Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tablescape 1









Hi! Welcome to my first attempt at Tablescaping. I've been following the weekly Tablescape posts for some time and just kept thinking "I'd really like to try that." In an effort to do so I have to say.... "WOW! I've learned alot."

Like:
1.
The camera enhances any and all flaws.
2. I need new silverware
3. Tablescapes look thinner on camera
4. Colors look brighter annnnd drum roll please.......
5. It doesn't matter how clean I think my house is. Something is always out of place!!!

Well, I tucked my pride away and I am posting it anyway. Shucks, I'll probably be coming back everyday to add and subtract from it. LOLOLOLOL Maybe clear till Easter. (So suggestions are welcome) As a matter of fact, this could possibly be a before and after Tablescape. Could I be making Tablescape history? To be honest I kind of got a little frenzied when I decided to do this. I ran out to a bunch of stores searching for just the right stuff. "Wait, I thought. For me this is about showcaseing the things I already have and love. Struting my stuff so to speak. So.... I felt pretty clever using the plant stand from the patio and building a nest with a grapevine wreath I found in the "someday" box. Layering an old green tablecloth with a lace one and using my favorite floral dinnerplates (Selma) from Syracuse China. (hellooo Genius) But then, layering again with the with the teal colored fiestaware salad bowls. (well, thats just off the charts) Okay, I clearly see there is some room for improvement.... Its a little funky..... and probably not for everyone. But I gotta love it "cuz thats my style."! Well, I appreciate your being good sports and letting me practice on ya'll. For your viewing pleasure please be sure to check out all the experienced Tablescapers over at Susan's our gracious Tablescape Thursday Hostess at Between Naps On the Porch. Thanks so much for stopping by ~Athella

22 comments:

Happy To Be said...

Love all your clors girl and this looks great..very pretty...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

xinex said...

I love your aqua plates, Athella! And I have never thought of combining aqua with purple but it looks really good! Great job! You s hould add this link to Susan's post tonight so everybody can enjoy it...Christine

Cindy J. said...

Gorgeous Athella, I've been dying to try a tablescape too..I've got to finish my dining room before I can ..always a million things to finish up around here.. Love, Cindy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Athella, that centerpiece is incredible. Love those plaid ribbons on the napkins, and they tie together all of the colors on your table. Your china colors are perfect for Easter and for Spring. laurie

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

I wish I could figure out how to add my URL. I've read the instructions a bunch of times...Problem is. I don't know what a hyperlink is or how to find it...so anyone?

susan said...

Athella, Love your tablescape. Speaking as one who is challenged at the computer, I feel your pain :). The blogger helpspot has been very useful. And yes, I noteced the same things you did when I took photos--We'll learn together!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This looks great! Love your arrangement with the eggs!

Scribbler said...

Cute! I wish I could see this for real because I love your colors.

Scribbler

"Blossom" said...

What a great use of color with your plates. Do come back and show us more.

Cindy J. said...

I came back for another look.. just love the nest..Love how your brain works. Love, Cindy

Chari said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday, Sweetie...you did a fabulous job with your first ever posting for this fun filled event! Girl, you crack me up though...reading your post! But you sound just like me...the "tweaking disease"...hehe!!! Well my friend, I love your colors! That pretty aqua blue and lavender together is sooo pretty and very Springy! These colors are just perfect for your pretty dining room! Love your china and those pretty aqua plates...Ooooh!!! What a grand idea to use the planter for your centerpiece...it makes a grand statement and I love the nest and wreath!!! Gorgeous, my friend!!!

So glad that you stopped by to take a peek at my "Brume de Rose" tablescape...I sure do appreciate all of your sweet comments!!! Have a great day, my friend!
Love ya,
Chari

Christi at A Southern Life said...

I love the nest on the plant stand - what a great idea - I may have to "borrow" that one!

Domestic Designer said...

Your colors are great! You did a wonderful job. Have a great day!

Linda said...

Great tablescape! I always feel a little overwhelmed with a tablescape - like I never have enough layers, but it is fun and hubby says it's like sitting down at a new restaurant every day! Don't know if I understand your hyper link question, but if you go to the title of your blog for that post, right click on it, choose copy shortcut, then go to tablecape blog and right clip paste on the URL, your spot should come up. Hope this helps. Linda

Janie's World said...

You did an awesome job "strutting your stuff". I love the centerpiece and the colors "POP" . The china is beautiful. Don't stress doing it, just let it all come together!

Mama said...

Happy TT and welcome, I love your colour combinations and centerpiece. your things you learnt list gave me a giggle. Kathy.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Kim Chalfant said...

I had to laugh at your list of what you have learned about tablescaping. All I can say is Amen Sista!! You learned real fast & on the first try. I like your tablescape. Good job!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Your colors are gorgeous! It's brilliant, pairing the turquoise and the lavender... lovely.

I think a lot of us are still groping about how to do this, so you are not alone. You did very well... but yes, the camera DOES point up any flaws! I did a post a couple of weeks ago, and when i enlarged the picture I discovered DOG HAIR on the side of the wing chair I'd used. Yikes.

It's all for fun, though. And your table setting is truly fantastic.
Cass

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hi there! I'm new to your blog. Love your fresh colors and especially those aqua plates! I have started a love affair with all things aqua this spring! Thanks for sharing your lovely table with us today! Happy Spring!
~Alisa

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You are way to hard on yourself...it looks great! Thanks for visiting and the sweet note that you left there.

Shieldsfam said...

Beautiful!