Monday, August 24, 2009

Let Me Tell You 'Bout the Birds & the Bees & the Bunnies & the Trees

I am so excited cause I get to join Kathleen for "Let There Be White" for the first time. Be sure you visit her at http://www.cuisinekathleen.com/. Kathleen always shares the best recipes and the most creative tablescapes.
But first, I would like to take this opportunity to greet my grandson a VERY HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY! Isn't he a cutie? He is such a happy baby, always smiling. Happy Birthday, my dearest Brendan. I love you very much!
BTW, his mom is a photographer so if you need one for a wedding or for any other special occasion, you might want to consider her because she is very reasonable and I think she is very creative. Of course, I am a bit partial too, :-) You can visit her on her blog at http://tinaoverbaughphotography.blogspot.com/
And now, for "Let There Be White, Part II".

Since I am posting a tablescape, I thought I would kill 2 birds with one stone and link my post with Susan's Tablescape Thursday also. You can find Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

After you are done visiting these 2 gracious ladies' blogs, you can browse through their participants' sites too and enjoy all their wonderful tablescapes.


I wanted to do my setting on the rectangular table outside since my salad plates have topiaries on them, which makes them suitable for outdoor use, but I got lazy cause the rectangular table is at the very far end of the deck. This space by the window has a view of the pool anyway so we can just pretend we are outdoors, ok? LOL!












I used my 2 white birds as part of the centerpiece with candles and 2 flower vases with white flowers.


Although my dinner plates and chargers are all white, I cheated a little cause my salad plates have a green topiary on them. Sorry, Kathleen!


I saw the salad plates from TJ Maxx and had to buy them. I really like them so I used them instead of the white salad plates that match the dinner plates. They do go well together too, don't you think?


I used a bunny salt and pepper shaker set that I bought from a shop at Disney's Celebration in Florida and to match them, I used my white bunny napkin rings.


Since the theme is outdoorsy, I decided to use my Bee flatware. I saw these first on Susan's blog and fell in love with them so when they were put out on sale at Horchow.com, I bought a set.


Thought I'd share some night pictures too.


I also used the white target bird s & p set.



A white pitcher and tea candle holders.


Thank you all for stopping by and thank you, Kathleen and Susan, for hosting these fun events.

48 comments:

marty39 said...

Christine, as usual, your tablescape is just stunning. I love the salad plates. They are just wonderful. I havn't seen those before or I would have been tempted too. All of the accessories are so pretty. I really like the graduated candle holder, so pretty. Love all of it. Also Happy Birthday to your grandson. Hugs, Marty

imjacobsmom said...

Christine, You are using my favorite bunny napkin ring holders and accessories again today. I love them. This is a very lovely table. ~ Robyn

Cindy J. said...

Christine!!! Well first of all your little sweetie is so adorable and this tablescape!! OOOh my goodness I am so in love with this table.. everything is just heavenly.. You are so good at this..Thank-you so much for the inspiration... Love, Cindy

KBeau said...

Beautiful, Christine, and I love the nighttime photos with the candles aglow.

Just Breathe said...

Your grandson is adorable. Lucky you! The table is beautiful and looks especially nice at night.

Blondie's Journal said...

Christine,

There are so many things I absolutely love about this table setting!! The view of your pool from this table is gorgeous!! It is like sitting in a nice hotel restaurant!!

I love all of your white and yes, mixing the plates looks perfect (I enlarged everything as usual ;-). What I really adore is the lattice chargers, candle holders and vase. Are they a set?? I love them and if you could tell me where you got them, I would appreciate it. I love white lattice china. I also love the bunny napkin holders and the green candle holders. I didn't recognize the flowers. Are they from your garden??

I would have loved to have been in this but I didn't think ahead and the good white dishes are at the lake. I have a very plain set here and since my TT's are so boring anyway...lol!!

