Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Earth Day ~ Let's Dish

Before I share photos of my tablescape for Kathleen's challenge of "The Good Earth" I must admit I put this together in a hurry and last minute before leaving for my trip to Texas.
I didn't want to miss joining but you might see a few 'spots' on the dishes and other less then perfect shots.

The first thing that came to mind for this challenge was earth colors and these new plates and bowls I had picked up at the thrift store were just right
The black, brown and grey colors seemed perfect!
My other inspiration was the adorable mushroom place card holders I won from Kathleen in the fun St Patrick's Day Blog Crawl.  Perfect for such an earth-y table.
You can see the pattern on the plates in this photo.  I added a black plate, rattan charger and a black napkin to the setting.
The flatware is from World Market and a perfect shade of putty on a brown placemat
Vintage brown wine glass and a black champagne glass were added to the table
A green plant was the easiest centerpiece (and what I had...) I added a sweet bird on the rattan charger in the same colors as the plate pattern
These Mushroom salt and pepper shakers were found on the World Longest Yard Sale and have been waiting for just the right tablescape for them to appear
Very simple but it adds to the theme of 
Earth Day

Thank you Kathleen for hosting such a fun party
and for The Good Earth challenge!
Please be sure to visit Cuisine Kathleen for 
Let's Dish and see many more lovely tablescapes! 

Hugs, 
Linda

41 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Hello Linda! Glad you are having a good time and getting to do a table scape at the same time - only you girl.

I think that is very pretty for earth day.

I hope you are having a good time there. And that you are finding tons of bargains.

Love, sandie

Barbara F. said...

Happy to see your Earth Day tablescape. Hope you are having lots of fun in Texas with your family. Love the mushroom s&p's and the little birdie, too. xo

Aledia said...

Love the mushrooms, they are just too cute!!

Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful evening....

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Marlis said...

Linda, pretty table. Love the sweet birds and the mushrooms.. they are fabulous. Your new dishes look fabulous. Happy Earth Day.. xo marlis

Texas Tea Party said...

The thrift finds have great colors for the Earth Day table. I like your quick thinking of a green plant. I love the pretty mushrooms. Hope you have a wonderful trip in Texas! Pam

Mary said...

It's so pretty and the little birds are a great touch for Earth Day.

Ann in the UP said...

Your Earth Day table is very classy looking, and the mushrooms and birds are an "earthy" touch. I love your new header, too.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It sure doesn't look like you put it together in a hurry. What a great imagination...love the little bird and the mushroom S and P shakers. Hope you're enjoying your visit in Texas.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Beautiful Linda,
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the mushroom S&P and the place cards!!! AND of course the sweet little chickadee...
Happy Earth Day to you,
Hugs,
Donna

xinex said...

The mushrooms are a perfect pick for earth day, Linda. The tablescape is beautiful, especially for something put together in a hurry...Christine

Scribbler said...

Nice choices for earth day -- pretty table.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

The mushroom salt and pepper shakers are so cute!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks great and I agree, the colors are perfect:@)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

The mushrooms are a nice touch for Earth Day. I'm glad we don't have a World Market close by. The flatware is gorgeous on those wonderful brown placemats. Enjoy your vacation!

Mary said...

Linda~Those little mushrooms S&P's are the cutest! Enjoy your time in Texas :)

Jojo said...

Love the mushrooms!

Gina said...

A perfect Earth Day tablescape! I love your mushroom salt & pepper shakers!

Your new blog header looks so pretty!

Creations By Cindy said...

Great Earth day tablescape. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Kathleen said...

Thanks so much for putting this together even though you had so many things to do! The mushrooms are perfect for Earth Day! Love that flatware, goes well with the mat!
I appreciate your entry to Let's Dish!
I have to come back and read your previous post!

Sarah said...

Linda, it all stacks up to be a beautifully fitting table for Earth Day. Hope you have a great trip. Where in TX?

Dianne said...

Hi Linda, Those plates are wonderful, they have such a 60's feel to them. I especially love that last shot of the bird in your centerpiece. Those mushroom placecard holders are so special too. Dianne

Alycia Nichols said...

No way you "threw this together in a hurry"!!!! There looks to be a lot of thought put into it. Either that, or you just instictively know what looks great together! Yup, that's it! The way the black underplate mimics the pattern on the top plates is cool. Very subtle, but very cool. The flatware is great with the whole ensemble! Very nicely done!

Shelia said...

Wonderful table! Love your dishes and those little mushroom s/p! Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Shelia said...

Wonderful table! Love your dishes and those little mushroom s/p! Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

The Decorative Dreamer said...

So pretty Linda! I love your dishes. They look so retro and definitely a great choice for Earth day. The mushroom place markers and salt and pepper shakers are so cute! I love all the colors and pieces used in this setting. It's very calming! Great choices!

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Linda said...

Wonderful table Linda. I do love the mushrooms. Adding the bird is sweet. Happy Earth Day.

Zootsuitmama said...

Very cool! I never thought of doing an Earth Day tablescape, and now I have one more holiday to decorate for!

sissie said...

Very pretty Linda. I love the earthy tones.

hugs
Sissie

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Wow, Linda, when I'm planning a trip I never have time to do a table or post so very well done!! those mushrooms are perfect. Have fun in Texas (I've never been there!) and Happy Earth Day. Linda

Pondside said...

I love your colour palette - truly like the earth! Those little mushrooms are adorable.

ImSoVintage said...

Hi Linda, Hope you are having a wonderful time. Love the mushrooms.
Laura

Marigene said...

Great colors for Earth Day!
Hope that you are enjoying your family time this trip.
Have a great weekend, Linda.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wonderful earth colors. Very simple and lovely table. What darling mushrooms.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Linda!

Loved the addition of the mushroom shakers. How clever was that? It certainly added to the theme. Beautiful table.

Huggies,
Spencer

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin', I adore the earth tones of your beautiful table scape!!!

I'm smitten with the little birdies!

God bless ya and have a fantastic weekend sweetie!!! :o)

Catherine said...

What a wonderful elegant table setting. Beautiful!
xo Catherine

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I'm popping in again from Let's Dish. I just noticed that you collect Pyrex, so I'm your newest follower on the Pyrex blog. I have certain pieces I am looking for. I might send you a photo.

Jenny said...

Those little mushroom S&P's are adorable. I like your dishes.

Annesphamily said...

Linda you create such magiccal tablescapes. Love those little mushroom s/p set.

kitty said...

Hi Linda, I love your earthy table!! I also read where you had slim pickings at the thrift stores in Texas. I'm always reading about all the great buys everyone finds in blogland, but I don't seem to find any where I live, in the Dallas area, so I know what you're talking about! Happy weekend!