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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Check It Out!

I know I really should
be doing some sort of summer
tablescape but,
this one has been rattling around in my
imagination for too long
and it was time
to un-clutter the brain!

No tablecloth.
I wanted the wood of the 
dining table to be shown.

I found the checked placemats
at Burlington Coat Factory, on sale,
at the first of the year.

I've had the black chargers forever.
I then layered my favorite Ikea 
oversized plates, black dinner plates
from The Dollar Tree
square salad bowls
that again, I've had forever.
The black flatware is from Family Dollar.
A full set for $3.50!
The black goblets are a recent score 
from The Dollar Tree too.


The checked napkins were a thrift store find.
4 for $1.00!
The napkin rings were clearanced 
at Home Goods at $3.50 for all four.
For the centerpiece
I used some glass tiles
left by the previous homeowner.
Next came 3 clear vases from Ikea
filled with Christmas fluff from my stash
and black mums from Michael's.

I wrapped some white ribbon around each
vase followed by thin black ribbon.
 
I purchased the candlesticks
at Goodwill for $1.00 each
several years ago.
Spray painted black
with white candles,
they are perfect for this table!


 Whew! 
Now that this table is
finally done,
I think I may have
some room available in my old noggin now
to put together a summer table...
before it's no longer summer!

I always share my tablescapes with 
and 
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life Table Top Tuesday

Click here to see where else I may be partying this week.
AND
Don't forget to come by on Tuesday's
for my link party.

 


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99 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I love black and white or black and red together

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  2. Black and White- I LOVE it!! Looks fantastic! Very simple and chic like Sue Said!! Yep, great great job.. so happy you shared this cutie with us!

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  3. This is just gorgeous-very classy! One of my favorite table settings I've seen- you go, girl!

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  4. Pretty! I love the center piece and those candle sticks are great! Very sleek!

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  5. Very classy table Kathe! I love that you did it so inexpensively!

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  6. I love black and white and this is a perfect example of how stunning it can be! Love your centerpiece! Those napkin rings are so cute! Great job Kathe! Hugs, Linda

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  7. I love your table!! The black and white check is classic. And what great bargains :-)

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  8. Your black & white check is perfect for the table anytime of the year! What a bargain your flatware was, I need to check out Family Dollar :)

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  9. Kathe, no surprise i think this table is wonderful! Love that you found those napkins and placemats. Love, love, love black and white checks. ;-) I have the black dishes from Dollar Tree too. They come in handy for many occasions. ~ Sarah

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  10. Kathe, I ALWAYS enjoy black and white tablescapes -- any time of year! And when you include b/w CHECK, I'm a goner. I'm glad you finally got to do this table.

    Stop by if you get a chance and check out my Vintage Linen & Dish Auction for charity. It ends in just a little while...

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  11. LOVE this!! I love black and white together and especially checks!
    Your centerpiece is gorgeous as well as the candlesticks.

    Great job!
    Have a wonderful night!

    (hugs)
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  12. The buffalo check placemats are wonderful. I know you will love them for a long long time. So very versatile. Loving them with the smaller check napkins. Your centerpiece is perfect for this table.. Great spot for some fun chatter with friends.. xo marlis

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  13. I love it. I love how you did not use a tablecloth. I too love to show that beautiful table off! That is why we buy beautiful tables right? :) I also LOVE those goblets. When we move and have more storage, I am getting some! Oh I also love black and white. When I win the lotto I am getting a complete Mackenzie Childs Courtly Check set! Keep up the great work Mrs. Kathe!

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  14. This is very elegant, Kathe. I am visiting from Let's Dish. I am now also following you. I also want to run over to my nearest Dollar Tree and look for those black glasses. xo

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  15. OMG this is beautiful. I know I will enjoy your blog. New follower and I found it on listed on Facebook's Bloggy Girls Club.

    Hope you will follow me back. Thanks.

    http://vintageboomer.blogspot.com/

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  16. I adore black and white check, and your treatment on the centerpiece is outstanding! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  17. Loving the B&W check! It doe not look budget at all! Great job :) I especially like the center piece :)

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  18. Oh my gosh; it's lovely! Very classy AND classic. Just beautiful!

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  19. I love black and white checks too, did a tablescape very similar just recently! Great minds...
    Karee

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  20. Looks awesome with black and white! So pretty!
    Would love if you stopped by my party to link this up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  21. Kathe, your brain just rattled out a marvelous creation. Love the black and white. I love anything checkered. The centerpiece is wonderful also. You did yourself proud girl! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  22. Wow I love it. The Dollar Store and the Dollar Tree are two of my favorite stores any more. Anything you might need you can find these days.
    QMM

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  23. This is one of my favorites from you and a nice change from all the summer tables! I love checks and love black and white too! I like how you took "country" checks and made them contemporary with that clever centerpiece and clean lines everywhere else.

