Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tablescape Thursday- Practicing for a Bridal Shower

Our family is giving my brother-in-law's bride to be a bridal shower this Sunday. I am practicing the centerpiece for the food table. I wanted something with some height and inexpensive. I used a Victorian Lady that I purchased from ABC Distributing several years ago, some Vinaca Ivy from my yard, Crape Myrtle blooms, Lantana blooms, some faux rose blooms, and votive candles. The day of the shower I will use more flower blooms and place flowers in the teapots. So what do ya think???? Keeper?

Notice my precious salt cellars? Those were a birthday gift this year from my dear friend Kathryn from Bonafide Southern. She gave me four of them and each of one has a itty bitty spoon!

The base plate is my wedding china Pink Tower by Spode. The next layer is the famous blogland Gibson plate (first time that I have used these dishes). The top layer is a paper plate....yes a paper plate of Old Country Roses. I bought a package of these last week at TJMaxx.

Cream and Sugar are Pink Tower by Spode. The votive candle is a thrifty purchase from the Dollar Tree for the bridal shower. The package had two in it for a dollar. I bought two of course!

Stemware: Old Bristish from my moma

Tea Pitcher is an eBay purchased a couple of years ago. Candlelight definitely sets the mood. Thanks for looking at my Tablescape for this week and I appreciate all of the comments and I read all of them. Be sure to check out all of the beautiful tablescapes on Susan's blog. Thank you again!!!!


  1. What a beautiful centerpiece! I love the statue. Isn't it great that this time of year our yards are bountiful with greens and flowers which we can use on our tables?

    Jane (Artfully Graced)

  2. Very pretty. I think that you are ready for the shower.

  3. I love the lady centerpiece...very nice for a bridal shower.

  4. Great job! Any bride would be happy to sit at that shower table!
    All the best,

  5. love it. Wow, I think the centerpiece is awesome. Isn't it fun to get your stuff together and remember the early love part. It is a great way to remember what you can add to your hostess closet too. I've even gotten my china out and counted it all so I know what I need. I love the figure with the shower umbrella. I think the bride will feel very special. I'm jealous of the salt cellars...that is what I'll be prowling for on my antiquing quest on my vaca.

  6. This is quite beautiful! I vote it's a "keeper" for sure.

  7. That centerpiece is gorgeous and I love the salt holders :)

  8. Wow, that is gorgeous. There were paper plates at my bridal shower!

  9. The "lady" is just perfect for your shower! I have been looking for salt cellars and have not run across any yet--love yours! Is Tootsie a shih tzu? I have a little one--Jessie. She's having a bday party on Pink Saturday! Good luck with your shower!!

  10. Beautiful tablescape! Any bride couldn't help but be thrilled!


  11. Well I think that she is just perfect for a shower! Your table setting is very pretty! I never would have know that the top plate was paper. What a clever idea!


  12. Well if you are only practicing, you did great. What a beautiful table, the Lady is "LOVELY". I am sorry I am not going to be a guest. Thanks for a terrific tablescape and praises to TJMaxx's for paper plates.


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