Wednesday, May 27, 2009

On The Wild Side!

It's Thursday already? Oh boy! This week is going fast! But it's ok, it just means playtime is here sooner. Tablescape Thursday is hosted by none other but our dish diva, Susan of http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. Let's all visit her blog and then visit everyone on her list of participants. I know we will enjoy all the tablescapes circulating in Blogland.
For this week, I decided to create a wilder tablescape. I have always wanted to do a jungle or safari themed one but I just could not find the right dishes that I am happy with. But I found this runner/tablecloth from Z Gallerie while I was in the Tampa Bay area. And then I found placemats from TJ Maxx while shopping the other week. I thought the combo would be perfect.
I've had these 2 vases for years now. I thought they will look good on this table.
Most of you would have seen these dishes before. I thought the alligator pattern on them would blend in with my wild theme. Even the flowers, after all, there are flowers in the jungle.
I used my flatware with horn handles and chocolate brown napkins with beaded gold rings.
and chose to use my Italian glass plate chargers for the color.
I am really loving this table runner. I am not sure what to call it cause it's bigger than a runner though smaller than a table cloth. I love the shape and the fabric, which is pure cotton.

For a centerpiece, I decided to use my faux fern since I know ferns grow wild in the jungle, and the jeweled accessories, again for the color. I added an orb with ferns on top of the, I don't know "whatchamacallit"

I added feathers on the vases. I again used my amber goblets and added clear crystal wine stemware. I am using my dragonfly placecard holders and amber salt cellars that we won on an auction.
That's it, folks! I hope you enjoyed my tablescape which is a little on the wild side. Thanks for coming! Thank you Susan, for hosting another week of tablescaping.

38 comments:

marty39 said...

Oh Christine, you always come up with the most unusual and gorgeous things. I love the tablerunner. It is so unique and just beautiful. Your dishes are so pretty and the way you tied all the jungle theme together is just stunning. I really do love it. Hugs, Marty

ButterYum said...

Gorgeous colors!!! I really like your napkins, napkin rings, and glass chargers - so beautiful!

Susan said...

Ooooohhhhh I love animal print!!!! Beautiful table as always!!!!

Cindy said...

Christine,
You find the neatest things and you put them together so beautifully. I love the wild side table, how fun and all the lovely china. hugs, Cindy

Peacock Blue said...

This is so fun! i love the zebra table runner - and love Z gallery too!

Pinky said...

Christine....you KNOW I am LOVIN this table:):) So glad a came over to see it! The runner is wonderful! Couldn't see the placecard holders....will go back and look again! Happy TT! Hugs, Pinky

Melissa Marie said...

The different animal prints is the perfect combination of fun! I love this safari theme...what a treasure that table runner is!

Fifi Flowers said...

What a FUN table setting... I feeling like I'm on safari!

Sares said...

I love me some Zebra! I would feel like I was dining at a table in Africa if I sat down to this table, it looks fantastic!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You wild woman! This is fabulous! Love that table runner, and I think all of your china and accessories tie into the theme beautifully! The feathers are a great idea. laurie

Linda/"Mom" said...

* OK, my friend... are you "OLD ENOUGH" to remember that song "WILD THING"??? ("... you make my hert sing"...)~~~ That's what I FIRST THOUGHT OF when I saaw this!

D*E*L*I*G*H*T*F*U*L*L*Y fun n' different!!!

Thanks, sweet friend!
Linda *

Chandy said...

Just wild enough for me! LOL

I love it Christine and glad that you had all these other lovelies to put it all together! Great job!

Cindy J. said...

Hello there dear friend.. this is wonderful and exotic.. kind of like you. Your wonderful talent and eye never fail to please. We are doing so much better..almost feel normal again.. Love, Cindy

Patty said...

This is really stunning. I love the zebra runner and the centerpiece, well heck I love all of it. It must have been so much fun putting this one together! Just fabulous!

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

A safari indeed! it's unique and interesting! And yes, those vases sure are a perfect match for the theme and the zebra-design table runner.

Now, I'm just thinking what would would be served. I think it's making me hungry LoL.

(have to add: you have a one huge pool in the making there. Can't wait to see the finished project :-) I sure hope your plant babies are ok )

Li

Keetha said...

I rather like your wild side!!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Fabulous tablescape Christine!! I love it. Very creative.

Candy said...

Exotic...some of you ladies are on safari today. Love the jungle prints--leopard, zebra.

Sure to bring out the animal in your guests.

Enjoyed,
Candy

redsoxmom said...

We're on the same page this week! Your runner would have been perfect on my table!! Come by and check it out. Tam at the Gypsy's corner also used zebra print. I love the mix of greenery, animal prints and colors. Lots of texture and visual interest. Love it!

Hugs,
Linda

Joyce said...

Wish I was there to be part of this fun tablescape.
Joyce

Cynthia said...

WOW! What a talescape. Everything looks so nicely all together. I love your fountain in your header picture. I am on a hunt for a fountain for my patio. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Happy To Be said...

GM Girl now this is one wild table my friend...I just love it...maybe you should have added your Ostrich egg to it ha ha!! just great my friend...May you have a great day hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a "wild child" you are! This tablescape is amazing. Love it.

Michelle said...

Totally fun!!! I love the hide runner, I bet you'll use that for a lot of different things! Great table!
Michelle

Zoey said...

Wild, wacky and wonderful! I love it!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Christine, you have such a great sense of style! I LOVE this tablescape!!! I love the texture and pattern in it.

"Blossom" said...

This is my style!! I love the animal print and those napkins are me.......me.....me.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

C/X Your tablescapes are real works of art ! They just keep getting better and so differant from all the main stream...So good to hear from you and I know you get to say all the time that it is good to be home...xoxox

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Christine~ This is so elegant. Such richness and formality! I truly enjoyed my visit! Stop by and browse a while. If you like what you see, please be sure to click the "Follow" button so that we can inspire one another frequently!

Lynn said...

That is gorgeous! You should work in a fancy schmancy decorator store!
Or DO you!?
Great walk on the wild side!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Wow! What a fun and amazing tablescape! Love what you did here, Christine. It's WILD! ;-)

You did a GREAT job!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Michelle said...

OH my! What a wonderful and interesting tablescape!

Love the tall thin vases and the flatware is just perfect. Love it!

Blessings of Health and Prosperity said...

Rrrrraaaaarrrrrr!!!

Puna said...

I feel like I'm in a safari! Beautiful job!

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

Oh...this is so much fun...I love it! Christine, you are so clever and creative! Did your DH like this table? Love the runner and the china is gorgeous, as always. You have a wonderful collection! Susan

Mary said...

Wow, what a walk on the wild side! :) Love that table runner!

Chari said...

Ohhh Girlfriend...I love, love, love your Wildside Tablescape!!! That zebra cloth is fabulous...it really is the perfect backdrop for a jungle themed tablescape!!! Love your new placemats too...but I have to tell you...your new dishes are fabuuuulouuusss!!! I love them!!! I love the place setting...it's so fun and festive!!! Your vases are so perfect for this tablescape too!!! Ohhh...this is such a fun and festive table...I love it!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Julio said...

Fantastic table Christine! I just love your taste and style. You would make a terrific shopping partner. The Zebra table cloth is fabulous. I definitely will be using that idea. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

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