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Transforming the Table

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I AM BEING FEATURED ON TIPJUNKIE Today!!

ONE LAST NAPKIN RING GIVEAWAY!!

INFO IS POSTED AT THE END OF THIS POST
I started out with my white dining room table with nothing on it. Plain and boring.

I pick a color for my tablescape based on napkins or plates or something in the centerpiece. I love the colors of these blue and green napkins they are so refreshing don't you think? I just picked them up over the weekend at TJMAXX 4 for $5.99. The colors remind me of California for some reason and the beach!
So that is what I am going with. For my centerpiece I stacked my white plates with black lettering (also from TJMAXX a few years ago) on one of my clear cake plates and topped it with a birds nest under a glass dome!


On my npakins I have used a set of my White berry wreath napkin rings. They really pop against the colorful napkins. You can buy them for $1.00 each here on my blog.

Isn't the green cut crystal wine glass gorgeous!! These belonged to my grandmother and she passed them to my mom and recently my mom passed them on to me!
I llike mixing plain things with sparkly fancy things.
I loved the print on the napkin so much that I used one in the center for a a mini tablecloth. That left me short one napkin but I remembered that I had some other green and blue striped napkins and brought those out and they matched perfectly!! I was able to use them in this tablescape as well as the paisley ones. I just did it every other one and I think it just adds to the table to use more than one fabric!

I also tried using lime green napkins with a blue napkin ring around it.
I loved that too!

How about just a crisp white one napkin with the blue napkin ring!
I love that one too!

It is just so refreshing isn't it?

Here is the same table only I changed out the centerpiece. I used my thrift store glass hurricane jar and filled it with decorative lime green apples and I also used white glasses instead of the cut crystal ones and I changed out the floral napkin in the center for the striped one.



I am amazed at how versatile the white dishes are. I am able to use them in so many tablescapes and have it look so different!
Just by changing out the salad plate makes it look completely different. Here I added back in the cut crystal glasses and blue soup bowls sitting on top of the lime green salad plates.
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Setting the table is so fun to do and makes meal time more fun.
I decided to have another giveaway!!


A set of 8 napkin rings any color (white, blue, red or pink)!!


HOW TO ENTER:


One Entry: Leave a comment


Two Entries: Blog about my giveaway


Three Entries: Facebook or Twitter about the giveaway.


A winner will be chosen in a random drawing on Saturday night


I am participating in Tablescape Thursday
Toot Your Horn Tuesday
DIY DAYs at A Soft Place to Land
Metamorphis Monday


Market yourself Monday

Strut your stuff Thursday
Reinvented Trash to Treasure Tuesday
Transformation Thursday at shabby Chic Cottage
Shop the House Sunday at Finessee your nest
A 100 ideas under a $100 at Beyond the picket fence

90 Responses to “Transforming the Table”

Joyce said...

Pretty table an the napkin rings are so cute. Please enter me in your giveaway.
Joyce

my cup of tea said...

Love the colors! Please enter me in your give-away those napkin rings are darling!
Thanks!
~Donna~

bj said...

O, I love all your beautiful colors. I agree...white dishes can be made to look so different. I love mine.
Your napkin ring giveaway is to die for. Please enter me and let me thank you for giving us a chance at these beautiful things.
NOW...I am about to have a hissy fit for some of those white dishes with BLACK lettering. Where in the world did you find them.? So so cute!!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I just love the blue and green together! I love the apples with the candle! Please enter me in the drawing!

Audra said...

I love the colors in your table scape. Please, please enter me in your giveaway. I have serious love for napkins and napkin rings.

I am also loving the white dishes, where on earth did you find them?

xinex said...

Beautiful colors, pretty dishes, gorgeous centerpiece, everything is so nice!...Christine

Rev. Sonja said...

Love the blue and green. Soooo coooool. The nest with cute little eggs are great.

Haden News said...

Such a pretty table -- love all the colors -- looks great for spring, and I am so ready for Spring!! I would love to win the napkin rings! Thanks for the chance.

Style Sisters said...

Many are asking where I got the plates from....... TjMaxx a few years ago. I think I paid 6.00 for 4 dinner plates! It was an amazing deal.

Karin

Jeannine said...

I love how you pulled all the colors out of the napkins to creat the table. Very pretty. And I still love the napkin rings, the pink ones would go well with my china.

Mimi said...

A breath of fresh air...love the blue and green together, my favorite color combo. Love the lime napkin with the blue napkin ring.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I love this! Blue, green and yellow is so pretty and so springy and fresh! I was at TJMaxx this last week also...I wish they had those napkins at my store, I would have bought them too! I loooove those green cyrstal goblets too.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous! Come see me sometime! Would love to have you visit!

Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

Very pretty table..great color combo...

Linda said...

Ahhhhh...what a beautiful tablescape...luv your dishes! Lovin' the napkin rings too...please count me in on the giveaway!

Blessings,
Linda

Marianne said...

