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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tablescape Thurs. - Polka Dots & Sunflowers



Yip-Skip, it's time to play with our dishes again thanks to Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch. Be sure to check out her blog and see one of her gorgeous tablescapes and a list of all the other participants.

My tablescape today is just a bit of whimsey. I am a huge fan of polka dots and checks, and then sunflowers just always say happy. So to me this is the perfect combination of things.


The centerpiece is my dad's old tool box that I usually have filled with these sunflowers and sitting on top of the cabinets in the laundry room. I thought they were just perfect for this table.


A couple of my white roosters and a little bird just looked happy to me too.


Some small tealights and a leaf holding a candle add a little bit of ambience.


I found these black and white polka dot plates at Fry's Grocery Store. It is always so hard to stay on track and buy groceries when they have so many pretty dishes too.
I love black and yellow, so the yellow salad plate was the perfect thing to go with this setting. Linens are a black tablecloth and white napkins tied with some yellow ribbon.


The flower bowls came from Pier One last year, the yellow salad from GW and the chargers from Penny's.


I love the graceful shape of these bowls.


The milk glass stems have a lovely grape pattern on the sides. I found them at GW last year also.


Just a fun tablescape that says cheerful and happy to me.




Thanks so much for stopping by, I really look forward to your visits.

88 comments:

  1. Marty, you know how much I love any check,stripe or polka dots!! This is adorable, I love it!! I am smiling really BIG!! Makes me happy. Kathysue

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  2. Oh so pretty and fresh! I just love it! I have those same stemmed glasses...there is no mark on the bottom, so that means they are Indiana milkglass. This is one of my favorites! ~Kelly

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  3. I love the black, white and yellow - SO HAPPY!! Great tablescape. Thanks for bringing Spring to us a little early :)

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  4. Marty, this is one of the most beautiful tablescapes I've ever seen...so smooth and crisp...

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  5. Sunflowers are my favorite flowers and I find places to incorporate them all through my house. So, when I saw your tablescape, I instantly loved it. I too like black and yellow together. This tablescape is hands down one of my favorites.

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  6. I love this combination. I love polka dots, the black and yellow is a fun combination. Love the white bowls. I also really like the way that the centerpiece isn't in the center of the table. This is a good example of thinking "outside the box" and you know I love that!

    Sue

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  7. Cheerful, happy, lovely! The black and yellow and polka dots just make me happy! Beautiful table Marty, so much fun! Cindy

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  8. Perfect table to chase away my Oregon gray. Love the yellow. I wish you could come to my house and put together a cheery tablescape!

    I did pick up a couple of tabley items lately but still, I'm at a loss:)

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  9. It's beautiful, Marty! So bright, fresh, and crisp-looking ... definitely cheery! It has a great positive energy that's so appealing and charming. Nicely done!

    Bill

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  10. Ah ha ... your kidding aren't you? I know you designed this tablescape just for me ... it has polka dots, sunflowers and ROOSTERS for heavens sakes ... it's breathtaking, stunning and has to be my favourite by far!!!
    Warmest hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

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  11. Love it! Love it! and a comment from Bill too, you rock this week!

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  12. ummm...this is just lovely. Love your colors!

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  13. ummm...this is just lovely. Love your colors!

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  14. I cannot tell you how bad I want those polka dot dishes. I keep looking at them. They would be perfect in my home!! But so far I have refrained...but now, I don't know!
    The yellow and black is fabulous together. I am trying to convince Kathy to paint her bedroom yellow. It is so popular now!

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  15. I love black and white and yellow together. Anything with sunflowers is great! Have a blessed week!

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  16. How cute your table is! I love those cheerful black and white polka dotted plates. The milk glass is always a hit with me too. And your little roosters are just adorable. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

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  17. Oh your table is so bright and cheerful! I love polka dots and the color combination just brings a smile to my face! I love those pretty bowls and all the feathered friends on your table -- candle glow is just icing on the cake (so to speak). Thanks for your viist today -- it's always wonderful to have to stop by!

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  18. OK, Marty, that is one of my favorite tablescapes ever! I love it! The polka dots are just the cutest and really set things off! Love it! Linda (One question, when you set these gorgeous table settings, do y'all eat a meal off them that night? I hope so.)

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  19. Marty, this is great! If this didn't put a smile on your face, I don't know what would. I LOVE those polka dot plates, especially with the yellow. Hugs, Kat

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  20. I love it..Great color combination..so cheerful!
    I love the shape of those bowls too.
    Great table!
    Marty, you missed my Ground Hog Day cloche, I think you will love it..:)

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  21. What a fun, cheery tablescape! I love it all. The flower bowls are awesome.

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  22. Marty, I love polka dots too! Your table is so happy and fresh and I just adore the way you have your centerpiece on an angle. That is so clever! Pretty!!

    Barb ♥

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  23. What a fun table setting! Love the colors, and those polka-dot plates are fantastic!

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  24. How festive!! I just LOVE this look!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  25. Oh so cute! How striking on the black cloth!

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  26. I'm lovin' that color combination!!
    And the polka dots are charming!

