Wednesday, July 21, 2010

100 Totally Terrific Weeks of Tablescape Thursday!

It's time to celebrate! Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting her 100th Tablescape Thursday! This weekly meme is the main reason I wanted to start a blog!
My sincere thanks goes out to Susan for her dedication and commitment to not only coming up with her own fabulous 'scapes every week but also allowing us fellow dish-lovers to participate as well.

I don't have a wonderful porch like Susan does so for my outdoor area, I set the table in our little cabana.

A celebratory dinner will be held here on Thursday in honour of the occasion! Of course, only those appreciative of "the art of tablescaping" are invited!
Originally, I started with a black and white theme but decided to add the apple-green to add a pop of summertime colour. 
(Tablescape details at end of post)

Layering adds interest to any place-setting. 
Here, I used a black tablecloth, white placemat, black charger, black & white plates separated by green napkin and a white floral shaped bowl containing a green apple. Green handled flatware bring more of the accent colour to the setting.

 The centerpiece was created with a lime-green watering can my daughter gave me as a birthday gift earlier this year. I added greenery and daisies. 

Pillar candles flank each side of the centerpiece. Two glass stemmed pieces hold floating candles above black pebbles.

Nestled in between the candle holders, are two little is the one on the left side.

And also two white is the one on the right side.

Above, you will see I placed white roses in the tiebacks for the netting around the cabana.  The tablecloth also got a floral/ribbon treatment at the corners.  My potted hostas almost coordinate with the colour scheme!

I'm going with a traditional summer BBQ menu to celebrate the 100th week of Tablescape Thursday. It includes Cesar salad served in the white floral bowls to start. Homemade multigrain buns on bread plates (currently under bowls). This will be followed by barbequed steak, baked potatoes with onions & dill, corn on the cob and grilled asparagus. For dessert, ice-cream sundaes will be served in these! Strawberry or chocolate for you?

If you are one of the few who haven't visited Between Naps on the Porch yet, NOW is the time to do so.  You won't be disappointed!
Tablescape Details:
White Floral Bowls - Pier 1 this spring
Black & White Plates - Inexpensive set bought years ago at local Saan store "Made in China" only marking on back!
Green Napkins - Stokes kitchen store last summer
Black Stemware - HomeSense years ago
Green Handled Flatware - Pharmasave Drug Store - two years ago
Green Sundae Cups - Local boutique store (Inspiration Gift Boutique)
Square Glass Candle Holders - local Thrift Store
Black Pillar Holders - closing out sale at local gift store (Dogwood Cottage)
Tall Glass Stemmed Candleholders - Partylite 3 years ago
Green Watering Can Centerpiece - HomeSense (gift from daughter this spring)
Froggies - local - Inspiration Gift Boutique
Birdies - local - Creative Flowers & Gifts


  1. such a pretty setting, looks wonderful!

  2. Hi DD!
    It is still thundering and dark outside! Lucky you to finish before the storm.
    I love the black and white with the pop of the lime green!
    The apples are a perfect match!
    I will have chocolate thank you, or maybe little of both!
    Lovely table, DD! We go back many tables don't we?

  3. Beautiful, your cabana is so fun! Love the tall clear green glasses, they are amazing! Also, I'm a big dill lover and have never had it with potatoes, thanks for the idea.

  4. What a stunning tablescape! I love the beautiful greens that you used, all of your pieces are just divine! What a great touch with the apples, you are so clever! Love it all.


  5. I love the colors of your table. It's so fresh looking. Very nice!


  6. What a wonderful table under the cabana with the twinkle lights on.

  7. So very, very, pretty! Love the green and black and white! All your pieces are wonderful! Your very tall black glasses are amazing! It all looks so wondeful here under your cabana too!

  8. Beautiful tablesetting and the cabana is wonderful. I love the lime green with the black. Your dishes and all the accessories are so beautifully put together. Such a lovely and inviting table. Hugs, Marty

  9. What a pretty combination with the black and lime green. Your cabana looks very welcoming and the table is beautiful. Thanks for having us. I'll have chocolate, please! ~ Sarah

  10. The black and white is beautiful with the green! The cabana with the sheer tie-backs makes for an extra special setting!


  11. I just love your table! What pretty colors... and the green just sets it all off to perfection! Love those black and white plates, and I also love your Pier One bowl. Your centerpiece is so cute, too. Great job!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday!