I would love to win!! Your napkin rings are so pretty, by the way.

Julie Harward said...

I love it all..it looks so spring like! I love lime green and the nest with eggs, love that too! :D

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

love the pretty napkins and the napkin rings are lovely, I really love those dishes with the words on them, where did you get those, love them..Phyllis

Karen Beth said...

Just beautiful. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Your tablescape is beautiful! I love those napkin rings as they can be used with just about any type of table setting.

Thank you so much for offering another giveaway of these great napkin rings.

I hope I win!

Hugs,
Joanne

KittenJen said...

I LOVE your tablescape! The napkin rings are adorable! I love how the purple one looks against the white napkin.

Beth said...

Karin, Love your blues and greens together. I especially love the green goblets and your napkin rings. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. Have a great day!
Blessings - Beth

suburban prep said...

You can set up a tablescape for me anytime.
It is beautiful.

~Tonja~ said...

Your tablescapes are so adorable and fresh...love all the different ways you have use everything....please enter me in your giveaway..love the napkin rings....
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

~Tonja~ said...

Posted about your giveaway on my blog you can find it here...
http://woodshomestead.blogspot.com/2010/02/style-sisters.html

Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

~Tonja~ said...

And I even put it on twitter...
http://twitter.com/SWEETMARIE323

Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Loving this tablescape!!! Especially your cloche with the bird nest! And thanks for the giveaway!!

fawnda said...

I love the tablescape! Great job! I like the two rings together!

Barbara said...

I like the idea of the two rings together and the color combination as well. I would love to win your napkinrings. My I have your permition to post a picture of them in my blog. Thank you.

kim said...

Great table settings and those napkins are so pretty and were a steal at that price. I have those napkin rings in yellow. Bought them at a local shop last year. So pretty for spring and summer tables.

cinlo said...

Love blue & green together. Such nice napkin rings!

Anonymous said...

I like the white:)

Trudy
onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

That is so fresh and beautiful. I really need to work on setting a prettier table. Thanks for linking up!

Ashley said...

I love your decorating ideas, so much more creative than I could ever be!!

demureprincess7(at)gmail.com

Denise Marie said...

I'd love a wreath set of rings. Looks like you had a lot of fun with your stuff. I love your cut glasses, Wow!!

Patti said...

I love the green stemware - just beautiful!

Trez said...

Just beautiful!

HollyC said...

The colors on this table are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your ideas & for the giveaway!
~Holly

Kathleen said...

I love how fresh the tablescape looks! I really makes me want to get busy and pull out the Easter decor items!
Thanks for the inspiration,
Kathleen

Anne said...

I wish my table setting would look that pretty!
annemolino at hotmail dot com

Sandy said...

Your table settings make me what to hang my head in shame.. I need some new pretty napkins and your 'rings' are so beautiful...
Let me go read more or your blog...
Sandy
http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/2010/02/seasons-are-changing-thank-you.html

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I would LOVE these! They would go with my decor perfectly!!!! Thank you for the giveaway!!!


thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

Hillcrest Acres said...

What a beautiful table setting. I love green and blue together. Please count me in on this great giveaway. I posted about your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

If you have a chance, stop by my blog because I'm hosting a giveaway also.

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Tweeted!

https://twitter.com/KatyLMA/status/9680810633


thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

Cottage Sisters said...

I do love the plates, they are so cute! Have a great day! Denise@cottagesisters

Angela said...

I love the centerpiece on the table! The napkin rings are great, so many great choices of color.
veniceangel@hotmail.com

Cheryl said...

Char-- MING!

Barbara said...

Girl your give away has been promoted by my blog and facebook

Danielle said...

The colors are beautiful.

Connie said...

Beautiful! Love your napkin rings!

Julie said...

Thank goodness you're doing it again. Maybe the third try is a charm. Please enter me in your drawing.
Everyone that reads my comment, I hope you win because these napkin rings are to die for, they are so pretty in the pictures but in real life a thousand times better. Well I hope I win but good luck to everyone.
Take care and have a great weekend. God Bless!!!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I'm a new follower and know I will enjoy visiting your blog. Please add my name to your giveaway. I would be thrilled if I was only so lucky.
Patricia :o)

Kathy said...

The table is beautiful and so inviting. I enjoy browsing your blog

Sandra said...

Love the color combination soooo spring-y. Thanks for coming by and commenting on my blog...hope to be back soon!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I came over to let you know that my blog has moved and I would love it if you would come to the new site and RE-sign up to follow me there.

www.itssoverycheri.com
Cheri

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Your tablescape is SO BEAUTIFUL! I especially love the lime green napkins! Thanks for linking up to Shop the House Sunday!

Becky said...

I love the napkin rings and your beautiful settings! I really like the green apples too!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a lovely tablescape! The dishes with the words on them are great!! Love all of the items layered together, it's so cheery and perfect for spring!
Blessings,
Stacey

Style Sisters said...

