Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Luau Anyone? Tablescape Thursday!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Just Call Me Nana! For the past- um I think 25 weeks or so, I have been participating in the fun blog party, Tablescape Thursdays, hosted by Susan from Between Naps on the Porch it is a lot of fun and I was so happy to find other dish lovers and bargain hunters- particularly those who find such great stuff at thrift stores! (There is one blog owner whose blog name is Mr. Goodwill Hunting isn't that adorable?) I have also worked pretty hard on my blog here recently and I am really pleased with it! It is nice to have visitors, but if I am the only one looking at my blog, I am still happy about it! (Especially since I learned how to do the nice big pics! I am just so techno!)

This morning I realized I had to take down the Easter table and I just didn't know what the heck to do. It is spring, but no holiday, um, what do I have? What is something I haven't used/done? So, I found some placemats and napkins that I got for a couple of bucks somewhere (originally Pottery Barn, I think)so I used those and brought out my trusty new fav Ironstone dishes (oh, and my sister (Tammy) scored me some more today! I swear, she should have started collecting it!)

I used the 2 placemats as a runner and dragged the cute little teapot from 2 weeks ago, back out- put some flowers in her (I think a pineapple would have been cute too, because the napkins/placemats just remind me of a luau!)



My sister also found this great silverware, which also says "LUAU" to me- she found a huge set of it and split it with me- it has some of the most different pieces to it.

Since I only have 3 red chargers (hey, they were given to me!) I used 2 red, and 2 gold-it works! I also had to use those cute little bread knives too.



Here are the most interesting serving pieces I have ever seen!



It was great to get another usage out of the Christmas candles!


Another Tablescape to make me smile when I walk by it- I know it sounds crazy, but I get a little kick out of all the Tablescapes.  

I hope you enjoyed my Tablescape as much as I do and please say hi!


20 comments:

Tammy said...

Dawn, it is beautiful - thanks for all the mentions - next time link my blog for me....LOL...

Christy said...

What a beautiful table. I wish i had a table to play with, we only have one. I am really enjoying your blog.

Lynn said...

This is very fun and colorful - enjoy!

Beth said...

Dawn, This is really colorful and pretty. I think tropical or luau too! I like your creative and pretty tablescape!
Beth

Mimi said...

Lovely table.

GrannySue said...

Just darling. I agree with you about the flatware. It is really unique and a pleasure to look at. Your table made me smile, too. Thanks.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Hey Nana! Really digging the flatware!


Mr. Goodwill Hunting
http://g-w-hunting.blogspot.com

Denise Marie said...

great job!! it all looks wonderful.

Tricia said...

How pretty! I especially love your idea for using two placemats together as a runner (and plan to copy you!). I like the way you've combined the reds and golds so effectively.

Nancy said...

I love the color scheme of your table. The plate under the teapot is so pretty too! Looks wonderful. Thanks for entering my giveaway...good luck!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Loving every inch of your tablescaping.

Happy TT

Liz said...

Please pass the poo poo platter! :)

This is so cute! I love how great bargains all come together. :)

~Liz

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty this is~ I love the color on your table today -- thanks for inviting us!

Atticmag said...

Very pretty batik runner and I like the luau theme too. It's different and colorful. -- Jane F.

Mary Ellen said...

Thank you for coming over and signing up for my giveaway!! Love your table setting!!

Ridgely (a/k/a Grandma J) said...

I love the deep peach color! Very different yet delightfully spring!

Debbie said...

I am in love with these colors on your tablescape! That runner is so pretty! I have not seen gold stemware in a long time, yours is so pretty!

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

So beautiful!!! Cheers, Lia

P.S. I am a new follower!! I love your blog.

Patricia said...

I just love your tablescape...very pretty.

Mrs. Teasley said...

Love it! So original and classic, very pretty!