Tablescape Tuesday: Back Up And Punt!

“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:9‬

The best laid plans are subject to change.  I am sure we are all too familiar with things changing at the drop of a hat and having to just roll with it.  I had been planning all week for dinner on the patio…the tablescape was planned out in my mind and I had even purchased flowers for the centerpiece!  About the time I was heading out the door to get started, much needed rain started falling, for which I am grateful.  So, I had to “back up and punt” (you football fans will understand that lingo)!  And voila!  A completely different tablescape!  Although it was hard to photograph because of the gloomy day, it all still came together rather nicely, as most back-up plans do!  I was able to use the flowers I had purchased and I will put the planned tablescape away for a not-so-rainy day!

The patio scene as the clouds rolled in and it started raining!

So with the already purchased gerber daisies, I began looking through my linens, dishes, etc. to come up with plan B.

When you are in doubt…

pull the blue and white out!

Last October when Butch and I had a little get-away to Highlands, NC, I found these vintage placemats at an antique shop and I had yet to use them. The “back up and punt” plan seemed to be a good call!

The matching napkins were included in the set of 24 pieces for 24 dollars!  Yes, 12 placemats and 12 napkins for a dollar each!  I quickly pressed the napkins and found this iridescent ribbon in my stash of stuff to add some glam!

I used my Spode “blue room collection” dinner plates with an English blue and white jar for the daisies!

The iced tea stemware remains a favorite along with the vintage Fostoria water glasses!

Italian porcelain figurines and candles complete the centerpiece!

The silvered votives add a little sparkle to the table!

Happy colors…happy flowers!!

 “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬

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  1. Joann Barnett says:

    Not only did you ” SCORE ” (get it) on the beautiful table but on placemats and napkins as well. What a great find. Are you enjoying the rain? I surely am!

  2. Linens were a great fine! I love how they add texture and another color to your tablescape. Amazing price too!
    Your flowers are happy colors. I always like happy and cheerful colors. Colors do affect your mood.

    Hoping we get rain today. Thankful for you that you were blessed with rain yesterday. A reprieve from the heat is very welcome.

  3. Kim says:

    I know what you mean with the rain this week! Oh, how we needed it, though, so I don’t dare complain. Your table is lovely, as always, inside or out. Blue and green is a long-time favorite of mine, and I love how you tied ribbon around your napkins. The napkin texture is perfect with the casual look of Gerber daisies. Your table is so inviting, Pam!

    • Kim, you are such a sweetheart! I had to re-follow your blog, I don’t know how it happened or why. Hopefully, I fixed the problem!
      Yes, not complaint about the rain!

  4. Pam says:

    What a great idea for Back up and punt tablescape! Your china is so lovely and the $24 linens are the perfect accent for this table. I love your figurines as part of the centerpiece. Hope you will pop over and view my Seashore Tablescape! Thanks for sharing your ideas!


  5. Jann Olson says:

    Pam, you can never go wrong with blue and white that’s for sure. Love the vintage placemats! Sorry that the rain spoiled your plans, but I love a summer rain! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. mmgmom says:

    What a beautiful table settings. I love the blue and white. I am so happy that you shared this link on #HomeMattersParty and I hope you will come back and share again.

  7. Shane says:

    I love your comment “when in doubt pull out the blue and white”!
    Your table setting is most attractive Pam.
    I have tea cups and saucers in Spode Camille, handed down to me by my darling mother.
    Mostly I use them when I host my Mahjong or embroidery group!
    Everyone loves blue and white.
    Pam, I read a little of you bio and saw the wonderful Waterford table setting…. we visited Ireland in June this year and toured the Waterford factory which both my husband and I loved.
    Blowing crystal – what an art, I can now appreciate the prices!
    Lovely meeting you at Stephanie’s party.

    • Shane, thank you for coming over and commenting! Isn’t blue and white so very classic? It’s a definite go-to! We just returned from our trip and we loved it! I would love to know more about your visit to Ireland! Blessings, Pam

  8. Stephanie says:

    Oh Pam, what a delightful find in your linens! Your tablescapes are always so inspiring. The blue and white {like you said} is very classic and elegant – I love it! 🙂

    Blessings to you, sweet friend. Hugs!

  9. Mary says:

    What a find your placemats and napkins were! Your ‘back up and punt’ table is beautiful Pam…we could use some of that rain! Stay cool 🙂

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