Wednesday, January 12, 2011


      While rummaging through TJ Maxx Saturday I came upon a treasure trove of tableclothes.  Now hold onto your seats, a large tablecloth for $7, April Cornell.  I couldn't believe it.  Now mind you, the colors in this tablecloth are not the color of my dish collection, but it was so beautiful I thought I'd give it a try.  This is one of the most vibrant tableclothes yet.  Stunning.  So this tablescape started with the cloth.  This was the best I could do.

                                        APRIL CORNELL TABLECLOTH

 Trying not to be discouraged with my blue (not green) plates, I start to build.   Ah-ha good thing I have green napkins.  Maybe I'll trick the eye.

YES!  I found small plates with the coordinating colors. 
Wood chargers, blue plate, white plate, rooster plate.  Looking good.  Now what about the centerpiece?  Rummage through the closet  . . . . .

Need more items for centerpiece.  Gathered two antique oil lanterns.  Placed very old glass condiment dishes on table, given to me by my grandmother who received them from her mother.

Found some candles.  Stuck some white flowers into the napkin rings.

This is what I ended up with.  I like it, but don't love it yet.  Feel like there is something missing . . . . . I'll be keeping my eyes open in the stores for that special something.

Any suggestions are welcome. 



  1. That is a really fantastic tablecloth. I would LOVE to set a table with it. I'm so fond of reds.

  2. Oh, I just love your roosters, and what a cute tablecloth, too. Your whole tablescape is as festive and fun as can be.

    Hope you'll join me at my blog for a china drawing that I forgot to mention in the linky. LOL!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...


    Sheila :-)

  3. I don't think you need any suggestions. Everything is just lovely.

  4. This is a magnificent tablecloth, and your goodies look wonderful on it. When I do a tablescape, and I feel like something is's usually a matter of having everything too spread usually not that I'm really missing anything....I've just allowed too much space between the place settings. You've done a good job pulling things together. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  5. Great tablecloth -- love your tabletop barnyard.