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Wednesday, April 30, 2014


We are still campaigning.  The election is May 20th.  Since we have less than a month, our lives are absolutely campaign craziness right now!   We are seldom even home to eat, and if we are home, we don't have time to sit down and eat a meal, because we are getting ready to leave to go somewhere else, and I certainly don't have time to set a table.  Sooo.  I'm re-posting a tablescape from last year. 

When Zulily Bargains offered some April Cornell tablecloths, I ordered three of them. The one I used on the table this weekend looks  like two different cloths have been combined.  The top of the cloth is green and navy stripes.
cloth top
The border of the cloth is a busy floral.
clth brdr
full tbl 2
I realize that it is not necessary to use every color in the cloth on the table top.  I never start out doing that, but somehow I usually end up with almost all of the cloth colors on top of the table.
plc stg 2place stg
White chargers:  Lace by Kennex- purchased at J.C. Penney on line four years ago; topped by blue glass chargers purchased at a Kitchen Outlet years ago; topped by Royal Doulton dinner plates (no pattern name)-purchased at an estate sale a few years ago; topped by clear glass salad plates that belonged to my Mother; topped by green depression glass bowls.
dnr plate
I used a green and navy runner on top of the cloth (purchased on sale at Pier One years ago), so I wouldn’t have to iron out the folds in the cloth for added interest.
blu stem
I’ve used these stems in a blog post before.  I ordered them through One Kings Lane Bargains, and each stem, in sets of four, was a different color.  I ordered two sets.
stem w rose
The green stems were our “every day” selection when we married.  I marched the juice stems down the center of the table, and I practically floated a rose in each stem, because the stems on my rose bush are so short so the flower could be seen from both sides of the table.
Thanks for dropping by to see how we dined last year (when the election seemed very far away)!   laurie

I'm partying at The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


BECKY said...

Hi Laurie! Ooh, the table cloth is just gorgeous! I understand your time for blogging is very limited right now, and I'll certainly be here when you get back, and I'm sure your other followers will, too. AND BTW, thank you so much for the wonderful ad for my memoir! What a neat surprise today! Take care and rest...when possible! Hugs...

BECKY said...

P.S. I forgot to say the entire table is gorgeous! Love everything about it! :)

Candy S said...

Very pretty Laurie. The tablecloth is certainly the star of this show. I love your pretty tablescape too. Thank you for re-sharing this post.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, I love this setting. Simply perfection. Those plates are gorgeous!! Stunning table cloth. Best wishes on the campaign. I know you are busy, but understand all you have to do at the moment. See you when you return!!
Sending BIG hugs your way~

Diane said...

Laurie, your table is blooming! Love everything, especially, the Royal Doulton plates. Such a lovely spring table!!!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I do enjoy April Cornell tablecloths and napkins. I like all the color in this scape. I like how you "marched" the green stemware from when you were married down the center (like a bride coming down the aisle)!
I hope the fruits of your efforts on your husband's campaign pay off! XO

Debbie said...

I'm so dumb that I thought Zulily was only for kids' clothes. I didn't know they did stuff like linens, too.

I know you didn't *have* to use all the colors in the linens, but the fact that you used so many different ones is what makes this table to so lovely. Really, it looks almost like a page out of a picture book or something with all the color and detail. I really love it.

I hope the next few weeks go quickly, and you are celebrating a victory party before you know it!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

As usual Laurie, you have have created another lovely table!
I am so excited for you all and the election!
Soon you will be a judge's wife!
Hugs friend,