22 June, 2009

Let There Be White

Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen is hosting a White Tablesetting Event, called Let There Be White. This is a celebration of the beginning of summer. Thanks Kathleen for hosting. Click on the link to see other white tablescapes.

I moved my bistro table from my porch out into our garden. Doesn't it look romantic?


I had such fun getting together all my white for this setting.



I layered a round tablecloth with a crocheted doily. White plates and soup bowl were added. Lace linen napkins were folded to show off the lace corner. Glass goblets, glass votives, and my every day flatware were my only non-whites.

The Target S&P birds were invited. A small milk glass vase holds impatients, begonia and shamrock flowers.



My Target birds were the most expensive thing on this table. I visited a couple of large yard sales last weekend. The white tablecloth-25 cents; glass goblets-10 cents; milk glass vase-60 cents. White dishes were an earlier thrift store purchase. I've had the doily and napkins for ages. Flowers were picked from my yard. This was so much fun to put together. It turned out better than I expected. Thanks for visiting.

34 comments:

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

An elegant table setting in a romantic setting! Lovely.

~Susan

ellen b said...

Oh what a very lovely setting for your white! What a great thrifty table too. I'm impressed. I love a pretty bargain and you found a lot of great bargains!

JD said...

How lovely! I enjoyed looking at your photos...gave me ideas...However, our yard is very small, wouldn't have quite the romantic mood that yours does...But Gee, it might give the neighbors something to talk about...

Kathleen said...

Karen, it is just lovely! And what bargains! Everything looks so pretty, and yes, romantic!
Thanks so much for joining the party, and I am so glad you had a good time!

Cindy said...

Oh, so pretty! And outdoors too!

Shelia said...

What a beautiful table is a perfectly beautiful spot! Aw, it's so romantic!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Traci said...

This is a beautiful tablescape! I love the setting...so romantic. What makes it even more beautiful is how inexpensive it was. I love the deals you found! I'm so jealous. Of course the Target birds fit in perfectly!
Thanks for sharing,
Traci

printersdevil said...

Very nice table. I just love a good bargain.

Michelle said...

What a pretty outdoor setting! I love the little MG bowl with the flower on it! Pretty!

Allidink said...

Pretty! I can't believe everything was so affordable, you totally made that tablescape look like a million bucks! That is truly a gift!

All the best,
Allison

Really Rainey said...

What a sweet little tablesetting! It just looks so lovely out there, and romantic...Hope your week is going well... ~Really Rainey~

Becky K. said...

I hope you actually ate out there. That is sweet!

Have a great day, Karen!

Becky K.

Linda said...

Karen, that is charming! Love it! Your dishes sort of remind of of Italian Countryside by Mikasa. Linda

Smilingsal said...

How nice it would be to sit down and enjoy a meal and a visit.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Beautiful...love your outdoor setting...

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this gorgeous outdoor table, Karen!!!

lilsista said...

Sooooooooo...pretty!!! How very serene looking! White always leaves you with a good fresh feeling! Nice idea!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is just amazing, Karen! Looks lovely, and I can't believe you thrifted it. WOW! Great going there!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Foley said...

Beautiful table in such a gorgeous garden setting!

marty39 said...

Not only is your table just gorgeous, but the garden setting is stunning. What a perfect spot. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Kim said...

Just beautiful!!! I very thrifty tablescape in deed. I love it!!!

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

Oh...love this in the garden! Looks right out of a magazine...very romantic! Tablescape is gorgeous and you will found some amazing deals!
Susan

The Tablescaper said...

I can't believe your thrift store finds. They are amazing. Your table looks so inviting. - The Tablescaper

Blue Creek Home said...

I love the garden setting...so romantic! It looks expensive.
Rhonda

Dishesdone said...

Lovely setting, and a gorgeous table! very romantic and elegant! Love your post!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

So pretty! laurie

Suzy said...

Such a cute romantic look! Love your little bistro set.

Frippery said...

Very romantic.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful! Your milk glass vase is so pretty. What amazing bargains you have in this beautiful tablescape. laurie

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Elegant. Beautiful. Classy. Romantic. Its all those and more! Great tablescape! I love it!
Thanks for stopping by to see me!

Melissa Miller said...

Karen this is gorgeous! :)
What an amazing place for it.

dana said...

I LOVE this white tablescape of yours--I really love it because you used what you had or your added to it with thrifty buys!! Very creative and beautiful. The entire setting is so romantic!!!

Hope you enjoyed it with a special someone! Dana

Linda said...

This is such a gorgeous setting - the table and chairs are lovely, as are your gardens. :)

Carrie said...

Your garden setting is just perfect for your lovely all-white tablescape!