Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Yen for Zen!

It was pretty windy today, so I decided to move the outdoor table I had planned to next week. This gave me the perfect opportunity to set a table I have had in my head for months! It all started with these placemats I found at Target.





I hope you enjoy!
















The wall color in my kitchen helped this table from being too blah!






These glasses came from Goodwill!


















I fell in love with this fabric, and knew it would be perfect for napkins!











Thank you so much for visiting!

Large plates and napkin rings from Goodwill
Small plates from World Market
Bowls from Big Lots
Orchid from Ross
Chopsticks were a gift
Picasso print from Bed Bath & Beyond
Candles from Partylite

I will be joining:

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch

Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life

Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here

Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen

Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

You're Gonna Love It at Kathe with an E

The Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

What's It Wednesday at Ivy & Elephants

Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper

Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

Home Sweet Home Friday at The Charm of Home

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


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



16 comments:

Entertaining Women said...

The repetitive use of negative space/positive space is vital in this very sophisticated tables cape that you have designed. I think that this is my favorite to date! Can't believe that you found those great goblets at GW. Our GW is pretty awful. I've gone several times and left quickly. Love the lifted orchids against the vertical design in your art work....very effective! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Aledia said...

What a pretty tablescape! Great score on those GW glasses and I love the napkins, they match so well with your place mats. Thank You for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful evening!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

allisamazing said...

Love your tablescape. You can just feel the zen :)

Robin said...

I'm more relaxed already! You really captured the Zen. I can't believe the good luck you have at GW. I went to 2 yesterday and walked out with nothing! I love the use of rocks and of course those great chopsticks.

Robin
Robin Flies South

Sarah said...

Love this! You definitely captured the Zen!

suzyq said...

Wow, that wall colour certainly adds just the perfect touch to your table! I just love this.
Suzyq

Alycia Nichols said...

Yes, yes, yes!!!! I love it! I don't know why tables with an Oriental flair attract me so, but they do. I think because I love to eat and treat it as a zen experience! :-) This has such a wonderful soothing quality about it. And you got those stems at Goodwill?!??!?!!! GREAT find! Really pretty chopsticks, too. The design is so unique! I'm so accustomed to those plain wooden things we get at the Chinese takeout place. They'll never seem right to me again! :-) Have a good weekend, Elaine!

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Ooh I love the fabrics! What a great combo you created! The square plates and bowl are displayed so attractively! The chopsticks really add the perfect touch and I like how you did the candles seated on the stones! The orchid is just enough and looks lovely!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the Asian theme you have going here...very serene and pretty. I love those place mats from Target, too, they would make a perfect backdrop for so many colors! Neat napkin rings, too!

Have a wonderful day! :)

XO,
Jane

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Elaine!

What a wonderful tablesetting.
It has a serene zen like quality and the colors are perfect. The orange accent wall gives it just enough punch.

Thanks for sharing at my party this week :)

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

Kathleen said...

It's zenderful! I was so calmed by it! Really pretty, and the napkins are gorgeous.
You carried out the theme beautifully!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Diane said...

Love this table, since I have always loved black and brown together. I know it is such a small thing, but the tiny detail on the chopsticks is wonderful! I have been looking for some black goblets for a while - yours are great and what a find!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Artfully done! This is such a sophicated, calm, ZEN tablescape. Every detail plays a huge role in making this an unforgettably fabulous talble. LOVE the wall color! It adds so much to the table!

kitty said...

Wow, you really did create a Zen atmosphere!! You're so right about your wall color in making your display pop!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it is stunning. The orchid is fabulous and I love your linens, so pretty. Everything is done to perfection and looks so pretty. I need to remember the rocks and candle, I have those but never think of using them. Looks amazing. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
How did I miss this Gorgeous Tablesetting.
It has a serene zen like quality and the colors are perfect. You did a lovely job putting this all together.
XXOO Diane