Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lime Green Hydrangea Inspired Table

Sizzling summer days are a challenge for my flowers and garden.
I am thankful for our sprinkler system this time of year,  but even still my hydrangeas just don't get enough moisture.  If  I want pretty blossoms for cutting I have to go out and hand water daily when temperatures are soaring.   I've even added an extra layer of mulch too.  They do however reward me with  beautiful lime green blossoms with hints of mauve and purple this time of year.   They look beautiful cut and dried in  fall arrangements and look great in they are worth the extra effort and care.  Their colors inspired my tablescape.  

One of my sweet friends  loves anything lime green and has been looking for dishes in her favorite color.  I was shopping last week at T.J. Maxx and found these beautiful plates and purchased them for her.  Well when I got home I realized how pretty this color would look with my lime green hydrangeas... 
so back I went a few days later to get two more
place settings for my table.   

The April Cornell placemats I purchased back in the spring coordinate so well with the dishes.  They are reversible and the pink and lime plaid pattern give an alternative look.  

   I started with a cream tablecloth from my mother-in-law's linen collection and just started layering and gathering accessories..such fun!

The dinner and salad plates have such beautiful edges and pretty raised design.  I completed layering with my small pink flower dishes.  They are actually soap dishes from Pier One that I purchased at Goodwill for $1.00.  
They make great saucers
for cups too!
I love these springlike colors and will have to set this table again when spring arrives.   

This cute little teacup was 99 cents at Goodwill...I just love the shape and pretty colors.  The lime green rim looks great with the dishes I think.  Wish I had a mate to this one...I'll have to keep
 my eyes open.  

The teapot belonged to my grandma and I have always loved the shape.  It has a matching creamer and sugar bowl feminine and delicate looking. The raised design reminds me of the designs on the plates.  
I used my favorite pink petaled cake-stand to display my teapot and give the table some height.

I found this adorable teapot a few months ago for $6.99 in an antique mall.  I thought it would be perfect for an Easter table but couldn't wait to use it as the colors coordinate with this tablescape too! It's great having mix and match choices and getting different looks with a few basic pieces. 

The sterling silver pieces are from my mother-in-law's collection and are some of my favorites. 

The small teapot spoons were only $1.00

I layered a pink plaid and lime green napkin together with a simple white napkin ring I purchased for 49 cents.  I just tucked in a small hydrangea sprig to finish.

As summer is winding down and school is starting again I am looking forward to cooler days... lime green is such welcome fresh and cool color as fall is on the way.   

Hope you find inspiration this week!  

I'm linking with:

Marty's Tabletop Tuesdays
Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday
Linda's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
Susan's Tablescape Thursday
Cindy's Home Show and Tell Friday 
Pink Saturday
Sunday Favorites
Summer Sundays

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  1. One word...gorgeous!! I LOVE this color combination, and you have just taken it over the top! Beautiful plates!! Love the placemats and napkns, but your hydrangeas are the star. Beautiful!!!

  2. Beautiful Sonia...
    I LOVE this time of year with the hydrangeas.
    That green is gorgeous.
    Your table is stunning!
    Have a wonderful week,
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  3. Simply GOR'GEOUS!!!! Love the salad and dinner my style! They compliment your grandmother's teapot so of the prettiest teapots I've seen in a long time. LOVE IT! And your MIL's sterling looks great with it, too. Beautiful table scape...I wanna come and have some lunch with you! :)

    Blessings! <><

  4. Your table is absolutely gorgeous!! I just love all the pink and green. Everything is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

  5. Your tablescape is just gorgeous, Sonia, the colors are so springy, cools me off just looking at the table. Your unusually shaped plates are so pretty and that bunny teapot, I cannot believe you bought it only for that price. It is so pretty...Christine

  6. Sonia~
    what a delightful, change of pace!
    the tablescape is just plain fun..
    as well as gorgeous!
    Love it!
    warm sandy hugs,,

  7. I have to agree with the bloggers who commented ahead of me...the word is gorgeous! Your grandmama's teapot is beautiful; you are obviously a good steward of her treasures. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  8. WOW! W O N D E R F U L !!!!! Every detail is wonderful.Fatima-Scrapart.

  9. Everything on this table is just beautiful! Very pretty and all the details are just perfect. Love those 'teapot spoons"!

