Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Chicken Tablescape

Yep!  I heard it!!  While celebrating my 55th Birthday - that phrase "she's no Spring Chicken" was uttered!  Too late - they couldn't take it back.  I really took it to heart - or I should say - I took it to the table!  That was the inspiration for my Spring Chicken Tablescape!
So here are a couple of old hens pulling off the Spring Chicken look.
It is fresh bright yellows and lots of crisp whites.
I like the way the whole room looks bright and ready for spring.
The only thing new here on this table are the patterned yellow salad plates from Pier 1 Imports.  I love them paired up with the checked border plates I bought several years ago.
I wish I had real forsythias to use for this table, but since we still have a few remnants of snow hanging around, my forsythia bush isn't even close to blooming yet.  I had to settle on using faux stems.

These little guys just had to crash the party!
So, Spring Chicken or not - I think I showed them I still have a few moves left in me!
We welcome any kind of Spring around here, chickens or otherwise!

I will be linking to the following parties:
The Scoop @ The Everyday Home
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper

Sunday, March 9, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Tablescape - Cabbage, Parsley and Potatoes

We are putting on the Green! 
 With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, it was time to set an appropriate table.
Green is one of my favorite colors, but that could be because I was born on St. Patrick's Day!!  I am not  a speck of Irish, but I love to celebrate it!!
 I choose Irish foods as my inspiration this year.  Since I did not think it would be wise to use a hunk of Corned Beef for my centerpiece - I went with Cabbage, Parsley and Potatoes to tell the story!
It all started with the green and gold plates that were on clearance at HomeGoods.  You know - I have a hard time passing up a deal!
I stacked them up with several other dishes because the green in the small square dessert plate is much more olive that the green in the patterned plate - but once I put a few plates between them it wasn't as noticeable.
This was the first time I have ever bought food to match my plates.  I went to the grocery store to by some potatoes and I found my self picking out Klondike Goldust Potatoes just because they went better with my color scheme!  
I added a little shamrock button to my burlap napkins to give it a little more character.
Of course I included my favorite Irish saying,
May You be in Heaven a Half Hour Before the Devil Knows You're Dead!

I celebrate every year with a traditional green beer, I would love to hear how you celebrate!
May the Luck of the Irish be with you!

Burlap Chargers - a couple month's ago at Hobby Lobby with coupon only $1.99 a piece!
White Chargers - Old Time Pottery last year
Green and Gold Patterned brim plates - Home Goods a couple weeks ago on clearance
White scalloped edge salad plate - Pier 1 Imports two years ago- but I think they still carry them
Wheat (Gold) Sorrento Signature Salad Plate and Oregano square dessert plate - Butterchurn Kitchen wares in Walnut Creek Ohio
Green Wine Glasses - World Market last year
Burlap Napkins-by Nancy's Nook - Olde Picket Fence in Hartville, Ohio
Gold Flatware - many, many years ago at Value City (now closed)
Burlap runner - on loan from my girlfriend, Jean - she may never get it back!
The Trophy shaped urns were a clearance item in Target a couple years ago.

I will be linking up to the following parties:
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings The Heart of Your Home
The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Tutorials & Tips Link Party @Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
6th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl @ Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch