Tablescape Thursday

Tablescape Thursday is one of my favorite days! Thanks to Susan for hosting, go here for
more inspiration.

Today's tablescape is "The Initial Tablescape," using the initial "A" from our last name!

I saw these initial plates at Hobby Lobby but waited until they went on sale for 50% off before buying them. I had to go to two different HLs to get all of them. I also bought a "K" and a "J" since I could only get four "A's"

I'm using my square red chargers and the Battenburg lace tablecloth again.

I found the monogrammed "A" napkins at Home Goods a few months ago. I was so happy to find the A as they are pretty popular and sometimes hard to find.
I like the script initials!

The centerpiece came together easily. I had bought two of these little metal votive holders at Dollar Tree, then went back and bought two more because I knew I would someday use them together as a centerpiece. Actually I thought I bought five, but couldn't find the fifth one!

I had planned to use red votives in them with this tablescape, but my husband went to Walmart today and came back with a dozen red roses for me! (He usually brings yellow roses.) I wish I had taken a picture before I cut the long stems off.

I had to find small containers to put water in for the fresh roses, so I used these little black and white polka dot tea cups! Perfect!

Roses or candles?

I love the roses, and they are different!

I like for my centerpieces to be unique, not the usual bowl of flowers.

View from the top

It started with this plate!
And this napkin:
And these roses:
I also used the black handled flatware:

I just remembered I forgot to put out some crystal stemware! Dang! I just loaded all the pictures and I'm not going to do them again!

Thanks, Susan, we love Tablescape Thursday!

I hope you like my initial tablescape!

Have a happy day!
God Bless.



Linda said...

I love black and white and the red is classic! Those initial plates are awesome. The napkins look like they were made to go with those plates. I love the roses in those containers! Lovely table!!

aneyefordetail said...

Wonderful colors! Yes, I like the initials that have become so popular. I'll be joining the party tomorrow, so come visit!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I do like your initial plates -- the red black and white is so stunning together. Love those roses.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your table looks stunning, Katherine! I think red can do that!! I love your monogrammed plates and napkins, I'd love to find something like that. And what a sweetie your husband is to bring you roses!! I'll have to tell my hubs about this! ;-)

Lovely job!


Beth said...

Katherine, Your china is great! Love the napkins too and your rose centerpiece looks very nice. A very pretty and unique tablescape!

D said...

Very lovely, unique table. I'm glad you were able to find all your "A's" :) Using the four containers for your centerpiece was a great idea.


Johanna said...

Hi Katherine,
because the time difference I come little bit late to visit you.
You made a very exquisite table. These red plates are stunning and give a nice contrast for the script plates. I like your table very much.
Greetings, Johanna

Rettabug said...

Ooooooo, I ♥ monograms! These are outstanding looking, very swirly & elegant! This would be a perfect anniversary or Valentine's day table setting.
Give your sweet hubby an extra kiss for bringing home roses!! :-)

Creations By Cindy said...

I love these colors! My favs! This looks so classy and simply beautiful! I want me some monogram dishes now! Be blessed. Cindy

Kathleen said...

That is a lovely table. Very modern looking! What luck being able to find those monogrammed napkins to match the plates.
Great idea for the centerpiece.
It goes with the look of the settings.
Have a great weekend, K!

Love Bears All Things said...

It is so simple, yet elegant. Reminds me of a man in a tux with a rose in his lapel.
Mama Bear

Tricia said...

Just stunning! Love the red, black, and white color scheme -- very dramatic, and the roses down the center add the perfect touch. That bird's eye view is spectacular!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So pretty, serene and elegant. I love the red and black. The new plates are gorgeous. What a great find. I really like the square motif also. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Splurgie said...

Love the red roses in the black polka dot mug. Striking!

Atelier de Charo said...

So pretty in red and black.


Sarah said...

Katherine, you know this table is made for me! Love those initial plates and napkins. I need to check HL here to see if they still have these. The simplicity of the black and white makes for a beautiful table. Great job!

Debbie @ said...

HI Katherine, what a lovely tablescape. I can tell you put alot of effort into this. It is soooo very elegant. And who can go wrong with red, and black and white. Wow. I love the color scheme, and how beautiful it is!

Mimi said...

Your tablescape is simple, yet eleganat.

Atticmag said...

Great tablescape but your tablecloth, in particular, sets a unique background. It's a beauty. -- Jane F.

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

I love your table setting. It is just wonderful. I am a new follower to your blog. I hope you have a chance to come say hi. Cheers, Lia

Ridgely (Grandma J @ Dear Angelene) said...

Your tablescape deserves an "A" plus!! I love the script "A" on both the napkins and the plates. How lucky that you found them at two different places -- it makes it all the more fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Susan linked up my blog for this week, so it did make it to the party! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. My daughter-in-law's band is The Right Now (out of Chicago).

Dorothy said...

Katherine, I have read your blog for a long time and was so tickled to see that you visited. I am new to posting but have loved reading so many of you inspiring ladies. Your table is delightful. Don't you just love Hobby Lobby and Home Goods. Thanks again for your visit.

Jane said...

I love red, black and white together. The contrasts are fabulous! And I love your monogrammed plates! You have set a simple, elegant table.

Jane (Artfully graced)

Rettabug said...

Thanks for checking TM for my bunny sugar bowl, Katherine! I appreciate the effort. It will turn up eventually, I'm sure. That was very nice of you to go hunting for me. :)

Megan said...

Beautiful tablescape--as usual!!
So simple and elegant.
Those inital plates are very unique--of course I don't have a Hobby Lobby here. I'm going to have to monogram some napkins--I love yours.
And of course--the tablecloth!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Katerine! Oh, your table is beautiful! Those initial plates are really stunning! I love your pretty roses down the center of the table. You did a wonderful job.
Oh, I would love it if you would come to my party.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Adrienne said...

Oh my - I thought you set the table in anticipation of my arrival! Then I realized it's not only my first initial but we share it for your last name. I love the look of your table. The plates and napkins are wonderful and, as always, you have put everything together with such welcome and loving way. Wish I could drop in to enjoy it with you.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Katherine, this is an especially-pretty table setting! So elegant!!
The colors are rich, and very striking against the pretty white Battenburg lace cloth!