Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Raindrops Keep Falling!

Since it's been raining a little, I was inspired to create a tablescape with an umbrella.
I think this would make a great centerpiece for a Bridal shower, baby shower, wedding or?
I would definitely make the umbrella tall enough, so no one would get poked.

I draped  a string of pearl beads inside the umbrella for some elegance. I started with a tall vase.  Go to Ross and find some for  very little money.
Fill it with potpourri.  Ross also has this. I put the  fresh flowers in  a small container or plastic bag and added water.  The umbrella was added, along with a piece of pvc pipe, to extend the height.
If I had more time, I would have extended the pipe to cover all of the umbrella wooden pole.  You could then drape the pole in ribbon or strands of pearl beads.  It would add some bling.  Lots of options!  I wanted to hang crystals from the umbrella to mimic raindrops, however I don't have any extras.

 This bistro table is on  our deck off the study.
I set the table with glasses from Pier 1.
My cabbage dishes are from Ross, along with the flower salad plate and bowl.
The napkins are April Cornell.

I  also found out Marty, from A Stroll Thru Life featured my Cloche vignette this week. 
Stay warm and cozy and enjoy the rest of your week.
I appreciate your visits and comment.
I will be joining the following blogs:

Bouquet of Talent @ Life On Lakeshore Drive
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Cowgirl Up @ Cedar Hill Ranch
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday @ Kathe With an E
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
One More  Time 
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Thursdays Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner 
Fresh Cut Friday @ Rose Vignettes


NanaDiana said...

Very, very sweet, Linda- Great idea all the way around. Can you believe I have never seen a Ross store? We don't have them here. I assume they are kind of like a Home Goods. xo Diana

Diane Jordan said...

Hi Linda.
Your Tablescape for two is Beautiful, love how you use the umbrella for your centerpiece with your mix flowers this was a great Idea.
xxoo Diane

kitty said...

Your centerpiece sure adds drama that I just love, Linda!! You and I both seem to find great buys at our favorite store, Ross! I've never seen the pretty cabbage plates there, though. The tall cylinder is perfect the way you've arranged it. xo

Barbara F. said...

Love the pearls on the umbrella. Great tablescape. I am going to Ross tomorrow, I love that store. xo

Linda said...

Beautiful! What a GREAT idea!!!

Pman said...

Honey, do you know where my PVC pipe went?

Designs By Pinky said...

Linda, this makes me want to sit and LINGER!!! I love all the elements, the umbrella is SO clever!! Thanks for explaining how you did it, I just wonder how it doesn't topple over? I love all the dishes. I wish our Ross was closer. I don't get there much at all. Have a great week. XO, Pinky

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Linda,

Your tablescape is amazing - you did such a GREAT job dressing that awesome space up! I wish I were there - warm weather and palms? Be still my heart - as I look outside to snow snow and snow!

Beautifully done- and congrats on your cloche feature at Marty's, it was well deserved!

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a beautiful tablescape!!! I have a shower coming up, this would look so perfect!
Thanks so much for sharing!

xinex said...

It's beautiful as usual, Linda. You come up with the coolest ideas!..Christine

Tammy Henderson said...

This is just beautiful...Love! Thank you so much for linking up to One MoreTime

Kristen said...

I was stuck in the bank today waiting for the deluge of raindrops to stop, I thought they would break my umbrella! I would have much preferred being at your pretty table. So beautiful, again!

Linda said...

Very pretty!

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

This is amazing! Magazine-worthy work here, Linda. This is most likely my favorite thing you've shared with us.


Infuse With Liz said...

Cute title! I think this is cute- it must have been a lot of work setting it up. Pretty dishes - and I like those placemats a lot! I'd love to be able to go outside and enjoy a sit down but I'll need some time before we see our snow all melted!

Teresa said...

It's really raining on your parade ahahaha.

It's raining loveliness and pearls - doesn't get much better than that...

What a fabulous idea!

I'm dreaming of a Springly tablescape with those paper-oriental like - umbrellas :oh do lovely:

Thank you for the non-stop inspiration.

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! You fancy fancy one! This really is so pretty! I love the pinks and reds. You're the bestest.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness, that is gorgeous!

Style Sisters said...

So creative! I love the idea of using an umbrella and extending it with PVC pipe...brilliant! Thanks for linking up to centerpiece Wed! Karin


The umbrella is awesome Linda! I lve anything under them and as you say, for many types of celebrations, they make such statement! I love to see your header with your pretty face hon..just great!! Everything lovely. Thanks for dropping by, my friend. Big hugs,

Nancy said...

Very pretty tablescape. I love the green and pink combination. Looks like a celebration of spring. Delightful.

Alycia Nichols said...

I love the color combination, Linda, and I'm intrigued by the way you elevated the umbrella. VERY clever! I have never worked with PVC pipe, but it seems like the perfect answer! I love the idea of adding crystals to look like raindrops!!! The addition of the pearl strand is pretty and really gives the umbrella that wedding look!

Bama Girl said...

