Monday, September 16, 2013

Tropical Tablescape

It's been awhile since I've posted, but I'm drawn back to what I love......tablescaping.  Even though Fall is fast approaching and we are getting a hint of autumn in the air......I've decided to set a tropical inspired table today......won't you join me?


I found this elephant this weekend at a thrift/home consignment shop and I knew he would be just right for the tablesetting I had in mind.


Not only was he the perfect centerpiece.....he was just the right colors as well!


I brought out my tropical palm candle sticks.......and ended up smashing one of the globes when I got distracted and it tumbled over.  But hopefully, I will find another globe soon to fit.  In the meantime, I decided to use them anyway.

Tabletop overview.....

and in for a close up......

Here's a place set just for you!

Paper bamboo napkins in green water goblets.


A layering of the dishes --- on top we have a creamy dish that's a little ruffled......

and next a heavy green glass plate that has olives etched into the design......

....and our last dish is my "workhorse" creamy white dinner plate from a set I found at Goodwill about 5-6 years ago.

Aren't these darling placemats?  I treated myself to a set for my birthday back in June.


And what could go more perfectly with bamboo napkins....than bamboo flatware?


Shades of greens cloth napkins......I know I have two napkins here.....two napkin "rule" at my house.....cloth for your lap to protect your clothing.....paper for your mouth to protect my cloth napkins!


And a final view of my tropical this angle you get a view of my new carpet......

About a month ago we had a terrible storm that put a tree branch though my dining room window and little bits of glass went all over my carpet --- I worked and worked, but still kept finding bits of glass......well with dogs and grandchildren it just seemed too risky so I decided it was time to replace the carpet I already had.....that I never liked anyway....this is in wonderful shades of chocolate, tan and grey......and I hope to paint the room a soft warm grey next spring....I've been talking about doing that for years, but this seems to press me onward!

Thank you so much for all the many kind comments to me after my father passed away in July.  That was my last post and I am slowly getting back to finding time to visit and post once again.

See ya!

I'm joining at "Lets Dish"
Tonight I'm joining Susan at  -- what a fun table she has this week!