Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday

Congratulations to Susan on the 100th Tablescape Thursday! She suggested we post an outdoor tablescape, or a party tablescape for this fun occasion. I returned home from vacation sick and haven't been able to do what I had planned which was go to the beach to take pictures of an outdoor tablescape on the picnic tables there. Due to not feeling well I am posting a tablescape I did a year ago. It is a very inexpensive tablescape, but full of lots of neat ideas! I think it is festive enough for a celebration party, don't you!

I know most of you have seen these clear cut-glass plates at Dollar Tree, I saw them several times before I decided to buy them. They kept beckoning to me, but I didn't want to get them, store them, etc. Finally I gave in since they were only six dollars for all the cups and six dollars for the plates! I already had the clear salad plates. I love anything antique or Victorian looking!

I couldn't decide which color table cloth with the clear plates, I purposely didn't use chargers or placemats because I wanted the design and color to show through. I decided to use an ecru table cover and the wedding lace tablecloth on top. I love this vintage look tablecloth.

These little bottle vases were at Target for $3.99 for four. I first bought them to give our little grandkids to put little flowers in for their mothers, then I had the idea to use them at each place setting in tablescapes, so I went back and bought more.


The centerpiece is a pretty little skirt vase of a little Victorian lady.
I decided to use the deep wine roses since everything else was subtle.

The cloche came from Tuesday Morning, on sale for $13, I like the etching on it, kinda matches the tablecloth.


Napkin "rings":
The napkins "rings" are actually barrettes! When I saw these barrettes at an outlet store, and they were only $1.50 each, I bought them. I don't have long hair and can't wear them, but I knew what I would use them for!


Below: back of barrette:

Each place setting has a different barrette:



The one below is a Victorian look clip!


The barrette below has a cameo on it:

The serving dishes are crystal cut-glass. This pretty little vintage fan-shaped dish was a gift from a friend.



I just realized I forgot to put out the flatware before I took the pictures! We had a bad thunderstorm and the power was off over an hour, so I didn't take the time to do them all over again!


Can you see the vase of roses on the back of the lady?


I had so much fun putting this tablescape together!
It was very inexpensive, yet elegant looking!


I hope you enjoyed seeing my tablescape!


Go here for lots more inspiration!

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this fun event each week, so we can play with our dishes and have fun! Here's to another 100 tablescape posts!!

Have a happy day!
God Bless.

Katherine

52 comments:

ellen b said...

Love your cut glass table setting! You have got me going now with that idea to use barrettes for napkin rings. Love it!

susan said...

The barettes have a perfect Victorian feel to match your "lady"! You are right. This tablecloth is too beautiful to cover with anything!

marty39 said...

Katherine, this is just stunning. I just love everything about it. Your cloche with the gorgeous victorian skirted vase and the roses is sooooooo beautiful. The linens, the cut glass plates, bud vases, crystal, just everything is so well done and so pretty. Hugs, Marty

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Katherine,
Your Tablescape Thursday is simply elegant,, and very beautiful. I can see why you enjoyed putting it together, and your strawberry coconut cake looks absolutely delicious.
Thank you for sharing.
Sue

ceekay said...

I have always loved clear glass dishes. I think everyone should have a set. Your rose tablescape is lovely and the barettes are brillant!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Katherine, your tablescape is enchanting! Your tablecloth is so beautiful and I love the touches of red. Everything is so soft and beautiful!

Tina

Martha said...

A very lovely and elegant tablescape. Love the red roses and the crystal and the ecru tablecloth. Love the little vases with the flowers -- one for each setting. Such a nice touch.

Eileen said...

My goodness! Your tablescape is like opening a beautiful jewelry box filled with sparkling diamonds and rubies! All the crystal on white and the then the red touches, such a pretty combination, I love it! It is so different, and I love how you think outside the box all the time!
Sometimes no matter how beautiful the china is in table settings it can become 'hum-drum', but not here!
I love the idea of the barrettes too!
I would be so happy to be seated at this beautiful table!
Wonderful job!
All the best,
Eileen

Lady Katherine said...

