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My passion is decorating with vintage and antique finds on a budget. There was a time when I wouldn't have dreamed of going into a goodwill. That day has passed. :) My second love is scrapbooking all those special family moments for posterity, and I recently set up my very own scrapbooking room. I have three beautiful children, two sons and a daughter as well as a sweet (albeit full blooded Yankee) daughter-in-law and two grandgirls. I also enjoy gardening, meeting new friends and relaxing on my patio in the evenings with a glass of fine wine. During the summer of 2001, I spent two glorious weeks at Kennedy Space Center. I've been somewhat of a space geek ever since....

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

100th Post and Tablescape Thursday

It's time for Tablescape Thursday once again. Special thanks to Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this weekly event. Today's post is my 100th and I can hardly believe it..... Oh, how does time fly.......

On my last trip in to Old Time Pottery, I found this beautiful red and yellow quilted table runner marked down to $4.39 and just had to have it. I looked high and low for coordinating placemats and napkins, but they were all gone, every last one. There was just something about those sunny colors that hooked me and it made its way into my buggy. When I got home, I started looking around for objects that would complement the runner. I had totally forgotten the red canape plates I scored at TJ Maxx for $5.99 a few months ago. They match perfectly, don't you think? The yellow tulip arrangement that usually resides on the side of my whirlpool tub was bought at a garage sale for $3.00...... My only new purchase was the golden yellow napkins from World Market Imports, 6 napkins for $9.99. World Market has just gotten in an assortment of gorgeous colors from yellows to reds, purples, blues, and greens.....and I want em all! That store is quickly becoming my favorite.
I used my Southern Living at Home glass-topped tray to ground the flowers on the colorful runner. The fleur de lis napkins rings came from The Royal Standard a while back. Lil Brookie broke one of them but luckily they were still in stock when I returned, so I was able to replace it. Pllllleeeassse ignore the messy countertop in the next picture. I have developed a severe case of the late summer lazies.... happens every year like clockwork....

The little birdie topiary came from Tuesday Morning. Isn't he cute perched up top of that imaginary bush? Here's a close-up of one table setting....

And here's one last view of my thrifty red and yellow tablescape..... Doesn't it just SCREAM fajitas, chips, avocado slices, and sour cream??????? Ummmm, I think I know what I'm having for supper tonight...
Thanks for visiting and do leave me a comment, please........


  1. I love the table and happy 100. I just was in Natchitoches and scored a pewter fleur de lis napkin ring. I have found three now. The guilted runner is the best and how lucky to have everything else at the house. What is old time pottery? We don't have one of those. I can't even see the counter, I only have eyes for your tablescape.

  2. Looks great, I love these colors together they are fun-enjoy!

  3. What great color combination this is. Love how you've put your table together and it helped you decide on your menu -- now that's tabletop inspiration!

  4. I think that it's a good thing that you couldn't find the matching napkins to your wonderful tablerunner because your mix and match design is perfection. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  5. The canape plates and napkins complement the runner beautifully!

  6. I love that cheery table Terri!
    the runner is so wonderful and what a great deal!
    Very pretty table indeed!

  7. What a cheery table, is just waiting for everyone to gather. I love the napkins from World Market, the are large, wear well and can get them in any color.

  8. Fajitas sound wonderful! I really like that tablerunner. You found things that set it off beautifully.

  9. I love that runner too.. your table looks so pretty, glad i stopped in!

  10. Well Terri, we don't have World Market or Old Time Pottery but I sure wish we did! Your table is so warm and welcoming and dinner sounds yummy--I'll be right over. Linda

  11. Hi Terri....I get over here sooner or later now don't I...seems later...but anyhow I love your tablescpape color combination, it looks so pretty!~ I just read you are happily dating...I love to hear wishes...he is a pretty lucky dude!

  12. Hi Terri! I have those same napkins from World Market, and I love them too! I got two packs and wanted to try them before I got more. You have the bad luck with dishes, I have it with napkins not holding up, lol! I hate to hear the English Countryside didn't hold up. I would think it was some kind of defect and they should have replaced them. I am thinking the company would have replaced them since the store would not. Thanks for stopping by:-)


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