Thursday, July 22, 2010

Happy 100th Tablescape Thursday!


     It was October 8th, 2009 when I first took the leap and decided to participate in Tablescape Thursday and I haven't missed many weeks since. It never crossed my mind when I started my blog last August, that I would be setting tables and taking pictures of them for my blog...or that I would have such a good time doing it! I really need to thank Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for reminding me of my love for dishes, pretty things and entertaining. Today, she celebrates her 100th Tablescape Thursday and I hope you will visit her to join in the festivities.


     Today's table is devoted to the dragonfly. I have a dragonfly fountain in my backyard, dragonfly metal art in the garden...it was time to bring the darling dragonfly into my house.


I even found matches with dragonflies to light the candles!


     I started the place setting with a round green placemat that pulls out the green in the trim of the dessert plates. I used my white American Atelier Bianca Leaf Square dinner plates, bargain flatware in a metallic slate and my new PS Portmeirion Studio dragonfly dessert plates...all from HomeGoods. The napkins are white with green trim and were my mother's. The napkin rings are from Crate and Barrel.


     In the center of the table, I draped one of my mom's scarves. The colors and the metallic threads added just a pop of sparkle to the table. I used sterling candlesticks (a wedding present) and a silver bowl (mom's) full of lemons to add some additional shine and color. The cute little "shot glass" candles I bought in Franklin, TN on our way home from Florida. At $8.50 each, I probably spent too much, but I couldn't resist the Citrus Cilantro scent.


     Because I wasn't using fresh flowers on this table, I added a touch of color with this sparkly, beaded flower bouquet.

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The stemware is from TJMaxx and had a
bit more of the blue and green.


Who would think lemons by candlelight would be so pretty?



I hope Susan hosts another 100 Tablescape Thursdays.
Don't forget to visit her!

34 comments:

Nancy's Notes said...

Sue, I know what you mean, I never thought I would be doing this either, isn't it fun??

Your tablescape is gorgeous! I love your beautiful square plates and look at your sparkly, beaded flower bouquet, that is so clever and just adds the perfect touch!

Nancy

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sue, love your dragonfly plates and who would have thunk that you could buy dragonfly matches? Not me. I also love your square plates and the napkin rings...what a fun summer table! Joni

bj said...

What adorable dishes...I love the dragonfly, too. Everything looks just beautiful.

dee dee said...

Sue, another beautiful table! Dragon Flies remind me of lazy days beside water! You have captured that mental image perfectly! Love the blues and greens paired with white! Even love the the sweet little matchbox... how fun!
Dee Dee

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, I adore the dragon flies, Sue, and the sparkly fruit! And that matchbox! How cute! Loved this tablescape.

Happy Tablescape Thursday to you!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Sue, I love your "tribute to the dragonfly" table! The colors are wonderful, and the metallic threads in the cloth in the center remind me of the iridescence of dragonfly wings. What fun plates!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So pretty - you did a great job! Did you get your candles at The Iron Gate in Franklin?

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your dragonfly's are just gorgeous. Love your china and your tablesetting is gorgeous. Beautiful colors. Hugs, Marty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is gorgeous Sue! I love the dragonfly plates!

Blondie's Journal said...

The scarf really is pretty and such a clever touch. You really do think outside of the box and that is what makes your tablescapes so nice! Love all the detail!

xoxo
Jane

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty colors, I love your napkin rings!

Marydon said...

G'day ~ Your color blends are so warm, the scarf adds a great accent & the flowers are gorgeous .... what pretty dragonfly plates, where did you acquire them? All your accents are perfect!

Have a great day!
TTFN ~ Marydon

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful setting, great colors!
Hugs
Charo

Kathleen said...

Hi Sue,
That is so pretty! I don't think I have any dragon fly decor!
Hope you are doing well. I know it has been a rough time.

Barbara said...

This is so pretty! I love how you used the scarf and that silver is just gorgeous! I have been digging out silver pieces that I inherited with a whole new appreciation. I love that dragonfly theme.

marlis said...

Love your dragonflies, all of them: the plates and matches!! wow. And the colors make it seem not quite as hot outside. Very pretty. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

Beth said...

Beautiful table. Love the scarf and how you used it. Everything looks so warm and inviting. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

O.k. you need my dragonfly napkin rings or I need your plates. I love them. Nice tablescape.

Entertaining Women said...

There are several great minds this week using apple/lime green to marvelous effect. You fit right into that group. Thank you for sharing your charming design. I love those square charger plates. Cherry Kay

Nancy said...

I love your square charger plates. The table looks lovely!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Perfect Sue"... I LOVE the way the white on white pattern on the square plates has a dragon fly appearance... It's PERFECT!!! and I also love nature and the green and white is so fresh and brilliant... Beautiful!!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Sue
Love the dragonfly pattern.. how sweet!! Just scrolling back on some posts I missed and WOW.. your hubbie sure is handy... love the chairs.. and the sun lounge is just incredible!!! what a clever clever hubbie!!

OK.. take care xxx Julie

Debbie said...

I love the dragonfly theme. Those plates are so pretty, and I love the square ones under it.The scarf from your mom fits perfectly. I borrow from my mother too. Isn't it the greatest?

I think my favorite part was the sparkly flowers. Those were so lovely that I kept trying to study them.

Beautiful job!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sue,
It all looks so pretty...thanks for sharing it with all of us:) Hope you have a great weekend!

Blessings,
Linda

Mary said...

I really like this table, it's so bright and cheery! You did a really good job of putting everything together. I love the scarf. Take care, Mary

Mary said...

I'm all for bringing the dragonfly indoors! Love the plates & the matches :-)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I love dragonflies (I have those very matches!) and so am off today to HomeGoods to see if they still have some! Your table is very cool looking and welcoming! Linda

Sharlotte said...

Great table, I really like the dragonfly theme. I've enjoyed playing along with Susan too and seeing all the other participant's talbes. Thanks for sharing!
Sharlotte

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

Sue, I totally heart those dragonfly plates! What is it about dragonflies that capture our hearts? Beautiful, beautiful tablescape! Love the simple lemon centerpiece and the candlelight pics are wonderful and enchanting! Thanks for playing along all these many weeks! Happy 100th TT! :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

So lovely! The scarf is perfect with the colors! Very nice job!

Thank you for the well wishes!

Katherine

Holly said...

Lovely tablescape...wow 100! I cannot wait to catch up so I can get back into the swing of things! I only recently saw a real live dragonfly but they have always been one of my favorite details...beautiful table! Love the lemons...I always have a bowls of lemons in the house - they look so fresh!

Johanna said...

Sue,
how creative you are with those pretty ideas to set a table. Both types of plates are very adorable and I love the idea to make a dragonfly table. We have some dragonflies at the pond and when they fly around they remind me to little helicopters, or, much nicer, to little elves. You have combined so many nice items in the matching colors, i.e. the pretty scarf and the silver bowl of your mom, the beaded flowers (look phantastic) and the beautiful stemware and napkin rings.I love your table and thank you for sharing this beautiful ideas.
Greetings, Johanna

Dining Delight said...

Very pretty! The dragonfly plates and accessories are terrific! Your "lemons by candlelight" look amazing!

Happy 100th week of TT to you!

DD

Mimi said...

Sue, I love your dragonfly themed table, right down to the match box...the scarf is a perfect complement to the plates. I have 3 of those plates but haven't been fortunate enough to find the fourth...I think I found them at TJMaxx about 4 years ago.