I set a table for four in my Dining Room (because that's what I was in the mood for!).
I bought these placemats a few weeks back at Ross (less than $1 each!). They look like little rag rugs. I'm always looking for different textures.
I tried to break up the blue with touches of green and brown. That color combination seems to work well in nature.
I think there's a reason we all own these rattan chargers. They look great and are so versatile. A place setting instantly becomes more casual sitting atop these! Mine are from Beall's Outlet but they are available in many different stores in dark and light tones.
The dinner plates are from a thrift store, the salad plates are from Ross (love the color!), the leaf plates are also from Ross and I seem to find myself using them all the time. Now you're probably wondering where I got the cute little green leaf plates. I have to admit I don't remember. I think that's one of the signs of being a "dish-aholic" when you can't even remember buying your dishes!
I do remember buying these pretty, paisley napkins (Marshall's). They are April Cornell (of course!). The napkin rings are from Home Goods and look like little gardening tools.
I found these glasses at my favorite Goodwill (on the way to the beach).
I borrowed this container from my home office to use as my centerpiece. It's also a Home Goods purchase. The greens are casually arranged (I plopped them in !).
I guess it's a big artichoke! Once again, I love texture.
These candlesticks are from Marshall's and have that nice chippy look to them like they have been outside in a garden. The candles have layers of blue, green and brown.
Two cement birds add to the garden feel.
Green votive candles are nestled in glass bowls filled with glass beads in blue and green.
A little candlelight...
I'd like to share a tip with you about shopping for seasonal home decor or tablescaping items. SHOP EARLY! The stores start putting things out way before the season has begun whether it's summer or Christmas! You have to be thinking ahead all the time. Stores like Ross, Home Goods and Tuesday Morning only get a few of each item. Once it's gone, it's gone. Stores like Pier One, Pottery Barn, Z Gallerie or even Old Time Pottery will have more of a supply and will have things for a longer period of time. In that case, you can "think" about a purchase for a few weeks. One more tip for today. I always try to make sure I can use something in at least 2 different ways and don't buy it if you don't love it! This tip should save you money and storage space! I enjoy "shopping " my house as much as shopping in the stores. Today's centerpiece is a good example of that.
I am joining the party at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters..
Be sure to visit my sister's blog, Creating Wonderful Spaces to see her table for this week.