"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."

-Hans Christian Andersen

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sunny and Bright!

April's weather in my neck of the woods is proving to be a tad fickle.  A couple of warm days that make you think that Spring is in full force.  A few chilly, rainy days that remind you that it's not time to put the heavy quilt away just yet.  Then there's a day thrown in the mix that seems to catapult one right into Summer, and the mercury reaches 83 degrees...Can you feel that warm breeze wafting through the kitchen window?

It put me in the mood to set the kitchen table with a yellow colour scheme --

Not so much a bright primary yellow but a mustard yellow (dijon maybe)

I added hand painted stemware for a punch of bright colour and for the centerpiece, I kept the blue vase filled with the deeply coloured ranunculus and a few daffodils.

Mikasa's Rennaisance Pamela coordinates well with the tablecloth.  I love the basket weave texture on the rim...Speaks to the needleworker and weaver in me :-)

We can't have flowers without the bees.

Speaking of flowers, I found these napkin rings that echo the colours of the napkin beautifully.  I love the tiny little touch of blue in the center.

My table would not be complete without bunny and angel. They will be joining us for dinner.  May I present them to you?

Now to plan the menu.  That's always the most difficult part for me.  Something to satisfy a 21 year old young lady who counts every calorie, an 18 year old young man who's athletic and eats constantly, and then there's me and hubby who would be satisfied with soup and salad (and dessert).

Here are the particulars for this tablescape:

China -- Mikasa Rennaisance Pamela, thrifted
Flatware -- Napoleon Bee
Stemware -- Hand-painted, thrifted
Tablecloth/Napkins -- Williams-Sonoma
Napkin Rings -- Pier 1
Candle Holders -- Michaels Craft
Bunny and Angel -- thrifted (Angel is an August Moon figurine that reads "Welcome Friends")

Thanks for stopping by to spend time with me.  I appreciate your visits and your comments make my day.  I'm linking to the following blog parties:

Please take a moment to visit these lovely ladies and all the amazingly creative people at their parties.

Mr. Bunny wishes you to have a great day.


Marydon said...

You have made me fall in love with yellow, my very least fav color! What a magically elegant setting ... just beautiful.
Have a lovely eve ~

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Debbie said...

Unlike Marydon, yellow is one of my MOST favorite colors, and that shade of yellow is my favorite of all. So you basically had me from the start.

I love the linens most of all and think they are perfect with your dishes.

This is a new blog for me. I clicked your thumbnail at The Porch because I love the name of your blog.

I'll be back!

Gina said...

This is such a soft & pretty tablescape! The dinnerware & handpainted stemware are beautiful. Your angel & bunny are sweet!

Debbie said...

Me again...

I think you should make your photos even larger because I clicked to enlarge and they are even lovlier up close. You can really see the details then!

Martha said...

A very pretty table!

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Sharon Haynie said...

What a lovely table! I've got to start looking at Mikasa more, it's starting to show up more and more. We have picky ones at my table too, good luck with planning a dinner that meets everyone's needs. Thanks for sharing with us!

Victoria said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I love yellow, it's such a spirit lifting color:)

Janay said...

You can't go wrong with yellow; I adore the color of sunshine! (or even dijon mustard ;*) I purchased the same napkin rings! I'm surprised at how many things I have that they go with, plus I use them as little accents here and there.
I hope your spring settles down and becomes more stable for you.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is gorgeous. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

Marie Arden said...

It is so cheerful and fresh looking. I hope you have a fun day.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the gorgeous colors on your table, but the curtains gently blowing in the wind melt my heart! Can't wait to open my windows too-enjoy:@)

Sherry said...

This is beautiful! I love your china. You have done a wonderful job setting this table. I love ranunculus. Next time I see some at the grocery I will get some. Thanks for linking up!

Shirley said...

Yellow, Yellow, Kiss a Fellow..hahaha...I adore Yellow and it is so fitting for the table..cheerful, warm, happy..I love it..I enlarged the photo's so I could get a good look..love the hair bow's on your angel...how sweet is that?...

Liz said...

Yellow is one of my favs and this table is so pretty! :) Your pictures are wonderful!

Rhondi said...

I love how you have set the table. It's lovely. Thanks for stopping by today and leaving a comment.

Anonymous said...

The love your tablescape! It looks gorgeous, and i just love your blog.Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower.


Bernideen said...

Oh what a lovely table setting!

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