Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sunshine On My Table

Peeking in carefully lest I wake the blogger gremlin who has been wreaking havoc with my blog for the past few days. UGH. I think I was sent to the corner for putting the words Blogger Schmogger in a recent post.

Well, oops. Won't do that again. blogger schmogger... blogger schmogger...blogger schmogger

I'm just in time to share my first table for the year.  Big surprise... it's a yellow table to go with my theme color for 2012, the Year of  Finding the Sunshine.




I originally set this table a week or so ago for our last family dinner before both our chicks left the nest.

That first table was simpler.

I didn't want to waste the money on fresh flowers that night since no one would be home to enjoy them. I just piled a pedestal with some magnolia leaves and lemons.


The linens are vintage ones I found at a local antique mall last year.  I actually bought them to use on the kitchen table, but I figured I could make them work here too.

I love the pale, butter yellow shade.



Napkin rings are Italian Countryside as are the dishes.




The charger is just a basic Hobby Lobby gold one painted yellow. I sprayed it first with Krylon Fusion then gave it a second coat with some leftover Cowslip 4 from the kitchen walls.



Those yellow sherbet dishes are the only new (to me) thing on the table. I went on a search for yellow and found them at another local antique mall.  I just love vintage dishes and linens. They're kind of my weakness.




I added some lemons and greenery  just because I wanted to. 

And of course,
two small vases of yellow flowers...

and some extra stemware for sparkle.



And that's the way it looks this morning.


I may not have my whole family home to share it with me, but
every time I pass the dining room,


I see a little bit of sunshine.


*****
Sharing this with Tablescape Thursday

65 comments:

Shanee said...

Lovely, calming and happy. Love the table it is the perfect prescription for a gray day. Hope you are adjusting to being without your chicks, have a great day today :)

Denise said...

Love all the sunshine on your table! The lemons and the yellow flowers put just the right amount of punch with those fabulous linens. I want those linens. I also want those napkin rings. Where'd you find them? You need to invite someone over to use this beautiful table. Hint. Hint.

I was having some problems with your blog yesterday and I don't have a blog of my own. Hope they fix it.

Kelli said...

Thanks for sneaking in to share your lovely table and it is a ray of sunshine today. Hope your day is bright and sunny! ((HUGS))

Kelli said...

Also, praying you are surviving the quiet of the house with the chicks away.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

From another vintage dish and linen (and Italian Countryside) lover... Great table! I'm posting a wintery t'scape this week, so your punch of warm sunshine is just what I needed to see about now. I hope you're having a good week.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Debbie,

This is such a pretty table. I love that you took those morning photos with the sunshine streaming in the windows. It's a soft kind of winter sunshine.

I really love your antique yellow sherbets -- they're lovely and VERY unique. I also love the napkins and napkin rings. Italian Countryside is such a classy white pattern for setting a pretty table.

Last of all, I'm SO glad you used lemons. I have always loved lemons, and love to eat or drink anything with lemon. Have always loved fresh lemonade, lemon pound cake, lemon sorbet, and on and on. :-)

Thanks for sharing this cheerful, sunny table and have a great week!

Denise

Debbie said...

Oh I just LOVED this! The yellow just does look like a splash of sunshine...sooo pretty! HUGS

Ann said...

One of these days we'll meet in person and you will have to take me shopping with you! I too LOVE vintage linens but only find bits and pieces in this area. You seem to find the entire sets!

Your table is beautiful as usual and I love the simplicity of it. Very nice.

Cheers!

Amy Kinser said...

It's beautiful and it's happy and it's perfectly you. You bring much sunshine to many!!

Ruby Jean said...

Oh I want to come and sit at the Table and SOAK in the Sunshine.... And maybe Eat a bit... :) I always love seeing your table decorating!!!

Tricia said...

What a wonderful kickoff for your YELLOW year! I immediately fixated on those fabulous yellow sherbets -- they would have come home with ME, had I seen them first! I think the combination of lemons and flowers adds SUCH a lovely touch. And I had not thought of painting chargers (duh!). Love them in yellow!

Angel @ Finding The Inspiring said...

This is a absolutely lovely tablescape and I can see the sunshine too!!!

Hope you can make it to my place on Friday (for the new bloghop) to spread some more sunshine. :)

www.findingtheinspiring.blogspot.com

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Very pretty Debbie...glad your gleaming again!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Well I am a huge yellow fan so this is just perfect for me. I love the napkins and the flowers are such a pretty touch.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Starting out the year right with your yellow and sunshine...it is great! It just makes me smile looking at it and makes me want to go run and set my table also.

Just beautiful and I hope it warms your spirit each time you pass it...so, so pretty

Gaby said...

You have such an eye for beauty! I love the lemon centerpiece! And all things yellow this year, right? I love seeing your pictures and I covet (I have to confess) that talent. You would be embarrassed about my tables so I may never have you over ;)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

SO PRETTY Debbie -- love that sunshiney yellow :)

Blessings!
Gail

Barbara F. said...

