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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

May 13, 2009

Tablescaping!

Welcome to yet another Tablescape Thursday!

Be sure to join Susan @http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ for all the Table fun! She has a lovely blog that is amazing and I am in love with her patio/outdoor room. I wonder Susan would you adopt me as your So. Calif. sister? Just a thought!!!!


First of all I used black and white check fabric that I sewed into a tablecloth, added a black toille fabric that I just sewed into a square to use as a table topper....used two different napkins that I found at local consignment stores....


I also found two little bird cage candle holders...this was right up my alley! I added a bird's nest.









This little guy is hard to see, but he is a black bird on an old black urn.

The bird candlesticks I found at Salvation army and they still had the price tags on them from Pier One! Yippeeee....Happy Dance....

Underneath the little glass dome are lemon bars, they were still warm and were fogging up the glass!! Hahahha...boy were they delicious though....
Below is a table runner that I made for my mother, it is from a Thimbleberries pattern.

The black bowls were from Target, on sale after Halloween. You never know when something like this will come in handy!
Thank you wonderful neighbors for stopping by!
Blessings,
Debbie

41 comments:

Unknown said...

I absolutely love black and yellow together! Love how you mixed the patterns and the little black bird is so cute. Beautiful Table!

Dana and Daisy said...

black and white, the perfect pair!

and I am happy to oblige with the cravings. ha ha!

Melissa Marie said...

Black and White Gingham accented with yellow...does it get any cuter?? LOVE it! And lemon bars to boot! Perfect. :)

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Love the mixture of black and white fabrics...with the touch of yellow~ Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Darlene said...

Hi Debbie,

It is all so BEAUTIFUL! I just LOVE all the black and white!! What a deal for the birdie candlesticks.

When you are coming over with the lawn chairs, could you grab some of those lemon bars and bring them with you????...hehehe. I figure we can just sit out under the patio since it wants to rain, rain and RAIN!!!!!!!!!

Everydaythings said...

Debbie it was YOU who inspired me to make a back check table cloth and I made one last week and used it for our dinner on Mothers day! I love the toile topper and maybe this will be my next sewing project!! Love it!Thanks for the inpsiring ideas!!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Check and toile is my favorite combination of fabrics, and yours is so pretty. I love the bird candlesticks, they are just so pretty. The entire tablesetting is just lovely. I really like it all. BTW I was so thrilled to see that I have the same soup tureen. I love mine and it looks like you like yours too. Hugs, Marty

PAT said...

I love the black and yellow! Beautiful table!!

Natalie Meester said...

love the toile with the black check. Very pretty!

Stacey said...

Your tablescape is perfect. I love the layers of black and white.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You just can't go wrong with black and white...in any season. Very pretty.

Lindsay said...

The black, white, and yellow are perfect together!

From the Old InkWell said...

Just love the black and white and toile!

Kelly K said...

Love the country setting! Beautiful!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Everytime I look at your table settings, Debbie, I feel just like I've walked into grandma's farmhouse kitchen! Your guests are the luckiest people....your table is so welcoming and you sure have a knack for setting a beautiful table that has hospitality written all over it!

Tammy

Katy said...

You did a great job with the color scheme and pulling together a lovely bird themed table. Your tablecloth is adorable... love the added toile! Great job, thanks for sharin! ~Katy

abeachcottage.com said...

love the theme and the gingham, pulled it together so well

happy tablescaping!

Sarah
A Beach Cottage

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is great! I love black, white and yellow together, and I love the gingham and toile together! It's all very pretty!

Katherine

xinex said...

So Frenchy, chic and so country! Love the combination!...Christine

Kammy said...

Hey Debbie,
My Hubby and I work in town too but, live in the country...we love
it and we blessed as well !
Love your color combinations - did
you make your table linens ? I see
you sew (I do too !) Love your dishes too and my tummy is hungry
for one of your lemon bars !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Sonia said...

