Robin Flies South...

A blog about decorating and tablescaping with an emphasis on creativity and smart shopping over cash!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Two for One Centerpiece

Sometime back in the fall I did a tablescape with a centerpiece of beautiful snap dragons.  Even though it's completely not like me, I thought ahead.  I decided to use them again and do another tablescape while they still looked good. Since it looked "spring-like" I decided to save it until now. Somehow this feels like cheating even though it means I worked twice as hard months ago.

I had just gotten back from a very successful trip to the Goodwill on the way to the beach.  There I picked up some cute hummingbird plates, a set of green goblets and pink wine glasses .

There was 6 of the pink and 4 of the green.  Those of you who shop at Goodwill or that kind of store know what an amazing find that is (especially the 6).  I love the way the wine glasses just have a touch of pink (like they're blushing!)

I used these chargers in a past table, see HERE,  while they were still brown but I thought they would look better painted ivory (and I just love to spray paint!).  They are from a previous trip to the same GW.

The green salad plates are from Tuesday Morning.

I think that's strawberries on them which is appropriate for this time of year in Florida.  Strawberries are everywhere right now, inexpensive and delicious!

I topped my "stack" with the hummingbird plates and a sprig of flowers.

You have to look closely to see the hummingbird!

There was only one dinner plate there and I just couldn't leave it there by itself (and yes, I realize plates and dishes don't have feelings).  I bought it anyway, placed it on a cake pedestal (Ross) and topped it with glass.

I love taking pictures outside with all the sun and shadows to make things more interesting.

I layered an ivory napkin with a pink one from the same GW trip.  The napkin rings were found on clearance at Pottery Barn.

I made 2 centerpieces with the leftover snapdragons by adding greenery from my yard. 

That umbrella pole drives me a little crazy always having to work around it.  It weighs a ton or I would just take it off sometimes.

To fill out the rest of the table, I added candles (Ross) and a bird on a pillar.
  The clear blue sky is brought to you by Mother Nature.

I am joining Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch and as always, make sure to visit my sister's blog, Creating Wonderful Spaces.


Elaine said...

I'm sure you won't be shocked to hear I have the same pink glasses and the bird on the pillar. Even though this is from the fall, it has a very nice spring feel about it. Love the strawberry and hummingbird plates, and the napkin rings are perfect for an outdoor table. Very inviting table!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow, everything is so pretty. Love the plates and beautiful glasses.

Jocelyn @

Allison said...

i love that you used different candle pillars. looks nice

also, i wouldnt mind taking those pink wine glasses off your hands in the future.

beautiful! cannot believe you actually planned ahead, go you!

Style Sisters said...

Love it! I try to reuse as much as I can as many as I can too! Make the most of what you have by changing up just a few things.....fabulous! Come by and link up to centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share your ideas.

Aledia said...

What a pretty tablescape! I love your Goodwill finds, I'm a HUGE Goodwill fan. The little hummingbird plates are so sweet.

Have a wonderful weekend! I'm a new follower! :)


Tanya@takesix said...

Wow, you have some awesome GW treasures there! Love the bird on the pedestal!

Rettabug said...

*sigh* I miss my lanai & pool from our FL home *bigger sigh*
I just LOVED seeing all your pretty sunshine dappled over your new pieces, Robin! You really hit paydirt on that trip.

I have yet to do a pink & green table & you have inspired me to get busy. I love those colors together!
Thanks for sharing.

Alycia Nichols said...

First, don't feel that it's like cheating to show a table you staged some time ago. I do it ALL the time! I have to! When I have guests over and use fresh flowers, I try to think of another "for fun" tablescape I can do using them before they wilt & die. When the weather is nice out, I do as many tablescapes as possible to keep from having to be out there in 1000 degree weather...or wind or rain or humidity. I take every advantage possible! It's nice to have a few on the back burner, too, for those times when you're tired or busy or sick and just can't do anything that week. You can still post, but you don't have to kill yourself doing it! Just my 2 cents. I think it's wonderful that you thought ahead and created something a little different with the same flowers. The table is beautiful!