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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tablescape Thursday-Summer is here

It's time for Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to visit her blog to see her beautiful tablescape & find the list of this weeks players.

Summer is here!!! Is it hot where you live? Here in southern California it has been on the cool side for the past month (in the low 70's). They call it June Gloom. But as of the first day of summer, the sun has decided to come out & play. And the temperature is on the rise. Today was about 85 degrees. So in celebration I have set up a table outside by the pool. But I had to wait till evening when the sea breeze kicked in to cool things off. In another few days summer will be in full swing & it won't even cool off at night. So lets enjoy the nice outdoor weather while we can.

Since I am on a spending freeze, I didn't buy anything new this week for this tablescape. Everything I've had on hand at least for the last couple of months.

I've decided to use my pink damask plates from Target. I got these on 50% clearance a few months back. But haven't shown them off until now. Don't you just love the damask pattern? These were a spring time item but I like them better for summer. Since they are melamine, they are perfect for using outdoors.

I got dinner plates, salad plates & bowls for four.
I also bought some coordinating hand towels, but I am using them as napkins for this tablescape. Two are blue damask.
And two are floral. I love these as they have such a cute pleated ruffle at the bottom.
For my flatware I am using my dark bamboo set from Ross. The green placemats came from Target.

My centerpiece is a white pitcher that came from Ross. I filled it with faux daisy flowers in pink, green & white. All came from the dollar store. Don't you just love the colors?

Maude & Harold my Target S&P shakers decided they wanted to lounge by the pool so they were more than happy to be a part of this tablescape.
The small frosted votive holders have a damask pattern on it as well. These came from Michael's last year. The blue daisy shaped candle holders came from the Dollar Tree.
I kept lighting the candles but because it was breezy they wouldn't stay lit.

Here's one votive that stayed lit just long enough for me to take a photo through the glass. The goblets came from Walmart.

Would you like to come to dinner? I hope you don't mind cooking. I'll do the dishes. We can take a dip in the pool when we are done. Just keep a watch out for Jaws or the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Maybe we should just stick with the jacuzzi? For dessert we can make s'mores at the fire pit.

Thanks for visiting & let me know how hot it's been where you live. We are suppose to be in triple digits by the weekend. Summer has arrived!


  1. Now thats a "Summa~time" table! Pretty colors...
    Have a good rest of the week!
    ~Really Rainey~

  2. I love those bright cheerful colors! It's been miserably hot here in the upper 90s!

  3. Kim, I love your tablescape! I wnat those dishes!! I'll have to keep my eye out for some similar. As for your inquiry about the temp, I'm not sure what our high was today but at 8:30 tonight it was 101. Be blessed!

  4. Kim, that's a prize winner! Love the whole thing - especially the color combination you used. I couldn't even tell they were faux flowers! About the heat - it's been miserable in Georgia....we have humidity, and that is a killer! High 90's with humidity feels a LOT HOTTER. Linda

  5. A really pretty tablescape -- love the bright colors.

  6. Beautiful...I love the summer colors...and your photos are great...

  7. Lovely tablescape. I especially love the ruffled towel/napkin. I love a good old-fashioned ruffle and you don't see them too often nowadays.

  8. Love the pinks and green combinations and the dishes are so pretty and perfect for out by the pool. The tablesetting is just lovely. Don't you just love the Dollar Tree, it's become one of my new favorite stores. It's hot here too, yesterday it was 108. That's hot. Hugs, Marty

  9. I love your table and really love that your created it all with things you had on hand. It is already too hot here to enjoy much outside so I will just enjoy yours from afar!


  10. Your table is beautiful- I love your plates and the pink and green color combo!

  11. Don't you just love using pitchers as vases!

    Love your pink damask gorgeous with the green and blue napkins.

    Beautiful table...REALLY beautiful!

  12. Beautiful. Just shows you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a cute tablescape.

  13. I love the table. I have admired those plates at my Target, but they only ever had one or two. I love what you have done with them, I with I would have bought them. I love the colors, it looks great!

  14. I'm not a very good cook, hon. But I'm heading to Ross to look for that flatware! This is so pretty and festive. Love the photos of the flowers. Didn't have to buy a thing. You had it all there and it's gorgeous!

  15. What a beautiful summer table you put together!! I love the color combination...the towel with the ruffle is pretty and I'm a sucker for damask too! It's hot here in MO...with the heat index...104+ Happy TT!

  16. This is gorgeous!!! I saw these today at Target and fell in love!!! The are wonderful on your table...I am going to have to go back no and pick them up!!!

    The colors are so amazing!!! I love all the little goodies that you used to "fancy up" the table.


  17. What a lovely summery, cheery tablescape. Love the damask plates and napkin. Fabulous find! Great price! The flowers are a lovely touch. Alfresco dining is my favorite!

    Thanks so much for sharing!


  18. Love those colors and those plates. I saw them and should have bought them too, oh, well. You did a great job and it didn't cost you anything! Good job. It was a lovely day here in Sandy, UT finally about 89 but a thunderstorm is on its way.

  19. This is WOW! I almost purchased the same set at Target. sadly I did not. Looks so summer-time.

  20. That is so pretty!Love those ruffled napkins!
    Great flowers too...

  21. Love that table! I'll be on the lookout for those dishes-I'm pink with envy! And from the peak at your backyard-I've got yard envy too!
    Thanks for sharing! In NJ we've had our first day of sun and temp is finally over 75/ in 3 weeks.

  22. This table is PER-FECT-ION!!!I love it. Love the colors, love the dishes, love the setting!
    Good Job!


  23. I am sooo jealous of your table settings!!!!, I have believe it or not I have 11 sets of vintage china in storage we live in our motorhome full time until we find a new house in oregon!! think I will follow along for awhile, love your blog

  24. Beautiful! I love the colors!


  25. Love this tablescape!!! I love the mix of colors and stuff that isn't totally matchy-matchy. Beautiful!

  26. What a cheerful table setting! Love it!