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











34 comments:

  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!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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

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  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.

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  4. WOW I'm amazed...how 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

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

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

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  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

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  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! :)

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

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  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.
    Nancy

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

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

    Have a wonderful night!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  13. What a beautiful welcome home table!

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

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  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

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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,
    /CC

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  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.

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

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  23. Thanks everyone! My daughter loved it :)

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

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

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  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
    Robin Flies South

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

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  28. What a sweet way to welcome her home.

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  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!

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  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!

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  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.
    Pat

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  32. Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments :)

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  33. What a welcome home!

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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