Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Farewell to Summer and a Repost for Tablescape Thursday Has Gone to the Birds and the Bugs...


Yippee, it's Thursday, time for Tablescape Thursday and some beautiful tablescapes. Once again hosted by Susan over at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. Be sure to stop by for a full list of participants. You'll find some beautiful tables full of inspiration. Sometimes life gets in the way of play time and this has been another one of those weeks. So I chose to re-post an earlier tablescape. In this tablescape I used more springy flowers and dishes. This is my farewell to summer. Time to bring out more Fall like dishes. If you haven't seen it before I hope you enjoy it, and if you have seen it before I hope you enjoy seeing it once again.

On a cloudy, dreary day what better thing to look at than some beautiful tulips. This week I chose these beautiful red tulips for the centerpiece. (Even though they look orange here, not sure what's up with that). Centered in a concrete urn dressed around the edges with some Spanish moss.


Table set for 4 with a bit of the outdoors.



The salt and pepper shakers are the perfect match for the china. Topped with a tulip bud and adorned with flowers all around.

Close up..

Isn't the base of the urn gorgeous? I received this last summer when I helped a friend with her wedding. She had it filled full of some of the most beautiful cut flowers. This was long before my blogging days were even thought of.. so I hope I'm not fired for not having a picture. lol

The small ceramic bird is the perfect gift for each guest as they leave for the evening.

Oh goodness, the tulips have been invaded by ladybugs. Is that normal? Ladybugs are my most favorite bug. If a person can have a favorite bug..lol

I choice green napkins with these gorgeous silver napkin rings.. See girls.. it's in the shape of a crown.. I got my crown after all.. lol. (not sure what's up with the camera but these sure look navy to me, do they to you? I think I'm going to have to cave and pray a new camera comes my way).

As the desert plate I chose the leaf with grapes. I thought this continued the outdoor theme.

Close up..

I recently spotted this set of china on line. The pattern is called Butterfly Meadow by Lenox. Now, did I get them on line? Oh no! Much too high for my meager budget. I spotted these at TJ MAXX recently. I 'm waiting oh so patiently for the rest of the set to come in.. lol Aren't they gorgeous? Notice the ladybug? :-))

I love anything having to do with the outdoors and mother nature. So I've added a leaf ball.



As well as a birds nest.


Looking up..



Candle glow..

My bargain of the century last fall were these great pieces of flatware. I picked up the bone, green and chocolate sets. This week I felt the green worked well with the tablescape.

I added this darling bird on the ceramic gazing ball. I've perched her on another concrete base to give her some height. Isn't she just the cutest?

Oh goodness, the bugs are back once again...

Have you figured out what it actually is? Would you like a hint? Nah... Oh.. Okay!! glass.... :-)

From above..







The chargers were purchased from J.C. Penny's after Christmas and were a deal and a half.. I have a friend scouting for some others I've fallen love with that are even prettier and more dainty. I believe it's showing off it's beauty with that shine.. lol These pictures don't do the details of the beading around the edges justice. Ooops!! I believe we've got a double shot going on here...
Oh goodness.. those pesky ladybugs.. :-)

Did you finally figure it out? Ahhh... for those of you that haven't you have to come back tomorrow for the answer... lol My daughter knows the love I have for ladybugs, these were a gift many years ago. I decided they worked with the china so decided to stick them in the tulips.. :-))



Thanks again to Susan over at http://betweenapsontheporch.blogspot/ for hosting another great Tablescape Thursday. I'm sure you're wondering what we're having for dinner? Ummmm.. I hope you come for a visit tomorrow to find out what's for dinner and the answer to the lady bug mystery.. I'm off to see more of the beautiful tablescapes.. see you there.

hugs ~lynne~




87 comments:

Susan said...

Lynne...a gorgeous table!!!

I love all the extra details...the lady bug...and the urn is beautiful!

Love it!

Susan

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

LOVE the ladybug details! And that butterfly china is gorgeous!

I got 4 of those Lace chargers from JCPenney & wanted more too so I put in a search on eBay & I got an email when some were listed...they were even cheaper than JCpenney's.

Linda said...

The urn and the chargers are gorgeous....love them! What a wonderful setting! Linda

Blondie's Journal said...

Lynne,

Your tablescape is just lovely. I especially like the whimsy of the ladybug~so darling. The urn is also beautiful, I bet you find a lot of uses for it. And of course the napkin ring/tiara's~what gal wouln't want one of those??

I loved this post, even the lighting was perfect. Thanks so much! :-)

xoxo
Jane

sue said...

