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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Tropical Palms

Where did the Summer go?  It's hard to believe Labor Day weekend is upon us.   I live in South Florida so we have several more weeks of Summer temperatures so I will have a few more Summer themed tables.   I'm ready to bring out the Fall dishes and decor, but it's just too darn hot.  The National Hurricane Center posted a warning about a "couple areas of concern" brewing in the tropics.  I really hope they fizzle out before they make landfall.  I'm not ready for a replay of last September.    I used a Tommy Bahama tropical palm pattern on the table this week.  I love the purple and turquoise color combination.  

Tropical palms place setting. 







I used a hurricane from the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection in the center of the table.  I inserted a real look flameless candle and added a few fresh cut palm leaves from my patio.  


The hurricane is surrounded by a lavender wreath purchased from Southern With Grace.  SWG is located in Cartersville, GA.  Most of their items are farmhouse chic, but they often carry items that will work in any decor.   I have purchased several pretties since discovering their Tuesday night live chats on their VIP Facebook page.   Their shipping is very cheap and the products get to you quickly.  They also have a shopping app.   

The Tommy Bahama palm tablecloth is mostly green, but has a bit of turquoise blue mixed in the leaves.  I used turquoise napkins with  woven rattan napkin rings

I love the amethyst wine goblets.  I've had these for a few years and I believe they are from Old Time Pottery.  

The Reed & Barton bamboo flatware pattern was a gift from my Mom when I was a teenager.   I kept this in my hope chest until I married in the early 80's.   Did anyone else have a "hope chest"?  I doubt young ladies have those these days.  

Overhead view of the table. 

The Tommy Bahama Palm Leaf tablecloth was purchased at HomeGoods a couple seasons ago. 

The plate stack starts with a square woven placemat.  The turquoise charger plate is Tuesday Morning this season and made by Elite Home.  The dinner plate is by Artisan de Luxe Home and may still be in stock at HomeGoods.   The salad plates are Tommy Bahama and were purchased at HomeGoods this season.   They also carried dinner plates in this pattern. 

I used a round lantern with ivy, faux red coral and a tropical candle in the middle of the server.  I placed two pineapple hurricanes on the side of the lantern.   My hurricanes were purchased many years ago, but Frontgate has them in stock this season. 


I enjoy this table at night. 


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Catherine

18 comments:

  1. I agree! Purple and turquoise are terrific together! This almost makes me want to visit the tropics

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  2. So pretty Catherine...I love the touch of turquoise and purple. Great job as always.
    Kari@meandmycaptain.

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  3. I really Ike this table. Love the turquoise and purple in the Tommy Bahama plates, and that charger is perfect with them. I like how the solid placemats break up all the patterns but still let plenty of the tablecloth show. Even in N. GA, I’m not quite ready for a fall tablescape yet. But hopefully it will cool off soon.

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    1. Thank you Joy! I added those turquoise charger plates at the last minute. I'm ready for cooler weather here in So. Fl that will put me in the Fall mood. Looking forward to moving back to NC one of these days soon where we have a change of seasons.

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  4. What a great table. I am loving the tropical theme. Palms are so pretty. Purple and turquoise, who knew. Great tablescaping Catherine.

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  5. Those colors are lovely together! It is interesting you mentioned your "hope chest". I had one too, and married in 1983. That's something you never hear about anymore, but I hope to carry on the tradition with my granddaughter when she is old enough.
    Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy. I was married in 1981. It was a great thing to start collecting things for your first home in your late teens. I still have many of the items that were gifted to me during those years. I hope you will keep that tradition going with your granddaughter.

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  6. Another lovely tablescape, Catherine! I really love the tropical vibe. I hear you about the warm weather. Even though I know it will get incredibly cold soon enough, I am tired of the heat here in the midwest. Fall is my favorite time of year. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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    1. Thank you so much Kathleen. I am ready for Fall to be here and Hurricane season to end. We've had a total wash out here in So. Florida this weekend. Praying it doesn't gain strength when it hits the Gulf and head to the shore.

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  7. Hello from Iowa, where it seems *everyone* has already switched over to Fall decor but I am still clinging to Summer! LOL I love Fall for everything it has to offer, except that eventually it leads to Winter which I don't love so much. I am just not ready to let go yet, even though we've had very high humidity lately and a lot of rain... which I guess would be considered 100% humidity! :D Anyhoo, love the vibrant colors of this table, especially the turquoise and purple combination!

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    1. Thank you so much! I agree, I am not ready to bring out the pumpkins yet. Hopefully by the official first day of Fall or the first of October I will be ready to bring out the pumpkins. Enjoy what is left of our Summer and stay dry in Iowa. Hopefully Gordon will not come up that way with lots of rain.

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  8. PS - I'm not sure why my comment is coming through as "Unknown," but I switched my commenting ID so I could sign my name! (Janet!)

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    1. Hi Janet, no worries. Thank you for your nice comment.

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