Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bold and Bright Red and Turquoise Tablescape


I think I am in love!  Yes, it's bold and it's bright and it screams at you, but I love combining turquoise and red.  Warning:  Brightness alert, please use your sunglasses.

I  made you some cookies to match.  We pack home lunches for our children; many of my creations go in their lunches -- some of the cookies, such as these, are conversation starters at lunch.  Click HERE for the posting on these cookies.


Here's the simple place setting.  I love the  "hobnail"- style bowls.  I found them on clearance at Michael's around Valentine's Day (50 cents).  The coral napkin rings give a nice POP to the table.  The turquoise plates were a Dollar Store find several years ago.


Another view of the table featuring the cookies lollipops.


For those with a good memory -- YES, this is the third week in a row I have used the red pots as a centerpiece -- YIKES!  The red pots inspired me as one night we were dining on the deck with these turquoise plates and I loved the look of the red and turquoise together.  It was a serendipitous moment - don't you just love that word?


Here's my bubble shot view; I like to view my world through a bubbly glass ;).


I hope you enjoyed my RED and TURQUOISE TABLE today.  Thanks for dropping by my RED COUCH! 

30 comments:

Natasha said...

Those coral napkin rings are divine! I have some coral jewelry that I bought in Hawaii and I love it! I am going to have to look out for these in the shops here in summer.

Hope you are enjoying the warmer weather. Looks like you will be doing lots of outdoor entertaining this summer? Can't wait to see what you do!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Jacqueline said...

I love the bold and bright too. The red and turquoise really go together nicely. Those hobnail bowls are really fantastic, what a great texture and in fun red too.

I bet those fun creations you put in the kid's lunches make all the other kids jealous. Do they trade their treats for anything at school? Too fun. We haven't eaten outside yet except for one day while working in the garden with the grandkids and we had a PB&J lunch! Too cold.

Pondside said...

Whoever might sit at this table wouldn't be able to keep from smiling!

The White Farmhouse said...

I am so in love with this turquoise color right now. Red is always my favorite! I love how bright and cheery this table is. It definitely says come and sit and eat and enjoy!

Holly said...

I love these colors together!! Gorgeous:)

Sue said...

As I mentioned on the cookie post, I LOVE the red and turquoise together, Joni! Your table looks so inviting. I love the red pots too, so use them as many times as you want, it's okay with me:)
Your kids are probably so happy when they open their lunches:)

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the red and blue!!! FUN table!!! YUMMY treats!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Fun colors Joni and I love the napkin rings! Your little centerpiece plants still look happy and healthy-enjoy! I might just make that my moto "I love to view my world through a bubbly glass":@)

Tricia said...

Joni, what a fabulous color combo! You've inspired me to try it, as my sister just gave me some turquoise placemats and napkins. Your red pots are so versatile! I'll bet your kids are the envy of their classmates at lunchtime!

Debbie said...

That's a completely unique color combination, and it really pops. I'm a huge lover of turquoise and love the way it combines with all kinds of colors that I might never have thought of before. I love it on the table with the red. You make me want to try that on my kitchen table.

Karen said...

I love that color combo too... so cheerful!

d e l i g h t said...

It is bold and bright but I just love the two colors together.

Leslie said...

What a fun, summertime color scheme! I have turquoise napkins, and now you've given me a new idea of how to use them!! Thanks for sharing!

Joycee said...

Love this combination in clothes or tablescape! I bought a picnic basket with red and turquiose, yellow and lime and it's inspired me to make most of our outside entertaining things this year those colors. So summery and bright. We are STILL having cold nights and rainy days :o( springtime, where are you???

Barbara F. said...

I love colors that pop on the table! I love those little red flower pots. Perfect for this table. Isn't the Dollar Store great? xo,

Marigene said...

Oh, Joni, that is so cool...reminds me of a diner! Love the turquoise and red together, such happy colors.

Marlis said...

Joni, I love your red and turquoise.. I love turquoise with anything and the red just makes it pop! Love the red pots too. Can;t believe i missed out on the turquoise plates! Cute hobnail bowls and the napkin rings, well they are the coolest.. Happy Wednesday!

Sarah said...

Joni, turquoise has long been one of my favorite colors. Mix it with lapis or coral and I'm in Heaven. Now I can add red. Love it! Beautiful table. Do your children know how lucky they are?????
~ Sarah

Mimi said...

Wow! Such a vibrant color combination.
Mimi

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Love that the cookies are conversation starters at lunch!! The combination of colors is bright and cheery!

Poppy said...

Hi Joni, this is an amazingly beautiful post. I love these bold bright colors, red and turquoise... absolutely gorgeous! I love bright colors and I'm in love with this tablescape.Those aqua plates are sooo pretty and I love the red bowls. Dropping in from Tablescape Thursday. Have a lovely evening!~Poppy

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Step inside my home said...

Love the turquoise and red combination. It's so dramatic when used as a tablescape! Susie

Aledia said...

I just LOVE those two colors together, a perfect marriage! I adore those napkin rings too :) Very Nice, thank you for sharing and I hope your evening is Plum Perfect!

Charlene said...

I found you over at Jaquline's blog & love yours just like I love hers! I can't imagine what family dinners must be like with the two of you in the house! Thanks for the sugar cookie receipe! I ADORE a GOOD sugar cookie. Nothing better than a good one & nothing worse than a bad one.... Have a great weekend!
Charlene

Miss Merry said...

It is very bright, but a fun and cheerful bright! And your cookies are adorable. I think I have those napkin rings - clearance at Kmart? Or maybe something similar -but you are inspiring me!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love the color combination! It's so festive and those cookies are adorable.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful colors, I love them together! Adorable cookies! Pretty napkin rings too. Thank you for sharing, lovely lady. I'm also at TT, BNOTP.
Hugs
FABBY

Diann said...

What a fun and happy tablescape!

Beth said...

Stunning color, Joni. This is a very pretty tablescape.
Blessings, Beth

once in a blue moon said...

love your color combo, long live contrast!

Engageya