    Sheila :-)

  12. Oooooo, I opened that first photo & said....I LOVE THAT LIME GREEN!!! How pretty the apples look with the napkins & the vases, especially with the black & white as a backdrop.

    I am wild about your plates & using th watering can as a centerpiece was brilliant!

    Darling TT post!


  13. What a pretty and delightful setting. I love the colors and all the details are wonderful...Christine

  14. YOu don't have a fabulous porch, you have a FABULOUS cabanna! This table is so becoming and welcoming! I love the layers of black and white and the pop of green! So lovely!
    Your white flower bowl with the green apples are over-the-top! It is a crisp, fresh and fun look!

  15. What a great color combination! The touch of green to the black and white looks great. Your cabana looks like a wonderful place to dine.

  16. I love your colors and attention to detail. My favorite part is the granny smith apples in the petal bowls. Perfect, just perfect.

  17. DD, I too love the color combination! It is a lovely table. Great job!

  18. You and I may be birds of a the black and white with a shot of lime green...on your tablescape and on mine. You have designed a wonderful contemporary tablescape. I like the balance that you have achieved with your layering, and the green apple is a touch of genius. Thank you for sharing your design. Cherry kay

  19. Oh this is so pretty! I love the pop of green with the black! Gorgeous! Love your outdoor area too. Thanks for stopping by!!

  20. Hello,
    this is just gorgeous. Your cabanna is so lovely and inviting. I can imagine how nice it is to sit there in the evening and to dine. And the tablescape is great. This amazing green is so lovely, crisp and fresh like a green apple. How pretty that you have the matching flatware. All looks very festive. Thank you for sharing this.
    Greetings, Johanna

  21. i'll take chocolate AND strawberry please! Your table is so fresh and welcoming! The lime green was a good idea to go with the black and white. And I love the cabana! And I always like little fun items like the frog! The watering can was a great inspiration piece.

  22. I love those colors!
    You did an amazing job- it is gorgeous!

    White Spray Paint

  23. Such a beautiful table. I'm so glad you added the green, I love it. I love your outdoor setting as well. Hope you had a wonderful party!

  24. Just fabulous! LOVE the addition of apple green to the sophisticated black and white color scheme! And those sundae glasses are wonderful -- make mine chocolate!

  25. your menu is enticing and I love the black/white with the apple green. It's something i want to try out soon. Thanks for all the inspiration. simply beautiful

  26. So beautiful, love how you combine the colors, the apples get a special touch!


  27. Just found you thru Little Round Table. Great post!!

  28. This is beautiful. I love the green with the black and white. Those floral bowls are outstanding and they add such a wonderful depth to the table setting. Any guest would be thrilled to be seated at your table.


  29. Delightful indeed. What a lovely table and color scheme. Save me a plate, the memu sounds delish.

    All the Best,


  30. I love your black/white/lime table, very pretty. The watering can makes an adorable centerpiece filled with flowers.

  31. Love your color combination! I have a watering can that color -- must steal this idea (so adorable). Looks like a wonderful spot for outdoor dining.

  32. Oh, what an absolutely enchanting place to dine! And,the roses in the tiebacks...sooo wonderful! You didn't miss a single detail. Love the lime green against the black and white color scheme. It's all so beautiful and so perfect for our 100th celebration! Thanks for all the lovely tablescapes...let's do this for another 100! :)

  33. Awesome table! Such a great space. Great color!!! And you are totally correct, it must be one that appreciates the fine art of tablescaping!

    I host a weekly meme called "Summer Sundays". It's all about what summer means to YOU! It's neat to see everyone's different take on summer. Hope you'll come and join the fun!

    - The Tablescaper

  34. Love your cabana! It all looks wonderful. I love green with the black and white. Very festive table!

  35. How beautiful! I love how you used the apple green accents with the black and white. The entire setting looks so peaceful.

  36. The green with the black and white is just fab! And your cabana....WOW!!!

  37. I don't know how I missed this back in July but am sure glad I see it now! This is extraordinary! I LOVE the pop of green! I also LOVE your beautiful cabana, I would love to get one too! Just beautiful! XO, Pinky

  38. I hope you don't mind, but I pinned this to Pinterest on a board about mixing colored glasses to your table. Your tablescape is just gorgeous!

    You can see it here if you want, but I did provide attribution to your site.


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