Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tablescape Thursday;)

Welcome to our first Tablescape Thursday;) hosted by Susan over here;0)

So what does one do when out of ideas and dishes? Go to a friend's house of course and borrow their dishes, table, stemware, etc... for a few hours and snap some pictures;)


I knew that Kelly had several dishes and a beautiful room and table to display them on so I invited myself to play a little with her stuff;) See the detail in the cup isn't this sweet!! The dishes are a light aqua color so soft and pretty;)



It was easy with all the stuff she had to throw this together...I would stand there and say "nope...somethings missing" and off she would run and gather more stuff. (lol)




The center piece is a mirror she made that usually hangs in her sun room, we used it as the centerpiece...then we realized we had a theme of sorts and out she pulls this fun vase to set in the middle of the table... and look at the tulips isn't that kind of unexpected yet fun!





The crisp white napkins and rings I had brought with me and look they look perfect up against her setting!







This was fun and something I truly enjoyed for a day! A nice little escape from the chaos that seems to be following me;)






The wall color in the room even matches the lovely setting it's so soothing isn't it?








Look more circles on the candle holders!









Well I hope you enjoyed looking at something different today!! A big thanks to Kelly for putting up her stuff and her house for me to use and play with.... friends like that are "priceless"!!


Hugs and enjoy the rest of the tour as I am sure there are many lovely spaces to look at;)

Hugs and much love

French;)

xoxoxo













67 comments:

Susan said...

What a great idea..go to a friends and use their dishes!

And you had fun...and created a beautiful table!

Susan

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Love it, Love it, Love it!! I love these colors. And the circles are perfect. The dishes are beautiful. And why not kick in a extra twist with the tulips!! I wish I was there to have fun with you ladies.

marty39 said...

What a priceless friend for sure. Love the aqua and white color scheme. The dishes were just gorgeous and the centerpiece was very unexpected and eyecatching. I loved the tulips for that beautiful touch of white. Great tablescape. Hugs, Marty

Cynthia said...

I just love that shade of blue. Everything looks so elegant and soft. Your friend has a beautiful home and the color of her dining room is wonderful. Cindy

Claudie said...

OH French
I was just thinking the same. I will have to get inventive if I'm going to keep up to the girls on this one.
My sister's table would be a great start. Your girlfriend was a great sport and it all looks fab.
Love Claudie

prof en retraite said...

Hi French...What a great tablescape! I love the colors...so serene! Everything came together beautifully! And what a nice friend you have to let you borrow her things!! Great job...Debbie

Melissa Miller said...

Hi French, This is so fresh and pretty!
I am so ready for Spring!
Love how you borrowed from your friend for the day. What a wonderful idea and look at the fabulous results. Amazing!
I love the silver sunburst.
Your black and white prints on the wall are gorgeous too.
~Melissa :)

Pug1 said...

It's REALLY nice!!!! GOOD JOB! CHEERS! Michele

SchmeckyGirl said...

OMG! It's beautiful. I love the wall color and combinations of silver and whites and the blue. Love it! That vase is awesome and tulips are my favorite. They are the only flower that looks even better when it falls over like that.
Great job!

Dixie's Whimsey said...

French - I love it... tag team tablescaping! Awesome! LOL

the table is beautiful, and your description of the fun you had tablescaping with your friend at her house made me want to run next door and see what Shirley has in her china cabinet!

great post! Dixie

Shelia said...

Hey Frenchieness! What fun and such a beautiful table you and Kelly have put together. I'm so glad you've introduced her to us! So many pretties!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This is beautiful! Love that spikey mirror thingy. You need to do a post on making one of those, 'cause I want one. I've been out of the loop because of an ice storm that left me without power. I just read your post from yesterday, and I'm sending prayers your way. laurie

xinex said...

How lucky of you to have a firend so close by and who would let you play with her lovely dishes. Love the centerpiece, it's original! And I love the soothing colors of the plates and all the other accessories on the table...Christine

Maya@Completely-Coastal said...

I absolutely adore the center piece, and the tulips are stunning. Everything looks so elegant and fresh. Now, when's the party?

Martha said...