    Rhonda

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  27. Hi Marty! I love it! You know I love your happy rooster and the sunflowers are so cute! Love it all.
    I got inspired by your past post of the cloches on your table with your ladies under them and kinda did a copy cat on my table today! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  28. Hello Marty; I love love your table scape,,,, the polka dots are so cute. and the yellow just so pretty... love all the white and sun flowers... love it all;

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  29. Marty, This table setting is just fabulous. I love the rooster theme, and the black and white and polka dots add a little whimsy. The milk glass goblets of course, are right up my alley.
    Susan

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  30. Oh it is so fun and cheerful! I love it all! How creative you are and I love the polka dots!

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  31. I am in total "happiness" looking at your tablescape! This is outstanding and I think, the best one you have ever done! I love the colours, the black is so dramatic with the sunny yellow. I love the placement of your "centerpiece" - might copy that idea. The white stemware is perfect as are the polka dot plates but my absolute favourite are the white flower bowls! OOOOOHHH those are perfect and I really want some! And to top everything off, sunflowers are my fav flowers! Perfect!

    DD

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  32. Oh Marty,

    This is so pretty and cute! I love sunflowers, polka dots and milk glass! You put together such a cheerful table..it makes me smile to look at it..you are so talented! TFS

    Miss Bloomers/Sonia

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  33. I love your whimsical polka dotted plates. This table makes me smile, really big!

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  34. Marty- I LOVE this table. The colors are fabulous! The polka dots look great. Everything is put together so well. Fun, happy, upbeat, fresh! What a wonderful table to see!!!!!
    Yvonne

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  35. Love polka dots they are great and i love the yellow and black, it is cheerful fresh and fun, I just looked up and it looks like Yvonne said almost the same thing, I think great minds think alike....lol

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  36. You know I love this with the yellow! The black and white polka dots just pop! Love it all!

    Katherine

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  37. Marty, your table is so charming and fun! You did a beautiful job! I absolutely love Love LOVE it!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  38. Marty, this is so pretty! We have a grocery store with such gorgeous tablescapes too. It is easy to spend more for dishes than for groceries. Another beautiful tablescape and it seems so effortless for you, lucky you! Joan @Americana By Candlelight

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  39. Marty, I am lovin' those polka dots! This table is just delightful. How great that you used your dad's tool box. Of course, I remember when you bought those goblets, and I was amazed at your bargain. Your tablescape just makes me smile, so you are right, it is a happy table. laurie

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  40. Those polka dot plates are just so pretty, Marty. Your table looks like so much fun, pretty bright colors!...Christine

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  41. Love it. So cute and cheery.
    My grocery store doesn't have cute stuff like that!

    D

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  42. (borrowing from larry the cable guy)
    Now thats PURDY, I dont care who ya are~!! giggle

    Marty I love it- unique, unexpected and lovely..
    Brightest Blessings
    Sonny

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  43. Happy, happy, happy! Those polka dots just make the table! And those flower bowls are to die for!

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  44. Eek! Marty how do you do it? Week after week you have the best tablescapes. Love the polka dots.

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  45. Hi Marty,
    I LOVE those plates. They can be used with just about any other color. Your black and yellow is classic and gorgeous. I, too, think Sunflowers say "happy". The flower bowls are perfect for your happy flower table.

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  46. oh Marty!!! I love those polka dot plates!!! they are sooooo cute!
    great job today lady!

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  47. Where do you keep all your fabulous dishes?!

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  48. This is an awesome table. I love the polka dot plates! Very whimsical and elegant at the same time.

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  49. Marty, this one is definitely an award winner! Love the black with the yellow accents. I think I want some of those polka dot plates! How cute they would be with my checked pieces.
    Thanks for sharing this charming table. I'd love to have a meal here, and with the dreary rainy weather we are experiencing, this cheerful table is just what I need.

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  50. You have truly ministered through your tablescape today!! It is very cold and dreary/wet here in AL (again!) and my 3 children have all been sick and I have a dislocated shoulder and this gorgeous and fun and whimsical and VIBRANT tablescape is so amazingly cheerful and life-giving! Thank you !!!!
    Blessings/hugs, Lana

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  51. Hi Marty,
    LOVE THE POLKA DOTS AND SUNFLOWERS!
    What a pretty and fun tablescape...I love it. Such a lovely color scheme...black, white and yellow...Very, very nice.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  52. You have oh so many pretty things. I have the same silverware set - don't use it for everyday - just sometimes. Our son calls the forks "threeks" (count the tines) and our daughter called the knives, ball peen knives - silly kids (actually they are well grown adults with a good sense of humor).

    Love the table - it is indeed cheery.

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  53. Hi Marty,
    I LOVE your table! Your tool box too is so very special...love the sunflowers in it. Everything looks so clean and fresh, the yellow and black are indeed a great combination! The little flower bowls are the perfect accent to the polka dots and birds. Thanks so much for sharing...this just makes me happy!
    Sharlotte

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  54. So pretty Marty. Very fresh, very Spring like. That tablescape makes me smile for sure. Have a beautiful day.
    Lynn

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  55. Looking at this tablescape is like a breath of fresh air. Lovely!

