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Wednesday, July 24, 2013


A couple of months ago, I posted a floral tablescape with an April Cornell cloth.  I told you that I had ordered three April Cornell cloths on a sale site.  Today, I’m sharing a table using another one of those cloths.  It took me this long to iron another one.  I hate ironing, so I ended up paying someone to iron this cloth!  She did a much better job than I would have done.

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The combination of colors in this cloth is a little unusual.  There are several different green colors, as well as cobalt blue along with aqua blue.

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I would never have thought to combine the cobalt and the aqua, but you know me, I’m not going to leave out a color that is in the cloth!

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I purchased the aqua glass salad plates at Kohl’s at the same time I purchased the matching water goblets.

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I’m not sure why, but even when we are dining inside, I use a lot of Melamine plates in the summertime.  These are Jennifer Brinley by Certified International.  I used the same bright green, metal chargers that I used on my VERY colorful tablescape for my our granddaughter’s 13 birthday dinner.

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An aqua water goblet with a cobalt wine stem. Who would have thought?  But I think it works with this cloth.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie


Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie


Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Have you seen Courtney’s giveaway at French Country Cottage?  Six place settings of a beautiful Mikasa china pattern.  The name of the pattern is Vintage Lace, and that describes it perfectly.  I’m sure you’ll want to go sign up, because we all want need more china!

I’m so glad you stopped by. laurie

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I’m linking this post to Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.


Marlis said...

Love the AC tablecloth. How nice of the designers to make us get out of our normal mode. Love the aqua and the blue myself. The glass pieces are stunning and really, really belong on this table. Loving the parasols and the lanterns. The napkins really do go very well with the table. I guess I just love it all, right down to the bamboo flatware. xo marlis


The awesome, Oriental tablescape looks amazing with the tablecloth! The linen is gorgeous and the dishes are too. I love all the Chinese parasols on your table too. Big hugs,

Sarah said...

Love this! The Chinese parasols and lanterns are such a sweet idea. Beautiful linen for inspiration and beautiful table, Laurie!

Alycia Nichols said...

You PAID somebody to iron this??!??! You are SO funny!!!! You must REALLY hate ironing!!! Girl, just do it the old-fashioned way our ironing lady used to do it: spritz the whole thing with water, roll it up in a plastic bag, put it in the fridge. A few hours later, take it out and start ironing right away while it's still cold. The wrinkles just fall right out. At least, that's what she always said! (Notice that I cannot personally vouch for that! :-) ) At any rate, the tablecloth is really, really pretty, and I love all the different shades in it.

I like to use melamine indoors in summer, too! They have so many varieties these days with lots of fun colors and patterns...who can resist? I love all the different colors!

Great choice in flatware! It works really well into the Eastern feel.

Very nice! Have a great weekend!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

So pretty Laurie!
Such an exotic looking table and yet so summery too.
I have a sil who absolutely loves to iron! She irons just for fun, to relax, etc. ha!
I wish she lived close..poor Dan needs some shirts ironed.
Hugs friend,
Cindy said...

Lovin those parasols Laurie, and the cobalt and aqua are great together! Love the colors and the patterns, wonderful table!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love all the colors in this table cloth! Gorgeous and your tablescape is wonderful. Love the paper umbrellas!


Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Tablecoths are a pain in the butt to iron, aren't they? Love this table, especially the color combo, so unique!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful table. The umbrellas and fans give it the special touches! Sweet hugs!

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Laurie, this is gorgeous! I love blues and greens together. You made me laugh saying you weren't going to leave a color out. :) Love the plates and pretty! I don't ironing tablecloths either. It's much better since I broke down and bought one of the wider ironing boards. I just realized they make those about 6-9 months ago. Also helps for napkin ironing. The umbrellas are such a wonderful backdrop...I just love it all! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and it's free of all ironing! ;)

we three dogs and me said...

Love your tablecloth. Blue and white is am favorite colors. Your table is beautiful.

The Tablescaper said...

What a great table. So full of color and excitement. I too am not a fan of ironing and have paid others to iron my cloths. as long as it gets done!

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Unknown said...

What a beautiful table! I love it all and I can see why you purchased the tablecloth!You set a wonderful,fun table. I love the aqua & blue!
Have a great weekend.
Blessings My Friend,

Savannah Granny said...

Laurie, I absolutely love this table. All of these colors are favorites in my house. I think all shades of blue and green look awesome together. Your tablecloth is so beautiful and you pulled everything together perfectly. Loving the aqua plates and stems. Gosh, I love everything. Did I say LOVE too much, not!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! This color combination worked out so well and ended up being stunning.

Mimi said...

Hi! The parasols are a delightful touch to an already pretty impressive table! The blues and green just are so refreshingly cool for summer! It astounds me the ingenuity you put into every tablescape!

I HATE ironing, too and will do anything to avoid it- I usually do the high heat with a wet towel in the dryer routine- that sometimes works but not often enough!!


Anonymous said...

I love this table, Laurie. The parasols along the center are fabulous!

Beeutiful by Design said...

I love those paper lanterns and parasails the colors are wonderful!

Marigene said...

Ahh, my favorite color is just gorgeous, Laurie!
How come everyone else finds great things at Kohl's and I never can?
Have a great week...

Debbie said...

I sort of fell off the planet right before you posted this so I'm just getting here. I love it! I was drawn in by the detail and color from the very first post. I really do love AC linens in the biggest way!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love all the colors and the Japanese theme with the umbrellas and lanterns.