Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Beach Towel Tablecloth


 It doesn't take a lot of money to create 
an interesting tablescape. You just have to think outside of the box.

I was trying to think of something to go with another
polka dot project. I walked through the den 
and saw this new Green Polka Dot beach towel.

 It didn't fit the table so I angled it. I liked the color it added and I always enjoy seeing the wood on my antique table.
You may have remembered that my grandson and a friend visited us during their spring break.
They were a joy to have with us, they are extremely great kids and we had a great time. 

 We hated to see them go but 
when they left they gave us a package with a variety of neat gifts.
This adorable polka dot beach towel 
was among the gifts.
Dollar Tree place mat!
I started looking for anything 
that had a round/dot look. 
Dollar Tree plate!
 I was already thinking green and white!
These came from T. J. Max
 I just love these plates but could only find two.
I am continuously looking for more.
Cracker Barrel, 70% off.
 I knew I needed a little more color. I love these
little Yellow plates called Gerber Daisy from
Cracker Barrel. I knew they would perfect.
 I added this dessert dish from my collection
and placed it on a paper doily. The egg candle in the dessert dish made this an Easter Tablescape. Right?
I filled in with these striped salad plates.
I justified them by recalling that the
beach towel has a stripe across the bottom.
Notice how the doily matches the crochet on the napkin.
 I made the napkin rings 
with another tablescape in mind 
and I am sharing how 
I made them in another post.
I used two different yellow napkins, these plaid and other solid yellow. I made the plaid.
The white crochet trimmed napkins 
are from Horchow.
Remember, I saved money by making the yellow plaid napkins and the rings!!

 The floral centerpiece is made of leftovers
from Bob's free flowers of the week here 
and some other flowers from my garden.
 The Calla Lily, Red Daisies, Yellow Tulip and Butterfly Lavender are from my garden.

Below are random pictures of the table.
  A plain yellow napkin with the crocheted napkin. The flatware is my everyday.

 I am playing with Iphoto in my Mac operating system. The white picture and reticulated bowl with lid are from my collection. I think I purchased the bowl at Hobby Lobby a few years ago.
 Amazing how different things look 
in black and white. I didn't take a good shot of the stemware. They are pretty, delicate and came from a consignment store.

The candlestick was thrifted and was $1.00. I posted about it and the dish holding the flower arrangement 
here. The embellishment on the candle is a simple length of grosgrain ribbon and a stickon daisy.
 I love this little squirrel and he shows up everywhere.
This is better view of the flower container that was thrifted here.
 I just liked this angle. You can glimpse our antique Stromberg Carlson telephone on the wall.
A Candle shot!
 The votive holder matches the daisy plates and was purchased from Cracker Barrel at the same time.
It wasn't dark 
but I managed to get some candle shots.

Hope you enjoyed my Beach Towel Tablescape!

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 It doesn't take a lot of money to create 
an interesting tablescape. You just have to think outside of the box.

I was trying to think of something to go with another
polka dot project. I walked through the den 
and saw this new Green Polka Dot beach towel.

 It didn't fit the table so I angled it. I liked the color it added and I always enjoy seeing the wood on my antique table.
You may have remembered that my grandson and a friend visited us during their spring break.
They were a joy to have with us, they are extremely great kids and we had a great time. 

 We hated to see them go but 
when they left they gave us a package with a variety of neat gifts.
This adorable polka dot beach towel 
was among the gifts.
Dollar Tree place mat!
I started looking for anything 
that had a round/dot look. 
Dollar Tree plate!
 I was already thinking green and white!
These came from T. J. Max
 I just love these plates but could only find two.
I am continuously looking for more.
Cracker Barrel, 70% off.
 I knew I needed a little more color. I love these
little Yellow plates called Gerber Daisy from
Cracker Barrel. I knew they would perfect.
 I added this dessert dish from my collection
and placed it on a paper doily. The egg candle in the dessert dish made this an Easter Tablescape. Right?
I filled in with these striped salad plates.
I justified them by recalling that the
beach towel has a stripe across the bottom.
Notice how the doily matches the crochet on the napkin.
 I made the napkin rings 
with another tablescape in mind 
and I am sharing how 
I made them in another post.
I used two different yellow napkins, these plaid and other solid yellow. I made the plaid.
The white crochet trimmed napkins 
are from Horchow.
Remember, I saved money by making the yellow plaid napkins and the rings!!

