Tuesday, August 28, 2012

~A Late Summer Tablescape~ and The Shabby Apple Giveaway Winner!

Happy Monday, Everyone!! As we approach the final weeks of summer, I realized that I hadn't done a tablescape in quite some time. I thought today would be the perfect time to have a little fun and play with my new dishes! 

While out shopping the other day, I stopped in one of my favorite stores, Cost Plus World Market. Many of their tabletop items are currently on sale. I have had my eye on these rattan chargers and knew that it was the perfect time to purchase! These will work beautifully on my tables in the months to come. I also wanted to do a mix of patterns in the dinnerware.

I layered it with a basic white dinner plate. I love the swirls in the border of this one from Mikasa...

On top of this one, I layered a rustic, scalloped edge plate in a creamy yellow...

I love the rusty distressing in the details.

Next, I layered a plate that I also found at World Market. I think this one really picks up the tones that are going to carry me into Fall.  In case you don't remember, I brought the blues into my 
Fall mantel decor.

I love the blues, greens, reds, and golds together!!
There are so many different ways I can use these for Fall.

The dinnerware layers beautifully...

For a simple centerpiece, I filled a bronze bowl with red and green artichokes...

The colors pick up the tones of the dinnerware...

I added a mix of gold water goblets, green wine stems, and crystal flutes...

I love a mix of elements on a table!!

A simple artichoke tops each placesetting.

Crystal votive holders add sparkle...

Large candlesticks anchor the table at each end.

And that's my tablescape for this week!

On a different note, the winner of the 
Shabby Apple $50 Gift Card is...


HONEY of 2805!!!!!


Please check your email for further instructions.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter!!!
I hope you're savoring these last days of summer!
Thanks for stopping by; and have a great day!!
Happy Decorating!!

Linking to:
The Tablescaper-Summer's End Seasonal Sundays
My Romantic Home-Show and Tell Friday
At The Picket Fence-Inspiration Friday
2805: Potpourri Friday
French Country Cottage-Feathered Nest Friday
The Charm of Home-Home Sweet Home
Ivy and Elephants-What's It Wednesday
Between Naps on the Porch-Tablescape Thursday
Imparting Grace-Grace at Home
Kristen's Creations-Share Your Creations
The Style Sisters-Centerpiece Wednesday
Southern Lovely-Show and Share
Savvy Southern Style-Wow Us Wednesday
One More Time-Share it One More Time
Debbiedoo's-Newbie with a Twist Party
A Stroll Thru Life-Table Top Tuesday


  1. Hi darling, oh my goodness. Your table is delightful. The colors are so warm and rich. Love, love, love your creamy swirly plates and those you got from World Market are out of this world gorgeous! You certainly know how to put a centerpiece together. hugs ~lynne~

  2. SO pretty, Shenita!! I love it! You always create the best tablescapes!! :)

  3. In LOVE with the distressed plate but of course it's all beautiful. Great job!

  4. Hi Shenita! Honey, you don't do nuttin' shabby! :) Your table is gorgeous! Love those pretty plates - they're so elegant and your centerpiece is so pretty! I love everything you do and thank you for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. What a lovely tablescape, Shenita. So pretty. The layers and textures go so nice together.

  6. Gorgeous Shenita!! I love those plates you bought at World Market!

  7. Your dishes are lovely and you have pulled together a beautiful and elegant tablescape. Stopping by from TTT.

  8. Great minds, indeed!! I LOVE your dishes, especially that scalloed plate with the rusty detail. I woud love to sit at any table with you. I AM trying to savor these last days of summer, for sure. XO, Pinky

  9. Beautiful! I love all 3 of those plates, but the little birdie is just too cute!

  10. What a beautiful table; dishes, glassware, centerpiece--all of it! I don't know if it was by design or not, but I love the china cabinet door being open! Just great!!

  11. That is a beautiful table setting for Fall! I really like the artichokes used and those new rattan chargers.

  12. That's quite the elaborate tablescape! Wow! Can't decide which plate I like better. I am a lover of white, yet, as previously expressed, the bird on the plate is so cute!

  13. You're a master at layering, Shenita. Beautiful tablescape.

  14. Your tablescape is absolutely beautiful....your china is stunning too!
    Have a great week :o)

  15. Shenita, this is so pretty! I love the rattan chargers and the scalloped edge plates. This is a perfect late summer table. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Your table is so pretty....I love the pretty shades of green! Are y'all getting ready for the storm? Is it headed your way?

  17. Gorgeous....would never have thought to use artichoke....REALLY loved the way you mixed all the colors!

  18. Your tablescape is gorgeous with such a pretty mix of colors and textures! Love the lushness of the total package! I was so involved in the tablescape, I almost missed that you named me as the winner of your giveaway! What a sweet surprise! A new dress!! Yippee!! Thank you; it's so appreciated!

  19. Love how you brought the blue in from the mantle!!! Looks wonderful!

  20. Gorgeous tablescape! I love those dishes! The colors are amazing! I love Cost Plus world Market. I just took a picture there the other day...they have brought back Churchill Transferware in black. So many great dishes there. Congratulations to Honey!

