Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

I'm participating in my first Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch.
When I blogged about my birthday dishes, Maria at Colour me Happy suggested I do Tablescape Thursday and I was a newbie and didn't even know what that was !

I must be the only person in bloggyland that doesn't have fall decortations ! I managed to find a few things that were kind of fallish. The vegetable rabbit is a leftover from when I was a vase collector and I don't even know where the veggie cups came from. I went to Joann's to buy foam last week and tried to force myself to buy some fall decorations but the only thing I left with was orange tic tacs !
You can see my roman shades in the breakfast nook have monkeys on them (Teto and Jerome) I have a thing for monkeys. One day I'll do a monkey post and show you all of them around my house. Then I'll be known as the crazy monkey lady.
Since I don't actually have any napkins or rings, I just went up to my workroom this morning and made these from some scrap fabric and fringe.
Thanks for stopping by !


nannykim at spindle cottage said...

I think this is so lovely!!! I like monkeys too and have a monkey blog with sock monkey adventures. I love the colors on your table!! I have some bowls similar to those--mine might be a bit larger and we love love them for lots of things and they keep food hot!! I am on vacation so I put up a weird scape--got to go hiking now!! Thanks for sharing.

dee dee said...

Welcome! I enjoyed your tablescape today. Right on target with fall!
Dee Dee

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

So you just whipped up those napkins, did you? : ) They look great and I love the color. They go great with your bamboo mats and the orange in the bunny vase. Yes, I would love to see your roman shades fully and your monkey collection. I did a purple and green fabric with cute monkeys on it for a tuffet I made for my daughter's room several years ago. I just loved the fabric! You could do a Monkey party and we could link up our monkey things!

Cass @ That Old House said...

This is fantastic -- GREAT dishes, and lovely napkins, too -- I was thinking how well they went with the setting, and then read that you made them this morning. Oh, my .. that is something I would do, too -- kindred spirits!
Lovely table -- love that bunny!!

Sarah said...

Your table is beautiful. Great little napkin rings, you clever girl. I'm a monkey person too. Love the idea of a monkey party! I'd take part for sure. ~ Sarah

Deanna said...

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday.
Hope you'll participate many times along the way.
Table looks great!

It is so much fun to see what is being done in other's homes.

Autumn blessings,
d from homehaven

Mary said...

I love your tablescape. It's warm, inviting and creative. I, too, am new to TT. I hope to see you in the future. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Brenda said...

What a delightful tablescape! Perfect look for fall.

Laura @ The Shabby Rabbit said...

I love you table! Way to go with the impromptu napkin rings! The look wonderful. Great job :)

susan said...

Tammy- I think this definitely looks like fall--you should have put the orange tic tacs in the bowl :). Love those shades. The monkeys in my dining room have names too. Welcome to TT!

dee dee said...

Love the big dog? What kind is it? I have two dogs, a 90 lb mix and a 150 lb English Mastiff.
Dee Dee

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Well it sure looks like fall! Can't wait to see your monkeys! FUN!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Tammy,

I, too, am new to Tablescape Thursday. I love your tablescape. It is warm and inviting. Love the impromptu napkin rings - very creative!

Thank you for sharing!

~ Tracy

Blondie's Journal said...


This is a great tablescape!! I persoanlly think the best are when you have to come up with something spur of the moment or 'make do'! And you did!! lol!!

I love the monkeys! And I love your retro table. Great post!

A bit of advice for me~I just bought a sewing machine, not even out of the box (Sewing virgin??) I'm veeeery nervous. What is the hardest thing about learning to sew and how will I most likely screw up?

Thanks Tammy!!


Dining Delight said...

Would never know you were a "newbie" if you didn't tell us! Lovely 'scape and very creative using things you had on hand! Great dishes too!


Fifi Flowers said...

LOVELY place setting!

Rettabug said...

No wonder you were bragging about your dishes...they look awesome!
I really, REALLY like your veggie rabbit teapot, too. :)
Hope to see you at TT again...and again!

Tammy@InStitches said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments. I'm looking forward to doing a Christmas Tablescape. I'm loving the monkey post idea !

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