Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Peonies & Pastels

When I first saw this tablecloth at the thrift store
I fell in love with the pattern on it but didn't buy it.
When I was back in the thrift store a few weeks later
and it was still there I knew it was meant to be :)

I also found this beautiful crocheted doilie
and the tan and pinks went together beautifully with the tablecoth.

It must have been my lucky day because I also found
this wonderful pink vase and on top if it
everything was an additional 30% off!

I wondered what flowers I should add in here
and then I remembered I had some peonies.

Then I just added some simple tan candles on either side.
I wanted to keep it simple and let the patterns and colors shine.

I've had these little glass candle holders for as long as I can remember.

I added this cute little cream and sugar set
which I had also found at the thrift store.

I added some light pink placemats and used my favorite dishes.

I love how the tans and pinks in the plates complement the tablecoth.

The glasses also have a hint of pink.

And a tan napkin with a light pink floral napkin ring.

When my daughter saw this tablescape
she said if she had button for
"Daughters Choice Award"
she would award it for this table.
Hope you enjoyed it too :)

~Finding the amazing in the simple~
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  1. Loved it! It all went together so well...even the holders you'd had for years...I would know I had them but wouldn't remember where I'd put them! Really sweet.....and I'm so glad you went back for the tablecloth! Joan

  2. The tablecloth is so pretty and filled with soft pinkie colors. Just like the tablescape! It looks so lovely and inviting.
    I always say, when something "calls" to you and it is the right price... get it! You were lucky it was still there!

    1. I was surprised it was still there a few weeks later when I got back. I guess it was meant to be for me :)

  3. I LOVE those glasses! And I have probably a weird question... do you get all the ants out of your peonies?

    It's really beautiful!!

    Happy Hour Projects

    1. I hose them down first, cut them, give them a shake and then if there are still ants I dunk them in some water. Hope this helps!

  4. Love all the gorgeous items you bought......especially the crocheted doilie!!! I hope you have a fabulous week!!
    Best wishes from Australia, Tani:)

  5. Alana,
    Nice to meet you here in blogland, this is my first visit to your blog and have enjoyed your tablescape. What a lovely tablecloth, and I love when they have so many colors because it gives a lot of room for variety in tablesetting.
    Very soft, feminine and lovely, and love those square salad plates, they are so pretty. Job well done,
    blessings, Nellie

    1. Thank you so much Nellie and I am glad you stopped by and visited my blog :)

  6. Looks so beautiful. I love the top plates, so pretty! Enjoy your day!

  7. Pretty table setting.
    I love the way you were able to blend everything together and make a complete picture perfect arrangement.
    Smart shopping.
    Have a good week
    Barb from Australia

  8. Hi Alana,

    You are one lucky gal! If it was me and I went back the tablecloth would have been gone. You have created such a beautiful tablescape with your new treasures. Everything has such a wonderful pink hue.

  9. I love it! Your tablecloth works so well with your beautiful dishes.


  10. Very, very pretty! How lucky to find so many great items that go together so well! I love that vase! The plates look like they were custom made for the tablecloth. You've definitely earned the "Daughter's Choice Award."

  11. What a pretty table and your peonies are GORGEOUS! I would say this should get an award too! Angie xo

  12. Pretty table setting! I love all your dishes and how you put it together! Thanks for stopping by with your wonderful comments!


  13. Alana, I am new to your blog. What a sweet thing for your daughter to say! What a lovely tablecloth and square salad plates. I have peonies in my blog post also :-) Have a good day!

  14. nice post thanks for sharing ...looking for to visit more blessings

    1. Thank you! Hope you come back and visit again :)

  15. Oh my goodness it looks like you paid a ton for that table set up! I love it with all your Thrift Store finds makes me want to go out and Theft today. Wish you were here:-)

    1. Wouldn't that be fun! I am sure would would score some great deals :)

  16. Pretty table with the pink and green combo. How sweet of your daughter to award this table. ;-)

  17. I love your description as the table came together! What a gorgeous tablecloth to start with! Your daughter has very good taste!

  18. Thank you Elaine! I will pass along the complement to my daughter - I know it will make her day :)

  19. Hi Alana,
    Your salad plates is to die for. So gorgeous. Hope your enjoying your settings.

    Happy w/end.
    /CC from Stockholm

  20. What a pretty pastel table. Great find on the cloth!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!


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