Monday, February 17, 2014

Tree Frog Table For One

Every once in a while, Pat pulls something off one of my shelves and comes up with some really fun and unique tablescapes. That's what happened today. I challenged her to set a table using a placemat that we have had for a very long time, and in less that ten minutes, she had most of the table together. Her inspiration? It wasn't the placemat. It was:


Over view of the table

The place setting

Flatware is "Silver Tear" by Gourmet Settings

Pat used bright colors - Shamrock and Peacock Fiesta

This is the placemat that I challenged Pat with

This very unusual handmade votive holder was a gift to Pat

Pat found matching napkin rings at Bed, Bath, and Beyond

Pat used a green candle on this side of Donald to balance the table

I heard Pat washing something in the sink this morning. She found these rocks in one of my garden beds (table d├ęcor can come from anywhere.....) 

One last look
Where it came from:
Leaf Placemat - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Flatware - "Silver Tear" by Gourmet Settings from TJMaxx
Peacock and Shamrock Dinnerware - Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's and Macy's
Beige Napkin - Pier 1
Glassware - Pier 1 several years ago
Wood-like Napkin Ring - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Wood Rounds Votive Holder - Handmade and gifted to Pat
Candle and Votives - Michael's
Donald - Pierson's Building Center (our local hardware store)

We will be joining Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" this Thursday:


  1. Donald is almost as cute as this tablescape. Love the colors of the Fiesta ware!! Always such attention to details!

  2. Kermit the frog may not think it's easy being green, but Donald seems to have no problems with it if he can even inspire a whimsical tablescape. The swirly pattern on the glasses even seem to match his froggy skin. I love Pat's creativity here!

  3. Donald is just adorable! I love it! I'm new to your blog and glad I stopped by!

  4. If you kiss Donald does he turned in to a Prince!!!!!! So cute and colorful.

  5. Such a happy setting! Sooo colorful and full of whimsy. You both must have so much fun coming up with these ideas and always coming up with a creative, artistic tables. It's such a pleasure to visit both your sites. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch