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!