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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Una tabla de colores vivos tablescape


This was not what I had planned this week. Oh wait, I didn't have anything planned this week. I do have two tables that I haven't yet shared, but....

And then I came across these plates at TJMaxx on Friday. At lunch on Friday. And I snagged 8 of them. What was I thinking? I loved them. Why didn't I get more right then???? I love how the glass swirls inside the plate. And I loved the color.

This gorgeous plant arrived on Friday, too. Orange and teal.. wow what a great combination. But still not how the table came about. Friday evening I was "auditioning" the teal plates. Tried them with this and that. And then I pulled out the next best thing to a quilt.. a serape.

Saturday morning I sent asked my sweet, darling son to run over and snag pick up the remainder of the plates. He did. They are going to be fabulous for summer entertaining.

I also remembered that these glasses have a matching colored rim to the plates.

So for today, the table fits the menu and the hot temperatures! Una tabla de colores vivos. A brightly colored table. Using the napkin that I embellished last year with the napkin rings the grands call the birthday napkin rings, gave way to using a brightly colored flatware set picked up at Ross's last year. Adding the white charger and white salad plate kept the table from getting boisterous.

We will be dining late, otherwise the outside temperatures would cause much discomfort. It's just been too danged hot!!

The sun will be setting soon, and the table will be shaded. We'll turn on the outside lights.



 The sun is setting, its' time to turn on the lights.

 Oh yes. My dream of tiny white lights is long gone. At first, we had smaller colored bulbs strung over the patio. But this year, Mr. CJ found larger, more brightly colored bulbs and changed them out. Oh my oh my. This could be why he doesn't decorate inside.

We will be dining on Cilantro Rice (HERE) and Margarita Pork K-bobs (HERE), a fresh green salad and an adult beverage of your choice.

Cast:
Serape - Jackalope, Santa Fe
Chargers - Pier One
Dinner Plates - TJMaxx, Artistic Accents
Salad Plates - Wedgwood Windsor
Napkins - self embellished (tips and tricks to come Thursday at Stone Gable)
Napkin Rings - Pier One
Flatware - Ross and salad fork by Wallace Silversmiths
Margarita Glasses - World Market
Plant - from a friend sitting in a Wedgewood Windsor bowl

Gracias  por venir. Thank you for dropping in and spending your time with me. I'm truly honored. You can find me at Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish on Wednesday and Susan's Tablescape Thursday on Thursday.


31 comments:

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello Marlis,

WoW... how colorful you had done! I love the turqoise touch. I am in the urge this summer. I love the strong colors around and that fits so perfectly.

TY for sharing great ides.

Have a nice mid-week.

Greetings from Stockholm,
/CC

allisamazing said...

I love your table! It is so full of the vibrant colors of summer :)

Charlotte said...

Love the plates, hope they show up at our TJ Maxx. I believe I have all of those stitches in my sewing machine that are on the napkins too!
Lovely setting!
Charlotte

Tricia said...

Marlis, put me down for a margarita as my adult beverage! I loved reading how your table came together this week -- lots of serendipity involved, as well as a serape! The teal and orange work wonderfully together, and those napkin rings let us know a fiesta is about to start!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

LOVE the southwest feel of this table. I have a real appreciation for the color orange and teal is on my faves list. Can't go wrong putting them together.

I am on TJMaxx and dish buying in general restriction BUT your post has me yearning to go there :)

Blessings!
Gail

ellen b. said...

Oh so lovely! The serape was a great idea for the table! Those swirled glass plates are so interesting. Love the layering choices and I really like your fun napkin rings! Enjoy. Sorry about the heat. I'll stop complaining about our coolness up here in the Northwest...

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

I love the vibrant colors - perfect for the summer heat. Congrats on finding the new plates. What a lovely plant - makes the perfect centerpiece. Crank up the Gypsy Kings and pass the Margaritas!

Sarah said...

Marlis, spontaneity is the best! Your plates give off a cooling effect so needed by all of us here in TX. I flew in from Santa Fe last night it was still 106 here at 7:30 PM from a high of 109. Oh, my!
Love the orange and blue combo and the colorful serape and napkin rings. Those napkin rings do look festive like birthday celebrations. ;-)

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Bright and pretty! Love the napkins and rings! ~Tammy

Alycia Nichols said...

