Saturday, January 16, 2010

Red Hot Summer Colours

Today I have set a pretty table with really bright colours - so not my style but I'm thinking it will be great outside in the pergola. These are the placemats I purchased while in Perth recently from Myer(our big department store) in their after Christmas sale.

The red napkins I have had for ages and the cute little tealights come in a pack of four -yellow and orange ones too!! I tied my flatware up with a piece of ribbon -that's not so easy to get them to sit nicely!

The red china is new - on special in Perth last week! It is by Maxwell and Williams and is an Australian company who also produce a lot of white tableware.

I have mixed this with some purple side plates I have had for ages. The colours look very Moroccan to me - what do you think? (Not that I have been there!)

Once again I was stuck with the centrepiece - I had these purple candles which had been used- what does everyone else do with used candles - use them again or throw them out?? I'm not sure what the 'right' thing to do is. Anyway I didn't have any new ones so I had to use these but as the wick was a little way down I popped a new tealight into the candle and that seemed to work fine.

I also added my green water jug and purple and green tumblers which I had already bought for summer - they seem to work perfectly I think!

These cute little tumblers are from Ikea - I think the pattern on them is so cool for the summer!

Lastly I added my red stemmed glasses - I usually use them only at Christmas so it is wonderful to be able to combine them in this tablescape.

This is going to be my last post for a while - I am going on a cruise with my Mum and two sisters tomorrow so will be away for about 10 days. I'm hoping there will be some wonderful tablescapes for me to share with you from my holiday when I return.
Until next time,



Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the bright cheerful colors. They are just wonderful. Your placemats and dishes are all perfect. What a great idea to put the tea lights in the used candles. I love that idea. Hope you have a great time on the cruise. Hugs, marty

Unknown said...

Great colors....such a fun table!!


Marigene said...

Wow, that is one bright and cheery table! I ♥ it!

Anonymous said...

Hot and very cheerful, indeed!

TY for giving me the feeling of summer.

TY for sharing.

Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden

kayellen said...

What a fun and festive Table~~~
Have a wonderful getaway too!