Thursday means that we get to display our tablescape talents. This event is sponsored by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. She has a Mr. Linky list of other participants.
Well, some tablescapes come together with no problems at all, then others are more troublesome. I'm not as pleased with this weeks production as I have been with previous tablescapes.
Anyhow, this is what I came up with this week. Everything I used had to be something I already had on hand since I can't even afford Goodwill right now. I started out with my robin's egg blue plates, and ended up with a purple and blue arrangement.
I used my brown tablecloth as I got lazy and really didn't feel like swapping it out. The lace table runner is the same one that I used last week as a placemat. Home and Garden Parties made the stoneware bowl and pitcher and the candle. I always thought that this floral pattern was just the prettiest. Sadly, they don't make that pattern any more. I put a picture of my garden from Bonnie Lane in a little white easel next to the painted stand that holds the candle.
Here are my blue plates on a purple placemat. My new lilac plate is layerd on top. I used a pink paper napkin (I'm really on the cheap this week!), and the white milkglass glasses.
I drew my inspiration from this picture that I got at a garage sale a couple years ago. It has a robin's egg blue matte.
The girl is wearing a light lavender dress while sitting in a meadow of wildflowers. I thought this would tie in the purple placemats and the lilac dishes, and the matte ties in the color of the blue plates.
I thought I needed a little more pink, so I put my new Target (pronounced tar-zhay') birds on a pink depression glass oval platter.
Here is the place setting I originally planed. I found those cute paper plates at Meijer and knew immediately that they would be perfect with my robin's egg blue plates. I love the way they look with the brown tablecloth. However, nothing else seemd to come together. I just didn't have anything that went with the tablesetting. Maybe I'll try this another time.
See the pretty details in the plate?
Oh well. Sometimes everything just flows, and other times we just get it together as we can. Hopefully my tablescaping Mojo will be back next week.
I haven't been posting much. This computer is so slow and I have to fight my sons for internet time. My son is going to get a wireless router soon so more than one of us can be on the internet at the same time. I hope that will make things better.
I still have Stella. I still want to take her a couple more places, but haven't even had the gas money. That traffic ticket really set me back. However, I have some back child support that should be getting here in the next week or two and that will help immensely (haven't had any child support since January). The next person to hostess Stella has already been chosen and asked for her early on. I'll let you know who before I send her.
I'll be posting about some other events in my life in the next couple days!