Gone Fishin’

I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywhere with a weekly fix ~

 Labor Day weekend at the Lake usually involves a little boating, relaxing, eating and sometimes. . .

. . .fishing~

I was lucky to have caught these fish at Home Goods :-)

Lots of borrowing from rooms in the house for this table, keeps it casual and easy. . .

Boat oars that decorate a wall now divide the table into place settings~

This fish is a pot that my mother-in-law used to plant with annuals each spring and is now a wine chiller. . .

 and this quilt has been pulled from a bed to use a tablecloth. . .

Hope you had a relaxing Labor Day weekend wherever you were, whether it involved fishin’ or not :-)

For more tablescape fun, be sure to visit the Porch. . .

  24 comments for “Gone Fishin’

  1. September 8, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    love this! those dishes are just the cutest! of course all your extra touches too, i just bot a book on kindle that could use this table, two coots in a canoe, pass me the oars please! love the quilt an checkers too, fun fun fun!

  2. September 8, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    This is awesome! Love the quilt and all of it’s color. It’s great that you repurposed it as a tablecloth. That fish in the middle of the table is amazing.the flatware is so much fun. Just love it all!

    – The Tablescaper

  3. September 8, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I love the quilt as a tablecloth and the fish dishes are adorable. Looks like a fun tablescape that you pulled together!

  4. September 8, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    This is my favorite one so far this week! Let’s just say that you “hooked me in” with the first picture,and I loved the whole thing thereafter. I really enjoy a tablescape that is detail oriented like this. The colors of the quilt and other linens go so great with the dishes and glasses. Perfect!!

  5. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    September 8, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Adorable plates and I’m lovin’ your wine cooler! Looks like a great time! I hope you’ll consider joining the Barnyard Bash with this post, farm boys love to fish:@)

  6. September 8, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    That is so cute! And summery! :) I love the ‘wine cooler” and would love to know where you got the check flatware!
    Somehow I just signed up to follow you on Blogger, and I see you use Word Press?

  7. September 8, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    How fun! Love your fishy dishes. But I’m really loving the big fish with the wine bottle. Delightful table you’ve set.

  8. September 8, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Love the fish “cooler” for the wine. I love using quilts as tablecloths as well. Everything works so well together. Thanks for sharing such a restful table.

  9. September 8, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    The checked & polka dot flatware was purchased at Home Goods about a month ago :-)

  10. September 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    The quilt is such a good idea for this table. Hmmm…I missed those fish dishes at Home Goods. I’ll have to go back. As soon as I saw the first picture I laughed. He is perfect as a wine cooler! Linda

  11. September 8, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Your fish are soooo cute! I love the quilt as a tablecloth – so pretty. And the wine cooler – even cuter. What a fun table!

  12. September 8, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    I LOVE your “stuff”! I still have your Alice in Wonderland tea party in my “favorites” list. I always enjoy visiting your site for tablescapes. You have quite a knack! Jackie

  13. Patti
    September 8, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Loved the fish’s new job!

  14. September 9, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Wonderful table, Mary! I love the fish as wine cooler…would like to find something like that for the lake.

    I need to remember to use quilts.

  15. September 9, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I love everything about this table! The plates are adorable, beautiful crystal, those cute little glass floats, but that wine cooler is really my favorite…it is so…cool! Thanks for sharing one of my favorite sea inspired tables of the season!

  16. September 9, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Your delightful table made me smile immediately! LOVE the fish-as-wine-cooler! The quilt, lantern, fish plates — all look wonderful together, and the color scheme is perfect for a national holiday!

  17. September 9, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Mary, what’s not to love about this table? Fishing at Home Goods, I like the sound of that one for sure. A Home Goods is finally opening a location here next month. I’m ready for some good HG fishing waters. LOL
    The quilt, the repurposed wine cooler, the darling checked and polka dot flatware ~ well, everything is making my heart sing. Fun, fun, fun table! ~ Sarah

  18. September 9, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Lots of great lake touches in this one Mary! I have never been to a Home Goods Store….I don’t think we have them here in NY state. From what I have seen….I need to find one!! The colors and your photography are terrific!! Beautiful job!!

  19. September 9, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I juust love all the fishiness! :) Those plates are terrific. Love the quilt on the table.

  20. September 9, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Those are just the cutest napkins (I adore anything with scalloped edges!) And I love the way you layered the two colors. Also the quilt – it’s all terrific!

  21. September 9, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Now anything would look good on your gorgeous quilt/s, and your fish dishes and accessories look fantastastic. What a wonderful way to spend and afternoon on your lovely screen porch. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  22. September 9, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Fun table..love the whimsy! Where did you get the quilt? I especially love it! I have often pulled one of ours out for a tablecloth.

  23. September 10, 2010 at 12:55 am

    Now this is what I call a fun table…love all the elements.

  24. September 10, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    My heavens…how did you know to use a bedspread as a tablecloth??? Fantastic!!!! Love your wine chiller and your fish dishes. A very relaxing afternoon or evening! Thank you for sharing…..

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