Katherine, Oh, How lovely! The tablecloth looks wonderful with the wine color and the crystal clear dishes! I been collecting Early American Precut Crystal for years! I have more than I ever use. lol You go out to the Dollar Tree and Wow, just lovely! I love the little bottles! The cloche with the lovely lady is great centerpiece. Now those barrettes are just wonderful napkin rings! I have a few of those, but would love the cameo! Except I do use them in my hair, so I better let you keep the napkin rings! Great idea! The little serving dish dish is adorable. I do love your Victorian Table! Oh, the flatware must be on the side table in a lovely crystal dish, just waiting on us!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is beautiful! I love glass and it is so elegant as you have set this table. Don't you love bringing home something from Dollar Tree and making it look like a priceless heirloom? You've done that here, certainly!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Katherine, I adore this tablescape! It is beautiful, with just the right amount of detail. You did a GREAT job.

Brilliant idea to use the barettes as napkin rings (and what a bargain!) Congratulations!!

Mary said...

Just beautiful. I am always partial to the softer side of china and colors, so this speaks to me! I saw those darling plates and cups, too, but didn't buy them, and I'll bet they're gone now! I do have others, though, so when I do a tablescape with them, I'll try to not copy you too much! Blessings!

Chari said...

Hi Katherine...

What a beautiful Victorian tablescape! I just love the beautiful white wedding lace tablecloth used with the wine color...very pretty!!! Love the contrast!!! Well my friend, I love your cut crystal plates and cups that you found at Dollar Tree...you're absolutely right, how can a lady pass up a deal like that? hehe! All of your cut crystal is gorgeous and makes for a beautiful table! Ohhh...and I love how you did your cloche for the centerpiece...the lady figurine is just gorgeous!!!

Okay...using the beautiful ornate barrettes for napkins rings is brilliant! I would have never thought of that...now I'll have to keep my eye out for some! Of course, I had to go and check out your cameo post...oooohhh, I just adored it! All those beautiful cameos...soooo very pretty! And I love how you used them for napkin rings as well! That's such a grand idea! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful Victorian tablescape with all of us today!

Have a wonderfully sweet day, my friend!
Chari

Frugal Fine Living said...

Your tablescape is so elegant!! I love how you used plates from the dollar tree store and barrettes for napkin holders!

Jane

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Katherine, this is just beautiful. I love your napkin rings. What an amazing table and great ideas. You have done such an elegant job and the dark roses are captivating!
Blessings,
Debbie

Brenda said...

Yes, truly elegant! Look wonderful at Christmas with the pretty reds and whites. I can't believe you got that cloche so cheap! Save it for the Cloche Party in September!
Brenda

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Katherine! I am just a visitor who aspires to play along someday! (0; Your tablescape is beautiful! I love the cloche centerpiece, and I think the barrettes are a very charming added touch to the overall elegance of this table!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Katherine! I am just a visitor who aspires to play along someday! (0; Your tablescape is beautiful! I love the cloche centerpiece, and I think the barrettes are a very charming added touch to the overall elegance of this table!

Texas Tea Party said...

You certainly got a deal on the cloche. The whole centerpiece is beautiful, but I love the elegant lady figurine. I enjoyed your lovely tablescape and it would be a treat to sit down at your table.

Liz said...

What a sweet sweet table. Don't worry about the flatware... we can have finger sandwiches! :)

~Liz

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

Gorgeous table, Katherine! I love the barretts as napkin rings! You are soooo smart to think of doing that...they are perfect...and just stunning! I love the ruby red napkins and roses with the crystal plates and stemware! You have such a great eye for putting together beautiful tables! :-) Susan

Kathleen said...

Hi Katherine!
Love your glass plates..very pretty table..
Thanks for your visit, K!

Love Bears All Things said...

You're right! This is elegant. I love the napkin rings. What a neat idea.
Mama Bear

Kim said...

I've talked myself out of buying those plates from Dollar Tree. Now I'm thinking I need to get them. But I have nowhere to store them. Decisions, decisions. And barrettes for napkin rings? I love it!!! And I love the barrettes.

Ivory Spring said...

What a classy tablestting - Katherine. Very creatively done. I love the cut glass and red combination.

Maria Killam said...

Your red and white table is stunning! Love the little flowers on the plates and the centerpiece!

A Hint of Home said...

That was a unique idea for the barrettes, Kathy. The whole tablescape looks so feminine.
Your table cloth is very pretty and I love the dishes.

Joyce said...

The barrettes are a great idea and they look so pretty. Thanks for sharing a great idea.
Joyce

A Hint of Home said...