So So beautiful Lynne! My very favorite kind of tablescape, nature inspired! You have gorgeous dishes and the urn is fabulous! Good job sweetie!! xo

Susan said...

Thank you for the hint of Spring even though it's snowing outside right now.

prof en retraite said...

Hi Lynne! I love this tablescape...so many cute touches! That urn is gorgeous and I love those chargers! The little birds and the ladybug are the perfect touch! I feel like I've been having dinner in the garden!...hugs...Debbie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Flowers are beautiful! Everything is so pretty!. Love the sweet little touches like the lady bugs.
You did good! :-) Hope you are having a good week and hope your husband has recovered from his eye surgery.
Glenda

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table, Lynne! I am loving the spring tables!! Yours is fabulous! When we return home, I think I'll put a springtime table together.

xinex said...

Love the ladybug touch, Lynne. Lovely tablescape, love the dishes and the centerpiece. Don't you just love those chargers? I have them too and get a lot of use out of them...Christine

Janie's World said...

Beautiful spring table. I'm so in love with your centerpiece. That urn is to die for!

~CC Catherine said...

Lynne, This is such a beautiful tablescape and the tulips really do SET IT OFF! The dishes are festive and springy, especially the dinner plate with the spring flowers. I love the green dish on top...it really pulls in the garden theme...love all your little items placed all around the table. The little ladybugs are precious! ;) ~CC Catherine

carolinajewel said...

Wonderful outdoorsy table! I love those chargers! They are absolutely gorgeous and you got them as a deal!!!! That's great! The lady bugs are adorable! :D Jewel

ellen b said...

Oh what a fun table you set with such sweet details. I like it. Happy TT!

Cynthia said...

Bravo Lynne,
What a lovely table, there are so many interesting things I don't know where to begin. That flatware is some of the neatest I have ever seen and those plates from JCP, wow, I love them. I love all the candles and those plates from TJ Maxx, I've been eyeing them up too! Lovely! Cindy

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Lynne!

Oh I LOVE your birds & ladybugs theme! The tulips are so refreshing and bright! Just what we need to see here in cold Ohio. If you get tired of those gorgeous ceramic chargers you can always send them my way!
Thanks for the spring inspiration!!
Hugs, Sherry

Katy said...

Wow, this theme is just adorable, I love what you've done with the birds and the bees. LOL, thanks so much for sharing, what a wonderful inspiratioN!

Kathy said...

Beautiful tablescape, Lynn! I love the Spingy/Summery look of the added birds, ferns, and tulips. I really love your green plates too!
xo...Kathy

Shelia said...

Hi Sweet Lynne! Oh, how I love your table. I have those Butterfly Meadow dishes too! Found mine at Ross. Saw them at Macy's for many more pennies! I need some bowls! I love your urn with the tulips! Everything is wonderful and you've thought of every little detail. Dear Lynne, just one thing, uh, would you keep those bugs off my salad!?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Diane said...

This is beautiful Lynne! I've been eying the Lenox plates too, but I don't have room. You'll just have to share pictures of your from time to time! The chargers are gorgeous! Penney's, huh? I'm on a mission now...

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love clicking on each picture and seeing all the details. Lovely, lovely.

Dixie said...

Lynne... love your tablescape... I have the Lenox Butterfly Meadow "Cloud" china (purchased at Marshall's and TJ Maxx during the holidays)... they are ivory white "embossed" but they didn't have a small dessert plate so I purchased the ones you have in that plate... they look wonderful together... and I love the ladybugs!
and on another note... We had about 1000 ladybugs "winter" in my laundry room last winter... (it's attached to the kitchen) so when the weather got warm... well.. we had ladybugs everywhere inside the house... I wouldn't let Ricky "spray" for them... I just opened all the doors one sunny day and they made their way out to the garden! They're suppose to be good luck you know...

beautiful post as always. Dixie

redsoxmom said...

Lynne,
Love the tablescape this week. Those chargers are gorgeous!! I like the rusticness of the urn and little birdies. And the plates--I got the same deal the other week at TJ Maxx (mine are the Monarch ones). I can't wait to use them! Seems quite a number of us have spring on the brain right now--we can dream, right?!
Blessings,
Linda

Really Rainey said...

Lynne! Oh my your chargers are sooo pretty and can be so versatile! I hope you are able to get the other ones you were describing!

What a pretty spring like tablescape, and your bugs are adorable!

*Rainey

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Lynn, I love love your white chargers ! I have been hunting me some too . Love your table setting, it is so pretty and springy.

Happy To Be said...

