Monday, September 6, 2010

Cat Tails and Polka Dots


It's time once again for Tabletop Tuesday over at A Stroll Through Life with our hostess Marty!
Come join the fun with a tabletop vignette!


Join in the 3rd Annual Nesting Party over at The Inspired Room

This vintage California Hand Prints tablecloth is highlighting things in my late summer
garden.  The cat tails are reseeding themselves with abandon and the perennial ornamental
grasses are at their finest.


Homer Laughlin's newest color of Post 86 Fiesta in Paprika, along with some Post 86 Ivory bowls top the decorative polka dot dinner plates from Home Goods. The square salad plates are also Post 86 Ivory in the recently released "Square" Fiesta. The polka dot napkins are from Pier 1, the
flatware is 'Cityscape'.  If I remember correctly the glassware also came from Home Goods, votives from Michael's.  The covered casserole and bud vase in Ivory are vintage pieces.













If the napkins add too many polka dots for your taste, here's an alternative
napkin with dragon fly napkin ring.




Thanks for coming by for another Tabletop Tuesday.
Please stop back later this week for Tablescape Thursday and my
tablescape called "The White Clematis."

26 comments:

  1. Those polka dot plates play very nicely with the Fiesta-looks great!

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  2. Very pretty table and I love the fall colored plates, napkins and the adorable napkin rings. The tablecloth is perfect.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  3. Again, you do have some of the most wonderful dishes in the whole world. I love these with the dots around the edge. I havn't ever seen anything like them, they are so pretty and so unique. The grass is such a perfect centerpiece. Of course your tablecloth is to die for. You really do set the most stunning tables. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Another gorgeous setting, Candy! I'm in love with your beautiful kitchen. I was so happy - we did a little redo in our kitchen and I posted about it today. I came here to see you and your kitchen and now I'm crying! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. Another absolutely gorgeous table setting! I love the warm colors and the whole table just plain works for me!! I LOVE it!!
    Susan

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  6. The table is beautiful, but I love the green island even more. Did you paint it?

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  7. Hi Candy...

    Ohhh...I love, love, LOVE those pretty autumn colored polka dots! Such pretty plates and I think the polka dot napkins look fabulous with this place setting! I do like the pretty gold napkins and dragonflies as well but my favorite are the polka dots! Such a beautiful tablecloth too! Beautiful table, my friend! Ohhh...and one of the things that I like best about it is...that your fabulous kitchen makes for the most beautiful table background ever!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  8. I love the fall colors and the dragonfly napkin rings!

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  9. This is just such a happy place to visit! The colors and that kitchen...oh, that kitchen would be my favorite room in the house! So lovely! Visiting and now following from Table Top Tuesday! Christie at threepixielane.blogspot.com

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  10. What a wonderful kitchen you have....and thank you so much for letting us visit!!! You are truly an artist....and yes, it is a happy place to visit.....Cleo

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  11. Thank you all for your lovely comments!

    Where did the summer go???? This is feeling a little like Fall, but we're no where near to Fall here in California! Hit 100F today and things are getting a bit crispy in the garden.

    Stop back again soon .... more tablescapes to come with a summer time feel to them.

    Candy

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  12. What a wonderful preview of Fall...even if it's only on the tabletop!

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  13. Morning Daphne -

    I need to go back to bed! I've been on racoon patrol since about 3AM ... they are rummaging in everything and knocking over stuff! I see some traps in their future!

    Tracy - sorry I missed your question about the green table. That is one piece I didn't paint. :-) It came from Horchow if I remember correctly about 20 years ago. I did use milk paint to do a small side-table that closely matches it. The trick is to do an undercoat of a dull red milk paint and then the green and then a bit of light distressing. The piece on top with the little drawers did not come with the green table, it was a purchase from one of the high end Macy's Home Stores that sadly didn't make it here in California.

    Candy

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  14. You had me at "cat tails and polka dots." Another terrific table setting full of inspiration. Thanks! ~ Sarah

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  15. Oh my! I've never seen plates like those before! Just beautiful. You never cease to amaze me..when I visit...you always do the most creative things with your table and kitchen. Each time it just gets better and better. I love it. Beautiful post.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  16. Such a beautiful table. Love the harvest tabelcloth and the colors on those plates. Your whole kitchen shot is gorgeous! Such a pretty setting.
    Sherry

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  17. BEAUTIFUL! I love it all. Those polka dotted plates are wonderful. You set a wonderful fall table. Wouldn't change a thing...

    Partying with you.

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  18. Gorgeous - I'm so envious of people who set a beautiful table!

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  19. I'm a new follower from the Fall Nesting Party at The Inspired Room!

    Your blog is wonderful and I'm so glad I found it.

    Happy Fall & nice to meet you!

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
    http://nauticalcottageblog.com

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  20. Love your tablescape and your entire lovely kitchen! Thanks for sharing these great pictures! Paula in Idaho
    http://bucketsofideasforfall.blogspot.com/

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  21. Wow! what a beautiful kitchen! Stopping by from the Inspired Room.

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  22. Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments! I do LUV my polka dots! Big ones, little ones, colorful ones, any polka dots!

    Welcome to all the new readers! We hope you'll join us again for more tablescapes and other stuff too!

    Candy

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  23. What an absolutely beautiful tablescape!! Love those polka dot plates and that gorgeous tablecloth.

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  24. Thanks Marlee! Aren't the polka dot plates fun?

    Loving polka dots lately.

    Candy

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  25. wow, that looks beatuiful! i love the plates on the bottom, with those polka dots. the tablecloth is perfect. it all just totally works.

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  26. Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you'll come back again to see next week's tablescapes. :-)

    Candy

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