Wednesday, July 1, 2009

mixed berries tablescape



Since school vacation started for my boys, it has been sunny just 1 day. So the other rainy afternoon when the boys began to play with the Wii, I knew I had an opportunity to create a tablescape that had been in my mind. The sun even made a brief appearance for my photo shoot.


Once again many Target finds are making an appearance. The strawberry dishes are from the Summer seasonal section about 2 years ago; the striped table runner; the faux hydrangeas; our little pals the s&p birdies; the paper napkins. The cake plate is from Crate & Barrel.


I am almost embarrassed to tell you about the berry tablecloth. Um ... It's a sheet! I gathered and tied it at each corner. (Don't worry -- no pillow case napkins -- yet!)


Keeping with the berry theme (this drink is quite delish).




Again, having fun mixing patterns together.

Please visit the gracious Between Naps on the Porch blog to see all of the wonderful tablescapes created this week.


Well, one benefit of many rainy days is that my plate garden flowers are still living. Dare I say "flourishing?"


Looks like more rain in the forecast. Next opportunity I hope to post some new things at my Etsy shop. Wii shall see!

xo

41 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Very pretty table!

Liz said...

Now how the heck did I miss those super sweet plates? I feel like I practically live at Target! Of course I have the tweet burdies.

A very cute table indeed!

~Liz

P.S. Don't be embarrassed about the sheet. I have a Rachel Ashwell shower curtain that I use for a table cloth

debi @ life in my studio said...

Elyse,
Your table looks so pretty....I love those cute strawberry dishes! Everything just goes together so well, even your sweet 'tablecloth'.
So...what time is dinner?

Tracy said...

The tablescape is lovely! I love the bird S&P shakers...cute!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Elyse, you are the best at tablescapes!! I love this one. Aqua and red are so pretty together and I love strawberries :)

Thank goodness for hte Wii!! My boys play it all the time and I love it, lol!

Guess what? I use a bedspread for my tablecloth!! LOL! But I love it. I also use a throw for the topper! Repurposing as always, lol!!

Love ya,
Amy

*Noelle* said...

love the tablescape and those items from target! i saw those towels there and wanted them badly!!!

TattingChic said...

Very cute tablescape! I LOVE berries! So cute for summer. Hope you get the rain you need for your beautiful garden! :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What pretty colors! Love this tablescape. and the sheet looks great!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Hey! Sheets always make THE best table clothes!! They come is the cutest designs...which for some reason, table cloth makers never think of...and they are so much easier to get stains out of!!! ;) LOVE YOUR TABLE!!!!

m ^..^

Melissa Marie said...

Your plates are so adorable! And don't feel bad about the tablecloth... You probably wouldn't believe half the things I've used. haha And, yes, I actually have cut up a pillow case and turned it into napkins. I have also used a shower curtain and a quilt bedspread for a tablecloth. The more innovative the better in my book! ;) haha

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Those berry plates are so cute! Love that you used a sheet for the tablecloth. (I've done that before too). Your plate garden looks so pretty. Have a wonderful holiday weekend. laurie

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh too cute. I love seeing the pic of your plate garden. I think that was one of your first posts I read and I told my husband I'm not the only one that sticks plates in the dirt! We have so much in common....maybe we are distant cousins:)lol!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Elyse

lovely table setting fit for summer! love the colours! Wish we have Target store here at my side of the world..

Have a great day!
xo
fitty

Jen Kershner said...

Love those bowls! Can I come and have chicken salad with you at that table?

KarenHarveyCox said...

Elyse,
Your table scape is so lovely. I just popped by your etsy shop and I Love your new postcard canvases. You are so creative, and I just love your style.

Have a lovely 4th.

Karen

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Don't be embarrassed about the tablecloth, I think it's brilliant! I like how you mixed it with the striped runner. The colors are so yummy. I love it! Happy 4th!

Lori said...

Elyse, your table~scape is so charming...the colors just scream summer...i think your table~cloth is genius!!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Elyse, love your sweet table. Just charming!!

