Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My First Tablescape

Here it is. Don't worry, I KNOW there's no chargers, dinner plates, no cute napkins or napkin rings, and even no silverware. But I'm still not unpacked all the way and don't know where half my stuff is. (<---------lame excuse :-) I bet all you "professional" tablescapers know exactly what to put with it to make it so polished and cute.......especially our gracious hostess, Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch. :) Please see more tablescapes over there.


This black and white hen was my inspiration piece. TJ Maxx for (I can't remember how much) Found yesterday.


The black and white polka dot salad plates, I found at TJ Maxx also for about $2.99 ea. I think



The wire basket, I found yesterday at a local flea market for $2.




So here it is. My first ever tablescape. How'd I do? Any comments would be greatly appreciated. :)






17 comments:

Linda/"Mom" said...

* CONGRATULATIONS~~~ Proud of you for doing this (KNOW it can be scary, especially the first time... but everone here is REEEEALY nice, and very supportive!)!!! Why not, NEXT WEEK, show how it PROGRESSES, w/ your "found" flatware, glasses, etc? Then we can watch this "RISE to STARDOM", new friend!!!

Warmly,
Linda in AZ * (P.S. LOVE the polka dot plates!!!)

Michelle said...

Hey, you're combining check and polka dots sucessfully...you're well on your way!
Michelle

Fifi Flowers said...

That rooster is ADORABLE!

abeachcottage@typepad.com said...

well done for your first tablescape and congratulations

you better be careful though it is addictive for sure!

happy tablescaping

Sarah
A Beach Cottage

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Cute table! I really like the polka dot dishes! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Shelia said...

I'm glad you're posting with what you can find! I love those polka dot dishes. Gotta get me some of these and that rooster! I'm a pretty big fan of the yard birds!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Michelle said...

Love the dotted plates and the chicken is adorable!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

There's something about red and white that is so pleasing to the eye! Looks so lovely! Stop by and see my table setting, if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe to my blog by clicking on "Follow" in the right hand column. This way we can inspire one another frequently! Be sure to stay a while when you're there and enjoy the experience!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday. You have to start sometime. I would take Linda's advice & add to it next week when you find your silverware & glasses, etc. It's looking great though. Love the plates, love the flea market basket, love the chicken, love the color combo.

Patty said...

I love the chicken and the polkadot plates, and it all looks great on that tablecloth. Congrats for taking the plunge and doing your first Tablescape! I still haven't done one and I've been reading these blogs for over a month.

ButterYum said...

Uh, those polka dotted plates are too cute!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I would say you did great! Come back soon - love your first one and can't wait to see more!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is just a wonderful start! Our motto is Use What You Have!! That basket is going to come in handy for centerpieces~you can put just about anything in it, flowers, fruit, candles...You'll see how much fun this is!

Enjoy the rest of the week!!

xoxo
Jane

SILVIA said...

this is a great start, i have a feeling you'll be very good at it..love your dishes and welcome!..
Silvia..

Brenda said...

Well I can't wait to see what you unpack then! Cause I'm already enamored of what you've shown. Happy unpacking and decorating (cause that's the fun part!). And happy holiday weekend.
Brenda

Joyce said...

Welcome to the addiction!
joyce

Laura said...

Hi-

This was my first time to visit, and I am now a follower.

come see me,

laura

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