Recently the April Cornell website had a half-off sale. I stocked up with table runners, placemats and napkins. But the buying spree did not stop there. I discovered that Tuesday Morning carries quite a bit of April Cornell products, so I ventured out to several of the Tuesday Morning stores in the St. Louis area. I've got a lot of new linens to play with.
I had no visitors this weekend, but decided to do a tablescape anyhow. I can use it next weekend.
But first, I brought in a new/old piece of furniture to the house, an old 1960's maple buffet. I had it painted and the glass doors removed. Check it out. I LOVE IT.
Once I got the hutch put together and the dishes in it, I decided to do a tablescape, even though no guests for the weekend.
View from the loft.
White plates are Gibson, Flowered plates are Home Goods find, and the small flower plates and bowls are Cindy Crawford for JCP.
Napkins from Kohls. Table Runner April Cornell. Lantern antique a friend gave me.
The table was bought when I first married, in 1986. It is a heavy wood, and it was stained cherry. Over time my taste has changed and no longer like the cherry wood stain. I got up the nerve to paint it navy blue. I sanded down the table to try and get the gloss off and then stained and rubbed it down. It's given it an updated look. And I love blue.
This weekend was quite boring, compared to most. The neighbor dog, whom I call "Daisy" came by to visit our three dogs. She's lab and has such energy and happiness, runs and leaps in the air and is always looking for someone to play with her. I laughed so hard when she grabbed this big stick and wanted to play fetch. And she loves to lay in the creek.
Rick was working on a parking area for the Ozark Trail users down the road from my house, so I ran by to bring him some sausage, rolls and coffee. I threw a few logs around. I guess a little help is better than no help.
If you are a trail biker, hiker, or equestrian, please visit the Ozark Trail in Missouri. It has a fabulous website to guide you and is maintained by volunteers.
am linking this tablescape to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, Tablescape Thursday http://betweennapsontheporch.net/your-beautiful-summertime-tablescapes-the-205th-tablescape-thursday/