Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sunflowers, Bumble Bees, Bunnies and Dragonflies!

Boy! Have I been a blogging machine this week! I think I posted almost everyday. It is funny but I can accomplish more when I am busy. My mom is here with me now so it is more work for me and I have been gardening so my roller skates are kept on. The energizer bunny is constantly at work. For a relaxation, John and I have been watching "Dexter" up to 4 series every night. Can you believe that he bought all 4 seasons? We still have a lot to go.

Can you tell how happy I am to be outdoors? Here's another tablescape that I created during Marty's cloche party. I believe I have shown you a glimpse of it but you get to see the whole thing now. Tablescape Thursdays are weekly memes that are being hosted by Susan at . Thanks, Susan! It gives us dishaholics a chance to play and use our various dishes. I hope you make it a point to visit her and the other participants. It's always fun to see how others set their tables.

You have seen my centerpiece during the cloche party, using my wired cloches, birds and bunnies.

I used green ruffly placemats, yellow dinner plates with embossed flowers on them and sunflower salad plates.

My son and DIL gave me the flatware set one Christmas.

Bought the bumble bee napkin rings from Sur La Table but they only had a few so I bought the metals ones with rhinestones above from a local store when I saw them.

S & P shakers are from Southern Living at Home. The terracota bunny planter is from the other vendor's booth at the antique store where my booth is. I tell ya, I am their best customer.

I found these iron dragonfly tea light candle holders also at one of the other vendor's booth. Soooo cute! That reminds me, I need to go there to check any new things that were brought in. I am having a shopping withdrawal.

Goblets with lemons from TJ Maxx and the painted flowered wine glasses from the other vendors.

I knew I would have a lot of use of these yellow dinner plates that I got from Ebay.

The sunflower salad plates are from TJ Maxx. Hubby showed them to me and I always buy what he shows me cause it already proves his approval:-)

Hope you enjoyed my springy or maybe even summery tablescape. Thanks to y'all who visits and especially those who comments too.


Unknown said...

Beautiful tablescape, Christine! Very summery. Be careful with watching Dexter. My husband and I caught up on 3 seasons, watching a new show every night. Dexter soon entered my dreams! But absolutely love the series.

bj said...

OMGOSH...Christine, this is so so pretty. You do have the prettiest dishes. And, your home is so beautiful. The table set up on this pretty porch just takes it over the top.
xoxo b

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very cute, Christine! I love how cheerful and sunny this tablescape is. And those cute, cute green placemats are so happy! Love your dishes, too, and all of the details. You did a super job. Makes me want to dine outside, too!

I haven't seen that series, but I will see if Mr. Magpie knows it. We've been watching old versions of "To Tell The Truth" and "What's My Line" on You-tube and laughing and laughing. I needed something to get my mind off things, and it has helped a lot. It's good to laugh! :-)


Sheila :-)

Marigene said...

Christine, I think this is my favorite tablescape that you have done to date! The dinner plates are so pretty with the sunflower salad plates on the green background of the placemats. Those bee napkin rings are adorable.

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Christine! The ruffled place mats always catch my eye when you use them. The sunflowers plates are SO cute as are the napkin rings. Best to have the faux dragonflies and bees then the real thing!!

It looks so sunny and warm in your yard...I am envious. Today we were in the mid 40's and I drove with my windows down! lol! Can't wait for summer! :-)


Jacqueline said...

Christine, this is just the happiest table! We are still so ugly and dull here and to see your bright and sunny table just made me smile.

I love that hubby goes to TJMaxx with you - mine does too! Those green plates are just wonderful and I have several of the ruffled placemats - aren't they just the greatest. What fun cloche decorating and I adore your dragonfly candleholder. So cute. You just always have another amazing table. Have you done a post on where you keep it all! If so, I want to see it, let me know!

Dolores said...

I'd call this a very cheerful/happy table...... I wish we had a TJMaxx near us......

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a pretty tablescape, Christine! The sunflowers are so cheerful! You have been a busy bunny! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Unknown said...

The table is beautiful! I love the napkin cute and i've never seen any like that.
Enjoy your outdoor time....I think we'll finally be getting some sunshine this weekend :)

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady. Your Tablescape is Beautiful sweet lady with the sunflowers !!
You are so good at this ..Yes it is very cheerful for this time of the year.
I hope you have a Great Day.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty table setting! Those dishes are so pretty. We are not at that stage of outdoor living here. Mid 40's, gray, and dreary today (again). I am so ready for Spring to settle in.

Sarah said...

Fun, colorful table! You have been busy. ~ Sarah

Becky said...

