Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Southern Style Home Placemats

Truth be told, I don’t gussy up my table for meals. Unless you count using something other than paper plates for lunch. Then I would consider it gussied. However, I recently received a set of quilted placemats and napkins from Judy, and I was compelled to take it up a notch.

lilac centerpiece

Judy’s shop offers a number of items for your home, and as I’ve said before—when I find something/someplace I like, I want to share it with you! She was so patient with me (and my indecisiveness), yet she was quick and professional (note: no indecisiveness) when I finally figured out the direction I was going.

I couldn’t help but do a little photo shoot of them. Of course, the neighbor’s 10-foot lilac bush was screaming for a little photo action, too.

blue white placemats

It’s at moments like these that I wonder if I’m the only one who sets oddly insignificant goals for themselves. Since I don’t really fancy the table up too much, it’s not like I had a storage room full of accessories. My goal? Don’t buy anything for it. Uhhhh ok.

quilted placemats

I almost succeeded. Wanna know how? The tablecloth is a sheet I had upstairs. The centerpiece—a.k.a. la-la-lovely lilacs—free from neighbor. The dishes? Dollar Store—4 plates, $4.00. Everything else I had on hand.

reversible placemats

I’m so angry at myself for not showing the reverse side of the placemats and napkins! Hello…it was the whole reason I chose them in the first place! The picture below will take you right to the ones I have.Reversible placemats

I’m over-the-moon happy with them, and I can’t help but recognize it if I feel I receive good service. If you’re on the lookout for table dressings or home decor in general (and I know you are!), head on over to Southern Style Home Decor.

15 comments:

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous! Do you know what the name of the fabric is?

Kristen said...

Love them! My birthday is April 11th - plenty of time for you to pick some out for me for next year. ;)

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

So pretty - thanks for the intro to this company. The lilacs look so great with the blue.

Jennifer said...

The whole table is so very pretty! I love the placemat and napkin patterns and I can't believe you got the dishes at the dollar store! Thank you for sharing
Jen
Scissors and Spatulas

Jenny said...

How pretty! I love the color and the patterns are beautiful. As for a gussied up table - at least you're eating at the table. Way too many dinners are at the breakfast bar in our house (with me serving as the "waitress").

Chelsy@ Sweet Pea Kisses said...

Sooooo pretty! I love all those colors together!

Colette said...

they are so beautiful!

denise* paper angels said...

these are so beautiful! i love the shape of them xx

The Yellow Cape Cod said...

Lovely tablescape. The Lilacs are gorgeous. BTW, your bathroom should have won the Designer in You contest. I still can't believe it didn't.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

So pretty! It feels so fresh and spring like! I love that they are reversable too:)

Sharon @ Decorating is Bliss said...

I love the placemats...especially the fabric on the reverse side! I hardly ever set the table either. I am lucky if I can remove all the Star Wars Lego's, markers, coloring pages and crusted on food from the last meal before we eat!

Bossy Betty said...

I can see why these would motivate you! They are lovely!

Barb said...

How lovely! Was surprised you chose blue. Very pretty indeed. The napkins look so rich. Nothing need be said for the beauty and fragrance of lilac's. PS..Ck facebook for pictures of what I have been working on in my yard. Love you, Mom...When are we going to phone connect??

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Dollar store plates? Really...I am going to hunt my local dollar stores for those...way cute! Love the lilacs and those placemats...so summery!

mcculloughchristie@yahoo.com said...

I'll second that - Dollar store plates! Seriously? I am on a mission now! Dollar Store, Tree, or General? Help us out!

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