Thursday, April 12, 2012

Favorite Colors Table

Welcome to Red Couch Recipes and to my Red and Turquoise tablescape featuring two of my favorite colors,.  It seems these colors shouldn't go so great together, but they work so great for me  -- they make me HAPPY!

They feature one of my newest finds.  For some time now I have been looking for some reasonably priced cast iron little pots for soups, such as French  Onion Soup, or for little casseroles.  Wal-Mart was recently discouting these and I bought some.

As I was making  some other sugar cookies, I thought to make some cookies to accessorize this table.  I think you will agree that turquoise and red look great on cookies too.  I love the square cookie shape too.  Yep, when you start accessorizing your table with color-coordinated cookies, you have definitely gone bonkers.

Here's my bubbly glass view.  I like to look through life through a bubbly glass.

My husband recently brought home two lovely pots of spring bulbs.

Here's a larger view of the table. 

Another view, just because it was on my camers.

Thanks for dropping by my Couch.

Table Information:

Wal-Mart:  Red and White salad Plates, Red Placemats, Cast Iron Soup Pots, Red Dinner Plates, Red Napkins
K-Mart: Turquoise Napkins
Tai Pan ATrading:  Bubbly Glasses
Style Sisters:  Napkin Rings
World Market:  Flatware

Posted with the following:  Tablescape Thursday


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I LOVE your color combo! If it makes you SMILE "Then it works"! You are so right, Turquoise being a COOL COLOR and RED a HOT COLOR! Hmmmm. Well, I'll think of it as the "Blazing sunset meeting the Ocean"! OK it's not Aqua BUT CLOSE!hehe...AND your bubbly glasses pick up the OCEAN LOOK! LOVE IT! It's a GREAT SUMMER LOOK!!!
Big Hugs,

Anonymous said...

I love this color combo, makes me think I should live in the Navajo region! Great job, Anne

Pondside said...

That particular colour combination would make me stop and dream - I love it! It makes me want to smile every time.
The sugar cookies - well, they are the perfect accompaniment. I wish the screen had a 'scratch and taste' button.

Bonnie said...

I think a tablescape should alwasy begin with a cookie. Love this!!!

Kathleen said...

Love this color combo, and the matching cookie! Imhave to look for those plates at Walmart!
How are you? Busy?
Come link this up at Let's Dish!

Tricia said...

I love these colors together and want to try this combo soon! You combined them beautifully! Love the new little soup bowls, the salad plates (must look for those!), and the way you paired two napkins in the napkin rings.

Marigene said...

Joni, what a gorgeous color combo! It is so bright and cheery...and beckoning. I love that you even did cookies to match!

Sarah said...

I love this color combo. It makes a fresh statement and offers a bit of sass. Looks like a happy table to me. ~ Sarah

Alycia Nichols said...

It's cool that you have "gone bonkers" by coordinating your food to the tablescape! There's no turning back for you now. It's like the Mafia: One way in, one way out! :-) Beautiful, bold colors that look fabulous together! The pots are great, too!!! I need to start finding the courage to fight the crowded parking lot at Walmart to shop there! Maybe deep down inside I'm just afraid that I'll end up the subject of one of those "People of Walmart" picture galleries floating around on the Internet! :-) Have a great weekend!!!!

Lynn said...

Very pretty Joni! The colors are great together and I love the little cast iron pots-fun:@)

Barbara F. said...

I love the color combo, I am quite fond of your bubble glasses and your cookies. Great job, Joni. xo

Debbie said...

That's another one of those color combos that looks wonderful and makes you wonder why we never did it until pretty recently. (Like brown and blue and brown and pink.) I love it together, and those pots are cute. I didn't see a think like that at our Walmart.

Only you would accessorize a table with custom made cookies!

I think the whole thing was just lovely, and I love the way you did the napkins separate but together.

Dianne said...

That has been one of my favorite color combinations for years. Like you, it makes me happy. I think your cookies are real winners! I would only smile bigger if I could take a bite! Dianne

Danielle's Heartfelt Home said...

I love this color combo! And your cookie to match is amazing! : )

Danielle xo

Danielle's Heartfelt Home said...

I love this color combo! And your cookie to match is amazing! : )

Danielle xo

CJ Foss said...

Red and turquoise! I never would have thought of it, but it works beautifully, and your food coordinates to boot! Wow. Impressive job. Thanks for the inspiration. My favorite are the bubble glass shots. Happy Spring. ~CJ

Leslie's Garden said...

This is such a fun table, and I really love the icing on the cookies! I like these colors together, also!

Sue said...

I adore red and turquoise together too! I really want to redo my kitchen on these colors. The cookies are a must:)

Clements Family said...

my very favorite color combo! love it!!