Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday - Polka Dot Tea Party

Tablescape Thursday is here! Click here at Susan's blog for lots more fun and inspiration.

Today I'm sharing my Polka Dot Tea Party. Inspiration for this tablescape came from this black polka dot tea pot.

Any time we go to Jacksonville or Orlando I always have to go to Home Goods! My husband always goes around and takes a look at what HG has. Before Christmas he found this black polka dot tea pot and brought it to me, he wanted to get it for me because he knows how much I love these colors! It was only $9.99!


After Christmas we were at Hobby Lobby and I found these little tea cups and saucers. They were priced separately, $1.99 each, but they were half-price! So, a tablescape was coming together!

I was just going to do an all black and white tablescape, but last week when we went to Home Goods again, I found these red square chargers!
I don't use a lot of red and didn't really need them, but they were only $9.99 for four. I don't have any square chargers, so in the cart they went! I can always use them for Valentine's Day, Independence Day, and Christmas!

I had red napkins, but Wal-mart had black and white polka dot fabric and I bought enough to make napkins!


I was planning to get some black and white cookies to go on these two Southern Living platters, but they only had the saucer size cookies and I forgot to order the smaller ones in time.
I decided to use this ribbon plate in the centerpiece.
I already had these cute little creamer and sugar servers:


I also started my Valentine decorating today. I wanted to use this heart garland with some polka dot hearts on the dining room window.

I bought this garland last year at TJ Maxx. I must still have a little country in me! Back in the 70s I decorated with country decor (as most people did!) I still love it!



The little red polka dot ribbon came on the teapot
The ribbon is another reason I decided to use red with the black and white, and with the red roses, it can be a Valentine theme.

These colors could also be used with a Mickey Mouse theme, using a few Mickey items in a more casual setting. Another theme could be Alice in Wonderland, or a card party! Any other ideas?

After taking all the pictures and posting them, I realized something is missing. Do you see anything missing? LOL! I forgot the silverware! And I have my new black handled silverware I showed you last week (remember the $3.99 set?) It was dark when I realized my mistake, so I didn't take more pictures because the flash doesn't work well with the white.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my black and white polka dot tea party tablescape! Thanks to Susan for hosting!

Friday I'm celebrating my 4th Blogaversary with a give-away! Please come back and leave a comment to be eligible for the give-away. I will draw the name next week. I will post the pictures of the give-away Friday (it's a surprise!)

Have a happy day!
God Bless.

Katherine

30 comments:

Dining Delight said...

Glad you added the red with the black & white polka dots, very striking! Your table looks lovely! Your V's day decorating is making me want to get mine out!

DD

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Very cute table! Love those square chargers.

ellen b said...

Hi Katherine! Love, love, love the polka dots. I think your dots would look so cool with my checks!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is darling and so cheerful -- now you could have gotten away with telling us you were only serving "finger foods".

xinex said...

What a lovely tea party, Katherine. I love the polka dots and the red with black and white looks really good. What a nice hubby! You got him trained well....Christine

Mimi said...

I love that little bit of red with the black and white. Who doesn't like happy polka dots!

Linda said...

Black, white and red is such a great color combo! Polka dots are so in right now also. Love it all. Cute teapot, you have a very good husband!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Katherine,
YOur polka dot tea party is adorable. It was fun to read how you found all the polka dot elements of the table in many different places. And it came together so well. The red plates give a big pop to the overal look. Very, very cute!
Yvonne

A Hint of Home said...

How adorable is that! KK, this is a favorite of mine. I love the black and white and with the new chargers it is stunning.

Debbie said...

so cute!!

Maryrose said...

Hi Katherine,
This table is so fun. I adore polka dots and it doesnt get better than black and red...so so so cute
Maryrose

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Katherine, I love your beautiful polka dot piece. Way toooooooo cute. What great finds. I love your valentine's decorations too. So beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I am just loving black and white at the moment! Your table is adorable and the polka dots are just extra fun.
Susan

Marilyn said...

Great color theme and love polka dots. One time I broke the lid to a black teapot and had a yellow lid that would fit it; so painted yellow polka dots on the black teapot and put the yellow lid on. I still use it sometimes.

Sarah said...

Of course I like your black and white polka dot set. Great table!

ceekay said...

Katherine...I adore that polka dot tea pot! How sweet and you know I love that black and white!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh my goodness your polka dot dishes are adorable. I've never seen any like them. I love your heart garland on your valances. Thank you for swinging in to see my little "thief. I hope he decides to leave before the whole family shows up.. lol hugs ~lynne~

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I like the look of black, white and red. Very nice table.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Love the black and white and red. Polka dots are always perfect. I will have to start thinking Valentine's Day now.....

Carol

Celly B said...

Such a darling, whimsical tablescape! I am in love with that teapot, and it looks adorable on that Southern Living at Home plate with the polka dot ribbon threaded through it!

Cynthia said...

Love the polka dots and the heart garland. Have a great day!

Southern Touch Catering said...

This is soooo striking! And the heart garland just sets it off perfectly!

Chari said...

Hello Katherine...

Love your pretty black and white polka dot table, my friend! And it looks adorable paired with the white and red!!! Now...isn't that honey of yours sweet...finding that pretty polka dot teapot!!! What a great husband!!! Love your pretty table, Katherine...it's just so fun and happy! Makes me smile! I mean, who can resist pretty polka dots?

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Jan ~ BellaCasa said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment.

I am so jealous of your black and white polka dot stuff. Everyone keeps talking about the Home Goods store and when I went there was very disappointed.

I just love what you did with your tabletop.

One Pretty House Interiors said...

What a fabulous table! I LOVE the Black and white polka dots!

D said...

Very nice job on pulling everything together. I got the same teapot, except mine is red and white polka dot with a black ribbon. :)

D

parTea lady said...

I love the black and white polka dot theme. It is perfect with the red chargers and roses.

Sandy said...

Love, love, love it. Just tooo cute. You got some really great deals on some very unique items. The red chargers are beautiful. I hope we see many more tablescapes with these little beauties. You can never go wrong with black and white
Sandy

Adrienne said...

What a fun table. I'll be right over! ~Adrienne~

Gayle from Southern Thresholds said...

How charming...the polka dots remind me of Mary Englebreit...