Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Black and White and Green All Over

It's been a busy week. I'm trying to finish up a couple of jobs and get ready for my trip to France on Saturday, so I hope y'all will forgive me for not creating a new tablescape. Once again I've gone to my picture stash of tables that Connie, Glenda and I have done for our church tablescape event. And since this one has a Halloween theme, you'll just have to save the pictures on your hard drive if you want them for future reference.

Connie already had the black and white transferware dishes, so we decided to use that as our inspiration. With that idea in place, we traveled to Oneonta where Connie knew of a fabric store with some great prices. Fortunately, the black and white toile was there just waiting for us, and we liked the idea of the green trimmed in black for an overlay. Connie is very talented with a sewing machine, so she made both the round table cloth and the overlay.

Since the toile featured roosters, we decided to use a couple in our centerpiece. We grouped them with white and orange pumpkins and added the three hurricanes to hold candles. These hurricanes are very versatile, since both the top and bottom sections are hollow. We used dried green split peas in the bottom and candy corn in the top for added color.

The challenge was how to keep the split peas in the bottom while we turned them over and positioned them on the table. The answer was Press 'N Seal. After filling the bottom section with the split peas, we covered the opening with Press 'N Seal, bringing it up the sides. After we placed the hurricanes on the table, we folded the Press 'N Seal down and trimmed off the excess.

At each place we used the black and white transferware dishes, clear goblets, my Towle hotel stainless and black and white polka dot napkins with silver napkin rings. For our placecards, we stuck a black chenille pipe cleaner into a miniature pumpkin, making a loop to hold the namecard. Colorful and inexpensive.

For more tablescape ideas, be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. You are certain to find lots to inspire you.








40 comments:

Entertain Exchange said...

Love everything about it! Great use of prints, textures and colors.

Cynthia said...

This is so lovely. You are all so talented at this church tablescaping. So many wonderful colors and so cute rooster. Cindy

Barbara said...

I love that table. Thank you for stopppin by.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

What can I say, love the black nd white transfer dishes and the whole setting is outstanding.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. We had 2 "Dime Stores" or "5 and dime's" WooWorth and TG&Y. I miss them also.

susan said...

Those hurricanes with the split peas and candy corn are genius!! I love the balck and white toile. Love all your details!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kathy, your church is so fortunate to have the three of you creative ladies! This doesn't really just have to be Halloween. It really is just lovely. Have a wonderful trip. I'm so jealous. laurie

susan said...

And I forgot, Have a great trip!

Marie said...

Oooh, I love the black and white toile dishes...and adding the green is a great background. Well done ladies!
-marie

once in a blue moon... said...

it looks terrific! have a great trip~

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Kathy! Wow! Wow! Wow! That table is simply beautiful! I saved each pic for inspiration. Loved the pea/candy corn filled candleholders - thats my fave! thanks so much for sharing! Blessings, Barb

Mama said...

Hi Kathy, I am so happy you posted this tablescape I love, love, love it. hope you have a wonderful time in France. Bon Voyage, Kathy

Domestic Designer said...

Oh I love it! Everything is just perfect and so creative! Have a great time in France and have a great Thursday!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Beautiful! What a masterpiece. Love the black and white with the green and the candlesticks! LOVE IT!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Beautiful table....love the black and white with the orange!

xinex said...

Beautiful halloween tablescape, Kathy! The orange and green pop against the black and white. I am so jealous you are going to France. But I hope you have you have a fun and safe trip!...Christine

Joyce said...

Hi...Just clicked over thru a commenter on another blog I read. You have a lovely blog with some great ideas for decorating.

Where in France will you be visiting? My husband is in France as I write this...we are Americans living in the UK for the past 6 years.

Have a wonderful trip!

Martha said...

A very pretty table -- love the candlesticks with candy and peas. The black and white dishes and the black and white tablecloth.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful!! I love the colors!

Victorian Garden Gourmet said...

Your table just pops! I love black and white toile. I use it for my herb festival display tables. The rooster is gorgeous-is he Fitz & Floyd? Your hurricanes are just plain fun! excellent job!
Kate

Leigh of said...

Mr friend, THAT is my favorite tablescape of yours. I LOVE IT!!!!!
Leigh,
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

prof en retraite said...

I love the tablescape!! Teh color combination is gorgeous!! Have fun on your trip to France! Can you slip me in your suitcase? I can translate!! hugs...Debbie

ann said...

France?Bring me something pretty!ha.
Halloween or not,I LOVE THOSE DISHES.They are gorgeous.These are really very well done.
Have fun in France,be safe...Ann

Janie's World said...

Fabulous table!!! So many great ideas. Your friend could make a fortune selling her tablecloths, she has great talent!

P.S. Have fun in France!

Raggedy Girl said...

Just a beautiful setting and I love the colors.

Have a Thankful Thursday
from the Raggedy Roberta Anne

Zoey said...

Love that table--especially the candy corn hurricane centerpieces.

Bo said...

Fabulous combo of patterns, textures & colors! Thanks for showing this tablescape...it is full of great ideas..
Going to France??? Lucky you...have a great trip! ;-) Bo

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is certainly a "keeper"! Love the look - Elegant Halloween.
Have a wonderful trip. Can't wait to hear about it upon your return.

Kathleen said...

That is lovely! Your friend did a great job on the tablecloths..The transfer ware is beautiful.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a cute tablescape!

Kim Chalfant said...

I love the green with the black & white toile. And I love the hurricanes with the split peas & candy corn. You are very ingenious with the press & seal. I would have never thought of that.

dana said...

I loved the clever idea of the Press n Seal!!! The tablescape was wonderful!

I gather from your comment on my post about MIZZOU (about Mike Anderson--and we LOVE that man!) you are from Arkansas! I was born in Batesville and lived in the Mtn. View area until I was nearly five (a gazillion years ago!). I still have lots of relatives in that area--so I love the Razorbacks, too!

Have a wonderful trip and be safe! Dana

Sue said...

Great table...I love that big table cover, it's beautiful....And I wanted to stop by and wish you a wonderful safe trip this Saturday....Can't wait to see all the pictures when you get back!!
Sue.

Melissa Miller said...

Kathy this is beautiful!

I love the Black and White dishes and the candy corns.

Lovely TT! ;)

Florida Sue said...

You are just amazing. Have a wonderful trip. "Mangez bien, riez souvent, aimez beaucoup."

Dream Mom said...

Oh, I just love the black and white transferware dishes. And the toile tablecloth is divine. So many creative ideas here. What I loved the most was how you created such a fun table for Halloween that was actually beautiful and not garish. Loved the candy corn hurricanes!

Cass said...

What great ideas for a Halloween table that isn't full of skeletons and spiders! Love it. I really like the glass hurricanes, and the candy corn. Clever way of keeping the split peas in place, too!
Thanks... and bon voyage!
Cass

char72 said...

This is so pretty. Makes me wish it was Halloween.
Charlotte

JudyBug said...

Beautiful table! Gosh, I wish I had a sewing machine to do linens. I love the green, black and white mix!

JudyBug

marty39 said...

What a gorgeous tablesetting. So nice to see something different. I love the transferwarea and all the chickens. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

Joy said...

How beautiful. Love the transferware and the candles with
candy corn around them. Great details!