Tablescape Thursday

One of my favorite blogging days is participating in Susan's Tablescape Thursday. Go here to her lovely blog to find lots more inspiration.

Today's tablescape is Butterflies are Free. I bought these purple butterflies at a dollar store a few months ago.

The tablecloth is white Battenburg. A friend gave me two sizes of these tablecloths a few years ago. This one was never used and still in the package. I had to iron this 100% cotton baby, believe me I was thinking it would soon go into the GW bag! I'm so thankful for new fabrics for tablecloths these days! A spring green tablecloth is used underneath the Battenburg lace.

Napkins are sheer white with embroidered leaf designs. I have a matching table runner but didn't want to use it on top of the Battenburg lace.

The white dinner plates are from Dollar Tree a few years ago. The green salad plate is from Marshall's. The glasses were a dollar each at Home Goods.

Four small purple (dollar store) butterflies grace the side of each plate.

The centerpiece is a white shabby chic candlabra with purple candles, purple silk hydrangea, and the large butterflies.

I have two cute butterfly accessories I'm also sharing.

This small butterfly tea pot has a 3-D butterfly on top of the lid.

The small tea cup and saucer has butterflies on it and the cup handle is butterfly wings.

My original plan was to do a centerpiece using a vintage music box that has a lot of green on the padded top. The purple hydrangeas tie in with the purple butterflies.

It looks okay, but I wasn't totally satisfied with it.

Just didn't have the pizzaz I had hoped for.

Here it is with the dishes:

Which do you prefer,

Or this?
I really like both, but I think my favorite is this one:

I hope you enjoyed seeing my butterfly Tablescape Thursday!

Have a happy day!
God Bless.



ceekay said... that is spooky! Did you see my tablescape today???
We both must be feeling like free spirits!!!

ellen b said...

Ha! I had to laugh after I read Ceekays comment cuz I saw Ceekay's table before yours. I love the green and lavender. Your butterflies give the table a great whimsy effect!! Blessings...

Cathy said...

Your dishes are fabulous!!! I adore them!!! This is a wonderful tablescape!!! I love it all!!!


Shelia said...

Oh, what a pretty table! I love the purple and those little butterflies!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty39 said...

The purple and green is so pretty together. Such a lovely tablescape. The butterflys are gorgeous. I have never seen a teacup with a handle like that, just fabulous. I like both of the centerpieces, I think they're both great. Hugs, Marty

D said...

I'll have to say, I think you chose the right centerpiece.
Pretty purple and green combination.

A Hint of Home said...

You and Ceekay are like minded today. I love your butterflies and colors.
It is funny when the guys get into this blogging thing. lol
I like the centerpiece with the cute box. It's something different.

Eileen said...

My goodness, those salad plates are wonderful!
I like both centerpieces, but there is something so appealing about the little chest and the way you've set up the flowers makes it look like they go right through the vintage music box. It's a very unique piece and a very unique idea for a centerpiece. But I also love anything shabby chic, so I love the candelabra too!
The color combination is beautiful and I love the way you tied everything in together. Great job!
All the best,

Mary said...


What a pretty tablescape. Love the butterflies. They are delightful.

Enjoyed my visit, as always. Drop by when you can.


xinex said...

Love the plates, love the colors and love the butterflies. Need I say more?...Christine

Chandy said...

Katherine, I love that table because of the purple!

The butterfly, the dishes, the flowers, all of the pieces... beautiful together!

Liz said...

Oh I love purple and green! And the butterfly's are so cute and whimsical. A very pretty table!

Deanna said...

Such a pleasant place to sit and enjoy.
The purple is really pretty with the green.
Summer blessings,

Tina Leigh said...

My grandbaby would love this table!! The butterflys are so pretty!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Katherine, I really love the way you have combined the purple with green on a white background ~ it's stunning! And all of the butterfly details just completes such a pretty setting perfectly. Very nice! xo~m

Marilyn Miller said...

Love the colors and butterflies. Very pretty.

Brenda said...

I think I'm agreeing with you. I like both as well. I like your Butterflies are free theme. Very creative for a tablescape. The battenburg lace is beautiful. But I so hate to iron. I too love the butterfly details going on here. And the purple highlights.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Katherine, I love that color combination. I'm new to your blog, but have so enjoyed reading some of your posts! I'm having a give away, please join in the fun.

PEA said...

I always look forward to your tablescapes because you have such a knack for it...this time is no exception!! What a wonderful colour combination and I just love the butterflies throughout. As for the centerpiece I think I prefer the candelabra...or you can just add the box as well:-) xoxo

Debbie Pearson said...

Love the green and purple combination. The butterflies are the perfect touch!

Sharlotte said...

What a pretty table. I love all the butterflies, especially as the handle of that gorgeous cup.

I like both centerpieces ~ each gives a different feel to the table. Both are special.

Sandy said...

Beautiful table,love those green plates.

Martha said...

Love your table -- the green and the purple and the butterflies! Seems besides Tablescape Thursday that it is purple/lavender Thursday!

Bill said...

Hi Katherine,

The color combination works really well in this one. I hope you'll keep the beautiful tablecloth (although I ironed one just like it recently and, yes, they're a pain!) The butterflies add a nice touch of whimsy! I agree with your decision to go with the candle holder, but the box is special too ... perhaps you could use it next time elevated on a stand, flanked by two single candleholders. Just a thought ... ;)

Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

I love your butterfly table! You did a relly great job putting together your center piece, so creative. I love the teapot and tea cups and all of the dishes go perfectly, I also love dollar Tree. :O)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I Love your tablescape. The colors are so refreshing. I adore your desert dishes. The shape is so unique... and the butterflies fleeting here and there is absolutely adorable.. hugs ~lynne~

Frugal Fine Living said...

Gorgeous tablescape! I love your dishes and the addition of the butterflies. The teapot is so pretty, too. The tablecloth is beautiful, but I agree about ironing them. It's just not fun.


Love Bears All Things said...

Wow! This is beautiful. I like the treasure chest in the centerpiece. The butterflies are so pretty. I should go to the dollar tree more often.
Mama Bear

Michelle said...

I love those green plates...wish I could find some like that...they add nice texture to your setting.


Kathleen said...

Love those green plates and glasses..
Pretty table!
I have a tablecloth like that too, love it..take it out of the washer and spread out on the table..pull and smooth..just a little ironing needed then!

Jane said...

Very nice. I like the candles better.

Denise said...

Thanks for visiting my first TT. I love your table, the colors are beautiful together. I would say I like the candle center piece too, it's such a pretty things. Although the music box does look lovley.
I love your plates!
I'm still trying to think what I will come up with for this week! I think I'm hooked!