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.
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!