Tablescape Thursday

Today is the one-year anniversary of Tablescape Thursdays. Thank you, Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch, for hosting this fun meme for the past year! Go here to see lots more inspiration.

I named my tablescape today Golden Tea Time. These dishes had a message for me. They told me I have become a dish addict! I have said I'm not going to purchase dishes to participate in TTs, but I've gone back on my word! I kept seeing these dishes at TJ Maxx and really loved them mainly because they are yellow, a deep yellow, but very pretty.

When they went on sale I couldn't resist! They were really inexpensive, just two and three dollars each! By the time I decided to buy them a lot were gone and I ended going to several stores to complete the place settings for four.

The platter cost $3.99, it cost more than the other pieces.

I used an off-white lace tablecloth over a gold tablecloth.

The centerpiece is a large mirror used as a tray displaying my grandmother's antique clock, candlestick, and a small picture of my grandmother when she was a teen. A few gold colored roses are scattered around in the vignette.

I bought the napkins at Ross recently at $1.99 for four. They are a shimmering fabric. I paired them with yellow cotton napkins.

The napkins are tied with gold twine and each one has a vintage pin on them.

It was hard to get a true picture of the color, with the flash they look brighter. The picture above
shows a scissors pin.

This picture has a hat pin. This color isn't true at all, but neither is the one below!

The pin on the napkin above has a jade stone on it.

A gold circle pin is on this napkin.

The napkins actually match the color of the mirror.

A close-up of the antique clock.

Above, a close-up of my grandmother's picture, and a photo locket pin. Sorry, these pictures didn't turn out better.

I didn't place anything on top of the salad plate because it has a pretty design on it, so does the dinner plate.

A brass figurine is at each place setting.

Another reason I like the deep yellow dishes is because they match the paint on the walls in our house. Above you can see the paint color on the column on the left.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Golden Tea Time tablescape! I wish you could join me for tea!

Have a happy day!
God Bless.



Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous table, Katherine!

marty39 said...

Katherine, your dishes are so pretty. I just love them and I can see why you really wanted them. They are stunning. YOur centerpiece is gorgeous. How special to have such beautiful keepsakes from your grandmother. You have also displayed them so beautifully. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Eileen said...

Very elegant table and I love those dishes, they look as if they are rimmed in lace. Such a pretty color and I love the brown and gold too! And I also love how you brought your family treasures into this tablescape.
Very beautiful!
All the best,

Grits414 said...

Love the tablescape! I have looked at the yellow pattern a while but as you can see from my post/site, I went w/ the white. Same place, same price and LOVE them! I ended up going w/ the large chargers though but love these dishes!

Adrienne said...

Oh, Katherine, I'm just spellbound by your gorgeous table! Those dishes are wonderful and you know if I found them somewhere near my home I couldn't leave them there, either. Especially on sale! Your centerpieces are always so nice and I've learned a lot from your inspiration. Thanks for sharing with us.

susan said...

I love your using the pins as napkin rings!! Your table is very elegant--and the platter was worth it!

Martha said...

A very elegant table -- love the yellow and those napkins!

Southern Touch Catering said...

Oh Katherine don't you just Love TJMAXX- well it's really a love hate relationship- love to go there hate it cause the deals are just too good to pass on LOL!!! You are right though, those yellow placesettings ARE so pretty. At our store there are pale blue, cream & green, but not the yellow.
Lovely table.

ceekay said...

Of course you had to have those yellow word, you couldn't be without those! I love, love your grandma's clock. Your centerpiece is just perfect. Happy TT!

Sarah said...

Love the yellow dishes! It was a real treat to visit today.

Happy Tablescape Thursday and hope to see you at my place to toast Susan on her anniversary.

Simple Man Makin It Do said...

I love the hat pin! I always wanted some! The dishes are so pretty! Now I can never find sets of napkins at Ross! They are great! Love the clock, its time for dinner! I adore your tea cart!!!!!! I love your tea blues! Your yellow door! The bench, and the purple butterflies! Hope I am all caught up! Again the cart is so great!