Thanks KK! I guess in January when you were here we didn't go outside. I think it was raining, too. You'll have to come back in warmer weather.

Lylah Ledner said...

Katherine...truly many soft and feminine touches...how clever - the barrettes...

thanks for stopping by to see my French linens!

blessings...lylah

La Tea Dah said...

Crystal clear --- elegant --- beautiful -- a delight to the eye! Lovely, Katherine!

LaTeaDah

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Simple and elegant! I love it! I'm with Liz, we can eat finger sandwiches. And petit fours, lol!

The barretts look absolutely awesome. I remember you showing or telling about them before but had forgotten. I'm going to be on the lookout for some!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Forgot to say how cute the bud vases are, and the skirt vase was the perfect center peice.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love the clear glass, very pretty!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Katherine, what a clever idea to use those barettes as napkin rings! And I can't believe those plates are from Dollar Tree. Aren't they the best? It does have a pretty vintage look. Thanks for sharing with us.

Happy Tablescape Thursday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sarah said...

Katherine, sorry to hear you haven't felt well. I'm glad you reposted this table because it is new to me. Great use of the crystal and clever idea with the barrettes. ~ Sarah

Barbara said...

What a pretty, pretty table! I am sorry that you have not been feeling well. I keep looking at clear dishes too. There is something about them... I like them on this pretty white cloth. The deep red touches look wonderul. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Beth said...

Kathleen, Love your crystal dishes and cups. Really love the cloche and how you decorated it too. The red napkins and red roses add a nice pop of color and the barrettes make pretty napkin rings - creative idea! Hope you feel better soon.
Blessings and hugs, Beth

Entertaining Women said...

I hope that you feel better quickly. Your table is lovely. Repurposing the barrettes as napkin rings is a fantastic idea...I'm going to steal it! They would also be great little party favors that the guests could take home with them at the end of the luncheon. Thank you for sharing your design. Cherry Kay

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I adore glass dishes....they looks so elegant on a colored tablecloth...I cannot tell you how many times I fall back to them...your table is lovely, as always!

xinex said...

Oh so pretty and the glassware make it look so sparkly and elegant, Kathleen. I love the Victorian lady in the cloche too...Christine

Johanna said...

Katherine,
you created just a very new and very festive table. Perfect for this event. The clear cut glass plates brings the tablecloth to its best adventure. And what a gorgeous idea to use the precious barettes as napkin rings. I also love the contrast of the red roses and napkins to the white and the cutglass. Very pretty. Thank you so much for sharing.
Greetings, Johanna

marlis said...

stunning. i love your clear dishes. So much sparkle and shine.. I think I'm going barrett shopping today :)

Sue said...

What a pretty table! I have some clear dishes and have been wondering how to tablescape them. Thanks for the ideas!! Beautiful post to celebrate the 100th TT.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Katherine, what a great idea to do an all-glass tablescape! Yours looks wonderful on that gorgeous tablecloth. So much sparkle! The deep red accents add such elegance!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. This is such a pretty table setting. It would be wonderful for Valentine's Day with all the red and white. I love the idea of the barrettes as napkin rings...very elegant!

Sue

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

I wasn't blogging when you posted this the first time, so thanks for the repeat! Very nice -- and isn't Dollar Tree wonderful? I, too, saw these fab dishes! And the "napkin rings" -- great idea!

Mimi said...

Katherine, your table is so elegant...love the use of the barrettes as napkin holders. I think the Victorian lady is really a southern belle. Have a great weekend!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Hope you're feeling better! Love your pretty table and especially your lady under glass. So pretty and you just don't have to spend a million bucks to have a lovely table.

Dining Delight said...

How terrible to be sick for this celebration! Glad you could join in the fun though with this gorgeous 'scape as I don't remember seeing it before. Love the crystal with the deep coloured roses! Great ideas for different napkin holders! Hope you feel better!
Happy 100th week of TT to you!

DD

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

Oh, I'm so glad you joined in Katherine...this is such a gorgeous tablescape to celebrate our 100th TT! The napking "rings" are brilliant! The whole table is just beautiful...I love it! Get better fast, sweet friend!
Hugs,
Susan

The Tablescaper said...

So sorry to hear you are under the weather and hope you're feeling better real soon.

Great table full of inspiration!

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