Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tablescape Thursday-A Sweet Table for Four

     I think some of the best table settings come from simply looking around to see what you have available at the moment. If you have a bouquet of flowers in your home, build a tablescape around that. If you have decorations out for a specific holiday, grab a few and use them as a centerpiece. A table setting can turn out beautifully without much pre-planning when you just "shop your house".

     I have a large miniature rose bush in my front yard. It burst into bloom this week and I knew that I would use pink roses as the basis for my table setting.

I also had freshly picked strawberries in the house. Is there anything better?
(Compote-Lenox China)

     The dinner plates are my favorite Bianca Leaf Square from HomeGoods. The salad plates along with the cups and saucers were a recent garage sale purchase. They are called Summer Fruit and I thought that the tiny red strawberries and the pink flowers went perfectly with my inspiration items.

     The tablecloth is vintage, something my mother had for years before she gave it to me 30 years ago. It is a very light green with pastel flowers, the napkins match. The tablecloth doesn't even fit the table. It is almost like a very wide runner...but that is okay, it still looks pretty. Use what you have. That is a shadow, not a stain. The flatware is Rogers Bros. Enchanted Rose (Ebay).

The goblets were from a thrift store in Florida.
I almost caught the "blue hour" in this picture.

The china cream pitcher belonged to my grandmother.
 added a full-sized single rose from a backyard rosebush.

I picked up this tiny urn with a bird's nest at a garage sale
several weeks ago.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it,
but it worked out well for this table setting.

My kids gave me this porcelain rose and butterfly years ago.

Would you like a strawberry?

The roses are in a silver frog with candlesticks that was a
wedding present. I guess that makes it vintage!

Time to light the candles...

Join our hostess Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for
Tablescape Thursday. There are so many beautiful tables in Blogland.


Unknown said...


Its absolutly GORGEOUS. i LOVE the floral arrangement with the tall candles. Lenox... breath taking. I can't HELP but think that your mom would be so so proud, perhaps sitting at the table with you smiling in honor that you are her daughter. Hugs, hugs, JENN

Jennifer said...

Just lovely! God is so good!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, what a pretty table. I love the roses and that little urn with nest from the garage sale is perfect.

Marigene said...

What a lovely table, from the china, to the crystal, to the silver, to the flowers, right down to the bowl of berries!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sue Sweetie...
Your tablescape is so beautiful. I thank you for sharing with me today. I feel as though I sat and had lunch with you. So warm and thank you for allowing me into your beautiful home.

You were so right about yesterday's post. I absolutely loved walking through the garden and being able to see the beautiful work of Dale Chihuly. I have never heard of him before, but believe me I will never forget. I so adored the blue colored pieces. Blue is my favorite, and I loved the balls, the piece in the boat on the water, even the balls floating in the water. Some looked like flamingos amongst the greenery. Oh my so beautiful. I cannot imagine how on earth he does these beautiful pieces, but I am clapping for him, and for you for sharing with me. This is the most beautiful tour I have ever seen. Outstanding sweetie. Thank you for taking me along.

I cannot even open a window, so this has been so much fun. I can tell the dr. I went to an art show (outdoor one at that) from my computer. Thank you sweetie. You have so brightened my day with your share.

Country hugs and so much love...Sherry

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Sue,
Your table is so elegant and your roses are sooo good! The plates, oh my, I want those!
And the centerpiece you created looks like it came from a floral shop!

dee dee said...

How very elegant and pretty!
I love, love, love your beautiful flowers!
Dee Dee

minkey and nannykim said...

Very pretty but that big dish of strawberries means I have to get up from my computer now and get some to eat from my frig!! I love them and you have tempted me right NOW>

Sandi (Meme) said...

You are so right, you can make a tablescape with just about anything. I have proved that a few times! Ha! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment about my vintage napkins. I love having visitors! Sandi

Holly Lefevre said...

Strawberries make everything fantastic.No really, this is beautiful...all the special items you used form around the house and the clippings from the kind of table!

Miss Merry said...

So pretty. It is just lovely. Your candlelight just adds to the setting. I love all the small touches.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Sue, that's really an elegant table and you are absolutely right. It is truly possilbel to make nice tables with the things which are already at home. Your roses are lovely. I have made my table also with roses.
Greetings, Johanna

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sue, this table is just STUNNING! I love all the elements you selected, and with the candles it becomes very romantic. You did a great job with this.

I have been thinking of you and hoping you are feeling better each day. I finally felt like blogging today and wanted to be sure to drop by and check on you.

Sending you warm hugs...