Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A COLORFUL TABLESCAPE


But this post is about my tablescape that I put together last night.  The weather has been so dreary, a lot of rain and gloom, so I wanted something really bright and colorful. 

So that is my tablescape this week I am joining Kathleen at  Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish and Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
I was so happy to receive a gift in the mail from Monica of The White Bench.  It was wrapped beautifully and tied up with this gorgeous sand dollar!

A I write it is pouring rain and sadly it is also pouring in Ft. Lauderdale where daughter Abby is having a weeks vacation.  She and her girlfriends are completely bummed out that they can't sit at the pool or on the beach.  I feel so bad for her and wish I could make the rain go away!  So how is it by you...rainy, sunny?

I will see you in a few days! :-)

68 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Your table setting is fun Jane!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your tablescape is so happy looking with all the lovely bright colors! Maybe it will bring a little sun our way. :)
It puts me in the mood for a Mexican fiesta!

April said...

Just as pretty as ever, Jane! Yes, I think us Southern girls often take for granted how good we do have it. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Olive Cooper said...

I shall wish your rain here and my sun there. Let's swap. I am weary of watering the flower garden. The table is festive and love the fruit. Sorry about my wonky blog not taking comments. hugs, olive

Debby said...

Getting dark right now and getting ready to rain. Our temps. are all over the board and still having lots of rain. It was 84 yesterday....that was weird as it had been cold.
Have fun with your dinner. Your table looks great.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty and very festive Jane!! What a sweet gift too, I bet they smell wonderful!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
Well dear, that is one pretty table you set! I love colorful and rustic, what a great mix of textures and colors you have going on there!
It is cloudy right now, but it was sunny this morning. It's warmed up today and its'really supposed to warm up this week so maybe we can really start enjoying spring!
I want to get my flowers planted!
Went to lunch with Katie and Adi and a few others for her b-day today.
Have you come up with any ideas for dates for Galena? Time is going to start going fast now!
Big Hugs my lovely friend,
Cindy

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Jane,
Your table looks lovely....I would love to be sitting at it with you !!
....and what a beautiful gift from your friend Monica....everytime you smell the lavender, you will think of her.
Many thanks for your comment today and have a lovely week. XXXX

laurie said...

beautiful tablescape, its warm and sunny here today, 60's,

KATHY said...

What a beautiful tablescape!! what great colors! It's starting to warm up here, but it rained most of the day.Have a great week.

Kathy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The table looks great Jane and a Cinco de Mayo party sounds like a lot of fun! Rain this morning but sunny and warm now-gotta love it:@)

Gina said...

What a pretty tablescape! I can relate to all the dreary weather (we have it too) so I enjoyed seeing some happy colors! I love the flowers in the cloche!

Melanie said...

Hi Jane ~ I love your cheery tablescape! I am tired of all the rain here in the 'burbs, too. We need warmer weather and sunshine - stat!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How great is it that you were inspired by those colorful fruits at the market, Jane. I think you set a lovely table keeping that inspiration in mind. It's been doing both here ~ rain and thunderstorms last night, sun this morning then more rain and thunderstorms. I have a feeling it will be like this all week. It wouldn't be so bad, but the humidity is gross.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Janie... sorry the weather is not nice for your right now... but your tablescape looks sooo pretty and Springy, just love it all!... sounds like you have been real busy sorting all your closets and drawers... but it's a good feeling when you're all done, huh?... it is gorgeous here these days... I just finished an outside fairy house, now just waiting for those little sprites to move in!... sorry it's raining where your daughter is, but I am sure she will still have a ball laying around, shopping and just doing what girls do... xoxo Julie Marie

Jo said...

So festive! Just perfect for a Mexican fiesta ~ I'll be right over :)

No sun in sight here either. Wishing you some sunshine very soon!

Jo

Ashley ~ said...

Loving your tablescape and hoping your weather clears up SOON*!!!
Thinking of you -Ashley

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

So pretty! Hope it clears up down in Florida for your sweet daughter. We had a glorious afternoon after a torrential rain this morning. Hope you had sunny skies too!

Pondside said...

It's been raining here, too, Jane. Oh well - we'll be the better for it, eventually.
Your table is so pretty and festive. I love the colours!

Gretchen said...

It was 86 degrees here today. Too hot for this early in the year. I love your tablescape. It's festive and colorful.

Gretchen

Betsy said...

pretty table!

too bad about the rainy vacation! awww. :(

Pam said...

Lovely bright tablescape Jane. I am in Auckland NZ now and it is quite cold. Boots and thermal socks for me! I fear when I get back to Brisbane tonight it will be just as cold as we wait for our winter to set in. xx

podso said...

