It's time again for Tablescape Thursday! I can't wait to see what's in store over at "Between Naps on the Porch" when everyone invites us to their tables.
Today my spring rooster is the star of this bright table setting full of whimsy.
I left the white tablecloth on from last weeks bridal tablesetting and covered it with a sheer orange gingham overlay.
See how sheer it is? I found this at a little shop in Virginia Beach last fall and I'm hoping the next time I go back to get another color - love the versatility of this.
Welcome to the table - here's a place set just for you!
Here's a look at the star of the table. He's crowing because he loves his spring feathers! He's not ashamed of being different -- no sir-ree!
He's strutting his stuff in a bed of colorful flowers. ($4.99 at Martin's) I got the bowl at GW -- I've seen several this style around -- heavy crystal - octagonally shaped with a silver base. (it needs a bit of polishing)
I love pink and green and when I saw him in a thrift shop, I knew he was coming home with me! Who wouldn't fall in love with a pink and green rooster?
These are the hand painted goblets I found last year at GW.
The cup and saucer from the set of "Gollum" dishes -- perfect for our bright Spring breakfast table.
A peek at the layering of dishes and table linens. Bamboo flatware purchased a year ago at Marshall's.
Let's do a tabletop strip tease. First we have green cloth napkins from Target. The napkin rings are the same ones I used last week - purchased from "Style Sisters" -- last week the table brought out the soft pinks and this week the bright colors seem to bring up the bright pinks -- don't you love it when a color works both ways?
Next up we have our bright floral plates.
See the china "marking"? Caspari. Hey wait....don't they make........
Yes! Remove the clear glass dinner plate and you've got....
... a paper plate! I learned this trick from Laurie of "Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie". How brilliant -- now we can have any style "china" we want! Love these colors.
These bright chargers were also purchased last fall in Virginia Beach at "The Ragged Robin" -- wonderful little beach shop.
My happy rooster is still crowing about his cheerful surroundings!
A closer look at the goblet detail.
An overview of the table.
Overview of the centerpiece.
Still swinging from the light fixture.
A little different angle.
My attempting to take some "artistic" photos.
As I walked away, I thought I really like the way these cloths look on the table. To see lots of great tablescapes of fun and inspiration, be sure to visit Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch". You'll find a place set just for you!
Mr. Mid-Atlantic and I are headed to Sanibel for some much needed rest and relaxation -- can't wait. Please forgive me if I don't get around to everyone's table this week to comment - between working and packing, I won't have much "visiting" time. I'll be sure to take pictures so you can "come along" with us to the beach on my next post.
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