Tablescape Tuesday: An Elegant Evening

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭17:7‬ ‭

Have you all noticed how much I love color?  I like it in my wardrobe, in my home, and of course on my tables!  I’m just a big fan of color!  But sometime it’s fun and even necessary to change things up a bit!  This past weekend, on a whim, I decided to do something totally different for this week’s tablescape.  I put away the color, and let the white and gold take over for a more elegant look and feel.  Butch (Renaissance Man) and I put a lot of work and effort into this one, but in the end, it was worth all of the sweat drops and trips to and from the kitchen!  Step into our garden and join us for an “elegant evening”!

An elegant tablesetting called for the dining room chairs to be moved into the garden…they are so heavy and that is when Butch had to step in and rescue this damsel in distress!


Limelight and vanilla-strawberry hydrangeas are blooming, so they were my obvious choice for the centerpiece.

The white china was purchased last year at the Longest Yard Sale…it has a beautiful gold band around each piece.

The napkin rings are Christmas ornaments purchased last year at 80% off.  I love a little bling!

I spotted a pair of vases a few years ago at Tuesday Morning and immediately loved them, but they were ridiculously high.  I waited patiently for them to go on sale and finally one day I walked in and there was only one and it was marked down at a big reduction!  I didn’t think twice, I bought it and it is the star of this table!






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

*I have something very exciting to share with you all!  Next week, I will be participating in an Alfresco Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate!  She has so graciously invited 25 bloggers to come together to bring you what will be the tablescape party of the summer!

Be sure to join me next Monday as I share, and hop over to all of the other blogs that will be participating!  I can’t wait!

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  1. So pretty, Pam. Obviously, someone was letting go a wonderful set – likely wedding – of china at the LYS {sigh}. I’m glad you rescued it. All the other elements are very complimentary, beautiful. What a blogger (and a partner in crime) won’t do for the wow! factor. You did it! 😉

  2. dolores says:

    Es perfecto el resultado!!!…Me encanta y te felicito por tu ya conocido buen gusto. Te ha quedado genial, es muy elegante. Un ambiente realmente agradable.

    The result is perfect !!! … I love it and I congratulate you on your good taste already known. You it has been great, it’s very elegant. A really nice atmosphere.

    • Hello Dolores, thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement! wishing you a day filled with much hope and lots of love! Hugs, Pam

      Hola Dolores, muchas gracias por sus palabras de aliento dulce! que le desea un día lleno de mucha esperanza y mucho amor! Abrazos, Pam

  3. Kim says:

    Your table is stunning with the beautiful hydrangea backdrop! What a great idea – and a lot of work. But, it was so worth it! This may actually be my new favorite of yours. That china is gorgeous, too. I’ve always wanted to go to that yard sale, but I never know when it is until it’s already over. I can’t wait to see what you come up with for next week’s tablescape feature! :-)

  4. cindy says:

    Pam, your table is beautiful. Love your china and those napkin rings are precious! I know I have said it before but must say again…you have a beautiful outside area. So full and luscious and perfect for outside dining. Oh if the heat wasn’t so horrid I would surely love to do more outside dining. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Stunning Pam! I can’t believe how fabulous your dining room chairs look in your garden, thanks Butch :) The grasses make such a perfect backdrop, so beautiful! I am a color person too, but I really love this serene setting of gold and white. The glam is such a fun contrast to the outdoor garden!

  6. This is absolutely stunning! I love that you brought your elegant dining chairs outside. That is such a special touch. Your flower garden in the background makes the perfect backdrop. The vase that you bought at Tuesday Morning is gorgeous! It makes the perfect centerpiece to your elegant table. The china with gold accents around the edges set off by the gold chargers looks beautiful. I love tablescaping, and I always look forward to seeing your tablescapes.

  7. The epitome of elegance in a most enchanted setting of your beautiful gardens….Your limelights are beautiful…my limelights are blooming, but they are still a bit small….Have a great week Pam!….P.S. Always wanted to attend that Longest Yard Sale!

  8. Your table is enchanting! I love the elegance of your beautiful table from the exquisite gold rimmed china, to the delicate napkin with bling as well as the stunning urn brimming with your pretty flowers. Not to mention what a setting in your garden. I certainly give this tablescape an A+!!!!
    I have drug out dining chairs too! LOL!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous!!! It was a lot of work to take the dining set out, but it was worth it. The visuals are amazing. I enjoyed seeing all of your tablescape photos. It is very elegant.
    Best & Bisous,
    Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara

  10. Mary says:

    Pam, Your “dining room” in your garden is beautiful! The white and gold looks so serene, elegant and makes me feel like the mercury reads 10 degrees cooler :) I’m in love with your gorgeous vanilla-strawberry hydrangeas, I need to plant some!

    • Mary, thank you so much for visiting! The vanilla-strawberry hydrangeas have not been as pretty this summer…beautiful vanilla but now that they are turning strawberry, they just look dead. I think our extreme heat this summer is the reason!

  11. Chef Carol says:

    Pam, I love your hydrangeas used in your centerpiece. Isn’t it great to mix china and crystal in outdoor settings? Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Designs.

  12. Linda says:

    Hello Pam, loving your gorgeous gold tablescape. I happen to love gold, so it definitely catches my eye. Everytime i visit, i am loving your yard and how you decorate your table. Truly a gorgeous setting.

  13. Oh I just adore your beautiful garden in the background! The hydrangea centerpiece is stunning! Love the tablescape, and your attention to detail. I would love to dine with you in your outside oasis. If you don’t mind me asking, what kind of grasses do you grow? They are so pretty :) Thank you for sharing this week at Dishing It & Digging It.

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