Lynne another great design table by Lynne...now girl are thos Ladybugs earrings?? and if I gueesed it right can I have them...ha ha!! hey it pays to ask..any hoo I do love those chargers that you got and that flatware...I wished I could do this kind of thing but girl I am not good at it no matter how I try..BRAVO!! on a great and beautiful job and so glad to see you back Lynne I have missed you and our little talks..love ya sis...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lady Katherine said...

I just love the chargers, salt and pepper tulips, the lady bugs, bird nest, birds,candles, wow this is down to the last detail. So spring! Just love it.

Barb said...

Lynne,
That's beautiful.

Have mine all set up, but cannot figure out how to link and put TT pic on my blog.
Maybe I'll try again tomorrow.

If not, guess my regular visitors will at least get to see it.

Barbara Jean

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Lynne, what a wonderful table. You have outdone yourself. Everything looks wonderful. I love all the little extra things you have placed and have done. Great job.
Blessings,
Debbie

vintagewindow said...

Hello Lynn, I love the outdoorsy feel of this tablescape. The centerpiece and the settings are lovely. My favorite is the glazing ball with the bird. LOVE IT.

Happy Thursday

Kris

Kristen said...

I love your outdoor theme. How sweet to give the ceramic birds to your guest.
I haven't figured out the deal with the lady bugs but I like them and will be back to get the answer.

santamaker said...

Oh, Lynne, this is my favorite tablescape! Those tulips are so pretty and the little lady bugs are perfect. Can't wait to see what you're serving us!

mbkatc230 said...

Lynne, this is such a beautiful table. I love everything about it, from the ladybugs to the tulips! The "spring" china is gorgeous, and I love the flatware. What a nice touch of spring! Can't wait til tomorrow to find out the answer to your little mystery. Hugs, kathy

JudyBug said...

What a gorgeous table. I'm just drooling over the green plate. I love it!

I have the same chargers but mine are lavender. They made them in white, pink and lavender. I think they are still online.

Thanks for visiting!

CC said...

The ladybugs and those green plates, I'm a follower now. LOL

Love the whole setup and the pot of tulips is the perfect centerpiece for that table.

Oh, yeah, I am so salivating over those chargers, beautiful!

Bo said...

Hi Lynne...I've just had the best time browsing your gorgeous tablescape...and I almost fainted when I saw your Butterfly Meadow by Lenox plates...I've been drooling over that very pattern! And then, there were the chargers I've been wanting too...LOVED this post so much...and those little ladybugs are the cutest! ;-) Bo

ann said...

WOW.Lynne,this is awesome.You truly have some gorgeous china.I love----that urn and of course the birds and the lady bugs,aw-----.You just keep getting better and better..Ann

Barb said...

Lynne,
Thank you faithful friend for trying to help me.

Your comment is up now.
I have the comment moderation thing, so just got up and checked, and posted them.

I did 2 posts for the tablescape.
Did you see them both? Or does it only take you to one because i have only 1 tablescape logo? I put m,y name on the list twice.
Don't know what is ok or not being it is my first time.

re putting the logo on my sidebar. I have tried several times through various add a gadget, but have not gotten it right yet.
any tips on that??

Blessings on your day.

Barbara Jean

Barb said...

lynne,

oh, i guess i do need help.
my TT picture takes people to the list of how to do it, not the list of people who are doing it.

What now??

Barbara Jean

PS What is the smiley face next to my name on the list of TT bloggers for?

Gollum said...

Lynne, this is GORGEOUS! What a breath of springtime, and a joy. I love your details--the wee bugs, the tulips, and those gorgeous dishes!

Raggedy Girl said...

Love the little bugs and your new china pattern. Really pretty Spring table.

Roberta Anne

Chari said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

Yet another fabulous tablescape, my friend!!! Your red tulips are so beautiful!!! I love the lenox butterfly plates...Oooh...hope you can get a set!!! Well Darlin'...I just adore everything you did here...the tablesetting is gorgeous...and I love the green handled flatware...you did good getting those! They're perfect with the pretty green plates!!! Love all of your pretty birds and yes...the lady bug too!!!

I just have to tell you, this past summer and fall, we were just infested with ladybugs (in the house even)! I had them everywhere...I just thought that was so strange, guess it was a good year for them! Every time I seen one, I had to catch it and place it outside...hehe!!!

Well Darlin'...hope you have a wonderful day!
Love ya,
Chari

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Lynne, It's just beautiful in every way.

I think that the Spanish Moss in the urn is my favorite thing! ~Gorgeous!

The Green and the Ivory plates are so detailed and lovely. Precious ladybug, S/P shackers and flowers as well.

A wonderful TT post!
~Melissa ;)

tardevil said...

