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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tablescape Thursday


I was in my local grocery store a couple of days ago and saw these amazing flowers on sale.  The color was gorgeous, and I just couldn't resist bringing them home.  Even though they do not exactly epitomize autumn, I decided to plan my tablescape around these beauties, anyway.  As I started pulling the table together, the wind started howling outside (um, yeah, outside... I guess that's a given...) and the tv news announced that we were under a tornado watch.  Thankfully, a funnel cloud had not been spotted (yet), so I was not to be deterred.  It occurred to me that there was a nice contrast to what was happening on my table to what was happening outside.  I like that!

The many inspiring tablescapers had me looking around the house to see what else I could add to my table.  I remembered my little girl who oversees one of my guestrooms:

(Can you see where I singed some of the petals when I lit the votives??! Yikes!)


 









 


 

Dinner plates & bowls:  Dansk
Salad plates:  Sur La Table
Water goblets:  Tuesday Morning
Vase (actually a milkshake glass):  Tuesday Morning
Wine glasses:  Macy's
Flatware:  Pottery Barn
Votive candles:  Pier One
Napkins:  Amazon.com
My girl & the tablecloth:  Have had both for several years

Thank you, Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch for sponsoring another fun Tablescape Thursday!!  Please be sure to check out Susan's tablescape and the tablescapes of all the other talented and creative participants!

29 comments:

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Beautiful soft pink! Love the flower in the bowl.

La Table De Nana said...

Your gerberas and the girl:) Just so lovely!!Even singed:) You made me smile!

Sherri said...

Beautiful fresh looking table! Love the pinks with the white! Happy TT, and Happy Halloween : ) Sherri@lavenderfields

dee dee said...

Wow, I love the tablescape, such a nice change to the current autumn colors. The flowers just dance off the photos! Thank you for sharing...
Dee Dee

ellen b said...

Gerbera Daisies always make me smile. That is a wonderful color. Love your sweet table scape!

Allison Shops said...

How pretty! My youngest daughter loves Gerber Daisies...which has rubbed off on me after 21 years. Lovely soft colors.

Melody said...

The colors, the simplicity, so otherworldly looking. almost a ghostly feel...why I think it's Ghost Whisperer chic. Good job!

Rettabug said...

Lori, what a beautifully serene looking tablescape! Your flowers are luscious in their color & size & I love what you did with one in the bowl, all alone. :)
This is a lovely setting in which to relax & enjoy some of your delicious food. I ♥ both!

fondly,
Rettabug

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That flower color is inspiring - so pretty, and I love the addition of your little girl. This is such a beautifully soothing tablescape. (Amazing, considering you were under a tornado warning!) laurie

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Very pretty and striking with the wonderful gerber daisy, love all the white with the pink..

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Thank you all for your kind comments!

Phyllis, actually the dinner plates and the bowls are kind of a celadon color. I should have tried to show their color a little better in the photos. It's so difficult (for me) to photograph well with indoor lighting!! :-/

Cass @ That Old House said...

I love how you play with dishes! Gorgeous...and those salmon colored Gerbera Daisies are spectacular! So pretty!

And you did this while waiting for a tornado to rip your roof off? Don't you miss the relative calm weather of the Hudson Valley? Snow doesn't take your house up in a big funnel and plop you down in Oz.

Or as my daughter Anne said when little, "Dorothy's house went up in a tomato storm."

Anyway, i got sidetracked -- but that's grace under pressure -- a gorgeous serene table. during a tornado watch. You rock.

Cass

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Lori, I really appreciate the soft color palette you've gathered for your table~ it's such a nice change from the usual autumn colors.

Those Gerberas are gorgeous, I would love a soft throw (or nightie...:)) in that color ~ so beautiful!

Your sweet girl is precious, love your cutlery and china. It's such a lovely table setting. Very nicely done!! xo

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a lovely serene tablescape! Those flowers are very beautiful!

Katherine

NM said...

This is a beautiful tablescape. I love anything pink and since we are in the middle of Spring here in Australia your table is perfect for me!
I could look at your beautiful pictures all day...
Best wishes, NM.

xinex said...

Hi Lori! I hope the tornado never came. Your table is so pretty, love the colors and love the daisies too!...Christine

zurin said...

what a lovely setting! love the colour of the flowers...beautiful :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I don't know that I would be very calm in a tornado watch. Glad you are ok. Your table is stunning. I love the way the dishes and the tablecloth match each other and that allows the flowers and the precious little girl to take center stage. Just a beautiful color combination. Thanks also for stopping by and leaving such kind comments on my blog. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Cathy said...

A beautiful table setting, Lori. The soft color of the Gerberas is perfect with white. What a pleasure it would be to sit at your lovely table.

Jeanette said...

This so made me smile. The pink gerberas just set the table off. Just lovely.

Thibeault's Table said...

Lori, beautiful table setting. From the flowers to your Little Girl.

Ann

Carrie said...

What a delightful tablesetting...the colors are gentle, with just a pop with the lovely flowers!

Bill said...

What a lovely mood this creates! As you said, it's quite a contrast to the storm brewing outside. Your humor (about the scortched petals, etc.) is delightful. So glad I stopped by today!

Hope our paths cross again soon. ;)

Bill

Sandy said...

Beautiful tablescape as well as the flowers. I loved the colors together, they made everything
look so relaxing and warm. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

xinex said...

I forgot to tell you, I love your goblets with the baby blue stems. So pretty!...Christine

MyJourneyBack said...

How pretty. Thankfully you did blow away!
Thanks for sharing your lovely table.
Have a Blessed Weekend,
Sherry

Linda Lou said...

Hi Lori, just found your blog, and enjoyed your lovely tablescape - I am always interested in food blogs to check out, and I will be back...

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Gorgeous!! And beautiful flatware!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is so beautiful -- I love the all white with the little splashes of pink -- so pretty!

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