Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fishy Business this Tablescape Thursday

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Last time I posted which I can't believe was much too long ago I showed off our deck addition. Well this week it's the deck all decked out for a little evening with friends!!



I guess it's a little tropical with the pineapple candle in the center and little fishies everywhere!



I never would have imagined that turquoise and red could look so good together but I think I like it!
















Aren't these the cutest little critters!! They were the inspiration for the tablescape!
I think they were $2.00 each at Target!














And of course these followed soon after. I actually picked these up at Christmas time or maybe even before then on sale at TJ Maxx, there were four different ones so I picked up one of each!







Add ImageStill trying to decide which my favorite is!







I think I like this one.. the best.... I think;)










But they are all so cute....








Casual outdoor dining with friends....









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Hugs French;)

xoxox














55 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this! The colors are wonderful!

I bought some little fish plates the other day, at HomeGoods. They'll be seen in a tablescape soon. I have those same S&P's.

Kathy said...

Adore the fish plates...We are always looking for great fish plates in our family...Yours are very nice! great scape, xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Laura said...

I absolutely love the pineapple.
Everything looks wonderful.
Enjoyed visiting,
Laura

imjacobsmom said...

Cute tablescape! I like how you mixed it up a bit with the four different fish - I think that I like the Nemo plate the best, too. Hope your dinner was pleasant! Do you have plans for the 4th? ~ Robyn

xinex said...

Beautiful plates, beautiful tablescape! I have the fish s&p too. Happy Independence Day, Lisa!....Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love that pineapple! Very cute fish dishes too.

Melissa Miller said...

It's all so gorgeous French!

Love the way your diplayed the pretty red napkins. How clever.
The white pineapple is beautiful and makes a great centerpiece.
Precious fish plates as well.

~Happy 4th! ~Melissa :)

artis1111 said...

French,I love those plates!! The deck looks great for dining with friends. I get the best things at T.J. Nax. When you aren't looking for something ,is when you find the best stuff. Hugs. Kathy

Helen said...

I happened to catch an episode of RMS this evening and it made me think of you! Love your deck and beautiful tablescape! Good job.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful French fry...Love thos e fish plates and they do look great with the POP of red ...May ya have a safe and great fourth my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Picket said...

Morning Frenchie!!!! How are you girl? Everything is looking so good...love those square plates with the fish! Loves those colors! That pineapple candle centerpiece could go with so many different things...beautiful girl...hope all is well on your side of the mountain & that you have a great 4th!

"Blossom" said...

That white pineapple is stunning.
Great display of red, white and blue. I love fish dishes.

Carolyn said...

Very pretty tablescape-I love the pineapple too!
Happy 4th of July,
Carolyn

Donna Marie said...

Good Morning Woman!!!!! :) I love your little fishies!!!!! Those plates are lovely! I also love your pineapple hurricane lamp! The red and the turquoise look very summery and cool! I love it! I just LOVE the fish salt & pepper shakers... I MUST get them! :)

xoxoxoxoxox
Donna Marie

Tootsie said...

Oh French!!! It is just adorable!!! I love your dining set that you put outside....I hope you are getting along well...take care friend

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I just saw those fish s/p shakers over at Pat's, and I think I'm seeing another run on s/p shakers at Target (instead of birds flying the coop, we'll have fish swimming the waters!) Your tablescape and your deck are wonderful. Those square fish plates are fabulous! What a wonderful place to dine. laurie

Mama said...

Hey there Lisa, Love your tablescape, those fish dishes are pieces of artwork, love the little fishes and the pineapple too and your right the turquoise and red do look great together especially with the white accents and I spotted the gorgeous flatware on the stand I really like them.

Your deck looks wonderful, love those chairs, I can see you have been busy with your designing girl, happy summer days to you and happy 4th July, hugs, Kathy.

Justine said...

Ooh, this looks gorgeous, French! I love the fish plates and the S&Ps!!!! The colors look so good together!

Justine :o )

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

What great fishy plates! Love your chairs too. They would look great on my porch. Happy 4th.
~ ~ Ahrisha~ ~

Melissa Miller said...

Forgot to mention last night that your dining table and chairs are STUNNING as well!

marty39 said...

Oh, I love it. It really is so pretty. The pineapple candle holder is just stunning, and the fish plates are all wonderful. It really would be hard to pick a favorite. I don't know that I would have thought to put turq. and red together, but I love it. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

bj said...

Just beautiful. Your table looks so bright and summery.
One of my granddaughters just painted her room in the most beautiful aqua/watery blue and has just small touches of red and it is AWESOME. 'Course you KNOW I am gonna have to blog about it..:)

sue said...

Those plates are fabulous French! Don't you just LOVE TJMaxx and Homegoods! Red and turquoise look great together, very tropical. Wish I had a deck..:-( Have a fun 4th!! xo

Barb~Bella Vista said...

A lovely table.....the colors are wonderful.

Barb

amariaf2000 said...

