Tablescape Thursday — Black, White and Color

by Michelle on May 21, 2009

It’s been so hot here this week. Yesterday it was in the high 80’s and today the thermometer on our barn reached 91 degrees! This is May it’s not supposed to be this hot yet! We just had 2 frost warnings earlier in the week and now we’re up to 91 degrees!

Because of the heat I was going to do a cool, serene black and white table setting but then decided to throw a little color in too. I love black and white tablescapes but it really is not me. I just am too much of a bright-colored pottery person.

I started out with a wooden placemat and the black and white dinner plates. Then added the red and white Hawaiian print napkins and blue bubble glasses. Then I remembered my Monkey Banana Pitcher so added it as well. Tuesday I made Mango Bread and set it up on my new Pig Cutting Board. Then I added my freshly baked, albeit a bit lumpy, bagels. It was so hot my bagels rose too quickly and they were HUGE. Although they look odd, they were delicious! Click here if you would like to see how the bagels are supposed to look.

If you look through the sliding glass doors you can see Archie waiting patiently and drooling down the glass.

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I bought the black and white plates in the clearance aisle at Homegoods for $1.99. The salad plates I bought recently at TJMaxx, not on sale but still only $1.99. Each salad plate was a slightly different design but exactly the same colors. I lined up all the plates and picked out my favorites.

The Pig Cutting Board is bamboo and it was $6.99 at TJMaxx. It is just the right size for serving, not too big, not too small. I love it!

The Fresh Mango Bread was our recipe this week for Tuesdays with Dorie.

This is one of my more decorative pitchers. I’ve had it for a long time now, at least 15 yrs. I’m pretty sure I picked it up at TJMaxx and I remember paying more then the usual $10 that I pay for most of my pitchers. But I loved the monkey so in the cart it went!

The last thing on my table is a crystal butter dish that my Mom picked up at a Resale Shop in Columbus, OH for $3. Although I have many butter dishes, this one is my favorite. I just love the little bird on top.

Tablescape Thursday is a weekly event hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. Please visit Susan’s site and see all the wonderful tablescapes set out especially for you.

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  • Lala May 21, 2009 at 7:53 am

    i love that plates! cute :)

  • abeachcottage May 21, 2009 at 9:11 am

    love the butter dish, what a beauty and the plates are unusual

    happy tablescaping

    Sarah
    A Beach Cottage

  • susan May 21, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Those salad plates are the cutest. I like that they are not exactly the same! Your tropical theme is cute and has great details!

  • Dana and Daisy May 21, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    I like your eclectic and whimsical taste!

  • Kammy May 21, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Hi and Happy Thursday !
    You did a Fab job ! I love your placemats….I have them too but, haven’t used them yet….. Great taste !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  • jodua May 21, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    blog walking

  • Brenda@Cozy Little House May 21, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I love the dog at the door. The pretty brightly colored and cheerful dishes. And that pitcher is something else! Never seen one like it! And I REALLY love that table of yours. Is it oak? It suggests to me: a farm kitchen where men come in at lunch to eat in sturdy chairs on a thick wooden table. Don’t know why…
    Brenda

  • Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer May 21, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I love the pitcher…cute! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

  • Shelia May 21, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    This is adorable! Love those plates with the little dog faces popping out! The monkey pitcher is precious!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  • marty (A Stroll Thru Life) May 21, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    What a fun and fabulous tablescape. I love all of the dishes and that pitcher is stunning. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

  • Sandi K May 21, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Fabulous blog! I love your photos. I am here by way of Back Seat Bikermomma’s blog and will be following :)

  • Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com May 21, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    What lovely pieces you have! And if that’s your stove at the top of your blog, I’m envious! I would die to cook on that! Stop by and see my table setting, if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe to my blog by clicking on “Follow” in the right hand column. This way we can inspire one another frequently! Be sure to stay a while when you’re there and enjoy the experience!

  • maos May 21, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    nice article… thanks for sharing

  • Fifi Flowers May 21, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I would LOVE to have a slice of that bread with a BIG slab of butter RIGHT NOW with my cafe creme… YUM!

  • Kim @ Starshine Chic May 21, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    I love the money banana pitcher. So whimsical. And I too love the little birdie on top of your butter dish. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment. It really means a lot to me.

  • Linda Merrill May 21, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Love the vintage butter dish, reminds me of one my grandmother had!

  • Carrie May 21, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Your setting is very attractive and appealing. Love the use of the wooden placemats and the different plates and glasses.
    The pitcher caught my eye…I love whimsical pitchers and collect those in shape of fruit and vegetables.

  • Lynn May 21, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    My niece would love that monkey pitcher. If someone named Whitney comes to your door, Don’t let her in!!!!
    Are those dogs on the plates? Way cute.

  • Lynn May 21, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    P.S.
    Let that baby come in!!!!!

  • Kathleen May 21, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Mr.Linky flew the coop, so I saw you were in from your comment there.
    Very pretty..love the pitcher, and the bread looks delicious//
    Happy Memorial Day..come see my new outdoor shower on Wed post..

  • Natashya KitchenPuppies May 21, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I love that monkey pitcher! So cute!

  • Chandy May 21, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    What a cute table! Such fun pieces you found!

  • YankeeQuilter May 21, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    How fun! I always wonder why I don’t use the fun plates and things that I pick up more often. This gives me inspiration to get them out of the cupboard…thanks,

  • Kayte May 22, 2009 at 12:12 am

    How fun was all this…those plates that are all different are such an interesting idea and I would never in a million years think to buy them, but I LOVE THEM. The monkey pitcher is a lot of fun. Where are the dolls???? Next week…the dollies!

  • ButterYum May 22, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Love the pig cutting board. Are those dogs on the pates? So cute!

  • Mid-Atlantic Martha May 22, 2009 at 1:53 am

    Oh my! I just love everything – great post!

  • Elyse May 22, 2009 at 5:50 am

    Gorgeous tablescape!! I love what you do from week to week!

  • Joyce May 22, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    I was with my daughter and we saw those plates and thought they were so cute but by the time she decided to go back and buy them they were gone. Bet you purchased them:) They are too cute. The Monkey pitcher makes me SMILE. Thanks for sharing your tablescape with me.
    Joyce

  • Wendy May 23, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Love that cutting board. I think my mom had one of those ages ago. I wonder whatever happened to it. I want it!

  • Anya May 25, 2009 at 2:55 am

    I love that pitcher! so cute!

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