Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Deck Table in Fushia & Green Apple

I can't believe a week has flown by and it is time for another Tablescape Thursday! Yeah! It is such fun to check out all the fabulous variations of table settings at Between Naps on the Porch hosted by the ever-impressive, tablescape diva, Susan.



This week, I set a simple luncheon tablescape on the small deck just off our kitchen.

It is a cozy spot just right for two. A large bamboo shade provides privacy and shade from the hot afternoon sun.


I went with a lively summer colour scheme of green apple and fushia on a white background. The centerpiece is a footed glass bowl filled with faux green apples and a silk pink rose.

My Gibson dishes in Grandiflora pattern were the inspiration for the colour scheme. The bowls are very shallow and just right for salad. This dish set was a recent purchase from our local "The Bargain Shop" store and were $22 for 4 placesettings (16 pieces). The green-handled flatware was a gift from my son for Mother's Day last year. The little butterflies are plastic and are "tablecloth weights" but I took the clips off them and used them for decorations.

I found these lime-green felt butterfly placemats at a "Stokes" kitchen store out of town recently. I only bought two as they were a bit pricey but now wish I had gotten more! I layered them on fushia colour round woven placemats.


For a "backdrop", I arranged some faux greenery, a green candle lantern and pink votive cup on some wooden box cases covered with doilies.




Do you like the white lace tablecloth? I'll let you in on a little secret...it is plastic! Even in real life, though you have to actually touch it to tell. My mom had one which I admired and then she gave me one as well. I love it as it looks pretty and you can wipe it clean!


I've added some square pillows for the chairs to allow for a more leisurely lunch. Care to join me? I think I will prepare my Toasted Pecan Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad to start, Mushroom Frittata to follow with individual Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cakes for dessert. Of course, the margarita glasses will be filled with your choice of Lime or Strawberry Margarita - they both "go" with this tablescape!


Happy Tablescape Thursday to All!

25 comments:

marty39 said...

What a pretty and inviting garden tablescape. I love the colors of the pink and green. Your dishes are just lovely. Your tablecloth is wonderful, I have one too and I LOVE it. It really does look real. Your centerpiece and all the accessories are just perfect for the setting. Lovely. Hugs, Marty

Carolyn said...

Very pretty and summery! I have one of those tablecloths too.
Carolyn

PAT said...

This is beautiful! I love the color scheme and the setting is wonderful!

Shelia said...

Oh, how gorgeous! Love your outdoor space for one thing and your table is so lovely! Love the pretty colors you've chosen. Beautiful tablecloth!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Very pretty table. Love pink and green together. Your table makes me want to have a garden party! Happy TT to you!

Kathleen said...

Lovely, DD! Do you think you could make more mats..with some foam and an exacto knife? Worth a try!
Having fun playing? Thurs comes around quickly!

printersdevil said...

Ohhhh, I love the dishes. The pink and green are so pretty and summery. That flatware is also great and the perfect color. I have never seen any in that shade.

Nice job, I just wish I could join you for lunch.

Michelle said...

The first thing that caught my eye was the tablecloth! How gorgeous!!!!!

Then I find out it's plastic. I want one of these...I need one of these! If it's not too much trouble could you tell me what brand it is, my email is beans at rocketmail dot com. Thanks.

Eileen said...

Love it all!
A very inviting dining area! And a great idea to use a plastic tablecloth outdoors, I have a few plastic lace doilies and runners but I've never been lucky enough to find a tablecloth.
I'll have a Strawberry Margarita please!

Great blog and thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

Frugal Fine Living said...

Your tablescape is so pretty and perfect for dining Al fresco! There is something about pink and green together that looks so fresh, and I love how you layered the green butterfly placemats on top of the pink woven ones. Your Gibson dishes are very pretty ... what a find!

Jane

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love your tablescape..your color choices are wonderful. I think my choice would be a strawberry Margarita..lol.. thanks for the visit and kind words on my blog.
hugs ~lynne~

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi....oh, how pretty and inviting. Lovely table and setting. Wonderful!!

Barb

Fifi Flowers said...

BEAUTIFUL... lovely space too!

Scrappy Girl said...

I love the bright green and pink together...those butterfly placemats are adorable.

Brenda said...

Oh, I love this! The deck view is fantastic. And that table cloth! Oh, I would love to find one that pretty for my new deck areas. Green and pink together is just such a nice combination. Love this!
Brenda

Amy said...

I just love your tablescape. It is so fresh looking. What a cozy spot to have a little meal out on a summer's night. I can't believe the tablecloth is plastic. It is gorgeous! Amy :)

Kim said...

I love the colors and the dishes. The menu sounds pretty yummy too. What time do we eat? I would love to sit down to dinner or lunch at this table.

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

What a beautiful setting! The dishes are pretty and I love the pink and green together! Great job!

xinex said...

Love your patio tablescape. So relaxing. The colors are so pretty and the tablecloth is gorgeous...Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I would love to find such a tablecloth! And pink and green are my favorites - love the layerd look with your placemats - this is just stunning. Thanks for your sweet visit - hope you'll be back often!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is beautiful! Love the color scheme!

I would like your toasted pecan balsamic vinaigrette dressing recipe! Is it posted anywhere?

Katherine

Pam said...

Love the pink and green combination. The butterfly mats and tableweights are very pretty. Lovely tablecloth but you should share where to get on!

Dining Delight said...

If anyone wants to try and find the plastic tablecloth, my mom ordered it from a Mary Maxim catalogue. I'm sure if you Google Mary Maxim you might be able to find out how to get a catalogue at least.

Katherine at Yellow Rose Arbor - My dressing is by Kraft, Balsamic Vinaigrette and I add a bit of soya sce and sugar to taste. I pour it over leaf lettuce, snow peas, red pepper and toasted pecans. Enjoy!

DD

Alicia said...

Gorgeous! I love the color scheme. Thanks for sharing.
Alicia

Kathleen Ellis said...

This is just lovely! Pink and green is my most favorite color scheme...love it!!!
;-D Kathleen