Thursday, May 20, 2010

my first, my last, my tablescape

I have never done a tablescape before, tho i think they are beautiful.  i assume when these lovely ladies are setting up these elaborate place settings that dinner is also taking place using them that night.  i could be wrong, but i hope not. 

at my house i have one set of five dishes intact that are my everyday dishes, and i have outdoor dishes that are melamine and won't break if we drop them outside.  Not much variety because a) i don't have the space to store copious amounts of dishes and b) i'm cheap.

But i was so excited with how the new table set up was looking in the DR that i couldn't help myself, and the outdoor dishes are perfect for that room.


please don't be mad that i didn't set the end two settings.  it seemed strange to be setting up and not eating there, so i kept it at the bare minimum.  You're lucky there's silverware! Then i quickly put everything away before S got home, b/c he wouldn't understand about setting a table and not eating there. 


And because she goes where i go....



i am linking up to BNOTP Tablescape Thursday.  Boo yah.

28 comments:

Orange it Lovely said...

that looks gorgeous - very funky and hip! Love it!
~Tana

Paulina said...

This is a lovely tablescape. They don't always have to be floral, lol. You did very well with what you have, a big thumbs up for that...well done :o)

Kindest regards

Sharon Haynie said...

Are you sure this is your first? It looks like you've got the hang of it! Thanks for sharing with us!

Barbara said...

Congrats on your first tablescape! Mine was last week. I think the black, white and red color scheme looks great.

Tricia said...

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday! You have made quite a debut, with this wonderful, dramatic table! The black and white is just stunning with the red flowers and placemats -- gorgeous! Love your sweet kitty! Mine sometimes turn up in my photos, too.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Great job on the tablescape, love the flowers down the center and I love the red black and white, very inviting...I am a new follower

ellen b. said...

Your table is great! I love the red and black together. Your idea for the center pieces is very nice... Love it!

xinex said...

Oh how pretty! You did very well for a first timer and how funny that you put it all away before S got home. When I was just starting to tablescape, my hubby would just look at me and smile, now whenever he sees something nice in stores, he points it out and recommends it for my tablescaping....Christine

GrannySue said...

It is just delightful. I love the red and black, and who cares if it's fine china or melmac. I know how intimidating this tablescape blog thing can be. I think some people spend days setting the table, leave it up for a week, then do a new one. Not me, I guarantee we use everyone of mine because if I'm going to go to all that trouble (which I do say I enjoy) we are certainly going to use it. Even if it's just hubby and me.

At any rate, your table is just wonderful.

Evi said...

Very nicely done - congrats!!

Mimi said...

I love your table...red, white and black goes so well together...love the Gerbera daisies.

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

the kitty makes is the highlight, great shot!

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

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday! Love your tablesetting! Too cute about putting it away before S got home. ;-) I love to keep mine up for a while...just to enjoy and to use. Your daisies are sooo perfect down the center...feels like a beautiful painting!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh you dear sweet soul.

Thank you for your kind comments. May you always be charmingly blessed.

I hope you'll stop by my blog. I am hosting a giveaway for a darling French tote.

Tracy F. said...

Good job, very cute!

Jill said...

Hi again

Thanks for visiting my blog back! We managed to reno our house in a year thanks to me being a stay-at-home mum! That year my eldest daughter started school, and my youngest learned to fall asleep for her afternoon naps to the sound of tile cutting, or jackhammering!! I think because we almost completely gutted the house, it helped motivated us to get it done quickly! Living in a building site wasn't much fun, but boy is it satisfying now to sit back and look at what we did. It may not be perfect, but it's ours!
:)

Donna at The Scarlet Petticoat said...

sounds like you have unleashed the creative dish beast from within!!! uh oh!!
i thought your tablescape was very pretty especially the bold colors.
all the best,
donna

Her Momma said...

cute home; very pretty tablescape!!
(saw you on new friend friday)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I had to laugh when you said you quickly clear it all away. Like it's shameful. : ) I do that, too, especially since there are only 1 or 2 nights a week I actually have someone, anyone, joining me for dinner. That's why I always forget the silverware in my tablescapes!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

This is gorgeous! GJ
Happy new friend Friday!
Following your blog, come follow mine.
A plus,
Frenchy

Donna at The Scarlet Petticoat said...

hi again! just read your post to me...thank you!! the green plates in the hedgehog tablescape cost .50 each. i threw in a sewing project i never finished, a kids toy hedgehog, and garden tools from the dollar spot in target. total cost = 5.00.
you already have great basics. i hope you will continue. i really enjoyed your narration and thanks for your comment to me.
donna

Jessica Hills said...

I LOVE that tablescape!!!

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Cindy said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. This tablescape is beautiful. We are having a formal dining room in our new house and I have been keeping my eye out at thrift stores for different cute plates. In our old house we didn't have a dining room so I am excited to decorate it.

La-Dee-da crafter said...

This is so lovely. I love the red and black. You did so good and I love your cat in the picrure. Thanks for stopping by my blog......creationsbyladeeda.blogspot.com. Your cat needs a grass skirt for your Luau....Dollar Tree, if you have one available. I will follow you.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Welcome to TT -- this is a wonderful tablescape -- love the elegance of the red, white an black -- very dramatic.

Hope this really isn't your last one.

Lauren said...

Love the tablescape.. but I love the fact that you wrote "boo yah" even more!! :)