Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sunflower Sweet

Welcome to another wonderful Tablescape Thursday!

This party is hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch be sure to visit all of the skilled scapers at the porch!

I have a couple of introductions, found while vacationing last week and some thrifty love too!

This pulchritudinous green stoneware pitcher I found at the GW for $6.98. I know! Right! What a's over my $5.00 limit, but this thing is substantial and flawless!

Next, I'd like to introduce you to my new owl juicer! I have never purchased anything from Anthropologie, but this was so unique, and my sister was sweet enough to buy it for me! Isn't he adorable?

Take a look at my linens, I know these colors are familiar...I use them a lot! Add a sunflower in there and I lurve it! It's my nod to the end of summer and welcoming the up and coming harvest season ( My favorite time of year!)
You've seen my swirly yellow plates before, but please notice the green plates in the most scrumptious shade of green, that just so happens to coordinate wonderfully with the green in the linens! (Big cheesy grin)

Now I don't know about you, but I'm a dipper. Any kind of condiment or sauce has to be contained in the condiment cup...I don't like my ketchup running around the plate when I'm trying to dip my fries!! :)
I bought a couple of different sizes at the place I use to work in NC...just had to visit my old bosses...I still miss them and it's been 5 years!

I put some sunflowers in the pitcher for a centerpiece and tied a little ribbon around the neck.

I've never introduced you to my flatware before...they were a present from my dear MIL...she knows me so well!

Placemat, dirt cheap, $1.88 each (no, I'm not pulling your leg!)

Used my sea grass chargers too...again.

I do have a weakness for glassware...

among other things.....

Did I take enough pictures or what!

Thanks for joining me! It's always a fun party! Looking forward to seeing what you've done this week too!


  1. Your tablescape is wonderful...I love the colors, but I am still not over "pulchritudinous". ????

  2. fabulous pics, LOVE your style! thats one of my fav color combos too when layering. just beautiful!

  3. Michelle you are a girl after my own heart. One who has to put limits on her Goodwill searches and who breaks those limits on occasion when a pretty pitcher like that one pops out at you. One who has a weakness for glassware. If I only had about 6 more cupboards!! Your tablescape is lovely! Happy TT to you!

  4. Such a beautiful summer color combination! I love it!
    Anthropologie is one of my favorite stores, and I love owls! Wish I had seen him last time I was there, you are lucky to have such a sweet sister to gift him to you!
    This was great!
    All the best,

  5. Oh, how I love your tablescape! The colors of your dishes look so cheerful! I love the linens and the sunflowers! Now I would take that littl owl juicer off your hands! Nice job!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  6. Michelle, I LOVE all the wonderful bright and cheery colors of all the dishes and the great sunflowers. That new pitcher is just gorgeous and the placemats are perfect. Great tablescape. Hugs, Marty

  7. Pretty table. That little owl juicer is just the cutest thing!


  8. Michelle...absolutely stunning!!! Fabulous Photos and love the colors! That owl juicer is tooooooo darling as is that gorgis green pitcher. So fun and BOLD.. I LOVE it!

  9. Great post. I love the sunflowers ~ all of them! The owl juicer is too cute! I'll bet he works really well! And I love all your swirly dishes, they are perfect!

  10. What a pretty, cheerful table!

  11. GORGEOUS...GORGEOUS...GORGEOUS!!! I love it so much saying it once was not enough!!! Your dishes, linens and accessories are all beautiful and your photography simply sings!!!

    I could not have passed by that darling owl juicer either!!!


    Happy TT!!!

  12. Absolutely love the sunflowers!

  13. Love that pitcher -- it was a steal at the price even if it was over your "limit" -- a very pretty table -- of course, sunflowers always win my heart!

  14. This is so pretty. I love the sunflowers! Just a darling table!


  15. That is one beautiful table! Have you seen the sunflower pretties in the new Pottery Barn catalog? That's what your gorgeous table reminds me of. Great job!

  16. Michelle, This is my first visit to your blog ~ WOW! I absolutely love it ~ I'll be back. :)

    This tablescape is jaw-droppingingly (is that a word?) GORGEOUS. It's one of my favorite color combinations ~ so warm and inviting. VERY nice.

    And that little owl juicer is just too cute for words!

  17. This was a delightful tour! I lurve the yellow and green: such cheerful colors! The glassware I am wanting to find for myself! The silverware is very elegant. And I LOVE that green pitcher! Beautiful tablescape!

  18. Oh, so pretty! I love the colors and the sunflowers. Just beautiful.


  19. Oh my gosh! So beautiful, as usual! I love the warm colors! I am craving yellow in my house. Maybe I need to go buy some sunflowers.

  20. This is all very pretty!

    The little owl juicer is just too cute!!


  21. Hi Michelle! Your tablescape looks so YUMMY! I mean it too... like sherbet... Mmmmmmm And your little owl juicer! Oh he is adorable!
    You had asked on my blog where I got those placemats with turquoise and birds... I got them on CLEARENCE at Hobby Lobby.... they came with two placemats and the two napkins... for $1.20, I kid you not! And the bowls were from the Dollar Tree for... you guessed it!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Really Rainey~

  22. Such a happy summer ensemble! Sweet and fun!

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  24. I love your photos! Your tablescape is gorgeous, so bright and cheerful. Love the dinnerware and everything sunflower coordinated. Great buy on the pretty pitcher!....Christine

  25. Your photography is wonderful. Looks like a magazine. I love your color combinations and of course nothing says summer like sunflowers. Your flat ware is different and very elegant, I really like it.

  26. Hi Michelle,
    You already know I'm a fan of your work. Great concept, perfect selection of objects to incorporate, and it's photographed in a truly professional manner! Really top-notch ... again!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  27. Very pretty! I love the sunflowers!


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