Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Power of Pink

I know this is not Pink Saturday, but today for Tablescape Thursday I want to share with you another table that Connie, Glenda and I did for our church tablescape event. 2006 was the year that two of our friends had died of breast cancer, so we decided to honor them with our table by using a pink and cream theme with silver accents.

First we covered the table with a round cream cloth and draped the same fabric over the chair backs, accenting each chair with a pink ribbon.

The china is Old Britain Castles Pink by Johnson Brothers set on fluted silver chargers, and the flatware is Towle Hotel Stainless. I had collected the goblets on eBay over a period of several months. They are Kings Crown by Tiffin with a cranberry flashing and work perfectly with the Old Britain Castles. Places were marked with pale pink napkins that were secured with silver frame napkin rings, and each guest took home a bag of pink jelly beans.

In the center of the table we used tall silver candleholders with cream colored candles and bunched pink roses in a collection of Old Britain Castles pitchers. Finally, we scattered pink rose petals on the table and added a picture of each of our friends in silver frames.

For the dinner that evening, Glenda, Connie and I donned our pink and pearls and joined other friends to celebrate the lives of Fran and Nan.


Susan at Between Naps on the Porch would love for you to stop by to see what other tablescapes are in store for you this Thursday. You are certain to get some great ideas.

32 comments:

ellen b said...

Kathy! This table is just fabulous. So pretty. I love every detail!! happy TT to you...

susan said...

What a beautiful tribute to your friends!

santamaker said...

This was so soft and pretty. The pink flowers and the covered chairs with ribbons. It looks amazing.

Barbara said...

love pink and the round tables.

Valerie said...

Beautiful! What a fabulous tribute honoring the lives of your friends!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Pretty in pink. It looks like everyone is happy to be sitting at your table and isn't that the goal afterall? I love the covered chairs too. Happy Tablescape Thursday!

xinex said...

Beautiful tablescape and how thoughtful of you to honor your dearly departed friends...Christine

Shelia said...

Oh, I love your pink table and how you've dressed it! The reasoning behind it was wonderful!
Be a sweetie,
shelia :0

Deb said...

Very beautiful! and you ladies, lovely!, for putting together a great tribute! Deb

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Kathy this is so pretty. I love the chair covers...beautiful. And the table is beautiful as well. Very well put together and what a memorable occasion. I love what you did...so pretty.
Blessings,
Debbie

ceekay said...

I love all the pink! What a wonderful memory to your friends.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

When I first saw your picture, I thought you were going to say it was a wedding reception. It's beautiful. Sorry to hear about your friend. What a wonderful way to honor her memory. Blessings.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh this is just lovely! What a beautiful way to remember your friends.

Barb said...

Kathy,
Beautiful pink table.
What a lovely affair it looks like you had.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

carolinajewel said...

A gorgeous table and a lovely tribute! I love that stemware. It is perfect with the British Castles. :D Jewel

Candy said...

Sad occasion, beautiful celebration of life.
Blessings, Candy

Teacup Mosaics said...

Such a lovely event, a beautiful way to honor your friends.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Kathy, this was a beautiful table to honor your friends!
Have a fabulous day!
;-D

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

This is wonderful and beautiful from the inside out! What a pretty table for a wonderful cause and to show your love for your friends! Thank you for sharing! Lauralu :)

Kathleen said...

I love that table! I wish they had events like that here..so much fun to see all the different table..
And what a wonderful tribute to your friend..
I just bought some of the British Castle...
Thanks for your visit!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Fabulous table, Kathy!

Chandy said...

Such a beautiful table for a beautiful cause!

Janie's World said...

What beautiful inspiration for a tablescape! It was so wonderful that you could honor your friends. Awesome!

Leigh of said...

Kathy! That tablescape is divine! I lov eit. Very femine. Great job!
Hey I realized we must be neighbors. I live in the Ham too. I live in Helena. My dad is a developer. WE have much in common!
Great tablescape.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love new friends!

Leigh
Tales From Bloggeritaville
lbratina.blogspot.com

Mary said...

What a pretty table! That is one of my favorite china patterns. Love it with the covered chairs and the silver chargers and the pink flowers... beautiful!

Dream Mom said...

What a beautiful tribute to your friends. I bet they were smiling down on you.

The china is beautiful. I love the pink roses and the silver candlesticks. The whole table is just breathtaking. Thanks for sharing it with us. I think this is my favorite tablescape so far!

lvroftiques said...

What an absolutely beautiful tablescape!! And what a lovely tribute! Vanna

Kim Chalfant said...

Beautiful tablescape & such a lovely way to remember your friends.

Susan said...

Beautiful table! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Melissa Wertz said...

Lovely table. Wonderful tribute!

Cynthia said...

Kathy,
this is a stunning table, with such beautiful pink accents and a beautiful story to go with it. Thanks for sharing this tear jerker with us, Cindy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lovely table. laurie