 The floral centerpiece is made of leftovers
from Bob's free flowers of the week here 
and some other flowers from my garden.
 The Calla Lily, Red Daisies, Yellow Tulip and Butterfly Lavender are from my garden.

Below are random pictures of the table.
  A plain yellow napkin with the crocheted napkin. The flatware is my everyday.

 I am playing with Iphoto in my Mac operating system. The white picture and reticulated bowl with lid are from my collection. I think I purchased the bowl at Hobby Lobby a few years ago.
 Amazing how different things look 
in black and white. I didn't take a good shot of the stemware. They are pretty, delicate and came from a consignment store.

The candlestick was thrifted and was $1.00. I posted about it and the dish holding the flower arrangement 
here. The embellishment on the candle is a simple length of grosgrain ribbon and a stickon daisy.
 I love this little squirrel and he shows up everywhere.
This is better view of the flower container that was thrifted here.
 I just liked this angle. You can glimpse our antique Stromberg Carlson telephone on the wall.
A Candle shot!
 The votive holder matches the daisy plates and was purchased from Cracker Barrel at the same time.
It wasn't dark 


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by Appliances Online and Bosch Washing Machines


44 comments:

Marydon said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love everything you pulled together ... so spring & delightful.

Have a great day ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

Beautiful, sunny, green and yellow! I'm no good at tablescapes, but I am gonna keep watching you. You do a great job! Hope you are well, my friend.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ginger,

Love the beautiful table with all the pretty flowers and the gorgeous green and white spots.
Wishing you a very happy birthday, a little bird told me it was your special day.

Sending hugs
Carolyn

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

This is so cute. You know I love color and love the whimsy of the added squirrel.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

This is gorgeous! What a terrific table with such pretty elements, like the fun dishes, the white reticulated bowl with lid is stunning! Beautiful centerpiece flowers and yeah, the unique tablecloth, lol! Enjoy your week.
Hugs,
FABBY

Debbie said...

I love it all, Ginger. I would never have thought to use a beach towel. It was perfect! I'm so drawn to that festive green. I keep wanting to put it everywhere.

I've been away from the computer for over a week. Hope you haven't had any more trips to the ER!

NanaDiana said...

Ginger- You did a wonderful job. A beach towel!!! What'll you think of next? Don't you love the texture it gives the table. Love those polkadot plates. I hope you can find some more somewhere along the line. Have a wonderful evening- xo Diana

kitty said...

What a cheerful, fun tablescape! How thoughtful, too, of your grandson and his friend to leave such a sweet gift that you could enjoy!! I'm your newest follower.

Marigene said...

Love your bright and cheery table...the towel makes a great tablecloth with those dishes...and best of all it doesn't need any ironing!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Gorgeous table top. Love all the color and using the beach towel for a table cloth is a wonderful idea.

Debbiedoo's said...

Now that was such a cute idea GInger. I love the layering and the fun colors you chose. Hope all is well.XO

Kathleen said...

It looks great, Ginger!nni love the polka dots and striped plates. The napkin rings are sweet.
Your flowers are so pretty!
A very cheerful table!
Thanksbfor linking to Let's Dish! See you tomorrow at 7!

Shelia said...

Hi Ginger! You're the smartest one! I love this, the color and polka dots! Too cute.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

chateau chic said...

What a darling inspiration for your tablescape.
Love it!
Mary Alice

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

What a pretty table, Ginger! You must've gotten your groove back--and it looks like it's a pretty, cheery groove! And oh,...I love those dessert goblets! Fun, crisp, fresh, pretty table! ~Zuni

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Hey I'm a Mac girl too...Love it! And of course I love polka dots! Beautiful table as always you do such a great job. I am so glad your house guests were great, you just never know, I bet they had a blast!

Carol

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love these colors and what a great inspiration...a beach towel! The green and the yellow daisy make me smile. Good one! Hugs, Linda

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ginger,

Mama Mia; you're BACK and in full swing. What a spunky lady you are again. It is a joy for looking at so much work... You have great ideas and I love your action.
Have a great day and hope both of you are well again.
Love,

Mariette

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Ginger!

I love the green... it is very cheerful with the polka dots and stripes. I have those little daisy dishes and votive holders too. Funny How I forget about what I have until I see it on another blog :)

You did a great job of pulling things together to make a lovely tablescape.

