Thursday, May 10, 2012

May Table Setting

I brought in one of my vintage soda crates 
to use for the centerpiece on our table.
The yellow and blue in the Chinese tea pot 
are the same colors as the Pepsi crate.
 It has 4 sections to fill.
Remixing my things gives me a new look. 
I'm using this vintage flower frog as a 
place card holder.
The dishes are Villeroy & Boch Botanica.
I found a nice thyme plant at Publix.
I've snipped it for several of our favorite
grilled meat marinade recipes:
Flank Steak & Pork Tenderloin
as well as Roast Chicken. I love fresh thyme.
 This section holds extra napkins.
 A votive holder, cocktail napkins, 
a Ball jar filled with tableware, 
and my orchid are in this section.
There's a place for wine, a 
bottle of Pellegrino water, another 
votive light and
 salt & pepper.
Set for two.
The tea set.
The votive glass holders are old insulator 
caps. The metal stands just happen to fit.
I saved the stands when their original
glass cups broke. 
I like these vintage glass 
insulators better. 
I think they make great votive holders.
They give a nice light during dinner.


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  1. Nice reuse of the crate. Love the colors and table display and the glass insulators are super.

  2. This is stunningly beautiful. I love the casualness of the old crate with the elegance of the orchid and dishes by Villeroy & Boch Botanica...The Napkins, the flower flog,the insulators, "that WONDERFUL OLD Chinese Teapot"...I LOVE IT ALL!!!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful table,
    Have a wonderful week,

  3. Oh my Rita!!! How creative you are!!! I love every bit of it. The crate is just wonderful. So impressed with you!

  4. What a beautiful table setting! You've mixed 2 of my favorite colors! Blue & yellow!!! I also love the botanical plates too, I use Conservatory for my every day dishes! Love herbs too, what a great idea to put them in your arrangement!

    Have a great week!

  5. I just love how you mixed everything to give the table both a casual and elegant feel. The vintage crate is fantastic. Love it!

  6. I love the glass insulators as votive holders. The glow is just so inviting.

  7. Rita, that Pepsi crate is a super idea and look how much it holds! That must be old, by the colors of it. What are Pepsi's colors now? red and blue? Love your dishes too.

    1. Do you have a Coca Cola crate too? Love everything in your display. Love all your Longerberger you sell them or been to a lot of home parties? Now days they almost Mock copies of that brand in some of the craft stores.

    2. Yes I do. I've used the Coco Cola crate in a July post recently. I used to sell Longaberger and was my own best customer.

  8. I miss setting a pretty table. Your table setting is beautiful. I LOVE those plates! I ahve some similiar salad plates and salad bowl. I can't WAIT to get back to tablescaping. Love the Pepsi crate and how you filled it. XO, pinky

  9. The insulator caps are such a great idea!! Of course they're better than the plain janes!! Fabulous! Thanks for the ideas on how to use these crates! Love it. ~Zuni

  10. What a beautiful idea!! Loved the way you put together everything.

  11. Love this ~ great tablescape!

    Susan and Bentley

  12. Great idea! Love what you've done!

  13. I love the Pepsi crate and the cheerful yellow theme. It feels so summery and fresh.

  14. Beautiful vignette, Rita! Thanks for sharing your pretty table at the Open House party.

  15. Hi Rita LOVE this!!! all the cubbies work great for display, so wonderful! thanks so much for linking up to Vintage Inspiration!! I'll be featuring this tomorrow on VIF.

  16. So pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  17. I love your tables cape. I have a yellow soda box as well. This reminds me how pretty it is for Spring decorating-I need to go dig it out of the garage! Thanks for sharing.