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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

This is my first post for Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. I love looking at everyone's entries for TT. You will be amazed at the beautiful and creative tablesettings all the participants come up with - check them out!!

I went with a very spring-like colored tablecloth and matching napkins and cream-colored dishes. I love the colors:







Dishes and rooster centerpiece by Lenox.
Tablecloth and napkins by Ralph Lauren.
Glassware by Williams-Sonoma.
Flatware by... Target!!

29 comments:

Newsoul said...

Hm....nice pictures. Interesting blog.

once in a blue moon... said...

oh girl you have been holding out! how pretty your dishes are and i love your rooster! just beautiful darling, glad you are up and having fun!

Martha said...

A very pretty and elegant tablescape. Congratulations on your novice post!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Lori~ C'est BEAU!!

What an ELEGANT debut, Darling ~

I always look forward to everything you share... food, and now tablescapes, you are so talented, and such an inpiration.

Yes!!


Thank you for sharing ((hugs))

xo~m.

Linda/"Mom" said...

* What a winner of a "FIRST TT"!!! It's lovely! ~~~ Soft, clean, uncluttered and elegantly simple... sooo pretty! Thank you and again, CONGRATS! Blessings, Linda

KBeau said...

Simple but elegant. Very pretty and classic.

Christina Kim said...

Lovely tablescape! The colors are refreshing, and the settings are elegant. And it's not nearly as over-the-top as Sandra Lee's tablescapes!!

Penny said...

Very pretty. I've admired those dishes for quite some time. You set them beautifully!

Jamie said...

So pretty!!!!

Raggedy Girl said...

What a really lovely table and I love that rooster!

Have A Great Table Scape Thursday
from Roberta Anne

ellen b. said...

Very pretty. I really like how you folded those napkins! The rooster is fabulous!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

The rooster is fabulous. Very pretty and great job with the napkins.

Janie's World said...

You did a fabulous first tablescape! So pretty! The dishes are so fun and complimentary with all their various shapes. Your rooster is so proud in the middle of the table. Love it!

Chandy said...

What a grand table! I love the rooster and the napkin fold.

Happy Thursday!

The Bloom Girls said...

It is just beautiful! I love the color combination! These are two of my favorite colors together. Gorgeous dishes!

Have a wonderful Easter!

Karyn

La Table De Nana said...

I love Ralph..the way you folded the napkins..the rooster ..It's all beau Lori..
Good job..a gold star.

Gabe's Girl said...

I just love looking at your tablescapes. How do you recommend getting started with buying everything and where do you learn to fold napkins in such a neat way?

Kathleen Ellis said...

Oh...so pretty and elegant! Lovely!
Happy Easter!
;-D

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Thank you all!!

Gabe's Girl, watch for sales!! I've had my eye on the Lenox dishes for some time, and one day Macy's had an amazing sale on them - so I took quick advantage. :D Also, discount websites (Smartbargains.com, Overstock.com, etc) often have dishes at 50% - 75% off their original price. I've gotten a few deals there. Discount stores (TJMaxx, HomeGoods, Ross, etc.) often have interesting dishware, and you'd be surprised how many cute things you'll find at Target (where I found the flatware).

I'm really a novice at tablescaping, but I love dishes and have much more than one person needs! ;) I just love to change up the tablesetting sometimes, even if I'm just cooking for myself!

Thanks again for the kudos, all you talented people! :D

Kathleen said...

Welcome to your first TTH...Your table is lovely..dishes are beautiful..

Beware, Thurs roll around quickly, so start thinking about next week!

MaryBeth said...

I love your new Thursday posting, the tables look wonderful. Your chicken is adorable!

Dream Mom said...

Very pretty! Clean and crisp! Love that rooster!

Thibeault's Table said...

Lori, I love your table. Everything looks so pretty. The rooster is the perfect centre piece.

Linda said...

Clean and fresh, I like it. Love the rooster and dishes. Got to get me some cream colored dishes!
Linda Q

Bo said...

Oh how I love your china...yummy! I'll just bet cheese & a cracker would taste gourmet served on those beautiful plates! ;-) Bo

Shelia said...

What a pretty table. Love your china and that rooster is so handsome.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Fabulous!!! I love the dishes & your rooster. Heck, I love everything.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Beautiful! Have a glorious Easter weekend!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So simple - but so pretty! This is a beautiful tablescape - welcome to TT!

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