Tablescape Thursday

I didn't think I would be participating in this week's Tablescape Thursday since we've had a death in the family, but our plans to travel to GA have changed until tomorrow so I'm using my blog and Tablescape Thursday for therapy! Thanks to Susan for hosting weekly go to her Between Naps on the Porch for lots more inspiration.

I quickly put this tablescape together and am pleased with how it just came together with things I have around the house.
I guess the inspiration came from one of the Christmas gifts my husband gave me! This pretty flatware with buff colored handles are right at home with all the yellow/gold accents we have!
I just love the antique look they have. He bought them at Tuesday Morning. They are perfect with these yellow plates from T J Maxx. I know some of you have these plates in white, or blue.
These napkins were also part of the inspiration for this tablescape. I bought them at Home Goods last fall. I thought they were unique and of course, they were "cheap!"

I didn't have anything for a centerpiece so while looking around for something I spied the matching platter to the china. I used some styrofoam to make a floral arrangement. I almost put these silk flowers away with the Christmas decorations, but decided to hold them out perhaps for Valentine's day. I didn't know I would be using them so soon! I like the gold edging on them to match the design on the napkins.

I also used the two gold mercury glass balls (something else I decided not to put away with the holiday decorations.)

This tablescape could be a Sunday night supper with coffee. I wish I had soup bowls to match the dishes, I went ahead and used the soup spoons anyway! Maybe they can be used for a bread pudding or a warm cobbler!

This place is for you (Are you left handed? I always place the tea cups or glasses on the left side for balance in the photos. I do have left handed friends that would like this!

For you, my right handed friend!
I hope you enjoyed this impromptu simple tablescape, as I said, it's good therapy to be creative when feeling down. We will miss Angela, my husband's sister, but we will see her again -- in Heaven!! Praise the Lord for eternal life!

Thanks for visiting, my blog friends are very important to me and you'll never know how much pleasure you bring with your visits, and your comments!

Have a happy day!
God Bless.



Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss, Katherine. Back Porch Musings began a few months after the birth and death of our grandson. Blogging helped through those early months.

Your table is absolutely beautiful!

LillyB said...

Your table is beautiful! I have never used these colors together but they match perfectly!! Great job!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Katherine, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time for your loss. God Bless. Your tablescape is just gorgeous. I love your beautiful new flatware, it is just stunning, and your yellow plates are beautiful. You did such a beautiful job with your centerpiece. Everything looks just lovely. Hugs, Marty

ceekay said...

Very pretty table Katherine. So sorry to hear of Joe's sisters passing. Be safe as you travel...
Talk to you soon.

bj said...

Dear one, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray for traveling mercies for you and the other family members.

Your table is lovely and the new flatware is beautiful.

Sarah said...

I'm sad to hear that your sister-in-law passed away. Travel safely. Your table is lovely. I like your new flatware and the napkins are beautiful. ~ Sarah

Kathleen said...

Hi Katherine,
My deepest sympathy on your loss, and prayers for the family..
Your table is wonderful, I love the colors.
What a nice Christmas gift, Miss YELLOW Rose..

When I am packing away I am always thinking will I need this for a tablescape? LOL

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a way to start the new year~it would be such a special treat to sit at your table.
Your flatware is enviable!

ellen b said...

So sorry about the death in your family. Praying for safe travels and comfort for all. Tablescaping is good therapy. Your table is beautiful...

Southern Touch Catering said...

God's blessings to you and your family in your loss & travels. If you were not coming on such sad matters I'd like to meet with you in person as you are coming to GA.
Your tablescape is an inspiration at how small things can make us feel better when big things happen.
LOVE the new flatware it is gorgeous!

vignette design said...

My deepest sympathy for your loss. I understand the therapy part of blogging and glad you were able to lose yourself in creating your tablescape. It has worked for me when my grief becomes too much. I sometimes think God pointed me in this direction....Take care with your travels

Blondie's Journal said...


Your tablescape is lovely. I have the dishes in blue but I think I could love every color!! Yellow goes so well with your napkins and gorgeous floral arrangement. How creative. I love it!

Please accept my sympathies in the passing of your sister in law...


Linda said...

So sorry for your loss. It is never easy but as you said you will see her again in heaven. I love your table and the silverware is great. I'm new to your blog but will visit again. Blessings to you and your husband.

Liz said...

Katherine, I'm so sorry for your loss! I hope you have a safe trip!

I absolutely love your plates! And the color selection is so wonderful!


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Katherine, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Times like these aren't always easy, many many prayers and hugs... love your table.. Tuesday Morning is the place I hope to stop on Wed. after taking Mr. P to the doctor.. hugs ~lynne~

Pam said...

Your table scape is lovely. Love all the red and you are right it works for Valentine's too.
Sorry to hear about your husband's sister. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Stella said...

So sorry for your families loss. Travel safely. Your tablescape is lovely. The colors are so rich and looks so nice together.

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Katherine,
How are you and Hubby doing?
Your soft yellow dishes are so pretty and inviting. I love your silverware. They all blend wonderfully.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love your color choices -- I'm so sorry for your loss. Thanks for your sweet visit -- hope you're finding comfort in the care of friends.

Marilyn said...

Oh I would love to find flatware and napkins like those. Very beautiful.