Have a wonderful week, Christine. And Happy Birthday to Brenden!! How precious he is!!!

xoxo
Jane

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I am LOVIN' those topiary plates. They are so unique and beautiful! Your entire tablescape is so pretty, and those candlelight photos look so romantic. Brenden looks so grown up in that picture - like a little man - but still such a cutie! laurie

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi!! Me again!! I can't believe that again I missed so many of your posts. When I come to my blogroll I must have just missed you. And I have been blogging sporadically while getting Abigail ready for school. We took her Thursday and then I was flat in bed with a terrible asthma attack. Just feeling better now. But I did visit your last 4-5 posts and left comments. You have been a busy gal. 11 guests for a week!! You need a rest now!!

Love to you, my friend!!

xoxo
Jane

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl you out did yourself with this table...love the salad plates and those candles...Hust lovely my friend...and a BIG Happy Birthday to your little guy...May you have a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Florida Sue said...

Oh Christine, how breathtakingly soft, sweet and beautiful. The exact same words for your grandson. Adorable.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a pretty table and even more lovely in candlelight! I love the salad plates and Kathleen did say we could use one other color ;)

~Susan

bj said...

Happy B Day to that sweetie..he is so cute and I know from experience how much you love him !
Well, girl...your table is to die for. Just beautiful and I am going to stalk TJMaxx until I find some of those adorable white plates. Just beautiful

Dining Delight said...

Just love your topiary salad plates and they do go so well with your other plates! I really like the green colour you choose as the "one other colour", looks so fresh with the white. Great job!

DD

Kathleen said...

Yes, like DD, this time to keep it interesting you could add one other color! And the green topiary plates are fabulous!
Very pretty , Christine..such a dewhiteful table, so inviting.
Mr Linky is still being bad!!!
Thanks so much for coming to the party!

Zoey said...

Those salad plates are stunning with your china and the green really pops on the white otherwise white table. Beautiful!

susan said...

Christine-Your table is fabulous! No wonder you didn't want to carry all this a long way! I love your topiary plates and those candles! It looks as if you and I have the same setup (inset square bay)! Your grandson is the best part--what a cutie! Now would you let him eat at this table :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Christine,
It's just gorgeous! Every detail, the new plates, the green color, I love it all! Cindy

Chandy said...

Hi Christine! Hello again...

That is one darling little boy over there and your whites are just beautiful! I feel so glad to be able to visit today and hopefully keep up with everyone again. School's in session and I can't wait to start blogging again. Yay!!!

I missed ya my friend!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

YOur grandson is adorable! But you already knew that so let's talk about yiur table. Great job as always Christine. Love all that lacy dinnerware (the topiary plates are perfect!) & the little tea cups are just darling.

Shelia said...

What a precious little grandson you have. He's adorable! Love your table, as usual, you do such a beautiful job! Everything is so pretty, Christine.
Be a sweetie,

shelia ;)

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Christine, Brendan is adorable ~ I can see why he is the apple of your eye.

Your table is gorgeous! You have so many beautiful accessories and always combine them in such a pleasing way. Those topiary plates are lovely. Thank you for showing us what it looks like with the candles lit ~ equally as beautiful and it transforms the entire tablescape! The green accent is perfect. Very nice. :)

Debbie Moore's Slice of Pie Cookbooks said...

Very nice ... love the way you placed your candle holder at an angle.

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Ohhh my...is that sweet baby two yrs. old already? Girlfriend, that just doesn't seem possible! What a sweetheart and his mama is a very talented photographer!!!

Well Darlin'...I am lovin' your white and pretty green tablescape!!! Love, love, LOVE those new topiary plates! As soon as I seen them I thought...how perfect they were for you and your tablescapes...especially since you have that pretty topiary tower that you have used once in awhile for some of your tablescapes! Of course, I just love all of your adorable little bunnies and birdies...it really doesn't get any sweeter than that!!! Beautifully done, my friend!!!

Ohhh...and what a view! I just can't get enough of that new pool and fabulous landscape!!! Thank you for sharing some of it with us today...and that pretty, pretty table!!!

