Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My first tablescape!

This is my first time to add a post to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, hosted by Susan.

I have noticed it is quite a party over there each week!

We were having company over, so I set the table on our back porch, and I thought, “Oh heck, why not take some pictures!”

We bought these table and chairs from Target a couple of summers ago, and I have loved using them. The table is extra roomy, and the two chairs on the ends are rockers…so relaxing!

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The chairs came with these orange cushions, so I bought some green and orange coordinating fabric from Hancock Fabrics to make some pillows.

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I got the green placemats and stemware a couple of years ago at Walmart.

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The plates and bowls are by Gibson and I got them from Big Lots a few weeks ago for the guest house. I love my lantern. I got it at Gordmans, and the orange candle inside smells soooo good!

Of course, you ALL know where those little salt and pepper “birdies” came from. :)

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And last but not least, my silverware is a great little find my mom got at a yard sale. She got a bag of old tarnished silverware for only $5.00!

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I polished them up real good, and they look like new! The best thing is…they are monogrammed with the letter “H”! That’s the letter of my last name-Good job, MOM! I will be using them in my guest house.

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If you would like to see more about my new silverware or would like to enter my “Christmas in July” giveaways, click here.

You can also click on my “Christmas in July” button on my sidebar.

I have enjoyed sharing my tablescape with you! Now I am off to BNOTP to check out the “experts” in tablescaping.

Come and join me, just click on the picture below!

Blessings,

Traci

23 comments:

  1. Your tablescape is beautiful. All we need now is the food. Every detail is perfect. I think for me the best part is the beautiful silverware. I love old silver. I have collected a lot of it, but just pieces here and there. I love the over sized table spoons. I use them in the kitchen when I'm cooking, that is when I cook. You did a great job!!
    Have a great day.
    Smiles,
    Pat

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  2. Well, I think you did a fantastic job for your 1st TT! It looks very inviting. Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

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  3. Your table looks great. Love the colors. Your outdoor dining area looks very inviting.

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  4. Lovely table. I love your silverware! What a find.

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  5. What a cute tablescape! I'm so glad you joined in! The white dishes are so crisp and clean... and your chair pillows are a perfect burst of color. Your backyard looks gorgeous... I would be out on the patio all the time if my backyard looked like that! ;)

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  6. So glad you joined the party! Love your blog and you table looks wonderful. That silverware is yummy. I love it.
    You have what looks like the perfect outdoor space...and what a beautiful yard!
    Happy Thursday
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  7. Very nice table Traci. I love your furniture.

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  8. Congrats on your 1st tablescape! This looks summery and perfect for a get together! Love that silverware, great bargain! Cindy

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  9. Oh I love the tablescape. I love white dishes and I have the same set and find that I use them all the time. They always look so crisp and fresh. The orange and green colors are so pretty together. Your yard and the landscape is just stunning. I absolutely love huge expanses of green lawn. It is always so pretty. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Hi Traci, your table is lovely and so is the setting. So pretty!

    Happy July 4th to you.

    Barb

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  11. Love your tablescape!! Hmm...if you ever get rid of that silverware, I want dibs...my last name starts with "H" --- what a find?!?!?!
    ~angela
    www.mcalled.com/peonypatch

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  12. Very pretty table setting!
    May you have a sparkling 4th of July!

    God Bless,
    ~Deanna~
    HomeHavenMinistry

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  13. how did you polish your silver?? I found myself in a similar situation, but I didn't have a way to polish it. I did find a solution though :)

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  14. Very pretty! Pretty furniture, and I love the lantern and how you tied all the colors in the tablescape together with the cushions. You have such a beautiful yard, too!

    Jane

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  15. I think your table is so pretty! :)

    ~ Sarah

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  16. You did a fantastic job of it too! Please join us again. Your table is very festive and you got wonderful bargains. And Mom, here's to you! Will ya look for some for me? You raised a fine and creative daughter, by the way!
    Brenda

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  17. Great table, happy 4th! :O)

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  18. Beautiful simplicity!

    Have a happy holiday!

    Katherine

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  19. You have a great shopper for a mom and the silverware is wonderful. Your polishing was well worth it for your table really is beautiful.

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  20. Your table looks beautiful. I love white especially in the summer. That's a nice table set you have. Great for outside entertaining. Welcome to tablescaping!! ; ))

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  21. I came back by to mention that I am hosting a Christmas in July Tablescape Party at my Playing Dishes blog. There will be one held each Saturday this month. Please come and participate or at least visit. A holiday tablecloth will be given away on the last Saturday, July 25. Info on signups is available by clicking my sidebar memes available on both my blogs.

    I am also having a weekly Christmas giveaway at my Christmas Memories in My Heart blog. Weekly entries are closed out a midnight on Wednesday for this.

    Hopefully some of you tablescape regulars will pull together a tablescape for CIJ or pull out some photos from last year to post.

    Happy CIJ!

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