Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tablescape Thursday and Flower Power

Last week when my blogging friend Karen came over I had the table all ready for dinner. But, things didn't go as planned and we decided to go out to Cracker Barrel. But I wanted to show you my black and yellow tablescape.









Black chargers, yellow napkins - had for years
Polka dot plates - Frys/Krogers this year
Polka Dot Tea Lites - Dollar Tree
Flowered plates and tea cups - Homegoods
Black Polka Dot Flatware - hubs bought for me about 3 years ago
Glasses - Dollar Tree
Napkin Rings - I think were Pier One a couple years ago

The candle holders Marty made me for my birthday.

Today I also decided to plant some flowers.




This is the first hanging basket I have ever had. I know it won't last long in the coming heat, but I just love it.


There is one pot planted...doesn't look like much now, but it will get fuller. I love mixing
Geraniums and Petunias together. See the hook in the pot. Bentley is personally hurt that I took his favorite digging pot. I am hoping to keep him out of it! We will see. They were out of chicken wire at Lowes...I am sure because all of you are making wire cloches...hey, while you are at it, make me one too ok.....(just a hint Marty!!!)

These are the plants lining the path to our "gazebo". This is so full this year....in fact see the little rock. I have 3 of them...I can't find one that must be hidden under some leaves on one of the plants. OR Bentley has hidden in HIS pot!

Today is Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. Hang in there with me. I will get to visiting. I am trying to get caught back up from my day of testing!!
It is so beautiful here right now...I just can barely stay inside.....

48 comments:

Low Tide High Style said...

Your tablescape is really lovely and I also love all of the flowers your planted!

Kat :)

Oliva said...

I love your table! I like every single detail...especially the napkin rings!!!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh CeeKay Sweetie...
Everything looks so beautiful. I love your garden. The petunias and the geraniums are just gorgeous. I am going to try this weekend to get a little more started in my yard.

I had to post my Friday post today, as I will not have time tomorrow. I have so many irons in the pot with the grandkids schedules, that I am meeting myself coming and going.

I love you plate settings. I looked at those too at Fry's, and still didn't buy them. I noticed last week the plates were on clearance. I wanted the red ones though and they only had 1. So sad for me. I so love red. It seems like they had bowls and cups though in the black. Do you have those for your set?

Well sweetie I will talk to you soon. I am so tickled that you loved my Sedona post. I have never been to Payson either. That would be a fun Summer day?

See ya soon sweetie. So much love to you...Sherry

xinex said...

Your tablescape is so pretty with all the pretty coordinating polka dots. It's a shame you did not use it but I am sure you had a great dine out with Karen anyway. I am so jealous that you already started planting. I can't wait to go home so I can do that too...Christine

Nancy said...

Pretty colors and I just adore the napkin rings!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Ceekay, Your spots and dots with black and yellow are so fun and updated! I really think your plates and flatware are fabulous together! And those rich, bright yellow candles are a big WOW!
Yvonne

Kathleen said...

That back and yellow pops. And how cute the dots and silverware to match.
Very pretty table, Ceekay!
Hope all the tests come back fine!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Now you're getting all ready for Spring! It's too early here yet -- I planted some bulbs last fall and I'm hoping to see them pop up soon! Love your polkadotted tablescape today.

Mimi said...

Oh what a great yellow and black table...love the polka dot plates and that fun flatware.

Designs on 47th Street said...

One of my all time favorite color combos is yellow and black. This tablescape is right up my alley, Ceekay! Oh those sweet little plates speak to me and those polka dots! How fun.

Surely you are teasing about planting the flowers!!!!! (I know you aren't, but we are just excited it is getting almost to 40 and some of our 5' snowdrifts are melting.

Love your tablescape today!!
Donna

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Just Gorgeous Ceekay! I love the black with the yellow and those polka dot plates are just charming! You did fabulous darling and the candle holders Marty made you are perfect there!
Hugs, cindy

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl I was seeing spots ha ha!! how special your wonderful table looks..love the black/yellow combo and those candle holders Marty made you...how sweet can that girl get I ask you now...Hope your doing Great today my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Melissa Miller said...

Ceekay your table is beautiful! I just adore black and yellow together always. What a fun and cheerful pop of color. Gorgeous glass hurricanes as well. Great job!

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Debbie said...

That is a beautiful setting, I love black yellow and white, so cool looking and ready for spring! Thanks for stopping over! I wish you well and hope all your testing comes back A OK!!~Medicine sure has come a long way since Gilda's day....

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, boy, you know I love those polka dots - and yellow!! This is all so cute and coordinated! Love it!

Katherine

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a great looking table. I love your yellow and black color scheme. And oh my, planting flowers...how nice! Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Sarah said...

Love, love, love black and yellow together. Cute polka dot plates and flatware.
Still too early to plant here. They say March will be a cold month with possibly more freezing temps. Things sure look brown here. Thanks for sharing your colorful new blooms.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love all the black and the polkadots. The silverware is so cute and I love the napkin holders. Very cute and cheery table. Joni

D said...

Hi, Ceekay,

You pulled this table together so well. That flatware matches perfectly with your black and yellow table.
Love those flowers, too.

D

MySweetCreations said...

I LOVE the punch of yellow! This is my favorite tablescape I have viewed tonight! Love it!!

Diann said...

