Thanksgiving at the Junction

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Tropical Luncheon

Warm balmy breezes continue to blow in the Junction which was the inspiration for this tablescape.
 Much to my surprise, Wegmans (my local grocery store) was in the same frame of mind. When I stopped in to pick up a few items for the weekend, I walked right into a display of tropical flora that stopped me dead in my tracks. I was smiling from ear to ear as I loaded them into the cart - I knew immediately just which dishes to use!

Welcome to .... The Tropical Luncheon

I could hardly wait to get these beautiful flowers home!
I knew just the colors I wanted to use.

I accented the live tropical blooms
with silk palm fronds as placemats

The dinner plate is a solid soft green that allows
the bold colors of the salad plate to
take center stage

The white handle flatware gives some relief
to the riot of color that is also seen
here in the ice tea glass to the right

The patterned napkin is Vera Bradley from Macys
 the orange solid napkin from HomeGoods
and those colorful striped napkin rings
are from Kohls

The Ice Tea Pitcher can be found in Target...
Thought it was a good match to the other patterns
The little green bowl was last season there as well

As an accent I used my Pier One tropical dinner plate
as a serving piece, which rests on the striped runner

Thought I would give the salad plate a close up
The colors are so festive!

What would the tropics be without a beautiful parrot?
When I saw this in HomeGoods in the dead of winter
I had to have it ... guess I was dreaming of warmer days!

I think I just may make this one my screen saver!

One last look....

From the parrots-eye view

Hope you are enjoying
these beautiful sunny days as much as I am!

This week I will be joining
Seasonal Sundays
Tabletop Tuesday
Tablescape Thursday

Grab a tall glass of something cold
 click on the links
to the right, and enjoy!


  1. Oh!!!! You have no idea how much I ADORE this table! I love anything tropical!!!!! This is gorgeous! Every element is perfect. The flowers are gorgeous. I am a floral designer and love to use tropicals too! The candlesticks and candles are beautiful as well. I guess you can tell I love everything!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this table! XO, Pinky

  2. Fabulous table, I love this!! This tropical table has united all the most beautiful and perfect the china, the runner and centerpiece, all those florals, wow! The glasses, candle sticks and candles are great! Have a nice summer! Hugs, FABBY

  3. I love this post! It cools me down just looking at it. Your floral arrangement and candlesticks are wonderful, and the table runner brings it all together.

  4. Beautiful table...I have those same tropical plates in the brown background. Love your candlesticks.

  5. Oh how beautiful. I feel as if I've been transported to the tropics. Just amazing!!! I love every detail. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  6. Wow, this is gorgeous. Beautiful flowers and dishes and the entire tablescape is stunning. Hugs, Marty

  7. Your tablescape is very beautiful! The tropical flowers certainly add to the feeling that you at some wonderful warm weather resort. The colors you have used are perfect. I love this!

  8. WOWIE WOW WOW! That's one gorgeous table setting.


  9. SOOOo happy to have found your wonderful blog! You have amazing taste. I'm a new follower. Hope you stop by for a visit sometime.

  10. This is by far MY FAVORITE summer tsblescape so far!!
    The bird's eye view is to die for!! I feel like it may be what Casablanca set would look and feel like back when the movie was made....


  11. Everything is so colourful in this post. I just can't wait for summer to arrive here now I've seen this!

    Take care and best wishes for a great weekend!

  12. The tropical flowers certainly did inspire you to create an "island paradise" on your table! Those dishes are perfect and the parrot is a fun addition! Sitting down at that table would make one feel as though they had slipped away from "real life" for a little while and what more can you ask from a tablescape!


  13. Very tropical indeed! I love all the colors, and how wonderful Wegmans had exactly what you wanted.
    I love all the colors and mix of dishes. Just delightful! I did Caribbean this week, so we were on the same wave length! :)