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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.
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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

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Hello, welcome to LifeandLinda. I am from Northern California. I enjoy blogging, Designing Blogs, Decorating, cooking, entertaining, gardening and clogging. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

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

  5. Beautiful! What a GREAT idea!!!

  6. Honey, do you know where my PVC pipe went?

  7. 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

  8. 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!

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

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

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

  12. 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!

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


  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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 ;)

  17. Oh my goodness, that is gorgeous!

  18. 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

  19. 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,

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

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

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

  24. Very sweet and lovely Linda!

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

  26. 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!!!

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

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


  28. 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!

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

  30. 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

  31. Linda,
    This is so pretty and colorful. Great tablescape.


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

  33. 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!

  34. 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!

  35. 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

  36. 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*

  37. 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!

  38. 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

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

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

  41. 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.

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

  43. 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.

  44. 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

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

    I'm visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things

  46. 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!

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


  48. 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

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

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

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

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

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

  55. 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.

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

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

  58. 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!

  59. Neat idea for supporting the umbrella. I’ve always been enchanted with the idea of using umbrellas as the centerpiece. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. CherryKay


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