Those names entered from March 21st until March 27th will be entered in this new giveaway. All the names above are from the first giveaway.

Thank you everyone and good luck :)

Megan A. said...

So pretty!

Patti said...

Love the blue print napkins...count me in for the giveaway!

Rhondi said...

Hi
I love the colors you've used....gorgeous!

Nicole said...

I need napkin rings for my tea part on Easter! (That table looks so beautiful. Thanks for the ideas.)

My verification word is "whinn" - it's a sign!

Natasha said...

Such a lovely table setting and you have used such beautiful Spring colours.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your tablescapes are wonderful. I love to see how a table is put together and the thought behind it. Love all the different napkins and dishes and the different ideas for the centerpiece. Everything is just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Rhondi said...

Hi
I see that you linked with my Tea Party Tuesday. I love your post but since it isn't really about tea I removed it. Just wanted to let you know and hope that's okay.
I'd love for you to join another time when you are posting about tea ;)
Hugs, Rhondi

Melissa said...

wow those are all so beautiful! My table display skills are definetly lacking... I love all of those ideas you posted... so beautiful!!
I'd love to win any of them
Thanks
Melissa

Denise Marie said...

Girl, I'd love, love, love to win 8 more pinkies!! I received my 4 that I ordered and love them.

Spring Blessings

Sherry said...

I too love my white dishes because I can mix and match with so many pieces. Love the napkin rings and I see you are also a fan of Emma Bridgewater dishes.

Please stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway.

Sherry

Sandy said...

Congrats for being featured at Tip Junkie. I love Laurie ... and the napkin rings are so cute! :)

Nancy said...

I think your table setting is so lovely...especially those inherited green glasses. They are gorgeous! Would love to enter your giveaway!

The Tablescaper said...

Great colors. Gorgeous glass from your grandmother.

- The Tablescaper

Joanne Kennedy said...

Your tablescapes are always so pretty. I can't believe how great those napkin rings look no matter what the setting is! They are wonderful.

I keep trying to win some but so far, no luck. Maybe this time!

Thanks for another chance!

Hugs,
Joanne

Kari said...

You are an amazing designer. Love the colors!

huntedtreasures said...

Found you Between Porch Naps, love your blog and would like the opportunity to win the set of eight napkin rings. Will post your giveaway in our blog. huntedtreasures.blogspot.com come visit us.

Maria & Ruth
4 for her and 4 for me we share everything well mostly. Thank you.

Cynthia K. said...

Would be so happy to win your napkin rings - they're so pretty! Make my Pink...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Nancy said...

What a great blog - I am a new fan of yours.
I love the fresh colours you have used and the layering of colour and design. The green apples in with the hurricane candle is very pretty.
Today I finally finished sewing 8 blue linen napkins, so I would love to win your napkin rings. If I don't win them, I will buy them, although I'm not sure if you mail items to Canada. Do you? I tried filling in the order form and couldn't understand why it showed a shipping cost of zero for Canada. That can't be right can it? Anyhow - great post. Thanks!

Barbara said...

GReat table..cute, cute. I would to have a pair of the napkin rings...great colors.

Barbara

Hillcrest Acres said...

You create the most lovely tablescapes. The napkin rings really make the napkin stand out. Please count me in on this great giveaway.

Red Couch Recipes said...

Lovely tablesetting. Please enter me in your drawing. Joni

Marla at Always Nesting said...

My very first visit to your blog. It's beautiful and I love your creativity!

Love those napkin rings~~~~~~~~~

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I adore this napkin rings please enter me in your drawing. I'm now following you too. Stop by for a visit soon!
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Jeannine said...

These napkin rings seem to go with everything. I would love a set of the blue ones or pink. Thanks for showing so many different talbescapes using them

Marianne said...

LOVE the lime green napkin rings! Please enter me in the giveaway.

Style Sisters said...

Nancy...I will ship to Canada no problem. I will fix my shipping info on paypal to show shipping to Canada. (That is if you don't win) :)

Thanks
Karin

got twins? said...

Love your Ideas Karen. I swear you need to write a book or start your own show! LOve ya!
Allie Arnett
PS. I linked your blog to my FB page!

Connie said...

Would love a set of your adorable napkin rings. I think if I got to choose I'd choose the red.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I wasn't going to do this since I already have three sets - 2 pink and one blue -- but you just can't have too many cute napkin rings! I would love to get some white ones now!

Mary Ellen said...

I am just now visiting from Marty's party- love your table!

Alycia Nichols said...

There's more of that fabulous cut crystal!!! It's wonderful that your Mom has passed them on to you to keep them in active use. If I am ever turned loose on the streets of Germany, Russia, or Ireland, I am sure I will run up a shipping tab equal to the National Debt sending crystal back home! I like those "Lunch, Brunch, Dinner" plates a lot, too. They're really cute. Very pretty! Please enter me in the giveaway. I am certain I could find lots of ways to use these napkin rings. Have a great (but safe!) St. Patrick's Day weekend!