A beautiful sunny happy 'scape, Debbie. I do love the Italian Countryside dishes, can't really justify them for myself now maybe one day. I love antique linens. Now and again I treat myself to some napkins or a little something. xo

Nezzy said...

What an exquisite sunny table settin' sweetie. 'Just stunnin'!!!

You always do such a bang up job.

Have a fantastically blessed day my friend!!! :o)

Sarah (Nikki) said...

It all looks so soft and elegant and a bit of sunshine is exactly what we need up here. It's freezing. Have a great rest of the week creative lady.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Yea!! Yea!! Yea!! Commenting is possible again! Love the pop-up! Thank you!

That table brings a breath of spring when I see it!! Beautiful job, Debbie!

Okay, about the Rock and the Mom Place: I know you are sooooo very proud of your daughter!! And, I know you raised her to soar on her wings! But, I also know you just need a hug. {{{BIG HUGS}}} coming your way! blessings ~ Tanna

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Pretty table Debbie! Lovin' the linens and your great new sherbets-enjoy:@)

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Yellow ... one of my flavorite colors and I looooove how you used it. (())

Ginger said...

Love it...and "cowslip 3" is on my bedroom walls; it's gorgeous in early morning sunshine!

Chatty Crone said...

Every time I look at that picture - pictures I see lots of sunshine. Gorgeous - I love that pale yellow too. And the sherbert glasses. Sandie

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi Debbie, I know what you mean, my two little chicks have gone too, and I have felt a little down, so a little sunshine was just what the dr. ordered!! My daughter is planning to move to NY city, (I am in VA, closer to your daughter), and I know EXACTLY how you feel--that in between place. She just got back from spending a few days there, and is more determined than ever. (sigh) Anyway, back to tables, I am amazed at how crisp and clear your photos are!! They are just beautiful! The vintage cloth and napkins are oh so pretty, they look great with the Italian Countryside dishes. I will be thinking of you, I'm sure your daughter will be great at her new job, very exciting! Hang in there...

xinex said...

Oh I love this tablescape, Debbie. It will brighten anybody's day. Love the yellows and how clever for you to paint the chargers. They turned out really pretty....Christine

Kathe said...

Well, looks like great minds think alike! I did a lemony table too! I love yours. It feels so breathtakingly fresh and summery!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Debbie -- sorry about your blogger schmogger woahs. My computer died and I am using an incredibly horrible borrowed one -- it doesn't like most blogs and sometimes it pretends to like a blog and then after you have written a really pithy comment it will shut down on you so hopefully I can get through to you. I tried to post the other day about dropping your daughter off in Washington, D.C, -- what a fabulous experience she is in for! I love this table and the cheeriness it brings. Finding the Sunshine is an awesome motto for the year. I have some sherbets like that, but they are more of an amber color. I have used lemons to as a centerpiece. They are so functional, delicious and beautiful. Joni

Robin said...

Great table! I just love that butter yellow color and mixing the vintage in makes it so interesting too. I have bought chargers with the intention of paiting them but haven't tried it yet. Yours turned out great! I'm definitely trying it out now. Thanks!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Marlis said...

your table is a perfect ray of sunshine! Your linens are fabulous. love that shade of yellow. The little compotes are darling. Great table.. xo marlis

Crickit said...

Beautiful table scape! Very warm and inviting.

I am loving the yellow! Great Choice!

vignette design said...

Glad to discover your blog. Your photography really brings your yellow and white table to life. So fresh and crisp. Perfect for January! From your newest follower.
~Delores

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I really, really like this table. Now, let me tell you what I like--first: the napkins--love their color, their texture. The tablecloth--a square not covering the whole table. I like to do that a lot, and that way I get to enjoy the look and feel of the wood too. The whole tablescape. The lemons. The yellow sherbets. And I'm not even much of a yellow fan!! I'm your newest follower! Stop by my "nest" when you can. :)

elizabeth said...

Beautiful table my friend...I really love the napkins!

Mary said...

Debbie~ I love your sunshiny yellow table...so bright & cheery and just the Rx for a dreary January! I love your yellow serbets serving up lemons too!

I hope your daughter's Capitol Hill shoes are just the right size for her :)

Online Parenting Class said...

it's lovely and sunny=)

Miss Char said...

This table is so pretty Debbie, the yellow just looks so fresh especially with the lemons. I'm so green with envy that you can just step out and pick some magnolia leaves for a table. I have to spend $$$to get them up here. Thanks for sharing your sunny yellow table.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Your table looks like sunshine, for sure. I love that shade of yellow, not too bright just lovely. How smart to spray paint the chargers because it's difficult to find ones that match. I would love to have you add this to my party. There is still plenty of time. Come if you can!---- Shannon

Christine said...

Just the right POP of color for this time of the year.
Butter Yellow, Lemon Yellow, just yellow is so inviting.

I'm still having blogging problems and I didn't even mention it.
blogger schmogger...blogger schmogger!!!

Gayle said...

I love this table, Debbie. Love the napkins and everything else. I just don't know where all you tablescapers store all those dishes!!