  10. This pink and green is gorgeous! I love the placemats and they are wonderful with these dishes. Such a great job on this table. The cute little teapot with the bunny....adorable! Just love this table!

  11. How incredibly beautiful. The teapot is so pretty, and I love the stand. Your whole table is just amazing. So fresh and inviting. Thanks so much for sharing it.

  12. I love those plates, they are gorgeous! I did pink and green hydrangeas last week too! I love them, no matter their color.
    Beautiful table, Sonia!

  13. all the colors!!! Thanks for coming to NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS!!!


  14. Hi Sonia! Oh, I love your pretty table!! The pink and green are so lovely and that little tea pot is adorable! It is perfect for your precious table!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. I know I have said this before Sonia, but I am really in love with your plates. Everything looks so wonderful on your table...Christine

  16. This is really beautiful! So many unique items! Love it!


  17. This is DEFINITELY one of my favorite settings! LOVE every part of it is perfect! Those square plates are WONDERFUL, "Do You Know WHO MAKES THEM"??? The cute little cup and saucer also looks like it MAY be April Cornell?
    This is also one of my FAVORITE color combos...
    Thank you for sharing...

  18. All so pretty. I just love the square plates too.

  19. Oh I love, love, love your tablescape. It is stunning. Your new dishes are gorgeous. Such a beautiful color and shape. The cakestand is fabulous too. So pretty with the pink and lime green linens. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  20. OOOOH I love your cake stand!!! I love your dishes!! I love the whole tablescape!! Please come join my Centerpiece on my blog. This is just perfect! Please link back to the style sisters too.


  21. Hi sweet friend...

    Sonia, you always do the prettiest tables!!! It's absolutely gorgeous and looks like it stepped off of the pages of Cottage Living!!! Of course, I love the pink and green of my most favorite color combinations! I love, love, LOVE your new green dishes, my friend! ornate...simply gorgeous!!! Ohhh...and I also just adore your pretty placemats...I'd love to have a set of those! I need to go and check out April Cornell's store! What a special have your Grandmother's tea's so frenchy! And...your newest little treasure find..the bunny teapot is adorable! It really does look pretty with the pinks and greens of the table! Thank you so much for sharing yet another one of your fabulous tablescapes! You really are a very talented tablescaper, Sonia!!!

    Girlfriend, your green hydrangaes are so beautiful! I am sooo wanting to try and plant some next year! They really are my favorite flower! I sure hear ya about the heat and trying to keep everything watered! It's the same at our place...although I don't have the fabulous flower gardens that you have! Wanna trade? Hehe!

    Thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my Summer's Tea on the Veranda! You always make my day with your visits and sweet comments!!! Thank you, sweet friend!

    Have a fabulous day!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  22. WOW! Sonia they are the most gorgeous dishes I have ever seen! Everything is so beautiful! Outstanding tablescape my friend.

    Have a wonderful evening.
    ~Melissa :)

  23. Sonia,

    I love this tablescape. From the pink and green combination to your layering of plates and the whimsical touches with the all flows so beautifully. The teapot is precious! LOVE it all!

    I am planning to open the shop in mid-late Fall but if you're going to be in town just email me in advance and I can meet you out there. We're working on it...lots to do there!


  24. You have set a truely beautiful table. What could be more girly than pink and green? And the hydrangeas work in so well with the feminine theme.
    Stacking your pretty dishes makes such a huge design statement! Beautiful!!!!!
    All the details that went into making this table play so nicely together, making the overall look simply charming! Pink and green is one of my very favorites!

  25. Absolutely stunning.. love all the beautiful colors..


  26. The colors are so pretty and happy, and those dishes are amazing-enjoy!

  27. I just love this beautiful table!
    The green and pink colors and the beautiful table linens, what a gorgeous combo!
    The teapots are so pretty and lime green hydrangea are just wonderful!

  28. How pretty. Our youngest daughter married last weekend and use three colors of hydrangeas in her bouquet and centerpieces. Just gorgeous!

    Some news: We're staring a Giveaway Friday! link-up party this Fri. 8/27 plus we are giving away custom backsplash! Hope you'll join us.


  29. I love the pink and green, my favorite. Those plates are quite textural and look great with the mixed pieces. Lovely.

