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Friday, May 2, 2014

Get Out Your Sunglasses!


Get out your sunglasses! I have been anxious to use this eye-popping tablecloth since I found it a few months ago at Savers. When I spotted it, I was thrilled it was large enough to cover my table...so many times I find one I really like, but it is too small. I ♥♥♥ bright colors, this more than fits the bill! The vivid pink vase is a new acquisition from my last visit to Savers so it was also part of the inspiration, too.



This is the second year in a row that the rain has made it impossible to enjoy the lilacs inside...I had to find a few at the very top to cut to bring into the house...oh, they smell so wonderful, but won't last more than today as they are already shedding profusely!


I used white chargers and dinner plates as the anchors, then topped them with a bright yellow glass salad plate. I wanted to keep it fairly simple due to the melange of colors and shapes in the tablecloth.



Little pink flower shaped plates are being used for the rolls.


To keep with the fun I used my yellow handled Oxford Hall Fashion Ware flatware.


The glassware is reproduction Indiana Madrid. Unfortunately, I don't have any bright pink for a fun table! That will be remedied as soon as I find something fun, no stodgy glassware for me!


I used a plain pink napkin held with yellow bead napkin rings.




Thanks for taking the time to visit today...please come back the next time. Have a wonderful week!

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just love the bright colors! Even if you were depressed sitting down at this table would definitely lift your spirits!
Love you,
jude

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a fun tablescape. bbb

Anonymous said...

This one is sure to brighten up anyone's day. Love the bright, bold colors and the way you tied everything together.
LY,
Delma

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful! makes you feel happy just by looking at the table! xo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Bright and Beautiful!!!

hugs, Linda

Dianne said...

Makes me smile just to look at it! Fun and festive and bound to change anyone's mood. Dianne

Deborah Montgomery said...

so colorful and fun! that flatware is perfect too! I love lilacs, wish they lasted longer, they're so lovely.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - bright is right - and fabulous. Love the light and colors. A very cheery meal will be eaten here.

kitty said...

How could you not be cheerful with that bright, colorful table, Marigene? I love your new vase, too, and it's perfect filled with lilacs. Happy weekend!

ellen b. said...

Ha! I thought from your title that you would be talking about the weather. This is a very bright and happy table!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That is spring and summer all over your table! No one could be bored or unhappy looking at all of those cheerful colors :)

Babs R said...

Wow! LOVE those hot, tropical colors, and the yellow flatware. :)

thepaintedapron.com said...

oh you know I love this Marigene! What a fabulous print on your tablecloth!! This table would brighten up the dreariest of days!!
Jenna

Donna Wilkes said...

Wow! This would certainly make you sit up and pay attention. I love a girl who is not afraid to use profuse color.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What beautiful bright colors! Of course, I love all the yellow added too! Really enjoyed it all!

Katherine

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
Vibrantly alive. . .much liken to that of our landscape here on the Prairie!!!
I L O V E all your color choices, dear friend!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Debbie Moore said...

Love those salad plates ... and the color of that tablescape is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Chris Scheuer said...

Beautiful! A great way to bring the outdoors in!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

The colors! The colors! I love them. What a fun, festive,cheery, WILD table. I just love it,and those sunflower plates are to die for. Want those!

Alycia Nichols said...

If you are able to find some really neat bright pink glassware around here, please let me know where in the heck you find it. I've been on the hunt for YEARS now, and I've not been successful. I did find some bright pink plastic tumblers a couple of years ago at Gordman's, but I would really like to find stemware. It's like clear and blue and green are the dominant colors when it comes to glassware. Li'l ol' pink just gets left out!

I really like the vivid colors in the tablecloth! In the dead of summer when everything is starting to kind of fade out a little, a tablecloth like this will wake you right up! It's a great Spring/Summer look, and you can pull from so many different colors. It almost looks like a Picasso painting!

Stepdaughter's master's degree graduation ceremony tomorrow and then Mother's Day with my Mom doing a little furniture shopping at Nebraska Furniture Mart. We'll just grab a casual bite to eat. Nothing fancy this year. We're all about the shopping this year!!!

Happy Mother's Day to you, my dear, sweet, funny Marigene!!! You are always a bright spot!