiece as I didn't have time to go find orange flowers.







Tablecloth-ReMix
Napkins-World Market
Napkin rings-thrift store finds
Wood charger-Pier One
Orange dinner plate-Royal Norfolk
White cabbage luncheon/salad-Bordallo Pinheiro
Orange bowls-Bordallo Pinheiro
Aqua glassware-Pioneer Woman
Sterling flatware-Oneida/Afterglow
Pineapple candle "cages"-TJMaxx
Orange candle holders-thrift store finds


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Easter 2017


I recently acquired a couple more lavender Bordallo Pinheiro dinner plates from eBay...they are rarer than hens teeth! They arrived in time to do an Easter tablescape. I have used all BP china for this table. The pieces include white chargers, lavender dinner, luncheon, salad plates, berry bowls and even a platter that I have used under the centerpiece. I have always used the luncheon plate for salads and the salad plates for dessert.



I have used a large piece of fabric as the tablecloth and lavender napkins.


The purple glasses are Ivima that I bought several years ago at TJMaxx. The sterling flatware is Oneida Afterglow.








The centerpiece is a couple small pots of lavender tulips that I plopped into a white tureen that is resting on a lavender BP bunny sandwich plate. The white candle holders came from a thrift store, Goodwill, I think and the purple candles, probably from WalMart.

Thank you for visiting today...hope you will return next time.

HAPPY EASTER!

I will join Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday and Everything Else.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Spring Tablescape


We have had some really nice spring weather mixed in with some really, really rainy weather. We do need the moisture, but not day after day!


Back a few months ago I found two of the same pattern April Cornell tablecloths at Savers, but different sizes. The colors are perfect for spring so I have used the smaller of the two for this table with solid pink napkins.




Even longer ago the salad/dessert plates were found at the same Savers. They were originally from Pier One...pricey little plates, at $11.95,each, back when they first came out in 2011/2012. The pattern is Antoinette.  I paid considerably less for 4 plates than the original price of one plate! I paired them with the Pier One white wood charger, white dinner and light green luncheon plate, both Bordallo Pinheiro. For something fun, I used mini pedestal cupcake holders for the rolls. The stemware is from Tuesday Morning a few years ago. The flatware is Oneida Afterglow sterling from 1956.











The centerpiece is a pair of lime green ceramic candlesticks from Goodwill, a small pedestal with a BP luncheon plate, tiny green vase, green rabbit and some faux eggs.

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