Every inch of your tablescape is lovely, but it surely isn't helping my spring fever!!! :O) What's up w/ this weather anyway? We had thunderstorms move through last night, and possible snow for Sat. night! Spring can't get here soon enough for me! Those tulips are awesome!

Libby Murphy said...

It's magical to me when you sit down to a table and keep discovering all kinds of beautiful details. You've captured it with this one. Something about tulips just says happy times.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the tulips and ladybug... FUN!

Linda said...

Great table , the tulips are pretty, make it so Springy!
Linda Q

marty39 said...

Oh how gorgeous. I just love the lady bugs and butterly's and all the accessory pieces are sooooo pretty. I just found a few pieces similar to your salt and pepper with the tulips on them and I just love them. The urn with the tulips is simply stunning. Such a pretty tablescape. Hugs, Marty

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Lynne, Your tablecscape is beautiful! The tulips are so pretty. I was at Wal-mart the other day and almost bought some, a few days later I went back and they were all dead and grown out. I don't think they bother to water them. I just know spring is on it's way. I was outside trimming some dead plants and low and behold I saw buds coming up. yeah! I love your dishes and the cute ladybugs too! Your tablescapes are always just gorgeous! Kristen

Kathysue said...

Lynne, always inspiring,always lovely, always festive. Beautiful job.hugs Kathysue

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kathysue, thanks for visiting today darling. I always love when you stop by..the support and kind words from friends are priceless.
hugs ~lynne~

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Lynne,
Well my Dad had surgery yesterday at the MAYO CLINIC in Jacksonville, Florida.
He is now at home with my Mom and recovering. He's only 71 and was running marathons just a few short years ago.
He will be fine very soon.
I just can't picture him any other way right now you know.

Thank you for being so sweet.
I always appreciate your kindness and understanding.

On a positive note our TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY IS TOOMORROW! YEAH! ;)
~Melissa :)

jerseygirl211 said...

Lynne,

It sure looks like SPRING HAS SPRUNG on your table. It looks great!!!! And I love Ladybugs too.:)
I had to pass on creating a tablescape today, our youngest son is visiting and I'm spending lots of time with him, he doesn't get here as often as he once did.

I almost posted another sale that Boscov's is having, but I was afraid that everyone would think I went back to work for them.

It's too bad that we weren't born wealthy instead of good looking, ;) then we could afford all of those pretty dishes. LOL

Hugs
'D'

Mama said...

Hi Lynne, your tablescape is beautiful, so fresh and spring like, I just purchased the Lenox meadow carved teapot from Amazon it was down from 86$$ to 29$. (Love the butterflies and insects) everything you put together here is lovely. Kathy

Carol said...

Just beautiful! You gals are so talented. And I LOVE the ladybugs!

It's fun that you tell where you got the plates, etc. You shop at my favorite places!!

janet said...

so many pretty things to look at, love all the details, ecspecially the birds
hugs
janet

Tomarie said...

Oh what a darling tablescape Lynne! I love the centerpiece and the salt and pepper shakers! And the ladybugs are just too cute! And you KNOW I love that little birdie!! Me wanty! :-)
Love ya! L~

Glenda said...

I really like how you incorporated the birds and bugs into this table setting. My favorite is the little bird on the gazing ball though everything looks so inviting.

The tulips show up red on my computer and the napkins are a very dark shade of green that is apparent when the picture is enlarged. They would also probably go well if you used them in a setting with some darker shades of blue. There is probably more blue in the dye used in the napkins than yellow, for the color to be so deep a shade of green.

DH decided I needed a new camera also. Hope if you really want one, it is forthcoming.

Helen said...

Your tablescape is really lovely and the little ladybugs a cute element ...

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hello Glenda my friend, how nice of you to swing in for a visit. It must be the pixels on this computer, the other one is worse.. ummm guess that means another phone call to dell. I know what you mean about the camera, but if dreams were wishes and wishes came true than I would have a camera..so that's a thing that will have to wait for another day.. hugs ~lynne~

Glenda said...

I always heard growing up, "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride". There is more than a little truth in that old axiom.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lynne, this tablescape is so delightful! I love the urn with the tulips. Those charges are so wonderful, and those plates with the lady bugs and flowers are soooo pretty. I love all of it. laurie

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a pretty springy tablescape...right down to the little ladybugs!
I love your napkin rings! I always admire the Butterfly Meadow plates whe I see them at TJMaxx...but there is usually only one or two...maybe I just need to start one at a time!
Have a fabulous weekend!
;-D

Envoy-ette said...

This is so sweet! Love everything from the ladybug to the green plate!

Angie said...