Oh I love the black and white and a touch of yellow makes the table just perfect! I love your theme with the birds and nests. So well done. I enjoyed your post! Miss Bloomers

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the black and white with yellow!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Very nice~love the black! It's so fun to see how everyone puts things together...
Thanks for the visit:)
Rene'
PS I feel your pain with your daughter's graduation-it is such a bittersweet time of life.

Robin said...

Such a lovely tablescape.....I love black and white (almost as much as I do blue and white).

;-D
Have a beautiful day.

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Oh you smart gal getting those bowls on sale at that time of year. I need to remember that. The color scheme is just darling and as usual your creative flair shines through.

Oh yummy on that cake your DH made for you - do you rent him out? Lucky gal to have such a great cook in the house.

Have a great weekend!! And thanks for stopping by.

hugs, Linda

g.suzie said...

You are so clever, and I can see why you liked the black & white table on my blog!!!Thank-you for stopping by today and have an awesome day!

Candy said...

Black and white, the perfect back drop for any color. Lovely creation.

Cheers,
Candy

lucky to be me said...

I love the way you layered all the black and white. You really know how to put things together! I also love your site and that you are enjoying life in the country. I hope one day we can live out on a farm. I love the slower pace where you can really appreciate God's wonders and family!

Unknown said...

Your table is so inviting and I love the layering and textures. Black and white is an easy and classic look to add to, don't you think?
Happy Twirls

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hello Debbie! I'm so glad you came over to say hi! It brought me over to your blog! It's beautiful! Your tablescape is beautiful! I love Black and White with yellow! Your home is wonderful! I was reading your profile and we're the same age! You reminded me of my younger sister because she loved music! All kinds of music! Was always druming on something! Just like you said about the music playing in your head all the time! And her fav movie was Holiday Inn w/Crosby & Kaye! She'd always want to watch that movie and bake cookies! Sadly, I lost her 7 yrs. ago, but I have such wonderful and funny memories! Your home looks so warm and inviting and happy! Can't wait to visit again! God Bless you today! Lauralu :)

SouthernGal said...

You are very talented! I love your table. Black and white checks and toiles look so great together and your birds on the urns and the candles in the cages. Very creative and very pretty.

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

Chubby Chieque said...

Even from Sweden have time to visit you §:-)

Your tablescaping is gorgeous. Thanks for the idea. I might steal this from you on my birthday to come.
He he...

Cheers!

Karen said...

Hello! Oh I love the black and white with yellow!! And I could actually picture you doing your "happy dance". I've known that feeling a time or two myself!
The little bird is so cute!
Great table!

ellen b. said...

Hi Debbie! I love the black and white!! The touch of yellow is great!
Happy scaping to you!

K-Sue said...

What a nice juxtaposition of the formal and casual.

Simply Debbie said...

DEAR DEBBIE,
I HAVE SPENT THE LAST FEW MINUTES READING YOUR PAST POSTS.
I LOVE THE BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF YOU AND YOUR MOTHER. SHE IS A DOLL.
I LOVE ALL YOUR PAST TABLESCAPES AS WELL AS THIS ONE. BLACK AND WHITE GINGHAM WITH YELLOW IS SO CRISP AND BRIGHT. I LOVE YOUR LITTLE BLACK BIRD.
I WILL MAKE IT A HABIT TO COME BACK AND VISIT YOU MORE OFTEN. A VERY LOVELY BLOG.
BLESSINGS
HUGS
debbie

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I think this is my favorite one! Probably cause you used one of my favorite colors black! How lucky were you to find those fab candlesticks at SA!!! I'm so jealous! Beautiful, gorgeous table!

Manuela

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

What a great tablescape. Love yellow combined with yellow. laurie

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I just wanted to thank you for the gracious comments you always leave on my posts. I so appreciate them. I just did an inspirational post that I hope you will take the time to read. It is such a blessing to our family. Hugs, Marty

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

You've been busy, my friend! I enjoyed catching up with all of your recent posts here this afternoon. So much loveliness to admire!

Enjoy your weekend...

Lady Katherine said...

Love the table cloth! The birds, the check fabric. The candle holders are adorable!