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Thursday, May 14, 2009

First Tablescape Thursday

I look forward to every Thursday! Usually Thursdays aren't very productive days for me because I love looking at all the wonderful tablescapes for Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Thanks, Susan, for creating this wonderful resource for creating beautiful tables for our loved ones!
This is my first entry and I am a bit nervous! I find that they look different in person than in a photo... maybe my phototgraphy will improve! Also, most of my tablescapes will look somewhat bare because I plan to enter the tablescapes I will use for our Sunday dinners. Since we serve "family style" I have to leave room for the food!! All right, here we go!

I have had this tablecloth for a couple for years. It was on clearance at Bed, Bath and Beyond. I always look at their (or any other store's) clearance area first. This is a beautiful gold scroll on a creamy background. Our table is usually set out this large because of my chairs. I usually have 6 around the table and we have 4 others that match that we use in the kitchen. We can get 12 around the table comfortably.

I used gold chargers that I found at the Dollar Tree a few weeks back. And the little glass pedestal cups are also from Dollar Tree. The china I recieved from my Mother-in-law probably 20 years ago. It is white on white with silver bands. The goblets are just a boxed set from BBB. they are very delicate and the kids don't like washing them! But they are so pretty.

Thjis little angel is one of two that sit on my hutch. She is usually looking, ever so longingly, at a dish of "muffins." Here she sits wishing me a Happy Mother's Day. The "blanket" she is on is a valance that I just tucked the edges of under and made a pillowy cloud for her.

The centerpiece vase of flowers was sent from Rob, Kristi and Makenzi as my Mother's Day gift. It is so beautiful. I love rich rose colors of deep red, peach, lavendar and cream. Thank you, Rob and Kristi, the roses were the star of the table... missed you so much!

Larry bought the napkin rings for me for Mother's day. They were at BBB (surprise!) and on clearance (surprise, again!) There were 4 to a package and they were regularly $19.99, on clearance for $4.99 and I had coupons so I only paid $1 apiece for 20 0f them. They also serve as name cards... I like that. And he also bought the gold napkins on clearance there.

This picture is a bit dark... noonish on Sunday! We didn't take pictures of the kids with me... don't know why! But Larry, Rachel and Ryan enjoyed sitting down to a beautiful table!

Rachel made the Mother's Day meal with a little help from her Daddy. He peeled and cooked the carrots. We had steak, baked potatoes, green beans, carrots, rolls, eggs and cheese. For dessert we had a cake from a bakery that we love to get donuts from and wanted to try a cake from there.... we'll stick to the donuts! Thanks, Rachel, for an absolutely delicious meal!

Rachel also bought me new "toys" for Mother's Day!! There are 7 of the yogurt cups. They are white with a silver band. And one red and one black planter/vase. The black one is already in the plans for next Sunday's table!

Well, I hope you enjoyed this tablescape as much as I had doing it! Be sure to go over to Susan's to check out what kind of fun other ladies had with their tables!


Karen said...

Hello! Your post caught my eye because this was my first Tablescape post too! Wasn't it fun!
What a beautiful setting you had. And what a deal from BBB!!!
Hope to see you again soon!
Have a great day! Karen

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

you did a great job on the table...very inviting! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

bj said...

Welcome to did a fantastic job on your tablescape. It looks so pretty.

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Good job, Mari! It was so much fun to see your pictures! I hope you'll keep doing this!

Joyce said...

Welcome. You did a wonderful job on your tablescape. I love the little angel peaking thru. Isn't this all so much fun?

Christi said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time on Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing your pics. Happy TT!

Christi @ A Southern Life

LdyDy said...

Isn't TT fun!! Your table is just lovely. The tablecloth is beautiful! I loved reading and seeing all your great deals and how it all came together so well! Happy TT!

Ronda said...

Your first "tablescape" looks beautiful!
I adore pretty tables and dishes~~~I am so glad that you shared this with us. Now how am "I" going to get anything done on
Thursdays??? :)

honeysuckle said...

Good job on your first tablescape. I love the ritual of Sunday dinners and yours looks inviting!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

What a great dining table that you could seat 12 comfortably!! Lovely tablescape! Happy Tablescape Thursday!

teachermomof2 said...

Very nice job! I love it all.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You did a great job! Welcome to TT - you'll be hooked before you know it -- just like the rest of us!

Mama said...

Your first tablescape is so pretty, I love the golds and the whites together and it looks so elegant with the candles lit, happy weekend, Kathy