Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Back to Earth Tones

Just because I am not home does not mean I cannot particiapate with Tablescape Thursday. Talk about being hooked, huh? I took pictures before I left home and loaded them into my laptop so I don't miss this fun meme. LOL! Tablescape Thursday is hosted by our most gracious hostess, Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. Thank you Susan, for giving us tablescape addicts something to look forward to every week.

Since Easter is far gone, I thought I would go back to my favorite colors, the earth tones. I know it is not fall yet but I just love the warmth these colors bring and I use them a lot.

I bought the runner from Belize.

For a centerpiece, I just threw in some flowers in a sage green pitcher, some mustard colored bejeweled decorator pieces, alligator skin covered boxes and an ambered colored fairy lamp I bought from an antique store downtown. And do you see the little bird that Laurie from http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/ gave me? Doesn't it look perfect there?
I bought this hand painted dinnerware set from Dillard's while shopping in Baton Rouge with my friend, Nit. I think they were like 70% off. Who can resist that kind of discount? Not me, even if we had to carry this heavy stuff into the car. I was just glad I could take advantage of Nit's muscles too. I don't know why department stores have no shopping carts.
I bought the chargers from Dillard's also. They are in 3 different colors, cream, green and pale buttery yellow. I also added wooden oval chargers from Neiman Marcus.
I alternated 2 kinds of salad plates, one that exactly matches the dinner plate and another shaped like a flower. I saw this set on Horchow and Neiman Marcus and when I saw the price even at their presently 30% off right now, I was glad I already bought them on sale at Dillards. The pattern is called "Nature's Essentials" I love how it has an alligator pattern on it adding masculinity and flowers for femininity.

My son and daughter in law gave me the orange flatware set last Christmas.

I bought the goblets after Halloween last year and had kept them in the garage and remembered about them while setting this table, so I took them out of the box and washed them. I thought they match perfectly.

I hope you enjoyed seeing our table. Thanks for coming by and thanks again to Susan for hosting this event.













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