For some reason I've been having trouble commenting on your blog the last couple of posts I read. but today we seem to be harmonizing! What a cheery tablescape--love it! Also your meal looked good a post or two ago. I hope you have a great trip to NC whenever it is!

Lynn said...

Hey there! Tell me... How does one get to one's darn dashboard with this new google thing taking over?!
Your table is perfect for Cinco de Mayo. I think I'll have a little dinner party too! Have a HAPPY one!

Tracy said...

Hi Jane! I feel terrible for your daughter, that is a real shame! I hope the weather turns around so they have a few nice days. We had a little sun today but mostly gray skies and rain. I'm waiting for the warm weather too, we had a tease for a few weeks in March and now it's back to normal springtime weather here. Your table looks like it will chase the gloom away - have a happy Cinco de Mayo!

Rebecca said...

So fun and charming Miss Jane.

Oklahoma has it's storms and our weather is always changing. This year I only pray whatever comes our way I'll still see blue skies and clouds of white.

Wonderful world we live in, huh?

xoRebecca

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jane Sweetie...
No rain here in the desert. We have had handfulls of drops and that is about it. I wish we would get some free water.

Love, LOVE your beautiful table. How festive it looks. Love the layering that you chose.

From the burlap to the festive place mats, what fun to dine at such a gorgeous table.

You really know how to dine in style sweet friend. I so enjoyed your share this evening.

Hope the rain goes away and the sun comes out so that your daughter will be able to play in Florida.

Love your little purple hearts from Monica and that gorgeous sand dollar was the element of surprise. How very pretty. Isn't it wonderful to receive gifts of love?

Many hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

Something Nice and Pretty said...

We have had the rain too but yesterday and today have been beautiful sunny and warm. Hope it comes your way soon! Love your table placemats:)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jane,
I have some paint projects that have been waiting in the wings. It has been pouring off and on for about 8 days.

I remember how good you and your family do Cinco de Mayo. This table scape is perfect for the occasion!

I love the cane glasses and carafe.
A grocery store find? Right on!

Your gift, so lovely...I can visualize the sand dollar displayed up at the lake house.
~Lynne
w/L.

Jo's This and That said...

Lovely table! Love the colors! thanks for sharing joann

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Beautiful tablescape!

It rained all day yesterday and early evening. Today it's just overcast . . . we need the rain though!

Sorry about your daughters vacation . . .

Have a good week!

Theresa said...

Beautiful table, love the addition of the fruit! We are having Summer weather here in the South! We could sure use a little of your rain!

Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

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Dale Janeé said...

Your table setting is so fun and inviting. I like how you were inspired partly by trips to the Mexican store and it's very bright and cheery which must be nice if the weather hasn't been so great there. Great post

xoDale
www.savvyspice.com

Amber said...

So pretty. I wish I possessed the talent to create something like that :)

Susan said...

It's rainy here, too, Jane. It's dreary, but I do know we needed the rain. Your colorful tablescape is just the cheer we all need!

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi dear Jane....sorry it is raining where you are....It seems as though it is ALWAYS sunny here....and hot!!

LOL LOL

Jo

Kelly said...

Your table setting is perfect for Cinco de Mayo! I forgot that is just around the corner. I love mexican food. So sorry to hear it has been ugly weather at your house and for your daughters vacation. We've had alot of sun but very little rain. We really NEED the rain too. Maybe you can send some our way! Ha!

Debbie said...

I love all the fun colors against the white, and you're right. White is white! My favorite part is the cloche centerpiece. That looks perfect with it.

And it IS nice to live where I don't have to store a lot of winter clothes. I don't like the summer heat though. Yuck.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

A lovely tablescape! I enjoyed your color choices! Hugs, Linda

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Cute table setting! We've had the drearies on and off here to (Northern Michigan). One day it's warm and the next day we've got the furnace on! Today ended up being lovely but it started out raining! I just swapped my clothes out and did a little cleaning out while I was at it!

xinex said...

Beautiful, colorful and so cheerful, Janie. I love your flowers in the cloche too....Christine

Nancy's Notes said...

What a fabulous table setting! So inviting and I just love the brilliant colors, Miss Jane!

Alycia Nichols said...

White burlap...I have never seen it until now, and I like the look of it! It takes rustic to a whole other level! So sorry it's been yukky around your neck of the woods lately. I think it moved from here in the Kansas City, Mo. area toward you guys. It's REALLY terrible that your daughter is stuck in a rainy Florida. That must really be a bummer for her!!! Here's wishing you lots of sunshine, low humidity, and rain only between the hours of 3 and 6 a.m.! :-)

Marlis said...

