Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Welcome Home!

After being away at school for the past eight months
my daughter has come home for the summer.
To welcome her home I did a special
"Welcome Home" tablescape.

I used her favorite colors - orange and pink.
The vase she picked out from Michaels on a previous visit home.
The flowers I found at Dollarama
as well as the clear frames and stickers
which I used for the welcome home sign.

These wonderful woven placements I found at JYSK
and were the perfect color.
I layered them and just tucked under the ends
on the pink placement to allow
the orange placement to accent.

And added some houses
to complement the theme of home
which I found at the local thrift store.

I used simple white dishes
to allow the pink and oranges to shine.

The napkin and napkin ring are both from Pier 1 Imports.

And the tealight holders were from Dollarama.

The glasses I bought at a clearance sale from Stokes last year.
I just love the pattern on them.

I added a few pink daisies,
which are my daughters favorite flowers.

And my "Welcome Home" tablescape was complete.

Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the look on her face when she saw it.
She absolutely loved it!
And that's what I love about tablescaping -
seeing the joy it brings others :)

I am joining...
Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays


  1. So cute! The colors are just perfect and I love the little houses. I bet your daughter loved it. I was reading your post when I got a comment on my phone. I stopped to read it and it was from you. We were on each others blog. Love when that happens!

  2. Jann - She was thrilled! That is awesome that we were on each others blogs at the same time - lol :)

  3. Your daughter is so lucky to have a cool and crafty mom like you. Its awesome to come home from a tough year at school, but its even better to come home and someone makes extra special.

  4. WOW I'm do you do it? I realise that I have been missing something simple all these years I really must give it a try. LOved the little houses too,Many thanks. I think I will be your latest follower. Joan

  5. That is beautiful! You are very creative and talented indeed!

  6. I so enjoyed looking at your table. I bet your daughter was thrilled. I too think the houses are adorable.

  7. Oh how fabulous. What a precious and thoughtful thing to do. I love the frame idea, unreal. Pink and orange were my daughters favorite colors when she was little. I still love the combination. Gorgeous tablescape. Hugs, Marty

  8. What a lovely spring table! No wonder your daughter was delighted with it. What a special surprise for her. You did a beautiful job! :)

  9. So beautiful! I need to do something like this as our daughter will also be home soon from college! Enjoy!

  10. Such a lovely table setting for your daughter. I bet you are thrilled to have her home. Thank you for being a follower of my blog. Now I am following you too!
    Wishing you a wonderful week.

  11. Fun! That's great that you set a special table to welcome her home!

  12. How sweet! I love orange and pink your flower napkin rings! Fabulous!

    Have a wonderful night!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  13. What a beautiful welcome home table!

  14. I'm sure your daughter was thrilled with such a bright and cheery table to welcome her home! Love the pinks & oranges together :)

  15. With such a cheery welcome, it was most certainly a "welcome Home".. Love the colors. So many good ideas here that I have to go back and look again.. the clear frames.. the double placemats. and I love love the napkins rings with those napkins.. Perfect.. xo marlis

  16. Thank you everyone for your wonderfully kind comments :)

  17. Such a perfect gift from a loving mother who was missing her daughter!

  18. How very pretty and colorful! Love the Welcome sign. I bet your daughter was really touched to see the effort and love you put into this tablescape.

  19. Making such a special effort to welcome your daughter home surely let her know how much she is loved.

  20. What a great gesture! I love the way you crafted your treasures on your settings. You are so talented. I am wishing I could glue §;-)

    Happy TS...

    Greetings from rainy Stockholm,

  21. What a wonderful thing for you to do! I am sure your daughter really appreciated all your efforts. Enjoy every precious minute you have with her.

  22. Beautiful, beautiful table, have a great summer with your daughter.

  23. Thanks everyone! My daughter loved it :)

  24. What a fun surprise for your daughter and very sweet Welcome Home party!

  25. Thanks Linda! It was a great surprise :)

  26. How nice and made just for your daughter. I hope you enjoy your time having her back home. Pretty combination of colors and use of "dollar" items.

    Robin Flies South

  27. Thank you Robin. I know I will enjoy having her home.

  28. What a sweet way to welcome her home.

  29. How sweet of you to welcome her home! I think my mom would give me more of a , Oh no, she's home again!dinner.
    I love the colors, so bright and cheerful!
    Enjoy your time with dau, and thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  30. Of course she loved it. It's so fun! Lucky girl to have you go to the effort to do something so special. I found you at The Tablescaper. Come on by and check out my blog when you have a chance!

  31. A very pretty table. you pulled it all together and how lovely.
    The white dishes were a good choice with the colors I think.

  32. Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments :)

  33. What a welcome home!

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper


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