Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - 3/19 - Brown Polka Dots started it all.

It's another Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. I just know this is going to be another GREAT one. I can just feel the Spring creativity in the air!

I was finally able to get to Marshall's last Saturday. Oh what fun! I always know I'm going to find something I just can't live without. I was looking for something Spring (Easter) but that's not the direction I went.

First, I spotted these placemats. I love polka dots and these are brown and white. Well, I always need 8 and Marshall's usually just has 4 of something. Not on Saturday! There were 8! Hurray!!

So I knew I would get the placemats. I have some white/beige Lenox Butler's Pantry to use on them. I'm strolling by the dishes, I see these salad plates! Yes, they are a brown and white "type" transferware. Be still my heart. I start counting...8, yes, there are 8.

By this point, I'm almost hyperventilating. Did I mention each plate was only $1.99.

Well, my luck continued! They also had the large pitcher (2.99), a smaller pitcher ($1.99) and the tray ($3.99). Well, I just floated out of Marshall's with my treasures!

So, here's the scoop on what I put together for my Spring table:

The lavender sheer table top I used for my MIL's party over the silver cake stand. Then I put my Bordallo green cabbage platter on top of that for some green contrast.

Mr. Dumpling bought the bunny for me last year and I just adore him. He stands 23" tall and is just a stunner.

Using the polka dot placemats, I used my lavender lace chargers (JC Penney's), my green cabbage Bordallo dinner plates and my new brown plates.

I love the way the green looks like flower petals round the salad plate...see that?

The little Bordallo chicken egg cups came from Marshall's last year and the eggs were from Hobby Lobby.

Come back on Friday for Show and Tell. I've been decorating like a crazy woman and we'll do more Spring and Easter. I even have some PINK treasures for Saturday!

Happy Spring y'all!


Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy-
Those placemats are so cool and Mr. Bunny is perfect in the middle of your table! Your color combination is so pretty!

Lois Christensen said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so in love with your brown and white dishes!!! And to think of how much you were able to get them for is FABULOUS!!! Love the way you put the table together!!! Can I borrow EVERYTHING for my Easter dinner??? LOL!!!

Susan @ Oh My! Creative said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the brown and lavender colors. Very pretty.

~CC Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug......I TOTALLY am loving your Tablescape today! The polka dot placemats are just TOO fun! The entire table is so special down to the little egg holders! So sweet!~CC Catherine ;)

Linda Q said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous Judy, loving it all. I bought some of those brown and white plates too, should have bought more pieces probably,
I want the bunny, he is sure grand and great!
Linda Q

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said... Best Blogger Tips

Your table looks fabulous. I love your big bunny. All of your dishes are lovely. I especially like the way the purple and green with your brown and white one looks together.

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy your table is beautiful no correction your table is stunning!!!. I love the polka dots and I would have been floating out of Marshalls had I found those dishes and pitchers. I need to go shopping again. With the Lavender and the bunnie your table is pure spring elegance. Happy Thursday, hugs, Kathy.

Keetha Broyles said... Best Blogger Tips

I believe Cass (That Old House) has the same cabbage leaf plate on her tablescape today too!!!! I love it!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your new brown and white dishes! I have that same huge bunny and he has a place of honor on my sideboard.

Domestic Designer said... Best Blogger Tips

I just love how you pulled it all together! You did a great job!

bj said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, Judy...I just love it all. And that bunny is to die for!
xo bj

Kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, you did well shopping. The table is beautiful, and your BUNNY, well , fabulous isn't too strong a word!
Great table..

The Stylish House said... Best Blogger Tips

I am a first time visitor and loving everything! Mr. Bunny needs to hop on over to my place he is simply adorable. This is also my first attempt at Tablescape Thursday; I posted late, actually right before you! Can’t wait to see what you show us next!

annie said... Best Blogger Tips

This is my first visit to your blog and wow, can you set a table!
It's just beautiful.
The colors go so nicely together.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh Judy this is just darling girl...I so love all the great colors you used here...and those Plate and pitchers you scored BIG time friend..BRAVO!! job well done and you can bet your plates I'll be back to see all your Easter stuff...have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

A very pretty table. The flowers are beautiful and love the bunny.

French Cupboard said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fun place setting. The chickadee with the egg and the polka dot place mat invite laughter and great conversation. Great job.

-Steve-French Cupboard

Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE your new dishes! And they look amazing with the green and lavender, and those adorable egg cups. :)

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said... Best Blogger Tips

How wonderful that you found such deals and put them together to make such a beautiful tablescape. I love the brown and white transferware and the placemats. That centerpiece is lovely! laurie

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

Well, just lovely! I have pared down my collection of dishes by about a quarter. Still, way too many remain. And, yes, tonight I bought four Williams Sonoma plates on eBay. (I needed 4 more to make 8!) Not a great deal, but a HTF pattern. I'm thinking tablescape Thursday would be fun so I could use them all.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. An eBay customer service rep? Wow! I've had a love-hate relationship with them for 11 years. Actually, I made all my income for private school tuition from my now almost defunct biz there. Fees got me in the end.

