20 May, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - May 21

I want to thank Susan from Between Naps on the porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday. My inlaws came to visit last weekend. I was so happy that my MIL was here for our mother-daughter banquet at church. Check out her site to see other tablescapes.
My in laws came to visit last weekend. My mother-in-law has only been to this house once before, before we had the kitchen remodeled. My sister-in-law and her daughter have never been here, so I wanted everything to be nice. They arrived Friday and I served lasagna, a salad and garlic bread. This is pretty much our every day table, only with the water goblets added. The plates are my every day Correlle. I found more of the same pattern at a thrift shop and got them. Now I can serve 11 people.
The tablecloth and the centerpiece vase were found at the thrift shop. I purchased the silk flowers at Michael's and did the arrangement that morning.


22 comments:

The Stylish House said...

Hi Karen,
This is a very pretty and crisp looking tablescape. I like the plaid tablecloth you got from the thrift store! I love bargin shopping and it is one way to live green. ~Cathy~

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE daisy on the table... soooo HAPPY!

abeachcottage said...

nice daisies, tie in beautifully with the plaid, kinda gives a fresh and crisp feeling

gotta love the thrift store for tablescapes!

happy tablescaping

Sarah
A Beach Cottage

Kammy said...

Hi Karen,
Love that plaid tablecloth ! Blue and whites are so crisp and clean !
You did a perfect job !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Becky K. said...

Very pretty, Karen.

All of this and working full time!

Impressive.

JD said...

Very pretty Karen, It looks like an elegant but relaxing place to serve your guests...thank you for sharing...

Michelle said...

Love the plaid tablecloth and such a deal too!!! Pulls the entire tablescape together.

Domestic Designer said...

Love the blue and white! Everything looks so pretty!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Karen, I love your blues (I'm a blue nut!) and the cute white daisy centerpiece. I know this tablescape has to make you smile!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Shelia said...

Oh, what a lovely table! I really like your tablecloth and the crispness of this look. The flowers are just so lovely!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Very pretty Karen! Looks like alot of love went into it! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

So Spring Like! Very PrettY! Stop by and see my table setting, if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe to my blog by clicking on "Follow" in the right hand column. This way we can inspire one another frequently! Be sure to stay a while when you're there and enjoy the experience!

marty39 said...

LOVE the tablesetting. So pretty and fresh. The blue and white container for the centerpiece is just gorgeous. What an inviting table. Hugs, Marty

Allidink said...

Awesome! It's a very nice tablescape :) I like the centerpiece! Thrifting is awesome!

All the best,
Allison

Kathleen Ellis said...

Very pretty, Karen...glad they were able to share the banquet with you!
I love lasagne and garlic bread with a salad...one of my favorite meals!
happy holiday weekend!
;-D

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

What a nice refreshing tablescape. I love it. Your arrangement is great. Everything is perfect. Even the menu. I would have been a happy MIL.

D said...

I love your tablescape. You did a great job on the flowers. I thought they were real.
D

ButterYum said...

So where in PA are you? I love your daisy arrangement... very cheerful! Nice table :)

Blondie's Journal said...

karen,

This is just so pretty! I am sure your in~laws loved it! As usual, I think...a thrift shop? Everyone is finding the coolest things at thrift shops!!! The tablecloth and centerpeice are the stars of this show! You are great at flower arranging~even if they are silk! Michael's has some great silk flowers.

Enjoy the rest of the week, Karen!

xoxo
Jane

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Great tablescape - I need to get to Michael's SOON!

Joyce said...

I had daisies in my wedding bouquet too many years ago to say how many:) They look good on your table with the blue. You did a good job and just let me know what time I should be over to eat:)
Joyce

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I must have missed this one when we were on vacation, it is so pretty! Love the daisies and the blue and white!

Katherine