ic Kathe With an E: Walking On Sunshine

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Walking On Sunshine

My friend Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen is having a themed table
challenge for her Let's Dish party this week.  
Birds, Bees, Flowers, Trees! 
Here is my entry: 

Like pretty much of the rest of the country, Spring is nowhere in sight
here in Colorado!
Snow, wind, cold! Yuck!
My hyacinths are a mushy mess having been frozen and thawed numerous times.
I have had enough I tell you!

So, to try and lift my mood, 
I set a sunny cheery tablescape to, hopefully, 
beckon Spring into my neck of the woods.
Kathe With An E~Walking On Sunshine Tablescape
Pardon the glaring white tablecloth. 
Believe it or not the actual sun decided to shine
just as I was taking photos LOL!
Kathe With An E~Spring Table Setting
The placemats are actually a rug from Ikea. 
Once I saw it in the store I knew I was going to cut it up
and use it for a table.  It screamed grass to me!
One rug at $9.99 gave me four placemats!
The runner is also from Ikea (do I love that place or what?!).
The dinner plate and mug are from the Dollar Tree.
The bowls were a freebie from Ms K from when I helped her move
a few months ago.
When I showed her a picture of this table, she said she may want them back.
Sorry Ms K!  They are mine now LOL!
Kathe With An E~Spring Table Setting
There are two with the wheelbarrow and tulip.
Kathe With An E~Spring Table Setting
And two with the polka dot coffee cup and daisy.
The pink napkins came from the thrift store.
If I recall correctly, I paid around $1.00 for four of them.
Kathe With An E~Spring Table Setting
The flatware has been used before and were a gift from Mr. B.
The water glasses are our everyday goblets.
Kathe With An E~Spring Table Decor
The flowers for the center of the table came from the floral clearance
section at the grocery store.
The mums were a whooping $2.99 each!  
When we get warmer weather, I will plant them in the front garden.  
I will divide them in half and get double the plants! 
By next year, they will be just as full as they are now.
I keep telling you, hit the floral department and if you don't see
any plants or flowers on clearance, ask!
Kathe With An E~Spring Decor
I even bought an extra one in yellow for the buffet.
I wrapped the pot with some of the fabric leftover from my craft room update.
I told you I'd find some use for the extra fabric I bought!
The sunshiny yellow tulips were marked down to $3.99 for the bunch.
I placed them in a Teleflora vase from Mr. B.
The pattern on the vase is called Monet.
Kathe With An E~Spring Table Setting
Seeing this table just lifts my spirits.
Kathe With An E~Spring Table Decor

Kathe With An E~Spring Tablescape
And while the grass outside is, once again, covered in snow,
I can look at this table I set, and feel like 
I am walking on sunshine, woh-oh!
Kathe With An E~Spring Tablescape
 
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62 comments:

  1. How creative to use the green rug as grass! I love it....:) I had a friend use green astro turf once on a table. I love the color scheme too with the sunny yellow! Hope spring comes your way soon...:)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

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  2. I would love to send you my sunshine and 92 degree temp, express mail .....

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  3. That is so pretty! I love the "grass" placemats, and I wish I had an IKEA! I think spring might actually show up this weekend here in Iowa :) They are claiming 70 degrees, we shall see. Your table screams spring and made me smile :) Thank you

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  4. Oh, Kathe, you are amazingly creative. Your table and everything else looks wonderful. I adore those bowls, too! You are right about Spring's reluctance to get settled in. It has even been exceptionally cool down here in S.C. Before long, however, we will all probably be wishing for some relief from heat down here. When it gets hot, it really gets hot! What a lovely post you sent us to brighten our day!

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  5. I love how you used everything! looks great! :-) you are very creative!

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  6. OK this is just too darn cute!! Love the rug cut into placemats (brilliant) and the adorable free bowls! My grocery store doesn't have such fresh looking clearance flowers...they are more brown then green usually, but oh well I will keep looking! I'm glad you are walking on Sunshine!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  7. Fabulous "Grass" !! This was ingenious!! Makes for a great placemat and a cute table!

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  8. I'll be showing my hubby those "grass" placemats! He tried to get me to use turf. LOL This is too stinkin cute!! Hang onto those free bowls! Hoping nice weather finds you soon!

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  9. Sunshine has come to your table with all the pretty touches. The place mats are the perfect effect of grass and love your idea. The cute bowls are just perfect for spring and the yellow china complements them. I love your beautiful flowers and the prices are terrific. Enjoyed you tablescape!

    Pam

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  10. How beautiful! Love the placemats! how clever! :)

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  11. Kathe, I feel your pain.. another freeze the last two mornings.. hopefully our last. Love how cheerful your table welcomes spring. The runner is perfect and I do love those bowls!!! And the teleflora vase if you must know, is just stunning. Sure wish I had Ikea around me somewhere.. ugg. Have a blessed week. xo marlis

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  12. Oh, crud...now I'm going to have that song in my head for the next 2 or 3 days!!! I'm glad to get rid of "Oh, Mickey, you're so fine. You're so fine you blow my mind. Hey, Mickey!" that's been rollin' around up in there the last 24 hours or so! :-)

    If this table doesn't bring Spring right up to your front doorstep, I don't know what will!!! You did a FANTASTIC job, Kathe! You have demonstrated with great aplomb how easy it is to create a beautiful tablescape without spending a humongous fortune. So many people out there in the world are looking for great ideas like this!!! The idea that just takes the cake is that RUG!!! When I first looked, I thought it WAS little slabs of sod. Rock it, girl!!!

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  13. Kathe, nice cheery table...we got snow last night, not enough to stick, but it was snow! I am wondering if we will ever have spring this year...
    Love the grass placemats!