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  56. This is gorgeous! I love the colors and especially the polka dots!

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  57. Marty, you have got the most wonderful dishes and table accessories! This is a really lovely table-very summery and warm like our weather here in Australia at the moment!

    Hope you have a great weekend.

    Best wishes always, Natasha.

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  58. lovely combination of colors, I have a collection of milk glass too,I just found 2 dessert cups today that I'll be using ascandle holders, love those salad plates!

    Helen

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  59. YOu totally deserve the stack of comments on this post, that is so stunning it stopped me in my tracks, I am a sucker for yellow and polka dots together though! What a great combination!

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  60. I love everything you have ... polka dots, roosters and sunflowers along with beautiful dishes! Just gorgeous!

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  61. Oh Marty, I ADORE this tablescape!! Just gorgeous with your dark table. I too like polka dots, checks, ruffles and black and white, so this fun & cheery table is right up my alley!

    Bonnie

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  62. Such a happy fun tablescape. Makes me want to skip Spring and go right to summer.

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  63. Marty,
    What a cute and whimsical polka dot tablescape!
    If you get a chance join me for my 1st Blogiversary Giveaway. It's a $200 Pottery Barn Gift Card.
    Hugs,
    Cathy

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  64. Hi Marty! I love this tablescape...so cheerful! Sunflowers are one of my favorites...very frenchy! And I love white milk glass. Your polka dot plates add just the right touch! Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

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  65. Gorgeous table setting! Stopping by from Friday Follow! I'm following you now. :)

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  66. Hey Marty - Love your table - so pretty and spring-like - I'm so ready for this cold weather to be over!

    I'm trying a little experiment on my blog - if you get a chance - hop over and play along - it won't take but a second!

    Happy Friday -

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  67. Absolutely gorgeous! I love sunflowers!!

    I'm your newest follower from Friday Follow! I'd love for you to come visit me :)

    Have a great weekend!
    ~Shelley @ Shelley's Swag

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  68. Wow to think you bought these lovely plates at a grocery store. How lucky you are to have a store like that near you.....We barely have the latest groceries at our courntry stores...hahaha
    Your Tablescape is lovely...your very creative...
    Maggie
    Ps
    I so laughed at your comment about the young interns....how strange we were both had turned in ....hahaha
    It does make you feel good

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  69. Love your polka dots Marty! Beautifully happy table! I'm getting ready to get back into the saddle again! Yea! I've really struggled with the doldrums this winter....unlike any other! I'm so excited to have our trainer come to our house....it's going to be cold but hey at least Slick won't have to leave the farm! Have a great weekend! Hugs back to you! Luanne

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  70. Hi, Friday following you.

    Come visit me at Mom-et-al.com

    -Maria

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  71. Coming by from Friday Follow!

    Come by mine and enter some giveaways! =)
    http://www.tictacdough.blogspot.com

    Thanks,
    Maryann

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  72. Oh how much fun is THIS table!!! LOVE it all, the colors and composition -- it's great! And you have a grocery store that also sells DISHES? My idea of heaven.

    Gorgeous, Marty -- as always! :-)
    Cass

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  73. Just charming. What a spirit lifter as the snow is falling
    outside my window...again!

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  74. I love it!

    Stopping by from Fri Follows - I'm a new follower. Love to have you stop by:
    http://dimes2vines.com

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  75. Marty, your table is stunning! The high contrast really makes everything pop! LOVE IT!!

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  76. Positively STUNNING! I love this!

    ~Liz

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  77. Marty, I love the colors used in your tablescape. Great idea using the old tool box with the sunflowers. Love those black and white polkadot dishes and the flower bowls are a great find.

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  78. Oh Marty, that table does say "Happy!"

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  79. O.k...I love it all....but I adore that old tool box,your so lucky to have that!! All the best,Chrissy

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  80. Visiting from Friday Follow and hope you'll follow back!

    http://moomettesmagnificents.com/blog


    Everything's so beautiful on your blog! I collect vintage items also!

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  81. Marty, this is such a happy look! I adore black & white and those polka dots really caught my eye...love them! Everything is just perfect, thanks for sharing.

    I've missed you while my computer was out. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  82. HI!!!
    I always say now that is my favorite, but really I think this is my all time favorite!!!!!
    LOVE it!!!!
    What a find!!!!!
    I always shop at frys and forget to look at dishes!!!!!I guess cause I hate to grocery shop, I want to get in and get out!!!!!haha
    lovely
    hugs,
    jamie

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  83. This looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Lia

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  84. I JUST LOVE IT!

    All that white really makes this tablesetting... especially the fact that you have those great milk glass goblets.

    Of course the black and yellow is what what make this just "pop".

    See ya soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

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  85. Oh Marty! This tablescape is so stunning and cute at the same time! I love the drama and whimsy of it!
    Thanks for popping by..I'll mark my calendar for the cloche party..I have several cloches~is it okay if I show a few?
    Blessings!
    Myrna

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  86. Love the milk glass goblets with black and yellow! Fantastic!

    -Andrea
    tablescapex3.blogspot.com

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