Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My FIRST Tablescape Thursday!

First...I'm sorry for the formatting issues, I'm new to Blogger and learning my way around!

So, I've discovered Tablescape Thursdays at Between Naps on the Porch which I am pretty sure is going to make me:

  1. Spend too much time in antique thrift shops

  2. Spend too much money

  3. Drive my husband insane

  4. Give me countless hours of enjoyment!

So, I'm starting with a Spring table that I have moved now to it's third spot in my home. It started on my bar, moved to my breakfast nook and has now graduated to the dining room. Although I'm not quite sure I like it better here than the breakfast nook! I've learned this week that this is not as easy as it looks, but just as much fun and I have once again realized that I am NOT a photographer...

It was a long and cold winter by Southwest Georgia (as in mosquito and gnat country) standards. So, I'm welcoming Spring with open arms! Since this is my first tablescape, I've only set out finger foods, but just imagine that there's a few courses cooking in the kitchen! I hope that you will enjoy your visit!

Click on the photo to see the full photo.


So, I'm not much of a photographer! But, here's what you see:
Plates: Rose China found at an antiques store (Antiques and More, Albany, GA)for $3 each
Polka dot plates are from Target - $2.49 each
Saucers found at Goodwill for $1.25 for all 4
Placemats, Napkins and Napkin rings: Kohls
Plaid/Gingham fabric: Goodwill
Silver Coasters under pink coffee cup: Garage Sale
Pitcher: Gorham (wedding gift 9 years ago today!!)
Green Goblets: Target a few years ago
Pink Coffee Cups: Arcoroc France from Goodwill (2.22 for all)
Vase: Gift from my sister a long time ago...Don't you love the perma-calla lillies?
Green glass candle holders (or sauce cups or shotglasses): Antiques store in Cottondale, FL
Silver dish and FABULOUS Amber cake plate:
Pink Gingham server: Kmart last year for a whopping $1.29
and last but not least, thanks to the Cakery in Albany, GA for the goodies on the table, because I had no time to do anything because I'm about to be off for a long weekend to celebrate my 9 year Anniversary!


emptynester3 said...

Whoops! I commented on the Tablescape under the wrong post! That is what I get for doing this so late at night! Funny thing- we must have been lookiing at each other's blogs at the same time!! Thanks for visiting!

Vicci @theplaidbasket said...

WELCOME to tablescaping ala blogland! Love your pink gingham server!

Kristy Carberry said...

Thanks, Vicci! I thought it was a steal and use it whenever I find an excuse!

MySweetCreations said...

Save one of those cookies for me! Your Tablescape looks great!

Kristy Carberry said...

Thank you! I don't think the cookies would hold up well during shipping, ha! However, I think my co-workers will enjoy them tomorrow. Thanks for your kinds words, I have a lot to learn!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

welcome to tablescaping, your gonna love it and you will get some great tips from everyone...Your gonna meet some great new friends and get some wonderful ideas, those cookies look great and your table is very pretty and you have some great dishes....come for a visit...Phyllis...I am a new follower of yours and I will be back to see whats new...Phyllis

Dining Delight said...

Welcome to TT and Blogland! Blogging can be challenging at first but you'll get the hang of it and yes, tablescaping provides way too many hours of enjoyment that usually our family members do not understand! Your 'scape is lovely!


Kristy Carberry said...

Thanks, Phyllis! I've been picking up dishes and odds and ends, mainly silver from thrift stores for a while plus I have some rarely used china pieces. I think this is going to be so much fun! I didn't have a lot of time to work on my tablescape this week, but hope to be able to spend more time on the next one!

Rettabug said...

Welcome to the most fun day of the week in blogland...TT. You'll soon be addicted, I promise you.
Be sure to click on the people's names who comment on your post & that will take you to their profile page where you can find their blogs so you can comment back. (part of blogging etiquette, I've learned) I'm not sure they will see your responses posted to your own blog, as many don't select that email follow-up notification button.

I hope you join in next week, too.
Rett aka Rettabug

Natasha said...

I love your first tablescape, Kristy! You have got some great dishes-can't wait to see what you do next week!

I am so glad that you are having fun blogging too. I love blogging (and yes, I am a bit addicted!!) and getting involved in "linky" parties like this is such a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

Best wishes,

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a fabulous tablescape. Love all the pretty spring colors and the layering of the china! All of your finger foods look wonderful as well as the serving pieces.

Welcome to TT and Happy Anniversary!!


illini89 said...

and yes-you will get hours of enjoyment and drive your husband crazy and most likely spend too much money!!!!
Lovey table-see you next week!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

BEAUTIFUL.. may be your first but hopefully it wont be your last as I would love to come back and see many more.
Welcome to Bloogieville~!
your newest follower

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Welcome to TT! And yes-yes-yes and yes - to your comments -- You'll love it! I got those same target green plates for my grandgirls to have for St. Patrick's dinner. Love your pink server -- we'll be looking foward to more tablescapes to come from you!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Welcome! Your tablescape is so pretty and you are an old pro at this. Joni

Tricia said...

Today is my first TT post, too -- guess that makes us twins! I love the way you've layered different patterns -- so pretty atop those green placemats! I also bought those polka dot plates -- irresistible!

Southern Touch Catering said...

Well I'd say you're off to a great start. This is a lovely table and your husband would be proud to see how much you purchased for so little! Great finds.

Mimi said...

Very pretty spring tablescape.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Welcome to TT! Warning, it is addictive! We are all dish addicts! LOL!

You did a great job! Coordinating the different patterns is beautiful!


D said...

Welcome to Tablescaping. You did a great job on your first table. You will have so much fun!


Linda Q said...

Welcome to tablescaping, be afraid be very afraid because it is so addictive, lol!
Lovely first time job though, bravo.

GrannySue said...

As a relative newcomer to the tablescaping blogs myself I can say that you are right on all accounts! Especially the hours of shear pleasure. Great job on your first tablescape. And I get it with the photos, too. I'm working on that myself.

Beth said...

Kristy, This is really lovely. One thing I might suggest, rather than having people click on each photo to see the full photo, do your pics in Blogger as large rather than extra large. I do think your photography is just fine! What a pretty table and the food looks delicious!

Ann said...

The table looks great! Welcome to blogland. I'm fairly new myself and know how challenging it can be to set up a blog. You are doing great. Keep posting it will get easier!

Mimi said...

For a first TT you did great! Love the green stemware. Hope to see you here next week...

Nancy said...

Welcome to TT, glad you're joining in. It's so much fun. Your table is so pretty. I love those cookies! Your glassware is gorgeous!

Nancy's Notes said...

Your table setting is so pretty, I am crazy about gingham! I am enjoying blogging and set my first Tablescape today! Have it ready for Easter so decided I'd just do it! Was so much fun.

Happy Easter.


Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Welcome to blogland! Your tablescape is darling! I love how you mixed patterns! You did a great job! Look forward to following you! God Bless! Lauralu :)