Saturday, April 28, 2012

Summer is Almost Here!


I live in the South and we usually do not have much of a winter and even less of a spring. I have been enjoying the beautiful spring flowers, but most of them bloomed in February and late March!



I found these reversible placemats that I had bought at Dillard’s a few months ago and thought it would be fun to do a blog with them.  The flowered side reminds me of spring, so I thought I would hurry up and do a spring-like table setting, before the brutal summer arrives.

Since I love to layer, I put down a white tablecloth and put the placemats on top.  Then, I added white chargers from Maryland China.



Next, I used my favorite pink dinner plates from J C Penney with green Bordallo “Cabbage” dinner plates on top. I purchased those at Tuesday Morning.



I needed flatware that did not get lost on the placemats and tried several different patterns.  The Wallace “Sir Christopher” looked the best. 



Since there are salt spoons with that pattern, I used individual crystal salt cellars at each setting.




I, also, used green napkins from Kohl’s and pink flower napkin rings that my oldest granddaughter made for an “Audrey Hepburn” tablescape for Tablescape Times Three. You can see that blog HERE



The goblets that I am using were a real find on the Replacements website.  They were listed under the “Unknown” manufacturer designation, but they look exactly like the Carlo Menotti ones that I have seen elsewhere.  They are the same height as the Menotti goblets and mine have white on the inside of the goblet bowl, like the Menotti ones.  They are either very good imitations or they are the real thing.  Anyway, I only paid $1.99 each for them!!! One of my best bargains, ever.  You cannot believe how pretty they are in person.



Luckily, I had red roses blooming that I could use as the centerpiece.  I placed them in a light green vase, which you really cannot see in this photo.  I guess most of you have realized that I am not a floral designer!  Actually, I like the look of flowers that are not so formal, but arranging flowers is not one of my best talents! 



I wish that spring could last longer around here. After the summer really arrives, the flowers and I all get a little “droopy”, which reminds me that I need to get busy doing a tablescape on the porch, before it gets too hot!  Maybe, a nice cool breakfast one!

Diane










32 comments:

  1. What a lovely tablescape! I love the placemats. The pinks & greens look so pretty together.

    Can you send us some of that "almost summer" weather, please? It is 27 degrees here this morning! :(

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  2. What a gorgeous setting ... love how you pulled it all together. Love my South too but wish we had a longer spring as well before the heat hits :)

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  3. I like the reversible place mats as well. That way you get two for the price of one.

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  4. Such a delight to see gorgeous pink every week, yours are lovely!

    My PINK please come and see when you have time. Have a safe and happy weekend!

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  5. Diane your tablescape is so charming. I love the pink plates and have been looking for some and teacups and saucers forever. Don't think I looked at Pennys though. I have two of the green cabbage plates that I bought at a yard sale and LOVE them. I wish they had more!!

    Thankyou SO much for your very kind comments on my parisienne luncheon post. I can see you are very into Paris too. Love the Eiffel Tower in your Header. Love your whole header for that matter. So nice to meet you Diane and I am now following you!

    Nann

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  6. our weather can't make up its mind to be warm or cold. it changes from warm to cold overnight. visiting from pink sat

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  7. The colors first caught my eye -- the linens are beautiful! You really got a steal on those goblets.

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  8. Beautiful colors in your tablescape. Love the dishes and great deal on the goblets.

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  9. Also thanks for stopping by my place and leaving the sweet message and my grandsons are so special to me. I love spending time with them.

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  10. beautiful table ! Love your colors.Thanks for sharing Joann

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  11. I have enjoyed your blog and wanted to let you know that I have just chosed your blog for the Leibster Award! Go to my blog - Corner of Plaid and Paisley to find out more about it.

    www.cornerofplaidandpaisley.blogspot.com

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  12. Love all of the color! Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  13. I love your table! All the roses just make it so romantic. those salt cellars are too cute!!

