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Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Lilly Table ---NOT!!!

When these incredible birthday flowers arrived from my (incredible) daughters, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this post.  

I put together this preppy pink and green table that might remind you of an iconic designer whose company has been in the news a lot lately.  Lilly Pulitzer!!!!  I planned on this table with the Lilly salad plates and napkins offered by Target, which went on sale this past Sunday.  DIDN'T HAPPEN!  Unless you've been under a rock or on the moon, you already know why.  You don't need to hear about my resentment and how I think it has hurt the Target brand, right?

So, after the surprise delivery of the flowers, I knew this was the day to go pink and green and I started with this tablecloth.  I'm not totally sure, but I think it is by Swell which Target carried a few years ago.  (Back when I liked Target!)

The white Portugese plates grounded the pink scalloped plate.  The green bowl and bread and butter plate are from Ballard's, and the pink flatware is so old that I can't begin to guess where it came from.

Bold pink napkins are gathered with some preppy grosgrain ribbon held by some D rings, much like a ribbon belt.  Makes me miss my monogrammed Bermuda bag!

They perfectly co-ordinate with these insulated tumblers which are also a gift from one of my daughters.  Love these!  

What better choice of candlestick than these palm trees?  They were raw tin when I bought them, but a can of high gloss white spray paint fixed that!  The lime candles are a little heftier than the usual taper, and work well.

When there are only TWO candles, don't you think I could get them both straight????

No place cards, no menus, nothing extraneous.  I just let the cheerful colors come through! 

Thanks, girls!  

These make up for the Target disappointment. OK!  That's the last time I'm going there!

Know what this table needs?  Those precious girls joining us for dinner!


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5 comments:

  1. Lovely. Enjoyed seeing this beautiful table.

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  2. Your table is beautiful, and I agree, Target sure missed the boat this time. I was not part of the frenzy, but it is a shame the way it happened. I am surely not going to buy anything "Lilly" on ebay, either!

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  3. Your table is lovely. I love the pink and green. And the flowers are gorgeous.

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  4. The flowers are gorgeous and the table looks beautiful!
    Phooey on Target!!!

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  5. Love your table! I concur on Target

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