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Pretty In Pink & Eddie Ross

Tablescaping for me is fun and relaxing. My preference is a table done for two. It speaks intimacy & romance to me. And who couldn't use more romance in their lives, right?

My table started with a bunch of fresh picked peonies from my garden and was used for the focal point.

I love these dragonfly plates and they were a recent find at one of my favorite thrift stores for, you got it, .67 a piece.

I pulled out some pink checked daisy material and made me a table runner, keeping my table in the pink, springy, fun and whimsical. My table cloth is a white fringed baby blanket that fits my bistro table perfectly. It too was a thrift store find that I purchased to make a pillow out of that I havn't got around to doing yet. More material from my stash was used to make my napkins.

I think this is one of my favorite tablescapes I've done so far.

While we are here, I wanted to show you guys Eddie Ross' tablescape for DIFFA's fund raiser Dining By Design.

As the signature fund-raising event for DIFFA Kansas City, DINING BY DESIGN showcases the personal passions of some of the area's leading design talents. Each participant is given a set amount of space and the freedom to create their own dining environment. As long as each table can accommodate ten or more for dinner, the sky’s the limit. Each year these elaborate artistic vignettes range from the whimsical to the elegant. It’s an evening of great design and great fun – and for a profoundly important purpose. DINING BY DESIGN was founded in Kansas City over twenty years ago and has become the signature event for DIFFA chapters nationwide.

Here's a look at what Eddie Ross' table looked like this year in Kansas City. Stunning to say the least.

Upcoming Dining By Design events:
Detroit August 12-14, 2010
Chicago November 4-6, 2010
San Francisco November 2010

Check out all the other talented women participating in Tablescape Thursday today.


  1. The Eddie Ross table is indeed stunning -- and just might stun the people who had to sit there, because they wouldn't know till the end of the meal WHO they were sitting across from -- couldn't see past that huge honkin' great sprawly centerpiece. Beautiful dishes and flowers, though.

    You know what? I like your table better -- intimate, personal and very pretty!

  2. What a pretty and inviting table! I love the pink checks with your gorgeous flowers.

  3. Cute dragonfly plates...you are right a table for two is more intimate...that is what I set most of the time!

  4. Darling setting:)
    Happy Tablescape Thursday!

    Kay Ellen

  5. Your peonies are gorgeous! I like setting a table for two also. I haven't linked to Susan's Tablescape Thursday, yet. Trying to get up enough nerve. :)


  6. Peonies are one of my favorite flowers and your table is just beautiful with them as the centerpiece!

    Thank you so much for sending me a little note saying that you missed my blog posts. Since there was no email, I could hot reply to you. So I came to find your blog.

    I have been offline for over two weeks now due to modem problems. I am hoping to get everything fixed this week and should be back to my regular routine then.

    Thanks again for your concern.

  7. Sandra Lee has nothing on you!

  8. I love your bistro tablescape. I really love the flowers.