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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tablescape Thursday!!!

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This is my first ever Tablescape Thursday!!! I have been ooohing and aaahing over all of

the gorgeous tablescapes every Thursday since I started blogging and I finally decided to

join in the fun!!! The choice of dishes for my first tablescape was a no brainer…it had to be

MacKenzie-Childs!!! All of you that no me know that I am crazy about MC. I have it

everywhere in my house and I love setting the table with all the colorful dishes!!!

 

All of the black and white and the floral dishes are MacKenzie-Childs…as well as the

placemats and little bud vases…it all comes from Suzanne Roberts in Snider Plaza, Dallas

Texas. The clear glasses are from Horchow and the green glasses are from Neiman

Marcus. The flatware is from Ballard Designs. I have had the napkins forever and I am not

sure where they are from…they may have even been a gift. The flowers I picked up from

our local Central Market…they always have a wonderful selection.

 

I had the best time creating and photographing this tablescape…as you can tell from the

amount of pictures I took!!! I could not decide which photos to use…so I used them all!!!

 

Thank you to our gracious hostess…Susan at Between Naps on the Porch!!! Pop over to her

gorgeous site to see all the beautiful tablescapes!!!

 

Lots of Love

Cathy!!!

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71 comments:

Domestic Designer said...

I LOVE it all! I am especially a fan of the black and white china and the placemats. You did a fabulous job and your pictures are just wonderful!

Laura said...

Absolutely beautiful-as usual.

I love M.Childs but I haven't given in yet.
Oh dear-
More dishes!
Laura

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Cathy this is just beautiful my friend...loved it all...those black/white plates are to die for...I seen some of MC furniture online WOW!! talk about high $$$ little out of this old lady budget ha ha!! I could buy and Antique for some of their prices...Just wonderful my friend...May you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Jules said...

Beautiful. I love the individual flowers at each setting.

Dawn said...

Wow, your first tablescape and it's fantastic. What a riot of color and pattern. I love, love, love it! The placemats are such a sweet surprise under all the dishes.
Dawn

Stacey said...

Oh you lucky girl having all of that Mackenzie Childs. Sigh...the colors are just amazing. What a collection. :)

Lisa said...

Oh Cathy! It's beautiful! You did one fan-tab-u-lous job! Doesn't Central Market have THE best flowers?

Bella Dreams said...

Uuhh! Uuhh! I do love McKenzie-Childs. What a beautiful table!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Cathy!!!! What a gorgeous table. I truly love it. It is so inviting and so full of joy and color. This is a winner, you sweet girl!!!!!!

Hugs, Barb

Melissa Miller said...

Cathy I did not realize you had not joined TT before now? ~Welcome! :)

What a stunning table you have created with all the gorgeous MC items. Oh my goodness is it ever lovely and elegant. So pretty! I adore the candlesticks. It's truly perfect in every detail.

Have a blessed and wonderful evening.
I'll see you at the FYRED party next.
~Warmly, Melissa :)

The Stylish House said...
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The Stylish House said...

Cathy,
Congratulations on your first Tablescape Thursday. You have created a divine arrangement of so many wonderful things! It is absolutely beautiful and every tiny detail has been well thought out. Simply lovely.
Cathy
P.S. sorry for the delete typo!

Deanna said...

Such a cheery table setting.
Enjoyed seeing your post and gathering ideas.
Blessings to you,
~D~

Melissa Marie said...

This is your first tablescape?? My goodness, it is beautiful! I especially love the yellow polka dots on your floral plates! And the black and white checks! And the red and yellow flowers! I just love it all! :)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Well Cathy, you did a bang up job for your first time! So colorful and cheery. Love it!

ceekay said...

Welcome to TT! I love the black and white checks...I am partial to black and white. Lovely tablescape.

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness! What a gorgeous table! I adore your MC dishes and all the other touches! Your flowers are gorgeous too! Welcome to Tablescape Thursday! You've outshone us all!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a great tablescape you've created! I love all of your McKenzie Childs dishes. The flowers also add a great touch!

Mama said...

Hello Cathy, gosh your first tablescape is just stunning, I adore all the colours and patterns you mixed, the effect is really wonderful,I love those napkins :-), happy weekend, Kathy.

lilsista said...

who knew checkers could be so elegant an accent! Great job on your tablescape!