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful table, Katherine! I love the yellow dishes and I really love all the detail that wnet in to your table, especially the individual pins in the napkins! That is so clever. I also like your centerpiece and how the roses match the napkins. So many pretty details!! Love it!


Mary said...

Oh, Katherine, I bought the same dishes and cups in white! too funny! I was thinking the same thing...I can't keep buying dishes! I DID buy them, but when I got home and couldn't find a place to store them, I took them seeing yours, I'm sorry! It's beautiful with your pretty accessories and lace tablecloth. I like the look of lace over a solid color tablecloth, so it peeks through. Happy Tablescape Thursday! Mary

Tina Leigh said...

I love these dishes! Cant say that I blame you for buying them. I love the center piece and those little brass figurines.

I think your flash was over exposing some of the pictures pictures but I liked the difference in the colors....some of them really made the table look like a Fall colored see the Dog Days are really getting to me and I am really trying to find COOL things in everything I look at! LOL Just over look me! LOL!

Debbie Pearson said...

Hi Katherine! I am in love with your gold shimmer napkins and what a brilliant idea of using pins for napkin rings.

Shelia said...

How glorious is your beautiful table. Love your dishes and what great prices. Everything is so lovely.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bill said...

Hi Katherine,
I'm glad you decided to go ahead and buy the dishes. They're very pretty and look great in the room!
Love your grandmother's photo displayed with her beautiful antique clock! Layering the lace over the gold cloth really adds richness to your table! All very nicely done!


Pinky said...

Oh my, I have boxes of my Mother's jewelry and never knew what to do with the PINS! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!! What a GREAT idea! Your table looks beautiful. It is so special to have these treasures from our parents or grandparents! Thanks for sharing this, Pinky

Debbie Moore's Slice of Pie Cookbooks said...

Fantastic table! I love the vintage clock and the grandmother memories. The pins are great, too! Hope you'll take a look at my Depression Glass on my blog!

Marilyn Miller said...

Love the yellow dinner set. Very pretty table scape.

Mary said...

Just too funny! I was thinking the same thing, and asked my husband if the weight of all these dishes would pull the cabinet off the wall...he just shook his head at me and walked away! LOL!! Luckily, I have several other storage spaces. I think we're safe...let's see who can get back to Home Goods first! Smiles, Mary

Dining Delight said...

Those are wonderful yellow dishes and I can see why you couldn't resist them! They go nicely with the brown napkins and great idea to put hat pins, etc as napkin rings!


Southern Fried Gal said...

Hello! Getting caught up on my bloggy reading tonight. Love that this tablescape honors your Grandmother - very special!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Katherine...girl this is just beautiful...Love that clock WOW!! Art Deco at its finest my friend...Loved the dishes and the way you used the brown with them...Wonderful job my friend...I would love to have tea at this beautiful table...May you have a GREAT weekend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sharlotte said...

This setting is so pretty. I love the rim of your dishes, they look so feminine. I also enjoyed your centerpiece and it's history. I know it's very special to see these things from your family. The color is so warm and calming ~ thanks for sharing!

Torie Jayne said...

Love the yellow! Have a great weekend! x

La Tea Dah said...

This is beautiful and looks just like "you", Katherine!

Julie said...

Hi Thank you for stopping over at my blog...That is so sweet that you got a first day school picture of your grandbaby.... Your sweet post made me smile! Please stop back over anytime...I joined your blog while I was here... Wonderful table love the color...

Laura said...

I started smiling when I saw your tablescape. I have been stalking those dishes too!

They look wonderful-

Enjoyed visiting,

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

I'm so glad you bought them, they are YOU. Gorgeous!!! That antqiue clock is phenomenal, like how you displayed a picture of your grandmother with it.
This is another fave Kathy! What can you do to top it? LOL!