Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunny Yellow/Green Tablescape

For those of you who viewed my Harley Davidson Tablescape from July 26th and the follow up post of Aug.7th , you know Mr. Delight and I did not make it to Sturgis on our motorcycle trip as we had a bit of an accident when we hit some gravel on a dirt road in Saskatchewan. Thankfully, we are on the mend and since there is no better therapy for me than tablescaping, I am participating in Tablescape Thursday brought to you by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

As a get-well gift, my DD gave me some lovely summer looking green/yellow plaid napkins with white napkin rings. I chose to use the napkins as placemats and put other white napkins in the holders. I find large napkins are so versatile as they don't have to be used as just napkins.

I had the perfect dishes to go with them too! For a sunny look, I used my favourite yellow "Superstore" dishes mix/matching with the green set. I got these dishes a few years back at the super price of $11 for a 16 pc setting!

I created a centerpiece using a green footed bowl filled with faux hydrangeas and ivy. I flanked this with two brass candleholders with glass peglites (both by Partylite)

Let the sun shine in!

The more I looked around the house, the more items I found in these colours so this tablescape was totally created with things I already owned.

I filled two yellow flower pots with decorative stones and placed white pillar candles inside. These were put on yellow woven placemats with a white doily to bring more white to the table. A little birdie on each end completes the look!

See the tiny little ladybug on the edge of the sunflower tealight holder. You will notice in the very first picture, there is a butterfly on the edge of that one. These holders are from Partylite and are some of my favourites.

Evening draws near...the days are getting shorter and summer will soon be just a memory.

Capture these moments to recall on the darkest winter night...

Thanks for looking! Be sure to check out all the other fabulous tablescapes on BNOTP and join in the celebration of Susan's one year anniversary! It seems like she has been around a lot longer than one much popularity in such a short time!


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marty39 said...

This is just stunning. I love all the sunny yellow and the dishes, placemats, napkins and all the other accessories are just perfect. What an inviting tablescape. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

susan said...

I'm so glad you are okay! We have missed you. I love the happy colors of your table and the way you have pulled in so many different elements! I love the glass peglites on the brass candlesticks!

Eileen said...

This is so pretty!
And I use napkins as placemats too, and I also use dish towels as placemats, and tea towels as napkins sometimes!
Your table really looks lovely, I love the colors and you did a great job of pulling everything together!
'So glad to hear you are both on the mend!
All the best,

LillyB said...

Oh this table is beautiful!!! I see you are using your silverware! I guess I need to get mine out and use it next week lol
Have a great day!!!

Kathleen said...

Hi DD,
Glad you are on the mend!
The yellow dishes are so pretty, and you know I LOVE the price..
A very refreshing summer table..and yes, it is still summer! Several more weeks of it, and I don't intend to rush into Fall! Plenty of time for that!!
Beautiful table, love all your touches!

Mrs. P. said...

Oh, your table is just stunning! It screams summer.

Pinky said...

I am so glad I came over to see this delightful, SUNNY table! It is just so inviting! Love the plaid napkin/placemat! How clever! YOur dishes are great too. My daughter had ONE of those tea light holders years ago! I always liked them too! Thanks for sharing this slice of sunshine!!! Pinky

Beansieleigh said...

Just passing through, but had to say that I LOVE your tablescape today!.. Beautiful use of colors, and I love the sunflower tealights! Very pretty! ~tina

Bill said...

Wonderful, warm, festive, and colorful! Sorry to hear about your accident. Glad you're on the mend and still tablescaping! It's definitely therapeutic, isn't it?

Thank you for stopping by and leaving the thoughtful comment.


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

It is so nice to meet you. What a darling table setting. I love your stemware, and the lady bug that adds a bit of whimsy to your table. I'm sorry to hear of your accident. Hope you're on the mend.. hugs ~lynne~

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Glad that you made it home in one piece! This is a very cheerful table - love the little ladybug.

Sharlotte said...

I really like the cool colors of your table ~ very calming and refreshing! Thanks for sharing.

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

Beautiful summery table the idea of using the napkins as placemats! I'm soooo glad you guys are on the mend...hope you heal quickly and are as good as new very soon! Thanks for a delightful tablescape! susan

Sarah said...

Beautiful table! Love the little sunflower tealights.

Hope you'll stop by my place for a visit:

I'm toasting Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch in honor of her Blog Anniversary!

Martha said...

What a beautiful table! Love the green and yellow and the little "things" on the tealights are just adorable!

bettyd_z7_va said...

Hi DD,

I'm so thankful that you both are safe and mending.
I've come to love the beauty and talent that you've shared with us over at Holidays and to now have an opportunity to enjoy more of the beauty you creat here is icing on the cake!

I can only imagine the long, cold, winters you endure waaaaay up there. But, you certainly have many beautiful pictures of summer to enjoy.

Have a great day and get well soon.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love this yellow and green tablescape! One can't go wrong with yellows! LOL! The napkins/ placemats look great!

Glad you are feeling better!


Dana and Daisy said...

Mmm, this is so pretty and soft. I hope it lifted your spirits as much as it did mine! Get better soon!

Shelia said...

I'm so sorry to hear you had an accident! Glad to know you're feeling better and healing. Now your table is just beautiful! I love all of your pretty yellows,dishes, those little votive holders are precious! You've done a wonderful job. Thanks for poppingin to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie Pearson said...

What a lovely table setting, the soft yellows and greens make for such a warm and inviting look. Beautifully done!

Tammy518 said...

I love your beautiful table! The colors are so soothing and summer-like. Cute candleholders too!

xinex said...

Love the colors....very refreshing! How sweet of your hubby! This is like sunshine fresh!...Christine

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I just read about your accident! How scary for you. I have a work associate who rides his bike to Sturgis every year also. One trip a biking friend was seriously injured. You were very lucky!

Beautiful, summery tablescape. Hope you're feeling better :)


nannykim said...

I love the yellow and greens in this table setting--can't you send it to my house?? So Happy!

Pat Adeff said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you for the great ideas. We've just purchased a new home and I needed some fresh ideas for this coming holiday season. I just love the way you've mix and matched the colors to create a piece of art, with your table as the canvas!