Thursday, February 18, 2010


Today is a nice pretty day outside and it got me to day dreaming about Spring. So, I sat a pretty little tablescape just for myself. I had lunch and thought about the wonderful Spring days that are ahead.

To me, Spring brings to mind, lazy days when the birds sing and the flowers are in bloom. So I got out a tablecloth covered in pretty flowers. I didn't iron it because after all, a lazy Spring day does not involve getting the iron out. Plus, since it was just me, I didn't mind the causal look.

I then got out my lace charger, a sunny yellow plate to remind me of the Sun and a blue salad plate with a bird on it. That reminds me of the birds singing and the blue skies.

Of course there are lots of butterflies in Spring so I used my butterfly napkin ring.

I even got the good silver out. Heck, why not? I'm good enough to use real silver for my lunch.

This setting made me smile. It's actually our normal ever day dishes too. There are a few different kinds that can be mixed and matched to make the settings look different.

For my centerpiece I used a bird house, my bird salt and pepper shakers and a pretty candle.

It's nice to spoil yourself once in awhile and set a pretty place just for you and your day dreams.

Even though this is a small tablescape, I'm linking up to Between the Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday. Maybe it will inspire others to set a pretty table even if it's only for one.


Marigene said...

What a pretty place setting. Beautiful the blue/yellow plates.

Susan said...

Very, very pretty!! I love the lace charger and wish I could find some. I also like your color selections.

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

love it! adorable!

Connie said...

I love the lacy charger, sweetpea. Just a beautiful tablescape.

Life Laugh Latte said...

Love your tablescape. Come by and watch our vlog version. Have a great day. Holly:)

Blondie's Journal said...


This is such a sweet place setting. The plates are so beautiful~so French looking! And I love the chargers...I have been looking for the lace chargers as I have been seeing them throughout blogland. Can you tell me where you found yours?

The birdhouse centerpiece is a great touch. I'd love to have 5 minutes alone to enjoy a meal!! :-)


Leave a Legacy said...

This is so pretty and Springy. It made me feel good just to see the pictures. It's so dark and dreary and cold and snowy here. I'll have to try your little trick and set myself a pretty table just for me. Good job!

Lara Harris said...

LOVE it!So fresh & Springy! :)

Low Tide High Style said...

How wonderful that you treated yourself to such a pretty table! I'm ready for Spring too, and your table certainly says springtime to me!

Kat :)

Kathleen said...

That is so pretty! I love those plates, and with that charger it looks just lovely! Blue and yellow is so cheerful!
It was cold here today and I slipped around on the ice, but did manage to buy some dishes, LOL!

Bowmanh23 said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

~Tonja~ said...

What a sweet it all..
just found your blog and am now a follower...Have a Blessed day...
Sweet Blessings...

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

So pretty! We should set a table just for ourselves more often!

I'm also pushing spring with my tablescape!


Wanda Lee said...

Wow!.., I love and simply adore what you have created my dear!..,

I almost cannot remember being "so thoroughly taken with sheer delight", by such a fresh, utterly lovely, almost whimsical delicate , and Spring-like beauty of a tablescape!.., As you know there, are many fabulous tablesapers out there "in blog -land"!..,

Yet, if I were awarding prizes for the most fabulous tablescape of the week, I would declare you the winner this week; "hands down" !~ Good for you!..,

I adore your lovely blog as well, and I am so tickled to have discovered you!..,

You are most warmly invited to also visit "my little corner of the blog world" as well!~

..,(As an aside;your blog and especially your delightful tablescape vignette, reminds me of colours and theme of my new blog banner that I just designed recently for my blog)..,

(With sky blue, pretty pink roses and a few my own paintings of bees thrown in for good measure)!..,

Cheers from wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Such a pretty table setting!

Sonia said...

Oh I just love your table for one! Yes we should treat ourselves everyday with beautiful things and settings! You did an awesome job..the tablecloths and colors you used are stunning!

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

a little bit of everything said...

Funny because I posted navy and yellow for my tablescape ! Love the combination of those two colors. Your "scape" is lovely.
Enjoying reading your blog and have become a follower. I invite you to do the same...

Glenda said...

I think we have the same plate chargers. I love mine. Found them in a shop, awhile ago.

Spring isn't far off I hope.


Creations By Cindy said...

What a beautiful tablescape! I love it and would love to know where you found the chargers! So pretty!