That tablesetting is perfect for that room. Love the combination of colors.

Candy said...

Crisp and lovely. I noticed the wall color right off. Do you know what the name of that lovely blue hue?
Enjoy TT, Candy

Bo said...

Hi Lisa... I smiled when I saw you had a post for today...it tells me you are determined to make the most of a difficult time...and boy! Did you ever...the centerpiece really steals the show...it is gorgeous & perfect for a round table. Elegant china in such a soft color really stands out too...pretty! ;-) Bo

Justine said...

Well French, I do believe you're the first Tablescape chick to commandeer someone else's table for a post! LOL!
I love what you did, and ooh, the color of her walls is beautiful!!!!! I want to know how she made that mirror!!

Justine :o )

redsoxmom said...

How ingenius to borrow from your friend! Beautiful colors and I really like the silver mirrors mixed in. Great, great job!

Barbara said...

This is beautiful! I love the color palet and it is just so elegant. Thank you for sharing!

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

that is so pretty I love the colors and pieces perfect...thanks for the advice, I plan on keeping everything, I think my doctor has lost his mind. I sure hope you start to feel better soon, Hugs, Lisa

"Blossom" said...

Great friend tablescape. Have you tought about getting in touch with the clinic in your area to see if they can help you with getting your test complete. Just a thought.
Blossom

~CC Catherine said...

French, Thanks for the sweet comment you left me on today's post! You're right...we did have the same idea goin on, didn't we! I TOTALLY am LOVIN this tablescape, the colors, the circles, the way the table reflects the soft tones of the walls. Truly, the star like silver mirror layed flat and that cool silver vase you used for the white tulips are just stunning! But, then again...there are the candlesticks......TOTALLY ROCKIN! ;) Said a little prayer for you earlier this morning about the job/your friend! Hang in there! ;) ~CC Catherine

Zoey said...

I love the spokes of that mirror peeking out under the centerpiece. Gorgeous color, too.

Thank you to you and your friend for sharing this one with us.

A Hint of Home said...

Very elegant and crisp looking. Pretty cool, refreshing colors.

kiakai / Kelly said...

French, the pictures turned out great! You put it all together so beautifully. I don't know if I could do it. I'll leave all of that up to you and your talent. It was so fun watching and helping though!
xoxoxo Kelly

Donna Marie said...

French!!!! Your tablescape was breathtaking! The colors are just fantastic! Very calming and serene.

KK's place was the perfect place to go! :) I am sure you had a blast!

Hugs,
Donna Marie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is fantabulous!! And you both had fun putting it together! Great post!

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hello French,
Your table today is just beautiful - so elegant and sophisticated. Excellent taste! I love the whole feel and ambiance. Gorgeous, as always!
Alisa - Carolina Panache

Susan said...

Beautiful! And you had fun with a friend too! Thank you!

ellen b said...

Oh French! What a very fun thing to do with a friend. I like it. You two really pulled off such a unique gorgeous table. Hmmm...thinking of who I could con into doing this with me :0)

Fifi Flowers said...

This looks like a magazine layout! Soooooo pretty!
ENJOY your day!
Fifi

Mama said...

Stunning, Madame French every single detail, Kelly has a beautiful home, together you make a winning team, you have such a gift for this Frenchie, I admire and envy your talent :-), hugs, Kathy.

Lady Katherine said...

What fun to get to have time and fun with a friend. I just love the white, silver, aqua colors. The vase with the tulips. All very very pretty.

Linda said...

Soft and contemporary, very pretty! Like the center piece.
Linda Q

Kim Chalfant said...

Looks great. Love everything. You have got the knack for doing this.

~♥~ Monica S said...

My oh MY.. that was just plain drop dead gorgious!!
Well done!

Monica

Beaux Mondes Designs said...

Bravo Ma'dame french!! tres belle..merci

Cathy said...

Beautiful tablescape! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Cathy

janet said...

again, sooooo beautiful and colors that i always tend to gravitate to, very soothing. You are a sweet friend, im sure the two of you had a wonderful time.
smiles
janetc

Jean said...

A very beautiful and elegant table.
Jean in Virginia

Michael said...

