Welcome to the 109th Tablescape Thursday!
Happy Tablescape Thursday! Come on out on the porch…it’s a beautiful day!
We don’t have breezes today so we’ll just turn on the fans and make our own breezes. The weather is positively perfect…not too hot and not too cold…just right for dining on the porch.
I have beautiful new china to share with you today…it just called for a special centerpiece of pretty flowers.
I found some pretty Alstroemeria at the super market and filled in with a sedum that’s currently blooming in my garden. It’s called, ‘Autumn Joy‘ and the flower heads go from rosy pink to a lovely russet as fall arrives. By the way, this photo really surprised me. The background came out sooo white, which really showed off the brilliant colors in the flowers. You’d think I dialed up the contrast for this shot, but I didn’t.
After I created my floral arrangement, I discovered I brought a few “friends” in with the Autumn Joy cuttings. Yep, this pic will definitely end up in my blooper post on January 1st. Are you saving your funny “uh-0h” pics from 2010 for our Blooper Party on January 1st, 2011. My Blooper folder is getting pretty fat. (LOL)
For this tablesetting, I layered vintage cutwork linen napkins inside fluffy organza sheaths. They reminded me of beautiful, frilly petticoats…remember those?
This gorgeous china is Modern Butterfly by Mikasa. Let’s remove the layers, starting with the soup bowl…
And the dinner plate…
I’ll be over here chasing down some ants while you enjoy the rest of the pics…
As evening approaches…it’s time for a little candlelight:
Chargers: Neiman Marcus, years ago
China: Modern Butterfly , provided by Mikasa
Crystal: Fair Lady by Lenox from 1978
Flatware: From HomeGoods
Napkins: Found in a local antique store
Organza Sheaths: The Magnolia Room, Marietta, GA
Beaded Napkin Rings: Old Time Pottery
Flowers: Alstromeria and Autumn Joy
Pillar Candle Lanterns: Marshalls
Pillar Candles: Provided by Colonial Candle
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