Candlelight Supper -Decorating,Tablescaping and Gardening

Monday, June 27, 2016

Sailing With the Mermaids Tablescape

Hope you are having a wonderful summer.  My tablescape was inspired by the enchanting Mermaids found on these adorable plates from Cracker Barrel.

                   Soft aqua's and gold.  I love this color combination.    








Whimsical and fun.  The sailing ship holds some aqua blue and white Salt Water Taffy.


I am using two goblets today.  The blue with swirls of gold and the ocean creature golden goblets in two different versions.  One has a golden Sea Horse, the other a golden Star Fish.










               White cake pedestal dripping with aqua colored jewels.  


Closeup of the napkin and napkin ring.  The napkins were purchased some time ago but are still available from The Square Nest.  Sheer white organza with an aqua embroidered edge.  The coral napkin rings are from Pier 1.  Originally silver, I sprayed them with a gold leaf paint.


Aqua, blues, and green Sea Glass, with some golden shells.  All surrounded with a golden frame, that looks like rippling water.


              Flatware in the golden version of "Cache" by Yamazaki.




                 Runner is beaded with jeweled shells.  From Pier 1.



I love the dinner plate from Home Goods with the floating bubbles.  I got them on sale for two dollars each!




                                       A candle to light the way.





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I will be sharing this with Celebrate Your Story.
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Sharing  Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Happy Mothers Day 2016

Wishing all of you a wonderful Mother's Day celebration.   A wonderful day to celebrate your uniqueness.  Love you all.



          A little planted floral handbag for each Mother to take home.




Another little take home gift.  Each girl will take home a pair of garden gloves and an adorable pin/brooch.  Each pin is different, as you will see in other photos.


My little cloche's.  They were white and I wanted them to be a matching green, so I spray painted them.  There are so many wonderful colors of spray paint available now.





No better backdrop than Mother Nature's gift of a glorious lilac bush.  This one is a Korean lilac.  Blooms a little later than my other bushes.  The heady fragrance can be enjoyed from many yards away.  Because I live in a high altitude area with intense sun, I had to plant this on the East side for protection from the intense sun.  Most of the standard varieties French, etc., work great in any part of my yard.




I love the little sweet & sour flower candy.  Found at my favorite Pharmacy gift shop.



I used a large watering can for the centerpiece.  The spout is a large brass Peony flower.



                                 The spout of the watering can.











A dreamy picture of the tablescape.  I love the softer focus of the flowers.







                              The little take home floral handbags






















Please feel free to leave a comment below.  Thank you so very much for taking the time to look at my tablescape.

I will be posting my Mother's Day 2016 Tablescape at Between Naps on the Porch, for Tablescape Thursday.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Spring Garden Tablescape

Time to plant...at least some things.  Still cold here but we can now plant cold season crops like peas and cabbages.  Soon carrots.  I can't wait!  So far we only use raised beds.  We made foot deep redwood boxes, trimmed the top with a flat board and in each corner attached a French style finial.  Painted them all a dark green.  I want to repaint a dark greenish blue this year.  A color I see associated with a French style garden.  We also made a tall decorative Kiosk to hold tools.  It has a bird house built into the cedar shake roof.  The Kiosk is very tall but not too big around.   I will have to post pictures soon. 

Actually designing hardscapes in my yard and garden is my favorite thing to do.  Even more than tablescapes, believe it or not! 








 I loved doing this happy Spring tablescape.  Unfortunately my computer is down.  I had to go to the library to add my photos.  I couldn't do any adjustment to the photo's, so they are in their natural state.  If you know what I mean.  No picture program.  This is one of my favorite tablescapes and I wish I had more exquisite photos.












              Oh, by the way, the cookies came from Whole Foods, so it has to be healthy, right?















































 I will be posting this at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  And Dishing It & Digging It, Link Party.  Thanks for looking.  Fell free to leave a comment below.  Have a WONDERFUL Spring!

I always use a new runner every Spring that I purchase at my favorite Pharmacy/gift shop.  I love that place!  The carrot cone/tussie mussie and peas and carrots candy is from the pharmacy as well.  Orange plates from the dollar store.  Ruffled burlap placemats from a new store called At Home.  Orange and white polka dot tablecloth from Ebay.  Cabbage plates I have had for years.  Little orange cupcake pedestal from Crate & Barrel.   My cute and charming Goose from Home Goods.  I wanted a cute whimsical critter holding carrots, and fell in loe with the Goose!