One Last Bling of Summer!

 I'm using "bling" for my one last bling of summer tablescape! Thanks, to Cuisine Kathleen for hosting our monthly challenges! Click on her name for lots more fun.

Inspiration for this came from these pretty bling napkin rings and ornaments that I found at Hobby Lobby last spring. They were only $2.99 and $3.99 each with 40% off those prices!
 I almost forgot I had them, and didn't want to miss using them this season, she wanted no "Fall" so I'm gonna brighten up things with Bling! Anyway I'm in no hurry to start fall, we are still hot here in FL!

The bling looks great with my clear dinner and salad plates, and on top of my wedding veil tablecloth.

 The crystal glassware and crystal look flatward pair really well with it all.

The green napkin ring looks lovely. I used four different colors, including a crystal.

Pretty in pink!

The flower shaped ornaments (have a ribbon on them, that's why I'm calling them ornaments!

 I used these for the centerpiece

I love the yellow!



               The Centerpiece:

I must confess I had a really hard time coming up with a centerpiece, this is the third one and I "settled."

Here's the first one, a crystal compote that I usually keep little soaps in the master bathroom:

It is filled with the clear glass flat marbles, and a necklace.

I just didn't think it was right.

Then I took it away and just used the assortment of crystal candlesticks. Tall tapers just didn't look good either, so I used them with a flat crystal marble on top.


Next I found this crystal bowl of glass shells in a bedroom, they are pastel, so I used it, placed on top of a short candlestick.

I didn't have a lot of time to work on this one.

So this one has to do.

Choose a place for you, will it be the blue napkin ring?

 Or green?

                                           Or crystal?

Or the pink?

                   Would you have chosen this centerpiece?

 I would have spent more time, but had to cut it short and take the pictures because I had to take the tablescape down right away! :-(  We are having the rest of our wood floors installed (four bedrooms) and this was taking place the next day, and we had to store furniture, ETC in the dining room with a ton of stuff on top of the dining room table!   I may put it back later when the mess is gone.

I'm also joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday, click on her name for lots of inspiration.  Thanks, ladies for hosting!

I hope you liked my One Last (Fling) Bling of Summer!



Debbie said...

Do I get to be the first comment? For whatever reason, I get a kick out of being first.

I would never have thought to do a table like this, and I not only think it's lovely; I think it's perfect for a summer farewell theme. When you are from a small, southern, town, summer means weddings (sometimes every weekend for weeks on end.) That's what this table brought to mind for me.
I love all the delicate bling against the white and clear glass.
(And I plan to copycat your soap in the compote idea that you mention in here for my own bathroom.)

Hope the floors turn out wonderfully! Would love more hardwood here!

Kathleen said...

Lovely, K, very delicate! You could use this anytime, perfect for a Ladies Luncheon. I'll take the blue, I love blue!
Thanks for taking the challenge! Good luck with the floors, I dread having ours redone too!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This looks so pretty, Katherine, and I love the bling!

How have you been? Sounds like busy, busy describes it best, but those hardwood floors will be so worth it.

I have been off the blog circuit for a variety of reasons I won't bore you with, but I was so happy to see this post from you! Hope you are doing well.

I decided I had best join Kathleen before summer was gone without a post from me!

big hugs,

Sheila :-)

Jacqueline said...

I love the bling for the final fling!
I am picking the blue which is unusual as I would rather take the pink most times. What a fun collection of bling and it just sets off a neutral table and says, "Let's party!"

Susan Freeman said...

Your bling is so pretty! You can use this bling any time of the year. Have a great Labor Day weekend.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Rettabug said...

Oh Katherine, they look like little jewels...what PRETTY accessories!
I laughed at you switching centerpieces so much. I do the same thing.
Lovely to see all your beautiful items.

Marigene said...

What a lovely table, Katherine. Those are the cutest napkin rings...guess I should go into Hobby Lobby more than once a year! I just never think to go in there except when they have Christmas ornaments out and then I never look at anything else.
Enjoy the holiday weekend...can't believe August is about over.

Sarah said...

Sparkle on, Katherine. Fun table with all its bling.
Happy Weekend!

Creations By Cindy said...

Be still my heart! LOVE the napkin rings! And yes...I truly do love a good bling! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy