Thursday, June 28, 2012

One if By Land - Two if by Sea!

It's Tablescape Thursday sponsored by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch!

Sharing an old post today for the 4th of July!

I really do know that Paul Revere's ride didn't happen in July or in 1776 for that matter, but I thought this lantern would make a nice centerpiece for my 4th of July Tablescape. So I am calling this Tablescape "One If By Land."


I found this little lantern last year at the Target One Spot. I thought it looked like DH's re-enacting lanterns, but he said it was too small, flimsy, etc. So I saved it for just such a tablescaping occasion!


DH loved the idea for this table and even added the little Revolutionary War Soldier ornament that he was given at some point! I think he added the perfect touch!

Here is the table without the dishes. I got these placemats and napkins from our local DAR chapter after letting them use our home for their meeting and letting DH give their program.





This is my dining room mantle with the nutcrackers.

Next is my parlor.


And some patriotic decorations on the parlor pump organ.




Now head over the Susan's for more great tablescapes!

Happy Fourth of July! :D Jewel

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Under the Sea Two!

For Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen, I am recycling an old, Beachy tablescape to celebrate the beginning of Summer! Be sure and visit Kathleen for lots more Beachy Tables!

Here is a table using the dinner plates from my new Big Lots Gibson Dishes - I call it Under the Sea.


As you can see, I am using my Tiffany Blue Tulle again. It is amazing how many tables I have used it for: Sweet 16 Breakfast at Tiffany's, Tea Time at Monet's Garden, Winter Wonderland and now Under the Sea!

The dinner plates and the napkin rings are Gibson Claremont. The salad plates are made of capiz and were from Target a few years ago. The seersucker napkins and mercury glass votive holders are also from Target.


The flatware is another Target purchase. I had seen it in the store but admit that I didn't appreciate it until I saw it used in a tablescape in my latest Southern Lady magazine. I love how the faceted handles sparkle! The stemware is Fostoria Heritage and the salad bowls are by Cambridge Glass Company "Near Cut."

Here are some pictures of the centerpiece:



I took a footed compote (Target World Bazaar several years ago) and put a blue vase (Michaels) on it. I filled the blue vase with clear acrylic shards/jewels and put silver and pearl stems in it. All of this is from my Winter Wonderland table, but I thought in this setting it seemed watery and bubbly. I surrounded everything with seashells and a few blue glass beads and some silver ornaments.

I added my Target fish salt and pepper shakers


and a pewter shell butter dish (found in my house when we moved in) and some shell butter spreaders ( Target and Big Lots).

So there you have my Under the Sea Tablescape!




Lemonade Made in the Shade!

My latest tablescape is based on Lemonade, which would taste great on this hot midsummer day!!!
Also sharing with Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen!
My centerpiece is a green plastic chip and dip (that always reminds me of a lime) with a yellow vase in the center filled with greenery and yellow and white zinnias. Around the sections I put lemons and limes and "icy" cracked acrylic "jewels".

I started with a yellow tablecloth and slip-covered my burgundy velvet chairs.

At each place setting, I started with a green ruffled charger, then added a yellow plastic plate, topped with a lemon paper plate from Target.

I used green plastic flatware, green and yellow plastic cups and cute lemonade straws and lemonade paper napkins from Target.

This was hard to photograph!
I will be posting this on
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Happy Summer to all of you!