Tablescape Thursday

Welcome to my Tablescape Thursday!

I'm calling today's tablescape "Cameo Appearance!"

The inspiration for this tablescape comes from this little voltive holder I found at Dollar Tree. I knew right away I wanted to use them for a tablescape.

Last summer while visiting my sister she gave me a lot of costume jewelry and some of these cameo pins was in with all of it.

The centerpiece is made from this mirror and candles
that sits on our coffee table in our family room.

I needed a cameo type picture to go in this cute little frame, so I googled and found this great silhouette! I couldn't believe it fit perfectly in this frame! I just love it! A cameo ring and earrings are also scattered on the mirror. The reflection in the mirror is the burgundy colored ceiling above the dining room table!

I've said I'm not going to spend a lot of money doing these tablescapes, not buying anymore china, but when I was at Hobby Lobby last weekend these plates were on sale for 80% off! This made them only $2.80 each!! Now, I couldn't resist this bargain, could I?!!

The serving pieces are assorted clear cutglass dishes, I think they match the crystal water goblets. The flatware is Chippendale by Oneida, I think the gold on them goes well with the touches of gold around the onyx colored plates.

The salad plates don't show how pretty they are, here's a closer look:

You can see the design through the salad plates if you hold them up to the light:
I bought these four salad plates at Ross for about $4.99.

I used the cameo pins on the napkin rings. I thought folding these napkins into a fan shape was very appropriate to go with the ladies in the cameos.

Close-ups of the cameos:

I will do another tablescape soon using these same plates with my gold-leaf chargers, they are in the attic and I couldn't get them down today. To see these gold-leaf chargers, go here, to the Christmas in July tablescape I posted a few days ago. I think these gold chargers will look great with these plates, don't you? I'm already making plans for another tablescape with these pretty plates!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Cameo Appearance Tablescape Thursday!

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting the Tablescape Thursdays, go here for lots more inspiration!

Have a happy day!
God Bless.


Don't forget to go here to see my Christmas in July tablescape if you haven't seen it! Here's a little preview below:. Note: I can't get the link to work here, must be because I've posted it once already. Just scroll down ( ) to last Saturday. I just tried to make that a link, maybe it will work!


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful. I love how you used the cameos.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful my friend...I love the black plates and those cameo pins are to die for...and How clever to use them on the napkins...another great great weel done girl...May you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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

Love the cameo napkin rings! Wow...they are stunning! I saw those cute cameo votives in Dollar glad you bought them to use in a tablescape! Don't you love it when HL marks stuff way down...what an awesome deal you got on those gorgeous plates! They will look fabulous with the gold chargers!

CIELO said...

Very lovely table.... love the cameo napkin rings!


Frugal Fine Living said...

This is beautiful! I love the cameos.


La Tea Dah said...

Very pretty, Katherine. I love the Cameo theme.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a beautiful tablescape! Love the theme! I am especially fond of cameos.
This is so rich looking.

Shelia said...

I love how you've used all of your cameos in your tablescape! Just so lovely! Now you're a true dishaholic! We must buy dishes when they're on sale! It's important :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a great idea to use the cameos! They look so pretty. That new china is beautiful and what a deal you got on that! So smart to go on line and find a wonderful cameo for your frame. Looks like it was made to go in that frame. Lovely tablescape. laurie

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Cameos are my favorite, so I of course LOVE your table! Happy TT to you.

Michelle said...

The dark china against the gorgeous lace tablecloth is stunning. And the cameo just sets everything off.


Blushing hostess said...

Pretty touches of victoriana - well done!

Dana and Daisy said...

what a creative use for your cameo jewelry!

Love Bears All Things said...

What an imagination! I wondered where you keep all of these dishes. In the attic, I guess. The black ones are neat. Right now, I'm looking for some simple white ones. I saw some botanical salad plates at TJ Maxx that I should have bought. I loved them.
Mama Bear

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Katherine, your table is lovely and very delicate looking....refined! I love the tablecloth and all the wonderful details!


Brenda said...

I just love your cameo appearance! I've never seen anyone use cameos. So now you'll be remembered around here as the one who started the cameo tablescaping, I'm sure! The napkin and napkin rings you've put together look so ultra nice. This is just beautiful! I was at HL a few weeks ago, and saw some plates on sale. But I couldn't decide which to get, so I didn't get any. Now I'm wishing I had gone ahead and bought some!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love your cameo napkins and votive holder.. what finds they were. Your color scheme is so unique..don't have anything with black.. might have to go on the "want" list... hugs ~lynne~

ellen b said...

Oh what fun Katherine! I love the cameo theme of your table! You really put it together so nicely!!

xinex said...

Your use of the black plates made the setting very elegant. I love the cameos...Christine

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE all the silhouettes!!!

parTea lady said...

I've always loved cameos and seeing them used in such a wonderful tablescape is such fun. Your attention to every detail makes this a truly unique setting. The crocheted cloth is very pretty.

