Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tablescape~My first One

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch host the most incredible Tablescape Thursdays. I have been drooling over the ladies incredible designs and finally decided to participate. I have always loved dishes and have a different set to use every month. Slowly I have been adding more sets and designs. I am learning to mix things up and not be so matchy matchy. The ladies that share their tablescapes have helped me see things in a different light and to try new things.

As I mentioned earlier I have the dishes but that is about it. I started looking through drawers, closets and boxes looking for flatware, linens and glassware and its sad to say I have very little or almost none except what I use for the main holidays. Because of this I have been on a shopping spree for items for the table. My family thinks I am crazy and wonders how long this will last!So please stay and have a look at my weeknight table. I have packed up most of the Easter items but a few bunnies keep hopping out of the boxes. I absolutely love this tablecloth and would use it everyday if I could. It has a border on both sides of rabbits in a beautiful garden and flowers sprinkled all over the middle.The centerpiece is very simple here. A milk glass vase filled with flowers from the grocery store. These flowers are very hardy and have been here for almost two weeks! I found this rabbit at Hobby Lobby in the after Easter sale marked down to 66% off and he just jumped right into my basket.
On the other side of the flowers are two rabbits having fun. These rabbits were given to my when I was young. They were holding Easter eggs but they have been gobbled up!My dishes are plastic and purchased from Avon many years ago. They have a raised bubble edge. They came in four colors but only three worked with my tablecloth.The napkins are new. I ran out to Walmart and purchased white cloth napkins. We usually have paper napkins but they would not do for this photo shot. The flatware was a wedding gift and its our everyday. My sweet boy set out the utensils.Oops, I just noticed that there are no glasses on the table. They are are over near the refrigerator waiting to be filled!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. I appreciate your comments about my tablescape.

To see more tablescapes click over to Between Naps on the Porch.


ellen b said...

Hello Cynthia! What a fun adventure you are on. I love these dishes from Avon! The colors and the raised design is very nice. Happy TT to you!!

Michelle said...

I love your flatware. Flatware is one of my weaknesses and it's almost as bad as my dish habit.

I, too, am way short of linens, which means I'll be doing alot of looking at the garage sales this summer!

Lola Enchanted said...

very nice job! Pretty!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hey, you are not alone in scrambling for Tablescape items! I can't even FIND most of my table linens; we moved last year and I'm still not completely unpacked. How nuts is that?

Your table is charming; I love the cloth and the bunnies. Bunnies are not just for Easter! They are adorable year round.

thanks for sharing! Cass

Janie's World said...

I too love your tablecloth and bunnies. Who says bunnies are just for Easter!

Chandy said...

Cynthia, welcome to the fun! I love your table! The fact that you found some great deals, make it look that much better!

Joyce said...

Hi Cynthia,
Welcome to TT. This is only my 2nd TT but isn't it so much fun? I met our hostess Susan in person a few weeks ago and she is the sweetest gal you would ever want to meet. I am so happy she encouraged me to start my blog and participate in TT. I am having the best time and getting some good ideas. Your Avon plates are so cute and colorful. Maybe I should start looking at Avon online. Your flatware is very pretty and I think it would go with so many tablescapes. I will visit again. Have a good day.

Kathleen Ellis said...

What an adorable tablecloth...why can't you use it everyday? I would! Welcome to TT! good job!

bj said...

Oh, your table is precious. I just love that Michelle, I have a real addiction to flatware...and, like you, for years, I had no real linens ..until I started, I am out looking all the time and my family and friends love my table now.
Oh, and I am not matchy, at all..I love to mix and you can see on my posting today how I like to do it..
Great first posting for TT...
xo bj

Karen said...

Hi Cynthia, I am pretty new to TT also. You did a great job on your first one! You had visited my blog and asked where Laurie's Home Furnishings is located north of Houston. It is on FM 2920, east of Hwy 249 - after getting off 249 you will go through old town Tomball. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have! Karen

Kammy said...

Hello Cynthia !
Happy Tablescape day! I love that
bunny you got at Hobby Lobby - I
want one...I know about the bunnies - mine keep multiplying too. I just bought 2 more last night at Ross.Can't have too many
bunnies right ? Anyway, loved visiting you tody.
Hugs ~

Robin said...

Such a happy and lovely your bunnies and depression glass dishes

Hope your day has been beautiful