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  24. I am always drawn to B&W and I love this...nice layering of dishes! I would enjoy dining at your table!

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  25. You came up with some great ideas for your tablescape, spraying candlesticks, and good finds. I love black and the black and white checks are favorites. I will have to stop at Home Goods soon and of course, the Dollar Store!

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  26. If this was an outfit, I'd be trying it on! LOVE the sophistication of this table! The centerpiece is absolute creative genius! No one would ever guess you put it all together for a small amount of money! This one is fabulous, Kathe!!!

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  27. Wow, it's beautiful! Love that you left the wood table bare underneath. It's a great contrast.

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  28. Oh I just love checkers! This is so very cute. -Tabitha

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  29. Well, I love this table Kathe! The simplicity of the black and white is perfect. It has such a clean fresh look! Well done my friend.

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  30. I love the black and white checks and your centerpiece looks amazing!

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  31. Oh I love me some black and white check. Looks lovely!

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  32. It doeesn't matter the season, prettilious Kathe,
    Your treasures are one of those treasures I would love to have.

    Isn't it Ikea a good idea for a daily use? RIght price and right style.


    Happy TS,
    /CC from Stockholm

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  33. Kathe, a classic table that can be used year round. It's perfect for summer, cool and calm. Loved the ribbons around the vases.
    Dawna

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  34. Every single thing about your table contributes to the whole lovely picture. The big and little checks are good together, and napkin rings too.

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  35. Very creative centerpiece, Kathe! And no need to apologize for the color scheme...black & white is perfect all year round! I saw those same placemats at Burlington and almost bought them. They also had matching napkins and linens. I don't know (especially now that I see yours!) why I passed them up. Brain fart, I suppose. You sure did them great justice!

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  36. Ooh! I like this!!! Love the layering of your back and white along with the checks!! Looks great!

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  37. That is one slick looking table! Love the centerpieces!

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  38. The black and white tablescape is lovely. I love how you stuck to the colour scheme even for the centrepiece. Can you imagine how much a bouquet of bright pink flowers would show up with the rest of the table so restrained - it would be a fun way to play around with it.

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  39. what a great look love it so very pretty and classy

    come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  40. I'm glad you got this tablescape out of your mind and onto blogland. Buffalo check is a favorite of mine. I love all the black and white, and your centerpiece is lovely and unique. Nice job. What's for dinner?
    Linda

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  41. Hi Kathe!

    The contrast of the black and white gives this table lots of energy. Those checks are a favorite of mine.
    Thanks for sharing where you items came from :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  42. Great centerpiece! Love the table and you got a great deal on the napkins.
    I bought black check placemats yesterday, have to use them soon!
    Thanks for linking your pretty table to Let's Dish!

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  43. Very nice! You have such a talent for tablescaping!!! I love it!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

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  44. Last weekend I went on a shopping spree that would make you soooooo jealous! I hit up the Oneida Silver clearance outlet and brought home stacks of brand new dishes for 29 and 49 cents! I bought two place settings in all black similar to your dishes (I find I have to keep trying harder to scare my fiance and black dinner wear seemed like a good step)

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  45. This is my kind of table setting! I can never get enough of black and white and the checks are wonderful. ~ Maureen

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  46. I love black and white buffalo checks. This is so pretty and so crisp!

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  47. I absolutely love this. Simple but elegant. I love the centerpieces!

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  48. So pretty, Kathe. I love black and white almost as much as blue/green!

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  49. I'm really liking the black and white color scheme! Looks very fresh!

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  50. cute cute cute! I'm just a sucker for black and white! Thanks for sharing at our party!

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  51. LOVE LOVE the checked pattern. I also think that if you had a little orange you have your Halloween table scape.

    Cathy <;)

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  52. Kathe, stopped back by to say that your table inspired me to set a black and white table for dinner last night. I added in some yellow details with the flowers, but the rest is black and white with some CC checks. ;-)

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  53. LOVE it! especially the center pieces.

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  54. It's very elegant and you've pulled together some great thrifty finds!

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  55. Can't go wrong with black and white. Such a cute centerpiece too. You put together a lovely tablescape.
    Mary Alice

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  56. Hi Kathe: Your tablescape is beautiful, and I love that it was all really affordable--you are a good shopper in addition to a good tablescaper! Take care--have a lovely week!

