Welcome to the 2nd Tablescape Tuesday!
Recently, I asked Lynne (you may know her as Decorator101 at RMS) if she had any tablescape photos she would allow me to post for a Tablescape Tuesday. She sent me these amazing pics…they just took my breath away!
I asked Lynne how she came to collect all the pieces in this wonderful table setting? Lynne said, “A few years ago, after I got through the green phase of my life, I decided I wanted a cobalt blue and white kitchen. A new Garden Ridge store had opened up fairly close by. One January, a girlfriend and I took out on a “very” foggy morning, on a drive of over 55 miles to check it out. We had heard some wonderful things about the store. I stumbled upon the plates as we walked in and immediately fell in love with them. Naturally they ended up in my cart…a few isles over we found the tall drinking glasses. And like magic they, too, ended up in the cart. Knowing I had over indulged myself, we headed to the check out and I could not wait to get them home and start using them…immediately realizing…I needed more. ”
Lynne continued, “That brought on another trip about a month later. Once we got there I searched the store high and low, afraid that I couldn’t complete my mission of fulfilling this particular set of dishes. And not too far ahead in an isle, I stumbled upon the serving platter and brought home more bowls. My little lady friend, who I have taken care of and just loved to pieces, helped add to the pieces.”
Then Lynne gave me the sweetest compliment saying, “Because of your inspirational tablescapes, I’ve learned to look at dishes and other objects in a different manner and whenever I’m out shopping…I seem to bring home some of the most fun things to put together and just go to playing with them.”
Lynne said, “The candlesticks I found at Cracker Barrel, of all places. The cup and saucer and the sugar bowl are from an antique set my mother gave us many years ago. The solid blue plates are from yet another set of dishes.” And did you notice the gorgeous flatware Lynne chose for her tablescape…I’m on a mission now for some like that!
Apparently, Lynne’s husband was quite impressed when he saw her tablescape because Lynne wrote, “DH got a big kick out of watching me play with these that day…made a joke about me getting ready for the President to come…and I said “nah, we’d be bringing out the silver for that…lol.”
Thank you, Lynne, for sharing this gorgeous table setting…it is one of my very favorites and any President would be lucky to find himself at your dinner table!
To see more of Lynne’s wonderful talent, you may visit her RMS site by clicking on the following link: http://ratemyspace.hgtv.com/snc/GroupSearch.aspx?pguid=6db6be3f-1720-4ba3-a081-999042c09b6b&username=decorator101
The following blogs/bloggersparticipated last week and/or have plans to participate this week, so please visit their blogs for some stunning and inspiring tables.
Angelic Accents http://angelicaccents.blogspot.com/
Between Naps on the Porch http://betweennapsontheporch.net/
Cathymac’s Holiday Hamlet http://holidayhamlet.blogspot.com/
Dish Diva aka Kay http://dishdivaakakay.blogspot.com/
‘D’s DayDreams http://dsdaydreams.blogspot.com/
Equus Villa http://equusvilla.blogspot.com/
Designs by Gollum http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com//
My Romantic Home http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
Note Songs http://notesongs.blogspot.com/
Oak Rise Cottage http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com/
Ribbonwood Cottage http://ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com/
Sweet Designs http://judith-sweetdesigns.blogspot.com/
Sweet Nothings http://sweetnothingsbj.blogspot.com/
There is Always Thyme for… http://thereisalwaysthymefor.blogspot.com/
Thinkin’ of Home http://thinkinofhome.blogspot.com/