Sunday, May 18, 2014

Life is Special. . . and A Spring Tablescape

Do we sometimes forget how special life is? How special our friends and family are. We know everyday is a gift from God but sometimes we forget to notice how special life is. 

We are usually pretty busy in our everyday lives and don't often notice the beauty around us. It might be an iris in your yard.

Or a clematis bloom on a trellis that reminds us how special life is. 

Spending time with friends is always special too. Today I am sharing a tablescape for special friends.

This table could be for friends that I see everyday

or friends that I don't see often but are so very special.

It's their friendship that makes it special. 

The table is cheery and bright with an April Cornell tablecloth. She always designs beautiful patterns and borders.

A stack of Bordallo Pinheiro dinnerware.

Matching napkins tied with a ribbon to resemble a bow tucked under the bowl. 

A centerpiece of white geraniums in a white  planter.

The table is ready and now I'm waiting for my friends to arrive. But most of all just remember: 

Life is Special with Friends Like You.

                     - Judy

Linking to:
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Make-It-Pretty Monday’s at The Dedicated House
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Metamorphosis Monday@ Between Naps on the Porch
Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life
Mosaic Monday
Table It @Rustic and Refined - Mondays at 7

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House

WowUs Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Let's Dish  at Cuisine Kathleen on Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday

Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Tablescape Thursday@ Between Naps on the Porch
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home on Thursday

Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday

Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
Three Mango Seeds It's Party Time on Sundays


  1. Judy, as always, this is such a lovely setting! Love the color scheme and the pattern of the tablecloth and napkins. Very pretty!

  2. Ok, if those gorgeous cabbage plates turn up missing? It wasn't me that borrowed them w/o permission....nope, not me! Beautiful tablescape...Love the colors you used.
    Thanks so much for joining us at the Table It Link Party!

  3. Gorgeous table!! I love the April Cornell tablecloth, just love the colors. You dressed her table cloth perfectly with your fabulous cabbage plates. The green and pink goblets are a great compliment. Just love the whole thing!!

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love all of your veggie dishes and the different colors mixed together are wonderful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me

  5. I just love that dinnerware, and you matched it with the perfect tablecloth. Lovely!
    Dawn @ We Call It
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  6. Beautiful table! So true, we often stay too busy to notice those things and people that are most important.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  7. What a beautiful table, Judy! Love the AC tablecloth...yes, she does have the best fabrics. Your stemware is gorgeous, too.
    We must think alike, I have been collecting green, pink and white BP cabbage dishes, too! I am trying to get service for 12 of each...almost there.
    Have a great week!

  8. Beautiful table and very sweet sentiment!

  9. So so pretty, I just love those colors [and the sentiment!]

  10. Judy,
    This "Special Friends" Tablescape is such a welcoming extension of your affection! I'm sure your guests "friends" felt the effect as they sat around your lovely table.
    You have an amazing Bordallo Pinheiro collection. Those dishes combined with April Cornell's tablecloth makes such a feminine appeal!!!
    Simply divine!!!

  11. So true! We need to remember how special life is and certainly, sitting at a lovely table like this with friends would be a wonderful reminder! Love the colour combo! Your geranium centerpiece is terrific and I like how you put it on the little white tray-plate.


  12. a sweet reminder not to take life for granted. Another lovely table my friend. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

  13. Seriously coveting that wonderful tablecloth...lovely table! Your plates are perfect and love how everything works together.

  14. The stacked plates are so cool, I haven't seen the pink and white cabbage plates. They look beautiful against on the tablecloth.

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