Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tablescape Thursday: Cherries and Polka Dots



Its Tablescape Thursday, graciously hosted by Susan from Between Naps on the Porch.

This week I wanted to go with something cheery and fun... but practical for casual outdoor dining. Of course I had to incorporate some red, polka dots and cherries!




I started with a white vinyl table cloth with a pretty lace print. Very practical for outdoors.


I used black chargers under cherry and polka dot plates.

Of course I had to throw some gingham in somewhere. ;) I used red and white gingham napkins tied with a small, simple black bow. I also used small mason jars with gingham bows.

I used a black glass canister with cherries all over to hold some fresh, frilly white flowers.

Take a look at these fabulous candles... white with ginormous red polka dots.

And I brought out this white pitcher with red polka dots for easy refills without having to go back into the kitchen.
I LOVE these seat cushions from Home Goods...

A couple more peeks around the table...







Hope y'all enjoyed a little polka dots and cherries! On a side note, are we all excited for American Idol tonight?? ;) I like both Adam and Kris...but I have to root for Kris since hubby is from Arkansas. ;)


24 comments:

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love cherries and I love the polka dots! Very nice!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

WEll, that is just the cutest table. Such details!

Linda/"Mom" said...

* THE CUTEST EVER!!! Darling, fresh, creative, FUN, happy and wellll, just EVERYTHING! Sooo glad you shared this!!!!

Warmly,
Linda in AZ *

D said...

Very cute. Love the polka dots and the red!

Karen said...

Ok I LOVE this! It is just darling. I could sit there for quite a while . . .

Sharing with Sherri said...

Polka dots and cherries wow! You know I love it!...and oh my goodness polka dotted candles and seat cushions too!! Well that is just toooo cute!!

abeachcottage@typepad.com said...

oh wow! this rocks!

love those seat pads and the candles

happy tablescaping

Sarah
A Beach Cottage

Kammy said...

Hello !
Great job , love the polka dots ! So bright and cheerful. Love your view, kinda looks like my Colorado....
Hugs ~ Kammy

Joyce said...

This is my first peak at your entire blog and I love it. Now this tablescape screams FUN! Good job and I will be back to visit again. Thanks for sharing your table with me. I will be over in an hour with a cake in hand:)
Joyce

Shelia said...

This is adorable! I love the bright colors and those cherries! Where in the world did you find the polka dot candles? I love those!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

oh fun! Love the cherries and polka dots! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

I love anything with cherries, especially vintage items. I have a set of vintage glasses with cherries for sale right now. They would go perfect with your lovely setting! Stop by and see my table setting, if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe to my blog by clicking on "Follow" in the right hand column. This way we can inspire one another frequently! Be sure to stay a while when you're there and enjoy the experience!

marty39 said...

Oh how cute and fun. I LOVE it. The cheeries and the polka dots are just such fun and so pretty. Very well done. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Love the cherries!! Your table is very fun and charming. I love how the seat cushions go with the tablescape. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment. It really means a lot to me.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh my...this is the cutest table! I love all those adorable polka dots and cherries! This table reminds me of Mary Engelbreit...love her style...and love this tablescape! :-) Susan

ButterYum said...

My daughters would flip over this tablescape. Very nice.

Kathleen said...

That is so cute..Love the whimsy of it!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a cheery cherry tablescape! Nice!

Brenda said...

Where did you get all those polka dot dishes! I just love them! I love polka dots and I especially love red and white. Please, please tell me!
Brenda

Blondie's Journal said...

I really like this alot! It would be great for a little barbeque for two!! ;-D The mason jars with ribbons are so cute and I would love to find a vinyl lace tablecloth like yours.

Best thing of all is the beautiful mountains in the background. Breathtaking!

xoxo
Jane

Sonia said...

This is such a cute and fun tablescape...makes me smile...red gingham and polka dots-the perfect duo! Always love your ideas. Have a great holiday! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

BECKY said...

What a delightful tablescape, Melissa!! Just love all of the red!! You have convinced me I need more red in my life!!

I saw that your hubby is a naval aviator!! My hubby was an army helicopter pilot!! There is just something about a pilot, huh?

Hope you're enjoying a wonderful holiday weekend!!
Blessings,
Becky

Kathy said...

I LOVE POLKA DOTS!!!! and your Tablescape is amazing, excellent job. I so enjoyed trying my hand at Tablescaping this time, I'm hooked! I used some Polka dots too, xoxo~Kathy~ @ sweetup-northmornings.blogspot.com

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Cute tablescape. I love the dots and the colors! The plates are wonderful!!

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