Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tablescape Thursday...Dragonflies

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday! Please visit our queen of tablescapes, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, to see what loveliness she has in store for us this week, and to see a list of other participants.


This week I've done a simple dragonfly tablescape on the blue bistro set. I found this cute dragonfly fabric at Hancock's earlier in the summer, and since I can barely sew a button, my sister-in-law Donna hemmed it into a little tablecloth and napkins for me. I used blue and green to tie in with the tablecloth, but it's got some purple in it too and I realized I have NO purple dishes at all! I will have to remedy that soon!

I also wanted to let my readers know that since I've been buying a TON of stuff from Colonial Candle, they would like to extend a discount code to all of you. For $15 off an order of $60 or more, use promotional code MAMAISON15.

The glasses have etched dragonflies and butterflies.

I had my eye on the salad plates at Marshall's for a while, and when they were reduced to $1 each, I snapped some up!

Candle Lantern is from Colonial Candle
Blue dinner plates, glasses and flatware are from Big Lots
Green salad plates are from Marshall's
Dragonfly napkin rings are Kim Seybert from Nieman Marcus


  1. Tammy, I adore the dragonfly theme so this one really speaks to me.

    I love this table setting and how you've combined everything so beautifully.

    And hey girl ~ thank you for the deal on the Colonial Candle orders! They have been my candles of choice for years ~ and now I'm loving their accessories as well ~ your lantern is beautiful!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday!! xo

  2. Love those colors everything is lovely on your table -- and I'm really loving those napkin rings -- I've been looking for some dragonfly napkin rings all summer!

  3. Lovely tablesetting. I have a fondness for dragonflies as well and your tablesetting is well done. Love the napkin rings and the etched stemware. Gorgeous.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  4. oh i love this! i am a garden girl at heart, any cute bug works well for me!

  5. Oh how lovley. Love the theme!

  6. Fun theme and perfect for the summer.

  7. I love the dragonflies. A wonderful sign of summer before it ends! Beautiful!


  8. Oh I would so love to be able to eat outside. I love all of the dragonflies. They are wonderful. The lantern is so pretty and has such beautiful detail. Love it. Hugs, Marty

  9. I love these shades together. So pretty!


  10. This is a very pretty table and it coordinates so perfectly with your garden table and chairs!
    All the best,

  11. I love dragonflies so much, the glasses are great and the tablecloth and napkins are unique. You did a wonderful job, my fav, by far.

  12. What a great theme and you have done wonderfully at carrying it through your 'scape! Love that tablecloth! My fav are the napkin rings!


  13. I really love the table for two! Very appropriate setting for the end of summer.

  14. Oh this is so beautiful. I love the dragonflies. The napkin rings are just beautiful, and the glasses are something I have never seen. They are gorgeous. Just for two. How intimate. Thanks for sharing. Please stop by and say hi. Country hugs, Sherry

  15. Hi, I love your tablescape! I just found your blog tonight, its lovely! I cant wait to check out your previous posts!
    Stop by my blog when you have time!

  16. Oh how cute, love the colors...

  17. Hmm, now I am wondering if you own a store or what ..with all the ordering. I love love dragonflies so this is a delightful setting. Those glasses are remarkable.

  18. I love dragonflies so this is a winner for me. I just really LOVE those etches glasses!!!!

  19. It's all so perfectly coordinated! Congratulations on putting this colorful, dragonfly-themed table together in such a charming, tasteful manner!

    Bye for now,

  20. What a whimsical dragonfly theme. The colors are very festive too.

  21. Hi Tammy,
    Your dragonfly bistro table is darling. I did dragonflies last week and I could have used those wonderful napking holders. How nice of your sister in law to make such a lovely set for you. Don't you just love sister in laws? I do. Have a great day.
    :) Maryrose

  22. How beautiful? And yes - isn't Colonial Candle's stuff great!? I hope you can stop by and enter your name in the giveaway at Color Outside the Lines. I know you could do some fantastic things with the loot! :) Cheers!

  23. Tammy, you do inspire me!! I haven't yet had the courage to join in just quite yet.. Your tablescape is simple, yet BEAUTIFUL this week! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! The dragonfly tablecloth and napkin rings are so-ooo SWEET! It was a pleasure stopping here today! ~tina

  24. I love the beautiful napkin rings and the pretty glasses of your tablescape. It all looks fabulous together, but those two items really stand out to me. Colonial Candle seems to be a big hit with all the tablescapers, they have some beautiful things. Love the tablescape!

  25. Don't you just love Marshalls deals on plates and such? When I go in there, I make a beeline for that section. I love dragonflies. Couldn't believe you even found it on the glasses. And the additions to the napkins are the perfect touch. Guess I'll have to go visit Colonial Candles soon!

  26. Hi Tammy...

    Girlfriend, I just love your little blue bistro's so pretty and makes a fabulous tablescape!!! Love, love, love your dragonfly theme! The dragonfly fabric that you had made into a table cloth and napkins is those bright greens and blues together! Ohhh...and you brought out that pretty blue in place settings too! I really do think those have got to be the prettiest blue goblets...oh, and to have the little butterflies and dragonflies etched on them...fabulous!!! I was "eyeing" those darling little dragonfly napkin rings too! It's all so pretty and down right charming, my friend! Thank you for sharing your beautifully set table with all of us today!

    Warmest wishes,

  27. Aquamarine is my favorite color! You made a great job. Congrats.

    Warm regards from South America,

  28. I love this tablescape. Such pretty colors.
    and cute dragon flies. :)


  29. Hi Tammy!
    This is such a pretty tablescape. You captured my heart with this whimsical setting. Congratulations!

    Jane (Artfully Graced)

    ps I have just the painting this setting...a trio of dragonflies on just the colors you used. Maybe I will post it soon...

  30. Beautiful, love the lantern.


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