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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tablescape Thursday-A recycled tablescape

This year Earth Day happens to fall on a Thursday. So in keeping with Earth Day, I thought it was appropriate to do some recycling.

Therefore I'm going to recycle a tablescape from last spring. I originally posted it on my family blog. I hope you don't mind. It's Earth Day after all.

I don't have an "official" dining room in my house. I have an area in both my living & family rooms that I have dining tables. This week we are back in my living room "dining area". All the furniture in my living room is Mission style. It was my husband's furniture before we got married. Even though it wouldn't be my first choice of furniture styles (I'm more of a Shabby Chic girl), I have learned to love it.

For my centerpiece I hunted around my house for various items I could use. The artichoke concrete finials (I guess that is what you would call them. I asked my hubby what he would call them & he said "ugly". Men!) came from my backyard. The larger one originally came from Home Goods a few years back. The smaller one came from Marshall's last year. The pillar candlestick was a thrift store find & a leftover from our wedding. Two of the green balls came from Michael's on clearance & the one in front came from the Dollar Tree. And of course my Target birdie S&P shakers.

I've used my JC Penney Home Collection clearance plates.

My napkins were a clearance find at Walmart. For my napkin rings I used drapery clip rings & attached a silk gerber daisy flower (from a dollar store) & a piece of blue organza ribbon (the candle holders from Dollar Tree came tied up with this ribbon).

I set up my table on a Saturday & took my photos during the day this time. They turned out so much better. See what happens when I actually plan ahead? I get better results.

I found the blue candle holders at the Dollar Tree. The placemats are from Marshall's on clearance. The silverware is my everyday set by Oneida. The pattern is Michelangelo. I've again used my Libby goblets from Walmart.

One final look at my table. I just love how this table turned out.

Well I hope you enjoyed my spring tablescape this week. And I hope that you don't mind that I recycled this tablescape. Now go out & do some recycling yourself. And hug a tree while you are at it.

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  1. Love the colour combo! The aqua candle holders look so pretty on your white plates. The placemats go perfectly. How can your hubby say "ugly" about your centerpiece!? I love the uniqueness and texture of the pieces together. Some great photos too!


  2. I love your plates! Those candle holders are so pretty on them too!

    I also am in love with the place mats.

    Oh heck, I love everything about this table.


  3. I love those colors! Photos in daylight work sooooo well....I need to plan ahead like that, too!!!

    Great job!~

    Hugs, Lana

  4. This turned out so cute Kim! I don't care what that silly hubby of yours said, I like those artichokes thingys... I have one myself! Love the darling placemats and dishes too! The aqua's and white look so fresh and springy together!

    Btw, remember the soup tureen I told you that I was going go back to G/W to see if it was still there?... It was!!!

    Talk to ya later,

  5. The table looks great!!! I've always thought I found great deals but you take the cake!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I love how you brought it all together with the blue candle dishes. Love it! Be blessed. Cindy

  7. I love these colors ~ aqua and white ~ two of my favorite! This is a very pretty table. Makes me happy just looking at it!

  8. Lovely table. I want to run right out to a Dollar Tree to find those aqua candle holders!

  9. Love the pretty blue and white table. Your DT finds are all wonderful. That has become one of my favorite places to shop. I LOVE your finials and the tall pillar with the moss ball is such a pretty look and great idea. Your dishes are gorgeous. You always do such a pretty table. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

  10. Hi, I love that you recycled your tablescape today, so smart! I don't have dining room in my house either and want one so badly. We have an "eat in kitchen", sigh!
    I love your centerpiece and think it's so funny that your husband thought the finals were "ugly"! It looks fabulous. I love how you placed the green ball on the candlestick, I will have to steal that idea from you:) and your birds are so sweet, I mean "tweet". So funny that we have the same plates, they are my favorite; I have the matching, pitcher and canisters on my counter.
    Thank you for stopping by my tablescape and leaving your kind comment. I'm now a "follower" of yours. Have a wonderful day and thanks for lots of inspiration.

  11. That was so funny what your hubby called them "ugly" I was not expecting that. I loved your table. The white with the blue, I'll have to try that sometime. Your dishes are beautiful!!! Hope your having a wonderful week. By the way, I'm a new follower, love your blog.

  12. Gorgeous table! Love the colors and the napkin rings are adorable! Love the mission style too. I had some end tables and a coffee table that style and I gave them away a few years ago. Wish I had them now!

  13. gorgeous, looks like spring to me :D

  14. Pretty! The white plates and your candle holder are just amazing beautiful. Perfect the all your sweet collections.

    Happy TT...

  15. What a pretty, refreshing color combination! I covet those white JC Penney plates -- so versatile! And the garden elements in the centerpiece just make the table.

  16. Oh Kim,. Your table is so nice. I love this artischokes. I have severAl in different material in my porch and yard. Can't say, why I like them so much. But they are looking great with your white dishes and the aqua mats and bowls. The bowls complements in a nice manner the gerber daisys on the napkin rings. All is so nice together.
    Greetings, Johanna

  17. Your table is really, really pretty. I love the color scheme. One thing, thought, don't put those dollar tree candle holders in the dishwasher (duh, right) The color will come off but not all the way, just enough to mess up the dishwasher. Regardless, the centerpiece is so clever and the table inviting. THanks so much for sharing it.

  18. I love the aqua with the white, so clean and crisp it, Kim.

  19. All The Pretty DishesApril 22, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    Your tablescape looks so pretty. I love how you came up with the napkin rings. I wish I had seen the candle holders at my dollar tree, they're great.

  20. OK, this is my second post to read and I can tell that I'm glad to find your blog. :)

    Your table is so pretty and summery. Love those colors.

  21. So glad you re-cycled today as I love this tablescape. Love the colors and the simplicity of it. So very striking. Somehow I missed getting those Target birds and I heart them...maybe I will find them someday in a thrift!

  22. Wonderful post! It's good to re-cycle, especially when you tablescape and it's such a lovely tablescape at that!..,Lovely colours as well!


  23. Kim, I'm late getting around to visits. Glad you did some recycling. This is a delightful table. Love the color choices. Hope you are doing well. I didn't get to France this spring. My husband had eye surgery, so we had to cancel our trip. Hope all is well with you.
    Hugs ~ Sarah