Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My very first Tablescape Thursday!


Now, we'll see if I'm smart enough to do everything else that is necessary to participate in this.

OK! I think I did it! Thank you so much to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this. I have long admired her blog and just had to participate this time!
(Sorry about the goof on the link above this one)
I'm so excited! Here we go!

My Tablescape. The last one of "Spring". Because when I come back from wine tasting in Paso Robles this weekend, (where it is supposed to be 96 degrees UGH!) , I'll be in "Summer mode"

My very last "Spring" table setting. I love these dishes. But . . . they are very seasonal.

I love these dishes! TJ Maxx! About 5 years ago. 

Even the hand painted glasses! 

They are so cheerful. I leave them out 24 x 7 since the first day of Spring. 
And yes! We really do use them!  They make me smile!

The Chargers are from Pottery Barn. I had a gift Certificate - 
they were on clearance - had to have them!! 
They went so perfectly with my dishes!

This is the dinner plate. I love the design, 
the colors . . .  the weight of each piece. 

And these are my Carnations I purchased when 
we had company over for dinner about 
TWO WEEKS AGO! I love Carnations. 
They just last forever!

And that Dear Friends - is my very first Tablescape Thursday!

I'm off to Paso Robles Wine Fest and will be back on Monday to share the entire event with you!

Have a good weekend everyone! ( I hope this posts correctly!) A computer person I am NOT!




Joyce said...

very pretty...still very springlike here...I can't imagine 96 degrees at the fact it never gets that hot here

enjoy the wine could you not? : )

Connie said...

Very pretty table...have a good weekend. We are off to Colorado to see Dallas and family.


Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the plates... looks FAB!

Cindy said...

It worked my dear! I had to laugh because I am not too computer literate myself. Your tablescape is so pretty and I would love to be there visiting with you. I love the PB chargers and those gorgeous plates! I really love those hand painted glasses, I would use them all the time myself. Great job my dear, is spring really over there? I bet your wine tasting will be so much fun! Have a great week-end and Congrats on your first Tablescape with Susan. Hugs, Cindy

Theresa said...

Beautiful! I would like to sit at that table. It would be hard for me to put those away, can't wait to see what you put in their place. Have a great weekend and be careful on your journey!

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hi Karen!
It is so nice to meet you and WELCOME to the Tablescape party! OH my, I LOVE your green chargers! They are divine! Sometimes PB has the best dishes!!! But I only by on clearance - you did good! I love your tablescape - so springy and fresh - the colors are just perfect for this time of year! I've enjoyed my visit and have listed myself as a follower. Come visit me if you get a chance. :-)


Michelle said...

Wow Karen, what a wonderful first TT! I instantly spotted your chargers, because they coordinate with my dinner plates-I had no idea a charger exsisted! They are beautiful!

Michelle said...

WOW...the green charger is fantastic and I love the color too!

My favorite is actually the glass topped table! Love it!

"Blossom" said...

Everything is so pretty; love the dishes from TJ. You look like a tablescape pro with this table scape. Thank you for joining us and sharing your dishes and ideas.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Oh I love these plates! I need to stop by TJ Max when I get a chance!
Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Janie's World said...

Very, Very Pretty! Love those chargers! I think that these dishes also say SUMMER!

Allidink said...

Wow those chargers are perfect with your plates! I love T.J. Maxx! Great tablescape :)

All the best,

Debbie @ said...

Hi Karen, and welcome to all the fun! Your table is beautiful. Yes those dishes are springy and lovely. You found a real treasure there! Don't you love all this fun? Well have fun today I know you will!
Be Blessed.

April said...

Great job Karen!!! I love those chargers!

I really don't think anyone would enjoy seeing our paper plates on TV trays that we've been using on ballgames nights.....with cloth napkins, of course. LOL

Myrna said...

Beautiful tablescape!
Pasa Robles have great wineries..enjoy!

Mary said...

Oh how pretty! I love your "spring" dishes, and your colorful and fun table!!!

Ginger said...

You did good, Karen!!! The plates are so pretty, and I really like those chargers. They are unique.
I am too terrified to join in the tablescape, so far. I give you a lot of credit for being so brave.
The weekend trip sounds like so much fun. Have a great time, and a safe trip.

Michelle said...

Hey Karen, I just had to come back...I KNEW those chargers matched!!! I got my dinner plate and appetizer plates @ Target last spring.
If you want to pick up the Gibson dinnerware, you'll have to go to Big Lots. The pattern is called "Claremont" Although I have seen the same pattern @ Macy's for an astounding 100.00 the ones at Big Lots are only 35.00. Believe me you'll want the set even if you have dinnerware galore! Thanks for your happy comment and for following!

Joyce said...

I love your tablerunner and dishes.
It all comes together and looks so colorful and I love color on tables!

~CC Catherine said...

Hey Ms. Karen! Love your very first Tablescape! Love the floral theme and it looks so pretty! I'm in love with those green chargers! The handpainted glasses are precious with those colors matching the colors in the plates! Ciao for now! ~CC Catherine ;) Enjoy your fun weekend!

LdyDy said...

Great job Karen! I just love your beautiful dishes! I too would keep them out 24/7 thru spring! Those chargers are just gorgeous!! What a find! Have fun in Paso Robles! Happy 1st Tablescape Thursday!

Robin said...

A very pretty tablesetting.....very inviting.
Have a beautiful weekend.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

What a pretty table. I really love your chargers! Great floral centerpiece, too!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Welcome to TT - Love those dishes -- You did well!

grammy said...

That is very beautiful. When I look at those tablescape pics on blogs, I just admire it and tell myself not to get any crazy ideas because I am pretty sure I could not pull it off (o:

Kathy said...

Karen!!! Great job... You did it.
And it's darling!! I think I will try my hand at this next time too.
Keep up the good work , ~Kathy~ @ Stop in for a visit anytime...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a gorgeous tablescape! How could I have missed this!! You gave some wonderful advice to Allidink! I did the same and then noticed your comments..we are ON the SAME page! I need to get mine redone! Since I moved I have not done it and I stand to lose a lot..unless it is the BIG one...then...doubt anything would help!
Your blog is lovely!! Just beautiful! I am so glad I came by!