Kammy said...

Hi Cathy !
Love your pictures ! Such a nice table...I have never seen those type of placemats used....they are way cool !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Chandy said...

Cathy, that is one classy whimsical table. Love the checks and the yellow dots. Beautiful combo!

printersdevil said...

Welcome! Your tablescape is beautiful. I love your dishes.

Sue said...

MacKenzie-Childs...gorgeous stuff...Ofcourse I think everyone's favorite has to be the teapot..I would kill just to have one piece...I love your candlesticks..You did a great job your first time tablescaping!!

Michelle said...

Cathy, this is beautiful! I love the mix of patterns and colors! Maybe you haven't linked up to TT before but you are certainly a Tablescaper!! Look forward to more!Happy TT!

MzzLily said...

I love the checks with the florals! I'm a big fan of mixing patterns. Beautiful setting.

bj said...

OMG...I am such a lover of MC, too. You have some beautiful pieces! I only have a few as they are actually right out of my budget but I do love them!
Beautiful table...

Really Rainey said...

Nice colors and patterns you put together in your pretty little tablescape! I just love it.
Have a good rest of the week!
~Really Rainey~

Barbara said...

Cathy, WOW you did a great job for your first TT.
Everything looks so festive, the teapot is darling. I too like MC, but have never purchased any.

Happy TT.

Barbara

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Cathy, your tablescape is beautiful. A great start! M-C is such a beautiful line. My sister is a big fan and has several pieces. I love their cannister sets! Your placemats are my favorites! Your flowers were a great compliment to your placesettings. Everything is so beautiful.

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Still Learning said...

Cathy, I love your tablescape. It reminded me of our tablescapes that my sorority would do for our tea parties and such. Go Beta Sigma Phi!! Wow, you took me back to some great times. I love your dishes too, I can see why you like them. I'd say your first tablescape Thursday was a hit. Great job.

Jennifer

Linda said...

Cathy, wow! You don't seem like a first-timer - you look like a pro. Your table is gorgeous, and my fav is the way the black & white design sets off all the other colors. Lovely! Linda

prof en retraite said...

Oh Cathy...This can't be your first TT...Great job! Everything is soooo colorful and pretty! Love your dishes...just gorgeous! And flowers everywhere...so beautiufl! Loved it!!...hugs...Debbie

Melissa Wertz said...

Beautiful collection and they are just perfect! Happy TT!

Tee said...

You've been holding out on us!! Shame, shame!! Love the contrast between the pink daisies and the black and white.

Christi said...

Fabulous. I also love MC. Don't own any but I love them. Checks and florals are really a classic. Great job! Happy TT.

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

Cathy said...

Hi everyone!!! I thought I would pop in and make a little clarification!!! This is my first time participating in Tablescape Thursday...not my first time to DO a tablescape. I am almost 50 years old and an interior designer...how sad would it be if I had never set the table:(?!!!

Ya'll are to cute!!!

Thanks for worrying about me!!!

XOXO
Cathy

PAT said...

This is beautiful Cathy!! Welcome to Tablescape Thursday!!!

Brenda said...

May be your first time, but hopefully not your last! You're a pro already! I love this table setting with the gorgeous dishes and contrast. I was admiring the flatware, so thanks for telling us where it came from. Simply beautiful!
Brenda

Janie's World said...

Your first tablescape is an amazing success! Congratulations! I love the yellow polka dot flower dishes on top of the black and white checkerboard. So pretty. Everything came together beautifully. I always admire the MacKenzie-Childs dishes and furniture.

Darla said...

So Charming!

ellen b. said...

Oh this is fabulous. Your whole table suits those plates so well! I love how you put it all together!!

Libby Murphy said...

Honey child, what a gorgeous table you've set. This may be your first Tablescape Thursday with Susan, but this isn't your first rodeo when it comes to tablescapes. Is it as hot in Texas as it is in Tennessee - approaching a humid 98 today.
Happy Twirls

Allidink said...

Wow I love it! So pretty! Hurray for your first one! I am going to be posting my first one next week yay. I love all those colors together.

All the best,
Allison

Kathy said...

For your first...girl that was killer! Love the b&w check plates and the flowered plates and all the fresh flowers everywhere! Just stunning...I can tell you had a great time playing with that arrangement, xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Frugal Fine Living said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous, Cathy! It's so colorful. I love your table and chairs, too.

