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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tablescape Thursday!!!

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Oh how I love Thursdays!!! It is tablescape day!!! I love playing with my dishes!!! I have always

been a dishaholic and this day has given me one more reason to feed my addiction…YEAH!!!

Today’s table is for my daughter. She is having a few friends over for lunch and swimming so I

thought this would be a perfect opportunity to do a post with my plastic dishes. I couldn’t post

everything…the Texas heat prohibited some things from being displayed until  the last minute.

We found these dishes several weeks ago at Target. I had to have them…because they are

orange…of course;)!!! I love the pattern!!! Too cute!!! Did I say I love ORANGE:)?!!! I found the

cute flavored water on another blog and of course had to copy…it was just to cute to pass up!!!

Everything else is just stuff I have had for awhile. The topiary is usually in another spot but was

crying out to be used today…so I obliged!!!

I hope you enjoy and I hope my daughter and her friends enjoy as well!!!

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Be sure and visit Susan at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH to sneak a peek at all the other

fabulous tablescapes!!! Thank you Susan for hosting Tablescape Thursday…it is always a

delight!!!

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Lots of Love!!!

Cathy

60 comments:

Linda said...

Oh how cute!!! I love the plates! It all looks fallish, which I have been begging for.

Her friends will have a great time!
I am going to try and put together a TT...let's see what plates to use. Thank you for sharing.

Warm Hugs....Linda

Eileen said...

This is a great tablescape! Perfect for an outdoor lunch on the patio, it all looks so festive and inviting!
All the best,
Eileen

common ground said...

Plastic dishes never looked so good! The color and design are a great combination of modern with a vintage vibe. Your flavored soda looks delish! Everything looks cool and relaxing there in the shade.
Debra

Stacey said...

Hi Cathy! I saw those plates at Target and I'm so glad that a friend of mine got them! They are so cute. Love the gorgeous water too. That would make a wonderful gift.

Beth in NC said...

I really love it! So inviting! Gotta love the orange! You did a great job!

Beth

Chari said...

Hi Cathy...

My friend, I love your pretty orange tablescape!!! Those dishes are soooo pretty...I have always loved the damask pattern and I love the cheerful orange! Love that the smaller plates are the inverted color of the larger ones! Ohhh...and that pretty orange and white floral runner...perfect! Girl, you really found a pretty set...with glasses to boot! Hmmm...I have never tried the flavored water but it's sounds yummy! I'm sure your daughter and her friends will be absolutely delighted at all the effort and sweetness that you have put into this for them! If not...I'll be right over, Darlin'! Hehe!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Cathy, I love those plates and the little runner with the green fringe is adorable! The fruit drink sounds so good! I bet it's delicious! I'll have your wreath finished soon, it's lookin good! Kristen

food with style said...

looks wonderful, love the org!

ellen b. said...

Hello Cathy! What fun colors for summer on the patio! Target is so great about always having fun stuff to tempt us with :0) Happy TT to you!

Shelia said...

HI Cathy! Oh, this looks fabulous! Does your daughter know what a wonderful mother she has to set out all of this wonderfulness for her and her friends? I'll bet she does. :) I love those plastic dishes!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

how beautiful......you are the best...

Melissa Miller said...

How beautiful Cathy! I adore your new dishes. Orange is such a warm and happy color! It always makes people smile. It does remind me of you
my friend. ~Gorgeous! The water is so pretty too.

Thank you so much for the sweetest B-day wishes ever today! You're the best and I really appreciate you. :)

ceekay said...

Oh, another orange lover. My favorite color which I do not decorate with, nor do I wear...but I love that color. Your table is fantastic...want some of that water!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm sure your daughter and her friends loved it all! The orange is such a nice change, and it's refreshing looking!

Katherine

Laura said...

I love all of the orange. The dishes and glasses are wonderful- as is your tablescape.

(as usual!)

Laura

xinex said...

My 2 favorite colors: green and orange, so you know I love this tablescape. The plastic plates are perfect for outdoor use. I have them also. Very pretty!..Christine

susan said...

Cathy-I saw those dishes and made myself resist! Your table is lovely! Now what is that in the bottles?

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Very cute! Love your orange accents. Looks like a fun time had by all. Happy TT to you!

Tammy518 said...

Ooh, I love the pop of the orange! I'll bet your daughter and her friends had a great time. That soda looks so refreshing.

Chandy said...

Cathy, your colors are intoxicating! Beautiful shade of orange you captured. Wow!

CK Nethercott aka Mom said...

I love dishes also. Especially since I tend to go theme crazy at every possible occasion. The joy of hosting! Very beautiful!

Liz said...

I love the little tea towel with the pom poms! What a cute table. I love it!
~Liz

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a wonderful color and well thought out out door table setting for a summer evening. I love it!
Also..thank you for your sweet and funny comment on my posts...you are always so encouraging and warm. :)
Mona

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oooooo pretty Cathy! All your orangy things all go together so well! Your daughter and her friends are sure gonna feel special at their pool party!! What a nice mama you are!

I guess I don't get out much... I didn't know someone made flavored water in bottles that look like champagne bottles, I love that!!

Hugs, Sherri

Stella said...

I love the container that is holding your silverware. Your table is very inviting and fresh looking. Thanks for sharing.

Nina Diane said...

looks so summery....and inviting. Pretty...

My Shabby Rose Cottage said...

Hi Cathy...did you get my email? I sent you one yesterday about MC!

Warm Hugs...Linda

Melanie said...

Beautiful!

I have orange Fiestaware and have been thinking about getting a set in another color. This post makes me want to do more with it.