Hi Linda! I love the umbrella table-scape! It looks so romantic! I love the spring colors you chose! What a neat place to have a quiet moment with your hubs! Thanks for sharing! Oh, the smoothie I mentioned would be perfect for you! All fruits and veggies! No added sugars. Blessings from Bama!

Haddock said...

I love that tall vase, so elegant and standing tall.

Vesna said...

Very sweet and lovely Linda!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun and pretty. Love the umbrella and your tablescape is lovely. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Marissa said...

Wow!!! I don't have words!!! I LOVE YOUR TABLESCAPE!! AGAIN, wish you lived near me... I would love to see this in person.. to study it closely.. BEAUTIFUL JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!

Melissa said...

I love your tablescape! So pretty and elegant! =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog. =) Im your newest follower.


Joyce said...

Thanks for visiting and following along. You have a lot of creativity happening on your blog so I'll have to take a look around : ) I love the umbrella idea...my sister used an umbrella at my bridal shower and added real flowers to it-so pretty! Enjoy your day!

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Linda, beautiful tablescape,I love the umbrella centerpiece!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Linda!
What a delight your blog is with all your charming creativity. I can see that you are a detail person with the thoughtful touches you have chosen.
I'm so glad you stopped by my blog. Thank you for your kind words,
Blessings and thank you for sharing this beautiful post.
Carolynn xo

Patricia Hinkel said...

This is so pretty and colorful. Great tablescape.

Crystal Grandeur said...

Beautifully done..very inspiring and inviting.Perfect for drizzling day.....:):)

Tricia said...

What a dramatic centerpiece! It definitely announces, "The party is HERE!" I really love the placesetting -- very feminine. I think I "need" some of those cabbage plates!

Maria Elena said...

Linda, what a gorgeous and elegant tablescape! The idea of the umbrella is just perfect and the dishes and flowers are just beautiful. Thank you for your visit to my blog. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Ayu Maselli said...

Dear Linda,

So unique and brilliant idea by using an umbrella.
so elegant and i love the table set, ready for spring indeed.
wishing you a great week

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Linda,

OMG, what a GORGEOUS tablescape♡♡♡ The umbrella is a fantastic idea and loved the basic pink you used.
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Diane said...

Love that umbrella idea - how adorable. I really like how you staged those gorgeous napkins - wow! What a perfect little corner of the world for a special meal. Love it!

GinaBVictorian said...

Linda, that is so cute! Love how you filled the vase with potpourri and the crystals would have been a wonderful idea. Very cute. Thanks for sharing you talents with us. Gina

Chatty Crone said...

I think that was gorgeous and I loved the umbrella as part of it. Very chic.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a perfect table setting for two, Linda! Love the placemats and your dishes complement each other so nicely.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a beautiful table. I love the way you did umbrella and flowers. The dishes compliment each - everything is perfect.
Thanks so much for sharing.

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns said...

Cute theme, Linda and love your dishes and flatware, too!

Marigene said...

Between you and Alycia I am learning all kinds of centerpiece designs using tall cylindrical vases! I love this idea...makes for a really beautiful table.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Linda,
What a great looking table, looks so inviting. Thanks for stopping by to have tea with me and thanks for sharing.
Miz Helen

mail4rosey said...

And it came out so nice. I like every single thing about it!

I'm visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things

Kathy Moody said...

Linda, your table is beautiful! The flowers are so pretty. You did an amazing job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. So thrilled to have you share with us. Happy Friday!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Adorable!! First I love pink and green and it would be perfect for a wedding/baby shower!!! Beautiful


Sarah said...

Cute idea to use an umbrella. And you can send us some of that rain. It would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for sharing your sweet table for two............Sarah

Orlando Designs said...

very pretty! I just took a tour of your home! Its a dream! Thanks for stopping by!

Ann Krucek said...

Very creative!! The umbrella is adorable. I like the pink and green combination. It all looks very charming!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Gosh, Linda, quite breathtaking!
A1 (just like you)

Hugs ~ Eddie
PS Thanks for your thoughtful comment at my place, as you can 'see' I am fully recovered.

Custom Comforts said...

What a pretty tablescape and I am so jealous you can even eat outside. It'll be weeks before we can do that here. We're supposed to get snow all week, so I would take rain anytime over snow.

Ivy and Elephants said...

The pearls on the umbrella ... GENIUS!!! I love the romantic look.
Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Katherines Corner said...

Linda this absolutely lovely. thank you for sharing your wonderful post at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Jacqueline said...

Linda, I have been out of town and just read your message. No, I didn't see the header. I looked in my mail and couldn't find it. Send it again.

This is such a fabulous setting. It looks straight out of a magazine. The draping is wonderful and so are the flowers. It is just perfect against the backdrop.

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love your umbrella idea for the shower. Absolutely darling.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Linda, what a bright and happy table. The color combination is incredible. Magazine worthy. hugs ~lynne ~

Liz Hockamier said...

Hi Linda! I'm so glad you decided to share your tablescape at Fresh-Cut Friday! This is sooooooo very cute. I love everything about it! :)

Have a great weekend!


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