Your table is really lovely. I have those same sunflower plates and rhinestone bee napkin rings. But I really like the bunny planter.


Debbie said...

Christine, I love this! My niece has that tablecloth, and I borrowed it once in the winter. I like it so much more with the springtime colors on it that you used. Everything is so festive that you make me want to set up an outside table. (Too bad it's raining here...again.)

Love those sunflower plates, but my very favorite parts are the other things scattered about the table like the cloches and those wonderful dragon fly votives.

I'm havng computer problems and it takes forever just to load a site. I'm so glad I stuck it out and came here.

Picket said...

Hey girl....this is so that wired cloche and those cute bumblebee napkin rings and that bunny planter and oh my word the whole thing is just too cute!!!! Girl You make me want to find a place on my porch and put a table! lol I love seeing glad you are enjoying the has rained all week here...but hey...that just makes the outdoors more greener Have a great day sweetie....Picket

Unknown said...

Hi Christine, so pretty tablescape, all looks cheerful!


Decor To Adore said...

I adore your wavy placemats and the girl under the cloche is too cute!

LadyV said...

Christine, everything is just beautiful! I love how you coordinated the accessories. It all looks soooooo good!

The Charm of Home said...

You are the most energetic blogger I know. I am amazed at the lovely tables and wonderful food you always show us. Enjoy your Mom's visit. Your table is beautiful for spring. I love the cloche and the bee napkin rings. You have done a very nice job with this. Thanks for stopping by.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am so behind in my reading. Enjoyed the banker's house tour. Love the Garden mosaic and how wonderful to have company. Hope your mom is doing well and glad she is back with you, I bet she loves staying at your home. Always love your decorations and that Bavarian Demitasse set is absolutely beautiful. The creek is awesome but I hear you on those snakes! Love the azaleas. We don't have any at this house. Maybe we need to get some! Love that bird nest. It amazes me how they make them.
Your yard is coming alive and it is so beautiful.

Tricia said...

Such a cute spring table! I love those sunflower plates and the bumblebee napkin rings, especially! You have a sweet hubby, to suggest purchases to you!

Vittle me this... said...

love the bees! very french-napoleon of you!

Leave a Legacy said...

Hi Christine,
Thanks for stopping by to visit me last week. As usual, I'm so behind in my blog reading. I try to do too many things! Anyway ---
Your blog is so pretty. And I just love your outdoor tablescape. I can't wait until we can get outside. It's still so cold here (West. PA)

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Christine! I love, love, love the color!!! It is beautiful!!! Those sweet little dragonfly tealight holders are fabulous, and I love the ruffly placemats! They have a flirtiness about them that is irrisistible! Your son-in-law has good taste...the flatware is really pretty! I recently ordered a set of those bumblebee napkin rings with the rhinestones. I think they are so cool. They also had them in the dragonfly, but I'll have to wait a while on those. Your table is gorgeous, and I'm hungry. What time is dinner? :-) Have a great weekend!

lvroftiques said...

You have been a posting machine girlfriend! Very pretty table setting! I love the green ruffled chargers. Of course I love the cloches! And* waving hand madly* I'm a MAJOR Dexter fan!! I've seen em all and they're soooooo creepy good!! Vanna

Lynn said...

This is a very perky table Christine! Love the great flower settings and the colors are beautiful-enjoy:@)

Kathleen said...

It looks lovely! So colorful and Springy! We are getting snow forecasts! And I NEED to get to CTS, good ales going on!

Enjoy your visit with your mom!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful burst of spring your table is! This is all so delightful. I love the colors and those bees and dragonflies!

Savannah Granny said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful spring table. It looks so inviting out there on the porch. I have big time napkin ring/bumble bee envy. They are just adorable. Hugs, Ginger

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, this table is delightful! I'm with John ~ those sunflower salad plates are wonderful ~ makes me happy to just look at them. The ruffly place mats almost look like a flower under each place setting. laurie

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Forgot to tell you that your blog looks so pretty. laurie

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I am playing catch up today! I love this sweet tablescape that just screams Spring and Summer. Those bumblebee napkin rings are just too cute!!

I also think the pics of the creek and your yard are simply stunning!! You have a beautiful yard. Did I mention it is snowing here??? But not the 4-8 inches that they first predicted!!

And that black tea set is to die for!! So very elegant!!

Have a great weekend!!


Richard Cottrell said...

As usual wonderful table scape. I love the sun flower plates. We have a sun flower festable and it would be fun to have them and use for a party then. Drop by any time.Richard at My Old Historic House

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