Monday, January 19, 2009

Tablescape Tuesday


Another great Tablescape Tuesday hosted by Susan at Between Naps On The Porch. If you haven't visited her beautiful site, please take a peek and feast your eyes on more wonderful tablescapes.http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

I found these Metlox plates at a local thrift store. I love the lotus flower embossing. I couldn't believe I paid $3.00 for 6 of them. I also found these lovely monogrammed linen napkins at another thrift store .29 ea. I love the mix of textures with the woven charger and the jute.


I cut the leaves from my front garden this afternoon and placed them in 3 different vases down the center of the table. The runner is another thrift find, $1.50. The hobnail crystal and the silver were my Mothers.
Another thrift store find. These adorable little bird salt and pepper shakers were $1.99, oops, I see the price sticker is still on her.


I like the play of color with the butter yellow, apple green and robins egg blue. All those colors are in the far vase.


Don't you just love the bullion fringe on the table runner?


The pattern in the runner is embossed with butterflies and dragonflies. I love anything botanical.

I hope you enjoyed my tablescape.

Till next time, Happy Decorating

24 comments:

tardevil said...

Very pretty! We have similar tastes!

tardevil said...

Very pretty! We have similar tastes!

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Kathleen,
I think this is the first time I've visited your site. I love your tablescape. Such understated elegance. Not overdone! I love the foliage you cut from your garden. Very elegant. The color story of soft yellow, apple green and pale robin's egg blue is so serene. I'll visit often. :)
Alisa - Carolina Panache

prof en retraite said...

Wow! You found some really great buys...and beautiful, too! Love the napkins and those plates are gorgeous! Beautiful tablescape!...Debbie

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love the british colonial look to this table!

Those S&P shakers originally came from Target. I think every blogger in blogland has some. You were lucky to find your's @ a thrift store!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Lovely! I'd be pulling that blanket a little closer to you...tonight is supposed to be the coldest yet (at least in our neck of the woods!)

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

This is just lovely! The cuttings from the yard in the vases are perfect. I love anything botanical, too. My entire Real Estate office is decorated in a botanical theme. Beautiful table!
Blessings, Barb

Shelia said...

You've set a very elegant table. Love your centerpiece - everything is so lovely!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Zoey said...

very nice. I also like to use real fruit on my table- I used oranges last night. I like the tall vases with your yard cuttings. I am all about using whatever I can from nature.

Susan said...

Love your table...simple and elegant... well done!

ceekay said...

Wow, some great finds there. Those plates are amazing!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Simply elegant!
Lovely dishes and tablerunner!
Have a happy week!
;-D

A Hint of Home said...

I love the pears on the napkins. Your table settings and centerpieces are so pretty.

Lady Katherine said...

So pretty! What great thrift store finds! Plates,napkins, so wonderful!

Smilingsal said...

I would love to sit at that table.

Linda said...

What a lovely asian contemporary feel, like it! Nice thrift store finds, always fun.
Great job! Loving the chandelier.
Linda

Belinda said...

I love this! The table is so serene and relaxing, yet very classy as well. The colors are soft and sophisticated. And you thrifted some gorgeous things! Its always such fun to see how to incorporate thrift shop finds with our own treasures. You did a wonderful job with this table setting. :-)

ellen b said...

Hi Kathleen,
I think your table looks great. Those dishes are so wonderful $3 for 6 of them!! Your a shopper after my own heart!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Oh I definitely enjoyed your tablescape! And I love your dining chairs!

Maryrose said...

Very pretty, I loved the elegance of your table.

prof en retraite said...

Hi! I have left two awards for you at my blog if you would like to have them. No pressure to pass them along...have a great day!...Debbie

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

I'm new here. I just love the table setting. The plates and the litle birds are perfect.You got a good deal with the plates from a thrift store. Isn't it amazing what you can find?!

I'll be back soon.
Take care and come vist me, DebraK

Elenka said...

Very nice job! I've seen many tablescapes and yours is one of my favorite. Simple yet elegant, not overdone as some tablescapes are.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Kathleen...Wonderful tablescape! What amazing bargains...I love those plates and the shape is really pretty. The salt and pepper birdies are adorable. Love that you used foilage from your own yard. How wonderful to inherit the hobnail glasses from your Mom...everything works beautifully together for a wonderful table setting! Susan