Me gusta mucho!!! No te preocupes. Las luces su esposo put up go really well with this table, Marlis! You'll just have to pretend they're not there for other tablescapes that involve softer colors. Doggone those me and their "decorating" skills...or lack thereof!:-) He meant well, I suppose! :-) The colors are so vibrant and they really reflect the summer months. They wake ya right up! Es una gran parte de la que me encanta en las mesas Mexicanas. (How ya like my Spanglish? :-) The napkins you blinged out last year and the "birthday napkin rings" both really work beautifully with it all! You were smart to send you son back to get the rest of those dishes while the gettin' was good. You know how the ones you love always tend to disappear!!! The design reminds me of a swirling blue ocean. Gorgeous!

Mary said...

Marlis~ Isn't it fun when serendipity and lunch hour provides dishes?! I love the bright colors to go with the hot temps~ the turquoise embroidered napkins, fun napkin rings,and last but not least, serape! I actually love the festive colorful lights strung in your trees :)

Scribbler said...

You know you had me at color! I have those napkin rings, and I just adore your napkins. I keep thinking I should try out some of those fancy stitches on my machine one of these days. The serape is perfect! And what a deal on the dishes. Fantastic!

spooks said...

Oh I love those plates too, Marlis. I love the swirls and the colors, looks like water,. beautiful tablescape! I love the addition of orange...Christine and the Spooks

Scribbler said...

P.S. -- I even like the colored lights!

Meredith said...

Oh Marlis, I love this. I used some very similar margarita glasses. There's just something about Mexican glassware that is always beautiful. I love the serape. I have a Mexican blanket that I've never thought of using on a table. Just beautiful. Love your new plates. I might have to go look at TJMaxx here!! Your napkins are beautiful!! The hest is killing us too. 106 is just ridiculous!!

PAT said...

The serape is genius Marlis. I spotted it first thing and then the colors and elements all together. Fabulous!

xinex said...

So colorful, so Caribbean! Gorgeous, Marlis!..Christine

ann k said...

OK! now I am bummed that I didn't buy those dishes when I saw them at TJ Maxx! I really liked them but I have to pace myself with the dish buying because eventually it is going to lead to a dinning room hutch buying!! Anyway - I love what you did with those pretty turquoise dishes, the mix with orange is perfect and fun!

kitty said...

What a lovely, colorful table, Marlis! I love the topper, the dishes and oh my, those napkins! They are embellished so prettily!! The setting at night is beautiful...so cute aboutyour hubby and the lights!!

Jewel Sauls said...

So beautiful! Those blue plates are gorgeous! Love the whole table!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is so pretty! Love the color combo and putting the serape down as a tablecloth...perfect!

Entertaining Women said...

Sweet Mister could have put up the large bulb string of multi-colored lights. I asked for twinkle lights for years...finally got them at Christmas time. His thought...."My mom used larger lights, and if it was good enough for her, it's good enough for me." Your darling table brought back memories of the River Walk in San Antonio. I really like the new chargers. Great get! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Debbie said...

Oh goodness, it's gorgeous! I love it from serape right up to the flowers. Orange and teal is a beautiful combination in my book. The dishes are wonderful and if I were not on a spending FREEZE, I would love some too.

suzyq said...

Wow, I think I could sit at that table for hours!! I just love teal and orange together - I don't have either of those colours in my home but I do love them.
Just lovely,
Suzyq

Dawna said...

What a fabulous table, it's perfect for a hot summer evening. Your napkins with the decorative stitching are sending me to my 830 to come up with some fun combinations of stitches. Thank you for a great spark of color.

Diann said...

Love the vibrant colors on this table! Everything looks so happy and so inviting! Beautiful!

Marigene said...

I love oranges and blues together...dazzling table, Marlis.

Kathleen said...

What a great color combo! I am not an orange person, but I am starting to really like it!
I love the new dishes, wonderful! Pretty napkins, look forward to your tip!
Thanks so much for linking this to Let's DIsh!

Dish Girl said...

Lovely table! Should I whip up a batch of margaritas and join you?

SavannahGranny said...

Marlis, This is so beautiful. So many bold and festive colors. I absolutely am gaga over your napkins. I saw you later post about the napkins. I can't believe, I never thought to do that. You could even do that on purchased napkins.
The nightime pics are awesome.
Thanks for sharing with us, Ginger

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh how I LOVE this table!!! The serape, the COLORS, that fun flatware, the dishes. Everything! Beautiful AND the menu sounds delicious!!! XO, Pinky

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