Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Just Playing

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     Remember when your children were little and they made huge messes while playing? I know I do.

     I have a crate of headless, naked Barbies, Cabbage Patch dolls, Care Bears, and My Little Ponies to prove it. 

     Where is this headed? Tonight while watching/listening to television and flip flopping during one of my distracted spells, I started playing with my dishes.

      Boy do I have a big mess.  Is this a tablescape? Hmmm. The details are listed below.

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     I bought the black chargers 90% off at Hobby Lobby.

     The tablecloth is a Ralph Lauren tablecloth that I have had for years, purchased on sale at Ross.

     The silverplate is from that huge box I bought at the flea market.  I love it.

     The napkins are also from Ross, and I like the fact they look like raw silk- my all-time impractical, favorite fabric.

     And the dishes are from TJ Maxx.

I am off to Scarlett O’Hara my mess and think about it tomorrow.

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Go visit the amazing Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for the real thing for Tablescape Thursday.

33 comments:

food with style said...

what a gorgeous blog!

Really Rainey said...

Dang Girl! I had my eye on those chargers at HL for some time now and I can't believe I missed the 90% off sale! I wanna cry! They are really beautiful and your table scape is so classy and tailored and everything is beautiful!
Have a great rest of the week...
~Really Rainey~

Blondie's Journal said...

Laura~~

I don't think it is a mess. I love playing with dishes, isn't that what the tablescapes are all about??

When my girls were little, I bought them china tea sets. A lot of them because pieces would break or get lost. Think of the little tablescapes that could have been made on the Little Tykes table with mix matched pieces. They were lucky~my tea sets were plastic. Maybe that is why I kept buying them more!!

I love the black and white dishes. I just bought a set of dessert/bread plates from a girl that got them at an estate sale. I need to make a mess because I haven't figured out how I want to have them be in a tablescape.

Goodnight...

xoxo
Jane

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I adore those chargers! I wonder if HL still has some? These are great photos. Thanks for sharing.

Charla

Chari said...

Hi Laura...

Ohhh my...what a gorgeous place setting! So very rich and elegant! Your china is beautiful and they look fabulous against the black charger plates...ohhh, I do love them...love that beautiful bronze trim around them! Using the rich brown napkin really accentuates the bronze trim! Ohhh...and the napkins rings...gorgeous! I love the Ralph Lauren tablecloth!!! Ohhh yes...this is just my style! I love it!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Barbara said...

Laura, Wow I love everything, but especially the charger and the napkin rings with H on them.

Beautiful post.

Barbara

Theresa said...

Beautiful chargers, dishes... dang it is all just too gorgeous:) Have a blessed day!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Love the combination you came up with - I adore the dishes - they are fabulous!

Karen said...

Oh, Laura, you are using two of my favorite colors... black and brown. (I do have other favorites so please do not try to read anything into my color choices! lol) This is a fabulous tablescape. Isn't HL just wonderful??
Hugs,
Karen

Lee said...

I have those plates ...I need those chargers!
I could do commercials for Ralph Lauren.
I need a new camera.
Beautiful.
Lee

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh those chargers are wonderful -- love the napkin rings - H is the right initial for our house -- this is beautiful -- and your flea market deal on those bowls and tureen were amazing.

Joycee said...

No matter where they came from, you've put together a "Biltmore" tablescape! Beautiful!

Deb said...

Laura...looks great to me...you are so funny!

Anita said...

Love the chargers...they have such an elegant vintage look. Playing with dishes is fun (but yes, very messy unless you have a 12x12 storage room).

Jeannine said...

Your chargers are fabulous. It really pulls all the colors together beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! The messes I make should look that good. :)

Mrs. P. said...

Gorgeous tablescape. I love the silver plate and the chargers and .....well everything, lol. Great table :)

Blessings!
Gail

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Love the chargers. HL has such great sales!

Marcee said...

I love the look of the charcoal and brown. Beautiful:)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

This is so gorgeous looking. I like those chargers and the dark richness of the whole table. Wow! Great post.
Blessings,
Debbie

MyJourneyBack said...

We girls never grow out of playing with dishes. LOL. I love this table.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a Blessed Day,
Sherry

Patti said...

Your chargers are just exquisite...isn't it fun to play?

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

I love those dishes and that napkin ring is wonderful!

Kelly said...

So very pretty and classy!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I really must get to a Hobby Lobby soon. I forget what great sales they have. I love the black and white.

Sue

Mimi said...
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Mimi said...

Wow, is that classy or what...♥ the charger under my favorite dishes!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

So rich and beautiful, Laura. Looks just like "Thanksgiving". Love the deep colors and especially the brown linens. Come play with my dishes any old time!
Debra

Sharlotte said...

YES, you do have a lovely table. I love all the rich warm colors. It's all so welcoming. LOVE the plates!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Beautiful tablescape. It all looks so good together. I love it.
Blessings,
Marcia

Liz said...

This is sooooo elegant! I love your combination of blacks and silver. I need those beauiful napkin rings! :)

~Liz

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I love this table so much. The colors are rich and beautiful. The charges are gorgeous, as are the napkins and napkin rings. I love it!!

prashant said...

They are really beautiful and your table scape is so classy and tailored and everything is beautiful!
Have a great rest of the week...
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