Sunshine Yellow Plus Weekend Update


What a wonderful weekend we had visiting our son and his wife in TN! The weather could not have been more lovely, and it was the first warm and sunny visit that David and I had since Russell and Callie moved. It was so nice not to be freezing cold and rainy or snowy.


Russell is gradually making changes and improvements to camp, and we always see a lot different when we visit. Unfortunately, a car had knocked down the lovely sign that we saw on our last trip, so he is planning how to put it back up and make it indestructible.


We started the morning touring the camp since Grandma and Grandpa had not seen it yet. Russell and Callie had recently uncovered some landscaping that had been buried under a few years’ worth of leaves on the grounds next to the office.  It was such a nice surprise to find flowers, paths, and so on.


The irises are blooming now, and they were gorgeous. We had also wondered when the dogwoods there bloomed. Since they are done blooming here, we were unsure if we would see them or not.


But the season is apparently a little later there, and we were thrilled to see lots of the beautiful white blooms dotting the woods on the grounds. We had noticed from our first trip up there in January that the woods were full of dogwoods and had been anxiously awaiting seeing the blooms.


Callie had built some nice flower boxes out of reclaimed wood, and they are on the patio outside the dining hall. The goal is that the campers will eventually harvest herbs, tomatoes, and whatever else grows for their supper.


They had also finished planting the camp garden, which I did not take a picture of, and the campers will harvest tomatoes, squash, and other items to be prepared for their meals. Russell had started this project when he was at Camp Lake Stephens, and the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. It is amazing how many kids think that food comes from the store; the garden teaches them about growing food and appreciating God’s kingdom.


After our tour, we went to some antique stores and to a neat local place for lunch. I made a couple of tablescaping purchases, one them being this pretty table runner. I tried to get a close up of it, but the details do not show up well in my photos. It is yellow gingham, but the fabric also has a delicate print in it, almost like jacquard or damask.


I wanted to use my new items as the basis for my tablescape today. I love the sunny feel that the color yellow brings to mind, so I thought that this color would be a great theme for a spring table.


The other purchase that I made this weekend was actually at a yard sale that we saw on our way. These wicker or rattan chargers (I’m really not sure what type of material they are) are perfect for spring also.


I decided to use my Fancy Free plates since they have the color yellow in them as well as go with the more casual feel of the table.


Of course, I had to use yellow napkins from The Napkin Lady. Since it is spring, I thought that the casual floral napkin rings would be perfect for this table.


I chose the Present Time flatware for a more playful look.


I played around with the centerpiece and tried several different items before I was satisfied. I did not want an elaborate one because I want to show off my pretty table runner. Finally, I decided to put some pleats in the table runner so that it would all fit on the table and use my pillar candle in a variety of greens to continue the spring theme.


I pulled a couple of small pitchers from my collection for their floral yellow patterns. Although I could have done a ton more to this centerpiece, I decided to leave it since I wanted it casual plus I wanted table runner to be the show piece.


Green Dollar Tree glasses were the best choice for stemware.


Although I thought the table looked fine the way it was, I wanted to do just a little more to it. I finally decided on my colorful flower pots from last week and, guess what, I actually used them for flowers.


I chose some artificial yellow flowers from my stash and decided to set the pots directly on the plates to brighten them up some.


I like the way they continue both the yellow and the spring theme of the table.


I love my final look and think I achieved what I was going for: casual, springlike, and yellow.


We arrived back at Russell’s home after our day out and enjoyed visiting and a sandwich supper before we went back to the hotel. Wendell was also enjoying the pretty sunshine.


The next morning, we went back to their house for more of the same before we headed home late in the morning. I did manage to make a few snapshots before we left and this one of Russell, his dad, and granddad is my favorite.


We had a nice drive back home and have enjoyed reminiscing about our great weekend. We look forward to a return visit soon!


Hope all of you have wonderful spring and enjoy your families as well.


Happy tablescaping and decorating to everyone!

I am joining: A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life , Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady,   From the Farm at Sunny Simple Life, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, Metamorphosis Monday, Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage ,  Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday,  Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase ,  The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, Brown Gingham Creations for Rednesday,  Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours,  Cottage Style at Lavender Garden, Homemaking Paty at Hope in Every Season,   The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday, What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants; Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Meet Me Monday at You Are Talking Too Much,  Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, You’re Gonna Love It Tuesdays at Kathe with an E, Mop it Up Monday at I Should Be Mopping the Floor , Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style ,  Make it Pretty Monday, Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House,Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style,  Create It Thursday at Lamberts Lately,   Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring,  Tuesday’s Treasures at Uncommon Suburbia,  Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters,Open House Party at No Minimalist HereTime Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage , The Scoop at The Stone Gable, Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner , Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design 

About Bev

I am a retired teacher who has only recently taken up tablescaping and blogging. For more information, see my About Bev link.
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11 Responses to Sunshine Yellow Plus Weekend Update

  1. Rosie M. says:

    It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend full of family love and exploration! LOVE your new table runner!! So glad you enjoyed yourself, Bev. Your tablescape is happy and spring-like! Enjoy the rest of your week, Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  2. I love iris – I need to plant some! I like the way you put the little flower pot on the plate, that’s really cute. -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

  3. plutrell says:

    Iris was my mom’s favorite flowers! Thanks for sharing your weekend with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  4. Beautiful post.Thank you for the share.sujatha..:):)

  5. Kathe says:

    Perfect table set from what looks to have been a perfect day Bev! I love the runner the best 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this at the party this week! I have featured it on my Facebook page and have pinned it to the You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest too! Have a great weekend 🙂

  6. You look so happy with your family! How wonderful for you.

    I am so sorry to learn about your proximity to the devastating tornados – yikes. That picture gave me the willies. I am glad you and your clan were unscathed, and I am praying for those who were hit. Just boggles the mind how those twisters are so dangerous, whew.

    Thank you for your visit and sweet comments.

  7. Vicky Hunt says:

    Sounds like a lovely visit with your son and daughter in law. The camp is so pretty with all the flowers! Your new runner and chargers are really nice. I love the tablescape you put together with them. Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend…:)

    Blessings, Vicky

  8. Marigene says:

    So happy you had nice weather…nothing spoils a vacation faster than bad weather. Great find when you bought those woven chargers…I always snap them up when I am lucky enough to find them. Love the tri-colored candle.
    Have a very Happy Mothers Day, Bev.

  9. Family time. There’s nothing like it on the face of this earth. I’m so glad yours was so great! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend, Bev!

  10. What a perfect weekend, a family visit, beautiful weather and new tablescaping things! I think it’s clever the way you folded the runner!

  11. katelaineransom says:

    It looks like a wonderful time and marvelous visit – very cheerful tablescape too! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

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