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  57. I love this because it is so fresh and with some yellow for summer it would be great but you could add silver or something for New Years. Nothing like black and white. I would love for you to share this over at Sunny Simple Sundays. http://sunnysimplelife.blogspot.com/

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  58. What a lovely classic table setting. There is a Burlington Coat Factory in my town, but I have never been there. I guess I have to add that to my list of "hunting" shops.

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  59. Your tablescape is beautiful and loving the black and white. there is no combo like black and white. Also loving your new blog header, so very pretty! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

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  60. Great looking tablescape! I can't believe you found $1.00 candlesticks at Goodwill, our Goodwill is rather expensive I think.

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  61. Love this Kathe! Looks very classy!



    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  62. Your black and white combo is so elegant .

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  63. Oh Kathe, Just loving your new blog look, it's fantastic! Your tablescape is stunning, love the dramatic black and white! Good going on both.

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  64. You had me at black and white -- I also love your centerpiece!

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  65. This turned out so beautiful! I love black and white...thanks for linking up to the Creative Genius Link Party!

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  66. Gorgeous place setting! Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays. :)

    Julie

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  67. How creative you are. I love all the deals you got to make this tablescape that looks like a million bucks. Also, love your new blog look. I like the thick red-orange lines. Happy New Blog To You

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  68. Love it! I too have black and white checks and ginhams in my kitchen. Would love for you to share at the Creative Corner Hop.

    Holly
    Holly's Stamping Addiction

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  69. Love it. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  70. I love the black and white check- it is fabulous!

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  71. Black &white gingham is so elegant your table looks great!

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  72. Oh this is one of my favorite tables ever. Love the checks and black and white is always stunning. Your assortment of dishes is perfect and the centerpiece is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  73. Beautiful tablescape! I love how black and white are so dramatic together. It's great that you used inexpensive pieces to create such an elegant table. The centerpiece is so pretty too! Thanks for sharing with us at Gettin' Krafty With It!

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  74. Love the black and white! Looks gorgeous.

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  75. looks fabulous!! I would LOVE for you to link them up at my
    Tell me Tuesday link party.
    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/2012/07/tell-me-tuesday-54_31.html

    thanks
    xo
    ash

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  76. Great tablescape! I love the mix of black and crisp white! And I really like what you did with the candlesticks spraypainted black!

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  77. This is beautiful and frugal! Love it! Thanks for linking up to "I Did It!" Tuesday. :)

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  78. The love the black and white tablescape. It's really quite beautiful. Thanks for linking up to DIYbyDesign's Sizzle into Summer party.

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  79. Love the black and white look. And the new look of your header. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  80. Love, love, love, the black and white! Stunning! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  81. Black and white are such classic colors - I love that you used repainted candlesticks you found at a thrift store ... and really love the vases with the ribbon! If my kiddos were older and wouldn't tear something like this apart, I would love to do something like this! You have so many great ideas, Kathe!

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    1. Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week. too!

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  82. Hi Kathe, just wanted to hop back and tell you that I will be featuring your darling tablescape on Share Your Cup this week.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  83. Thanks for sharing this beautiful tablescape on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love the black & white theme, so classic!

    Jody

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  84. I've told you this before, but I'll say it again.. You are the QUEEN of tablescape!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  85. I love it! And it would appeal to so many people...it's country yet very classy and chic looking! Thanks for linking up with me!

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  86. You really know how to turn Dollar Store finds into something fantastic! Thanks for linking up. Your blog looks so good, I was (very pleasantly) surprised when I just saw it, very nice!! I love your subtitle.

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  87. Love the black and white. I especially love your flower arrangements:)

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  88. That black and white is so snappy looking!

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  89. This looks so great! Thank you for sharing this at Saturday Show and Tell. I can't wait to see what you have for this week! I look forward to seeing you there.
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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  90. Thanks for stopping by CountryMommaCooks and linking up at our Saturday Link and Greet Party...hope to see you again tonight : )
    Deana @ CountryMommaCooks

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  91. Looks great, thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays this week, I was a co-host would love it if you follow me callmepmc.com

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  92. I love this! Gives the feeling of being at an elegant picnic! The black and white is perfect! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  93. Featured this at Gettin' Krafty With It! Come on by & grab a button if you'd like!
    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/2012/08/gettin-krafty-with-it.html

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  94. Hi Kathe,
    Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful table last week with Wednesday's Adorned From Above. The link party is open now for this week.
    Just follow this link.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/apple-cinnamon-roll-pull-aparts-and.html
    Debi Bolocofsky
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  95. Found you on Tip Me Tuesday...and yes, I know this was from July....I'm behind, what can I say? But I am now following you by email...I don't have a blog, I'm just a stalker. This tablescape is beautiful...simple, homey, yet elegant. Thanks for the inspiration!

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