Those bargain plates from Hobby Lobby are great. I don't have that store close by, but I do love hunting for treasures at Ross and Marshall.

Scrappy Girl said...

A table fit for a all the cameos.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love cameos and they look great on your lovely table.


Bill said...

Hello, Katherine. You've created something very special here! It all looks so rich and terribly romantic!

Folding the napkins to look like fans was a brilliant touch! I feel certain all your cameo ladies approve wholeheartedly!

Bye for now,

Kathy said...

Hello Katherine!! Nice to meet you, thank you for stopping by and Following, I'm in love with your inherited Cameos...Lovely. What a great deal on your plares! A good day at the Hob Lob as we call it!!! Stop over anytime, love your visits...xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Amy said...

What a truly original idea of a tablescape. I never would have thought to build a table around cameos. I just love that idea. Thank you for sharing your very creative table with us. Amy :)

Kim said...

I love the use of the cameos. Everything looks so lovely together. And who can pass up a bargain on new dishes? Not I. And I see that neither can you.

Jadehollow said...

Beautiful Katherine.. Love all of the cameos.. they are so darling. Don't cha just love Hobby Lobby!!! I live in their clearance section. Thank you for dropping by and leaving sucha sweet comment.

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

I love the cameos! Terrific inspiration!
I saw those dishes @ HL too! I almost got them!!! (I still might!!):)

Lori E said...

Katherine your cameos are beautiful. Of course so is the rest of the table but they are the crowning pieces.
Thanks for your visit to my site. Yes the weather did cooperate by not raining but we did bundle up with afghans to stay warm after dinner.

Kathleen said...

The cameos look so pretty on the napkin rings.
The tablecloth is beautiful too!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I ahave always adored cameos! I love them on your table. Such wonderful inspiration here. Thanks for your sweet visit too.

KD said...

I'm so glad you mentioned the cameos so I could come see them. I love them! What a fantastic idea. I would really love to know what type of Dollar stores everyone has because mine never has the great stuff everyone finds at theirs! Never! LOL! Great table!

marty39 said...

Oh I love this tablescape Katherine. All of the different cameos are so pretty and what a clever idea to find the pic on the internet and put it in such a pretty frame. The plates and stemware are lovely, but I especially love the fabulous crocheted tablecloth. Everything is just gorgeous. So beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

Karen said...

Wow you scored big time getting those cameos. They make your tablescape look just awesome. And the silhouette! I'm off to try and do the same. Thanks for the idea!
Thanks for sharing it all. Everything just looks fab.

A Hint of Home said...

Hi KK,
Your tablescape is stunning with the black in it. I think black is so elegant. Your cameo accessories are so cute. Love how you folded your napkins.

Eileen said...

This is the most beautiful, most unique tablescape I have ever laid eyes on. I am not kidding. I am partial to cameos and to dressing tables, and that is exactly what your tablescape reminds me of, a fabulous, elegant dressing table.
And it all looks so vintage too, another love of mine.
Isn't it a thrill when fantastic finds all blend together in perfection?

Oh! I almost forgot to thank you for your kind comments to me on my blog! Thanks for visiting!

Cathy said...

Oh...what a wonderful tablescape!!!
I love the use of the cameos!!!



Lylah Ledner said...

Love the use of color and sweet dainty touches!

Duchess of Tea said...

Such a classy and beautifully set table. I love it all; I looked at them from start to end over a dozen times. You are so gifted my friend.

Duchess xx

marty39 said...

Katherine, that is such a pretty table and I just LOVE all the cameos. What a thrill to see it again. I wanted to stop by and let you know that another "Cloche Party" has been scheduled for Sept. 11th for the Fall season. Grab the button on my sidebar to remind you and to let all your friends know. I can't wait to see your new creations. See you there. Hugs, Marty

Becky said...

I enjoy reading the Tablescape post. Everyone has such great ideas. My friend Jane just started this and it just seems that this is up her alley and she is having fun. I just struggle with this. So watching you girls set a fancy table has really helped me.
Thanks for the great ideas.


Alicia said...

I love your table. The cameo's are beautiful and the plates were a super find. Thanks for sharing.

ivoryspring said...

I am in love with your cameo accents!

Duchess of Tea said...

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Torie Jayne said...

hi, Great table setting I love the rich colours and the cameo's.x

Kathleen at Set to a Tea said...

What a fabulous table setting!
The cameos were a brilliant idea!
See you later, I'm off to the dollar tree, they'll make tea-rific hostess gifts!

Have a tea-rific night!

Lady Katherine said...

I do love Cameos! I have a couple! The desert plates are wonderful! I just love the black! Mmm... I could use my crystal with a darker plate, Thanks for the idea! All is lovely!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

How beautiful and elegant! And the fanned napkins are perfection.
Those black dishes really set everything off!!

The yellow rose table is gorgeous too.
I'm tucking away all of your ideas for later use!!!