Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tablescape Thurs.-Tropical Summer Colors

Many thanks to the wonderful Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for hosting this fun meme. Be sure to visit her to see some fabulous tablescapes.

I am on a real roll with the bright tropical summer colors. They just seem so happy and cheerful to me, so I thought I would do a table with them.

My rooster planter looks great with lots of orange, green and yellow flowers and leaves in it.

He's one of my favorite planters. Just so sassy.

I started with a really dark green tablecloth, then layered lime green placemats from the Dollar Tree, two colors of napkins and some green and white dishes I also found at the Dollar Tree. They had bowls and plates, so I bought some of each.

I'm using my cabbage salad plates that I got at Ross.

Isn't the green and white pattern fresh looking on the dishes.

The chargers are the ones I got at Penny's on sale.

My everyday flatware and the napkin rings are the ones from my Big Lots dishes. I love layering two napkins for color.

I'm using two different stems, one a green and the other hand painted with palm trees.

A little candlelight always makes any table more inviting.

The tealight holders came from the Dollar Tree also, and the famous Target Bird salt and peppers look right at home.

A fun, summer table and really inexpensive since most everything came from the Dollar Tree. Can't beat that.

I will be taking a little BLOGGY BREAK for a while. I am leaving tomorrow to go visit my son and will be back in a couple of weeks . I have Table Top Tuesday all scheduled and it will be up as usual. I will try to check in when I can while I am gone. See you all when I get back.

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


  1. Hi Marty!
    I ALWAYS have a great time when visiting. I LOVE your table and the colors...very fresh and friendly! You are so great in mixing and matching your things...everything looks wonderful! Thanks too for stopping by to visit and leaving such a sweet comment. Have a great time visiting your son!

  2. Marty, have a WONDERFUL time! And your table is just fun and elegant!
    xoxo pattie

  3. Very nice summer table. The stemware is amazing and I love the lime green on your table. Enjoy your visit and I wish you a very nice time with your son.
    Greetings, Johanna

  4. Aaaaah, Marty, now those are lovely colors, sugar! I've got to participate one of these days. Yikes...I'm just too lazy to set up a table for it...

  5. Hi Dear Marty! Oh, your tropical summer table looks great! I love those dishes and everything else you've placed on your table! Now you know I'm coveting all over the place your Rooster vase! Oh, it's darling and love your flowers you've put in it!
    Have a wonderful trip, Marty!! We'll be here waiting for you when you get back. Now don't forget your camera!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. I love the little splash of orange for your napkins. The whole effect is very summery.

  7. Oh, how pretty,light and airy...all the white with greens and oranges.
    Have a great vacation, Marty!

  8. Marty,
    thats a beautiful summer table.
    have a wonderful vacation and enjoy every moment.. Bring back lots of pictures for us..


  9. Girl, you're killin' me -- do you ever have a "bad table day?" :). It looks fab.

  10. Hi Marty,
    Wow, what a beautiful table. I love the colors. The green and white plates and bowls are so pretty.


  11. Such a pretty and fun tablescape, Marty. I love the colors in the centerpiece and the dishes add that tropical look. I haven't seen them at our Dollar Tree. Love them!

    Have a wonderful trip. We will miss you!


  12. Marty, beautiful table and love the brightly colored placemats. Such a pretty pop of color. Have a good trip!

  13. So very bright and refreshing Marty!
    I just loved those palm tree glasses, everything coordinates so perfectly!
    And I so love the two different color of napkins, what a great combo.
    Now you have a lovely time visiting your son.
    You know how we will all miss you so much!
    Hugs, Cindy

  14. Oh, it's a gorgeous one. I can't believe so many of your items are from Dollar Tree. I would never guessed. Everything looks so classy.

  15. Have a wonderful time girlfriend. We will try to hold down the fort, but no one can change their tables as fast and good as you!

  16. Oh I really love the painted glasses~so pretty!

  17. Great tablescape -- love your dollar tree loot. I've always liked a green and white combination.

  18. Other than this being another FABULOUS table setting ... where do you store all these beautiful pieces, Marty! I just love visiting you.

    Have a beau-TEA-ful day!
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  19. lovely as always Marty,love the bright colors.
    have a fun visit and see you when you get back..


