Monday, February 23, 2015

Dreaming of the Tropics!!!

I know this sounds like a broken record and I know ALL of us on the east coast are OVER winter. So, I am dreaming of the tropics in the midst of the 6 inches of snow we got Sat. night. Sun. it went up to 45 and alot melted but now it is freezing again. UGH. I set a table for us to enjoy and make us feel like being in the tropics:) I got this dinnerware several years ago. I have always wished we lived in a warm climate but it is not to be. So, a girl can dream right?
 I am using one of my favorite tablecloths. It has bamboo trellis like design with palm trees. I love it!!!
 The napkins are a good blend and I did a simple fold to hold the fork.

 There are 4 different salad plates and these are 2 of them.

 The cups and saucers are a good size for morning coffee.
 The cereal/soup bowls were pefect for our chili, as you will see at the end of this post.

 These palm tree candle holders are heavy and another favorite.
 I had this arrangement of grasses that I made years ago and have it in a rattan designed pot.

 The S and P that were my in-laws  are perfect for this setting. They sit in a base that was for a candle.
 Bamboo handled flatware and round rattan chargers.

 For fun, I added some textural elements to the table setting.

 Let's light the candles for dinner!

 Joe's chili is so delicious. I was glad we had a container in the freezer!
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Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday


  1. Pinky, you have done such a beautiful job of capturing the tropics! This table is so perfect! We had an ice storm last night, after several 70 degree days. So, I'm dreaming of Spring, as well!

    1. Thanks so much, Shenita. Hope it warms up soon, we are to be extremely cold tonight and tomorrow:(

  2. I continue to be amazed by your extraordinary and extensive collection of, well, everything!!!! And it's so nice that you set a lovely table for just you and your husband. Mine is lucky if I just cook!!

    1. Cathy, you are so sweet, thank you!!! Hope you see when I reply to you since you don't have a blog for me to visit. XO

  3. Oh how I love those dishes and so great that you decided to set the table so you can forget about what is going on outdoors!...I can just smell the suntan lotion!!!....

  4. Love the idea of the tropics! As you know we are snowed in here for a while but I'm already dreaming of spring! Your tablecloth is the perfect backdrop for your tablescape! Love the dishes and the cute accents!

  5. Hi Pinky-
    Chili over pasta, I am intrigued with this combo !?! I have never had it before, any how to's ? Love the tropical feel, sometimes we just have to make our own sunshine and you do a lovely job ! :)

    1. Hi Kathy, I just boil some elbow macaroni and serve the chili over that. We call it "chili mac"!!!

  6. It does get me ready for Spring Break in a couple of weeks! So much fun for a table...thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop! Please stop by to enter the very special giveaway on

  7. The tablescape looks great! I like the wicker placemats. Come join the Mix It Up Friday blog link up tomorrow morning at

    Classy Yet Trendy

  8. Every dish and accessory on the table says tropics. Just looking at the table made me feel a little warmer, and chili is always a good dish for cold weather.

  9. Love your blog, love if you share this pretty post dreaming of tropics

  10. I know a lot of us are dreaming of warmer weather and flip flops Pinky. Thank you for sharing your tropical table setting at THT!

  11. love the palm tree decor for the table and thanks for sharing on Fab Friday.. reminds me of sunshine

  12. Pinky I love your table setting and no you are not a broken record! I think we all feel the same way here in the NE! But looking at your pretty table with all the palms makes me feel like I am someplace tropical! Thank you so much for sharing at SYS.
    Have a wonderful week!
    XO Barbara


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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