  21. I love the dishes at World Market and have to hold myself back because there is only so much space in the house to store them. I've seen bird plates before and have admired them many times in the store. They look perfect with the jewel tones in your home.

    I forgot to tell you, but your magazine was mailed on Saturday, so you should probably be getting it in the next day or two.

  22. Your tablescape is gorgeous! I love the multi-colored plates from World Market. I've been eyeing those for a long time. Thanks so much for stopping by Posed Perfection today and leaving me a sweet note about my Copper Tray. I hope you'll visit again soon. Have a lovely week!

  23. Beautifully done Shenita!
    I love those new plates and chargers! The artichoke centerpiece, candlesticks and the runner loosly filling the center looks marvelous!
    This is a perfect late summer look!
    Congrats to the gift card winner!

  24. Hi Shenita,
    What a gorgeous tablescape. I love the layered effect with those gorgeous plates and also the rustic chargers. The layering, the textures, the colors, the glass candle holders....they all work together splendidly. Well done. XOXO ~Liz

  25. When's dinner? This looks just gorgeous! And I can't believe you bought the peacock plates at World Market! They look like very expensive china! I'll bet you had fun putting all of this together!
    Have you had a chance to check out www.TheBlogSisters.com yet?

  26. Your tablescape is just amazing! I love the artichoke centerpiece, I just did one for my kitchen table not as good as yours but I have this thing for artichokes. Would love it if you would come by and share at Share it One More Time http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2012/08/features-6-share-it-one-more-time-6-and.html

    1. Thank you so much for linking up...I really do appreciate it.

  27. Shenita, it just doesn't get any better than this! It is gorgeous! The dishes are so beautiful and your centerpiece is stunning!

  28. Your Table is gorgeous, I love the colors. Your center piece is so beautiful.

  29. Shenita,
    What a gorgeous tablescape! I know you're excited about finding your chargers on $ale!!! Sometimes it pays to wait!!! I adore the centerpiece on your table, dear friend! Magnificient!!!

  30. Oh, how I've missed your stuning tablescapes, Shenita! I love all of the layers with different elements that you used. I LOVE the new plates from World Market (and the fact that you're introducing a bit of blue in, too)! The glass votives and tall candlesticks are beautiful.

  31. Stunning tablescape. I love all of the mixture of elements, and those gorgeous candlesticks make such a statement. laurie

  32. Shenita...your table is gorgeous....I love all the beautiful plates and I truly love the one with the gorgeous colors...love that design...I think I need to head off to World Market...the textures and colors of the table are so fabulous...You always set such a pretty table!!...Congrats to Honey!!!

  33. Oh Shenita, I'm loving all the different elements you've used for this beautiful tablescape. The dishes are to die for, my friend. I need to go and get those ratan chargers, they're great and I just saw them in my fav store in my town. Thanks for your visit to see my medallion, I am very happy with it, with the plus that it finishes beautifully the ceiling. Hugs,

  34. Such a lovely table, love the fall look you are using with your new dishes and the artichoke sat on each plate. The centerpiece is perfect for the table and the candlesticks are beautiful on the table. Stunning job.

  35. Your tablescape is beautiful and I love the colors and centerpiece you chose!
    Everything is stunning!

  36. I love these dishes, Shenita! The colors are beautiful.

  37. Hooray! Great to see you back with another wonderful tablescape! I love the dishes!!! I have seen those from World Market here. I remember liking them so much because the bird looks so happy and carefree! Maybe I need to pop in there to see if there are any left on the sale rack! I've been trying very hard to avoid shopping for new things when there is so much stuff that I already have that hasn't been used. It's tough, though...especially this time of year when so much is going on clearance!!! For those round rattan chargers, though, I might have to break my own rule! I like the way you picked up the colors of the dinner plate with your other table elements. The artichokes are a GREAT touch!!!

  38. Gorgeous dishes and what a stunning Centerpiece!! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and enter my giveaway.

  39. I love your table. The layers are fabulous!

  40. I so love pretty dishes. Your table is beautiful. The colors coordinate so well and make this table sing!

    Jocelyn @

  41. Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

  42. Wonderful soft color combinations- love it! Susan at Romancing the Home

  43. Glorious tablescape! I love the new accent plates, and I use my rattan chargers so many times...I know that you are going to enjoy them so much. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  44. Wow! This is GORGEOUS! You always put together the most amazing tablescapes!!! XO, Aimee

  45. Hi, Shenita. I'm stopping over from "Home Sweet Home". I'm running quite late in linking up and checking out the wonderful blogs posted there, but I just had to write and say that I LOVE your tableware! The colorful top plate is so pretty! The colors are exactly what I am using in decorating my house, that I recently moved in to! I love the rustic, distressed plate, too! Thanks for sharing this. It gets me really in the mood to keep decorating, now!! :)

    Ann @ Cairn Cottage (http://cairncottage.blogspot.com/)

  46. Goodness gracious, that's lovely! I think I need to visit World Market--I'm trying to add some blues to my fall decor this year, and those plates are just wonderful!

  47. Love all of your layering! So rich. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Looking forward to having you with me this Sunday.

    - The Tablescaper