Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Walking On Sunshine!

If you've never been to Colorado, you are missing out on two things--crystal clear blue skies and incredible sunshine. We have had an entire week of both, and the weather is my inspiration for this week's tablescape.

All the dishes and the stemware came from Goodwill. I like how the design on the flatware mimics the swirls on the blue plates. The placemats are from Ross.

I bought this ceramic container (it has a lid) at Sam's years ago. I don't even remember what it was filled with because I bought it for the container. During the winter I keep it filled with biscotti. This time I filled it with sunshine, in the form of big yellow blossoms!

I made the floral napkins and painted the napkin rings white (they had a funky black and white pattern).

I didn't have yellow candles, so I used the lemons painted on the container as my inspiration. They are sitting on a bed of glass beads.

I was fascinated by the air bubbles in these goblets!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
I hope your week is full of sunshine, too!

I will be joining:

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch

Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters

What's It Wednesday at Ivy & Elephants

Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper

Be sure to stop by my sister's blog at Robin Flies South...


Kathe said...

Lovely table! You have captured my home state beautifully!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

That is a perfectly wonderful t ablescape- every element is perfect - you truly captured the essence of sunshine - it is such a happy and wonderful table.

And thrifty- how about that amazing look for less?


Style Sisters said...

GOODWILL.! Wow you scored, I love all your dishes and the bubble goblets!
Thanks for linking up to centerpiece Wednesday!

Anne said...

I love blue & yellow together! so pretty!!

Anonymous said...

You have captured the sunshine and blue skies something we've had very little of in Houston recently.

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful, beautiful post, love the dishes with the blue and yellow together, what a find, wish they were mine.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Elaine...

Ohhh my...what a beautiful spring table! Truly the sight of it was like "walking on sunshine"! I love the yellow and blue paired together with the white. Lovely place settings and napkins and I loved your centerpiece! The floral arrangement is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful table with us today!

I live in the north-eastern corner of Colo. It has been sooo nice here this past week, gives me hope that spring is soon on it's way!

Warmest wishes,

Alycia Nichols said...

REALLY cute use of the lemons with the candlesticks!!! Very imaginative, and the color is gorgeous. Candles would have been great, but this is much more fun! You got some really terrific Goodwill buys, you lucky woman! Everything looks great together, and the centerpiece is really pretty. Very nice!!! I hope you have lots more days of blue skies and sunshine! Have a great weekend!

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, is like a breath of fresh air!
I just love the thrift stores, you never know what you will find.

Debbie Booth said...

HI Elaine, your table is beautiful and so is your blog. I love the dishes, napkins and those glasses are beautiful. and your pictures are wonderful. Good job.

Maria Elena said...

What a gorgeous Spring table! It is amazing! We lived in Colorado Springs for six years when my husband was in the service. We still miss it!

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Chandy said...

Beautiful! Lovely table of blue and yellow! Spring is definitely there!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

So you have beautiful clear skies and bright sunshine AND a fabulous GW???!! Not fair! :) I can't believe you found those beautiful dishes and goblets there! Your table is so fresh and pretty. And the first thing I noticed was the lemon in the candle holder...and here it was due to necessity--very adds a nice pop of color higher than the dishes.javascript:void(0)

Robin said...

You can tell I've had company if I'm just getting around to commenting. Beautiful combination of blue and yellow with just the right touch of lemons. It all started with that great centerpiece. You do have some great GW dishes too.

Robin Flies South

Entertaining Women said...

This one makes my heart sing. The biscotti box is spectacular...Sam's...who knew! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

The Tablescaper said...

So crisp and beautiful. Love each and every plate.

- The Tablescaper