Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Jungle Fever Tablescape


I'm out of town right now but wanted to link up an old tablescape.  I chose this one because leopard print tablescapes seemed to be googled a lot.  I hope you enjoy it!

Last year, I picked up this large piece of sheer animal print fabric at a yard sale for a buck. I didn't know what I was going to do with it but I liked it.  While considering this week's tablescape, I remembered a set of animal print salad plates that I purchased at a clearance sale for $4 and, then, I had a light bulb moment.  Why not use the two to create a tablescape?  So I did and this is what I came up with.


I started off by piling the fabric down the middle of the table.  Then I went "shopping" around my house for other items to go with it.  I used the elephant figurine and topped it with a floral arrangement that has a touch of red.  I used 2 small red votives and 2 antique brass candleholders with large red candles.  I found these candleholders at a yard sale years ago for $10 and they have become a favorite of mine.  Just about anything with a crystal prism catches my eye.


The place setting consists of rattan chargers (Walmart), gold rimmed plates (Noritake Richmond) and animal print salad plates that also have a touch of gold.  Both the wine and tea glasses are Mikasa The Ritz.  I first found the wine glasses at a yard sale for 25 cents each!  After I researched and found the pattern name, I purchased the tea glasses from ebay.  I used my gold flatware (garage sale).  In place of napkin rings, I inserted my monogrammed napkins between the dinner and salad plates.

 
I didn't think I would like the look of the casual rattan chargers with the gold trimmed china but I do!  It's has a casual elegance feel to it, which I love!

Happy Tablescaping and thanks for stopping by!

Linking up to:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen

21 comments:

  1. Your tablescape turned out very lovely! You sure found some thrifty deals!! I am following you via networked blogs since the Google Friend Connect will not be in service soon.

    I hope you have a great day!

    Aledia

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  2. Oh, yeah!!! This is the perfect marriage of casual chic and elegant! The salad plates are beautiful!!! You bought those at a clearance sale for just $4?!?!?!! Honestly....where are you people shopping??!?!?! :-) The floral centerpiece looks great resting on the elephant's back!

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  3. You made animal prints very tasteful in this combination of gold and rustic elements. I'm planning a "jungle" table in the next few weeks and you have really gotten me inspired! Great garage sale finds. I do well at Goodwill and thrift shops but I can't get out early enough to find the good stuff at garage sales.

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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    1. Thank you, Robin! I do better at the yard sales. Our Goodwill, which is 35 miles away, is not that great. We are getting a new one about 15 miles away that I'll be able to drop in at more often.

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  4. Your finds at garage sales are fabulous. Your jungle plates are terrific with the fabric pattern. I also like the elephant with the plant that seems topical. Great Tablescape. Happy Tea Party! Pam

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  5. I LOOOOOVE anything with an animal print so love this table!!! I, too, have animal print dishes and will do a 'scape with them soon. Love how you put this all together. XO< Pinky

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  6. PLEASE, turn OFF word verification!!!!! You will get ALOT more comments!

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  7. I am "wild" about your tablescape!! So fun!

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  8. Love those salad plates paired with the animal print fabric! It's fun to mix casual with elegant~
    Glad you turned off word verification- I've stopped leaving comments on blogs that have this. :-) Sue

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  9. Oh this is wonderful! I've wanted to do a jungle inspired table ever since we went to The Lion King a couple of weeks ago...but my search came up ZERO! This is fun and elegant....a delightful combination.

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  10. Tammy, I LOVE the fabric down the center of the table...perfect! Those plates are wonderful, as well as all your bargains.

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  11. I'm your newest follower :)

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  12. Fun table bringing together the animal print, rattan, salad plates (what a great find!), et.al. This is like being on a summer African Safari. Thanks for taking along your jungle ride!~CJ

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  13. Fun table. I like the look of the plate stack. Great job!

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  14. My sister would just die! She loves leopard :) New follower, Have an excellent weekend!

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  15. This is a unique tables cape. I just simply like it. You did a good job. Thank you.

    Khear

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