Tablescape Thursday

Thursday is our fun tablescape day! Thanks, Susan, for hosting for us! Go here for lots more inspiration.

Today I'm doing an encore of a past tablescape. I think this is the most favorite tablescape I've done this past year. I first joined Susan's Tablescape Thursday a year ago this month. I went back and counted how many tablescapes I have done and it is 47! (Well, that was including three Christmas in July tablescapes.) I wish I had numbered them from the beginning. The actual date of my first one was April 9, 2009 and I had planned to re-post my first TT, but since it was an Easter tablescape I decided to do one of my favorites. Above is the centerpiece of the tablescape I named "Cameo Appearance."

Inspiration for this Cameo Appearance tablescape started with this cameo votive holder above, it came from Dollar Tree.

I also have a collection of cameo pins, earrings, etc (a few are displayed on the mirror above.)
I had the cute frame from back in the 60s. I looked online for a cameo picture and was elated to find the little oval picture that fit perfectly in the little frame!

Each place setting had a napkin folded like a fan and different cameo pins on each "fan"

I was very pleased with the outcome!

The black chargers were on sale at Hobby Lobby.
The little vintage crystal-look sherbets were on sale at Ross.

I think this is one of my most favorites because it is a little more creative than usual.

Which is your favorite cameo?

I hope you enjoyed seeing this tablescape again, or for the first time!

If you have been following my blog this past year and remember
some of my tablescapes, can you tell me which was a favorite of yours?

It all started with this votive!
I hope to use these again some day if
I can come up with something else different!

A place for you!

Have a happy day!
God Bless.



Linda said...

So glad you posted this one again. It is lovely! I really like how you used one of your collections to make a tablescape. Very pretty and happy one year tablescaping!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I have not yet seen this one so I'm glad you reposted it. I love it. So romantic and historic looking. I love the cameos. This is a very clever idea.


Kathleen said...

Lovely, Katherine! I have some cameos..I never wear them anymore..don't get dressed up that often anymore..
Hope all is well there!

Southern Touch Catering said...

Katherine, You are so creative! LOVE the Cameos! Great use for them.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Beautiful table! I only recently joined TT a few months ago, so this is my first time seeing this one.
I love the cameo pins used as napkin holders and the crochet table cloth is so beautiful. I love to see crocheted table cloths being used! They are so elegant.

shannon i olson said...

I have always loved cameos, what a great way to use them, so elegant.

The Tablescaper said...

Oh so beautiful. Love cameos and you certainly did them justice.

- The Tablecaper

xinex said...

I am happy to see this again. It's lovely. I love the cameos and you've displayed them nicely on the table.....Christine

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Katherine~ what a beautiful tablescape this would be for Mothers Day. The cameo pins made a very clever napkin ring. Not to mention how it added to the whole ambiance.

I do love your classy red, black and white with the monograms setting. Although...I'm still grinning over your sweet (ceramic) birdie in red tennies!

Sweet wishes,

Tardevil said...

Love looking at your cameo pin collection. Really like the diamond shaped one. I just saw a cameo bracelet featured in Country Living magazine this month that was gorgeous. Makes me want to collect them (I'm sure my husband will be thanking you for that! LOL!).

Dining Delight said...

Cameos have such a romantic quality to them and you've captured that feeling by using them in beautiful tablescape. You have some lovely cameos and have added them to the table in unique ways! Congrats on having done so many 'scapes!


Megan said...

How creative of you to use your cameos for a tablescape. I love the little picture frame. I enjoy all your tablescapes--but one question--where do you store all your dishes, accessories, napkins, flatware, glassware etc? BTW--are you trying to make me forget your cutwork tablecloth with that beautiful crochet one? I'm am seriously envious of your table linens!!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Katherine, I love cameos and this is such a beautiful way to display them. Love the little frame and the pins are so pretty. Your table is stunning. You always do the nicest tables. Thanks for sharing again. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Encore! Encore! Take a bow. I love cameos and this is as beautiful as it is creative -- I can certainly see why it would be a favorite. My husband just last week found his mother's cameo while cleaning out his Dad's home and brought it home to me -- so precious and beautiful.

Creations By Cindy said...

I love how you used the cameos Katherine. Your tablescape is so classy and romantic. Love everything you done here. Feels warm and special! Be blessed. Cindy

Love Bears All Things said...

I remember this one. I tend to like the more elegant ones. My favorite color being red, those that use red are especially beautiful.
Mama Bear

Tricia said...

Thanks for reposting this special table -- I've only been following this blog for a few months. I can see why it's your favorite! So many special touches, with the jewelry and "fans" and lacy tablecloth! And you kept the dishes simple -- lovely!

Stella said...

How very creative. Isn't it amazing how one small piece can start our creative process. The use of cameo pins for napkin rings is wonderful. Do I get to pick the one where I sit. Glad you reposted. Stella

Mimi said...

Beautiful table with the cameo napkin rings.

A Hint of Home said...

What a lovely & elegant tablescape.
You have so many neat ideas for them.
Hope you're both doing well.

Marilyn said...

Love the cameo idea! I would have never thought of it.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thanks for your sweet comments -- yes my chargers are clear glass with the gold rims - so they always "match" my tablecloth!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Katherine, this is SO creative! I enjoyed seeing all of your cameos in this 'scape.

I adore cameos, too. My father gave me one for my 16th birthday which I cherish, and I have loved them ever since.

I've snuck away from my workmen to blog for last night and this morning, and I wanted to be sure and get by and say, "Hi." Hope to be back to blogging soon, depending on them! ;-)

Have a great weekend...


Sheila :-)

Tammy @ said...

LOVE the cameos, great ideas! Thanks for stopping by my Alice In Wonderland party last week!

Best wishes,

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Katherine! What a lovely and unusual tablescape! Love all of the vintage touches...beautiful! Happy weekend...Debbie

eatlotsachocolate said...

I adore cameos and I love what you have done with your tablescape by incorporating them, it's lovely.
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Funny how you feel like your 20 but somehow the body is stubborn, but it's o.k. there are lots of us out there that understand.
So glad you visited my blog please come back soon.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.