Monday, January 19, 2009

Tablescape Tuesday

Susan at Between Naps On The Porch is hosting Tablescape Tuesday. Please visit her site and see many other creative tables.

I've only participated in a couple table scapes, so far. Today I wanted to do one of our kitchen table with plates I purchased at an after Christmas sale (75% off) at A. C. Moore's. Just by chance, I spotted these and they were marked down to a $1.20. I thought they would go great with the colors in my house and were very pretty for the winter.

Thanks for taking a peek and I hope you're having a happy week!


I used a round green place mat with red chargers to set the dishes on. I found little black snack plates at Ross's that I used for coasters. The plates have little snowflakes so I thought I could keep them out for the winter.

I had napkin rings that had pine cones on them and decided to use them with black napkins to accent the black in the plates.



I used a snowflake plate from Cracker Barrel under the glass globe centerpiece with a black dinner plate, red charger, and place mat.


I already had real pine cones and dug them out and used as place cards.


Enjoy the rest of your day!

34 comments:

Miss Janice said...

I just love your tablescape...the plates are beautiful and those napkin rings are gorgeous. Good job! I also like all your snowmen decorations around the home. My friend is okay...she still has to undergo additional tests at Emory. I took that post down, due to a privacy issue that came up. But...she is so grateful to everyone for their thoughts and prayers!

Happy @ Home said...

Very pretty table. I love the plates and how great to get them at such a good price.

Thanks for sharing.

ceekay said...

Rose your table is beautiful. I love the pinecones! and those dishes are great!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A beautiful tablescape! Yes, the colors are great for your house!

My mother loved cardinals and I always think of her when I see them.

Katherine

Joy said...

The plates are so pretty and colorful. Looks great! Love the
pinecone card holders too.

celestina marie said...

WOW what a great tablescape! You created a beautiful and inviting setting. I love those plates. What a great find. Perfect for a winter dinner.

Thanks for stopping by. So nice to see you. I have missed visiting during my busy redos, but hope to get around more now.

The paint is called aged copper from Lowe's in the spray paint section. The finish is on the cap. It went on so nicely and did not drip like some do. It can be applied to metal, wood, ceramic etc. I can't remember the brand, and I am away from my studio. I will look tomorrow and let you know.
Have a great evening.
hugs, Celestina Marie

celestina marie said...

Hi Again, I forgot to say~~ I did not do anything with my WH card. I placed it in my keepsake box from that trip. You could make a copy to cut if you want to showcase it and then leave the original in tack. Just a thought.
Celeste

White Iris Designs said...

Cardinals & pine cones...so wintery! Very pretty table you have set!

tardevil said...

Beautiful! Love the plates w/ the birds, and the napkin rings!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love the pinecones as holding the placecards! What a clever idea! Everything looks beautiful...when's dinner?

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

What pretty plates! The cardnial is the state bird for NC so I fell in love with these plates right away! I love the way you displayed your silverware, the pinecone card holders are perfect!
Everything looks lovely. I would use and display those plates all winter!!! :)
Alisa

prof en retraite said...

Oh I love it! so festive! Cardinals are one of my favorite birds. I love the idea of using real pine cones as place card holders. Cute tablescape...Debbie

santamaker said...

Such a pretty place setting and I love the colors! Very cheerful for a winter meal!

Zoey said...

Oh, my goodness, I LOVE those plates! and marked down to a $1.20....it doesn't get much better than that.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love th black napkins w/ pine cone rings...very chic!

Those cardinal plates are wonderful.

Susan said...

Love your table! and such a great price too!

Always loved cardinals..and the mix with pinecones, etc...perfect!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Beautiful wintry tablescape! Nice rich colors! Great job!
Have a happy week!
;-D

Wendy said...

I love the red and black together, just stunning. I can't believe the price, wow, you really got a deal.

Very pretty, thanks for sharing

Wendy

Lady Katherine said...

Just love this! The plates are great, and the price you got them for! Love the black napkins with the pine cone rings, the candle on that lovely Cracker Barrell plate. I love Cracker Barrell,I would stay there, take that back, I have stayed there overnight, in a Motor Home. They were so kind to lets, we were so tired! Just love your tablescape!

Shannon said...

Absolutely perfect!!! I love all the creative touches. So pretty!

Linda said...

Wonderful tablescape, all the little touches just make this.
Great job!
Linda

Rose Haven said...

Oh...how pretty and the black makes everything so striking!! Great job!

ellen b said...

Hi Ro! Your table looks great. I love red and black together! The cardinal plates are so much fun!

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the nice comments on my tablescape. This is lovely and I really like the cardinals and pinecones. How is the weather in South Carolina? We were going to go there last summer, but when gas got so high we stayed closer to home. Cindy

Shelia said...

Hi and I just love your wintry tablesetting! Very pretty!
BE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good evening, what a beautiful tablescape. Your plates are absolutely gorgeous. I can see why you would want to eat on them this evening. Thanks so much for visiting today, I'm glad you enjoyed the grape themed tablescape. Have a super evening. hugs ~lynne~

Dawn said...

Beautiful table! Too pretty to mess up with food!

Maryrose said...

Love the plates. The birds really pop and the addition of the pinecones really ties with the plates. Very pretty tablescape and "Good Shopper"

The Muse said...

Hello, Nice to meet you!
What a treasure trove of ideas you have shared! :) I like them a great deal and hope I can use some in a party table...
The coaster idea...especially!

And I do love the bright cheery cardinals!

carolinajewel said...

What beautiful plates! I also like your Cracker Barrel snowflake plate with the glass on top!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Great plates...love the napkin rings! :-) What a wonderful tablescape for Christmas or even winter time! Pinecones are soooo cute for the place cards! Everything ties together so beautifully! Thanks for posting on TT...love it! Susan

Kelli said...

Oh, I love cardinals! Beautiful tablescape!
~Kelli

Melissa Miller said...

How did I miss this one?

Your cardinal plates are absolutely STUNNING!

Wonderful TT post. :)

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

*What a WONNNNNDERFUL, DELIGHTFUL, DARLING, FUN & CREATIVE table you set here... (Ooooh, and bargains??? Ya GOTTA love THAT part!!!)...I ADORE cardinals and allllways love pinecones/trees~~~ Girlfriend, you did GOOOOOOD!!! A+ and many thanks!!! Warmly, Linda