Love the cloche.. such a pretty table. I love the colors and i Love the dishes!! Viva Cinco de Mayo.. have a great time.. xo marlis

Sonia said...

Oh your table is so festive! Love the colors and all that fresh fruit from the Mexican market sounds and looks so good! It is sunny and windy here. I guess you can relate to the wind up there too! Hope you have a fabulous Cinco de Mayo!
Miss Bloomers

Debbie said...

What a bright, festive setting, Jane. A nice way to brighten things up on a dreary, rainy day.
It was quite stormy here this morning, but the sun came out later this afternoon, and warmed up enough for me to sit outside after work.
Enjoy your weekend.
xxoo

Chatelaine said...

Well it's been rainy here too and at times raw out. But we really need the rain so I can't complain.

What a fun tablescape. I have never celebrated Cinqo de Mayo but I'll bet it's a blast.

I really love hearing about all the times you spend with your daughter. How nice to have such a close relationship!

Rozmeen said...

Hi Jane,

I love your table setting!!

xoxo Rozmeen

Geneva said...

It's nice to take a blogging break every once in a while, but now that you're back you've give us lots of eye candy. Your tablescape is so pretty...and fun!
Monica's gift was delightful as well...I loved the presentation...
Loved your post!
Blessings!
Geneva

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I love bright colors, so I love your table. I'm doing the diet thing and I always crave Mexican food when I can't have it! I'm trying really hard not to cheat at all, although I think I'll go out on Mother's Day and have one "normal for me" meal. It doesn't seem to be working anyway...boy, it is a slow process at this age.

As for the closet, we travel enough now to warmer climates that I no longer switch out my closet. I have taken over the entire walk-in and I keep my "fancy clothes" in a guest room. I have pants and capris-long and short sleeves all in the closet all the time, aranged by color and sleeve length. (not obsessive at all)

Bring Pretty Back said...

I really need to put more pretty details in my table decor!!!
hugs & have a pretty day Jane!
Kristin

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! What a pretty table you've set! Love that cloche too. How nice to see some of your pretty table things to look at as you pass by your table.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Barbara said...

Jane, I just love this color! It all goes so nicely together. It has a wonderful feel. I am so partial to those white dishes at Anthropologie. If there was any way I could justify another set of white dishes, I would grab them. I really like the textures of this table. Great music! Adele to Matchbox 20 - both favorites. Send your rain, we need it.

Sarah said...

Festive table, Jane. Have fun at your party. Happy Cinco de Mayo! ~ Sarah

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

That is a perfect Florida table setting, so bright and colorful. I just spied a recipe link in you next post. Thanks so much, I think I actually know what I am making for dinner tomorrow now!

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, It is raining and we are under a tornado watch until 1 A.M. this morning. It was pouring down rain when I went to work this morning. It got hot and muggy. We have just now got under 80 degrees. I really like your cloche that you made. I have enjoyed trying to catch up with you all. Things are kind of hective at the moment for me. Have a great weekend and I always appreciate your visits. They mean the world to me. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

Liz said...

Hi Jane! :)
Love your table. So fun! I hope it cheered the girls up. We're pushing upper 90's and it's dry as a bone. Maybe we could find some balance here? :)

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!
~Liz

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Jacqueline said...

Jane, your table is so pretty! I need to get some burlap as it is all the rage. What pretty and bright colors.

I just love your hearts and they are wrapped so beautifully.

Funny you should mention bubble glasses, my friend just showed me gorgeous ones she got at Sears of all places in cobalt blue, dark green and purple. They had them in small, highball and goblets. She said they were three times as much online as at the store so she drove 40 minutes to pick up more!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

Jane, your table is muy bonita! Thought I'd break out the espanol for Cinco de Mayo :)

Sorry your daughter's vacation is getting rained out. I hate that! We're having a mixture of sun and rain around here. Just opened the pool yesterday, so hoping for more sunny days ahead.

Have a great weekend :)

lynn said...

such a beautiful table setting, jane! love your cloche--i just bought one:) hope your weekend is great!

Barbara F. said...

Lovely table, Jane! I feel bad for your daughter. That happened to me in Aruba, where supposedly it never ever rains! (except in late November. Visiting from Let's Dish! xo

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Looks like there will be quite a celebration happening at your house this weekend...enjoy your Mexican fare!

The Tablescaper said...

So bright and cheery!

- The Tablescaper

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

This is such a pretty table, Jane. The colors are very fun and cheerful!

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