Barb

bekimarie said...

The strawberry dinner service is very CK and I love the idea of the tablecloth. It all looks so pretty!
((hugs))
Beki xxx

The Old Painted Cottage said...

That plate garden is so inspiring. And I'm loving your sweet table.

oxox
Jennifer

Brenda said...

I spy red! Oh, when I click over to see you, I can hardly wait for the feast for the eyes you always provide for me. I see "Elyse" and my heart starts to pitter-patter cause I know I'm gonna see some terrific eye candy! Happy 4th! Love your plate garden too!
Brenda

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

OK, I noticed the plates in your last picture, used as your flower border. One day I will somewhere where I can steal that idea--so cute!

Carolyn said...

I love your pretty colors-everything looks so nice.
Carolyn

Lisa said...

Love the strawberry dishes!!! Your table is Lovely! Sorry about the rain. We need some here as it rained everyday in May and Twice in June!!! Crazyy!!!
Hugs, Lisa

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

This is pretty, don't be embarrassed...I use a matelasse coverlet all the time! Have a great 4th!

Lisa said...

Sheets are so versatile, aren't they? I love your dishes! Target is the best for summery entertaining! Have a wonderful 4th!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very soft and pretty!

Have a happy holiday!

Katherine

Mary said...

Great table, happy 4th! :O)

Linda/"Mom" said...

*** BEEEEEAUUUUTIFULLY DELIGHTFUL!!! *** I just loved what you did here!!!

Best,
Linda in AZ *

Lori said...

Cutie cute! Like the bowls! Aren't the plate borders fun? I have two! Lori

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

I like looking at your dining table. It's so refreshing and very pretty. Good thing the boys lets you dress it up.

I've tried those flavored water, not that brand though. And for quite a while I was "addicted" to it :-)

Lovin' the plates with the flowers. I think its just a wonderful idea. It makes everything looks so whimsy, like stepping in a fairy tale story where cottages and houses are just that :-)

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Elyse! How pretty this table setting looks with your background paper on your blog!!!! Love those plates/cups. Glad you got a second while the kids were busy; that won't be an everyday thing now that school is out!lol Have a great summer - Sincerely, Jeannette

fairiemoon said...

Elyse,
I finally responded to your tagging! I am such a schmuck! Anyway, come and see!
Erin :)
http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/

LaurieStar said...

I think this is my favorite tablescape so far that you have done. I am totally loving that set of dishes! Adorable colors. What does your hubby think of all the fancy table settings?

printersdevil said...

I came back by to mention that I am hosting a Christmas in July Tablescape Party at my Playing Dishes blog. There will be one held each Saturday this month. Please come and participate or at least visit. A holiday tablecloth will be given away on the last Saturday, July 25. Info on signups is available by clicking my sidebar memes available on both my blogs.

I am also having a weekly Christmas giveaway at my Christmas Memories in My Heart blog. Weekly entries are closed out a midnight on Wednesday for this.

Hopefully some of you tablescape regulars will pull together a tablescape for CIJ or pull out some photos from last year to post.

Happy CIJ!

Pinky said...

I LOOOVE your table and am going to see what sheets I ahve that might come in handy:):) Thanks for the tip! Love those berry plates, I missed them at Target! Darn! Hope you had a great 4th! Pinky

Stephenie said...

Your table looks BEAUTIFUL!!!! I use sheet all the time for my diningroom table... You can't even tell...Love it!!!
Stephenie

Bethany said...

Lovely. You've got a knack. Well you have quite a few knacks. And I don't mean knick knacks. Though you've got those too...:-)

Bethany said...

Garden islooking fantasic. Next year we've got to get you a trellis and you can grow some birdhouse gourds. You could cottage, paint and crackle them up Elyse style.

Amy C said...

the plates look fabulous I am so glad you showed them in their full glory surrounded by the blooming flowers!

Terri said...

Ok I totally thought those dishes were from Cath Kidston! Oh how I love Target! Oh and my eight year old daughters are into pokemon! I just don't get it!