Wednesday, April 28, 2010

RED AND BLACK TABLESCAPE



I hated our table and chairs so I decided to paint them and see if they look any better. I painted them black. I will show you the before and after on another day.

However, since the table was black, I thought I would forgo the tablecloth and just use place mats as I was having a black and red tablescape this week.


I also got to use my bird dishes that were my thrift store find. I love them. They make me smile.



I think the table looks better painted too. I still need to wax it and I think I'll distress it a bit. But, even as it is, I think it looks 100% better then before.



I found these place mats months ago at Kohl's on clearance. They only had two but I got them any way. I thought I would go to another Kohl's to see if they had any more. Sadly they didn't.

But, as luck would have it, several weeks later, I found 3 of them at another Kohl's and they were marked down even more. I quickly grabbed them and home they came.



I've used the red plates before. I got them at K-Mart. I think they are very nice and was happy with the quality.



For the centerpiece, I used another thrift store find. The wire bird cage that I've shown you before. I have a nest with eggs in it now. I change out what goes inside depending upon my mood.

I also used a few milk glass pieces. I think milk glass is perfect for just about any tablescape really. It seems to go with everything.

Then of course, the little white bird salt and pepper shakers from Target. I sure do get a lot of use out of them.


The black charger plates came from the 99 cent store and the flatware was from Ross.



A simple table with nothing but bargain pieces. Still nice enough for company, don't you think?

I'm linking up my Tablescape to Tablescape Thursdays over at Between Naps on the Porch. If you have not yet stopped by there, please do so. You are in for a treat with all the wonderful tablescapes see.

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26 comments:

Maryrose said...

Hi Joanne,
Love your table, love those bird dishes. Very striking with the black, red and white. I am a sucker for anything with a bird on it ...hey like your table...love it.
Maryrose

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I love your red and black color scheme and the bird plates are so sweet.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Kristens Creations said...

Thanks for your nice comments on my tablescape! Yours is so pretty!! Love all of the red, especially those plates...very pretty! Kristen

Red Couch Recipes said...

Joanne, your table looks great and you can pack everything up and send it to me. As you may guess by my blog name, I am in love with red and I could use these dishes and accessories. Love everything! Joni

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

I love your red and black tablescape! I have the bird paltes in blue and yellow from Pier One!
Great minds think alike!
thanks for vsiting!
Dena
sweet pickles and chocolate

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Gorgeous! LOVE red and black too! Love the plates and so nice you got more. Beautiful!

Sharon Haynie said...

How classy and sophisticated! I'm always amazed at the beauty I find on Tablescape Thursday. You've put together a beautiful table!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Hi Joann,
Oh yes, it's more than ok for company. It's stunning! Looks like and ad from Pottery Barn. I love all your pieces, and love them even more because they're such great bargains!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love the red and black together! Very beautiful tablescape. I love anything with a bird on it. Love & blessings from NC!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I love how it looks and those bird plates are terrific..

hugs
Sonny

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Your table is so lovely! What a lucky find those bird plates were, and the placemats too. I need to go to Kohl's, thanks for the tip! I appreciate your visit, and look forward to seeing your tables again.
Cheers, Andrea

Kim @ Frost Me! said...

love the bird plates! Great finds! setup is fantastic!

Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
party inspiration

Mary said...

Love, love LOVE this!!!

Rach said...

Very pretty. I love the birds.

Lori Lucas said...

I saw the same bird dishes in different colors at Pier 1 and they were no bargain!! I love your tablescape...and your wonderful bargain finds! Lori L

Mimi said...

Joanne, beautiful red/white and black table. I love the bird plates.

Tricia said...

Such lovely layering! I especially love that shot of all the plate edges and placemat -- stunning! The bird plates and little white birds really look wonderful on your "new" black table!

kim said...

Love the red and black color scheme. Those bird plates are great. I can't believe you got those at a thrift store.

Lady Katherine said...

I do love this red and black Table Setting! How wonderful you found more placemats! I have the blue bird dishes like your red bird, I bought this past summer at Pier One.

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Joanne, I just love your table and think it looks so nice painted black. I'm really into birds in the past year or so too. I have so many photos ready to post with bird houses, bird cages, etc. Actually I did a recent post this past Tuesday on a bird cage I filled with fresh flowers. I love your red and black scheme. I use a lot of red on my tables as well. Thank you for visiting me for Tablescape Thursday and leaving your kind comment on my Italian Dinner. Stay tuned to see the battle of the tablescapes as my husband and I square off to see who can come up with the best design. He's talented so it could be very close. I hope you have a wonderful evening.
Hugz,
Kim

Kathleen said...

Absolutely good enough for company! It looks delightful..black and red on your black table..perfect!
Those bird dishes are wonderful! Hope they fly away to Long Island and land here..:)

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Those bird plates are just fabulous! Love your color scheme for your table - those are two of my favorite colors!

Manuela

Karrie said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog through BNOTP, and I am in LOVE with your tablescapes! So pretty and inspiring! I am coveting your red birdie plates! So stinkin' cute! Hope you have a beautiful day!

Miss Merry said...

The bird dishes are stunning - Kmart? They look so expensive. Your table is quietly elegant and just lovely.

Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

Black and red tablescapes are always so dramatic! I like the table just as it is, it looks great! Joan

Lori said...

You are soo creative!! Love how you have re-done your table in black, and the tablescape is beautiful! I'm a bird fan too!!