Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday

Time for Tablescape Thursday! Thanks to Susan for hosting, click on her name for lots more inspiration!

Inspiration for this tablescape came from this little glass shoe my sister gave me back in June when we visited her. I'm naming this tablescape "If The Shoe Fits."
I'm using five different shoes all of various colors.
The oak table shows through the lace tablecloth.
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I made lace covers to use over large paper napkins.
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Closeup of the white shoe.

The blue shoe:
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Beautiful detail:

The green glass shoe:
My mother gave me this pretty little shoe back in the 70s.

The maroon shoe:
This shoe is really a candle!

The shoe centerpiece:
I bought this mosaic shoe at Ross for $1.99 several years ago. It is usually on our lanai.

Displayed on a pretty mirror from Home Goods.

Another inspiration came from these new bronze colored chargers from Hobby Lobby.
I bought these from Hobby Lobby last week for only $1.99 each! I hadn't seen the new design before and like it a lot.
The cream colored flatware is from Home Goods,
as well as the tea cups and saucers. The plates are from Dollar Tree

The crystal is from Ross, about ten years ago.

Which is your favorite shoe?


Choose your favorite and take your places, you are invited to my tea party, if the shoe fits!





My favorite,
but you may have it if it is your favorite too!

Have a happy day!

God Bless.

Katherine

24 comments:

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh ho fun! Those old fashioned shoes look so elegant with the lace. I'm sure that NONE of them would "fit" my foot - but ANY of them would be delightful at my place setting. Your tablecloth and new charger plates are so petty! Thanks for inviting me to be a guest at your table this week.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Katherine, your little shoes are all just gorgeous. I absolutely love them. What a fabulous idea to put a different one on each plate. So pretty. The linens are beautiful and your new chargers are fabulous. Beautiful tablescape. Hugs, Marty

All The Pretty Dishes said...

What a beautiful table! I love how you incorporated the shoes into the tablescape. Very lovely.

Love Bears All Things said...

That is my favorite, too. I really like the one in the center. I like the lace.

I was President of my club the year before we moved to Memphis and couldn't finish my 2 year term...Our current president is going to start her term as State President in 2011 so she is giving resigning a year early as I had to do...I guess I will do it since the vote was unanimous.

I am enjoying the Scrapbooking...It is a lot of work. I wish we had a Archivers here.
Be sure and share your pages.
Mama Bear

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Sweet table. Love the shoes and I am going to be checking out our HL for those great chargers!

Blessings!
Gail

Entertaining Women said...

Now what woman doesn't love beautiful shoes? This is a darling idea, and you've created a lovely tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry kay

Kathleen said...

Qhat a lovely collection of shoes! And such a delicate feminine table for all the ladies to enjoy!
Great job!

Marlis said...

I love shoes so your little shoes just warmed my heart. I love how you used them to corral the napkins. It's quite pretty.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"This is SO Imaginative". I LOVE IT! It's SO much fun to see all the different ideas people have... Those shoes are WONDERFUL!

Mimi said...

Katherine, what a pretty table with all the little shoes...they are fabulous, especially the one in the centerpiece...you are so creative.

Just a dreamer said...

Brilliant! Using the shoes as napkin rings is brilliant. Your whole concept is "outside of the box" brilliant. Jackie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Kathrine,
What a beautiful way to use your shoe collection! The cutwork lace tablecloth and napkins continues the feminie theme.
The ivory handled flatware is so feminine and pretty.
Beautiful girly table!
Yvonne

Sweetladyelaine said...

What a wonderful idea for a tablescape! You have got me thinking...I am fairly new at this and sometimes have a hard time coming up with a theme. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful shoes! I love the blue one too! It looks like my tapestry hanging in my bedroom!

Wanda Lee said...

Well my goodness dear Katherine!

This is just beyond delightful!..,

This is so utterly pretty, charming and whimsical, all at once!

This takes the delights of tablescaping artistry to a whole new level!..,

.., What an adorable idea to add those pretty antique glass shoes to your tablescape vignette! Every single exquisite detail is just 'picture perfect'!

..,I'm delighted that you have shared these exceptional ideas with us today!

Please pop by for a wee visit sometime and let's share some 'cyber tea and treats'; my tea party tablescape vignette is set in my dressing room closet this week!

Thanks for sharing today, there are so many innovative and delightful details to feast our eyes upon and to be inspired by!

Hugs from Wanda Lee @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com and http://silknpurse.blogspot.com

A Hint of Home said...

What a cute, cute idea! I love the different shoes. You have the sweetest tablescapes.

Sandi (Meme) said...

What a cute idea! I really like that you went "out of the box" for this post! I am joining as your newest follower, and hope you will too. Have a blessed week! Sandi

Cottage Rose said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOO I love your table,,, it is so beautiful... and all those lovely tiny shoes,,,, gorgeous each one,, cleaver way to use them....

Hugs;
Alaura

Texas Tea Party said...

Your table is so charming. I was happy to see your collection of shoes. My aunt owned a shoe store in Hot Springs, ARK. and had her collection of shoes displayed in the front store windows with their regular shoe merchandise. How lovely to have a sister to give you a special gift for your collection.

Adrienne said...

What a gorgeous table! And a fun way to feature the beautiful shoes. I have a yellow glass shoe just like your green glass shoe! Love the idea of the lace napkin covers - think I might 'borrow' that idea in the future.
~Adrienne~

Atelier de Charo said...

So gorgeous shoes, they make the setting a very special one!

Shelia said...

Hi Katherine! Oh, I love your sweet romantic table!! The little shoes are so pretty and I think my favorite is the blue and white one, too! The lace and dishes are just perfect! Wish I could come over.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rettabug said...

Katherine, these little shoes are delightful...the one with the French scene on it matches some little plates that I have. You can see them here:

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My Irish mother was very superstitious so she would never have been comfortable with putting shoes on the table. We weren't even allowed to set a shopping bag with new shoes in it onto the table...bad luck! I immediately thought of her when I saw your shoes. LOL

fondly,
Rett

p.s. I have a tiny little ceramic shoe that was Mom's...has little pink roses on it. Must take a picture now that you've reminded me.
Thanks!

Lallee said...

Pretty table and cute title for the vignette!

Anonymous said...

What a creative idea to use the shoes, Love everything about your gorgeous table settings.

Janet