Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tablescape Thursday - Welcome to my Pad

"Welcome to my Pad"  this tablescape theme just hoppened. 
(it is not a typo, you will see while later)

While visiting an Anthropologie store,  I just loved this runner.  
It isn't my usual find but for some reason it just spoke to me.  
Their store displays are always amazing.


The store paired the runner with an old picnic table.  The burlap texture and the bold design and colors attracted me to this table runner.


While my gadabout girlfriends, Ruth and Beverly, and I were shopping at GW, I found these large colorful bowls.  The colors fit with the colors in my runner.  I first thought they were fish but after close inspection, I knew they could be creepy crawly things, too.




 Then more creatures appeared.



 

 There were two colorful frogs that I welcomed to my "Pad". 
"It is Frog Parking Only
All Others will be Toad"
From item in Frog Store



 A cement  frog hopped on in when I purchased him at Ventura Swap Meet several years ago.  He has been used in the house more than in the garden.  The idea of bringing the outdoors in sure fits this tablescape.




 The broad leaf pattern on the runner inspired the centerpiece.  The cobalt shell-shaped dishes are holding battery candles to give the tablescape some ambiance. They were a Salvation Army store find.

 

The mixture of green leaves in this centerpiece gave a place for the frog to hide.  The blue plates used under the bowls have a subtle crisscross pattern along the edge with a white plain center.  Since the plates had France on them, I did a little research and I hope to share more info at a later time.
They were a GW find.


The green and blue bread/dessert plate was purchased at the same time. 
The Target neutral colored cloth napkin blends with anything.  I would have preferred a green and blue patterned napkin but I didn't have any so I will have an excuse to shop more.  lol  
The quirky black iron flatware pulls the black painted table into the setting.
The cobalt blue stemware was purchased at Dollar Tree.

I hope you had a hoppin' good time visiting my Pad.
It was amazing to find so many frog collections.   If you love frog collectibles, the following website has everything froggy and I mean everything....just click here.
I am going to show my youngest curious grandson, Eli, this link.  

 

This will be a fun summer adventure since he has had Froggy to sleep with since he was a baby.
Grammy is sad...Froggy doesn't come visit anymore.  Eli still loves Frog cookies.

No, I didn't serve frog legs for dinner.

Hop on over for more amazing tablescapes at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch. or 
click the Tablescape Thursday button on my sidebar.