Thursday, October 28, 2010

"Arabian Flower" Tablescape

Hi everyone!
Wow, I can't believe how fast the last couple of weeks have flown by! 
Actually the whole month!
My Mom and I had lots of FUN during her visit just like I knew we would! 
Well that is after I got past the initial shock of the surprise arrival! 

When she got here I had just gotten in the shower to start getting ready to go out for dinner with my in-laws to celebrate my birthday, when I here knocking at the bathroom/bedroom door.  
Thinking it was my hubby I go to the door looking something like a cross between a scarecrow and a drown rat!  Open up the door ready to bite my hubby's head off for the persistent knocking, thinking what the heck is the problem! 
There stands my Mom :-0  
Thank goodness I was at least covered with a towel!!! 
Can you imagine my shock?!!  and hers too!! LOL!

Anyway, once the shock wore off and I finished getting myself put together we all went out for dinner and had a great time!  
I couldn't have "wished" for a nicer birthday
and I didn't even have to blow out any candles!!

During the rest of Mom's visit we mostly shopped till we dropped!! Which unfortunately doesn't take much time for either of us these days! 
She spoiled me rotten with many wonderful birthday gifts,
and a girls day at the beauty salon!
We also went out to lunch nearly everyday which was also such a treat for me! 
Even though it was a bit challenging for me diet wise,
  but I did pretty good by sticking mostly to salads. 
We really had a great time!  It's too bad that it flew by much too fast though.
But I'm soooo grateful for the time we got to spend together!!!

Now... I just couldn't wait to share this
fun colorful, casual tablescape with you but I'm getting it posted LATE as I've been having trouble loading my pics,  Blogger keeps changing the format on me...
and I guess I'm a slow learner!!
These colorful hand painted plates are made by 222 Fifth, the pattern is called Arabian Flower. I thought they looked like Fall, Halloween, and French Country all rolled into one!  

The plaid woven placemats you might recognize from my last post... They are actually napkins that I folded and pressed into placemat size... tricky aren't I! 

If you were wondering what that not so yummy looking treat in the bowls happens to be.... Well, it may not look delicious but it's potpourri that really smells of delicious pumpkin spice!

These cute lil cabbage candle holders with golden yellow candles I used next to my yellow ware mixing bowl filled with this colorful arrangement of Lantana that I borrowed from my neighbors bush, along with this pomegrante filled matching yellow stoneware dish with sunflower accents on each end that I bought at Marshalls a few years ago.

The deep red stemware look almost black, but either color would make a nice compliment to the place setting I think?! 
Of course a couple of french country pear candleholders were just the ticket as well!

I really love mixing patterns, like these damask "Waverly" napkins
 with the other napkins... I mean placemats;)
The black iron scroll napkin rings were T/S finds and seemed like a nice match with the plates and the french country feel.

....and of course you know a french country tablescape just would
not be complete without what else but?    
This one is made by Bluesky.

 I'm linking up with
even though I know I'm running a bit late...

Well I hope your October has been fun! 
I'm so glad you stopped by!
I always love visiting and sharing with you!!!

XOXO,  Sherri:-)


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherri...

Ohhh...what a beautiful table, my friend! I love your new dishes...they really are gorgeous! Those pretty colors look so vibrant against the black! Ohh yes, this is a set that I would have purchased as well! Hehe! I think your pretty napkins/placemats are perfect with the dishes...sooo pretty! Ohhh...and that beautiful yellow, orange, and red Lantana is so beautiful! It really makes a gorgeous centerpiece for your table, Sherri! Well dear friend, I really, really enjoyed your fabulous table! And...I'm sooo happy to hear that you and your mother had a wonderful visit!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

mishebe said...

Love those dishes so pretty!

Abi's Blog said...

I absolutely LOVE your beautiful table! Such rich colors and the dishes are amazing. The fresh flowers give it such an autumn feel. I love lantana because it reminds me of Grandmother's flower garden.

Sue said...

Oh my gosh, Sherri- this is a fantastic table. I love, love the dinnerware! Gorgeous colors, with the reds, yellows, and black. The lantana looks so pretty in the yellow bowl, too. Just a wonderful table setting! Glad you've been having a nice visit with your mom. I must be missing posts in Reader because I haven't seen that you've posted any for a while! Blogger is not always on top of things on this end, ya know! I don't even use Blogger to post- I've used Live Writer, instead, for over a year. Off to visit your oldies....
hugs, Sue

Barbara said...

Oh, I just love the rich, autumn colors on your table. You were so clever to use the lantana like that. I never think about cutting mine and it makes such a pretty centerpiece.

vignette design said...

I love how you mixed it all up with the Arabian Flower dishes. Just lovely. The perfect dishes for fall.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Gorgeous!!! The colors are perfect for this time of year. And I love the rooster. Glad to hear you had a fabulous time with your mom.

Entertaining Women said...

Beautiful tablescape! This is my first introduction to the Arabian Flower....just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

You're right, you dishes do seem fallish, Halloween and french country at the same time. I love those cabbage candle holders and that Lantana looks perfect with you tablescape :)

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

These colors are just gorgeous! I really love vibrant colors in the fall.

The Stylish House said...

I'm so happy you had a nice visit with your mom! Your tablescape looks so pretty and I love the Arabian Flower dishes.
We met with Heather's surgeon today. I liked him and he said many positive things. We are 14 days till the transplant and I'm praying everything goes well. Take care.
Hugs, Cathy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Sherri, will you please become my personal shopper? I LOVE those dishes! You can also become my personal tablescaper. Love that you used the napkins for placemats. I missed this table when you posted it, but I am so glad I came back to look at it now. It is stunning. laurie

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