Oh my word - I love your table! I love the tropical/fish theme! Those fish plates are awesome!!!

~angela
www.mccalled.com/peonypatch

Brenda said...

Oh, your orange and white clown fish looks just like my Georgie that lives in my 90 gallon saltwater aquarium! Same shade and everything. This is delightfully pretty. I do love those colors together. And my deck is almost finished. Can't wait to get this steel boot off my boot so I can decorate it!
Brenda

janet said...

Hi Lisa, how ya been girl? Thank you for stopping over to see my daugters prom pictures. Your table looks so pretty, i really love your pineapple candle holder.
hugs
janet

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Great table! Love the fish plates! Happy TT and 4th!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Yes, the turquoise and red look great together!

Have a happy holiday!

Katherine

Mary said...

Great table, happy 4th! :O)

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Lisa, it's been AAAAGES, and it's so nice to stop by and see this~~~ I ADOOORE your colorful fish plates... absolutely CHARMING, as is just EVERYTHING!!!!

Hope you are all well, happy and having loads of fun!!!

Warmly,
Your old pal Linda *

Mrs. B. Silly said...

My favorite is the same as yours. The salt and pepper shakers are the pièce de résistance! Clever title for you post too! : )

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I'm not sure how I missed this.. it is absolutely "adorable".. Love the salt and pepper shakers. I've seen them and passed them up many times, thinking I had to be a good girl... now I'm wishing I had picked them up..lol.. Hope all is well your way. Wishing you and yours a fun-filled Fourth..
hugs ~lynne~

Merri Cvetan, The Design Coach said...

Isn't it great fun when an unexpected color combination is a winner? Love the fish plates.

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!

squawmama said...

Hello Dear Friend, I Loved the tropical tablescape... The clown fish is definitely my favorite...but they are so cute. Hope all is well with you. I am finally back on the road so hopefully I can get back to regular blogging... Love YA

(((HUGS)))
Donna

squawmama said...

Hello Dear Friend, I Loved the tropical tablescape... The clown fish is definitely my favorite...but they are so cute. Hope all is well with you. I am finally back on the road so hopefully I can get back to regular blogging... Love YA

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

How fun are those little fish faces! Love em!

Tootsie said...

just stopped to say hi and wish you a good weekend!

Donna Marie said...

Hey French Fry!!!!! What's up Woman???? Miss you much!

xoxoxoxox
Donna Marie

Shannon said...

I like it! Hope you're doing well!

Envoy-ette said...

I love everything about your table! The fish plates, the pineapple! Colorful and pulled together!

Tessa said...

Absolutely stunning! The plates, the colours, the gorgeous pineapple, the fish. All just perfectly perfect.

Donna Marie said...

Hey Girl!!! When are you going to post? I only post once or twice a week these days! :) I got a little dental work done on friday... (ouch) so I have been taking pain meds in the evening. I am in a little pain now.. but I will survive!

What's up with you! I am going to email you this afternoon! I miss you and I hope all is well!

xoxoxoxox
Donna Marie

Kathleen said...

Looks very good!
The s and p's are adorable, anf the fishy plates too!

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

The white ceramics are so cute... I love them. They could pass for the Jonathan Adler ceramics that are out right now!

Donna Marie said...

French!!!! OMG!!! You non poster you!!!!!! I miss you!!!! Yot got a jobby!!! (YYEEAAHHHH) Me so happy!!! :)
That old guy in the glittery suit was too funny!!!!We have to get back on track... we are so out of touch! (((HUG))))

xoxoxoxo
Donna M

Donna Marie said...

French!!!! I see you are on Twitter... I don't twitt.. (LOL) I miss you girl.... What's new... how's the job? Seems like you are ultra busy!!!!

I will email you later!

xoxoxox
Donna Marie

Helen said...

Dear French Fry .... still thinking about you and wondering how life is treating you. I don't Twitter so you need to post again!!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a lovely post darling. I love your fish plates. I've yet to run across any. I love the pop of red you chose. Hope all is well your way...hugs ~lynne~

Chari said...

Hi Lisa...

Ohhh my, Girlfriend...it's been way too long since I've been over for a visit! Please forgive me! I hope that my note finds you and your family well!

What a lovely tablescape and I love your deck! What sweet ambiance for dining with friends! Ohhh...and I just love your fish plates! I couldn't pick a favorite, they're all just too darn cute! I do love the pretty turquoise and red together...it makes a grand statement and so cheerful too! Thank you for sharing your fabulous table with us! Have a fun time with your friends!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

9405018--Pat said...

I miss you...hurry back...Pat H

raxx a day in the life said...

Hey Lisa! My long lost blogging friend! How are you!

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

Lisa, Just thinking about you and wondering how you are my friend!
Hugs, Terrie

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

Hi French...thought about you today...hope you are well. Love this darling tablescape...so summery. Fish plates are so cute! Wish it was still summer with nice long days...getting dark way too soon, now.

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