Absolutely love the colors in your tablescape.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said... Best Blogger Tips

I saw your blog over at Laurie's and OH MY, your tablescape has taken my breath! :) It is gorgeous! I love the brown and white plates. They are just perfect for the polka dot mats, which are just too cute! And the rabbit centerpiece, ...beauitful!

So glad I found you! :) ~Rhonda

Decor To Adore said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cute tablescape!

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE the bunny, and the eggs in the little holders are adorable! Makes me want to decorate a little around our house! :)

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your table...the brown & white polka dots..oh my...and then the dishes...oh my!...and the bunny....oh my!....

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy...I just LOVE your tablescape. The brown dishes are gorgeous....and I so love those lettuce dishes! Wonderful!

Cass @ That Old House said... Best Blogger Tips

The brown transferware is adorable ... but your Mr Bunny is just stunning. Wow. I need him!

What a lovely table setting for spring and Easter. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing ... Cass

Miss Janice said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the dishes and the way you wardrobed them together, the placemats and that darling centerpiece. This is sooo cute!

B said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the whole scene. It looks so springy and fresh. And what a great deal you got on all those dishes and placemats at Marshall's. Wow! Lucky you. You're right, you bunny centerpiece is stunning. And I love the floral arrangements you did in those tall vases. I have those same ones and I'm always looking for new ways to do the flowers in them.
Have a nice weekend. :) Brenda

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

It truly was your lucky day!!! Eight of the same item- you should have ran out and bought a lottery ticket too!!! Everything looks fantastic and I love your big bunny, so kind of Mr. Dumpling!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I love, love your big bunny! I have been looking for the bunny of my dreams and all this time he was living with You! Very pretty.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Chari at Happy To Design said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy...

Your Spring/Easter tablescape is stunning!!! I love everything about it...starting with those cute brown polka dot placemats! got a "steal-of-a-deal" on those brown transferware plates, pitchers and tray! Good for you!!! If we only had a Marshalls nearby...I'd be shopping for some! Hehe! They look fabulous with your green cabbage plates and pretty lavender lace, love, love all of the colors you've used! Your bunny centerpiece is simply adorable and those big crystal vases...Oooh, I love those! They really make a beautiful statement! Beautifully done!!!

Warmest wishes,

Linda in AZ * said... Best Blogger Tips

****** You're the Ma'am!!! ***

Judy Bug~ THIS is soooo unexpected!!! ... annnnd Sooo Darling, Sooo Delightful, Sooo "Daring"~~~ "who wudda thunk"?!? It's SIMPLY ENCHANTING!!!

And what a H*I*G*H, we ALL KNOW from "experience", that you must have been on when finding it all, ANNNNND in ONE PLACE, ANNNND ENOUGH of it ANND having it all end up looking sooo FABULOUS TOGETHER!!! WOW!!! I just remembered buying some lavendar placemats MONTHS ago, knowing I would/might "want/need" them someday... hmmmmmm.... now you've got my "mind a runnin'" in the most FUN way!!! THANKS and BIG KUDOS, KIDDO!!! FAB!!! Linda

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said... Best Blogger Tips

What fantastic deals you found and such lovely plates. That Mr. bunny your hubby got you is fantastic. Cindy

Kim @ Starshine Chic said... Best Blogger Tips

I love Marshall's!!! Too many treasures to be found. Your table is fabulous. I love the bunny your hubby got you. I love the color combo of everything as well.

Alisa Lucas-Brown said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judybug!
I have fallen in love with your spring table. The dishes and the bunny are wonderful but I adore those tall glass vases filled with lovely spring flowers. As far as Marshall's goes, I should own stock in that company! I spend way too much time there myself! LOL! Your table is one of my favorites! Great job!

Lady Katherine said... Best Blogger Tips

What do I not like? Nothing! I love it all the tall vases, the Mr. Bunny! The lavender with the wonderful plates you got such a great price on! I love the polka dots! Just wonderful colors, they make your beautiful table! I just love it!

Tracey said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy, this is the first time I saw your blog and it's beautiful. I love Marshalls too, but you hit the jackpot with those placemats and dishes. I should be so lucky. Tracey

Tracey said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy, this is the first time I saw your blog and it's beautiful. I love Marshalls too, but you hit the jackpot with those placemats and dishes. I should be so lucky. Tracey

Dixie Girl said... Best Blogger Tips

That was a great find! The large bunny was great too! Did anyone else see the pink cross stitch bunny pillow on a blog? It was so cute, I would love to find out what pattern that was.