  20. I love the green and white. It is so fresh and inviting. Have a great trip. If you like, enter my giveaway for a set of 12 "Style Sisters" napkin rings. Joni

  21. A fun and pretty table Marty! I hope you haave a wonderful and safe trip! Enjoy your break. You will be missed!

  22. Marty:

    Great table! Love those chargers and to think you got them on sale! I also think the handpainted wine goblets are beautiful.

    I'm hosting a new meme and would love to have you come and participate. It's called "Summer Sundays" and it's all about what summer means to YOU. Perhaps a lovely tropical table? Hope you'll come and join us.

    - The Tablescaper

  23. You did a great job! You made me feel as though I was somewhere else with an umbrella in my drink! Have a great visit with your son!

  24. This is just stunning, Marty. It makes me kinda crave for Florida. The colors are so beautiful, one of my favorite combo. Enjoy your visit to your son...Christine

  25. That looks so pretty! I have to keep my eyes open for those at the $ Tree!
    Have a great visit!

  26. Wonderful tablescape. Love the combination of the green leaves reminding me of the cool summer breeze and then the orange accents for a hot summer's day Beautiful tablescape. Thanks for sharing.

  27. A very pretty table -- I love the white cabbage dishes! And the fern plates! Very very nice!

  28. Your table is truly a feast for the eyes!

    I hope you enjoy your time off--will look forward to your posts when you are back from your break!


  29. Marty, have a great time at your son's! Your table is gorgeous, as always. LOVE the lime green and white with the dark tablecloth -- really eye-catching!

  30. I'm ready for the beach after seeing your table. Isn't Dollar Tree great? Thanks for sharing with us today!!

  31. Marty, oh my, how lovely and bright is that? I think your table looks just awesome, love the greens!
    Have a wonderful trip!


  32. Marty have a great trip to your sons! Thanks for your comments, your table sounds massive with that many sleeves. Wow! Love this setting! Those are very cute plates from the dollar tree! Nice mix of palm tree w/the bamboo too! Very pretty!

  33. I love the greens that you put together.

  34. I love how you've put it all together. It's very beautiful!

  35. Have a wonderful time! I think those painted palm tree goblets need to live at my house...they match the decor perfectly:) I really love the white cabbage plates, I'm so used to seeing them in green...the white is so crisp and fresh.

  36. Love the green & white! All of your dishes & glassware are so pretty. Thanks for sharing!


  37. Marty, this is so pretty. I never think of using two napkins together, and it adds so much to the table setting. This looks so fresh and so summery. Hope you have a wonderful trip. Stay safe. laurie

  38. BEAUTIFUL summer table...loved it and happy that I stopped in....

  39. Everything about your table is so appealing. I need to find a $ Tree close by!

  40. always! I do enjoy visiting and seeing your wonderful tablescapes! Thanks for sharing.

  41. Lovely tablescape Marty!!

    Susan and Bentley

  42. Marty, you did a wonderful job with your Big Lots and Dollar Tree finds. I'm so inspired to put something together for my table but my creativity lacks compared to yours.

  43. What a beautiful summery tablescape, Marty! I love the green and cool! I hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  44. Very, very pretty Marty! You guys need that cool green feeling...I saw your recent temps. Yikes!

    Your chargers are beautiful & so are those white leaf plates.
    I have some palm tree dishes that your wine glasses would go perfectly with...may I borrow them?? LOL I wish!

    Stay cool & have a happy weekend,

  45. Hi Marty!
    Love your table! The botanical look is very pretty! Have a safe trip!


  46. Hi Marty,

    I'm getting around really late...I've been on vacation...but I wanted to let you know how beautiful your table is and those dishes are just gorgeous! Hope you are having a great week!

    Miss Bloomers

  47. Hi Marty!!!!
    have a fun trip visiting your son, how exciting to get to visit family!!!I know how Moms and sons are, they share a special bond no matter what age they are!!!!
    I love the green placemats, to me that sets the mood for the table with all that brilliant color!!!!I love the glasses with the palm trees, they match the leaf and palm pattern on the dishes!!!!Great colors!!!!
    love it
    have fun and we shall talk more later

  48. Hi Marty,
    I love those Dollar Tree dishes. They do look so fresh. The Palm stemware is just perfect with them. It's so nice to see inexpensive dishes used in a gorgeous tablescape!

  49. Hope you have a wonderful trip.
    Say, do you have an email. I'd like to ask you something. thx