Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wishing You Were Here!

This was definitely not the week for an outdoor table, so I put this tablescape together in the comfort of my air-conditioned home! But, I did use my outdoor dishes. The set my sister gave me as a wedding gift last year. I used them in my very first EVER tablescape! You can see them here. The only thing I would add (if I could) would be Robin and her husband, in person, sitting at this table!

I hope you enjoy!

Okay, real or fake in my centerpiece? Answer at the end.

The go-with-everything glasses from Dollar Tree.

Now, time for some added ambience!

Answer: Both! The greenery is from my yard
and the blossoms and berries are faux!

Floral plates and flatware are from my sister, Robin
Glass vase, votives, and napkins from Ross
Napkin rings from a thrift store
Glassware from Dollar Tree
Chargers from Z Galleries
Bowls from Big Lots

I will be joining:

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Your Cozy Home Party at Cozy Home Scenes
You're Gonna Love It at Kathe with an E
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
The Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday at Ivy & Elephants
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday at Primp
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters
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
Sunday Blog Love at Cherished Treasures
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House

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


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love those floral plates.

Gorgeous table!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is such a cheery yet so sophisticated table! Your plates are fun and set a real happy mood!
I LOVE your centerpiece!!!! Real, fake or both!
What an inspiring stop!

Alycia Nichols said...

VERY well done! In these hard economic times, I have taken to mixing the two whenever my wallet is a little light. As long as they're good quality fauxs like the ones you have here, I say, "Go for it!" This is beautifully done, Elaine. I just know Robin is tickled pink that you used these for this great tablescape! It just makes my heart go pitter-patter how close you guys are!


Your photography is stunning! Your tablescape is gorgeous, love the pretty dishes and great chargers to go with it perfectly! Your centerpiece is lovely. Lovely. Just dropped by from Let's Dish.

Sarah said...

Well this one is definitely a winner be it inside or out. Love the look of the plates set on point with the woven chargers. Touch of red with the napkin rings and the bouquet of flowers are the perfect compliments.

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Beautiful! I love those plates!

Kathe said...

Looks like a photo for a fancy restaurant! Love the plates. What a wonderful gift :-) And, I did take a guess and went with both! Thanks so much for sharing at the party this week! It's just lovely!

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful table Elaine, I always look forward to see what you are creating for us. Good colors in the plates and the candles look beautiful shining through the green glasses. I don't have much luck at the thrift shop and you found the red napkin rings. Perfect addition to the table. The centerpiece is just striking and I did guess the greenery was real. Thanks.

Marlis said...

Love those plates. They are absolutely stunning. You have a great flair for setting an amazing table. The centerpiece is perfect, picking up the red and green from the dishes. xo marlis

Diann said...

Oh, those plates are wonderful! What pretty design and great colors! Your whole table is wonderful! And thank you in advance for joining TTF!

Marigene said...

Such a cheery that pattern.

Entertaining Women said...

This is just beautiful! Sophisticated with just the right touch of youthful whimsy....I love it! I can't believe that it's been a're a veteran now! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

xinex said...

Your table is so beautiful, Elaine. Your photos are very striking. Your plates against the wall color are just so perfect....Christine

Anonymous said...

Your table is very lovely. Those plates are very pretty. The colors just pop.

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

Pretty, pretty table. It is just so cheery! Your photography skills are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

The centerpiece is lovely - hard to believe it is not all real! Love your dishes - wish I were there, too!!

Dawna said...

Beautiful. Your photos are worthy of a magazine spread.

Designs By Pinky said...

That was a great idea to combine the real and faux for your centerpiece!!!! I love it! I also love those dishes, what a beautiful pattern. Thanks for sharing all this beauty. XO, Pinky

Anonymous said...

I want your dishes! What an absolutely delightful table you have created with your red and it.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

The ambience is wonderful! The dishes and bouquet are beautiful!

kitty said...

I love the dishes, Elaine! What a pretty centerpiece. I love how you mixed faux and real together. Great stemware from the DT, too.

Gina said...

Such a pretty table! I love the plates. The red flowers are fantastic.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

This is just beautiful! I love red. It looks so fresh with white and the touches of green in the glasses. Very nice! I love how you did the napkins. Super cute. There is nothing like candle light! Beautiful!

The Tablescaper said...

Lucky you to be the recipient of such lovely dishes! Your execution is wonderful. It all looks so inviting.

- The Tablescaper

Kathleen said...

Very pretty, Elaine. Love the colors, and the way you did the napkins is so pretty! Great mix on the centerpiece!
Thanks for sharing at Let's Dish!

Robin said...

I really like what you did with the stacking the plates and the chargers really set them off. They had them again at Bed, Bath and Beyond this summer so if you need more. There may have been other pieces too. I wish we could be in Colorado too but not while you're having your bathroom remodeled! Ha!

Robin Flies South

Aledia said...

Those dishes are beautiful! I love your centerpiece and all the lovely candlelight.

Have a wonderful night!

AshTreeCottage said...

What a stinking and sophisticated tablescape! I also love that you mixed the fresh and the artificial in your flower arrangement. It looks perfect.

Susan and Bentley

Arani @ Add that Xtra in the Ordinary said...

Oh! this table looks so very cheery and full of summer blooms,which you brought indoors.Loved the chargers they look like woven grass mats.Will be happily following your lovely space here.Thanks so much for your sweet appreciation and dropping by at mine.

Diann said...

Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a terrific day!

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
I have been missing you!! How did I miss this post.!!! I love your dishes white and red sweet, you did a beautiful job putting this all together for your tablecape hoping you are doing well.
XXOO Diane