Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Red Tablescape

Yesterday I gave you a sneak peak at the red tablescape I had put together. I had a lot of fun and as I said yesterday I have learnt to shop the house!

I had bought these cute napkins a couple of weeks ago and they were the start of my table. They were 50c each and the only thing I purchased so I was very pleased to be able to put this together in a colour I don't normally use - it is amazing how china looks so different in other colour combinations.

I have a few pieces of red transferware which I have teamed with some pretty cups and saucers. The white chargers were purchased a few months ago for only $10 each - it is such a shame there were only two in the shop!!

Most of this china was found in second hand shops or kindly given to me by my mum.

I have used pretty red and white tealight candles along the centre of the table.

I just love layering lots of different plates - I think it's just like unwrapping a present to see what's underneath..

The table runner was another piece of fabric from my quilting fabric stash - lucky I am able to use it in tablescapes as I haven't being doing much quilting lately.

Even though I don't drink red wine (my kids tell me I need to practice this!!) I really love these glasses. I bought them a few years ago to use at Christmas.

The clear handled flat ware matches the vellum paper I have covered the tealight candle holders with.

I had this lovely urn given to me for a birthday from a very dear friend and I wanted to use it with the white candles but I couldn't get them to stand up properly so the only thing I could find to use was the dark red apples from the fruit bowl!!

What is it about candle light that makes everything seem so special??


I'm joining Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
Lady Katherine@Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor
Wanda Lee@The Plumed Pen
Martha's Favorite
Sandi@Rose Chintz Cottage
andPamela@Silken Purse for all the fabulous tea parties.


Beth said...

Suzy, I LOVE your red transferware! It looks fabulous with your red table runner. Very, very pretty tablescape!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Suzy, girl this looks so pretty I love the way you did the candle and those beautiful red wine glasses WOW!! love them..Thanks for sharing this fun post...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

Hi Suzy! Oh, what a pretty red table setting you've put together! I love your mix of dishes and the napkins look great how you've used them. Your centerpiece looks wonderful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Suzy,
I am so pleased to have you join me for Tea Time Tuesday again today. I adore red transferware and it is one of my favourites. Your red and white is stunning; love the plates! Your tea table is a treat to the eye; thank you for sharing. I noticed you have me down as 'Sandi My Yellow Door' please change it to 'Sandi @ Rose Chintz Cottage.' Wishing you a beautiful day.


ShutterNinja said...

Those are beautiful dishes! I love red and white glass!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Your red transferwear is so lovely. I'm specially fond of the little flowered plate. The one with the big flowers in the center, stunning! Haven't seen any of those around these parts.

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Suzy Q!! I'm a Susie too and have often been called Susie Q. It's so nice to meet you. I love your red transferware!! Come by and visit me sometime.

Susan and Bentley

Kim, USA said...

Wow impressive table scape you've made. Really beautiful and classy! Happy RT!


bj said...

What a beautiful RED table scape. i just LOVE your dishes. The glasses are pretty, too.
Yes, candle light is just so magical.
xo bj

Nancy's Notes said...

Susy, what a beautiful tablescape! Your china is just incredible, I am a china addict and I instantly fell in love with your pieces, the tea cup and saucer is precious!

I found you at Marty's Tablescape Tuesday, I joined too.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how perfect. I love the red transferware with the red rose pattern cups. The napkins, your linens and the little tealights are all so pretty. The hurrican with the apples and the candle is such a clever idea and so beautiful. A lovely table. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The red and white of your tea table is just lovely.

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow! I just love the red. Everything looks stunning! Thank you so much for being a part of Tea Cup Tuesday. I promise to do better next week with "Mr. Linky". Blessings, Martha

Atticmag said...

Red transferware sets a perfect table for tea and for everything else. Just wonderful. Jane

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Oh, I love red accents!


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love transferware and the red and white combination is always so cheerful.

Marigene said...

That is an impressive red and white table, Suzy...I love all the transferware. Have a great weekend.

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

So pretty! I absolutely love those large white charger plates! Your candle centerpiece turned out fantastic with the addition of the apples - sometimes "function" provides "decoration"!


Lisa B. said...

I love the red. Your table is my favorite. It speaks romance, home and comfort to me.

Tricia said...

Your red and white table is so pretty! I like the way you "built" your centerpiece, too!

Sharon Haynie said...

So gorgeous! I love that red transferware and the way you've set the table. thanks for sharing with us!

Miss Merry said...

Your transferware is so pretty. And I agree, the layering is terrific. What a pretty table!


Hi, What a beautiful tablescape, I love all your red and the use of the apples with your candles! Thank you for sharing!

Lemon Lane Studio said...

I love all the reds mixed together. This is such a pretty setting and that centerpiece is terrific.