Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Pretty Tablescape

Last Saturday someone came to look at our house since it is up for sale. We cleaned the house from top to bottom and I decided to set our breakfast table since the tabletop is in need of refinishing and I don't really have a centerpiece for it.
I liked the table set so much that it is still set. Today, I decided to change it up a bit because I had some new things. I used my everyday dishes which are Mikasa, Italian Countryside.

Yesterday I found these cute little birdies while we were shopping in Blowing Rock. I found the green table runner at HomeGoods last week. I had totally forgotten about this urn and found it in the cabinet where I keep all of my vases.


I love these plants. I'm not sure what kind they are, but they hardly ever need watering and don't droop when they do.

My husband brought me some pretty flowers last week.


I wasn't sure if it would look better with out the plants. I like it both ways.

I took some burlap & hot glued it to the outside of the glass candle holder






Looks more like an Easter or Spring table, but I still like it better than a plain table that needs refinishing! Don't you think?
Hope you all have had a wonderful day!

Pam





42 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful Pam! I like the table runner and your centerpieces. I especially like the small candle holders with burlap. I was just thinking about getting some this week to put twine around but I love the burlap look too! Hmmm! Still working on my tablescape this week, will be posting it soon. Don't you just love have a great reason to set the table. Yours is beautiful!

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  2. Pam, I love green and white together and this table setting looks stunning. I love it either way. Love the burlap wrapped candle votives.

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  3. Well whatever season, tis the season because it looks awesome!

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  4. Very pretty! I love green and white for summer!
    xoxo Pattie

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  5. Your green and white setting looks so fresh and pretty! I hope he sale of your home goes well!

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  6. What a fresh and pretty setting this is. Very nice!
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  7. So pretty! I just love a green and white table. It is so refreshing for spring or summer. Your little birdies are so sweet. Great idea with the burlap wrapped candle holders. I have some old ones and that technique would just freshen them up.

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  8. It looks so fresh!! I love it.
    lifeofperks.blogspot.com

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  9. So pretty. Thanks for sharing! La

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  10. Beautiful! I love the burlap on the candles.

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  11. Lovely. I agree, it definately looks better set. It makes you want to sit right down and enjoy a lovely meal - in your new home.

    - The Tablescaper

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  12. Pam,
    The color, warmth and artful layers make this such a lovely focal point! You are smart to set this and keep it set while you are trying to sell your house.

    I love your homegoods finds! I am a huge fan of homegoods~ great buys.

    The creative burlap candles are one I will try. They give a beautiful texture to your table.

    I hope you gave your husband an extra kiss for those pretty flowers.
    So wonderful to stop by!
    Yvonne

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  13. Very pretty! I'm sure it will help sell your house! Who wouldn't want to sit there? The birds match the urn so well and great idea for the votive holders with the burlap!
    Sheila

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  14. Look great! I'm sure your prespective buyers ohhhhd and ahhhhhd over this pretty table.

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  15. Very pretty! I love the green and pink together...one of my favorite combinations.

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  16. HI - I am a new follower...love this table...the green looks great. Thanks for the burlap around the candle idea...I may have to try that. I love burlap. Thanks and I look forward to reading your posts!

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  17. Wow....so very very pretty!!! I especially love the birds! BTW thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment!

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  18. Wow, I love it! Every element of this tablescape is beautiful, I can't pick a favorite. I especially love your table and chairs, so unique!

    -Ann Marie
    http://whitehouseblackshutters.com

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  19. Looks beautiful. What a lovely table!

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  20. Hi Pam,
    The table looks so fresh and inviting! I love it! Loved hearing about your pizza making adventures when you were a kid. It is a fun thing to make and get everyone involved!!!!
    Have a great rest of the week!

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  21. I love the Spring Green color and all the natural elements on your table! What a great spot for a dinning table, lots of great natural light!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Rachel

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  22. It looks great! It adds so much warmth to the room. Very pretty!

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  23. Those birds are precious! Lovely tablescape! :) Just a reminder - my Friday Vignette's post is tomorrow, and I'd love it if you'd link up! Even pictures from this post - the vignettes are great! :) Hope you join in! :) Artie

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  24. Oh, so pretty! I really like your little birds :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  25. Just lovely and appealing, your colour choice is very refereshing Pam... Love the Urn very much. its simply gorgeous...

    The plant you used are Spider Plant and they are very good in reducing indoor air pollution.I also have many pots of those.

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  26. Beautiful fresh table! I love the green, white, and pink colors scheme. Very inviting.

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  27. Love those roosters! What is it about roosters that we all love so much? Is it their attitude? They just strut around with so much confidence. You inspire me with your spray paint colors!

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  28. Hopped here from Somewhat Simple . . .

    LOVE your tablescape! My kitchen is pretty much the same colour as yours, and for some reason I've never thought to use that pretty colour of green as an accent. I think it's perfectly summery -- and we need to hang on to summer for as long as we can! :)

    I also love the burlap on the candleholders :)

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  29. Beautiful! The flowers are the perfect touch, but the chairs add so much beauty to the space that it looks great every day too!

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  30. the table scape adds so much to the room and helps to create the inviting atmosphere that is so crucial to selling a house.. It's very pretty and I love that table runner and the birdies..

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  31. Hi Pam!
    What a pretty, light and airy tablescape...perfect for those steamy summer days! The colors are so fresh and cool feeling!
    Have a beautiful day!
    ;-D Kathleen

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  32. They probably made an offer on the house, and they for certain hoped to be invited to dinner at your lovely table. The burlap on the votive holders is a great idea. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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  33. Visiting from My Romantic Home. Great idea! Beautiful table. Hope your house sells quickly.

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  34. YAY! So glad you linked up! This is gorgeous - and I told you earlier today that I LOVE LOVE LOVE those birds! Thanks so much for making Vignette Friday's more fun this week! Hope you'll join us every week! :)

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  35. What a wonderfully fresh table...love the flowers.

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  36. Very pretty...love the colors!

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  37. Hi Pam! I found you through Artie's Friday Vignettes - Your table is summer at its finest. All the greens and garden elements with the urn and the sweet birds - love those birds! Breakfast at your table would be an enormous treat. I could linger there all day!
    xo Isa

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  38. Lovely :-) I am hosting a jewelry giveaway on my blog. Would love for you to visit.

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  39. Your tablescape is pretty!! I especially love your springy flowers!!

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  40. So pretty! I love the green plants with it. How nice that your husband brought you flowers.

    I’m hosting a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday”. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. If you have a project you’d like to share, I’d love for you to stop by and join in Thursday!

    Kat

    www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

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  41. Hi there! This is Megan from Mikasa. We love that you incorporating your everyday dinnerware - Italian Countryside - into such a beautiful tablescape. Gorgeous!

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  42. You were very clever, creating a tablescape while your house is up for sale. Wished I'd known about tablescapes back in 2005 when we had our house up for sale. What would I have done for the month of January? Snowflakes? The realtor asked for pictures of our flowerbeds in bloom and people looked at them and asked if those flowers really under all that snow?

    Are you changing the tablescape occassionally or keeping the same one? Good Luck; hope you make buyers realize how their table can look when they are entertaining. Hope you get a good offer soon!

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