Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Thursday, July 2, 2009

An early Summer Luncheon


What would we do without Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and her fabulous Tablescape Thursday?


Tablescape Thursday


Last week I was the hostess for our small little Bible Study group.  We have been studying a Beth Moore dvd series which concluded with the lesson in my home.  Since it’s summer and several of our members are teachers we had our meeting in the morning and we had a luncheon afterwards.


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If you follow my blog, you may recognize these dishes.  The sweet little flower ones I recently found at a garage sale in a Chicago suburb.  I placed them with other garage sale solid brightly colored plates found at a garage sale locally. 


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I’m sad because there is a reflection on the little mirrored place cards I found while thrifting recently.  Maybe there’s a better picture on down.


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I loved these faux geraniums to pull the pink from the dishes.  The little pair of birds under the dome was a recent thrift store find as well. 



In my opinion, a tray is always the perfect accessory to pull for a centerpiece.  It is the backbone for any of your lovely treasures you like to display and coordinate the colors you are using for any tablescape.

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I’m going to have to keep working on my little mirrored place cards pictures to see if I can get a close up without the reflection.


Anyone for dessert?  Oh, here you can see a portion of Cindy’s place card.  They all have different flowers painted on them and the set of eight came with their own little easel. 

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Yes, it’s blurry, but this Lemonade Pie was summery delicious.

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I’m so pleased you stopped by.  I hope you will have time to visit Susan and see all the other lovely tablescapes!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What a gorgeous summery tablescape. I love the geraniums, they look so pretty and the cloches with the little birds in them are simply stunning. Your floral plates look so pretty paired with the different colored dinner plates. What a find on all of these pieces. The placecards look beautiful. Well done and a lot of fun for all I'm sure. I've done several of Beth Moore's studies, and they are wonderful. God Bless Hugs, Marty

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Yeah! I'm your first visitor!!! Your table is beautiful Donna! I love, love those flowered plates! Your centerpiece is really pretty! I like to use trays too. I saw the adorable mirrored nameplate with the yellow flowers. So cute!! You have a blessed day! Lauralu :)

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Marty beat me! I guess I just talk too much! Oh well! (LOL)

Domestic Designer said...

Love your tablescape! It looks yummy to the eyes and yummy to the tummy. I have taken several Beth Moore classes myself. Don't you just love them! Sounds like this is one more thing we have in common. Have a lovely day and great job!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's beautiful, Donna!

Unknown said...

I just love your tablescape! I am in awe of how you found plates at two different garage sales and they go together pefectly! And I like the centerpiece. Thanks for the tip on using trays. It just works so well on your table. Thanks for sharing...and have a great 4th!


southerninspiration said...

Bee-u-tee-ful!!! Donna you are so clever and your table!


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Donna, this looks so pretty. Those floral plates with the different solid plates under them just look like summer. I have some little mirror placecards too. They were my mother's. I don't think mine are as pretty as yours. I'll have to get them out and look at them. your cloche looks so pretty in the center of the table. A tray and a cloche just make a centerpiece look so much more special than when something is just put in the middle of the table. Have a wonderful holiday weekend. laurie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Donna, what a lovely table setting.. Love the colors. You know the cloche dome stole my heart. Love the tray underneath, might have to borrow that for a future Hope all is well your way.. Happy Fourth my friend...hugs ~lynne~

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Those dishes are gorgeous, and the lemonade pie sounds fab!!!

amariaf2000 said...

This is a great summer tablescape!!!


Free Art Printables said...

Pretty tablescape!

Laura said...

Donna-everything looks wonderful. You have inspired me to have a summer luncheon. I love the planning, don't you?

Your dishes and place cards are so pretty.


Mary said...

Great table, happy 4th! :O)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty! Love the color scheme!

Have a happy holiday!


Brenda Pruitt said...

Wonderful advice about the trays as centerpiece. Will remember that one! The place cards are so cute. The dessert looks luscious. Mouth is watering here!

Paula@SweetPea said...

I love seeing all of your thrift store finds in your tablescape. It looks so summery! I'm sure that the ladies oohed and ahhhed over your table and over your food.

Printersdevil said...

Very nice and the food looks so great!

I am hosting a Christmas in July Tablescape Party at my Playing Dishes blog. There will be one held each Saturday this month. Please come and participate or at least visit. A holiday tablecloth will be given away on the last Saturday, July 25. Info on signups is available by clicking my sidebar memes available on both my blogs.

I am also having a weekly Christmas giveaway at my Christmas Memories in My Heart blog. Weekly entries are closed out a midnight on Wednesday for this.

Hopefully some of you tablescape regulars will pull together a tablescape for CIJ or pull out some photos from last year to post.

Happy CIJ!

Nancy Rosalina said...

What a beautiful table scape! How nice to have or attend a little lucheon like that! Love the idea! Nancy

Justabeachkat said...

Beautiful tablescape! Everything looks wonderful...especially your dessert!


stitching under oaks said...

Beautiful tablescape! I love all your little touches. Did you enjoy the Beth Moore study? I've done several of hers and I always get something good out of each one! Happy Summer.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I don't know. Maybe it's because I was always on a water income and had to make do...always...that tablescapes etc. done from garage sale finds...make me so happy! It's just neat to think that old things that someone else didn't want...make such a lovely setting! Wish I was there..enjoying it with you. Well....ok..but I do!!
Just a fact!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Those plates are beautiful! Love the colors you've pulled together and the food looks yummy!