Seriously, I need to stop visiting on your tablescape days. I have Corelle plates and Macy's generic silverware. It's so not cute.

Ok, forget the stunning tablescape...this dining room is to die for. What's the paint color? (I'm going to search for it now, but if you happen to know, be sure to let me know!)

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a great table! Just goes to show that 2 minds are better than one!

Kathleen Ellis said...

So fresh and soothing...very pretty! LOVE the centerpiece, very creative, girl! This would be a lovely room to have brunch in!
;-D

DEB said...

Love your tablescape, the soft blues are stunning with the white tulips.

santamaker said...

Fresh and bright...so beautiful.

Charlene said...

Love the colors you used! They are so calming & restful. People would want to sit & visit in this surrounding. And you are so right... when you run out go borrow someone elses. :) I should have it would have been cheaper but, in the future I have new goodies to share. Thank you for stopping by to see me.

Deb said...

Very Beaufabulous! Deb Country Kisses

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a great friend Kelly is to let you "borrow" her and her dishes for a day.. Kelly you are the best... This is wonderful. I love the soothing colors and your scheme of circles is great! Thanks for swinging by to see the blue and white with Miss kitty and Mr. Mouse. I always love when you stop by.. I hope you're feeling better darling. hugs ~lynne~

Janie's World said...

Your table is beautiful. I love how the starburst on the bottom fits with the vase that sits on it. It looks like it burst from the vase.

Twice as Nice said...

I see you had some fun at the neighbors! I'm sure she was glad you came over. The table looks fantastic! Love the color of her diningroom. Wouldn't the chairs look great if the cushions could be monogramed? Where did she get tulips that looked that real?

Have a happy weekend.

Happy To Be said...

Girl you are too funny..never thought to run to a friend house to get China...but trust me I will put that in my memory bank...oh wait a minute I don't have a memory..Love that auqa color and I so remember my Mama being into that color at one time..even our stove and frig was auqa..with Pink counters..Great table French..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Elaine said...

You put together a lovely table! So soft and pretty and still very contemporary somehow. Great job. I loved the white tulips. Perfect touch!
Elaine :)

nikkicrumpet said...

I loved it...a tablescape "thursday" and you hijacked a neighbors house and dishes....now that's thinking outside the blogging box lol! And she does have a gorgeous dining room and beautiful things. I really LOVE that vase!

Helen said...

Simply stunning!!!!!

Proud American said...

Can you tell me what that color is in your friend's dining room? It is exactly what I am looking for.
Thanks,
Cindy

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

French...this is a great idea! What cute dishes Kelly has and what fun to do a tablescape together. I love the centerpiece you guys put together and the soft blue of china is soooo perfect for this wintery weather! Great TT!
Susan

Ma'dame French said...

So many have asked about the color...ironically the color is called "Rock Moss" from Walmart and in person in looks much greener than in these pics...it's one of those colors that looks different depending on the room it's in...Hope that helps those that asked!! French;)

Donna Marie said...

Hey Woman... just popping in to gaze my eyes upon the lovely tablescape that you put together!

xoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Hi Lisa, you did a wonderful job! Love how you put this together, what a beautiful room and table! You make me want to go out and shop!

La Vie comme Elle va... said...

Bonjour madame French !!
c'est votre nom qui a attiré mon attention sur votre site...je suis désolée je ne lis pas très bien l'anglais mais l'illustration de votre site est agréable...

Bonne journée

SylB de France !

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

French, I just wanted to come by and see how life is treating you. You are in my thought frequently. I hope you're doing well.
Hugs, Terrie

An Accomplished Woman said...

Oh that is so pretty. Love your dishes and table. Where did you find the centerpiece? It is smashing.

kiakai / Kelly said...

Hey, are you doing anythihg tomarrow? And Thrusday? You'll have to teach me how to participate.
xoxoxo Kelly

Natalie said...

Yum yum yum yum yum.


That is all I can think of.


I'd eat it with a spoon,

Nat

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

The table looks awesome! That is funny that you did this at your friends house! Sounds like something I would do!

Anonymous said...

I love it, the prettiest one I have seen. I am thinking of that color for my dining room. I love it!!!

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