Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Crepe Myrtle Tablescape


Hooray! It Tablescape Thursday again over at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch.


Rush over there to see all the goodies.



Today, the table is set in the dining room.
I used my white Walmart dishes, white napkins and my new green napkin rings.



For the tablecloth, I actually used a curtain panel from the Shabby Chic collection at Target. It was the perfect size!





For the centerpiece, I turned a cake stand upside down and put some crepe myrtle blooms in the top. The bottom forms a little area that holds water for the blooms. (Don't look at the "stray" blossoms on the table. :)




I love these vintage Hazel Atlas glasses. These are some of my mom's stuff. I only had three, but was lucky enough to find one on Ebay. (I love Ebay.)






I added some pink touches to the hutch to match the tablescape. I think I've decided to leave it green instead of painting it red.






Bird's Eye View.








Thanks for stopping by. I loved havin' you! :)






34 comments:

Stacey said...

Aren't you smart! I love the touches of green. Crepe myrtles just can not be beat in the summer time.

Joyce said...

I never thought to turn over my cake plate. Such a creative idea. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

The Quintessential Magpie said...

D, this is as fresh and pretty as can be! I love crepe myrtle blooms, and that really strikes the right note with your table. Love all of your other touches, too, and those goblets! Yes, I love eBay, and what would we do without them when we're tyring to replace something we love! Glad you found one more! :-)

Your hutch is SO cute, and so is your tablecloth (I wouldn't have known it was a curtain panel)... and your pretty white dishes and colorful green glasses. Love that sweet church, too! Great job!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Eileen said...

Oh, such a pretty, pretty table! And I love the idea of using the shabby curtain panel for the table, and I love the stray petals!
And your hutch! It's the absolute PERFECT shade of green! I wouldn't let a paint brush anywhere near it!
Lovely!

The Tablescaper said...

Love the crepe myrtels, including their stray petals.I actually have the tablecloth version, but your curtain panel sure filled the bill! - The Tablescaper

Cindy said...

Really really pretty table! I love how you used a shower curtain and the fabulous crepe myrtle too! I love your hutch,its sunny and lovely! Cindy

Pearl Maple said...

Lovely collection full of old and new features. Delightful place to stop and sit and enjoy the company of good friends.

Stray bloossoms are a lovely decor feature.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh I like your green hutch! Precious!

Janie's World said...

Your table is so pretty, really vintage. Your hutch is beautiful, I love the color.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi D, such a pretty table and the cloth is so nice. Love the centerpiece. Great job!

Barb

A Classy Flea said...

I don't know why, but I've never thought of using crepe myrtles as cutting flowers and I have one the same color right outside my front door! Thanks for the inspiration.

Frugal Fine Living said...

Your tablescape is just beautiful! I love the pink and green together. The Hazel Atlas glasses are so pretty. Great hutch, too!

Jane

Reflections ... said...

A very sweet post! I really like your green glasses - yea for eBay! I like your hutch too! It's so cute!

Cathy said...

This is such a lovely tablescape!!! I love the pink and green...so fresh and romantic!!! The use of the curtain for your tablecloth is brilliant...I love it!!!

Happy TT!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

marty39 said...

Oh what a pretty tablescape. I love the tablecloth, the colors are just perfect. Your dishes are so gorgeous. Those green glasses are stunning. I really love them. That little church is so sweet. Such a pretty setting. Thanks also for your gracious comments on my TT. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Bill said...

I think the stray blooms look festive! I'm glad you're leaving the hutch green --- it looks great! Using the curtain as a tablecloth is very clever ... repurposing is so much more interesting that using things as the makers intended. It's wonderful that you're using your mom's glasses -- glad you were able to find a mate for them on eBay!

Bye for now ...
Bill

Dining Delight said...

Your Walmart dishes are lovely! Your tablescape is a nice colour scheme for summer. I really like your hutch the colour it is!

DD

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a cheery tablescape! I LOVE those glasses and ...those white dishes...fantastic!
Thank you for visiting my blog and taking time to comment even though I had nothing to offer...getting homesick for blogging...:)
See you soon, I hope...and thanks again!
love and smiles..
Mona

printersdevil said...

I love the pink and green combo. This is a very pretty table. TFS. your green glasses are wonderful. I'm glad you are leaving the hutch. It looks great as is.

Don't forget to join us on this weekend for the final Christmas in July Tablescape Party on Saturday (some may spill into Sunday since the 25th is Saturday. I am having a real CIJ family dinner on Sunday, but will post my table photos Friday night and Mr. Linky will be up and ready at Playing Dishes.

Laura said...

Everything looks so pretty.
I enjoyed visiting-
Have a wonderful weekend,
Laura

A Hint of Home said...

Love the colors in your scape. Your green glasses are so pretty as are your crepe myrtles on the table.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is all very pretty! Great idea to use the cake plate upside down!

Katherine

Alicia said...

Beautiful table. I love your tablecloth and the Hazel Atlas glasses are to die for. Thanks for sharing!
Alicia

Rue said...

Hi D :)

I always love your tablescapes and this one might just be a favorite since I love crepe myrtles! I'm glad you're keeping the hutch green ;)

rue

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I love the green hutch with the wisteria rambling across the top. Such a nice touch.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

bj said...

I love your green hutch. Your table is just devine and your flowers look great here.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Your tablescape is so very pretty! Love the pinks, whites and greens. Also your hutch is really nice! I just purchased a hutch at my local thrift store just like it! I am preparing it for a transformation. Your's looks great in green. I will probably go with white. Anyway..enjoyed your post! Hugs!

Sandi (Meme) said...

What a breath of fresh air your tablescape is. So light and lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

I love your pretty pink and green tablescape! I have the same atlas goblets - found 12 of them in two listings on ebay, and also have a dark pink crepe myrtle that I use for a centerpiece, so you know I'm loving your table! Did you know the Atlas goblets also come in pink? Yep, pink, but let's not fight over them! Your tablecloth fabric looks familiar - is it Shabby Chic? The setting is just beautiful. Looking forward to seeing what you have next week!

carolinajewel said...

Everything is so pretty! I recognize that curtain used as a tablecloth - Great idea!!! :D Jewel

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi D...love this tablescape! And I think those stray crepe myrtles blossoms are just perfect! Great idea on the tablecloth...and I'm loving your darling hutch. Yea...leave it green...very pretty! But then I'm partial to green hutches. :-)

Cass @ That Old House said...

The crepe myrtle is so lovely -- and the fallen blossoms add atmosphere! Nothing is as lovely as a little bit of imperfection amid the prettiness. (In my case, it's usually DUST.)

LOVE the green cabinet .. it's a great look, and looks so good with the contents.

Cass

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What a great idea with the cake plate! And I DID notice the blossoms on the table, which make it all the better. I love crepe myrtles, have one on my wish list!

Ya just can't go wrong with green and pink!

Wow, your mom does look like Ginny! I really enjoyed seeing your parents wedding pics. Beautiful! I'm so glad she let you play in her dress.

Jennifer said...

I love your table scape in pink and green.Your hutch is beautiful in green did you paint it?Do you know the paint color?I love it!I have the same rose panel and use it as a table cloth often.The atlas glasses look wonderful with that print.I'm having a giveaway on my blog I will pick a winner next sat.Hugs,Jen