Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tablescape Thursday al Fresco

On Tuesday, Patty told me about some cool labels on some water bottles she saw at Big Lots. The last time that was the case, I waited too long and missed some of the most beautiful, limited edition etched Evian bottles, that were later featured in Romantic Home. Not again, so I zipped right over to Big Lots and spotted them right away. They were very cool! So, I went back for a cart, got distracted by something—I don’t even remember what it was—bought several things, but not those bottles!

It was late and my family was hungry, so I went home knowing there were too many for them to all be gone in 24 hours (before I could get back). So, I thought all night about how I could incorporate these bottles into my tablescape. The colors could work in a patriotic table, but I don’t have a lot of patriotic stuff (bad Army wife . . . bad, bad Army wife!). I remember a really cute vintage tablecloth with a red, white and blue floral theme, but I can’t find it (actually, I think I’ve got it for sale at The Roost—Taylor bought it!!! It’s all coming back to me now). So, next idea . . .

I went back and bought four of the bottles (should have gotten more) and found myself buying four blue sponge ware bowls—in the hopes that I would come-up with more on the patriotic theme.

I brought them into the house this morning and dropped them on my dining table, right next to a vintage tablecloth with cool orange and turquoise flowers—DONE! So, red, white and blue this year . . .

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That’s the bottle—cool, eh?

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The only matching flatware we have are these knives with our monogram. When I find knives with a “K” they go into my personal collection.

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A little side table for tea for later.

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I’m planning a chilled peach soup for this weekend—this would be a great way to enjoy it . . .

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My first and favorite white china—Countryware from Wedgwood.

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Keylime cupcakes (picked-up at Kroger moments before this photo!).

Remember to visit Between Naps on the Porch for a peek at many, many more tablescapes.

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Thanks for your indulgence!

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PS The winner for last weeks contest will be announced tomorrow! Stay tuned!

6 comments:

Barbara said...

I like those bottles too! Your white dinnerware is so pretty. Those cupcakes look yummy!

craftyles said...

Very pretty table. I also love the green chairs. Have a nice fourth !

Cass @ That Old House said...

LOVE the green chairs -- and the Wedgwood too! Gorgeous.

And chilled peach soup?
What time should I be there?

Cass

Mimi said...

Really pretty table! Have a great weekend.

Melody said...

That table is wonderful, but those retro green lattice back metal chairs are perfect!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty and peach soup sounds wonderful!

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