Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Welcome Spring Tablescape


It's play day again. And what is play day? Why of course it's Tablescape Thursday. The day we get to play with all our dishes & accessories to make beautiful tablescapes. This is fast becoming my favorite day of the week. And I am not alone. As you will find out if you go to Between Naps on the Porch. Susan has a fabulous Easter table this week and you will also find links to all the other participants.

Well I didn't do my planning very well. For the past 2 weeks I have posted my Easter tablescapes. I guess I should have saved one of them for this week. Oh well. But we are not having Easter at my house this year. We are going down to San Diego to my parents house. I'm a little bummed as I was looking forward to setting up my Easter tablescapes for family. Maybe next year.

But never fear, I still have a spring tablescape for you. And I am excited about this weeks offering. I feel this is the best one I have put together. I hope that you feel the same.

This week we are back in my living room dining area. All the furniture in this room is Mission style. It was my husband's furniture before we got married. Even though it wouldn't be my first choice (I'm more of a Shabby Chic girl), I have learned to love it.

For my centerpiece I hunted around my house for various items I could use. The pineapple concrete finials (I guess that is what you would call them. I asked my hubby what he would call them & he said "ugly". Men!) came from my backyard. The larger one originally came from Home Goods a few years back. The smaller one came from Marshall's a couple of months ago. The piller candlestick was a thrift store find & a leftover from our wedding. Two of the green balls came from Michael's on clearance & the one in front came from the Dollar Tree. And of course my Target birdie S&P. They have now flown the coop since I took these photos. But don't worry, I'm sure they will be back next week on 4/15 just in time for Susan's Target Birds on Holiday extravaganza. And then we will find out what they have been up to on their little holiday.
I've used my JC Penney Home Collection clearance plates.

My napkins were a clearance find at WalMart. For my napkin rings I used drapery clip rings & attached a silk gerber daisy flower (from a dollar store) & a piece of blue organza ribbon (the candle holders from Dollar Tree came tied up with this ribbon).
I set up my table on a Saturday & took my photos during the day this time. They turned out so much better. See what happens when I actually plan ahead? I get better results.
I found the blue candle holders at the Dollar Tree. The placemats are from Marshall's on clearance. The silverware is my everyday set by Oneida. The pattern is Michaelangelo. I've again used my Libby goblets from WalMart.


One final look at my table. I just love how this table turned out.
Well I hope you enjoyed my spring tablescape this week. And I hope that each of you have a wonderful Easter (if you celebrate). I will be enjoying mine with my most of my family. Only one of my brothers & his kids won't be attending (they live out of state). But I will get to see my parents, both my sisters and one of my brothers and their families. Family is one the most important things to me, so I will be enjoying getting to spend time with mine. I will even get to see my grandson. Yipee!!

Can't wait until next Wednesday to see what my Target birdies have been up to. I miss them already.

24 comments:

Kathleen said...

That is a very pretty table..love the colors and textures..Your plates are beautiful..
I heard all the Target birds are having a reunion, but I am not allowed to divulge the location..:)Wear a hat!
Happy Easter!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

This is beautiful! Wow, I love the colors and how you put it all together. You did a great job. Hey I'm with you with the centerpiece, I think it looks great. My husband has looked at my tablescapes a few times and lifted an eyebrow or said something 'ugly' and I just tell him to go outside until he can be sweet. Big smile! You have a lovely home and blog!
Have a blessed Easter.
Debbie

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Just beautiful! I love that you used primarily blue and white with a few touches of green. Oh my I do love those plates. (note to self: NO MORE plates, Barb!) I hope you have a wonderful trip and Easter celebration in SD. Blessings, Barb

mishebe said...

Pretty tablescape love the dishes.mishelle

Linda/"Mom" said...

* What a beauuutiful table ~ your turquoise accent is JUST ENOUGH, with the whites, to make one SWOOOON!!! Soooooo pretty! ANd so nicely written, too! I enjoyed my visit! Thank you for sharing! Blessings, Linda

Jessica said...

Love the aqua and white. The table looks beautiful. I hope all the Target birdies are home for the reunion on the 15th!

Raggedy Girl said...

What a really lovely table and I love the chargers and the blue tea lights.

Have A Great Table Scape Thursday
from Roberta Anne

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very pretty and serene. Have a great time with your family. Happy Easter.

Janie's World said...

I love your table, the color combination is wonderful. The plates are so pretty. Your husband is so funny, they just don't understand...

Chari said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Ohhh myyy...I am absolutely smitten with this new Spring tablescape!!! I think that aqua is fast becoming my favorite color (at least for the time being..hehe!) The color, the texture, and details are simply exquisite, my friend!!! You know that I love your white dishes...and I'm so envious every time I see them! I need white dishes! I just love how the aqua and white look together...so soft, so serene, so romantic!!! I absolutely love your pretty little aqua dishes or candleholders...you have fabulous taste, Girl!!! (okay...I know that we share so many common interests but our thinking alike is almost uncanny! I used the exact same little dishes or candleholders in my tablescape today...in green!!! Hehe!!! So funny!!!) Girl, you made a great decision in getting those beautiful aqua & white placemats...they're gorgeous and your placesetting looks fabulous on them!!! Seriously...so beautiful!!! Love what you did for your centerpiece too!!! I laughed when you wrote what hubby said...Hehe...MEN!!! My honey keeps going by my table and taking the lid off of the apothecary jar...said that he's letting little bunny get some air! He just cracks me up!!!

Well my friend, sending you my very best wishes and blessing for a Happy Easter!!! Be safe in your travels and enjoy your family! Talk with you when you get back!
Love ya,
Chari

Chandy said...

What a great table! I love your dishes!

Happy Thursday!

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a lovely spring table! Love your garden elements!
Happy Easter!
;-D

Domestic Designer said...

You set a very pretty table. Love your JCP plates! I like your creativity with the napkin rings. Have a great day!

ellen b. said...

Hi Kim,
I love the color on this table. So pretty!! The flower napkin rings are perfect! Happy Easter to you and yours and have fun with your grandson. My target birds are getting kind of antsy!

Sue said...

I love the color of this tablescape...and the JCPenney plates are wonderful...you never think to check Penney's for dishware...and the concrete finials...your right...what do men know...They look great...Have a Happy Easter...Sue.

Joyce said...

Table colors are so refreshing. I love the blue. Happy Easter.
Joyce

Dream Mom said...

I love the candleholders and the placemats-very pretty together! I think this table came together beautifully. It's one of my favorite color schemes.

Entertain Exchange said...

Love that color of blue and white...Very pretty! I think I saw those placemats at Marshall's.

Happy Easter.
Susan

Linda said...

Kim, very pretty table. Like your centerpiece arrangement , the dinnerware and the color is really pretty!
Linda Q

Happy To Be said...

Just Beautiful girl...love the aqua and white together...every time I do a table my DH thinks were having company...He should know by time with our family that company means paper plates ha ha!! now I can't wait to see all the Target bird on Wednesday that should be a fun day...thanks for sharing,hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

once in a blue moon... said...

love your white dishes, and that sharp clean aqua combo, wonderful! happy easter~

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Beautiful! Have a glorious Easter weekend!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Beautiful! Have a glorious Easter weekend!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love the colors on your table -- I just wonder where all our "bad birdies" are? Gosh I miss them - can't wait till they're back!