Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tablescape Thursday: Polka Dot Garden



After an eventful day of traveling yesterday (read: LONG delays)... I finally made it to California. I was going to put together an outdoor garden tablescape with some of my mom's dishes... however, it is HOT here! And windy! So I decided to keep the tablescape party inside instead. So... I put together a fun, wonky...bring-the-garden-inside...casual table setting. :)



The theme is red, yellow and blue... and lots of polka dots! :)




The centerpiece is a collection of different potted plants in yellow and red pots.


Since the colors were so fun... I decided to mix up the dishes, napkins and glasses. Who says they all need to be the same? I'm not playing by the rules today. ;)

The plates were a very casual melamine with a floral print... and the larger plates were different red and yellows... And the napkins are all unique to each setting...



Each setting is topped with a white glass bowl full of fresh blueberries...






A red and white polka dotted candle and a little garden birdie hanging out amongst the greenery.



A closer look at the indoor garden. ;)





There are two topiary trees... one on each end of the table...tied with a red polka dot sheer bow.





And two heart stakes...

And the other side of the table...





A bird bath full of strawberries...



A polka dot pitcher...


...and a pail full of cherries.



And a cute little yellow tin watering can with a white flower. :)

A bird's eye view...






On the other side... A red bowl of lemons for a splash of yellow.


...and a red and white bowl full of cherries.





And there is my indoor wonky garden tablescape. For more tablescapes, please visit Susan's Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. :)




22 comments:

printersdevil said...

I love the uniqueness of this.

Don't forget to join us on this weekend for the final Christmas in July Tablescape Party on Saturday (some may spill into Sunday since the 25th is Saturday. I am having a real CIJ family dinner on Sunday, but will post my table photos Friday night and Mr. Linky will be up and ready at Playing Dishes.

Stacey said...

What an adorable table! Looks like you and your mom have very similar taste. Love it. :)

Entertain Exchange said...

Fun table...great color!

Susan

Blue Creek Home said...

Cute Tablesetting! I love all the polka dots!
Rhonda

Jenglamgirl said...

so adorable! POLKA dots, the yellow polka dot napkins, the cute heart dish, the birdies! LOVE IT ALL! so sweet!

Frugal Fine Living said...

This is adorable! I love all the polka dots, the red and the heart plates.

Jane

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Very Cute! Perfect for Valentines! Happy TT to you!

Cathy said...

This is sooo darling!!! I love all fo the detail!!! You left nothing out!!! Perfection!!! The polka dots mixed with the plaid and stripes is just so cute!!! The hearts and all of the color is wonderful!!!

Happy TT!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Janie's World said...

Melissa, you did a fabulous job on this tablescape. To me, it is all your personality (judging by your blog)! It looks so vintage too. Love the polka dots mixed with the sweet little flowers. I love it, you've done a great job.

Cheri Peoples said...

VERY VERY cute.

I would love for you to come for a visit to my blog.

Come by for my GIVE-A-WAY this week by 10 pm Fri.
and then check out our newest addition.

Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

A Hint of Home said...

I love all the happy colors and the polka dots are adorable.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is so cute, Melissa!! If these are your mom's things, then she has the same sense of whimsy you have. I love it!! And it would make a great Valentine's Day tablescape, swapping out the fruit for chocolates! Ooh la la!!

xoxo
Jane

The Stylish House said...

Melissa,
This is adorable and I love the bright and energetic colors! I hope you have a wonderful visit with your family. I am sure your Mother is so happy to see you.
Cathy

Kim said...

What a fun & colorful tablescape. I love it!!! And it has been hot & windy here in SoCal. Is it hotter here or Texas? I think the Texas humidy would make it feel hotter even if the temps are higher here. What do you think?

Joyce said...

So colorful and I hope you enjoy your family visit.
Joyce

Eileen said...

Great tablescape! Great blog! It's so happy here!
All the best,
Eileen

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is absolutely darling! Love the red and yellow, love everything!!!

Your mother must have similar tastes with you. You should do a whole bunch of tablescapes while you are there and save them up for us! LOL!

Katherine

Dining Delight said...

What a fun tablescape! So colourful! Love the little heart shaped bowls and the heart 'signs'.

DD

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a fun and whimsical table.. There is nothing more refreshing than polka dots in the summer.. Your heart shaped bowls are just too cute for words... hope your Friday is all that you want it to be... hugs ~lynne~

Cass @ That Old House said...

This is such a happy table, with amazing life and zing! And these are absolutely the prettiest melamine plates I have EVER seen!
Cass

Cheri Peoples said...

I gave you an award. Go to my blog to check it out Its So Very Cheri

Cheri

Cheri Peoples said...

I am starting a NEW Mr. Linky party. It will begin on Aug 10th so everyone will have a week and a half to think about their first post. I have a poll up for votes on which button should be the new button. The "party" is called The Knock Off Knock Out-where THRIFTY meets creative sensation. Go over and learn more about the new weekly event and I would appreciate if you would cast your vote and HELP pick the new button design and its the last week for the July GIVE-A-Way, if you would like to be a part of that event..
Cheri

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