Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Does anybody here like dragonflies? I think they are so cute and they do not bite nor sting so I like them in the garden and I cannot wait for spring to come so I can start working in the garden and see them around again. Maybe I won't see them outside right now so I just decided to create a tablescape using them as my inspiration.
Tablescape Thursday is hosted by our most gracious hostess, Susan of if you want to treat yourself to some awesome tablescapes, you need to go pay her and her participants a visit.
I bought this copper dragonfly from a local frame and gift shop. It's quite big and I really like it. I kept it on top of our corner china cabinet in the dining room with just the face showing and almost forgot about it. One day while in the bathroom, I suddenly got a glimpse of a pot with a topiary in it and noticed that it has a dragonfly. You see, I had to bring a lot of plants in the house before it got cold, to save them from freezing. The pot reminded me of the dragonfly sculpture that I have, which also gave me the idea for this tablescape.
Don't you just like those cobalt blue eyes?
I bought these dishes last summer from Marshalls. When I saw "Rice, rice, baby", on the bowls, I just had to have them too. We eat rice here day and night.
John and I still have our bad colds so we had some hot homecooked soup. And of course we had to have some rice with it. I got the hobnail plate chargers sometime last year from Dillards. They were 75 % off but I can't remember how much I bought them for anymore.
I like the shape of the dinner plates, so unusual. Somehow, they remind me of something turkish, of a mosque. I use dipping sauce with crushed hot pepper when I eat so I use a mini saucer with my setting. John doesn't.
How many dragonflies do you see here?
Did you see all 4 of them?

I hope you like this casual setting. Thank you for coming by and thanks, Susan for hosting one of my favorite parties.


susan said...

Christine- I love dragon flies too! I have been looking for some dragon fly or Napoleonic bee fabric to redo my dining room chairs. No luck yet..Your table is beautiful and I just LOVE this room--my favorite!

Debbiedoos said...

Dragonflies are good lucK!! This is so cute! I love the cobalt blue eyes and the rice rice bowl. too cute!!~~

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Christine, I love all of your dragonflies. They are just so cute. Your dishes are wonderful, and you always set the prettiest table. Love your new rice dishes, how cute are they. Hope you are feeling better soon. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...


I love how you came up with this idea!! That is creativity. I have a bathroom with a dragonfly theme.

I love the big guy with the cobalt eyes and the pot is so cute. I had to laugh at the soup funny. All of the dishes are very nice! You will have to teach me how to use chopsticks...I have been trying forever and can't get the hang of it!!

Love this tablescape, sweet lady!!


Kathysue said...

You always do the most unusualy tables Christine, You are one clever lady. I love the just a taste dish,those are darling,Kathysue

Kat said...

I love dragonflies too, Christine. This table is so much fun. Those rice bowls are adorable. Kathy

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I like dragonflies. Have a few in my collection of things. I love those plates, all of them.

Together We Save said...

Beautiful table setting as always!!

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! I'm sorry John and you are still feeling bad. But bad colds must work for you - look at your pretty table! I love your dragonflies and those dishes are just perfect!
Feel better.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tra La La Boom De Ay said...

I love those comment dishes. They actually made me laugh. Wonderful effort which paid of in the end as you have created a superb tablescape! Maybe you should teach me to do this with my Pottery for advertising pics?

Silvia said...

i do too love have beautiful things Christine, your pictures are always sooo lovely, do you mind telling me how you do that beautiful mosaic?please..thanks have a great evening friend.

Tra La La Boom De Ay said...

Oh thank you for offering to help! Really thank you. I need to learn how to organize and set up these settings with the Polish Pottery so that I can take better pictures and so that it is more appealing on ebay. Im not sure even where to start with it. If you have any suggestions please email me. Again thank you.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh your dragonflies do remind me of the garden! Soup sounds like just the thing for your bad colds and your table is just the thing to lift your spirits when you're feeling under the weather. Feel better!

Deanna said...

Dragonflys are so very unique!
The blue eyes add interest. Really a pretty blue.
It's neat to be able to stop by and see what you've created for a tablescape.
Hope you'll drop by for a visit,
d from homehaven

ellen b. said...

miso hungry!! Ha! Love it.
I really like the layering at these settings Christine!!

Diann said...

Hi Christine!

Very fun tablescape this week! I enjoyed seeing all your fun dragonfly decor.

Sarah said...

Christine, this is a sweet table for two. Looks like a cozy dinner spot. I have one of those little dragonfly place card holders. Such a fun piece! ~ Sarah

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I thought dragonflies did bite!? LOL!

Love all your dishes! Neat tablescape!


Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Lovely casual 'scape! I really like your fun dishes with the cute sayings and the beautiful butterflies on them. Your dragonfly does make me think of spring!


Carol at Serendipity said...


I love dragonflies, too. Lovely table as usual.


Cynthia said...

Love your whimsy dragonflies! Have a great day!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! Like you dragonflies.

The Charm of Home said...

This table looks so inviting in your lovely room! The bowls with the sayings are too cute!

Cindy J. said...

Oh Christine, I love this! These are my favorite colors and I love these beautiful dishes..beautifully done as clever girl! Love, Cindy

Melissa Miller said...

Christine everythings looks so stunning at this unique and gorgeous creation of a tablescape!

I adore the pretty dishes and dragonflies. Great job!

Sue said...

I love dragonflies. We have a fountain on our deck that is a dragonfly and the water drips off his wings. Yours is much larger! I also love you blue dragonfly.

The bowls are darling and it sounds as if they are perfect for your house!


Marigene said...

Oh, Christine, I have the perfect dragonfly salad plates for your table! I love that large one, your inspriration piece, with the huge sapphire eyes...he is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

A cool & sassy setting. Love the colour combination. So hot!


Suzanne said...

I love your tablescape! It is so warm and inviting! Your soup bowls are too cute!
Suzanne :)

Donna said...

Hi, Christine,
Cute dishes. I love the dragonflies, especially the place holders. :)


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Christine,
I just love those dragonflys and the pretty dishes and that oh so cute table runner. Everything is so warm and inviting, get better my dear. Hugs, Cindy

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