I love your table and your birds :) I wanna be a guest!

Belinda said...

Lynne! This tablescape is truly beathtaking...every little detail is perfect! I love all of the china patterns mixed together...you really have a terrific eye for mixing things. The elegant white plates with the beautiful butterfly meadow plates, topped off with the green...LOVE! And of course, you know I also love the flatware...I agree, you were so smart to get three sets! And birdies, ladybugs, candles, and the crowning glory, the red tulips...you outdid yourself, just wonderful! :-)

Miss Janice said...

Goodness gracious...I don't know how I missed this last week. I love the centerpiece (gorgeous) and the dishes you chose. It's all too cute!

Jennie said...

Very beautiful and I love the darling bird on the ceramic gazing ball.

xinex said...

The ladybug sure looks cute there. Your tulips are very prety. The dishes are lovely and I have been tempted to buy those plates from TJ Maxx but I really do have enough plates, don't you think? LOL! Another fabulously created tablescape by you again, Lynne!...Christine

Liz said...

I love the darling little lady bug on those gorgeous tulips! A beautiful table.

~Liz

niartist said...

Beautiufl Lynne! Of course it always is! :) I hope you can stop by and enter your name in the giveaway at Color Outside the Lines. I know you could do some fantastic things with the loot! :) Cheers!

Anne Fannie said...

Lynne, you set one gorgeous table!

~Ann

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Ohhh...I remember this beautiful tablescape, my friend and I'm enjoying it twice as much this time around!!! So sorry that you're so busy...hope that all is well, Darlin'!!! Well...I just have to say something about that big beautiful urn..it IS gorgeous and I love the pretty tulips!!! The ladybugs...so sweet! I'm with you...I really do love those little buggy creatures! hehe! Love your Lenox Beautiful Meadows china...gorgeous and it's so pretty with the Bordallo plates! Soooo...so beautiful, Girlfriend!!!

Have a terrific Thursday, Sweetie!
Love ya,
Chari

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Lynne, it is super lovely....so fresh and full of life. The green just speaks to my heart. You have done a wonderful job, here!!!!!!

Hugs, Barb :-)

RobinfromCA said...

Very pretty tablescape! I can't bring myself to say goodbye to summer just yet. It's still hot and I'm still in beach mode. Maybe after vacation!

9405018--Pat said...

Hi Lynne, love the urn....and the cute lady bug.....thanks for sharing....Pat H

Blondie's Journal said...

Lynne,

I love this tablescape. You know, I have the creamer and sugar that go with your S & P shakers!! And I also have some of the Butterfly Meadow collection! Love the ladybug!!

It does seem like spring was so long ago... ready to hunker down with the warm blankets and sweaters again??

Hope all is going well with you!

xoxo
Janie

Brenda said...

Ladybugs are my favorite too! In fact once I coached my daughter's t-ball team and I named us The Ladybugs! I love the green plates, the birds, the nests, the candlesticks. Oh, and the gorgeous tulips!
Brenda

Carolyn said...

Lovely tablescape. i love the urn and the ladybugs are so cute!

Carolyn

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Very pretty! And I love your little buggies on your table! Those ladybugs are just the cutest!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Lynne, I remember this pretty lady bug tablescape. So many pretty treasures on this table. I loved seeing it again. I can't believe summer is gone! It flew by. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Lynne, I remember this pretty lady bug tablescape. So many pretty treasures on this table. I loved seeing it again. I can't believe summer is gone! It flew by. laurie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl I'm sorry I'm so late again...Been up to my eye balls with this house...getting ready for the kids to come tomorrow...Now girl I love this table you have that magic touch like I have always told you my friend...Now Girl I have a box on its way to you...you should have it today...I just send it on Wednesday...HAPPY BIRTHDAY My Dear friend...I'm so sorry I'm late about that also...Hey shoot me and I'll even give you the gun ha ha!!I have no excuse but just busy...I hate when that happens and takes over my blogging time ha ha!! May you have a great Labor day weekend my dear friend...Remember someone in Calif somes ya girl...Hugs and smiles

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

the tiny ladybug...the sweet little bird...they are what makes it so special...the details! Just beautiful, Lynn!

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Love it--I like the contrast with the wood table too--woodsie (get it?). I love the birds and the little ladie bug!! and the dragonfly on the plate (I like them even more than butterflies especially because the eat mosquitoes!! yeah)

Hadn't heard of a leaf ball before--coooool!

The Raggedy Girl said...

What a lovely table and I love the little bugs and the beautiful flowers.

The Raggedy Girl

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful table - great detail. Really like the urn, and it can be used for a lot of different things.
You did good! :-)