Welcome to the 141st Tablescape Thursday!
If you remember this Bottle Tree post, you already know I’ve been collecting bottles for several months in hopes of creating a bottle tree some day. Recently, I found the perfect tree for the bottles. It was just what I had dreamed up in my head. Unfortunately, when I checked on the price, it was much more than I wanted to spend. Rats!
In the meantime, I’ve been itching to play with the bottles in a tablescape. I don’t have any hot pink flowers blooming in my garden at the moment, so let’s pretend like these are real Gerbera daisies. Okay? Okay.
After a while they settled down and the picture taking began.
A centerpiece for a table setting doesn’t have to be expensive. Just save those pretty colored wine bottles and line them down the center of your table. Fill each with a single flower for a sweet display.
If you’re worried about the height of your centerpiece interfering with dinner conversation, all the material I’ve read says it’s always fine to use a tall centerpiece…just set it aside when it’s time to sit down. Our tables would be a little boring if we only used short centerpieces on them, wouldn’t they? So have some fun and just take a few things away to display on the sideboard when it’s time to sit down.
I used two different napkin rings: floral and dragonfly. It’s always fun to mix things up a little.
You may remember when I used the dragonfly napkin rings previously in this: Spring Tablescape table setting.
I love how they look with the Kim Parker Emma’s Garden dishware.
Floral napkin rings were previously used in THIS moss table setting. The floral salad plate is part of the Kim Parker Home Collection, called “Emma.”
The charger shown here is also part of the Emma pattern.
French bee themed glassware was perfect for a springtime table setting and it worked well with the Napoleon Bee flatware shown above.
A few candlelight pics…
I was hoping to catch the Blue Hour and lucked out with my timing.
Thanks for stopping by for this Tablescape Thursday!
Looking forward to all the beautiful tables for this Tablescape Thursday!
Chargers and Salad Plates: Kim Parker Home Collection, Pattern is Emma, found at Marshalls a year or two ago
Dinner Plates and bowls: Big Lots a few years ago
Glassware: La Rochere, Tuesday Morning and Marshalls
Flatware: Napoleon Bee, from Neiman Marcus/Horchow
Embroidered Napkins: Found antiquing
Dragonfly napkin rings: Pier 1
Floral napkin rings: Pier 1
Looking forward to your beautiful tablescapes!
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