Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Part Two of Tablescape Program

It pleased me to read your comments on my post last week about the tables my sister in law and I decorated for a meeting we hosted.  It was very fun to read your favorites.  I didn’t count but I think the seaside table was most popular followed by the black and white polka dots.  You can scroll down a couple of posts back if you missed those tables.


This week I would like to show you a few more of the eight tables we created.






It seems I use these brown transferware dishes time and time again.


This is the first time I’ve paired them with yellow.

Love the updated look with the Bee

and Yellow tulips! 




Don’t you agree the yellow seems to breath  fresh air into a timeless dish pattern?

It has a classic richness and depth about it.





Next up on stage is tried and true blue. 

It was so interesting when people would actually tell us their favorite table.

Of course there are always going to be lovers of blue who chose this as their favorite.






My new favorite element to add is doubling up on napkins.

Here we start with blue and layer with white.






And finally we have another yellow table but this one has a more country feel with the addition of black and white.

The roosters fit in well adding to the French country design and it’s all tied together resting on black and white toile.




This was just a fabric piece I had.  We layered the toile on top of a vintage yellow/white linen tablecloth found in my stash.

I found the set of twelve yellow and black dishes at the thrift shop.  Nothing else to go with them, but that is actually better.

Much more fun to mix and match!




I adore these little square napkins with the hand stitched basket.

I crisped them right up with a good, heavy dose of starch.




~~ Lemons, sunflowers and roosters  ~~

Why not?







There is actually one more table to share (well two, but somehow I didn’t get pictures of one of them!)  I will save that table for another day.

I do hope you’ve had fun seeing the bistro tables we put together for our meeting.

Perhaps it will give you ideas on a upcoming program idea.


I am joining Susan for Tablescape Thursdays at Between Naps on the Porch.


Thanks so much for stopping by 47th Street today.  Let me know you were here!




Kristens Creations said...

Must Have Bee Plates! Where in the world did you get them? I would love to have some...Your tables look beautiful!! Kristen said...

I like the blue. Love the layered napkin look. The white napkins you used are gorgeous. Course I do like the layering of the tablecloths in the last one. What a great time!

southerninspiration said...

Oh stop the teasing!! Just kidding....I LOVE LOVE LOVE the brown and white transferware with the yellow!! How cute is that?? Normally, the blue and white would be my favorite, but transferware is always a plus!
GReat job, they all look fabulous!!!


Cathy said...

Like Suzanne, blue and white would normally be my first choice, but I especially love the brown transferware and yellow tablescape...Beautiful!

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

The bee plate caught my eye too ! Can't have to many thing with bees on the. I think next year I'm going to try bee keeping. I love cooking with honey. Very nice !! Happy Thursday, Jules ♥

JudyBug said...

Ok...I really NEED the bumble bee plates! Where did you find those precious plates? Stunning with the brown.

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Donna, I just discovered your blog at Between Naps on the Porch. Great tablescapes - both posts! I love how the punch of yellow gives a new take on your tried-and-true brown transferware. I'll bet lime green or turquoise would do the same! Hmmm... In the previous post, my favorite is the middle one. I love how tablescapes sometimes "just happen" -- not at all the way we first imagined them. Fun party! Thanks for sharing. (Tried to follow, but follower gadget isn't showing up. I'll try again later.)

Miss Char said...

Donna, you are the queen of tablescapes, anyone who can put this many together at one time has my vote. I LOVE that bee plate and those little square napkins are to die for.

Paula@SweetPea said...

Wow! You two must have had so much fun putting these together. Love all of them!

Marigene said...

What fun you two ladies must have had designing all the beautiful tables. It was a toss up between the brown transferware and the black/white/yellow with the toile, which would be my favorite this week.
Have a wonderful weekend, Donna.

stitching under oaks said...

great settings for sure. I like them all....but I adore that bee dish. so cute. One time when I was in 4th grade, I entered a place setting in the fair. It didn't do as well as I thought it should. picky judges. hmph. I'd give yours all blue ribbons for sure!

a quiet life said...

love the bee!

Marlis said...

So many wonderful ideas on these tables. do really like the brown transferware with yellow. many blessings, marlis

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your brown transferware, Donna! It is my new fixation and I'm hoping to pick up a few pieces.

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Beautiful! I love brown's so expensive when I find it, so sadly, I haven't collected any. I love your Bee plate...I'm stuck on bees lately. :)