Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Green with Envy...Zinnias

A little celebration going on.  Really I wanted to show off my Green Envy Zinnias. 

I have been trying to grow this zinnia for at least three years.  Usually they don't even come up.  For some reason this year they made an appearance.  The green shade is one of my favorite zinnias and one of my favorite things.

I really have been inspired by all of  the black, white, and apple green tablescapes.  So I just had to put that combination together.

Trying to make this table sparkle.

More sparkle.  Goblets by Waterford pattern Marquis.

Even more reflective surfaces, shell and dinner plate by Wilton Armetale.

For the black and white a salad plate by Royal Stafford pattern Harvest Village.

The toile fabric is also black and white.  It's pattern is Country Life by Waverly. 
A super easy way to change up a table is to make a square of fabric to lay over a white linen tablecloth.  Most fabric is 45 inches wide, I just buy 1 1/4 yd. (or 45 inches) and hem it and toss it over the white cloth to create many different looks.

Ice bucket is also by Wilton Armetale. 
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Centerpiece Wednesdays at The Style Sisters.
Susan for Tablescape Thursday at her site Between Naps on the Porch.
Kim for Fabric Fun Thursday at Cheap Chic Home.
Strut Your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple. 
Cindy for Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.
Melissa for Inspired by Fridays  at The Inspired Room.
Laurie for My Favorite Things at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie.
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32 comments:

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

I am green with envy! I love them!
What a beautiful tablescape also!
So happy you finally got your green
Zinnias!

Jane
Flora Doora

A Hopeful Heart said...

Very pretty tablescape. Your zinnias are SO pretty. Green is an odd color for flowers, but, really, there are SO lovely. Zinnias are such a fun, perky flower.

Thanks for the tip about how to make a quick and easy dress-up for your table.

Blessings,
Patti

Rachel said...

Love the chartreuse green color of your fabulous zinnias! How lucky are you to have them pop up after a 3 year wait! Beautiful tablescape to showcase your special guests, the zinnias!
Thanks for sharing!
Rachel

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful table and good for you to have those stunning zinnias grow in your yard-how fun!

Atelier de Charo said...

So elegant and beauty setting, the tablecloth is gorgeous and the green flowers very special.

stefanie said...

oh, they are gorgeous!!! and are perfect with the black..beautiful!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

What a beautiful tablescape, I love it all! But I see a mushroom swiss burger on your sidebar, oh my! I will be thinking about it all evening.
Hope you enjoyed the Col. Brandon post, I love Alan Rickman to bits in that part.
Happy Night!

Style Sisters said...

I love how your tablescape turned out! The zinnias are incredible!! I too have tried to grow some zinnias and they are weak looking :( I wanted big heads on them and they are little. OH well maybe next year.

Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesdays!
Karin

Ms. Bake-it said...

I am happy for you that your green zennias finally bloomed for you. They are quite lovely and look great with your sparkling green and black tablescape.

~ Tracy

Sailing Simply said...

Very pretty tablescape! Love the color combinations. Congrats on your Green w/Envy Zinnias! They are absolutely gorgeous!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Sherry. It's just a beautifully set table. Everything looks perfect. I love Zinnia's and their bright and bold colors.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Beth said...

Sherry, Your dinner plates are so beautiful! I too love the green zinnias - I'm glad you kept trying to grow them - it definitely paid off! Love your tablecloth and the shell plates too, as well as the candle and the "diamonds" around the base of your candle. Nicely done!
Blessings, Beth

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Those zinnias are so beautiful and the green with envy name is perfect! Actually, I'm just a tad envious of your whole beautiful table....

Ellen said...

I love these pictures, they are so inspiring! Maybe it because I am a fan of toile and re-creation for freshness. Way to go with the zinnias! They are such fun and happy flowers. So glad they grew for you.

Have a wonderful night and thanks for sharing,
Ellen

Barbara said...

Sherry, those zinnias are worth waiting for! I planted some this year and they aren't doing very well. I sure like the name. The black and white looks great with them. Your goblets are so pretty.

Lindy said...

What a beautiful tablescape! The zinnias are my very favorite color. I have some in my cutting garden.

L.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love this color combination and your flowers. I have found those in mixed bouquets, but never tried to grow them. Your table certainly does sparkle...it is lovely!

Cabin and Cottage said...

This all looks so sophisticated! I love those transferware plates, and crazy for the shells! Jacqueline

Sharon Haynie said...

What a beautiful table. I love your green zinnias, can't get them to grow here in the mountains where I live. Black and silver are some of my favorites. Thanks for sharing with us!

Kim said...

You did such a beautiful job. I love the zinnias they looks so beautiful with your toile and transferware. You created a beautiful table. (Sorry my button is so big, I thought I corrected that - I'll double check.) Thanks for linking with FFT!

Mimi said...

Those are my favorite zinnias, too...I didn't plant any this year, though. Very nice table with all the toile and transferware.

TexNan said...

Gorgeous zinnias! Great idea about the topper too. I'll have to remember that.

Entertaining Women said...

This tablescape is totally wonderful! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Lovely :-) I am hosting a jewelry giveaway on my blog. Would love for you to visit.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your black white and green together -- beautiful -- I love the pewter too -- I'm so glad that I saved mine from the 70's!

Susan said...

I love your stafford pattern dishes. The green and white just sets of your china.

Barbara said...

absolutely beautiful

Carol said...

Inviting. Romantic. Elegant.

GardenofDaisies said...

People who have followed my blog for a while know how much I LOVE zinnias! And your green ones are soooo pretty!!! LOVE them! They looks perfect with the black toile!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sherry, I've never seen green zinnias. They are awesome! Of course, I love the toile tablecloth and dinner plates. That shell plate is gorgeous, This table setting is perfection! I'm so glad you linked it to Favorite Things Sat. Have a great weekend. laurie

Olive Cooper said...

Toile makes my heart happy. Green zinnas sure are pretty. I am visiting from Laurie's. olive♥

Sue said...

Sherry, I sure am lovin' those green zinnias! The black/white table looks wonderful, and those shell plates are awesome. Just a fun tablescape. ~Sue

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