  30. I love to find connections to blogger friends! I have that teapot and sugar and creamer ... have had it for 40 years. It was one of the first things I every bought for my "hope chest"! Actually, I didn't buy it ... it came from the Top Value Stamp store!

  31. The dishes are soooo pretty! I love the layering, and your colors are wonderful together. Such an inviting table. Just beautiful.

  32. What a sweet friend you are to buy these dishes for your friend! I'm glad you decided to get some for yourself, too; they are perfect with your placemats! I love how you turned the salad plate on the diagonal; it highlights those beautiful borders even more!

  33. Stunning! I love the table, but the placemats are simply gorgeous. The hydrangea is my favorite flower, especially the green ones.

  34. Second time to visit, and still love it!


  35. WOW...this is absolutely stunning. I love your beautiful table...the plates are to die for. You have set a LOVELY table...
    xo bj
    O, and the cherry dishes were found at a thrift store...wish I could find more of them...I'd send them to ya!! :))

  36. This has to be one of my favorite table settings I've seen so far in blogland!! Love everything about it! Gorgeous dishes, teapot, placemats, well just all of it!!
    I also love pink and green together... which is the same color scheme I used for my tablescape, but it has a totally different feel.

    Thanks for sharing...going back for another look now!!
    Hugs, Sherri:)

  37. Everything is just lovely! I wish I could sit at your table and just soak in every detail.

    BTW, I love the name of your blog! When my daughter was only 2 or so we were going into a shop with a large, beautiful pot bright red geraniums and she stoped and exclaimed, "Bloomers"....I thought her logic made so much more sense than the way we think of things...why are they called flowers and not bloomers? LOL

  38. What an absolutely stunning table. The hydrangeas are so lovely. The colors you used are my favorites. Everything is so pretty and delicate.

  39. What a beautiful table of china. I love all the colors. It's delightful.

  40. This is such a pretty table-setting! The colors and patterns are so pretty and you have coordinated everything perfectly.

    The shape of the plates on the round place mat is great. It's perfect :)

  41. A gorgeous setting, love the plates and those teapots fantastic!

  42. I want you to wrap this whole table up and send it to me! Love love love!


  43. Absolutely outstanding!! I adore pink & green together! (DD is a Delta Z) Everything about this tablescape makes my ♥ sing!!



  44. You've done such a pretty, romantic table with so many wonderful touches. The pink and green is a super classic combo.

    BTW - we have a unique kitchen backsplash giveaway that might be useful to you or a friend. Please stop by our Giveaway Friday! Jane F.

  45. I love the bunny teapot!! It is so very precious.

  46. My goodness, you certainly know how to decorate a table! I love the way you have brought everything together, the colours of the crockery and the flowers. I hope you used it once the photos were taken!

  47. Obviously I'm late arriving to this beautiful table, but so happy I didn't miss it. You don't need to serve any food, this table setting is delicious all by itself. Love all the wonderful details, but that little tea pot and the stand it sits on is oh so cute. Can you tell me more about that stand?
    Hugs to you ~ Sarah

  48. Happy Pink Saturday, Sonia.

    Girl, I love everything about this gorgeous table setting. Absolutely fantastic!

  49. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Regards Sonia.

    Happy Pink week ahead.

    " ♥ Regina "

  50. Wow! That is one of the prettiest tablescapes I've seen!

    Have a wonderful day! Be sure to visit my blog for a great giveaway!

    ***Visit my blog for a GIVEAWAY and new linking party!***

  51. Mornin' sweet friend...

    Ohhh...I'm just tickled pink that you decided to share this gorgeous tablescape with the Sunday Favorites party this week, Sonia! Thank you!!! Of course, you know that I just fell in love with this pretty pink and green table!!! I love the table linens that you used! My favorite...those gorgeous quilted placemats!!! I think this beautiful table belongs in a design magazine, dear's that gorgeous!!!

    Thank you so much for joining in with the party this week...this was such a treat!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

    PS...your green hydrangeas...FABULOUS!!!

  52. This is beautiful. I am hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to stop by. Thanks Anu!

  53. Wow! An oldie but a goodie! Just fantastic.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  54. Sonia, I love this table! I am coming for tea! :)

  55. Absolutely gorgeous and adorable tablescape!


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