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  14. Beautifully done! I love the placemats and I especially like that they offer two patterns! Those white stemware pieces are beautiful! You really did good on that purchase! Love your wallace silveware and the dishes! Those chargers look really interesting!

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  15. I think we all get a little droopy once that heat and humidity sets in. It's horrible here in the Midwest, too! We are expecting highs in the 90s over the next 2 or 3 days. Hello......it's only May!!!!!!! I cannot remember ever turning the air-conditioning on this early in my life! Very pretty table, and the reversible placemats are terrific! More bang for the buck! You got a marvelous deal on the stemware!!!! I didn't even know that Replacements had an unknown maker section. I'll have to check it out. Maybe I can find some of the pieces I've been looking for!

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  16. I'm feeling the need to do some springy ones before we get a case of the droops here too. Last year, I took my hot pants outside in August. What was I thinking?

    I really love the placemat inspiration for this one, and the place setting (especially the cabbage salad plates, love them) is just perfect on it.

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  17. Love pink and green together, and spring flowers make it all the sweeter. Also the flowered napkin rings are so nice ... and enjoyed visiting your granddaugther's tablescape!

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  18. This is so pretty! Those goblets ARE beautiful! I never saw anything that reasonable at replacements. Wait, are you the one who lives near them?
    The placemats are so pretty! Your roses are lovely and pull the whole table together.
    Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

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  19. Diane I love this table! The pretty place mats are a great inspiration! I too live in the South and already it's getting hot! Most of my flowers have bloomed and gone also. Love your roses and the sweet touches you added in the napkin rings.

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  20. The way it felt in Houston today, summer is here. Crazy to think the heat has already started, but your cool greens and pinks cool it down a bit.

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  21. Diane, your flowers are so pretty.. just like they are. Love the placemats too. Our spring flowers bloomed in february and i just know that our summer plants are going to wither with the heat again this year. Love love your pretty dishes. I noticed the glasses first.. wow they are stunning.. Love love the table.. xo marlis

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  22. Wonderful tables cape. I'm so glad that you named the lovely reticulated white charger plates. I have been looking for some at a good price forever...I've already been to the Maryland China Company website. I'm also blown away by those goblets....amazing get! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous table! Your place mats are my fav!! Love them.

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  24. Such a stunning table! I love the springy colors, the plates, flatware and tablecloth, actually I like everything on the table....Christine

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  25. Hi Dianne,
    OMG... I adore your baby pink stemwares. Wow... I can't believe you found them.

    BTW, if you visit me, I guess we have almost the same placemats. Love your too.

    Happy TS,
    /CC

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  26. Your tablescape is really beautiful and I think your centerpiece looks lovely. I love your stemware and flatware.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comment.
    Randee

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  27. What a beautiful tablescape! Love the colors and of course those cabbage plates are my favorites! I have a set and they just go with anything for spring and summer! Thanks for your sweet visit and yes I will be taking pictures of the hydrangeas in full bloom and giving some growing tips too! Have a lovely weekend..
    Miss Bloomers

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  28. What a pretty feminine table. I've never seen those chargers before and they look great with the pink and green. Those colors just say spring to me. Great buy on the glasses no matter what they really are! Are you the only family member still tablescpaing? It's so much more fun with my sister doing it too but we wish we lived closer so we could share things!

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  29. This is a very pretty tablescape. You incorporated plaid with a floral which I love. Your center piece is a beautiful summer flower and that silverware is gorgeous. I like everything about your table.
    Pat

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  30. I know what you mean about summer being almost here! I need to do an outdoor table quickly, too! Your table this week is so pretty -- love the roses echoed in the place mats and napkin rings. What a find those goblets were! They look so versatile and unusual! Thanks for your kind comments on my table this week!

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  31. Love this! Love the colors and those lace chargers are just amazing.

    - The Tablescaper

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  32. What a pretty table! Love the colors. You are so smart about finding flatware that doesn't get "lost". I just love those cabbage dishes with the pink.

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