Thanks for sharing at my party this week!

xoxo Bunny Jeans
Wednesday's Bunny Hop

Grace InAZ said...

This tablescape made me feel happy! I love the colors, and the polka dots! You inspire me to look at everything in shops with a new eye now! And, we have one of those old telephones, but someone had made a radio out of it before we found it at an auction. Still, it adds character to our "early miscellaneous" decor! Haha!
Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)

Suzy said...

You've outdone yourself, my friend! I would love to be a guest at your lovely and imaginative table. I can't decide which part is my favorite. It might possibly be the gorgeous flowers from your garden. I've never known anyone who actually grows calla lillies! The plaid napkins that you made are adorable. How did you finish the edges? Hope you're taking good care of yourself.

Creations By Cindy said...

Ginger, it is all so adorable. Love that thrifted candlestick! Love the colors you used too! Nice job! Hugs and blessing, Cindy

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE IT Ginger!! Love those candle shots!

Aledia said...

Hello!
I'm your newest follower :)

I just LOVE that you used a beach towel for your table covering! Those colors are so bright and colorful and I LOVE the polka dots and those napkin rings.

Have a blessed night!
Aledia

Sarah said...

Aren't you the clever one! What a terrific idea to use the beach towel. Love the polka dots on this table. Your details are wonderful. ~ Sarah

xinex said...

This is so beautiful, Ginger. The beach towel is a great idea and you managed to find plates to blend. The table looks so sunny and cheerful..Christine

Helen's Decor said...

Ginger, I was sure that I had posted a comment the other day. Love the terry cloth/beach towel tablecloth!
Your items are carefully selected and I appreciate that. Thanks, Helen

PAT said...

I love this table, Ginger. I am going to remember the beach towel tablecloth. Great idea.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your table is so HAPPY!...great idea with using the beach towel!!..love it!

Tanya@takesix said...

I love the idea to use a beach towel!! Perfect! Great colors!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! That is a very beautiful tablescape. Love the use of the beachtowel. Great work! Hope you are well. Have a fabulous Friday. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What fun, a lovely bright tablescape.

Denise said...

A spring bouquet, polka dots, gerber daisy plates, ribbon touches on the candle, plaid napkins - it's one happy table. Very nice job. Even though it's raining outside my window, I can feel the spring air.

Babs said...

Ginger, What a fun tablescape! You're so creative using a beach towel! I love the way you brought in other colors,with the great Gerber daisy plates,and that cute squirrel, too.
~Babs

CJ Foss said...

Love the green and white polka dot towel and platess! The yellow daisy salad plates add just the right pop of whimsy and color. What lucky grandsons, and how amazing to have such well-mannered young people to leave you with gifts. Wow! Thanks for sharing, and happy Spring. !CJ

Leslie's Garden said...

Fabulous and colorful table setting. I love how festive it is! Love that candlestick, too!

Poppy said...

Love love love how you used the polka dot beach towel as your inspiration..the colors are so "springy." I like how you used the green polka dot and stripe plates...everything works so well together:)The $1 candlestick is a gorgeous find and I love the different layering of the napkins with the touch of lace... beautifully done! Lovely tablescape...whimsical and fun looks like fairies are sitting down for luncheon:)Thanks for the inspiration and visiting me and leaving me such a sweet and encouraging note. It was a pleasure to have you over!Have a great weekend!Happily following you back~Poppy

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Ginger,
Such a gorgeous spring table. It's so bright and fresh, the colors and patterns just pop! The fresh flowers from your garden are just perfect. Thanks so much for linking with us.
Big hugs,
Patti

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Love the sunny yellow daisy plates layered on the green dot! And your napkins and daisy napkin rings pull everything together. How festive!

Visiting from the Bunny Hop.

Debra

classic • casual • home said...

Those polka dot plates are so cute! Such a fresh spring table.

DearHelenHartman said...

That's so cheerful! I love the color scheme and polka dots are always too fun.

Katherines Corner said...

beautiful! Love the colors too. thank you for linking up to the Thursday hop. Sorry I'm behind in saying thank you. My recent post will explain my delay.Hope to see you again this Thursday. xo

Diann said...

This table is so fun and cheerful Ginger! I love it! The colors are great and all the pretty dishes and accessories just make this table perfect! Thank you for sharing with us at TTF and have a terrific day!

Sherry said...

So pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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