Tablescape Thursday - Happy Fish

This year, as a very unique and special birthday present, I was treated to a brand new experience – I visited a glass-blowing workshop here in Vermont and learned how to make some funky glass pieces. As I shaped and molded the hot molten glass, I could not stop smiling at the fun of it all. Having taken the time to learn this new craft, I find myself appreciating the beauty and color of glasswork, which in turn inspired this beautiful tablescape. The fluidity of glass evokes the beauty and whimsical nature of the sea, so this pretty round table is set with our Happy Fish print in pale yellow. Her smiles reflect my own enjoyment and the colorful floral scrollwork designs create a myriad of coordinating possibilities. The sparkling prisms of a finished glass piece remind me of the interwoven colors of our Fiesta Plaid, so a single twenty inch fringed napkin serves beautifully as a centerpiece. With such a wonderful array of colors to choose from, not one but four colors were paired – Essential Napkins in blue & coral and leaf green & tangerine – to layer on even more colorful fun! Cheered on by the beauty of glass, the clear red and yellow colors of our Daisy Beaded Napkin Rings were an obvious choice for the simple elegance of the napkins. Of course I couldn’t resist using our Primavera mouth-blown glassware featuring etched butterflies along with some colorful bowls and dishes.

Whatever inspires you, feel it fully, enjoy it and let your imagination take you to beautiful new places and urge you to create – I promise you’ll love the results!







Quick Tip: This tablescape features some beautiful potted azaleas from our local garden shop. Rather than cut them to place in a glass vase, preserve the beauty of fresh flowers by leaving them in the pot and covering the base with a coordinating napkin or dishtowel! Simply fold the napkin diagonally and tie it around the width of the pot. You may also choose to secure it with a pretty ribbon for added charm!



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Anita Diaz said...

I do love these linens! Love the colors...they are so festive and happy! Beautiful!

vignette design said...

Oh gorgeous! Very colorful tablescape! I received my package yesterday and am already plotting my AC table!

Allie and Pattie said...

I love it- just so HAPPY!
xoxo Pattie

Joanne Kennedy said...

I love all the bright and cheerful colors. Great idea on the potted plants too!


Marigene said...

What a vibrant table...♥♥♥ it!

Kathleen said...

Great colors!
I use the potted plants too..

Lynn said...

The colors are just so bright and cheerful, it's a party! The napkin rings are too cute!

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Hi April!
I just love all the summer bright colors in your tablescape! What a great tip on the azalea! The tablecloth is so whimsical...just love it! The fish are like beautiful little mosaics with all their wonderful designs! Beautiful napkin rings and that is the cutest apron! Your fabrics always make me smile!

Allison Shops said...

Gorgeous table - love the colors. Great tablecloth.
Dropping by from BNOTP, link #1.


Kansas Amy said...

Very bright and festive! love it!

Shugee @ Blue Heron Cottage said...

Stunning. I love how you put it all together, all the color combinations. I love the fish print in the fabric. Thanks for the fantastic post.

Beth said...

So colorful and beautiful, love how you displayed your napkins!

Miss Merry said...

What a colorful explosion of style! Your table is so vivid and gorgeous! I love it. The flowers are lovely

Tracy F. said...

I think that fish tablecloth is a "must-have" for my beach house! Love all the vibrant colors.

RURAL said...

April, perfectly toned to move into the warmer summer months. Great vibrant colors, I am loving this.


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Beautiful linens and gorgeous colors!

xinex said...

Everything is so beautiful! I love the vibrant colors!...Christine

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Love the whimsical feel, vibrant and bold colors. It says Happy!

Emily said...

Oh my gosh! I am swooning!!! I LOVE these, the colors, the prints!! Youre patterns are always so inspiring to me! If only you could be a fly on the wall when I find something April Cornell in a store...I think you would get a kick out of the crazed, exciting public display I put on!! :) haha! I just found your blog and now you have another avid follower!

Emily @

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