This is a very cute and pretty table. Everything really looks wonderful together!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love love the yellow and white and black and the polka dot plates are so pretty and I love the candle holders it all looks so great together, love it...Phyllis

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE it when the weather is so nice that you just can't stand to be in the house! I love your table setting...have always loved the black and white..with any other color along with it too. Love the flowers, we don't dare plant ours til June 1rst! Come say hi :D

Karen said...

I'm telling ya - we could've just ordered Chinese . . .
I cannot believe you did all the flowers already.
You were supposed to pace yourself - do you recall that conversation?
It looks fabulous. Of course! Both in and out.
I still think your home is one of the most inviting homes I've ever been in. It says "I live here with my lovely hubbie and this is HOME and we love it!"
Perfect in my book!
Hugs! Me.

Linda said...

Your table is so pretty and most inviting. I love all the polka dots....the silverware is especially fun.

Love the flowers....the hanging basket is gorgeous...hugs, Linda

debbie said...

DEAR CEEKAY,
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL TABLE. I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED BLACK AND YELLOW TOGETHER...AND OF COURSE I LOVE POLK-A-DOTS.
I HAD TO LAUGH...I WOULD GO OUT TO EAT ALSO SO I WOULDN'T MESS UP MY BEAUTIFUL TABLESCAPE.
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

debbie said...

CEEKAY,
I FORGOT TO TELL YOU HOW VERY MUCH I ENJOYED YOUR FLOWERS. IT IS A REMINDER SPRING IS COMING BUT RIGHT NOW THERE IS NOT EVEN A GREEN WEED.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Rettabug said...

This is a great looking table, CeeKay! Fun-Fun & Fabulous! You really did a great job of combining some really cute items.
I ♥ your birthday gifts from Marty! How very thoughtful of her & I know we'll be seeing them again & again.

fondly,
Rett

p.s. I can't tell you how refreshing it was to see your pretty flowers! We won't be able to plant anything here till late May!

Love Bears All Things said...

THis is just beautiful!
Mama Bear

Happy@Home said...

Very pretty table. I like the pop of color that the yellow provides.
Isn't it nice to be able to plant flowers again? Your hanging basket is gorgeous.

linda t said...

Oh Ceekay, truly my most favorite tablescape in blogdom! Love it! So lovely!

And you inspire me to plant some flowers!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Ceekay, your table is just gorgeous and so pretty for your house. I love the black and yellow. Your polka dots are all so wonderful. You found such great accessories to go with the dishes. Your flowers are great too. I need to get started on some yard work. Hope you are having a super day and everything is going well. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Hi Ceekay! Oh, I love your pretty tablescape. Well, if you and your friend had eaten here you would just have to had washed all those dishes! :) Cracker Barrel is so good, isn't it?
Now I'm in love with your dishes and that polka dot flatware. The napkin rings, your gifted candle holders! Oh, you have me over for lunch!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandy said...

Love the yellow.

You pulled it together perfectly!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi CeeKay Sweetie...
I have Meri and Sandy 521 both down on our list for the AZ bloggers luncheon for the end of the month.
I am going to post on my blog and Jamie will hers too. Is that why I need to contact Sandy? Let me know sweetie.

Love ya, Sherry

The Tablescaper said...

So fun and vibrant! Love those black polka dot plates.

The big question, what did you get at Cracker Barrel?

- The Tablescaper

A Hint of Home said...

Your table is adorable and I love the polka dots.
The flowers are so pretty and I can't wait for Spring to see more.
Your hanging basket is beautiful. Can't wait to see it in person.

Cynthia said...

Love the black and white with the pop of yellow! Have a great evening!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Beautiful tablescape....I so want to start doing them...Love your blog.. Hope you will stop by...I just added some extra giveaways...
So glad to have a few hours to blog hop.

Teresa
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

Rebecca said...

This is quite a table my friend. Sweet and fun and soooo lovely. I love...especially those utensils.

Love to you~Rebecca

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Ceekay, You have been a busy lady! I LOVE the black, white, and yellow tablescape. Polka dots just make me happy, so your tablescape makes me happy. Love those napkin rings! Your flowers are so pretty, and that hanging basket is gorgeous! laurie

BrassWillow said...

Beautiful! I love the colors.

Barbara said...

Ceekay...Love the table, the polka dots, the yellow napkins and the napkin rings are so cute. I saw you flowers you bought and I wanted to cry...my nursery lady said I should wait a couple of weeks. Weather has been so crazy here in Texas.

Barbara

Welcome to our little empty nest. said...

Hi ya CeeKay! I love your table!!! It is sooooo cute! :) I'm getting the gardening bug too. We still haven't finished painting the house though. Every weekend it's been rain! Ugh. Love the rain but still! :)

Have a great weekend!
~Liz

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Ceekay, love your tablescape. It is so fresh and pretty. Just screams 'springtime.'

Barb ♥

GWENDOLYN said...

I love the black and white dinner ware and it goes so nicely with the yellow. Of course I love looking at the pretty flowers too. Hurry spring!
Blessings!
Gwen

Lady Katherine said...

I do love Cracker Barrel but this table setting is so pretty, I think I might have had to stay! Your plants look wonderful. Wish mine did! Can't wait to go out and plant!

Reid said...

LOVE all the polka dots! I can't believe you found dot chargers!
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