Warmest wishes,
Love ya,
Chari

Tammy518 said...

Happy Birthday to your grandson! He is absolutely adorable!

Very pretty tablescape, and I love the pop of green. The topiary plates are very pretty. I'll have to keep an eye out for them.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Happy Birthday!

& I love the white on white...your tablescape is beautiful, especially by candlelight!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh, no! I just saw on your sidebar that it shows a post of mine... but actually I made my first attempt to do the automatic post, so that won't show until Weds (I hope it works). So, please come by tomorrow and see what the Beach Party is all about!

Thanks Christine for always leaving a comment :o)

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Love the green and white combo. Just beautiful, with the birds ect. As for my post...I thought you were too nice to use the word "Hate", but gf, I am with you on that one. lol

Joyce said...

I love how you used all the candles on the table. Now those plates with the green are lovely. You have the nicest home and it shows how much you enjoy tablescaping and decorating. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

SmilingSally said...

You have the MOST beautiful things! This is all so special.

Julio said...

Every time I visit your blog I get tempted to go shopping. I love love the salad plates. What a great find. I also love the napkin rings. Another great arrangement! Thanks for the inspiration Xinex.

xoxo
Julio

Dishesdone said...

Your table is gorgeous! Pretty with the green and white!

and your grandson is adorable!

ellen b said...

Ahh Christine, Such a pretty table. I love all your white pieces. I always enjoy your candlelight shots, too...

Jill said...

Nice and elegant. Really pretty.
So does your husband have room for any of his stuff in your house??? LOL
How has your summer been??

Happy birthday to your grandson, he's a cutey!

DeniseMarie said...

great job. the candle holder is a great piece. The flatware is the bees knees. dish love!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is especially pretty by candle light. Sets a lovely mood.

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

Christine...this is beautiful! I LOVE those topiary plates...I do need to just send you my pitcher. :-) I had to laugh about you not wanting to take the dishes all the way outside. I have two tables on decks that I keep thinking I should use...but I am being lazy. :-) Yea...you got Napoleon Bee flatware...don't you just love it! Your grandson is precious...love his smile and the twinkle in his eyes. :-)
Thanks for a great TT! Susan

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What an incredibly stunning table! I especially love your little bunny rabbits. Happy TT to you!

Sarah said...

Christine, your table and your home are lovely! It all looks so beautiful with the candle light. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you at Hyacinth For The Soul for some rooster fun and a toast to Julia Child.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful Christine. I love it.

Your grandson is so cute. I can see his personality!!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Christine! I'm an Irish girl, so I absolutely LOVE your tablescape this week in greens and white!!.. but I ALSO LOVE the curtains you have hung up!! The whole room is just beautiful! ~tina

nannykim said...

Beauatiful job!! I love the look at night. I also love the birds and wabbits ;-). I like the touch of green on the salad plate and the placemats.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I love everything about this table. It is elegant and inviting. I especially love the way your mixed in bits of vintage milk glass and porcelain with more contemporary items. Just lovely.

Sharlotte said...

What a pretty table! I love the white...however, your topiary plates are the perfect addition! They were a terrific find! I also like your birds and different vases. All the different pieces make the table so interesting! Thanks for sharing.

Liz said...

I love these plates! What a pretty setting!

~Liz

Kim said...

I love this tablescape!!! And I love the topiary plates!!! I want some now. Hopefully I won't be able to find them. lol.

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a stunning table! Your plates are beyond beautiful --- love it all!
Cass

Lady Katherine said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome Grandson!
How lovely! Now I love those salad plates with the topiary! The chargers, all the candles lit, bunny napkin rings. It all looks so wonderful with the place mats! Very pretty! I loved the tour, Wow that is a long time since you two friends were together! The Egg is beautiful! I trying to catch up! I keep seeing the pool out your window, how nice to dine and look out at your new pool.

AMIT said...

Hey wow such a beautiful looking tablescape you have.That is very good.

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