Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tablescape Thursday-From the Garden




















Another Tablescape Thursday-Today it seemed one step closer to spring. Bright & sunny without the gale force winds we’ve been having, you could forget it’s February. My Tablescape Thursday reflects my spring “state of mind”. My theme is “In the Garden”. The blue toile tablecloth was a yard sale find for $4.00-(it’s originally from Williams-Sonoma). The table topper is a pattern by Brunswig & Fils called Trophies- a decorator sample I picked up at their bargain-bin sale. I removed the coordinating swatches of fabric & trim attached to it and just finished it off. It is the perfect size for the round table in my breakfast room.





The center runner is actually two tea towels I purchased at Target at 75% off. I loved the Chinoiserie-look of them. The centerpiece is a faux orchid with a Staffordshire spill vase of two gardeners in front. The lacy, shabby iron lanterns were purchased at Michael’s last year at the end of the season. I used little, clear flowerpot style votives centered in a mini grapevine wreath. The stem wear & water glasses are over-shot glass from the 1960’s I found at a flea market years ago. The yellow side plates are Andrea by Sadek, I found at a local thrift shop. I am planning to hang them-(I have four) in my guest room.








Fresh strawberries in a robin’s egg blue dish-(probably Fenton that I just bought at Goodwill) are a perfect end to a light spring lunch “for two”. The first course a salad with mixed baby greens, strawberries & blueberries with a Pomegranate vinaigrette. After, I’ll serve my Golden Tuscan Pea Soup & warm, crusty rolls with herb butter.




I must thank our charming hostess, Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch & visit all the other luscious tablescapes that await!




I'll be posting the recipe for the spring salad on my blog as well as my website. Just click on my recipe link!

13 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

Pretty table... LOVE the vase!

kimmcl said...

Blue and yellow is my all-time favorite color scheme. And I especially love it with toile! What a beautiful setting you've put out. Nice job!!!
Kim~

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

This is so romantic looking. I just love that tablecloth, it is beautiful. Your table looks nice!
Blessings,
Debbie

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

I just adore your table. Blue and yellow are timeless classics! I love the collection of items you have chosen for your centerpiece. Very chic.
Alisa

Belinda said...

Goodness, you have some GREAT luck at thrifts and Goodwill...wow, what pretty finds! I'm impressed with those for sure. And I'm also impressed with your ability to set a GORGEOUS table...I love everything about this tablescape, from the colors to the lovely mix of china, to that blue Goodwill bowl...wonderful!

ellen b. said...

You have some very pretty accessories. I love the cloth. My Tablescape today is blue and yellow too but not as elegant as yours :0)

Susan said...

Running late this week visiting blogs....again...love the blue and white with the yellow(I must find some yellow for my table!)
Hope you had a great Tablescape Thursday
Susan

Cass said...

You are a GENIUS at finding bargains and in my favorite color combination, too!

Your fabrics, from the tablecloth to the tea towels, are absolutely wonderful. I love creative uses for bargains!

I've got a giveaway going on at my blog right now -- blue and white Johnson Bros -- you are welcome to stop by and see.

Best wishes, Cass

Mary-Laure said...

I love the table cloth, it looks like toile de Jouy.

Chandy said...

Another beautiful blue and yellow tablescape. What a treat for my eyes today!

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

Linda said...

Lovely table and now I have to come back more to see your old home, Love Victorians!
Linda Q

Terri and Bob said...

Looking forward to visiting your site more! Beautiful table!

Kathleen said...

Love the toile tablecloth with the yellow dishes.
I have a WSOnoma outlet not too far, I haunt the place amd have used their toile napkins in my TTH setting..
Glad I found you..