after the storm

after the storm
Welcome autumn!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

ladybug picnic...






Isn’t it great how a little addition of salad plates can perk up things you already own? The hand painted details and raised ladybug were impossible to resist.



When I bought the plates, I was sure I would use them with a shade of green. I have several and all of them look good with the ladybugs. I also tried them with red plates which also looked good. When I tried the yellow, it just seemed to pop and set that summery mood.
These black wire candlesticks are so versatile. I have used them for formal and informal settings. I have little bits of red in my kitchen and this plant sits on the windowsill. I added a few black dots to the pot to make it look "ladybugish".

37 comments:

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

love it! love it so much i already own them too... anything garden i gotta have! i was just looking at the ladybug bread i made too, great minds think alike~

beautiful table, best bug in town!

A Hint of Home said...

Your dishes are so cute. I love the ladybug theme. Great idea to paint the dots on the container.
I browsed your blog and loved your other tablescape, as well.

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely tablescape. I love the ladybug design. Very cute!

hip chick said...

looks like a lovely setting for a nice bite of lunch.

nancycreative said...

What a fun picnic setting! Those ladybug plates are really cute!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

So cute! I love the ladybug plates, and you're right, they really pop on the yellow dinner plates. Great idea to add spots to the planter to make it "ladybugish"! Love it!

Melissa Miller said...

How precious Barbara! I love the darling ladybug plates. You created a tablescape bursting with charm and whimsy. Adorable & fun!

Blessings to you sweet friend.
~Melissa :)

vignette design said...

Cute ladybug plates and great wicker chargers too!

Dining Delight said...

I love ladybugs and those plates are wonderful!I agree, they look great on the yellow ones though it will be nice to mix and match them with others you own. I like how you added the black dots to the red pot!

DD

Stacey 18 said...

Those ladybug plates are so cute.

Thanks for coming to visit us at 3 sisters.

Have a great rest of the week.

From the 3 sisters 365,
Natasha, Stacey and Holly

Sherry said...

I like your ladybug plates. Such a cute setting. It all looks so wonderful on the dark wood of that table. I just scrolled down and saw that table you did last week. I will have you know I was thumbing through the fabric tonight for a red tablecloth and dreaming about getting some blue fabric with stars for some napkins. I gave up on the idea, but I may have to try it next year. I just loved that table. The simplicity and the impact of the colors was perfect.
Sherry

Icy BC said...

That's a beautiful setting. I love the deep colors feel to this.

marlis said...

Oh i love those salad plates. I too would have scooped them up. Your yellow plates are perfect. quite enchanting.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Ahhhhhh, ladybug! This is a darling table. Who doesn't LOVE ladybugs! So adorable. I love the looped twiggy chargers! They add a wonderful and textural element. Fabulous.
BTW I am a new follower!
Yvonne

GrannySue said...

How absolutely darling. They are so cute. What an inviting table you have set.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

This is so cute....I love the plates....I would definately buy them!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Me again....what state are you in? I am in the Phoenix area...no bobcats, but lots of sahuaros!!

lulumusing said...

Red and yellow = one very happy table, and the dots on the pot, well, that's just the finishing detail.

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

i am most impressed with this I love love love ladybugs... I must find dishes like these... a few years back I kept collecting 2 or 4 of dishes with themes and my grandmother told me stop doing it you will have no place to put them.. I wish I had not listened... my china and dish collection is so small and I am in my 40's.. I guess I better start garage sale hopping... LOL but I do love your tablescape.. THe bob cat picture is so scary.. Did you zoom it??? where do you live? colorado??? I am your newest fan. I learned what a sahuaro is today ... thanks and by the way.. Did you take the picture of the ladybug picnic yourself? my son and I grew ladybugs this year and just released them in May.
take care.

kayellen said...

ahhhh so pretty!! ladybug looove!!!

Happy Table Scape Thursday:)))

Hugs,
Kay Ellen

Mimi said...

Love your ladybug plates, they look great combine with the yellow plates and red napkins.

Allison said...

So cute!! Love how the white ladybug plates pop off the yellow ones!
And thanks for your comment on my blog! It is fun to create a tablescape. Let's see how often I can come up with a cute one!

xinex said...

Lovely tablescape, perfect for a summer setting! I love your ladybug salad plates!..Christine

Cynthia said...

I love the ladybugs. I have done several ladybug tables in the past. I need to see if these plates are still available to add to my collection. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Amisha said...

A beautiful table! Loving your pictures and your blog. Thank you for visiting!

Rebecca said...

This is so sweet!

Anita said...

Love those plates!! And your chargers too, and the candleholders! Beautiful table! Yes, I do have it made with my mom next door. It's so nice to share things, and combine when necessary!

The Barnett Family said...

Cute lady bug plates. Just scrolled down and saw the Bob Cat photos....OMGosh how lucky are you to have so much wildlife right in your backyard. I know Bob Cats can be dangerous, but I can only imagine watching them from my home. We were at a local zoo this week, and we spent several minutes watching the Bob Cats play and climb around. What a joy to watch. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by. BTW, I am offering a 200th posting giveaway.

Jeanne said...

Hi Barbara, your ladybug dishes are so darling. they make a wonderful tablescape. Summer love that's what it is. Good job!
Hugs, Jeanne

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How cute and sweet those ladybug dishes are! Love the whimsy of all of this -- great ladybug picnic!

Diann said...

Oh, I love this table. All the colors and accessories are just perfect. Beautiful!

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

Oh, this table setting is so adorable. Those chargers/placemats are cute. I eyed them all Spring, but did not buy them b/c they never had eight at a time.

Requi

Americana Lady said...

This is a darlin' table! You can't go wrong with lucky ladybugs! Keep your flag-a-wavin'...Joan

Johanna said...

Yes, it is really a charming table. Ladybugs are always cute. Loook all so summerly and happy.
Greetings, Johanna

Teri said...

I love the ladybug theme. It's whimsical yet still very grown-up! I have those same placemats. They're on my table now! =)

Bonnie said...

Darling plates and tablescape! Just loved all your posts. Can't wait to show my husband your bobcat pics. How amazing.

Like your blog title too!

I might have some photography questions. Thanks for offering to answer. I am a beginner.

- Brittany said...

Love your photography. And, your tablescapes are gorgeous. I'm definitely taking notes as I struggle with them.