When I purchased the new china cabinet for the kitchen, and moved my "old friend" out there, I found myself setting it up, cleaning it up and looking forward to the warmer weather. Last week I posted a sneak peek at my old friend - this week, I am posting the entire room. This time with a tablescape!
This is a before picture of the space
where I moved my old friend.
The metal shelf shown here was always serviceable, but.....
This is my old friend in place.
What do you think? I love it!
Of course, I had to add some of my purple,
green and white dishes to brighten up the space.
Next on my list of spruce ups
was the corner next to the table.
I tried to give it a feeling of more
privacy by using the dreaded Ficus tree.
I still like them as fillers
- I know the decorators no-no.
Since it was time to add something
a little better to that corner,
I went hunting for just the right screen for that corner.
I found it, but there
was only one problem - it was black.
Easy to remedy - spray paint!
Okay - lots of primer and spray paint.
This is the corner bare.
Now that's better!
And yes, I'm keeping the Ficus tree.
The duckie seems to approve.
A view facing east.
and facing west.
A spruce up like this deserves
a tablescape to celebrate!
Featured on a Raymond Waites tablecloth with
matching napkins is a mix of dishes.
I combined a Bordallo Pinneiro salad
bowl, a Pfaltzgraff soup bowl, a Target solid purple
dinner plate and finally a Bordallo Pinneiro charger.
A close up of the dish stack.
(Pardon the sun glare)
The floral centerpiece is a silk creation of my own.
It adds color year round, and the pitcher has been
with me for many, many years.
After all that work -
a break for the lady of the house.
I found this tea set a few years ago
at Cracker Barrel.
Purple is not an easy color to find.
I hope you enjoyed your visit as much as I have.
This week I will be linking to
Tablescape Thursday, Seasonal Sundays
Show and Tell Fridays
Click on the links to the right to
view other beautiful tablescapes