If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors
to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.

~ Henry David Thoreau





Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tablescaping in Paradise

Today, I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch, for Tablescape Thursday.  Be sure to visit her blog to view her beautiful Easter tablescape and the many participants in the party.
My neighbor / friend from Lake Ontario and I are having a great time shopping in sunny Florida.  Take a look at our finds.




We are using the dining room in our rental house as Shopping Central.





Take a look at our great buys....




A head start on summer.............




Don't you just love the color?
placemats, napkins and glass salad plate ~ Home Goods
Shell plate ~ Marshall's
Silverware from the kitchen drawer (rental home)




We're doing lots of this....
(sign from Bealls) (shells from the beach)






A closer view...






Some more possibilities.....









Placemats from Burlington Coat Factory ~ sign from Bealls Outlet




Plate from Ross...




Napkins and bowl from Home Goods....




Aqua plate (Ross) looks great too....  Guess we will use both on our lakefront table.



Now that we are ready for summer, how shall we get all of our goodies back to Lake Ontario?  Psssssssst...please don't tell our husbands what we've been up to.
We still have a few more days to figure that out....and to do some more shopping!


Thanks for stopping by.  See you back at the Lake!  (41 degrees there,  71 here)

10 comments:

Sharlotte said...

Cynthia,
I LOVE these colors. They are PERFECT for the warmer season. I think they are so fresh and clean... You did really well with all your shopping! Thanks so much for sharing!
Sharlotte

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I also love all the pieces you have picked out, the colors are so soft and beautiful, summer is coming so fast....Phyllis

Tara said...

Aunt Cindy, I LOVE your blog!!!! I see another addition in the near future....because where will you store all this??????

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh YES! I do love those colors -- perfect for your beachy table! Thanks for putting such a pretty table together for us --- teasing us with warmer weather. Mums the word -- we'll keep your secrets!---as long as you keep ours!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Love all those blues and what great versatility you have!!! And I just saw the kitchen makeover...that is fabulous!!

Tricia said...

I think that first tablesetting is my favorite. What a gorgeous shade of aqua blue -- and that placemat I love! But all your blues are pretty and can be mixed and matched beautifully! Good luck getting everything back home!

Southern Touch Catering said...

RELAXING- the perfect word to describe this table.

Mimi said...

Oh My Goodness...all those blues, greens...simply gorgeous!

The Hindy Four said...

Ohhhh so sneaky! I promise not to tell Dad about all of your purchases! Will he be picking you up from the airport?? Love the tablesettings, and I can't wait to use them this summer! Love, Kim

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Gorgeous pieces in the perfect colours. It must be fun to pull them all out for different tablescapes and decorating.