Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Small Tablescape with Peacocks

My favorite day of the week, Thursday is here again. Tablescape Thursday is hosted by Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. Come and join her too, it's a lot of fun!
I did not think I could participate today because I am still trying to catch my breathe from the trip, unpacking, cleaning, doing laundry and organizing. And mostly because I went shopping all day today in Monroe, which is 2 hrs away from home, with my friends Nit and Doris.
But I don't really want to miss one of my favorite memes so I went into high gear and put this together in 10 min. It took me longer to take the pictures, lol!
To get it done faster, I decided to set it on the little game table in the family room in front of the fireplace (can't have any fire now though cause it's too hot).

I decided to have a peacock theme going so I took the 2 peacock candle holders from the living room, the peacock figurine from the bookshelf and the peacock napkin ring holders.
I used a turquoise bird tea candle holder as a salt cellar instead. I brought the birds and mini ceramic spoons from Crate and Barrel from our recent Chicago trip. I got the idea of using just about anything small for a salt cellar from Bargainhunting Laurie! I took out my turquoise goblets which I almost forgot I own, lol.
I took out my green runner with embroideries which I thought mimicked peacock feather colors.


Isn't he regal? He is pewter.
The dinner plates I got from a thrift store for a $1 each and they are made in Portugal. The salad plates I bought from Amazon. com a while back and they were manufactured by Spode. I bought the placemats today from TJ Maxx in Monroe. I think they have the peacock colors, don't you? They were on clearance for $1 each. I did not use plate chargers.
The salad plates come in 4 different pattern and colors but I only used 2 for this simple tablescape.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for visiting and thanks to Susan for taking the time to host this fun event.













35 comments:

"Blossom" said...

Lovely. I love all the colors of the peacocks. We see them at the zoo when we take the grandchildren.
The dishes are so beautiful.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

oo I love peacocks! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Peacock Blue said...

I LOVE this! The colors are just great!

Joyce said...

Your Spode plates are so unique and pretty. I like the idea of the salt cellar. The tablerunner is pretty and of course all the peacocks bring it all together. I enjoyed this post.
joyce

Lady Katherine said...

I always loved your peacocks! This setting is so you! I love the bird as a salt cellar! The place mats are wonderful! Now, the TJMax in Jackson does not have those kind of deals. What a great find!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Your tablescape is beautiful & I love the game table! Great post! ♥ Diane

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Now spill the beans, what did you buy on your shopping trip!? LOL
Your table, Dear One, is so beautiful! Those big peacock figurines are gorgeous and the plates are just perfect! This is gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sares said...

It looks beautiful, did you get to eat there or was it just for show?
Your table runner is gorgeous and I fell in love with your little pewter peacock!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I love the linens and the glassware!Great color!
Michelle

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Deliciously colorful, Christine!!! Lovvvve that turquoise!!! Mmmm.... yummy!

Warmest,
Linda *

Chandy said...

My goodness, 10 minutes! It's a gorgeous short order tablescape. Wow, you now have me hooked on peacock anything. I'll be on the hunt now... ;-)

Fifi Flowers said...

GORGEOUS peacock plates!

mbkatc230 said...

I love the peacocks, and the colors in this tablescape are gorgeous! I can't believe you pulled this together in 10 minutes! This would take me 10 days (if not weeks lol). Kathy

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Your plates are beaaautiffffffuullllllll. Love the rich colors, the wavy edges, and the design.

Another beautiful tablescape :-)

prof en retraite said...

Hi Christine! Your tablescape is gorgeous! I LOVE those plates! I did think of you when I photographed the peacock napkin ring! I think it isn't the same one as yours, though. The peacock is looking back. Did you see the peacock tray in my Met Monday post? I thought about you again when I bought it!! Have a great weekend!!...hugs...Debbie

Martha said...

I love peacocks as well -- the salad plates are beautiful and I love how you cleverly used peacocks in the tablescape. I wouldn't have thought of it!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Christine,
These are hands down the most beautiful plates I have EVER seen!! If you ever want to sell them, give me a holler. I LOVE peacocks. This tablesape is stunning!

Kammy said...

Hey Christine !
Love your setting with that shade of blue...I really like the flatware the best. I really love also the stemware. You did a great job at pulling it all together !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Lisa said...

So pretty - the colors are very cool and calming as the weather warms up.

I love all the peacock accents - they're such majestic and regal birds.

Great job!!

Lisa

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Those dishes look too pretty to cover with food and eat on!!! They're lovely! Thanks for sharing! 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!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Wow! Look at all of your attention to detail with this tablesetting! And I think you did a good job carrying through with your peacock theme. Your flatware reminds me of the "eyes" on the peacock's tail. Just very clever, Christine!

XO,

Sheila :-)

marty39 said...

Christine, you always amaze me. I spend hours and hours trying to put a tablescape together, and you can do one in 10 minutes. You have such a talent. I love this pretty tablescape. Everything is just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Melissa Miller said...

Christine this is truly stunning!
Love the gorgeous lime greens and blues. :)

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love it!!! All the peacocks you used are fabulous. I love the napkin rings & the Spode plates. Great tablescape. Glad you played along this week.

Carrie said...

I really enjoyed this eclectic table setting. You put together different colors and patterns to bring out your peacock theme!

SILVIA said...

hi Christine.
i like it a lot, you have beautiful things and i love the candle holders, beautiful colors...have a great day..

silvia.

ButterYum said...

What a great theme, and I love the peacock plates!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

There are perfect peacock colors! Beautiful!

sunnymama said...

How pretty! I love the peacock theme and the plates are beautiful :)

Cindy said...

Christine,
This is not simple, it is stunning! I love the combo of the blues and greens and the peacocks add so much whimsy! Your good girl, have a great week-end. hugs, Cindy

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

What a beautiful tablescape!!! I love your peacocks...fabulous!!! I have been so inclined toward the pretty peacock blues and limey greens here lately! I do that...go in spells for different colors! Wonder if it has something to do with my moods? Hehe! Anyway, those placemats are gorgeous...love the pattern and colors! And that beautiful tablerunner...gorgeous!!! This is the first time that I've seen your pretty salad plates...I love them!

Well my friend...as usual, you've set a fabulous table!!! I love your family room...you have so many awesome places that you can set a table and dine at...love that!!! Wherever did you find those fab peacock candeholders?

Well my friend, have a fabulous Friday...and a blessed and safe Memorial Day weekend!
Love ya,
Chari

Brenda said...

You certainly did go into high gear! And it's gorgeous! I love the peacock theme, the colors, the good buys. All of it. Traveling must make you feel creative!
Brenda

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Christine,

I really like this a lot. I think I should make my tablescapes easier by just pretending it is me and Al and not set the whole table! Or I can pretend he is working late and set it for one!! ;-D

The peacock theme is great~I love the blue and green and I really like the dishes you got on Amazon. The flatware is pretty too.

I recognize the blue candleholder and spoon, I think I may have one hidden around here...

I hope you are having good weather. It is finally nice here. I have been both busy and wasting time~is that possible? Abby graduates Sunday so the holiday weekend will be all about that. I am so excited and will post pictures!

Take care, my friend!

xoxo
Jane

Happy To Be said...

Just beautiful my friend...thanks so much for sharing yet another one of your great tables...May you have a great memorial weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What pretty china Christine! Your tablescape is lovely. I've been so busy this week. I am way behind on visiting blogs. I just love those napkin rings. laurie

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