Kim said...

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday. Great first tablescape. I hate to admit but I had never heard of M. Childs before blogging. Fabulous plates. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVELY table... FAB floral plates!!!

Jean said...

The dishes are great but I love the special touch of all the flowers.
Jean in Virginia

Martha said...

Congratulations on your first! Love the flowers with the black and white -- a great table!

Ann said...

I love it... I love the checkered black and white dishes and candelabra.

Mary said...

Very nice!

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

Cathy...what a wonderful tablescape! I love all your whimsical and beautiful McKenzie Childs china! Your glassware is beautiful...love how you've combined it! The placemats have to be my favorite thing of all...adore the cute house that's on them! This is awesome! And the more pics, the better...we LOVE pics! I'm sooo glad you joined in for TT! Looking forward to many more! :-) Susan

Kathleen said...

I love MC and this is a beautiful tablescape! Great job!! It all went together ..really well!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I really enjoyed seeing this (thanks for all the pictures!!) It's all so beautiful, and unique! Great job!

Katherine

Alicia said...

Beautiful table. Love the dishes! I hope you enjoy your Gibson's. I can't believe I waited this long to get a white set of dishes. They are so versatile. Thanks for sharing.
Alicia

Sharing with Sherri said...

Congratulations for a beautiful job on your first TT! I absolutely love your checks and florals patterns together! It all looks so sweet and whimsical, and very well put together!!

Take care, sweet friend!
Sherri

Michelle said...

Love the black checks...they really make the floral and colours pop...just so pretty!!

This is your first one? Wow.

Liz said...

Oh! I also LOVE MacKenzie-Childs! I only have the knobs on my cabinets. But I love your table!!! So pretty! We have a shop here that sells it and your table looks like it could be a display for them! :)
~Liz

Tammy518 said...

I love Mackenzie Childs also. Your whole tablescape is all beautiful. Love the candlestick holders too.

Karen said...

Well . . . ummmmm . . . if you come home one day, and everything, and I mean EVERYTHING - ALL OF IT, is missing, don't come to my house looking for it, cause I won't let you in! :)
Absolutely gorgeous. Stunning!
You are HOOKED girl!!! You'll do it every week now.

Sue said...

Cathy, this table is set up so sweet and whimsical! The contrast between the checkerboard and the floral is so contemporary! I love it all!!! hugs, Sue

Mommy of 2 boys and 1 girl said...

Hi Cathy! Thank you for visiting my blog! I am so excited about joining the blogging world! :) Yes, God is AMAZING! I love Him so much! I love your blog! We have very similar taste!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Oh my gosh - you are killing me with all that gorgeous MC! My favorite has always been the back and white check but the roses and yellow dots are charming. Tres beau!

~Susan

Blue Creek Home said...

First of all, thank you for your lovely comment, and next...SHUT UP!!! You have Mckenzie Childs-and a lot of it!!!! I am sooo jealous! I fell in love when we visited her gorgeous store in NYC. Your table is just scrumptious. Gotta run, I need to check out more of your blog. BTW, your header is just beautiful. Please come visit again soon.
Rhonda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Cathy, you make MC look prettier than MC makes it look! This table is stunning. You said you posted a lot of pictures, but I was sorry when I reached the end of the photos! So many delightful things on this table, and all of it adds up to a gorgeous tablescape. laurie

Connie said...

I love your table and everything about it. The placemats are a favorite but so are the dishes...etc. I enjoyed ALL the photos. Would love to sit down to a dinner at that table. Enjoy!

COnnie

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Gorgeous! You are so lucky to have so much MC! I have a teapot, creamer and sugar and that's it but I've always loved all their stuff. They are such interesting people! I love those placemats!!

Manuela

La Tea Dah said...

A beautiful, beautiful tablescape! I love the floral and check mix! And the individual floral bouquets are also lovely.

The Toll House Cookie said...

I'm a bit behind on my blog reading, but I wanted to compliment you on a beautiful tablescape!!! I loved the colors and the combination of patterns!!!

My Shabby Rose Cottage said...

Gotta love that M-C...I too collect it as well as paint furniture in that same style...your scape is beautiful!!

Linda

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