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  14. How positively delightful Kathe- it certainly put me in a better mood.

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  15. Your table looks so Springish I hope you get Spring soon. This week has been the first week we've been able to work in our yard for 3 days in a row rain has been our problem which really is nothing compared to snow.
    Denise

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  16. Those placemats are so creative! What a bright-looking table.

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  17. Your placemats are fabulous. Great job. Your table does brighten up the room. I hope you get some warmer temperatures soon.

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  18. These lovely photos just make one happy. Nice colours and very creative, indeed!

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  19. I really love the idea of the placemats! That just *makes* the table. We got pictures of a very snowy back lawn about a week ago from my Colorado sister. I told her to move back HOME. LOL (She will get me back in August, I'm sure. )

    I hope you got those bowls this year at The Dollar Tree because I'm going to be on the lookout for some. They are just perfect for me! Love them.

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  20. How clever of you. Love the grass placemat idea!

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  21. I am loving the green yarn mats, it looks like grass! Very pretty and a great idea!

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  22. Seeing your bright cheerful table lifts my spirits too. Even here in the midwest spring is late late late. Going a bit coo-coo. Love your place mats. You are a creative girl. Blessings!

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  23. Beautiful--the carpet pieces are brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. What a lovely table setting. Visiting you via No Minimalist Here.I would love for you to stop by and see my new room makeover :)

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  25. I love the sunshine yellow brings into a room or a table! You are so clever with those placemats- love it!

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  26. I love how you did the "placemats" and those plates are adorable.

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  27. ooo I love the green carpet as a placemat... so cute! I came over from whipperberry. Happy Friday!
    emily@nap-timecreations.com

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  28. I LOVE the placemats the best! So cute ! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  29. Oh this was a very cute idea!

    Thank you for sharing.
    Stopping by from the weekend blog party

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  30. Love that you cut up an inexpensive rug to make grassy place mats! Cute spring table, for not a lot of money. Beautiful! xo

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  31. Oh my word! I love those placemats! I would have never thought to cut up a rug. So cute and very Spring-y! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

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  32. Love, love the place mats. Such a great idea. They look fantastic.

    Happy to have you at Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

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  33. This is so cute...love the grass mats. Thank you fro sharing at One More Time

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  34. The colors all go together so well! And I'm pretty sure my husband and I have that rug, but we use it as a rug. :) I love IKEA too!

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  35. So cheery and very unique. Great ideas and thank you for sharing.

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  36. Love the "grass" place mats. Sunshine yellow is always there to lift your spirits!

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  37. Beautiful setting...I love yellow tulips, they are my favorite!!
    Stopping by from Mix It Up Monday :o)

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  38. This is adorable, Kathe! I just love your vision...that you saw placemats from the rug. I think that is my favorite part. At first glance I thought it was an astro turf like substance (only more realistic). So cute!! Thanks for sharing at A New Creation.

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  39. Kathe, I'm crazy about color so your table makes my heart sing. You know, if spring won't come weather wise, you just have to make it yourself. Good job!

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  40. Love Your Grass Idea~ Here in Northern WI we are still waiting for flowers to pop up but it should be any day now that we are in the 50's, finally~ Have a Great Day and Thanks Again For Linking Up to Plucky's Second Thought Party~ Lynn

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  41. what a cool tablescape! I saw you on Our Delightful Home party! http://pleasegivepeasachance.blogspot.com

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  42. What a beautiful, colorful post! I hope spring comes for you soon. Those are really fun placemats!
    I'm visiting you today from Our Delightful Home. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Tile Photo Coasters ~ Gift Idea

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  43. Hello Kathe,
    This tablescape sure does have sunny personality all over! the dishes are gorgeous and the placemats - quite inspired! Love the flowers - all together quite lovely,
    I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  44. The grassy placements are superb! You are so clever, girl! Who would have ever thought to cut up a rug and use them as place-mats... Awesome!
    I love that song: I'm walking on sunshine.... so cheerful... :)


    hugs x
    Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  45. Oh I so agree, the flowers do lift your spirits, they are just amazing. Love the placemats too. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  46. Very pretty and uplifting table! The placemats are ingenious!

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  47. What a nice little glimpse of Spring. I'm so ready!

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  48. Wonderful.. Love the yellow and green combination.. So comforting on eyes..

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  49. Genius! Love the rug as place mats! Thank you for sharing at the Give Me The Goods Link Party! Dimplesandpgtales.blogspot.com

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  50. Oh my goodness I love the place mats!! They really do look like grass. Such a cute table!

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  51. Your tablescape screams SPRING!!!! I love the placemats! Thank you for sharing on Fluster’s Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  52. This is def walking on sunshine. The plates are adorable, and I just love your grass! You never have to mow it!
    Thanks for linking to the challenge at Let's Dish!

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  53. What a pretty, sunny table! I love the 'grass mats'...very creative! Thanks so much for joining the Rock N Share party! Hope to see you again soon! Have a great Thursday! Blessings, D P.S. Hoping you get to see the real Spring soon!

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  54. I love, love the Ikea Rug placemats!!!! Thanks so much for linking up last week on Made in a Day!
    Kim

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  55. You blog is adorable! Newest follower here via the blog hop and I was kinda hopin' that you'd pop on by my neck o' the woods and like me back (if you like what you read!)

    Have a great weekend!
    Sarah
    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

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  56. Love this...so creative. I featured you on The Patriotic Pam! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  57. What a beautiful set up! So bright and perfect for spring. Thank You so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week! Happy Friday!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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  58. I'd like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! The party goes on ALL weekend at thejennyevolution.com. And who knows, you may just get featured next week.

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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  59. Hi Kathe. I love your table scape so much that I've featured it at this week's Pinteresting Party!

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