Monday, February 18, 2013

Tablescape Tuesday - Spring is Springing Up!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to today's TABLESCAPE TUESDAY!

Today I'm showing what I did for our most recent Sunday Family Dinner, this past Sunday!

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For those of you new to my blog...We started a new family tradition last month that I hope continues even after the kids are grown.

"SUNDAY FAMILY DINNERS!"

We pretty much have dinner together as a family every night, but on Sundays, we have a special dinner in the dining room as opposed to the kitchen table, where we normally eat.

I get out the fine china and candles and make a special meal and so far, it has been something we look forward to each week.

Then once a month, we invite some of our extended family to join us for a Sunday family dinner.

It's also been giving me a chance to do lots of new TABLESCAPES..haha!

To see my previous tablescapes from other Sunday Family Dinners, you can click here:

Sunday Family Dinner #1 - Red and Blue Toile
S.F.D.#2 - Black, White and Silver
S.F.D.#3 - Winter Woods With White
S.F.D.#4 - The "Royal Treatment"
S.F.D.#5 - Super Bowl Table
S.F.D. #6 - Mardi Gras Table
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This Sunday I was all excited about putting out some more springy colors.  I was ready to put away the golds and purples and reds and those darker colors that reminded me more of those winter months, and get out something more cheerful and sunny!
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This past Sunday was quite chilly for our area.  I live in Florida so we don't get a whole lot of chilly weather, but it actually dipped down into the 30's on Saturday night and was in the 50's for most of the day.  (I know, cry me a river, right?)

But the sun was shining and it was a beautiful day!  It sure LOOKED like Spring!  =D


I had seen a pretty turquoise and orange colored tablescape on Pinterest recently and decided that was the first "spring table" I was going to do.  I love this color combo!  

The fabrics on the table were just a half yard of fabric each from Walmart. $7.98 for both pieces. My son helped me pick these out on a recent mother-son shopping trip we took! He has a great eye!


Here's a "plate breakdown" for you.   The turquoise charger is from Michaels.  They had a sale on them recently so I picked a few up in numerous colors for about $1.50 each. 

On top of that is a "French White" Corningware plate.  I got this plate years ago, but I believe they're still available at Walmart and online.   


On top of that is a pretty orange/coral color melamine plate from Target.  I got these just a few weeks ago, so they still may have some available.  I loved the scalloped edges of this plate. 


On top of  that is a royal blue plate that I got at the thrift store for $1 each.  Gotta love those dollar plates!!!  I had some of this color blue in each of the fabrics so I thought I'd throw it in there to give it just a little more pop of color.

On top of the royal blue plate are two of my white workhorse plates..making their appearance yet again.  The Gibson Dollar plate from Goodwill, and a Gibson saucer from Goodwill (50 cents each)


 
Then, on top of the saucer is our ivory napkin with a turquoise rhinestone napkin ring (Ebay).  I was wanting to tone this table down just a little from some of my more elaborate previous tables, but I still wanted to have a LITTLE bling! haha!


The centerpiece is a Gibson pitcher I found at our church's local thrift store for just $5.50.   It is sitting on top of a french white Corningware Casserole dish, for a little height.  (I know, I wasn't sure how else to prop it up, and this seemed like it would work...haha!) 

The pitcher is holding a bouquet of orange and ivory flowers from the dollar store.  I also put some turquoise sparke icicle ornaments in there to give it a pop of turquoise color and sparkle.  I thought this turned out pretty neat!  

The large glass candleholders are housing some turquoise glass rounds from the dollar store and orange/coral candles from Big Lots.


At the buffet, I put another small table runner, which is actually a 1/2 yard of fabric from Joanne's....this one was $2.99 a yard so this runner was just $1.50!  Love that!

Some orange pompons, some orange candles (Homegoods on clearance) and my new cloche with an ivory candle and some mandarin oranges add that extra orange to offset the turquoise!

Hope you enjoyed today's Tablescape Tuesday!  Have a great week and come back soon!

This post is being added to:
Tabletop Tuesday
Tuesday's Treasures
Cowgirl Up
Clever Chicks Blog Hop
T2T Blog Hop
Wow Us Wednesdays
Winter Blues Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday
Let's Dish
Tablescape Thursday
Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits

 

47 comments:

  1. It looks like spring is already here at your house! I just returned from Florida today, so I understand about those chilly nights and cold wind. However, during the day, it was great. Love the fabric that you and your son bought and all of the plates look great with it. Thanks for sharing a peek at spring!

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    1. Hi Diane! Yes, it normally doesn't get this cold, but I actually don't mind the cold spells once in a while. It's a reminder of the chilly Midwest weather I used to live in, that I enjoy, but only for a short time and then I am ready for the warmer weather! Thanks so much for your nice comment! Come on back anytime! =D

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  2. Your table is so lovely! Those are some gorgeous napkin rings.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thank you very much, Sheila! I was so excited to find these napkin rings for such a great price on Ebay! Thanks for visiting! Have a great day! =D

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  3. I am really liking the Turquoise and orange combo! What a fun table! You are getting so creative and I know it is so much fun!
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda! I really appreciate it! I am having the best time putting them together, and the more I learn about it, the more fun it gets!!! =D Thanks again for your visit and have a great day!

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  4. One of my favorite color combos so I loved it!!! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.
    xo,
    Lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa! Thanks so much! I will definitely stop by and check out your site. With a name like "Enchanted Oven", I'm sure it's gonna be great! =D

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  5. Turquoise and orange make a great pair. Love all the bright colors of this table.

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    1. Thanks so much, Sarah! I hope you're doing well and having a great week so far! =D

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  6. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  7. This is really lovely! The bold colors and prints come together so beautifully. What special memories you are creating for your family!

