Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dogwoods in Carolina on My Mind

As I promised last week, I have packed up all the snowmen, snowflakes and wintery items. So - On to Spring! I do have some daffodils blooming, but the rest of my yard still looks a little bare. So I decided to go with some faux dogwoods until the real ones bloom!

I used a gold tablecloth and a gold sequined charger to start. I then added a Carolina Blue vase and ruffled place mats in the same shade. Dogwood is the state flower of North Carolina which you may remember from a table I did last year CLICK HERE TO SEE.

I used white plates with a Dogwood paper salad plate on top with matching place card holders. The pine cone salt shaker is for the state tree and the cardinal pepper shaker is for the state bird of NC.

On the mantle, I used blue candleholders with pink dogwood ornaments I found on clearance at Belk.

I will be linking to Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen

and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Golden Snowflakes

Last weekend, I had decided to put up all my snowmen, winter, snowflake decorations when I put up my Valentine's Day decor. But, a small, surprise snowfall delayed my plans!

So here's a table of Golden Snowflakes before we turn our attention to Spring, St. Patrick's Day and Easter!

This table was actually a make-over of my New Year's Eve table featured HERE.

I got these place card holders from Target on Clearance!

I love this golden snowflake teapot with cream and pitcher. I got them at Cracker Barrel years ago on clearance, when I got the plates.

My ornament tree has a blizzard of snowflakes - ornaments that I have collected through the years.

I will be linking to Let's Dish with Cuisine Kathleen

and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Proud as a Peacock!

Yes, I know that Proud as a Peacock is a well know phrase and there is a peacock theme to this table, but I have another reason to be proud - my daughter Emily actually did this tablescape!

She started with my gold striped tablecloth and added a purple peacock shawl she found at Pier 1 to use as a runner. Then a Pier 1 beaded charger under a turquoise glass vase which is filled with golden beaded stems and peacock feathers. Scattered all over are peacock hued glass marbles and acrylic jewels.

At each place she used peacock blue chargers (which were on clearance at Michael's), topped by a white plate, which is topped by a blue paper napkin and then a peacock cocktail napkin.

I found a different peacock cocktail napkin after I had taken these pictures, but add them here for some variety!

Under each glass is a peacock coaster, also from Pier 1.

Emily found some cute note cards at Barnes & Nobles, which we turned into place cards!

Peacock Salt and Pepper Shakers also from Pier 1.

On the mantle, we put a peacock feather wreath and surrounded it with some peacock ornaments from our Christmas collection. We used Emily's aqua glass candlestick holders and added my mini peacock tea pot.

Now, can you see why I am proud as a peacock? I think Emily did a great job!
This table would be beautiful anytime, but I love it for Mardi Gras!

I will be joining

Let's Dish with Cuisine Kathleen


Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.