Karen said...

beautiful ~ yellow is my fav! Enjoyed playing a little catch-up on your latest blog posts. Hope you are adjusting to the daughter's big move! Congratulations to her.

Tanya@takesix said...

Sunshine is exactly right...such a bright and cheery table. I bought some cheap chargers to spray paint as well!!! Now, for me, lemons would be more expensive than flowers for a centerpiece! ;0)

no spring chicken said...

Subtle. Elegant. Just right for these quiet post holiday gatherings.

Blessings, Debbie

Sharon said...

So cheerful! As one of your resident Invisible People, I'm sitting down for breakfast. My order? Why, eggs sunny side up, of course!

By the way, have you posted a final "reveal" on the new dining room? If you did, I must have had a senior moment (it's more like senior hours lately) -

You know, maybe you also picked YELLOW this year as your theme because it will continue to remind you of those two chicks (baby chickens, not *chicks*) of yours. I've learned that "out of the nest" doesn't mean that they are EVER out of our hearts - and it's the same with them. Mom lives inside in a very special place...

xo

Anonymous said...

Ohhh..."under the Tuscan Sun already."

Wow.

Patti said...

Oh, Debbie, your tablescape is beyond lovely...and just what I needed today. I am about to go insane with the cold and lack of sunshine/green things of winter. We can't move back to Florida quickly enough for me!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful table. And for what it's worth, I think the lemons and magnolia leaves are every bit as beautiful as a bouquet of flowers.

Love,
Patti

Marigene said...

Beautiful soothing table, Debbie. Love the soft looking vintage linens. Lemons always make me smile...

lulumusing said...

You do indeed have sunshine on your table, and the lemon in the sherbet dish is a great touch.

FrouFrouBritches said...

I love the lemons on the pedastool. I bet it smells fantastic sitting around that table! The stemware is fabulous. It looks a lot like what I picked out for my wedding and got exactly two glasses. Love that silverware too! Is it Oneida Act I? It's also one of my favorites.

Alycia Nichols said...

You are SUCH a smart, smart girl for whipping out the paint on those chargers! I should do the same! There are a lot of colors I would love to have but just have not been able to find. (Although I did finally find lilac ones at Michael's recently.) I think I'll be doing some painting when the temperatures start to rise around here. LOVE the sunshiny yellow, and really love your 2012 theme of Finding the Sunshine! The lemon tower on the pedestal looks fab! And I love what you did in the compotes!!!!!!!!! Right on, Miss Debbie! Happy 2012!!!

Tess said...

Beautiful sunshine-y table! Love the napkins and your crystal is beautiful too.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is beautiful with the yellow and white, love the lemons and greenery and the yellow flowers with the white dishes Gorgeous.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape and my Kitchen. I hope you have a wonderful weekend coming up with your family.
XXOO Diane

Sonja said...

This table makes me happy!!

Blogger schmogger does NOT! Having the same issues, and since I don't know how to fix them, I hope I don't disappear. :(

Entertaining Women said...

Love this table! The yellow jacquard linens are such a wonderful find. Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Babs said...

Debbie, LOVE LOVE it!! The lemony yellow is delicious and I'm borrowing your idea to paint the chargers. Love that shade of yellow. I have the same ones in gold which I've never used.
What a great find in the sherbet dishes and tables linens.And the napkins are ironed to perfection. I'm one of those people who loves to iron table linens. Go figure. :)
Have a great weekend,
Babs

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You know I love, love, love this yellow tablescape!! I want those yellow sherbets, and the linens!!! I want it all!!

Have a sunshiney day!

Katherine

CAL said...

Our last trip to Tennessee I boldly cut leaves from a Magnolia tree that was in front of our hotel. Hubby threatened to call security as I quickly shoved them in the car.

Your tablescape reminded me of my crime and confession is the only salvation at this point.

Love the lemons and the lovely magnolia leaves tablescape even if it did make me feel guilty.

Mary Dee said...

I like even numbers (60) and this table! pretty pretty!

Denise said...

Such a beautiful table.

CJ said...

Spraying the chargers yellow is an inspiring idea! Can't wait to try it. Love your theme, and know that you will find the sunshine because you will be intentional about doing it daily. Me too! Thanks for the ideas. ~CJ

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

It IS a table of sunshine! I love those napkins, and your dining room is so pretty. You are so clever to paint your chargers. I keep saying I'm going to do that, but somehow, I never get around to it. Lovely table. laurie

SavannahGranny said...

So beautiful. I am so glad you are looking for sunshine, cuz this sure is pretty. Love the napkins and the lemons look so fresh and pretty. My living room and foyer are cowslip 3. Love that color palete.
Have a great week, Blessings, Ginger

Anonymous said...

I love this table! It is definitely one of my favorites!

Debbie said...

I see lots of sunshine on your table. It's beautiful! I came by to say hello after reading your comment on Deb's Dribble. You mentioned that Janette who won the giveaway is one of your favorite bloggers. I had to come by and say I feel the same way about her.

blessings,
Debbie

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