Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Lady Bugs and Chickens

I am back home to Natchez but I left a table set in the breakfast nook in the FL home. I am still limited in tableware there but I can create a simple table. The black and white plates were left by the sellers. I brought the flatware from our MS home. I bought the tumblers from TJ Maxx in the Tampa Bay area and bought the goblets from the Dollar store.

I bought the vase with a flower from Ross and the chickens from OneKing'sLane (or is it Joss and Main?) The black iron candle holder and red candle were left by the sellers. The sellers also left this counter high dining set for us. All the linens were brought from our home in Natchez.
 This is my favorite place for drinking coffee and blogging during the day. At night I do my blogging in the bedroom because this is so visible from outside and it freaks me out thinking that someone is watching me, lol. The window has no curtains and I really do not want to cover it.
 I used 2 placemats with ladybugs as runners, also brought from Natchez home.

 I have been admiring those white wooden plate chargers for a long time but they were too pricey for me. Before I left for Florida, Pier 1 had them on sale so I bought them and had them delivered directly to FL, since I have enough white plate chargers here. This is also another reason I wanted to create a tablescape before I left, I wanted to use them.
 I did not have any napkins to match (I never thought I would ever say that, lol! Note to myself: Bring different colors of napkins next time I go to FL which is next month) so I folded matching placemats to use as napkins.
 I could have cut some fresh flowers from outside but I was leaving that morning so I thought the faux will work better.

 Strawberry S & P shakers brought from MS, originally bought from Ross.

 The cheap glasses even match.

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Sue said...

I love the red, black, and white in your tablescape, Christine. What unique chargers, too! As far as not having colorful napkins for your table-quite honestly, I often use paper ones! LOL
Oh and I'm enamored with those lady bug s &p shakers! :-)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I also like the black, white and red together - pretty!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a cute tablescape, Christine! Colorful and fun! I'm sure you will have plenty of dishes in no time! lol! I like those white chargers, too. I'll have to check out our Pier 1.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

beautiful Christine!
I love the roosters, the ladybugs and the view!
What a charming table, love it!

Traci said...

The white chargers are really pretty. They're very unique! I wouldn't want to cover that view either.

Vel Criste said...

You really have a knack for creating something beautiful out of what you have Christine! Love it!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Loving the chargers! Beautiful table as well!

Diane said...

Christine - you are amazing. I think you could be in the middle of the desert and still manage to set a beautiful table. Wow - love all of the black and white and the lady bug runner is adorable. Those chargers are great and I can see why you would be itching to use them!

Entertaining Women said...

I'd say that you're off to a really good start with your tablescaping in your new home. Your bright and cheerful design will get your guests off to a really good start for the day. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay


First of all, I love the pretty spot where you did this great and charming table, Christine! The chargers are great with the back and white china aand red! The roosters and cute lady bugs give the table such joy and fun! I'm so busy with my G'girls, you can't imagine...but soo very happy!

kitty said...

What a great view, Christine! You're so lucky to be able to enjoy blogging from that pretty spot. I love your table with the ladybugs and chickens.

Marlis said...

Christine, I am so glad you finally got your chargers!!! You will use them so often. The table looks wonderful. I love the roosters and the everylasting flower. As for the wonderful glasses, yes they are! they are perfect. What a lovely spot to start the day. xo marlis

The Tablescaper said...

OK, I must of missed something. You purchased a home in Florida? How fun. Another home to fill with dishes!!!

I can't tell you how much I love this table. I think it's the sharpness of the red and green. Funny, sometimes when we have less to work with we get more creative.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

The French Hutch said...

I love the colors of the red and black. Beautiful tablescape Christine. I’m sure you’ve had fun decorating the vacation home. Happy Weekend........

The French Hutch

Alycia Nichols said...

OK...so you don't want to have to cover the glass up so that you can enjoy the view, but you're freaked out that someone may be watching you? Buy yourself a 12-gauge shotgun and "clean" it nightly in front of the window. I guarantee you that anyone tempted to watch you won't be watching for very long!!! :-) :-) :-)

You did a really great job with this table, Christine! No one would ever know you weren't in your permanent home!!! It just looks like you were able to easily to to the pantry and find beautiful things to create! I love the layers! Those chargers really amp up the whole look, too. Very pretty look, Christine!!!

Marigene said...

Given time you won't be short on anything to do with tablescaping in your Florida home, Christine!
What a cute table you will come back to...love the chickens. I looked for some of those Pier One charger/place mats, but they didn't have any at the store nearest me...guess now that I have decided to spend that kind of money on them they aren't stocking them!
Have a great week...

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I can picture you suitcase with all different linens. Your table is fabulous just like the view!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful arrangement with such nice color combination.

Lulu said...

You will have ever so much fun gathering for the new Florida home. Love your eye for color on this table which is so very cheerful.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

You did an amazing job with what you had on hand. Love the colors.

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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

What a charming tablescape!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words!!


Laurie Ritchey said...

Christine, it sure doesn't show that you didn't have much with you for tablescaping. This is a delightful scape, and of course, the view adds to the dining experience. Love the green, red, and black combo. laurie

Sarah said...

Fun table, Christine. The lady bugs are adorable. Love the black and white dishes the previous owners left. You can have fun with those. '-)

Dolores said...

This is one of my favorites that you've designed!!! The colors are so beautiful together.....and I love those chickens!

thepaintedapron.com said...

You had me at chickens! I love anything with chickens and roosters! Such a bright fun table, and your flower in a bottle looks so real!!

Jeanne said...

I like this tablescape. Black white and red have always been staples in my wardrobe and find their way into my décor as well. Like you I had admired those chargers on everyone elses tablescapes but couldn't justify the cost. When they were on sale before Easter I decided tongp ahead and buy them. I still need 2more but I've already used the ones that I purchased.

bj said...

Really pretty table, Christiney....
how cool it is to have TWO beautiful houses.

Katherines Corner said...

a beautiful table, I love the roosters ready to wish you a good morning. The colors are lovely too. Very creative using the placemats for napkins. I wouldn't want to cover those windows either. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Crystal Grandeur said...

Thank you to visit me and drop a comment.the table looks lovely.i always admire your great collection of things.have a great week end...:):)

Kathleen said...

How will you ever keep track of what you have where? Before we moved to Southampton permanently, I ran 2 houses and could never remember what I had where!
Your table is lovely, and I am glad you found a use for the left behind dishes!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This is a very striking and cheerful tablescape, Christine, love the chickens and the ladybugs. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Gorgeous pictures!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

The HOME GIRL said...

What a pretty table, and what a lovely Florida home!!! This is so pretty! Hope you had a wonderful time in Florida! Thanks so much for sharing this on the FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA!!! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us this week! =D

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