Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday

Tablescape Thursday! The day we get to play with our dishes, share with others, and see what tablescapes they are sharing! Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting each week! Go here to see many more tablescapes.

It is exciting to see how these tablescapes come together. Each week I don't think I'll have anything new to come up with, but so far something comes together somehow. This week's tablescape started with these napkins:

I saw these napkins at Marshall's a few weeks ago. At first I walked past them, but went back to get them because I liked the colors. At the time I had no idea how I would use them.

When I came home I took out my butterscotch yellow dishes to see if the napkins would go with them, hmmm, yes, they do, but now I would have to come up with a centerpiece. Couldn't find anything.

A week or so later we had to drive to Daytona Beach for a doctor appointment. We had lunch first, then had about 30 minutes before the appointment. Just enough time to run into a Ross that was closeby! I made a quick run through Ross, oh the thrill of the hunt!! LOL! Nothing.
Wait, what's that I just passed by? I turned around for a second look. Hmmm, would this work? I could always give it as a gift to someone later.

I really like Jim Shore's things, but they really don't match my decor. This is a copy of Jim Shore's. Isn't she cute?

I was so excited to see that this little chicken did indeed match the dishes and napkins!
I had a new tablescape!

The burgundy tone-on-tone tablecloth
gives a nice contrast to the yellows

I tied the napkins with satin ribbon and tucked
in a few small fall flowers

I used yellow handled flatware

This tablescape is a breakfast or brunch tablescape
with bagels, juice, and coffee

The baby chicks on the mother hen are really cute!
Best of all this Jim Shore copy only cost $6.99!

She makes a great centerpiece, don't you think?

A while ago I used these same dishes in a more formal tablescape:

to see that tablescape, go here.

This tablescape with the same dishes is much more casual:
Okay, look what else I bought! They looked so sad to be left behind, I just had to bring them home as well! How cute are they!
I decided not to include them in the chicken tablescape, maybe their time will come later.


I hope you enjoyed seeing this tablescape! I enjoyed putting it together!

This place setting is for you! Tea or coffee?

Have a happy day!
God Bless.

Katherine

29 comments:

ceekay said...

Love the JS look alikes...those napkins are soooo nice...the possibilities are endless! Beautiful table....happy TT!

Shelia said...

Oh, everything looks wonderful! I think I have the very same chickie or one that's very close! I love your table.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

AuntNete said...

How sweet and I am glad you did not leave the little piggies behind.

Julie said...

Hi Katherine, Love that chicken... She looks great on that wonderful Tablescape...
xoxo
Julie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Amazing! Isn't it fun how different your dishes can look when combined with different things! Love your napkin inspirations. Very pretty

D said...

Great detective work on finding the perfect centerpiece. Very pretty table.

Mary said...

Darling chicken and piggies! I am very fond of plaid, and love those pretty napkins, as well as the plates, cups and saucers. I think I saw those at Home Goods...should have bought them!

Beautiful, as always!

Mary

Lori E said...

Excellent Katherine. Especially the piggies even if they didn't get to eat with the rest of you.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Katherine! What a very sweet tablescape today! I LOVE the colors, the napkins, and of course your JS Chicken centerpiece! Everything ties together beautifully! Happy Tablescape Thursday to you! ~tina

Deanna said...

Coffee plezzzzzzz!
This is a darling table you've set and it has come together very nice.
I LUV THE COLORS!!!
Autumn Blessings,
d from homehaven

Michelle K said...

Love the plaid napkins...I used to have a purse that looked exactly like that material. :)

And thanks for visiting my blog and welcoming me to TT.

~Michelle

xinex said...

Cute hen and cute way of presenting the napkins!...Christine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a pretty tablescape. I love your hen and the cute little pigs too. Your gorgeous tablecloth just sets off your pretty dishes so beautifully. I really like the pretty way you placed the napkins too, the flower rings are lovely. The same dishes in the more formal setting is beautiful too. I really liked that centerpiece. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen said...

That looks great!
I love the colors..and I remember those dishes..so pretty!
I have one JS piece..a snowman...I got him as a gift. I had never heard of JS! Glad I didn't give him to the thrift shop!

Bearly Sane said...

Lovely tablescape...great colours!
Love your three wee piggies.
Hugs,
Sandi

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Beautiful! I love the chicken and can't wait to see how you'll use the pigs! I collect pigs ... I collect too much of too many things! Love the colors ... that deep rose and plum combination is one of my favorites.

Sarah said...

Such a happy table! Love the fresh fall flowers tucked into the napkin. Nice touch! The stacking pigs is too cute. Can't wait to see their table! ~ Sarah

Mary said...

What a welcoming table. Your color palate is just fantastic for fall. The chicken adds a whimsical touch to the tablescape and helps to keep a lovely relaxed feel. Any guest would be happy here. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Deanna said...

Hi Katherine,
I wanted to get back to you about your question on my blog concerning the Tea Kit with cups/saucers, cookies, candies, tea strainer, tea and box.

It was purchased at good ole Walmart. I haven't seen any for months. Perhaps more will come out closer to the Holidays.

Hope that helped. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment.

I sure love bloggin'!
God bless,
d from homehaven

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Katherine,

Tea please! I love those dishes! The pigs and hen are adorable. The hen and chicks add a touch of whimsy to your setting.

Thank you for sharing!

~ Tracy

Fifi Flowers said...

I"m loving all the colour on your table!!!

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, my goush this is my favourite tablescape of all. They are so pinky me, just my cup of tea. I wish I had a Marshall's near my cottage, sounds like a great store.

Take care and enjoy!!
Love & Hugs
Duchess

Lee Laurie said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the centerpiece!

PEA said...

Absolutely beautiful, Katherine! I was looking at similar dishes the other day and am so tempted to go buy them...after seeing yours in this gorgeous tablescape and the other, I may just go back to get them:-) Love the JS copies, they look so much like the original, I never would have guessed they were copies! xoxo

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, I came by to wish you a lovely and sunny weekend.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

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

Beautiful china...and what a great centerpiece! It does look just like a Jim Shore piece. Those napkins were definitely worth turning back for. :-) Wonderful tablescape! Susan

The Tablescaper said...

Katherine:

This is adorable. I love the colors, so bright and vibrant. And both of your center pec are great. Looking forward to what you do with those little piggies.

Also, I like your idea of showing how you previously used the same dishes in a different tablescape. It really shows that it's all in how you dress it - kind of like adding accesories to clothing.

- The Tablescaper

Joy said...

Love the chicken and pig center pieces.. very cute. Love the china too!

{ L } said...

I am in love with your napkin wraps! They are perfect and I want to copy you, lol.

Also, I am doing my first giveaway on my blog if you're interested:

http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/09/pleated-poppy-giveaway.html