Frugal Fine Living said...

Cathy,

This is so festive and fun! I love your dishes, the glasses and tablecloth. There's nothing like dining outdoors in the summer.

Jane

Mary said...

I love your patio setting, very cheerful and summery and a very fun looking setting for a fun time! :O) Mary @Boogiebord Cottage

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Cathy!!!! your table is lovely. I love orange, too, and now everytime I see it...I think of you! Just so pretty. I know your daughter is thrilled.

Hugs, Barb

Dana and Daisy said...

how very pretty! What lucky girls to dine in such style!

I'd love to know the source for those water bottles! Soo, pretty!

Nancy said...

How cute is that??? LOVE your dishes and the table looks so cool. The candle holder is neat, too. Fun, fun, fun! Gotta go to Target now! ;-)

Nancy

Lisa said...

I love those ORANGE dishes! How did I miss those? You are a such a sweet Mama to throw a little impromptu bash for your daughter and her crew!:)

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Hi Cathy! What a pretty tablescape ~ it sings SUMMER to me. You've captured the feeling so well, really nice combinations ~ great job! xo~m

Mary said...

What a fun and inviting tablescape, Cathy! It's perfect for a warm summer day! I'll come there first for a sip, then you can join me for tea later! Happy TT!

Brenda said...

You know, I had an "orange phase" years ago in the seventies. And then it went to the wayside. But after seeing your beautiful tablescape, I think my "orange phase" may just be beginning again! I was also delighted with your photography of this very cute tablescape!
Brenda

Jennifer Froh said...

Oh!...that looks so pretty and INVITING!!!!! Beautiful!!!

Debbie Pearson said...

Love those orange dishes, so perfect for summer time get togethers. Looks wonderful!

Carolyn said...

I enjoyed all your bright ,happy colors.Hope your daughter and her friends had fun.

Carolyn

Christi said...

Very pretty. I'm sure your daughter and her friends had a great time! Stay cool in that hot Texas summer heat.

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

Sharlotte said...

I really like your table ~ it's so fresh and happy! That flavored water is perfect for this setting and I'll bet it's very refreshing. I love your dishes and glasses, they are too cute!

The Stylish House said...

Kathy,
Your table looks so cheerful and pretty! I like the flavored water, idea and it will make the girls feel grown up!
Cathy

Allidink said...

Love it! Love all the orange :)

All the best,
Allison

Blue Creek Home said...

I love orange too!
I hope the girls had a fun afternoon.
The table is just lovely. I'm lovin' the cloth with pom-poms. And the plates are too cute.
Rhonda

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Cathy! I am just a spectator, like last week.. Just a "young (cough,cough) grasshopper" watching and learning from all the Tablescaping participants! As I see yours, I was in fact just considering picking up some orange glassware I saw at a store this week! I really thought it was pretty, and that it will soon be just perfect for the fall season that is just around the corner! I passed it up at the time, but am still thinking about it!! I did pick up a small but very cute set of new luncheon dishes, though!! I figure it's a small, wee little baby step, but at least it's in the right direction, yes?! (0; ~tina

marty39 said...

I just love it. The pretty orange colors are all so wonderful in the yard with the green. What a great thing to do for your daughter and her friends. I know they felt special. Very lovely. Hugs, Marty

Candy said...

Perfect refreshments for a day by the pool. Such a cheery color...orange. Thanks for stopping by today and please come back and see what I found on my outing ;-)

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

I love orange too! Those plates are terrific! I think that pom-pom fringe on the PM is super cute! Looks like a lot of fun-Great job!

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Oh - I love it and [sorry] I'm not even a fan of orange! :-) I'm doing a pool party tomorrow, too, but not sure my guests will be treated to such a sight!

Michelle said...

Oh my, your table is absolutely BEAUTIFUL...love everything! What a treat for the eyes...I'm sure the guests sure felt special!

Have a wonderful weekend!
~Michelle :)

Julie said...

What a pretty table, I just love the colors!!!

Kathleen said...

Very pretty, Cathy..earthy colors..

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Those plates look so chic, but fun at the same time! Is that topiary faux or real? It's so pretty. Your sea shells around the candle look great. I bet your daughter and her friends had a wonderful time. laurie

Bill said...

Hi Cathy,
The colors look so fresh and crisp in the outdoor setting. It's all nicely coordinated and artfully arranged. Well done!

Jacque said...

Hi Cathy, thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit today! I came over to see your blog and fell in love with your tablescape! That orange is really pretty and so festive for a pool party. I know the girls had as much fun at the party as you did with preparing the table! Yes, I am going to the Rooster Party. I have never participated in one of these blog events. I am not really sure how it all works. If you get time (YEAH,right--what's that, huh?) could you tell me a little bit about how it is done. Do you get all your pics ready and then write and save your blog until party time? Also is there an easy method to downloaded your pictures. It seems like mine always mess up and I can't move them around...oh well...I am sure gonna give it a try. I LOVE ROOSTERS

I also love your blogspot. I signed up as a follower today.

Petit Coterie said...

Hi Cathy, Your table looks lovely, so nice for an afternoon luncheon. Thank you for stopping by my blog, it is always nice to meet new blog friends.

Michelle

Uniquely Made said...

Thanks for following my blog... =) I LOVE these plates..I have been eyeing them myself at Target! Beautiful job on the table.

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Oh, I love the fun colors!!! Nicely done.

Karen said...

I'm getting caught up!! Yay! Forgive me for commenting so late, but . . .
I love this!!!! It looks so cool and inviting. Makes you want to plunk down and just hang out.
Thanks for sharing. Karen

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