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    1. Thank you Jessica! I appreciate that! Hope you're doing great!

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  8. What a great idea! Please share it on a terrific linky – Design Décor Tuesday. www.designdecortuesday.blogspot.com. See you there! ☺

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  9. Oh my goodness, I love the colors you chose in your tablescape! This is such a happy table!

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    1. Thanks so much, Yvonne! That really means a lot...especially coming from you...one of my favorite tablescape designers!!! =D Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comment! =D

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  10. Your son sure DOES have a good eye! That's a great fabric!!! I love the way you coordinated the dishes with the colors in the fabric. Very pretty! Using the white to kind of break up the concentration of deep color is an excellent idea. And yeah...we here in the Midwest will cry you a river on your 30/50 degree temps. We're expecting up to 22" of snow to roll in overnight into tomorrow!!!!!!!! I think we'll all just pack our bags and head to your house to take refuge. Believe me...we'd all be running around in shorts and flip-flops in 50 degree weather! :-) You got the coral candles at Big Lots? Hmmm...we just had a new one to open close to home, so I'll peek in there. That's such a great color for Spring and Summer! Hey...FYI, I gave you a shout out and link back on my most recent post. Thank you again for including me in your "Five Fabulous Finds Friday"! Have a great Wednesday!!!

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    1. WOW!!! 22 inches of snow??? YIKES! I remember those days, though. I grew up in the Midwest and had my share of ice storms and cold, snowy weather! You know, I got that idea about using the fabric from YOU! I loved that idea and it was a nice economical way to add something extra to the table! =D Thanks so much for mentioning me in your post! That was very nice! And I'm sure you'll be featured quite a bit in the future too! I really do love everything you do! =D

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  11. Gorgeous tablescape, I love the mix of colors and dishes. Great accessories too. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks so much Marty! I always love coming to your link party! Thanks for hosting it every week! Have a wonderful day! =D

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  12. Love, love, love these color combos! They are so cheery!

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    1. Thanks so much Carol! I think this is one of my new favorite color combos! Although I admit, I think I've got too many favorites! haha! Thanks so much for stopping by! =D

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  13. I love how you combined orange, turqouise and dark blue. So pretty! And what a wonderful family meal tradition you have started!

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    1. Thank you, Mamamia! I really appreciate that! It's been a fun tradition so far...our kids are really enjoying the "fancy" meal, even if they're not always crazy about what we serve! =D

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  14. How sweet that your son helped pick out the fabrics! He did a great job. I love your layers of colorful dishes. It's such a happy table. 😍

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    1. Hi Kitty! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment! Yes, I may have to take my son shopping with me more often!!! haha! He loves going out and looking at stuff for the tables with me! Have a great week!

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  15. Great color combination - so unique! and I love the napkin rings!

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    1. Thank you Patti! You know, those napkin rings were such a great find on e-bay! I only had one set for the longest time, and napkin rings tend to be a bit pricey, I've noticed...but these were such a good deal, I bought every color they had! =D Thanks for your visit and have a great rest of the week!

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  16. OOh we've been in Florida when the citrus has frozen, no sweatshirts to be had anywhere (sold out) and it was warmer back home.. not only once but a few times! Great bright table. I love the oranges and blues. The fabric pieces are perfect. xo marlis

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    1. Oh yes, my in-laws have lost many a plant and bush to those frosty spells! So sorry you had to come when the weather was so yucky! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment! Hope you have a great night!

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  17. A very happy table, full of bright colorful dishes. It definitely brings smiles.

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    1. Thank you Linda! It was so much fun to put together! =D

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  18. Such a lively and cheerful table! I love the colors. And you got so much bargains....Christine

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    1. Hi Christine! Thank you very much! I am pretty sure this is going down as one of my favorite tablescapes that I've done so far. Thanks so much for stopping by! =D

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  19. Okay, now you have me wanting to try the turquoise and orange combination! I love the fabric you and your son chose for the runners -- the perfect backdrop for your colorful dish stacks.

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    1. Thanks Tricia! That fabric really was a fun find! I was so proud of my son for seeing what I almost completely passed over! haha! I look forward to seeing your orange and turquoise combo when you do it! Have a great rest of the week! =D

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  20. My favorite colors the tangerine and aqua and white, so sparkly and fresh, love the runners, wow they are the perfect home for those lovely dishes...thanks for sharing all these pretties...

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    1. Thank you very much Phyllis! I have a feeling I'll be wanting to put this tablescape together again soon! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your nice comment!

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  21. Love the color combination! It's one of my favorites for clothing as well. Beautiful job of putting it all together.
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

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    1. Thank you, Heather! I bet this would be a great clothing combo too! I really appreciate your visit and your comment! It really means a lot!Hope you have a great rest of the week! =D

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    1. Thanks Marigene! Hope you're doing great! =D

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  23. I love your colorful table. I keep looking at those coral plates at Target, I love the scalloped edge too! Now you have me wishing I had purchased them!! This is such a happy table. and since we had an ice issue here today, I was pleased to see your spring table.

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    1. Hi Ann! They have so many cute things at Target these days! I had a gift card there and I wasn't sure how much I had left on it, so when I went to check out, I asked for the balance when it was all paid for and the gal said I had 80 CENTS left! So, fortunately I got these for free because of a sweet gift card a friend sent us! So sorry to hear about all the ice. I grew up in the Midwest, so I remember those icy snowy roads, etc. It was beautiful, but I don't miss it at all...haha! Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment! Have a great weekend!

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  24. What a lovely table setting! Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you tomorrow on the next Creative HomeAcre hop!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop-4.html

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