Thursday, October 1, 2009

~ A Special Tablescape ~

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch.

~Thank you Susan for hosting~

Note: all pictures are clickable

This is my third's simple....but very special.

{ I found this plaque at Kirklands }

I have to get things ready....for a very important date. :)

But, first please let me tell you something. Since last week...I have gone a little crazy


I've purchased a creamy white set, a black & white toile set...and some filler dishes. { Marshall's oh how I adore that store } It may take me awhile to find different accessories and better table cloths....but I'll get it together eventually. This white tablecloth ( not my favorite...but you have to use what you have, sometimes :) was purchased for a wedding that was held in our backyard about 3 years ago, since then it's been used for another wedding and a 50th wedding anniversary....all held right here in our backyard.

This pretty blue plate is a 'filler'. I loved the color and pattern.

I wanted a simple setting for dinner with My Mister.... 36 days from today we will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. I'm getting so excited...marrying him was the best thing I ever did. Our honeymoon was spent on the beach and I wanted to bring that special memory back.

I love the layered look~

I used the silver that was purchased in the 1950's for my grandparents wedding. It's Daffodill by 1847 Rogers's nothing particularly fancy...but it's a treasure.

The candle is from our bedroom and was purchased at Walmart.

It was such a relaxing and peaceful evening together.

I have to tell you~ Mister has yet to call me crazy for my dish frenzy...he always walks in and tells me how nice everything looks....he knows I'm having fun playing with my dishes.

Just simple.

This tablescape didn't cost much....the creamy white box of dishes setting for 6 was $30 and the 4 blue 'filler' dishes were $2.99 each. We will get so much use out of these. I ♥ Marshalls.

Dinner with him....priceless.

Thank you so much for coming by!

Please leave a comment, I would love to hear from you.

Have a beautiful day~ J


Maggie B said...

A gorgeous tablescape, beautiful in it's simplicity.
a bientot
Maggie @ Normandy Life

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This table setting is so lovely and sentimental. I just love romantic thoughts and this is it! The star fish were a perfect touch.
♥, Susan

Jeannine said...

The filler plates are very pretty. This is a great tablescape with just enough hint of the beach. Thanks for sharing

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Jessica
Your tablescape is gorgeous. You did great, it definately reminds me of the beach. I love the candle and all your pretty dishes. Your kitchen is lovely. Ours is small too so I know what you mean about not having much storage space.

Phyllis@AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Hi Kelly I have to say I love the blue plates with the star fish, you know I love starfish, looks so romantic, I love marshals too..Thanks for sharing ..Phyllis

Maureen said...

I love your new dishes! I bet you'll get a lot of mileage out of the cream ones, and the blue plates are just too pretty!

Congrats on your 10th anniversary!

Sherri S said...

Oh my! I <3 your blue dishes!!! Your table is simple and elegant.

Cynthia said...

I love your plates! Your table turned out great! The starfish was a nice finishing touch. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Rev. Sonja said...

Beautiful table, and Happy Anniversary!

Brenda said...

Well, Happy Anniversary! Thank goodness he understands the "dish addiction." Probably why you've had such a long and successful marriage. I adore Marshalls. My favorite place for "dish addicts" like us!

Nancy said...

Jessica, every element of this setting is wonderful...the silver, the plates, the's all very romantic! Happy Anniversary to you all! Nancy

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

mmmmmmmmm, love those blue plates--such a neat and delicate color. I find my hubby appreciates tablescapes. The one I posted this week wasn't really a tablescape--just a normal day...but when I do put extra effort he loves it!! (as I am sure your hubby will too)

Ashley ~ said...

Your tablescape is beautiful, and your mister is handsome*! What more could a girl ask for*!!!
((hugs)) _Ashley*

Rettabug said...

Jessica, you did a beautiful job on creating a very romantic beach themed table. I love your backyard setting & those plates are AWESOME! Yep, you've got the fever. LOL

Congratulations on 10 wonderful years with your sweetie!

onlymehere said...

You certainly captured the beachy feel! I really need to take time to do this. I have so many dishes but just seem to put them on the table and we eat. I don't take the time to make the table beautiful like you do. I hope it was a good anniversary. Your love for your Mister shines through!

Aunt Nutty said...

Really pretty table. Love the colors. Congratulations on 10 years of marriage! I too have gone a little (a lot) dish crazy and I am always on the lookout for new dishes.

Thanks for sharing your special table and Happy Anniversary to you & your hubby!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Jessica, so lovely.....calming and soothing!!

Barb ♥

santamaker said...

What a cute couple..congrats on your anniversary and just love that your Mister enjoys your dishes! This is such a nice elegant little tablescape. Love the star fish and the soft colors... CHeErS!!!!

Erin said...

Happy Anniversary early. Your tablescape is gorgeous!

Sophia said...

Jessica, your table is looking gorgeous. And I am with you..TOTALLY love the blue (accent) plate. You have great taste! :)

onlymehere said...

Yeah that was me. I didn't even realize that I had a turkey farm going on around here in November until I posted those pictures last year! I'm starting to wonder if I have pneumonia again. I've had it a couple of times before. This just won't go away and the cough is so deep and nonproductive. I'm off work in three hours and then I get to lie around all weekend (at least until my night shift Sunday) so hopefully that will help me kick it. Our church has it's general conference televised this weekend with 4 hours on Saturday and 4 hours on Sunday. I usually sew or do housework during it but this weekend I think I'll just be lazy and lie under my best friend the humidifier and see if I can finally kick this! Thanks for caring. Oh, can I say I think you're cute under the effects of your anesthesia, lol! I didn't delete you, you just didn't comment I guess! Take care. Maybe next week we'll both be back to "normal," whatever that is!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty and romantic -- I love the beach look as well - just got back from the beach today in fact.

Tootsie said...

I NEEEEEEED those dishes too!!!!

Queenie said...

Oh, girl you and mister are the sweetest most beautiful couple! I love the romantic style tablescape that you's gorgeous, and I love those blue dishes too! I had seen those at Marshall's a while back...I wish I had gotten some of those! I was drawn to them, but then I had a flash back in my mind, I remembered that my walls were green. now LOL! It wouldn't have made a difference...I should have grabbed them anyway. Lucky girl...finding all of these great dishes! Keep having fun playing with your dishes sweetie....I love seeing your tablescapes!
Big hugs,

Mary / Mariah said...

Your dishes look So pretty and congrats . You look so sweet together .
LU , Mary