I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My First Tablescape

My First Tablescape. 

I LOVE GREEN


My centerpiece consists of five elements. Three different ferns, one ivy and one orchid. The orchid is real but, I have had the plant for over a year and no blooms. (The bloom you see is from the DT) and I wish it was real.


The silver plated goblets I found at an Estate Sale for $1.00 dollar each.  They were so tarished I didn't think they would polish up.  Wow!!!! was I surprised.  The small juice glasses I found at a local thrift shop.  12 glasses at .50 cents each.  My silver plated tray I found at an Estate Sale for .50 cents.  It took some elbow grease to get the tarish off. But, I love to polish silver (I know I'm crazy).  The cute green pitcher was given to me by a friend that was downsizing from an apartment to assisted living.

I love the sign.  My dear sweet sister gave this sign to me. Yes, I do dig gardening. This is a better view of the silver plated tray.  When I look at the beautiful Tablescapes in blogland I see candles. Today I added one candle.  After taking the photographs I can see that I could have put two candles or more on the table. Well, thank goodness there is a next time.


I purchased 12 white linen napkins with my monogram on sale from j c penny catalog a few years ago. And, the picnic flatware I purchased at a Big-Box store.
I did it.  My First Tablescape.  I loved it. 
Thank you so much Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday. I 'm also joining Leigh over @ Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday.  Please jump over and visit their blogs.  You are in for a treat.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave a comment.  I love to read the comments and try to answer them too.
xoxo
Betty

28 comments:

  1. Hi Betty, Welcome to Tablescape Thurday! You set such a lovely table. I am a silver fan too, and your goblets are exquisite! You have a very good eye for shiny things, my dear!
    YOur table is calm and serene with the green and white. It is a favorite color scheme of mine.
    I can't believe you got you flatware from a Big-box store. A real find.
    You put all these lovely elements together in a beautiful table. I hope to see more tables from you. So fun to visit you!
    Yvonne

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  2. I love your green and I really love that goblit! It is so pretty. Be blessed. Cindy

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  3. Betty, you did a great job with your first tablescape. I'm quite new to this whole idea of blogging, but am absolutely loving it. I've always had a passion for dishes, glassware, silver, table linens and just about anything else that can go on a table. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Pretty in green, I love your silver globlets!!!!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  5. Love the goblets too! Such a pretty green tablescape.

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  6. I LOVE Tabelscape Thursdays, but I haven't mustered up the courage (and often just the TIME) to join in yet. I'd say, for your first time, you did a beautiful job of it! You inspire me to get off my duff and try too.. sometime SOON at least! ~tina

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  7. Your tablescape is lovely. Love the sign, so cute and the plants are perfect. YOur silver pieces are gorgeous. Such wonderful finds. The green glasses just make the table pop. Very well done. I look forward to seeing many more. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Your silver treasures are exquisite. Love the goblets! Nice centerpiece too! Welcome to Tablescape Thursday; it's fun!
    :-) Beth

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  9. Great job!! Your table looks wonderful. Can't wait for #2!

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  10. Very nice! Loving the greens and the garden sign!
    dena
    sweet pickles and chocolate

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  11. I agree with all the ladies in here. I adore the silver goblet too.

    Pretty settings.

    Blessing to you on your TT...

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  12. Nice job on your 1st tablescape. However, I must warn you...it's very addicting. You are now part of the group that will soon need a 12 step program. :)

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  13. You set a lovely table and that I Dig Gardening sign is so cute! I need one of those!

    Manuela

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  14. Welcome to the gang! Your debut table is SO inviting -- I love the soothing green and white with the sparkle of silver. Come on over to my house -- I have LOTS of silver that needs polishing! Looking forward to your next tablescape! Oh, and my mother has a continuously blooming orchid that is set in a west-facing window. Maybe yours needs more sun?

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  15. Wonderful first tablescape. I need to go to the sales with you. Great finds. I love green and white. You did a super job. Lori

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  16. It is just beautiful. I also like to garden so of course green is always a hit with me. I adore the center piece (I'm a little more than challenged in the centerpiece area). What a clever idea. Hope to see your creations often.

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  17. Betty, I love your white and green table. Hope you will be joining us each week...

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  18. What a nice tablescape, great way to celebrate earth day!

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  19. Great job on your 1st tablescape!!! Well done.

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  20. I love your history stories and estate sale finds!

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  21. Love your "gardening" tablescape! Green and white always looks so fresh! Well done for your 1st TT and hope you'll be back often!

    DD

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  22. This is just delightful. I love the greens and whites for your gardening tablescape; you are very talented with tablescaping my dear!.., I especially love the touch of the gardening sign!

    May you return again and again to join in the fun!~ Welcome!

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  23. Betty, I LOVE it! Green is my favorite color and ivy is my favorite plant, so it was a double traet. You really scored with the silverplate tray! And I love the sign your sister gave you. I look forward to more of your tablescapes.

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  24. Hi Betty. I love your table also. The green glasses are stunning with the plants. I have also such an orchid in my window, but mine is totally artificial. People are always amazed how long it is blooming. That's the luck of a blessed gardener. :-)
    Greetings, Johanna

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  25. Hi Betty. Your best photography yet! I also love the large photos. Wonderful job. Also, love your angel vine and your green glasses and your 'I Dig Gardening' sign.

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  26. hi betty! this place setting is beautiful -- i enjoyed hearing where you got each piece... and you coordinated them together so nicely! i just had a flashback from about 40 years ago when, during a 4-H meeting, we were taught how to set a table and in doing so, make it look attractive & appealing. (maybe i should have been paying closer attention!) i like these shades of green you used -- they're so natural. thanks for sharing, betty!

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  27. Hi Betty,
    I just happened to run across your blog and am so happy I did. I have saved you to my favorites and hope to stop by often. I too reside in California (Orange Cty.)
    Blessings,
    Nan

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I'm so delighted that you have visited my blog...
Thanks for your comments as I enjoy reading them.
Betty

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