I used a yellow, blue and white color scheme for the table today. I love this combination. It's so cheery.
The only thing I purchased new for this tablescape were the daffodils. Unfortunately (or fortunately...keep reading), I do not have them growing in my yard like many of my neighbors. There is a beautiful old farmhouse down the street with a field of daffodils out front, but I just couldn't bring myself to knock on the door. "Excuse me, sir, but do you mind if I cut your field of daffodils?" I'm outgoing and everything, but that crosses the line, even for me. So off to Kroger I went.
After I set the table, my eyes started watering and my throat got tight. Oh, no. I'm allergic to the daffodils! Same thing happens with lilies. So, I took a Zyrtec (good stuff) and now I'm fine. Who knew tablescaping is a health hazard?
For the place setting, I used plain white dinner plates and cobalt blue salad plates from World Market. The cup and saucer are from my Oneida Basketweave set. I found the blue butterfly napkin rings almost 10 years ago at Walmart. The cobalt champagne glasses (for mimosas, of course!) were a gift and the little juice glasses came from Home Goods many moons ago. The flatware is the same as last week, stainless from Hampton Silversmiths. I really need to work on my flatware collection.
Aren't the antennae cute? I suppose if you wanted to be super crafty (as many of you are) you could make these out of some wire and beads. I just noticed that the basket weave pattern on the napkin compliments the cup and saucer. Some of the best things are by pure accident!
In addition to the daffodils in a white pitcher, I used my bird lanterns for the centerpiece. The lanterns usually reside on my mantel. You can read more about them here. So sorry I forgot to light the candles. In addition to being hazardous to your health, this tablescaping business has a pretty steep learning curve!
The "tablecloth" is actually a remnant of some Sunbrella fabric we used eons ago for outdoor cushions. It has been rolled up in plastic in our basement for a long, long time and I have often thought of ways I could use it. Well, here ya go...a tablecloth. By the magic of photography, you can't see the extra four feet of fabric hanging over the table. If I ever use this for a real meal, then I would sew it properly, of course. What sort of hostess would I be with raw edges?
Come on over! I'll save a mimosa for you!
Thank you for stopping by. And many thanks to Susan for hosting Tablescape Thursday!