Thursday, May 17, 2012

Revisting My Favorite Tablescape

Hey Ladies!  I'm not usually one for looking back because life is all about moving forward for me.  However, just because you believe in moving forward doesn't mean the beautiful memories of the past should go away.  I personally think they should be cherished all the more as the steps you took to get where you are today.

This morning I have spent some time updating a new page on my blog with my 2012 tablescapes.  I can't believe I didn't start that one sooner.  It's very time consuming to go back and do this several months later.  Having a year's worth of tablescapes on one page is very enjoyable to me and judging from my stats to a few of you as well.  I think it's one of those times well spent looking back.  Do you have one of these too?

Because I've run out of time again this morning I've decided to take a look waaayyy back to when I first started tablescaping.  It was under my old blog, Sailing Simply.  This is one of my most favorite tablescapes I have ever done.  I may have to even create a newer version of this one this year if the weather would ever cooperate again.  Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy looking back with me today.

Good Morning!  Today the sun is shining brightly and the temps are still fairly low yet!  I am feeling happy to still have an extra table to do outdoor settings after loosing my umbrella table, so I have decided to do a green and white table scape.  I have been very inspired by so many of you that I can't help but join in on all the fun.

 I know there is much to be proud about when being original and unique.  However, I hope most of you do not mind when someone borrows your ideas and uses them in their own way.  I am all about giving credit where it is due, but I am not sure I remember who had the first green and white setting that I saw, but I loved it!  I loved it so much it stuck with me!  I know this is probably not a new concept to most of you who regularly table scape, but it is to me.  I would have never thought of pulling a setting together in this way, using certain colors only.

 That concept has added a whole new dimension of table setting for me!  Really!  I have always thought of decorating a table with what you have but not so much in terms of themes and colors.  I mean I have always tried to purchase things for my table that coordinate but have not done alot of mixing and matching.  Now that I'm blogging and joining in on all the fun it's added so much more to my creative side and I just love it!  So thank you to whomever did the first green and white table setting and to all of you who have followed suit and posted your beautiful settings!  I hope you will enjoy mine as well.

I started with this older green and white tablecloth.  My sister in law gave me this years ago during one of her garage sales.  I loved the way this looked like lattice to me.  It is one of my favorites even though it is well into fading now.  Let's move in a little closer!

 Then I added my centerpiece items.

English Ivy and a small cloche on silver

In a beautiful lime green pot.

Yes, this needs polishing big time, but I liked the varnish look for this casual setting

A green candle sits in a crystal votive sitting in milk glass.

I  am loving this place setting, so pretty!

It began with my white everyday plates with embossed fruit from Gibson. 

Then added my white monogrammed linen napkins.

 I topped it off with my green and white plastic salad plates from the Better Homes and Gardens collection at Walmart and clear footed fruit bowls.

I added crystal goblets and my silver plated stainless flatware, Louisiana by Oneida.


For serving fruit for two I added this sweet crystal bowl given to me by my best friend.  It has florals and sweet little butterflies etched in the side.  I also used our monogrammed tea towel and the matching flatware serving pieces.

I hope you also noticed I chose the greenest location I could find to set up this table!

I hope you enjoyed my green and white table scape today, set amongst my beautiful green plants.
This was so much fun setting up! 
I am joining
Be sure and check out more beautiful settings from the links above!

Additonally...I have an idea for a linky party I posted about yesterday that I would be willing to host if someone else is not already doing this one.  I must be crazy because I really don't have the time but love the idea so much and think it would be a huge asset to our blogging world.  I would make it work somehow.  Please leave me your feedback!

Have a great day!


  1. Wow, Mary! Your table has so many wonderful elements! I love the salad plates and the embroidered napkins. Glad you posted your tablescape again because I think I missed this one the last time around!

  2. How pretty! I love how you pulled all the greens together for such a summery look.

  3. Hi darling, you've set a beautiful table in a beautiful spot. Love the green theme.hugs ~lynne~

  4. Your tablescape is so beautiful, definitely worth repeating. Hugs, Marty

  5. So glad that you shared this reprise. I don't think that I was blogging back then. The green color story is beautifully suited to your lovely outdoor surroundings. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  6. Very pretty tablescape. The combination of solid cream embossed dinnerware with the Louisiana flatware looks very nice. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Mary, That is just beautiful. And it is as lovely a setting of green and white as I have seen. One of the best parts is that it is surrounded by the green of nature. Lovely! xo Diana

  8. Beautiful setting, lovely tablescape! Those salad plates are very pretty!


  9. Love this is my favorite color! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Oh, this is one of my favorites of yours! I love the greens and whites. It just blends so beautifully with the surroundings. You have a tablescaping knack!!!

  11. Oh Mary! I love this, just gorgeous! A very elegant table set in a casual natural environment. You captured the best of both worlds...Christine

  12. I love this table, that ruffled cloth is wonderful! Such a pretty combo of colors!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  13. Hi lovely lady.
    Your green and cream tablescape is also one of my favorites you have put together for us... You did a beautiful job putting this one altogether for us all to see. I hope you are having a great Sunday with your family.
    XXOO Diane


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